Monday

For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

 

 

 

Update and two new requests from Kaye Roberts

  • Kaye’s nephew, Blair Alford, will have surgery August 3 to remove a kidney
  • Bubba’s sister, Margaret Frazier, will have a second thyroid surgery to remove any remaining portions of her thyroid today at BRG.
  • Margaret’s husband, Wayne, will have a procedure related to his pacemaker Thursday at University in Jackson.

Please pray for these three needs.

 

 

Mrs. Mildred Birch will have gall bladder surgery tomorrow.  Please be praying for her.

 

 

 

David Eugene Smith

May 24, 1963 – July 16, 2020

David Eugene Smith, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, July 16, at his home. He was born May 24, 1963 in Blytheville, AR and was 57 years of age. He is survived by his mother, Sadie L. Smith; sister – Carol Strider and husband Michael; stepchildren, Joey Lunsford and partner Marietta, Vickie Avery and husband Billy Teresa Evans and husband Frank, Jimmy Lunsford; numerous nieces and nephews; numerous grandchildren and great children. Preceded in death by his father Otis Talmadge Smith; wife, Judy “Jo” Smith; Avery and Bertha Holden of Amite; John and Dolly Smith of Georgia. Graveside Services will be held at Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA at 12:00PM Tuesday, July 21, 2020. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Eizabeth “Little Bit” Conerly

June 21, 1940 – July 18, 2020

Elizabeth “Little Bit” Conerly, a resident of Loranger, LA, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at her home. She was born June 21, 1940 in Amite, LA and was 80 years of age. She is survived by her son, Kenny Miller and wife, Samantha; daughter, Brandi Faunce and husband Curtis; grandchildren, Dustin Wilkinson and wife, Madelyn, Jacob Wilkinson and wife, Hannah, Jordan Wilkinson and wife, Whitney, Ace Misita and wife, Brittany, Drew Misita and wife, Lindsey, Kody Miller, Tucker Miller, Cassie Faunce, Cole Faunce and Callie Rae Faunce; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marie Cutrer and husband, Sam, Sheryll Magee and husband, Mike and Addie Mae Magee. Preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Helen Ridgedell; husband, Clifton Conerly; daughter, Deborah Wilkinson; daughter, Linda Misita; son, Ricky Miller; 2 brothers, Robert Ridgedell and Gary Ridgedell. Visitation at Cornerstone Church of Amite from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

David Reynold Mixon

September 18, 1954 – July 17, 2020

Robert Ellis Palmer, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at his home. He was born September 20, 1930 in Amite, LA and was 89 years of age. He was a Lawyer for 62 years. He is survived by his 4 daughters, Caroline Weber, Maria Palmer(Dale Nassar),Julie Trevino(Omar) and Alyssa Bowser(Colin); 7 grandchildren, Ian Weber, Dylan Weber, Adriana Trevino, Gabrielle Trevino, Annelise Bowser, Andrew Bowser and Laird Bowser; Numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Maud Palmer; daughter, Marcelle Palmer; 2 brothers, Charles Palmer and Digby Palmer. Memorial Service will be held at a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

David Eugene Smith

May 24, 1963 – July 16, 2020

David Eugene Smith, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, July 16, at his home. He was born May 24, 1963 in Blytheville, AR and was 57 years of age. He is survived by his mother, Sadie L. Smith; sister – Carol Strider and husband Michael; stepchildren, Joey Lunsford and partner Marietta, Vickie Avery and husband Billy Teresa Evans and husband Frank, Jimmy Lunsford; numerous nieces and nephews; numerous grandchildren and great children. Preceded in death by his father Otis Talmadge Smith; wife, Judy “Jo” Smith; Avery and Bertha Holden of Amite; John and Dolly Smith of Georgia. Graveside Services will be held at Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA at 12:00PM Tuesday, July 21, 2020. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Robert Ellis Palmer

