“The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear,

but as they go on their way they are choked

by life’s worries, riches and pleasures,

and they do not mature.”

~Luke 8:14 (NIV)~

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021

September 22nd Readings
NEHEMIAH 12:27-13:6
NEHEMIAH 5:14-19
NEHEMIAH 13:7-31
MALACHI 1:1-2:9

Baptist Press

Please continue to pray for the many people, especially the younger ones, who are hospitalized now. Being a patient now means limited or no visitation in many situations. That’s difficult for the patient and for the family and friends.

Jennifer Allen

October 26, 1944 – September 16, 2021

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home in Greensburg, LA. She was born October 26, 1944 in Kentwood, LA and was 76 years of age. She is survived by her brother, Joe William Allen and wife Virginia; nieces, Margaret Kindleman and husband Mark, Laura Poulus and Kelly Goodlett. Preceded in death by her parents, Percy and Hettie Allen. Visitation at New Zion Baptist Church from 11:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Operation Christmas Child – Many thanks to the ladies of the church who make the wonderful totes that are placed in each box every year. They work for months getting them ready. They love what they are doing and have made totes for the 400 shoeboxes we plan to send this year AND have already made 250 more for next year. What a blessing they are to the shoebox ministry! Many thanks to these ladies.

Mission/Ministry projects at the church and in other churches involve many people. They each have their own focus. It’s wonderful to have many people involved in showing love and concern for people. May the love of God flow through each one in the lives that are touched.

I am thankful for the people who work in the soundroom to provide us the opportunity to participate in church services from our home. David was hospitalized when the first service was broadcast, yet we were able to get it on my phone. Since that time, we have seen more services on my computer than in person. Thank-you to those who faithfully work so we can be a part of our church even when we are not there. We many not get to tell you “Thank-you” each week, but we are very appreciative. Many others feel the same as we do.

Anna Lee