Thursday Morning

 If my people,

who are called by my name,

will humble themselves and pray

and seek my face

and turn from their wicked ways,

then will I hear from heaven

and will forgive their sin

and will heal their land.

~2 Chronicles 7:14~

Cathy Russell spent a night in North Oaks for observation.  While at the hospital to visit Cathy, her mother, Nita R. Miller, fell in the hallway.  Please pray for Cathy and Nita as well as their family members checking on them.

Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell has been “checked out” and is doing okay.  Thank-you for your prayers for her.

Mrs. Mildred Birch made it home yesterday, but is on the road for two appointments in Baton Rouge today.

Mrs. Julia B. P. Forrest passed away.  Her service will be Saturday morning, March 14th, at FBC, Kentwood.

Read the Bible in 2015

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

No Friday morning Bible study this week!

Time change Sunday – Set you clocks AHEAD one hour.

Operation Christmas Child – You have the opportunity to purchase items for the shoeboxes for needy children.  Check the table in the hallway across from the kitchen at FBC, K.  You can get a bag or several bags to fill and return to the same area.  New items have been added for the month of March.
Annie Armstrong Missions Offering 
Pray for the world situations and leaders in various countries.  Some leaders are elected and some are not.  Choose the ones God wants you to follow.


Do not be quick with your mouth,

do not be hasty in your heart

to utter anything before God.

God is in heaven and you are on earth,

so let your words be few.

Ecclesiastes 5:2

Baptist Pressbpnews. net

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: An immigrant mindset in Toronto
  • Netanyahu: Iran poses world’s ‘greatest danger’
  • CP 4.81 percent ahead of projection
  • CP ‘a tool to obey the Great Commission’
  • ‘I would hug him,’ says florist of gay accuser
  • Bill to slash slavery gains quickly in Senate
  • Tennessee Temple to close, merge with Piedmont
  • FROM THE STATES: S.C., Fla., Texas evangelism/missions news; ‘We need to share Jesus every day where we live’
  • First-Person – FIRST-PERSON: Nurturing new churches
  • MOVIES: Redeeming the art


Annie Armstrong Offering for North American mission work


Read the Bible in 2015Psalm 24 – 26


Devotional, Scripture, and a Song


Pray for all those struggling to survive in these weather conditions.  Thank God for the blessing and comforts you have.

Pray for all those whose lives and way of life are threatened around the world.  Thank God for His peace and love.

Pray for all those who have heartaches in our community.  The last three months have had more families with heartaches than I can remember.

Anna Lee



 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit,

 but in humility  

consider others better than yourselves.

~Philippians 2:3~

Marie Skaggs Raymond

Born: May 27, 1916
Died: March 01, 2015

Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions

Jonathan and Shelby Land


  • SBC presidents send open letter to Obama
  • WEEK OF PRAYER: A heart for Mormon-heavy Utah
  • NRB attendance up 15% at wide-ranging convention
  • 365 DAYS: Prayer warriors stand on knees in Ukraine
  • War in E. Ukraine aids church planting in west
  • Christian media oppose FCC Internet ruling

Read the Bible in 2015 

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Hope Center

Volunteers at Hope Center will be removing winter clothing and replacing it with summer clothing beginning this morning.  In a couple days, put you coat on and come check out the spring/summer items!

Time Change

  • Sunday
  • Move your clocks ahead an hour.
  • Forget, and arrive late for Sunday School Sunday!

Lunch for BCM students at SLU

  • March 4th – WMU of Two Rivers Baptist Association
  • March 11th – FBC, Kentwood
    • If you are providing food on the 11th, food needs to be in the church kitchen by 9 A.M.
    • If you are working, meet at the church at 10:00 unless you are involved in cooking the jambalaya.
    • Thanks to Jason Dean and James Rimes for continuing in Marty Simpson’s place in preparing the jambalaya.

From the hymn for today, “May God Depend on You?”.

May the Lord depend on you?
Loyalty is but His due;
Say, O spirit brave and true,
That He may depend on you!

Anna Lee


“The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,

and His ears are open to their prayers.”

~1 Peter 3:12a, NKJV~


Pray for Ladell and Nancy Birch.  He has just had some stents put in.  She is in Greensburg hospital for some testing.

Pray for Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell.  She did not seem her best when we saw her yesterday.

Chip Caraway will soon be having surgery for throat cancer.  Pray for him, his surgery team, and his family.

Arthur Danny Richardson

Born: September 09, 1944
Died: February 28, 2015

Mrs. Margaret Caraway told me yesterday that the associational senior adult trip has been postponed to September due to her son’s surgery.

Annie Armstrong Offering – Travis and Staci Kerns

Time Change – Next Sunday, you set your clocks ahead an hour (and get to miss an hour of sleep if you don’t go to bed earlier).

