Wednesday

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 

~2 Timothy 1:7 TLB~

 

 

 

Read & Write the Bible Today – Psalms 25: 1-5

 

 

 

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party 

  • Fourth Tuesday of each month
  • 11 A.M. at the Burger Basket in Osyka
  • Honors ladies with birthdays that month
  • All ladies are welcome to attend.
  • No invitation needed; Just come.

 

 

 

The Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes” takes gifts and the message of Jesus’ love to children around the world.  I’m so thankful we are able to participate in this ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, which is a part of Franklin Graham’s ministry.  Remember that each shoebox impacts an average of seven people.  We need to do our part to reach the children for the Lord.

 

 

 

The Lottie Moon Easter Offering for North America continues.  Thank-you to those who have contributed to the need to reach out to the lost in Canada and the United States.

 

 

 

I don’t have any new information about Debbie Stewart, but will post it when I hear.  Let’s keep praying for her and her family.

 

 

 

Pray for David Sellers as he has an angiogram this morning at St. Tammany Hospital in Covington.

 

 

 

Reach out to encourage others today through a call, a card, a visit, etc.  There are many ways you can minister to others – music, transportation, cooking, prayer, etc.  Don’t miss the opportunities God gives you each week.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

“But if we live in the light, as God is in the light, we can share fellowship with each other.

Then the blood of Jesus, God’s Son, cleanses us from every sin.

If we say we have no sin, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

 1 John 1:7-8 NCV~

 

 

David‘s blood level continues to run low, but about the same.  The doctors are beginning to think this is the “new normal” for him.  Yesterday, he was given an option regarding receiving a unit of blood.  David chose not to get it yesterday, but to wait until he feels the need more.  He can get his blood any day this week, so we don’t have to wait until next Monday.  Thank you for your continued prayers.

Linda Gabel Brown

November 07, 1947 – April 21, 2019

A resident of Amite passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 7, 1947 in Denham Springs and was 71 years of age. She was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church in Amite. She is survived by her husband, Harold Brown; 3 daughters, Ronda Durbin and Robbie Lee, Donna Cutrer and husband, Ric, and Sheree Peek; grandchildren, Brandon Voight and wife, Lauren, Todd Voight and wife, Georgette, Devin Peek and wife, Jessica, Kayla Populis and husband, C.J., Kyle Hayden and wife, April, Kelly Ewing and husband, Dustin, Tyler Durbin, Brittany Cutrer, Baylor Cutrer and wife, Baileigh, and Justin Cutrer and wife, Pam; great-grandchildren, Daisy Voight, Hunter Voight, Ryleigh Voight, Triston Voight, Keaton Peek, Anna Peek, Eli Peek, Carter Stephens, Karigan Ewing, Tinsley Populis, Lawson Hayden, Luke Hayden, Levi Hayden, Ariat Cutrer, Owen Cutrer, and Eden Cutrer; brothers, Paul Gabel and wife, Gloria, Red Gabel, and Carroll Gabel and wife, Karen; sisters-in-law, Ann Hall and husband, Jimmy, Dianne Brown, Marilyn Russell and husband, Lawrence, Carolyn Santangelo and husband, Tony, Missy Miller and husband, Ricky, and Robin White. Preceded in death by father, Ernest P. Gabel; mother, Grace Grantham Gabel Raborn; step-father, Clyde Raborn; grandson, Stephen Voight; brothers, Cecil Gabel, Robert Gabel, and Doodle Gabel; sister, Beverly Van Osdell; sister-in-law, Tammy Brown. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Tuesday with a Rosary Service at 5:30PM. Visitation will resume at McKneely Funeral Home from 8:00AM until 10:00AM on Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite, at 10:30AM on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. Pallbearers will be Brandon Voight, Todd Voight, Devin Peek, Kyle Hayden, Tyler Durbin, and C.J. Populis. Honorary pallbearers will be Ric Cutrer, Jimmy Hall, Dustin Ewing, Carroll Gabel, Baylor Cutrer, and Robbie Lee. The family would like to thank Dr. Oubre and staff, Dr. Robert Kidd and staff, Americare Hospice and North Oaks Medical Center for their excellent care. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read & Write the Bible – Lamentations 3: 27-31

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child at FBC, Kentwood

  • Last year, we received parade throws like beads and small stuffed animals.   If you have some that you have no plans for, please leave them at the church office or in the classroom next to the choir.  We will find them very useful when packing OCC “shoeboxes” later this year.  Thank-you so much!
  • The large basket on the organ has some plastic “eggs” already.  If you have some you don’t need to keep, please share them.  They will be use for OCC in several different ways.

 

 

 

Children in Action meets at FBC, Kentwood meets at 6 P.M. on Wednesday nights.  They have been studying missions in Chile and praying for missionary needs.

Youth on Mission meets at FBC, Kentwood meets at  5 P.M. on Sunday nights.  This group recently complete a nice project for the senior adult ladies at church.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits.

