Sunday

“Call to me and I will answer you.

I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.”

~Jeremiah 33:3 (The Message)~

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – May 24

  • 2 Samuel 4:1-6:23
  • John 13:31-14:14
  • Psalm 119:17-32
  • Proverbs 15:31-32

 

 

This is the Lord’s Day!  Today, if you cannot attend church in person, try an online or drive-in service.  You can also have your own Sunday School from regular literature, the Bible, or an online lesson.

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for the Alford/Kelly family.  The obituary for Marilyn A. Kelly is not available yet.  Pray for other families who have lost a loved one during this pandemic time which surely made the situation more difficult.

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for the many who are sick.  I’ll let you make your own list today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Saturday

“Then Daniel went home and told his friends Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah what had happened.

He urged them to ask the God of heaven to show them his mercy by telling them the secret, so they would not be executed along with the other wise men of Babylon.”

~Daniel 2:17-18 (NLT)~

Bro. Darryl is teaching the book of Daniel on Wednesday nights at 6 P.M.  I grew up hearing these stories and still love them.  He is digging much deeper than I did as a child.

 

 

 

Gene Allen Esch

October 25, 1940 – May 19, 2020

 

Mr. Gene Allen Esch, 79, of McComb, MS, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at his residence.

Mr. Gene was born in Sunflower County, MS on October 25, 1940 and was the son of Henry Esch and Grace Carroll Esch. He was a long time member at Central Baptist Church in McComb, MS. He was a Christian man. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, and he loved being a “Pawpaw”. He proudly served our country in the United States Army. He worked for and retired from the railroad after 34 years. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Henry Esch Jr. and two sister in laws, Miriam Esch and Arnell Esch.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 wonderful years, Mary Esch of McComb, MS; one son, Jeffrey Esch and Kristin of McComb, MS; three brothers, Carroll Esch and Shelia of Kentwood, LA, James “Jimmy” Esch of Central, LA, and Danny Esch and Anita of Kentwood, LA; four grandchildren, Ivy McKenzie and Reed of Foley, AL, Skylar Esch of McComb, MS, Virginia Esch of McComb, MS and Chase Esch of McComb, MS; five great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 –  May 23

  • 2 Samuel 2:12-3:39
  • John 13:1-30
  • Psalm 119:1-16
  • Proverbs 15:29-30

 

 

Please continue to pray for the 2020 seniors.  This virus has altered their lives more than it did for most people.  We are like many of you and had a grandson who was scheduled to graduate tonight.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

~Colossians 3:17~

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – May 22

  • 2 Samuel 1:1-2:11
  • John 12:20-50
  • Psalm 118:19-29
  • Proverbs 15:27-28

 

 

James Milton Blades

December 27, 1946 – May 20, 2020

A resident of Walker, LA, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at his home. He was born December 27, 1946 in Kentwood, LA and was 73 years of age.  He was a U. S. Marine Corps Veteran of Vietnam where he received two Purple Hearts. He was a retired welder from Exxon Refinery after 37 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Swain Blades; son, Jamie Glynn Blades and wife, Mary Ann; grandsons, Ashton Blades and Justin Cutrer; great-grandson, Ariat Cutrer; step-son, Shane Talbot; step-granddaughter, Angell Talbot; step-great-grandchildren, Emily and Bryson Roberie; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by maternal grandparents, George Milton and Vergie Needham; paternal grandparents, James Otto and Mattie Blades; parents, James B. and Katie Needham Blades; brother, Cade R. Blades. Visitation at New Zion Baptist Church, Kentwood, from 9:00AM until religious services at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, May 23, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. Larry Blades. Interment Needham Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. Pallbearers will be Kelly Blades, Sheldon Blades, Bill Birch, Shannon Travis, Brandon Carter, and Forrest Sibley. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

I hope you are anxious to get back to Operation Christmas Child.  List of items needed in shoeboxes will be posted at church and available at the church.  I’ll include a list here.  Maybe some will be shopping in the next few days.  If you have been making items at home, you can leave them at the church.  We’ll try to get going “full speed ahead” soon.

Operation Christmas Child

April, May, & June 2020

Updated 5-21-2020

April  May June
Nursery & Preschoolers Jump Ropes Hairbrushes Pens (Red, Blue and Bk)
Grades 1-5 Marbles Dominoes Drawing Books
Youth Jump Ropes Play Dough* Highlighters
College & Career Dominoes Play Dough* Small Notebooks**
Gateway Socks for Boys Play Dough* Small Notebooks**
Joy

Friendship Circle

$1.00 Scissors Clothesline Hair Accessories
Bank Boys’ Underwear Nails & Sm. Hammers  Key Holders
New Creations

Renewal

Hair Brushes Clothespins 2/$1.00 Sm. Scissors
Rebekah  Sewing Kits Highlighters Flat Marbles
Seekers

City Hall

Faithful

Lip Balm $1.00 Calculators Glue Sticks
Staff Highlighters Fishing Kits Nails & Sm. Hammers 

                                                                                    * = 8/Pkg.                        ** – About 3” X 5 “

Usually 3 or 4 for $1.00

If you are not in a Sunday School class,  choose some things from this list to contribute.  T

I’ll remind you of the age groups again.  We pack shoeboxes for both boys and girls.

