Thursday

The Word became flesh and took up residence among us.

We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

~John 1:14 HCSB~

 

Please continue to pray for Pam Seller’s friend, Vicki.

 

Steve Sealey is Carol Bennett Sealeys husband.  Many of you will remember Carol from Roseland or OFA.  Steve will be having three or four bypasses today.  Please pray for this procedure to be successful.

 

Michelle LaBarbera Murphy of Amite is having cancer surgery today.  Pray all goes well for her.  Pray for her many family members and friends.

 

Mrs. Fay Shoemaker is home from Ochsner.  Pray for her as she adjusts to being at home.

 

Sunday, we had an opportunity to talk with Phillip Strickland.  He told us about his trip to M.D. Anderson this week and his hopes for a good report.  He’s there now.  Let’s pray for Phillip and his family as he learns more about his health.

 

 

Read the Bible – Jude, Psalm 39, and video on Jude

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The Friday Morning Bible Study will meet tomorrow at 10 A.M. at FBC, Kentwood.  You are welcome to join us.

 

The monthly “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be early this month. We will meet on Tuesday, December 19th at The Cafe at 11 A.M.
The monthly Third Thursday at the Cabin will be next Thursday, one week from tonight.  We meet at 6:30.  Join us for this great night.

 

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  We received enough money last week to “light up” on light on our string of Christmas lights.  When all the lights are “lit”, we will have achieved our goal.  Sunday, we will be having our yearly “Missions March for the Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions”.  A full 100% of out gifts given through the offering goes to support missionaries who are serving somewhere in the world. We will march on Sunday.  Gifts can be given any Sunday.  I hope you are enjoying the videos at church on Sunday mornings.

 

Today, I want to leave you with this idea for sharing the Gospel.  I hope some of you will use it with your neighbors or co-workers.  https://www.imb.org/2017/12/11/christmas-hospitality-incarnation/?

https://www.imb.org/2017/12/11/christmas-hospitality-incarnation/?utm_campaign=On%20Mission%20Today&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=59341728&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–X7YWxw8jC88sIUAa6e1LfnD4ZnXMT2T2jxJ7bmnhOXf0vAu6obvptcm635YpklmVfmokw-Lc0uAMLGiZlCdCazSedPw&_hsmi=59341728

 

Share some real CHRISTmas spirit this holiday season.

Anna Lee

Monday

Nations will come to your light,

and kings to the brightness of your radiance.

~Isaiah 60:3 HCSB~

 

There are many with cold, allergies, flu, bronchitis, etcFirst, pray for those you are aware of.  Second, do something to help them out.

 

There have been a number of deaths in our community lately.  Please pray for the families who have lost their loved ones during the holiday season.

 

Sunday, December 17th, FBC, Kentwood will have their annual Lottie Moon Missions March.  Come walk inside the walls of our sanctuary to say you support missions.  It’s also a good time to contribute to the Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions.

“Why the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is Collected at Christmas” https://www.imb.org/2017/12/06/lottie-moon-christmas-offering-collected-christmas/

 

Read the Bible – I John 1-2, Psalm 36, & video on I-III John

 

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Ladies’ Bible Study – We missed class Friday due to the snow.  We will put Friday at 10 A.M. back on our schedule for this week.

 

Next Week

  • Tuesday (19th) – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party celebration at The Cafe at 11 A.M.
  • Thursday (21st) – Third Thursday at the Cabin at 6:30 P.M.

 

I think the snow was pretty, but I’m glad it is melting away now.  Let’s keep praying for those who still do not have electricity!  

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

“We know that in all things

God works for good with those who love him,

those whom he has called according to his purpose.” 

~Romans 8:28 TEV~

 

There are many people having tests, waiting for results, dealing with cancer treatments, having surgery, etc.  Please pray for those that you are aware of.

 

Students are facing semester tests in some schools.  Pray for them as they prepare.

 

Rusty Benoit‘s heart surgery went well at Ochsner yesterday.  He’s in ICU now.  Please continue to pray for him, the medical staff, and his family.

 

The Friday Morning Bible Study will continue the study of Ezekiel Friday.

