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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

“Never stop reciting these teachings.

You must think about them night and day so that you will faithfully do everything written in them.

Only then will you prosper and succeed.”

~Joshua 1:8 (GW)~

Best instruction book?  The Bible

 

 

 

Today, I want to mention a number of people who are unspoken prayer concerns.  You surely have them too, possibly some of the same ones.  Let’s pray for the requests we cannot openly share at this point and for the requests of others around us.

 

 

 

Let’s continue to pray for the local churches as they adjust to the new regulations they have to address due to the coronavirus.  I think progess toward our “new normal” was made yesterday.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – May 18

  • 1 Samuel 22:1-23:29
  • John 10:1-21
  • Psalm 115:1-18
  • Proverbs 15:18-19

 

 

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Now that restrictions have been lifted, you can feel free to drop off your donations for Operation Christmas Child at FBC, Kentwood.  We will have some “catching-up” to do because of missing church for two months.

 

 

 

Thanks for praying today.

Anna Lee

 

Sunday

“I have refined you, but not as silver is refined.

Rather, I have refined you in the furnace of suffering.”

~Isaiah 48:10 (NLT)~

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for Ricky Russell of Chesbrough.  He has had complications from Monday’s procedure, been back to the ER, and has an appointment Monday to repair a new problem caused by the procedure.  I know Ricky and his family will appreciate your prayers.

 

 

 

There are others who have health needs and other issues.  I ask you to pray specifically for those whose conditions you are familiar with and in general if you are not updated on those people.  Pray for lives that are touched to turn to Jesus.  May each one be bold in stepping out and doing what God has planned for them.

 

 

 

Pray for graduates.  The year 2020 has certainly been a unique year for each of you.  I pray you find success in all you have on your agenda.  Churches will find ways to honor their seniors, if not today, in the weeks to come.

 

 

 

VBS is going to be a challenge this year.  Some churches will be creative with it while others will postpone it until next year.  I do not know what any of our local churches have planned.  The VBS message is important, but so is health.  Respect the decisions made by each church.

 

 

 

Pray for the re-gathering of our churches today and in the weeks to come.  Some will offer Sunday School and other will choose to wait a while before returning to a full schedule.  Today will be a mixture of many kinds of services.  Stay safe wherever you will be attending.  Pray for those who will not be there because of medical issues.  Know they will be there in spirit and are watching online.  Each family will be making a decision about what is best for them.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – May 17th

  • 1 Samuel 20:1-21:15
  • John 9:1-41
  • Psalm 113:1-114:8
  • Proverbs 15:15-17

 

 

One good thing about this time is that church services are much more available online.  Even if you attend your church, you have the opportunity to “visit” and worship with others.  That certainly is a plus!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

“Do not be misled:

‘Bad company corrupts good character.’”

~1 Corinthians 15:33 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Mrs. Mildred Birch fell at home two nights ago.  Thankfully, she didn’t break anything.  Please pray for her and for others.  Falling happens quickly and ofter makes for big changes in a person’s life.

 

 

 

Died: Joyce Lin, Missionary Pilot Transporting Coronavirus Supplies   –

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/may/missionary-pilot-joyce-lin-died-papua-crash.html?fbclid=IwAR3V8LhYHjFWZjdQS7FWTDOD1pV-r1G8pSuBMOLU4_vHRVuGgeo88iUe-cA

 

 

 

TRUSTEES: IMB approves 59 missionaries, addresses budget concerns

http://www.bpnews.net/54811/trustees-imb-approves-59-missionaries-addresses-budget-concerns?fbclid=IwAR0ypABJfNBy6Upw-L9SrcFvH49rbTq1gYvoYZ8br-UQDUkhvv4JqvlDDVY

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – May 16th

  • 1 Samuel 18:5-19:24
  • John 8:31-59
  • Psalm 112:1-10
  • Proverbs 15:12-14

If you need a hard copy of the Scriptures for the next four months, they are available at the church office – 229-8111.

 

 

 

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You may want to check out these Bible Project Videos, especially if your church does not offer Sunday School.  I think they might also be a good addition to your summer plans/. The video for this week is number nine – “Hope”.

https://bibleproject.com/explore/

 

 

 

No matter how you plan to participate in worship tomorrow, the key word is “participate”!

Anna Lee