Monday

“After these things I looked, and behold,

a great multitude which no one could number,

of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues,

standing before the throne and before the Lamb,

clothed with white robes,

with palm branches in their hands.”

~Revelation 7:9~

 

Jason’s Story – http://jadonsisstory.blogspot.com/

Caroline Cutrer‘s mother, Treva, thanks ALL who have encouraged and supported them during the past two years.  Caroline is ending her treatment soon.  Then, they look forward to a time of monitoring her before declaring her cancer free.  What a difficult journey this family has  traveled, but what great support they have had.  Most of all, what a Great Physician God is!  Let’s continue to pray for the family as they complete the journey.

Last night, David led a small group in sharing the Lord’s Supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Harrell.  What a blessing that was to those who represented FBC, Kentwood, the Harrells, and their daughter and son-in-law (Phyllis and Don Yarborough).  Other members of the church were doing the same thing in other locations.  I cannot describe for you the blessing it was for me to be there, but it was a memory I will aways cherish.  We were able to present them with the framed paper signed by many members of the church last week to honor the Harrell’s 72nd anniversary which was Monday, the 19th.  “Miss” Annie Bell blessed us by again telling the wonderful story of how they planned and carried out “running away” to get married at the ages of 16 and 17.  Mr. Phillip added that they “grew up”‘ with their kids.  Don led a prayer thanking God for the support of members of the church who have been faithful to the Harrells during the last three years when “Miss” Annie Bell’s health has cause them to be homebound.

Several families in our area are going through the final days with a loved one.  Faithfully pray for them to find God’s guidance and peace each day.

The “Young” Ladies Birthday Party will be tomorrow at Nyla’s at 11:00.  Feel free to remind others so they can be there to help celebrate these birthdays.

The “Lucy” Bible study will begin Friday at 10:00 at FBC, Kentwood.  Each study is independent of the others.  They do not require homework or cost any money.  Ladies for other churches are invited to participate with us.  It would be helpful to get a count ahead of time, so contact the church office, 229-8111, please.  Even if we don’t have your name ahead of time, please come join us in laughing followed by serious discussions.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “What’s at Stake?” –  http://odb.org/

Let’s make the most of this coming week.

Anna Lee

 

Sunday

 “Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God?  

Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”

~James 4:4~

Tanice Ann DelRio
(July 8, 1953 – August 23, 2013) 

A resident of Kentwood, she died on Friday, August 23, 2013 at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb, MS. She was born July 8, 1953 in Baton Rouge and was 60 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Wendy DelRio Marze and her husband, Charlie, West Monroe; son, Michael DelRio and his wife, Teresa, Farmerville, LA; 2 grandchildren, Madelyn and Mason DelRio; step-granddaughter, Carlie Marze; sister, Janice Hornsby and her husband, Michael, Kentwood; 2 brothers, Charles J. Kimball, Baton Rouge and Marlin Kimball, Prairieville; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles A. Kimball and Susie N. Kimball. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “The Next Chapter” – http://odb.org/

Homebound Lord’s Supper – Today at 4:30 member of FBC, Kentwood will divide into groups and travel to various places to visit some of our homebound.  This must be an awesome blessing to those who have the Lord’s Supper brought to them.  It is also a true blessing to be a part of this just by being present.  The homes to be visited and the deacon leaders of each group have already been established.  Pray for this to be meaningful to all.

Missions – The end of the month is fast approaching.  It will soon be time to deliver shoes to Re-Store in Amite.  Has your family contributed gently used shoes?  What about the children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews in your family?  This would be a good time to work with other family members to go through closets and select shoes to share.  Collection baskets are near the main and office entrances of the church.  Please help the baskets to overflow with blessings for others.

Our next project for Re-Store will be school uniforms.  If there are any children who have outgrown their old uniforms and you are not passing them down to a family member, please begin to deliver them to the church to the same collection baskets by next Sunday.  If you are like me and have no local children who wear uniforms, please begin to pray for the families who will receive the uniforms.  Pray their hearts will be touched because others have shared of their abundance so the children of their families could be blessed through us.

Friday at 10 A.M., we will be beginning a new series of Bible studies based on the “Lucy” television program.  A  small segment will be the basis of the study each week.  There is no homework from one meeting to the next, but you are certainly free to take notes and to study deeper as God leads you.  I hope to see ladies from several different churches present each week.  I think studying the Bible together will bless all of us.  There is a sign-up sheet at the church.  You can also contact me in person or just show up Friday.  Come planning to laugh and to use that to evaluate your own life.  There will be no cost for this study.

The monthly “young” ladies’ birthday party will be Tuesday at Nyla’s at 11:00.  We will honor those who have August birthdays and have a good time eating and visiting.

Be a part of the Bible Study at your church today.  God’s plan is for is to meet with other Christians and to study His  Word together.

Have a great Lord’s Day!  Make this the most special day of the week.