 

Read the Bible – James 4-5 & Psalm 32

 

Week of Prayer for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, Day 5 – https://www.imb.org/day-5/

 

Baptist Press http://bpnews.net

 

The weather has been both cold and wet.  Be careful to stay healthy and safe.

Anna Lee

 

 

Friday

For my eyes have seen Your salvation,

which You have prepared before the face of all peoples,

a light to bring revelation to the Gentiles,

and the glory of Your people Israel.

 ~Luke 2:30-32 NKJV~

 

 

Rob Anderson, son-in-law of Robert and Ora Lee Wilson, is back in the hospital.  He’s having severe pain.  Let’s pray for his problem to be identified and cleared up quickly.

 

“Miss” Ruby Dillon is home again!  She came home early yesterday afternoon.

 

David’s brother, Jimmy Alford of Holden, sent an update that said the doctors are considering three options.  A decision will be made December 11th.  Jimmy asked for your continued prayers.

 

 

Ladies who need to decorate a table for the tea will meet at the church at 10 A.M. Saturday unless other specific plans have been made.  The tea is Sunday at 2 P.M.  It will be a time you shouldn’t miss, but if you do, there is no second opportunity to attend the annual Lottie Moon Tea for 2017.

 

Sunday is the time to bring your STAMPED Christmas cards that will be given to area prisoners so they can send messages home at Christmas.  The more we get, the more families we can touch this holiday season.

 

Our friend who has religious services at the prison said we have been an awesome source of soft-cover Bibles for her to distribute.  If you have some you are not using, please get them to me.  Thanks!

 

The ladies Bible study group will meet in the Heritage Room this morning.  We will be studying Ezekiel 22 today.

 

 

Read the Bible – Hebrews 3-4 & Psalm 26

 

November, our special month for thankfulness, is being replaced by December, our month for celebration of Christ’s birth.  I cannot think of any better reason to celebrate!

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;

his love endures forever.

~  I Chronicles 16:34~

 

Please pray for the Dillons.  “Miss” Ruby has been admitted to North Oaks with some dehydration and an infection.  She’s in room 4102. Mr. “Cete” is with her.
I have an update on Kayla J. Evans and her baby girl, Finley.  They are both doing well at this point.

Russell Wiley Crawford

December 09, 1939 – November 27, 2017

A resident of Spring Creek passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center in Independence. He was born December 9, 1939 in New Orleans and was 77 years of age. He was a U. S. Army Veteran and a member of Spring Creek Baptist. He is survived by wife, Marilyn Kelting Crawford; daughter, Becky Crawford; son, Randy Crawford; 2 grandchildren, Chase and Kaysie Crawford; sister, Carol Fairburn, all of Spring Creek. Preceded in death by parents, George and Flora Crawford; sister, Margaret Roberts; 2 brothers-in-law, Fred Roberts and Gerald Fairburn; nephew, Scott Fairburn; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Eugene and Lucille Kelting. Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until religious services at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spring Creek Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Russell. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Read the Bible – Philemon, Psalm 24, and video of Philemon at http://bibleproject.com
Work is progressing on the Two Rivers Associational Annual Lottie Moon Tea.  Let me invite all ladies (3-103 years old) to come to First Baptist Church, Kentwood at 2 P.M.  Sunday. In additional to some tea and other treats, you’ll hear a missionary who has returned to the states and witness the musical talents of the children and youth of our local churches.  The ladies will be decorating their tables Saturday morning.  I know they will be beautiful!  If this is your first holiday event, it will put you in a Christ centered focus for the Christmas season.  If you miss it, there will be no second chance.  I’m looking forward to seeing you Sunday at 2 P.M.  We are thankful to have our children and youth help with serving of food, as well as singing.
The children of FBC, Kentwood will have missions tonight and work in a little last-minute practice time for the tea.  We begin in the sanctuary at 6 P.M.
The ladies will have their regular Bible study, of Ezekiel, Friday morning at 10 A.M.  The prophesy is interesting.  We are comparing those days to the present days and praying for our nation and world to turn back to Jesus.
The “shoeboxes” we packed are getting the Christian literature that will introduce them to Jesus added this week and boxes divided up for their final destinations as well as packaging for overseas shipping.  The boxes might travel by plane, ship, boat, wagon, bus, car, truck. camel, horse, on even be carried in on the backs of people.  All opened boxes will bring joy and an introduction to Jesus!
Sunday, we will begin our Week of Prayer for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  We received slightly more than our goal for the Georgia Barnett Offering for North American missions.  I look forward to exceeding this goal too!  We will again have our Missions March as introduced to us by Dr. Tom Higginbothan, a former IMB missionary who served as interim pastor at FBC, Kentwood a few years ago.
Sunday is the deadline for bringing in STAMPED Christmas cards for the prisoners at the parish jail.  David and I will personally deliver the cards to the jail next week.  No number of cards is too large or too small!  We’ll pray each one impacts a family with the true Christmas message this holiday season.
It’s a great week!  Follow Jesus in the Christmas season this year!  Merry Christmas!
Anna Lee