~Psalm 103:2~

 

 
Read and Write the Bible Today – Lamentations 3: 22-26

 

 

 

I was blessed to attend an early worship service and later to watch the second service via computer with David!  You can find links to both services on my facebook page.

 

 

 

Now that Easter egg hunts are over for this year, I will ask that if you are discarding plastic Easter eggs that you please leave them at FBC, Kentwood so we can use them in several different ways for Operation Christmas Child.

 

 

 

There is a tote on the organ at church with some ideas of items to purchase for Operation Christmas Child.  Look through the tote and get some ideas.  Then, happy shopping.  Please leave your donations at the church office or in the classroom next to the choir room.  May I suggest you make a decision to spend a certain amount each week (or month).  Then shop frequently!  If you cannot shop frequently, I suggest donating to OCC by putting your donation in an envelope marked OCC or to hand your donation to me when you see me.  I love to shop of OCC.  Packing day will be here before you know it!

 

 

 

There are many ways to share the message of salvation.  Today, let’s pray for ministers who do that from a pulpit, in hospitals, and other places every week.  Pray for Sunday School teachers and mission leaders who teach regularly the same message.  Also, pray for missionaries and their families who live the same lifestyle, but who do it on mission fields around the world.  Pray regularly for those who share the Good News.  May it become who you are and what you do.

Anna Lee

 

 

Easter, 2019

I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.

My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.

I and the Father are one.”

~John 10:28-30 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible Today – John 113: 1-7

 

 

 

There are numerous opportunities to worship today.  Attend a regular church service, attend an extra service  at many churches, or watch online.  You may even have the opportunity to do more than one of there.

 

 

It was good to see Mr. Frank Erwin our yesterday and to learn he is feeling much better.

 

 

 

 

Sandra Spears Forbes

May 15, 1956 – April 20, 2019
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7​

Sandra Spears Forbes, a resident of  Denham Springs , LA, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at The Crossing at Clarity Hospice in Baton Rouge, LA. She was born May 15, 1956 in Magnolia, MS and was 62 years old. She is survived by her 2 daughters, Angela F. Guzzardo and husband, Rob, and Melissa Forbes Hughes; 1 brother, Ernest C. Spears and wife, Ovelene; 5 sisters, Neva S. Cureton, Charlene S. Sterling and husband, Glen, Audrey S. Dunham and husband, Ron, Gloria S. Pierre, and Sherrie S. Thompson and husband, Chuck; sisters-in-law, Paulette F. Spears, Melanie Spears; brother-in-law, Leslie “Tex” Derrough; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Howard and Bertha Spears; father of her children, Frank LaRue Forbes; 2 brothers, Edward L. Spears and Clyde W. Spears; brother-in-law, Robert Cureton; sister-in-law, Barbara Derrough; nephews, Joshua Pierre, Dane Dugar, and Davin Bates. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday and from 9 a.m.until religious services at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Services conducted by Bro. Walter Mixon. Interment in Spears Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visitwww.mckneelys.com.

 

 

The grave could not hold my Jesus!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Good Friday

But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.

For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.

~1 Corinthians 15:20-22 (NIV)~

 

 

 

 

This is the day we honor the death of Jesus on the cross because He gave His life for us.   It truly is a Good Friday.  I’m thankful I know the “end of the story” and the purpose of the resurrection.

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible Today – James 5:7-9

 

 

 

 

Eggs are a sign of new life.  Easter eggs represent the new life we have through Jesus.  As your children tire of the plastic eggs this week, if you do not plan to keep them, please bring them to Kentwood First Baptist Church.  We would like to give the plastic eggs new life as an item for Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes“.  I will have a large basket at church for the eggs or you can leave them in the church office during the week or in the classroom next to the choir room on a Sunday.  Thanks for helping us.

 

 

 

Some of the local churches are having special services today.  You may want to check around and attend one.

 

 

Sunday, you will have the opportunity to attend sunrise services at Inspiration Park or some of the local churches.  I have fond memories of previous sunrise services.  I trust you do too.  Make a new memory this week.

 

 

 

Sunday, many of our churches will have extra services and special music to celebrate the resurrection.  Find you place and join the celebration.  Remember, “Up from the Grave He Arose”.

 

 

 

I know many of you plan to honor Debbie Miller‘s life and sweet friendship.  I will post her obituary when one is available later today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

“I am the door;

if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved.” 

~John 10:9 NASB~

 

 

 

 

Pray for Mike Lambert who is hospitalized again.  Your prayers will be appreciated by his family and friends.

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible Today – Hebrews 6: 16-18

 

 

 

If you have beads and other nice throws from recent parades, those items can be used in packing shoeboxes.  Also, small to medium size stuffed animals are also good.  You can leave these items in the church office or in the classroom next to the choir room.  Thanks for sharing your freebies.

 

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Disaster Relief provides help in many forms.   The Gospel is shared with people in times of need in addition to meeting physical needs.  You can become one of those who go and serve as needed when needed.