  • 2-4 Years
  • 5-9 Years
  • 10-14 Years

Thanks to everyone who contributes money or buys items.

 

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Be a blessing to someone today.

Anna Lee

 

Thursday

Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you,

no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are

born of water and the Spirit.

~John 3:5~

 

 

 

Glenda Harrell’s Arkansas cousin lost her husband yesterday afternoon.  Please pray for the family.

 

 

 

Please pray for Frank Cavehal, who has had a stroke.

 

 

 

Please pray for Mike Estay who has had a kidney stone issue,

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – May 21 

  • Genesis 42:18-43:34
  • Matthew 13:47-14:12
  • Psalm 18:16-36
  • Proverbs 4:7-10

 

 

3-member church closed during COVID-19 finds new life

http://www.bpnews.net/54830/3member-church-closed-during-covid19-finds-new-life

 

 

 

11-year-old issues ‘Challenge 32’ to support missions

http://www.bpnews.net/54828/11yearold-issues-challenge-32-to-support-missions

 

 

 

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David and I appreciate being able to be a part of various online church services, especially those at FBC, Kentwood.  Thank all who make this possible for us.

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

“This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.

                                                                                              ~Matthew 6:5-12  (NIV)~

 

 

 

Glenda Harrell has a relative in Arkansas with serious health issues.  Please pray for him.

 

 

 

 

Buddy Morris will complete a round of three chemo treatments today and then get a short break before starting the next round.  Pray for Buddy and Eleanor as they travel and for strength and endurance during all the traveling.

 

 

 

Richmond E. McElveen, Jr.

October 10, 1927 – May 19, 2020

A resident of Independence, LA, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at his home. He was born October 10, 1927 in Hammond, LA and was 92 years of age. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Karen McElveen and Aimee McElveen Millhouse and Jeff; son, Loren Blythe McElveen and Stella; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer Stabile Evans and Cody, Matthew McElveen and Shelly, Griffith Millhouse and Susie and Hayley Blythe Carrier and Joseph; 8 great grandchildren, Gavin, Mylee Blythe, Chandler, Ben, Grayson, Mason, Lilly, and Jacob; 2 sisters, Carolyn McElveen Baham and Elsie McElveen Danley; brother, Jerry McElveen and Sue. Preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Shirley Munchausen McElveen; parents, Richmond McElveen, Sr. and Lela McElveen. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Thursday and from 8:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Friday, May 22, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Mitch Williams. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Carol Conerly Hopper

July 01, 1945 – May 17, 2020

Carol Conerly Hopper, age 74, passed away on May 17, 2020, with her family by her side. She was born July 1, 1945 in Baton Rouge, the second of four children. Her father was the branch manager for Sealtest Foods while her mother ran the house. Carol graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1963 and earned her bachelor’s degree in Education from LSU where she met Michael “Mike” Hopper. Mike and Carol married in 1967, Carol earned her master’s, and the couple moved to Houston. Carol taught math and later became the Assistant Principal of Curriculum at Aldine Junior High. A few years after their first daughter was born the couple decided to move back home to Baton Rouge. In Baton Rouge Carol taught middle school math off and on while Mike worked at the Exxon plastics plant, and their second daughter was born. Carol made sure both of her children graduated high school with honors and were very involved in both church and school activities. Throughout her life Carol remained an avid sports fan, especially of LSU, the Saints, and the Astros. In her later years Carol enjoyed many an afternoon on the Amite River with her family, a book from her extensive home library, and the daily New York Times crossword puzzle. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, James and Evelyn “Dutch” Varnado Conerly. She is survived by her husband, Michael Hopper; daughter, Lindsay Hopper; daughter, Erin Rogers, her husband, Kendal, and their son, Hayden; older sister, Lelia Prange, and her husband Joseph; younger brother, James Conerly Jr., and his wife Betty; and younger sister, Jane Blades, and her husband Wesley. A private memorial service for the family will be held at Pine Ridge Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pine Ridge Methodist Church, 3893 Hwy 440, Kentwood, Louisiana 70444, or to a charity of your choice. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – May 20

  • 1 Samuel 26:1-28:25
  • John 11:1-54
  • Psalm 117:1-2
  • Proverbs 15:22-23

 

 

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Please continue to pray for:

  • Nursing home residents
  • Graduates
  • Teachers and students
  • Those with family members hospitalized
  • Missionaries
  • Housebound individuals without anyone checking on them
  • Churches making plans to resume regular schedules

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

“Since only your rules can give me wisdom and understanding, no wonder I hate every false teaching.”

~Psalm 119:104 (TLB)~

 

 

 

 

Renee Faith Deck Terrell has surgery yesterday.  All went well.  Pray for her as she goes through a healing period.

 

 

 

Ricky Russell had his surgical procedure repeated yesterday, a week after the first one.  Pray the results and the recovery are better this time.  As you pray for Ricky, please pray for Brenda, Jeana, Vernon, and Susan (his sister that I realized I left off last week).

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – May 19

  • 1 Samuel 24:1-25:44
  • John 10:22-42
  • Psalm 116:1-19
  • Proverbs 15:20-21

 

 

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Thanks for praying for these and other needs today.  Enrich you life by reading the Bible and Baptist Press.

Anna Lee