Monday

 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

~James 5:16~

Read the Bible chronologically in 2021 – April 19

1 SAMUEL 30:1-31
1 CHRONICLES 12:20-22
1 SAMUEL 31:1-13
1 CHRONICLES 10:1-14
1 CHRONICLES 9:40-44
2 SAMUEL 4:4
2 SAMUEL 1:1-27

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“Mission Possible”

The children of FBC, Kentwood presented a musical last night. It was great. If you missed it you can view it at https://www.facebook.com/229224127206028/videos/751055275782485

Today, take some time to thank God for the many blessings He has provided for you and your family.

Anna Lee

Sunday

 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,  rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

~Colossians 2:6-7~

From Bill Frazier:

Please add Mr Frank Foster, from Line Creek area to your prayer list, he is Debra Lee & Anna Byrd father, he is in ICU and not doing well.

Thanks for the support for David’s family as we buried his sister and her son-in-law yesterday. God gave us plenty of sunshine just when we needed it. We also enjoyed great family fellowship as we ate and visited together after the service.

I’m looking forward to having a gathering of “Helping Hands” Saturday to work on various projects for our “Shoeboxes”. There will be something for everyone, male and female, youth and older folks. We will meet in the fellowship hall from 9-12 on the 24th. Bring a finger food to share.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – April 18

1 SAMUEL 26:1-27:7
1 CHRONICLES 12:1-7
1 SAMUEL 27:8-29:11
1 CHRONICLES 12:19
PSALM 56

Today is God’s day! Worship Him in person, online, or on television. He’ll he looking for us!

TODAY’S Prayer Focus – the United States of America.

Anna Lee

Saturday

“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them.”

~Proverbs 3:27 (NLT)~

Dorothy Clark Alford

December 27, 1927 – April 15, 2021

Dorothy Clark Alford, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Camelot Nursing Home in Hammond, LA. She was born December 27, 1927 in Tangipahoa, LA and was 93 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Smith and husband Donnie; grandchildren, Jacob Smith, Jeff Alford, Scott Alford and Ashley Alford Foster; great-grandchildren, Dusty Alford, Taylor Alford, Bucky Alford and Maison Foster; best friend, Kirk Hood. Preceded in death by her parents, Pearl and Gayle Clark; stepmother, Etta Clark; husband, Leamon Alford; sons, Leamon “Buddy” Alford, Jr. and Marshall Alford. Graveside Services will be held at Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough, LA at 10:00AM Monday, April 19, 2021. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – April 17

1 SAMUEL 23:13-29
PSALM 54
1 SAMUEL 24:1-25:44

Ladies’ Tea TODAY!

FBC, Greensburg

10 A.M.

Take a friend, not food!

Don’t miss out.

Today’s Prayer Focus – Pray for church services tomorrow all around the world!

Anna Lee

Thursday

For if we have been united with him in a death like his,

we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.

~Romans 6:5~

Update on Kevin Widas

He is doing better. Lots of good progress. They have taken him off of the ventilation. Removed the tubes from his throat and today he stood up for a second. God is Good!

Pray for the Womack family as they lay Charles Roy Womack to rest this stormy day.

Graveside services for Bonnie Sue Alford Newman will be at 11 A.M. tomorrow at the Arcola – Roseland Cemetery.

Pray for families who have flooding at their homes or on the roadways where they need to travel.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – April 16

1 SAMUEL 22:1-2
PSALM 57
PSALM 142
1 CHRONICLES 12:8-18
1 SAMUEL 22:3-23
PSALM 52
1 SAMUEL 23:1-12

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Today’s Prayer Focus – People in areas prone to flooding.

Stay safe!

Anna Lee

Thursday

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;

~John 11:25~

The weather is beginning to get bad again, so this will probably be short.

David’s sister, Bonnie Sue Alford Newman, will have a graveside service at 11 A.M. Saturday at the Arcola-Roseland Cemetery.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – April 14

April 14th Readings
1 SAMUEL 17:32-19:17
PSALM 59
1 SAMUEL 19:18-24

April 15th Readings
1 SAMUEL 20:1-21:15
PSALM 34

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Prayer focus today – Safety for all in the storm fast approaching

Anna Lee

Wednesday

God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it. 33 Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.

~Acts 2:32-33~

Please continue to pray for Fran and Willie Hebert of Toledo Bend as they continue to recover from an accident.

Kevin Widas is stable now. Pray for him as he goes through the long recovery process.

Yesterday, while driving in Roseland, we saw someone we haven’t seen in many years. He is recovering from a recent, three weeks ago, case of Covid. It’s not over yet!