SBDR shines ‘ray of hope’ after southern storms

by David Roach, posted Monday, April 15, 2019 (14 hours ago)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated April 15 at 3:25 p.m. with information from Louisiana.

ALTO, Texas (BP) — Southern Baptist Disaster Relief units have deployed across the South following a weekend of storms that caused at least eight deaths, injured dozens more and left damage from Texas to Georgia.In east Texas, DR units from both Texas Baptist Men and the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention deployed after an EF-2 and an EF-3 tornado touched down. At least four people in Texas died, according to media reports, including two children who were killed when a pine tree fell on the car carrying them near Pollok, Texas.

“When things seem really bad, we’re able to come in and just introduce that ray of hope for them to take the next steps,” Texas Baptist Men spokesman Rand Jenkins told NBC’s Dallas affiliate.

Texas Baptist Men, a ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, deployed DR teams to the hart-hit towns of Franklin and Alto, Texas, April 14, according to a BGCT news release. Their ministry has included feeding units, chainsaw crews, shower and laundry units, temporary roof installation, assessment and chaplaincy.

SBTC volunteers were headed toward Franklin with a quick-response mobile kitchen within two hours of an April 13 tornado, the North American Mission Board told Baptist Press. Self-contained like a food truck, the quick-response mobile kitchen is designed to serve a few hundred simple meals quickly before a larger feeding operation can be established. The unit also focuses on evangelism, the SBTC said.

A second SBTC DR team dispatched to Alto and focused on feeding and recovery.

“Lots of [church] members have gone out with chainsaws helping to clear the trees and the debris,” said Gary Pridemore, pastor of First Baptist Church in Alto, where the SBTC team has established a base of operations. Locals and outside volunteers “have been working like beavers getting all the trees cut up and roads cleared.”

In Mississippi — where at least one person died according to media reports — six local chainsaw teams deployed along with three teams focused on chaplaincy and assessment, NAMB said.

In Alabama, a DR team did chainsaw work in the city of Troy while another team did chainsaw and roof tarping work in Etowah County, Alabama Baptist DR director Mark Wakefield said.

At least one county worker died near Birmingham, Ala., when a vehicle struck him as he attempted to clear fallen trees from a roadway, according to media reports.

In Louisiana — where at least two deaths were reported — a DR team from Blanchard performed tree removal and roof repair work, according to Louisiana’s Baptist Message newsjournal. The team also distributed Bibles and water.

At one point on April 14, nearly 90,000 people across the South were without power because of the storms, the Associated Press reported.

Pridemore, of Alto, Texas, requested prayer for the safety of DR workers, the recovery of injured people and the spread of the Gospel.

“Pray that [DR work] will open doors to the ministry of the churches,” Pridemore said.

 

 

Thanks for reading and praying today.  As you pray, also remember those whose names have been listed lately and those whose names were not listed, but who have  spiritual, physical, emotional, medical, or financial needs.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Monday

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~

 

 

I hope you will block off an hour to watch this unique Easter presentation at FBC, Kentwood.  You may even want to become Facebook friends with them so you don’t miss any of their videos.  Thanks for getting us in a good mindset for Easter.  Donice and Alice Mary, thank you so much for leading our church through this experience.

https://www.facebook.com/KentwoodFirstBaptistChurch/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARCIvj8G92HvhUSii02O3Y_9ZTjjLXBfV9oTDPo1oVeDXVz1pGvJGrP4GLf9GrpHsZwy-192GMKOi_WG&hc_ref=ARRMdg-jMHYCXHMcPQrDGpslhbYQSGVYFOYLNfdZoxDnEsTORUsJEKpyC759sMri5gk&__xts__[0]=68.ARB4jaRJJAToWx1U1Vy2Q4RCKcoekNrvYkiV5MaM75V8BljjQCT9KH_1bIsEhloZXUbWi6YfMsYVRqcIkLmdRKbgDhoKW-2C7Gv8izuGYVA9rptSMKTpiQTXE24teGyFFaYslD2VtXfY48_ziN9gPgkJE4HoXKhbFPAcymRBxcDCzv-yElclfBYwLDFkQYwiNWC9syia4iDD-zHAP6z-hNMAvXE5P1SrwjGqPaTHO_9fY8-sO5H77TohYzde3x5ruAF2jsbVCXCOFHMYmfGHW26waAMEWXd7BJr13MjdhGogXKInkG3tdjcgcYY9wIh5SvO8vnRYHfVObABWZ_cEthDRQfm_

 

 

Brett Frazier will have one of the two tests done this morning.  The other one cannot be done.  Pray this test is the one that will lead the cardiologist in making good decisions about Brett’s care.  Pray for Brett as he enters a new week of treatment.  Pray for Susan and other family members.

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible Today – Hebrews 6: 19-20

 

 

 

The Associational WMU meeting is at 10 this morning at Montpelier.  I hope many of our ladies are able to attend.

 

 

 

Have a great, brisk Monday!

Anna Lee