September 20, 1930 – July 19, 2020

Robert Ellis Palmer, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at his home. He was born September 20, 1930 in Amite, LA and was 89 years of age. He was a Lawyer for 62 years. He is survived by his 4 daughters, Caroline Weber, Maria Palmer(Dale Nassar),Julie Trevino(Omar) and Alyssa Bowser(Colin); 7 grandchildren, Ian Weber, Dylan Weber, Adriana Trevino, Gabrielle Trevino, Annelise Bowser, Andrew Bowser and Laird Bowser; Numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Maud Palmer; daughter, Marcelle Palmer; 2 brothers, Charles Palmer and Digby Palmer. Memorial Service will be held at a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Charles Rohner – I haven’t found an obituary.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – July 20

  • 2 Chronicles 1:1-3:17
  • Romans 6:1-23
  • Psalm 16:1-11
  • Proverbs 19:20-21

 

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Spring Creek Baptist Church will have VBS July 26-Aug.1.  Contact the church office for more information and to register children.

 

 

 

It’s great to have readers to pray daily.

Anna Lee

Sunday

“Each one,

as a good manager of God’s different gifts,

must use for the good of others

the special gift he has received from God.”

~1 Peter 4:10 (GNT)~

 

What gifts has God blessed you with?  Are you using them for Him?

 

 

 

Heart attacks, cancer, pneumonia, shingles, gall stones, Covid-19, etc.   There seem to be many illnesses in our area.  Pray for each person affected.  Each person has family members who are also affected by the illnesses.  Pray for them too.

 

 

 

Teaching, child-care, baking, singing, playing an instrument, cooking, driving, supervising, listening, encouraging, writing, visiting, sharing, baby-sitting, etc.  How does God want you to use your talents this week?

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – July 19

  • 1 Chronicles 28:1-29:30
  • Romans 5:6-21
  • Psalm 15:1-5
  • Proverbs 19:18-19

 

 

FBC, Kentwood’s online services on Facebook and You-tube

  • 10:30 A.M. Sundays
  • 6:00 P.M. Sundays
  • 6:00 P.M. Wednesdays

 

 

Attend church services in person or online today.  We’ve taken advantage of all the online services to “be with” our children’s church family, a former pastor, neighboring churches, and a different denomination, etc.  We’ve been blessed!

Anna Lee

Friday

For everything that was written in the past

was written to teach us,

so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures

and the encouragement

they provide we might have hope. 

~Romans 15:4~

 

 

 

Angie Nielsen is requesting pray for her mother, Tay Cotton, who has been admitted to a hospital in Baton Rouge because of weakness and fatigue.  Angie is especially concerned about the Covid-19 virus in a hospital setting.

 

 

 

Speaking of Covid-19, the number of cases locally seems to be increasing daily.  Please be careful!

 

 

 

Keith and Lori Rhodes

Last Friday we made the decision to move Lori Lantz Rhodes to hospice care. It’s been a challenging week all the way around. I’ve watched my beautiful bride continue to decline as this terrible disease attacks her body. We’ve shed many tears these last few days.

As I put Lori in bed for the night, she looks at me and says, “We made it another day.”

Thank you for your continued prayers.

 

 

 

Read thee Bible in 2020 – July 17

  • 1 Chronicles 24:1-26:11
  • Romans 4:1-12
  • Psalm 13:1-6
  • Proverbs 19:15-16

I’m still up-to-date with reading.  I hope you are too!

 

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Baptist Messagehttps://baptistmessage.com/

Includes Louisiana Covid-19 charts

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child items can be dropped off at the church office Monday – Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

“Since you have been raised to new life with Christ,

set your sights on the realities of heaven,

where Christ sits in the place of honor

at God’s right hand.”

~Colossians 3:1 (NLT)~

 

 

 

Martha Simpson asked for special prayers for Matthew Simpson who had emergency surgery.  Matthew is on the road to recovery now.

 

 

 

Bro. Bobby Eads, a former youth minister at FBC, Kentwood, asks for prayers for his wife, Susie Eads, as they will meet with a surgeon today to plan/schedule a double mastectomy.  (They still live in Hazel Green, Alabama where they have been for 26 years. Bro. Bobby is a bi-vocational pastor and hospital chaplain.