Message from Firma Kay Schneeweiss:

Please put Don Schneeweiss’ sister, Nancy Moran in New Jersey, on the prayer list. She has been in dialysis for many years and now has a collapsed lung. Her doctor says her lab values are declining. Prayers are appreciated. Thank you.
Firma Kay Schneeweiss

Charles Roy Womack

July 01, 1940 – April 12, 2021


Charles Roy Womack, a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Monday, April 12, 2021 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA. He was born July 1, 1940 in Kentwood, LA and was 80 years of age. He was the owner and operator of Womack’s Barber Shop in Kentwood for over 60 years where he was known for his many tall tales and pranks. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved spending time with his kids and grandkids. He is survived by his 3 children, Michelle Womack, Rhonda Womack Lee and husband Todd, and Scott Womack and wife Kristi; 6 grandchildren, Kirstie Lee Antoon and husband John, Colton Todd Lee, Austin Dakota Lee and fiancé Tiffany Rudesill, Mallory Womack and fiancé Josh Maggio, Derrek Womack and Slade Womack; 4 great-grandchildren, Adasyn Rachelle Antoon, Bristol Lee Antoon, Bentlee Grace Antoon and Beckham Richie Antoon; sister, Viola Phillips; longtime companion and caretaker, Sarah “Sissy” Broome. Preceded in death by his parents, Tollie Womack and Pearl Daniels. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Kentwood from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Thursday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 10:00AM on Friday, April 16, 2021. Services conducted by Rev. Darryl Miller and Rev. William Claxton. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Funeral Services will be livestreamed through the First Baptist Church of Kentwood Facebook Page at the link below:  Charles Roy Womack Funeral Service.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – April 13

1 SAMUEL 15:1-17:31

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Ladies’ Tea

Saturday, April 17th at 10 A.M.

FBC, Greensburg

Bring a friend

All ladies,, young and older, are welcome to attend.

Operation Christmas Child “Shoebox” Ministry

Yesterday, David and I found some items hanging on my door, in the church office, and in the collection bin in the fellowship hall.

*Highlighters and pens from Rebecca class

*Glue sticks

*Coloring books

*Scissors

Thank-you to all who donated so “shoeboxes” can be packed.

I also received a message from Wanda Smith about a donation from one of the men’s classes. Wanda orders online for some classes and has the items sent directly to the church. We are looking forward to receiving glue sticks and AAA batteries for flashlights soon.

Thanks to all who contribute!

“Willing Hands” will be working on “shoebox” items on Saturday, April 24th beginning at 9 A.M. All those with “willing hands’, male and female, adult, youth, and older children are invited to participate.

Today’s thankfulness: God’s protection on our area during the storm that came through just before noon yesterday.

Pray Focus for Today: Today, let’s pray for children around the world who will be receiving “shoeboxes” that were packed and sent out from our churches in 2020.

Thank-you for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee

Tuesday

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

~1 Peter 1:3~

Kevin Widas‘ second surgery was successful. He is stable now with a long recovery period ahead.

No photo description available.

Eleanor Morris called with an update on Buddy Morris. He did not get the medical report they hoped for. Pray for Buddy and Eleanor as they go today to learn about a treatment plan.

Charles Roy Womack passed away after a long illness. Pray for his family. There is a new voice in heaven’s choir today.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – April 12

1 CHRONICLES 9:35-39
1 SAMUEL 13:1-5
1 SAMUEL 13:19-23
1 SAMUEL 13:6-18

1 SAMUEL 14:1-52

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Reminder : Tea for all ladies at FBC, Greensburg Saturday at 10:00 A.M. You are encouraged to bring a friend.

Coming Next Week: “Willing Hands” workshop for OCC projects; FBC, Kentwood at 9 A.M.

Anna Lee

Monday

“What profit is there if you gain the whole world—

and lose eternal life?

What can be compared with the value of eternal life?”

~Matthew 16:26 (TLB)~

Kevin Widas did okay with the first surgery yesterday, but was unable to have the second surgery. Pray for Kevin and his family in Utah and the medical staff caring for him.

Charles Warren completed his 125th day since he developed Covid-19. He is making good progress with all the therapy now. Please continue to pray for him, his family, and the medical staff caring for him.

David’s sister‘s graveside services will be scheduled later and depend on the weather. Please say special prayer for Bonnie’s children and grandchildren.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – April 12

1 CHRONICLES 9:35-39
1 SAMUEL 13:1-5
1 SAMUEL 13:19-23
1 SAMUEL 13:6-18

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Ladies, be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday’s tea at FBC, Greensburg at 10 A.M.

The following Saturday, we will put our “Willing Hands” to work for missions at FBC, Kentwood at 9 A.M. We will work on Operation Christmas Child “shoebox” items – dresses made from men’s dress shirts, pencil bags, and other projects. Additional dress shirts will be needed and can be left in the church office any day this week between 8:00 and 5:00. Thanks for your shirts. There will be something that men, women, and older children and youth can help with. Come join us.

Anna Lee

Sunday

He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field.

It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

~Matthew 13: 31-32~

Please pray for Kevin Widas. He is a son of Rick Widas of Roseland. A truck fell on Kevin yesterday in Utah. He is hospitalized with life threatening injuries. Kevin is in his mid-40’s. The family will be very grateful for your prayers.

No photo description available.

Read the Bible in 20201 – April 11

1 SAMUEL 9:1-12:25

Today’s Prayer Focus – Giving God His time.

Today, let’s pray for families, especially young families. Today’s world offers many opportunities for them to do things that keep them out of God’s House. Let’s pray they will realize their need and the imp

Today is the Lord’s Day. Let’s give Him His share of our time today.

Anna Lee

Saturday

“For we fix our attention, not on things that are seen, but on things that are unseen.

What can be seen lasts only for a time, but what cannot be seen lasts forever.”

~2 Corinthians 4:18 (GNT)~

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – April 10

1 SAMUEL 4:12-8:22

Please continue to pray for Buddy and Eleanor Morris. Buddy will be beginning a new round of treatment.

We had a rainy night. Be safe today.

Anna Lee