Friday

With men this is impossible,

but with God all things are possible.

~Matthew 19:26HCSB~

 

 

Read the Bible – Philippians 3-4 & Psalm 12

 

Obituary for William Bruce Clemonshttp://stephensondearman.com/services.asp?page=odetail&id=1750&locid=1

 

Operation Christmas Child Drop Off Schedule for First Baptist Church, Kentwood

  • Friday – 4-6 P.M.
  • Saturday – 9-12 Noon
  • Sunday – 2-4 P.M.
  • Monday – 8-10 A.M.

 

Third Thursday at the Cabin

We met at the cabin last night and had six first-time guests with our guests from eight different churches.  It was another meaningful night for us.  Those of you who came really blessed our hearts.  We’ll be looking forward to the next gatherings which will be on December 21st.

 

Looking Ahead

  • Today – Friday Morning Bible Study – Fellowship Hall @ 10 A.M.
  • November 26th – Breakfast at Pine Ridge which benefits a worthy cause
  • November 28th – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at the Cafe
  • December 3rd – Lottie Moon Tea at FBC, Kentwood at 2 P.M.

 

Send me a message if you have a prayer request you want me to share here.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Thursday

2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 

4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”

~John 14:2-4~

 

 

Read the Bible today – Philippians 1-2, Psalm 11, and the video about Philippians

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Ora Lee Wilson’s nephew, 50, who had two heart attacks is better and stable.  Thank you for your prayers for him.

Michelle L. Murphy and Ferrie Gene Blackmon both are facing surgery soon.  Pray for them.

Andy Taylor was able to be back at church last night.  Please continue to keep his foot problem in your prayers.

 

 

The Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off Location at FBC, Kentwood is looking forward to receiving lots of shoeboxes today that were packed at churches last night.  Each box is special to those who collected items and packed the box, but much more important to the child and family that receives the box.  The drop-off sites will be open daily through Monday.  The site in Kentwood will be open 10 – 12 noon today, Thursday, and 4-6 P.M. Friday.

 

Churches that are a part of Two Rivers Association are collecting STAMPED, RELIGIOUS Christmas cards until December 3rd.  Then, they will be taken to the local parish jails in Amite and Greensburg and given to prisoners so they can send messages to family members.

 

Friday Morning Bible Study will meet tomorrow at 10 A.M. and continue the study of Ezekiel.

 

Plans for the Lottie Moon Christmas Tea for churches  in our area are progressing.  It will be December 3rd at 2 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood.  Children will be singing Christmas songs for us.  Ladies will be decorating tables with their personal sets of dishes.  It will be beautiful and meaningful.

 

The children in the missions class of FBC, Kentwood were able to hear the first part of the story of the early years of Lottie Moon’s life last night.  They will hear more next week.  Hopefully, as they grow they will remember her story and how important international missions are.

 

TONIGHT, we will meet at the cabin at 6:30.  I’m looking forward to seeing many of you.  We will add a talented musician, Kaye Roberts.  She will be playing some piano offertories for us.  Join us and be blessed.

 

Tuesday, November 28th, the “young” ladies of out church will gather at The Cafe at 11 A.M. to honor ladies with November birthdays.  Feel free to join us.

 

Thank-you for reading and praying for those listed and the events listed here today.

Anna Lee