 

 

 

Robert Earl Pezant

April 25, 1929 – July 12, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born April 25, 1929 in Magnolia, MS and was 91 years of age. He was a member at the Tangipahoa United Methodist Church. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Allison Gutierrez (JB) and Mary Ann Willson (Paul); 1 son, Arnold Pezant (Danielle); 1 sister, Bobbie Brashear (George); 2 brothers, Paul Pezant (Jimmie) and Halbert Pezant (Hideko); 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Pike Pezant; son, Stuart Jay Pezant; parents, Willie Paul Pezant and Eliza Jane Rhodus Pezant; sister, Jonnie Jackson. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – July 15

  • 1 Chronicles 19:1-21:30
  • Romans 2:25-3:8
  • Psalm 11:1-7
  • Proverbs 19:10-12

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – If you run across some bags of marbles or boxes of sidewalk chalk, we can use them to help pack “shoeboxes”.  Thanks for keeping your eyes open for these needs.

 

 

 

Thanks-you for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee

Sunday

“Things that are seen don’t last forever,

but things that are not seen are eternal.

That’s why we keep our minds on the things that cannot be seen.”

~2 Corinthians 4:18 (CEV)~

 

 

 

I received a request for prayer for Ann Whitman, Linda Frazier’s sister.  Her cancer has possibly returned.  I know you will pray for Ann and her family.

 

 

 

This morning, I found out about the mandate for face masks in our state for the next two weeks.  That won’t change anything with us.  When someone has a compromised immune system like David, I hope you can understand we do anything that possibly will help him.  Also, I don’t want to be the person that causes someone else to be sick.  Please pray for this virus situation to improve and vaccinations to be developed.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – July 12

  • 1 Chronicles 12:19-14:17
  • Romans 1:1-17
  • Psalm 9:13-20
  • Proverbs 19:4-5

Keep reading.  We are over half way through the Bible now.

 

 

 

Online church services from FBC, Kentwood today:

  • 10:30 A.M.
  • 5:00 P.M

 

 

Operation Christmas Child items can be turned in at church today.

 

 

Stay healthy today in the extreme heat situation.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

“In this world you will have trouble.

But take heart!

I have overcome the world.” 

John 16:33 NIV

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – July 11

  • 1 Chronicles 11:1-12:18
  • Acts 28:1-31
  • Psalm 9:1-12
  • Proverbs 19:1-3

 

 

Mrs. Pam Kliesch asked for prayer for Dr. Stan Statham, director of our association of churches, who has Covid-19.  I know you will want to pray for this wonderful man of God, his large family, and all those he ministers to.

 

 

 

Pray for the family night VBS service at FBC, Kentwood at 5 P.M. tomorrow.  You can choose from the live event at church or the live online event.  See the children who have been learning about Jesus and having fun this past week.

 

 

 

Missionary Joseph Ragan dies at 57

http://www.bpnews.net/55078/missionary-joseph-ragan-dies-at-57

As you pray for the family of this man, please also pray for those to whom he ministered.

 

 

 

Louisiana evangelist reaches 14 million in global event, 100,000 saved and counting

 

Here’s the name Sammy Tippit again. https://baptistmessage.com/louisiana-evangelist-reaches-14-million-in-global-event-100000-saved-and-counting/

 

 

Prepare for a wonderful, meaningful Lord’s Day.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

But Peter and John replied,

“Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him?

You be the judges!

As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

~Acts 4:19-20~

 

 

 

I have an update on Sue Smith.  Surgery went well and she is doing fine.  Keep praying her liver transplant is a success.

 

 

 

Bryan’s Journey

Today is our final traveling day for this round. Ready to be home for 3 months ! All test, procedures were good. One more month long trip to Houston in the fall and he will be finished with treatments.

We are thankful for all the Prayers , telephone calls, visits, cards from all of our friends and family.

We have been blessed . God had been faithful.