Anna Lee

Wednesday

Today’s verse is compliments of the International Mission Board’s Today’s Prayer.

“For God is not unjust;

He will not forget your work and the love

you showed for His name when you served the saints–

and you continue to serve them.”

~Hebrews 6:10~

Russ and Ashley Guzzardo have a new baby daughter.

The newest member of my family is here.  Blakely Nickole Guzzardo arrived at 5:25 on August 20,2013.  She weighed 7lbs 8 oz and was 20 inches long.  Thank-you to everyone for your prayers. Please say a prayer of thanks for a healthy baby.  God is good!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy Jo Thompson and her mother are flying to Maryland today so Kathy Jo can have another surgery.  Pray for her as she continues her battle.

There is a young man from our area who, with his wife, is teaching in Egypt.  Pray for them during this time of unrest.  Pray for their families here to have peace about the location of their loved ones.

FBC, Kentwood will switch from AWANA to Team Kid this year.  They will also switch back to Sundays for their meetings.  Stay tuned for more information.

Bible Study – Don’t forget the ladies’ Bible study which will begin on the last Friday morning of this month.  It is based on the main character and clips from the “Lucy” series.  I’ve been previewing some of the material.  I have found great depth to the lessons which will be presented.  All ladies are invited to  attend and learn with us.

Missions – Heath Rohner of Re-Store said his greatest need is for shoes.  We are collecting gently used shoes to give him for his ministry in Amite.  If you have some shoes to share, drop them in a basket at FBC, Kentwood on Sundays or during the office hours during the week.  Our collection project for him next month will be school uniforms.  In the months following that we will collect jackets and blankets.  What a blessing you will be to some people in our area!

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Living Beyond the Odds” – http://odb.org/

Baptist Press – BPNews.net

Hymn of the Day – “Trust and Obey” – http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/r/trstobey.htm

I hope you will take time to listen to this simple hymn which has a powerful message.  May the tune “follow” you around today as a reminder of how we are to live our lives.

Have a blessed day.  Be a blessing to someone today.  Let’s let His light shine brightly, even brighter that last night’s blue moon, for Jesus!

Anna Lee

Friday

“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh.

Is there anything too hard for Me?”

~Jeremiah 32:27~

 

Teddi Kay and Tobi Klaire Titus will be born about noon today.  Keep the family in your prayers today and in the coming days.

Wayne McNabb’s foot surgery went well.  Pray he is patient during the healing process.

Please continue to pray for Jerry East.  He had a heart attack while in OK and is hospitalized there.

Please check Prayers for Eli on Facebook.  You’ll know how to pray after reading a few posts.

Pray for Jennifer Pittman, Tyrone Harrell, and Lynn Huff, as well as their families.

Susan Denise Stewart
(December 21, 1965 – August 14, 2013)

A resident of Amite, died at 10:20AM on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born December 21, 1965 in Independence and was 47 years of age. She worked as a floor supervisor at Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center. Survived by husband, Timmy Stewart, Sr., Amite; son, T.J. Stewart, Jr. and wife, Krystina, Amite; 3 grandchildren, Jayda Marie Stewart, Gage Allen Stewart and Mya Leigh Stewart; parents, Willie and Margaret Rhodus, Roseland; 2 brothers, Michael Carter and wife, Cheryl, Amite, and Willie Rhodus, Jr. and fiancé, Renee Hutchins, Roseland; 2 sisters, Melinda Stewart and husband, Zack, Roseland and Melissa Granger and husband, Edward, Kentwood; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandparents, Kirk and Edith McKee, sister, Shelia Carter; nephew, Wesley Carter and 2 uncles, Marvin and Joe McKee. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Friday, August 16, 2013, and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 1:00 PM Saturday, August 17, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Mike Foster and Rev. Bob Simpson. Interment Natalbany Cemetery, Independence.

 Last night at the Third Thursday meeting we had people from nine different churches.  It’s a good feeling to see friends, some old and some new, fellowshipping and singing together.  Even though people were from different churches, we all serve the same God!  I’m already looking forward to the next meeting.

 Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Contained, But Not Extinguished”http://odb.org/ 

Missions – Kids on Mission Prayhttp://kidsonmission.org/prayer/

Pray for the final preparations for Connect, the WMU training meeting at Kentwood tomorrow.

Missions – Today would be a good day to bag up some shoes you no longer wear that could be useful to someone else.  If you deliver them to FBC, Kentwood, I will get them to Re-Store in Amite.  Let’s pray this business will meet both physical and spiritual needs.

I feel so blessed today.  I hope you do too!

Anna Lee

Thursday

“I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere,

lifting up holy hands,

without wrath and doubting.”

~1 Timothy 2:8~

 

Pray for Jimmy Schwartz and for Ruby as she is his caregiver.

Betty Taylor’s mom, Ruby Ziggler, is now at Magnolia.  Pray for her and for her family as they help care for her.