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “A Deadly Weapon” –
  • Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;                                                            . . . they shall run and not be weary,                                                                                             they shall walk and not faint.                                                                                                                                                                                                   ~Isaiah 40:31~
  • “Trust and Obey”

Read the Bible in 2015 Genesis 32 – 35

Enjoy the rain.  Be thankful it is not ice and snow.

Anna Lee


“The godly give good advice to their friends;

the wicked lead them astray.”

~Proverbs 12:26 NLT~


Today, we begin the annual week of prayer for North American missions.  The theme this year is “Send>>America”.

Today’s prayer focus is on Daniel and Linda Yang.  Check out this link and learn more about them, their mission field, and the work they are doing in Canada.

Read the Bible in 2015I Corinthians 1-2

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Learn the Cost” –
  • You were bought at a price.                                                                                                                                  ~1 Corinthians 6:20~                                                                                                                           Without the shedding of blood                                                                                                           there is no remission of sin.”                                                                                                                                                   ~Hebrews 9:22~
  • “Nothing but the Blood” –

Don’t forget the Frozen Food for Families this morning,  Bring your donations to my classroom before Sunday School.  The food will be delivered today.  

Hope Center will be changing from winter clothing to spring/summer clothing this week.

  • If you wish to work some time this week, please let me schedule you.
  • If you want to get a good look at the new clothing, give us a few days and then check it out.

Operation Christmas Child – Please check the table near the kitchen in the fellowship hall. Our goal is to pack about 50% more boxes than last year.  That means working all year to collect the items listed on the bags.  You can shop as individuals or as classes.

Have a great Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee


 But the fruit of the Spirit is love,







gentleness and


Against such things there is no law.

~Galatians 5:22-23~


Please pray for the family of Mrs. Avis Sullivan and get ready to hear her sing again in heaven one day.  Margie said she didn’t know yet what the arrangements will be.

Koltyn Gafford

Yesterday made 1 week since we brought Koltyn home from the hospital. Things surely are a quite bit different.
Sleeping habits are extremely different for him than before. He now goes to sleep between 3 & 5 every afternoon and sleeps til 3 or 4 in the morning. Most everyone that knows me, knows I am not a morning person but, I have managed to do quite well with the new bedtime schedule.
We’ve already made three trips to Baton Rouge, Monday we had evaluations for Occupational, & Physical Therapy & Wednesday an evaluation for Speech Therapy. Yesterday we had a follow-up appointment with his regular Pediatrician, also in Baton Rouge. He will have therapy twice a week, 45 mins sessions of each therapy on Monday & Wednesday’s for at least a year. Next week they are going to mold his feet for his AFO’s (ankle foot orthosis – A strong and lightweight solution for children & adults with mild to moderate drop foot.)
His Speech Therapist is already talking about working on trying to get his mouth and throat ready for liquids by mouth. He has already made progress making different sounds. We can now tell the difference between a hurt cry, a wet/dirty diaper cry, or just a simple whin which means he just wants to be held and loved on! My favorite of them all!!
He also knows the difference between Mommy & Daddy’s bed (which he used to sleep in every night) and his bed. Brad laid down with him in our bed one night while mommy took a shower, then put him in his bed when we were ready to go to sleep and abt 30 mins. later he started to fuss and we laid him in bed with us and he went sound to sleep. Definitely is a good sign that he remembers that was his normal place to sleep. Brad & I both are loving all the snuggles at bedtime. Thanks to everyone for your continued support and prayers. We still have a long recovery ahead of us! Keep the Prayers coming. We love you all

Brad Gafford & Kristin Russell Gafford

Baptist Press –

Read the Bible in 2015Matthew 23-25

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song 

  • “Catching Up with Us” –
  • When I kept silent,                                                                                                                                    my bones grew old through my groaning.                                                                                                                                                  ~Psalm 32:3~                                                                                             Though your sins are like scarlet,                                                                                                            they shall be white as snow.                                                                                                                                                                   ~Isaiah 1:18~
  • “Jesus Paid it All” –  –  (Be sure to read the story that goes with this hymn.)

Have a wonderful day.  Spend some time reading God’s Word and singing His praises.

Anna Lee 



19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,

baptizing them in the name of the Father

and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20 and teaching them to obey everything

I have commanded you.

And surely I am with you always,

to the very end of the age.”

~Matthew 28:19-20~


Macy Gueldner

Ladies’ Night: Love Letters

We had a good time last night with ladies from at least seven different churches. Thanks to all who prepared food, decorated, participated in the program, etc.  Join us for our spring meeting on April 23rd at 6:15.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “A Consistent Life”
  • He knelt down on his knees . . .                                                                                                             and prayed and gave thanks before his God,                                                                                   as was his custom since early days.                                                                                                                                                                        ~Daniel 6:10~                                                                                   

In Him we live and move and have our being.                                                                                                                                                               ~ Acts 17:28~

Read the Bible in 2015Isaiah 45-50


Let’s live to Jesus today!

Anna Lee