 

 

 

Monnie Bridges McNabb

July 21, 1939 – July 07, 2020

Monnie Bridges McNabb, a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, LA. She was born July 21, 1939 in Tangipahoa, LA and was 80 years of age. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, John McNabb; son, Michael McNabb and wife, Kim; daughter, Monica Miley and husband, Travis; grandchildren, Courtney Woodard, Mallory Brabham and husband, Joseph, Brittany Woodard, Shelby Woodard, Christopher McNabb and wife, Brita, Landon McNabb and wife, Brooke, Kelsey Fitzgerald, Kaleigh Dyar and husband, Justin, Emily Miley, Gracie Miley and Emmett Miley; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Billie Rae Bullock; brother, Maurice Jay Bridges and wife, Judy; sister-in-law, Ann Huff; brother-in-law, Barry McNabb and wife, Helen. Preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Tena Bridges; daughter, Lynette Woodard; brothers, Thomas “Pud” Bridges, Garland “ Rocky” Bridges and Curtis Bridges; sisters, Betty Wales and Rhonda Bridges. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Thursday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Friday, July 10, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Jerry Kennedy. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation, 1109 South Chestnut Street, Hammond, LA 70403. Donate For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

James “Jim’ McKean, Jr.

October 20, 1933 -July 8, 2020

James “Jim” Marshall McKean, Jr. passed on to the next life surrounded by family on July 8, 2020 at his home in Greensburg. He was born on October 20, 1933 in Slidell and was 86 years old.

A loyal member of the Iron Workers Local 623, Iron Workers Local 58, and Boilermakers Union of Baton Rouge. He worked for nearly 50 years in the construction industry. He was also a dairy farmer for many years. When he retired, he then focused on expanding and growing the family farm, raising bees and collecting honey.

He is survived by his wife Glenda Moak McKean. They were married on December 1, 1962 in New Orleans. They enjoyed 57 wonderful years together building their family farm. Also survived by siblings Bill and Paul McKean; children Lisa (David) King, daughter-in-law, Karol McKean, Patricia (David) Bartkowiak, Roy (Jan) McKean, Beckie McKean, Betty (Tommy) Turner; sisters-in-law Martha Moak Martin and Barbara (Henry) Wallace; siblings-in-law Fay McKean, Ralphadean McKean, and Henry Doughty; grandchildren Josh (Shonagh) McKean, Victoria (Jeff) Lewandrowski, Kaleigh and Jacob McKean, Tyler King, Amanda (Quentin) Freeney, Matt (Pamela) LaRoche, Christine (Joshua) Chadwick, Roy (Selena) McKean Jr., Crystal (Bobby) Finley, Tommy Jr. (Jennifer), Charlotte, DeAnn, Tammy, and Glenda McKean, Cody and Casey Goraum, Alice and Alan Turner; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by parents Isabel Barber and James Marshall McKean, Sr.; sons Jimmy, Jason, and Tommy McKean; siblings Lee (Irene) McKean, Elizabeth (Leonard) Soeller, John Mckean, Theresa Doughty, Peter McKean; sister-in-law Helena McKean; sister-in-law Ester Moak Pope; sons-in-law Ronnie LaRoche, Tommy Carswell; grandson Clayton Turner.

He donated his body to science. Visitation will be 2-3 PM prior to a memorial service on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Arcola Baptist Church, 64401 I-55 Frontage Rd, Roseland, LA 70456, where he and Glenda were members. A graveside service will be announced in the near future where his ashes will be returned to rest by his sons in Greensburg Cemetery.

Family requests either live plants or artificial flowers suitable for the cemetery in lieu of flower arrangements.

Honorary pallbearers include:
Henry Wallace, David King, Josh McKean, Jacob McKean, Tyler King, Orian Williams, Ken Pope, Kaleigh McKean, Victoria Lewandrowski.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – July 9

  • 1 Chronicles 7:1-8:40
  • Acts 27:1-20
  • Psalm 7:1-17
  • Proverbs 18:22

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

Vacation Bible School at FBC, Kentwood

I spoke with the secretary via phone yesterday.  She said everything was going well with VBS.  Over 100 people are in attendance each day.  The family night program will be at 5 PM Sunday.  It will be live-streamed like a regular church service.

 

Operation Christmas Child

Thank-you so much for the donations to Operation Christmas Child this year.  Wanda Smith has been an awesome internet shopper for some of the classes.  Thank-you so much, Wanda.

 

 

 

I’m very thankful for those of you who pray each day.

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

“Two are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.

If one person falls, the other can reach out and help.

But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.”

~Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NLT)~

 

 

 

Read. the Bible in 2020 – July 8

  • 1 Chronicles 5:18-6:81
  • Acts 26:1-32
  • Psalm 6:1-10
  • Proverbs 18:20-21

We are in the second half of the year and have read half the Bible this year.  What an accomplishment!  I’m proud of you.  If you are behind or never got started, jump in and read with us.

 

 

 

Do you want to learn more about being an encourager?  This podcast may be helpful to you.

https://churchanswers.com/podcasts/rainer-on-leadership/how-to-be-an-encouraging-church-member/

Click on the red rectangle to begin.

 

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Mrs. Bessie Hayden is home again.  Please continue to pray for her.

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for Mrs. Mildred Birch as she has surgery scheduled for the end of the month.

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for Sue Smith, formerly of Kentwood, who had a liver transplant yesterday and has a long recovery ahead.  Thanks.

 

 

 

Please pray for the children and adults who are participating in Vacation Bible School.

 

 

 

FBC, Kentwood will be sharing prayer meeting online tonight at 6:00.  You are welcome to “tune in” with us.

 

 

 

Use the contact button to send prayer requests you want to have shared.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, 7-6-2020

In him and through faith in him

we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

~Ephesians 3:12~

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – 7-6-2020

  • 1 Chronicles 2:18-4:4
  • Acts 24:1-27
  • Psalm 4:1-8
  • Proverbs 18:16-18

 

 

Today and tonight, several area churches will begin Vacation Bible School (VBS).  Please spend some time praying for:

  1. No virus or other health problems among students or workers
  2. Children to learn about the God through Bible stories and songs
  3. Children to come to know God and want to live for Him daily
  4. Lots of fun!

 

 

Pray for Clint Smith, one of Lea Smith’s sons.  He’s having a medical test today to determine if additional heart surgery is necessary.  Your prayers will be appreciated.

 

 

 

Please pray for Virginia Carr, formerly of Roseland.  She has completed a long surgery for hearing implants.  Pray especially for July 20th when the implants will be activated and that Virginia will have improved hearing.

 

 

 

I contacted Shirley and Sylvester Humphrey today to check on them.  Sylvester has overcome another round with cancer and is much improved.  They are serving God at Kedron, where their son is the pastor.  Hope Center exists because of Shirley and Sylvester’s identifying a need and working to address that need.  Thank-you for all the time, prayer, and work you gave to help others is many ways.  They have passed the responsibilities and dreams on to others.  The new and larger Hope Center is now located in the big curve south of Roseland on highway 51.

 

 

 

I think you may profit from reading Dr. Waylon Bailey’s Sunday post.

http://waylonbailey.com/2020/07/05/a-critical-month/

 

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Today marks one year since we celebrated David at his party at the church on July 6, 2019.  Many of you were able to be there.  David was struggling with his health at that time.  Seeing his friends, classmates, family, co-workers, and church family that day was a big encouragement to him and to our family.  Many of you have continued to pray for him since that day.  David has surprised his family and the medical staff treating him with major improvement that was not expected.  Thanks for being his friend through the years and especially on that day.  David is better.  The big turnaround started to happen in July, 2019.  Several people, pinpoint the change as starting at the party.  Each day is an unexpected gift from God.  Thanks for the encouragement you gave him/us on July 6, 2019.

 

 

 

A quote from Jason’s church that could be seen when people left the service today:

“Go and make an impact this week!”

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Sunday

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free.

But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh ; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

~Galatians 5:13~

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – July 5

  • 1 Chronicles 1:1-2:17
  • Acts 23:11-35
  • Psalm 3:1-8
  • Proverbs 18:14-15

 

 

VBS begins at 8:30 in the morning at FBC, Kentwood.  I don’t have any details about how it will be done this year, but I’m sure some changes from the normal schedule will be made.  Check into the details so you can make a good decision about sending your children and/or grandchildren.

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child items can be left in the boxes in the fellowship hall or under the stairs to the balcony.  Thanks for your help in packing lots of shoeboxes for boys and girls this year.  Each shoebox is an opportunity for children and families to learn about Jesus.  It is a fantastic mission opportunity!

 

 

 

Show your love and concern for others today.  Be an encourager!

Anna Lee