Ann and Lynn Huff are back at home.  Pray both of them have improving health conditions.

Continue to pray for Robbie Lynn C.  Kirby as she works to overcome her health issues.

Pray for Tedd and Kayla Titus.  Their families will welcome twin daughters tomorrow.

Pray for the homebound and their caregivers.  You can add specific names today.

Baptist Press – BPNews.net

Inspirational – Billy Graham Evangelistic Association – Decision Magazine – “Pitching the Gospel” – http://www.billygraham.org/articlepage.asp?articleid=9556&BA=2938&QR=120&utm_source=DecDevo8.14.13&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=DecisionDevotional

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – The Anchor of our Hope – http://odb.org/

Don’t forget the Third Thursday Meeting at the cabin.  Call me for more information or directions.  David and I are looking forward to another great night featuring James Rimes and Andy Taylor leading our worship.  God has blessed us so much!

Thanking God for the rain we received yesterday,

Anna Lee

 

Sunday

“But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD, in the acceptable time.”

~Psalm 69:13a~

Please remember my classmate and friend since childhood Aurelia Ann Varnado (Weegee), Cancer has taken over most of her body including sternum and lumbar area. She is in good spirits and will begin chemo next Tuesday. I know Jesus will hold her hand through this but prayers are needed badly.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fran Walker

Please add Ann Huff to your prayer list.  She is hospitalized in Baton Rouge following a stroke.

We’ve been praying for Eli.  Today, Prayers for Eli on facebook, indicate he has completed his chemo.  Continue to pray for this young man.

Line Creek Baptist Church

Tomorrow morning (TODAY), during our worship service, we are going to have “the blessing of the backpacks.” Actually, we are going to have a time of prayer for each kid that is starting school (or already has started school), while wearing/carrying his or her backpack/bookbag. We are also going to have a special time of prayer for all of our teachers. Don’t forget to bring your backpack/bookbag, if you’ve got one. See in the morning!

Greensburg Baptist Church (From JoEllen Carruth)

I would like to invite everyone to the First Baptist Church in Greensburg this Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. for Sunday School and then 10:30 a.m for our 147th celebration worship service. Over 147 years ago the church was begun on the present site and has been a part of the Greensburg community. We will have one of our former pastors, Dr. Arthur “Bo” Rice as our speaker and one of our former music directors, Chuck Brown will lead our music. We will have “dinner on the grounds” following the morning worship. Please come and be a part of this celebration in our community. Everyone is welcome.

Pray for us later this morning as  we make a delivery of items to Williams Blvd. Baptist Church.  The items will be delivered to the Hatchels at the end of this week.  Especially pray for the ministry of the nine people who will work among the Gypsies.  May their efforts be multiplied by our God who wants the Gypsies to know Him.

For those of you who missed this video of a portion of Daddy’s services, please remember we will all be “Going Home” one day thanks to God’s “Amazing Grace”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hKXlaZobLc&fb_action_ids=10151863407292932%2C10151863316122932&fb_action_types=yt-fb-app%3Aupload_ne&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%2210151863407292932%22%3A152390074956221%2C%2210151863316122932%22%3A1375851602635383%7D&action_type_map=%7B%2210151863407292932%22%3A%22yt-fb-app%3Aupload_ne%22%2C%2210151863316122932%22%3A%22yt-fb-app%3Aupload_ne%22%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

Anna Lee

Wednesday

“Jesus said to them,

‘I am the bread of life;

he who comes to Me will not hunger,

and he who believes in Me will never thirst.’”

~John 6:35, NASB~

Sylvia Wilson Day

I will be having surgery later today to repair the rotator cuff in my left shoulder. The right side is also torn and I plan to have it fixed at a later date. I would appreciate your prayers!

Rufus Williams will have two more stents in his heart Thursday at the Heart Hospital in Lacombe.  Please pray for him and his family during this time.

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Phyllis Barber Parnell
(September 25, 1943 – August 6, 2013)

A resident of Greensburg, she died at 12:35 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at her residence. She was born September 25, 1943 in Richmond, VA and was 69 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Terry Taylor and her husband, James Al Taylor, Greensburg; son, Robert Gayle and his wife, Torri, Villa Rica, GA; 9 grandchildren, Connie O’Hern, James Taylor, Jr., Jessica Rogers, Brittany Gayle, Joshua Gayle, Alexis Gayle, Shana Nelson, Devin Matlock and Joseph Hilton; 3 great-grandchildren, Wyatt Matlock, Ethan Matlock and Salem Nelson. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Eleanor Barber. The family would like to thank Community Care Hospice for their excellent care. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

One Minute Daily Devotional – A Short Sighted View Of Success – http://rightfromtheheart.org/devo/2947

Baptist Press – BPNews.net 

Ladies who wish to help with “Connected”, please meet at the church at 4:00 today.

Be careful in the heat today. 

Anna Lee