“He will stand and shepherd them in the strength of Yahweh,

in the majestic name of Yahweh His God.

They will live securely,

for then His greatness will extend to the ends of the earth.

He will be their peace.”

~Micah 5:4-5a~

Kayla Johnson, from her mom

Please put Kayla on the prayer list. She went to
ER last with severe pains in her side. They
Think she has a cyst that has rupture .
Start on meds now and if not better by morning
They will do surgery . We are hoping meds will work
And she can come home soon. Thank you


Mr. John Causey had a procedure yesterday to block some nerves.  He’s home now and doing well.  Pray that the surgery was effective.

Robbie Lynn C. Kirby will have a procedure in Jackson, MS today.  Pray it is beneficial to her.

Kathy Jo Thompson is doing well following her procedure and will be returning home today.  Pray for her as she travels and continues her recovery.

Mrs. Pat Mandella is continuing to improve and is scheduled to come home in a couple of weeks.  In the meantime, her husband had a heart attack while in the yard at home.  Pray for this family as they try to get healthy again.

Oklon Spiers, Jr.
(September 28, 1941 – August 25, 2013)

A resident of Hillsdale, died at 10:35 a.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at his sister’s home near Kentwood. He was born September 28, 1941 in Picayune, MS and was 71 years of age. He is survived by 6 sisters, Pearl Cozzo, Lynda Miller, Diane DiVisconte, Shirley Cox, Mary Dunn and Nell Spiers; brother, Charles Spiers; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Linda Ogima Spears; parents, Oklon Spiers, Sr. and Pearl Miller Spiers; 2 sisters, Lois Manning and Elaine Rohner; 2 brothers, Jackson Philmore “JP” Spiers and Otis Spiers. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army. Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Hillsdale Baptist Church Cemetery. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Baptist Press – BPNews.net

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Surrounded by Mercy” – http://odb.org/

“Young” Ladies Birthday Party 

FBC, Kentwood, we will be celebrating August birthdays this morning at Nyla’s at 11:00.  If you have an August birthday, please come.  If you do not have an August birthday, please come help celebrate.  We will have a great time visiting and honoring our ladies.

Please collect used, but still usable shoes, for us to contribute to Re-Store in Amite.  We are especially looking for children’s and men’s shoes.  You can drop them off if the baskets at the main and office entrances to the church.  Sunday will be the last day for you to do this.  During the month of September, we will be collecting used, but usable, school uniforms of all sizes.  You can drop them off at the baskets at the office and main entrances to FBC, Kentwood.  You do not have to be a member of this church to help with the project.

The Lucy Bible Study will begin this week.  Meet in the fellowship hall at 10:00 Friday.  Bring your Bible.  The study will not require homework of money.  Each lesson is on a new topic, so if you miss one week, you pick up with the next topic the following week.  Come laugh and study with us!

FBC, Kentwood is working on new children’s programs which will be beginning soon.  Contact the church office for more information.  You can also pick up a printed list of all the activities scheduled for the children and youth.

Looking forward to seeing what God has in store for those of us who live in the Kentwood area.  

Anna Lee



 “Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God?  

Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”

~James 4:4~

Tanice Ann DelRio
(July 8, 1953 – August 23, 2013) 

A resident of Kentwood, she died on Friday, August 23, 2013 at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb, MS. She was born July 8, 1953 in Baton Rouge and was 60 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Wendy DelRio Marze and her husband, Charlie, West Monroe; son, Michael DelRio and his wife, Teresa, Farmerville, LA; 2 grandchildren, Madelyn and Mason DelRio; step-granddaughter, Carlie Marze; sister, Janice Hornsby and her husband, Michael, Kentwood; 2 brothers, Charles J. Kimball, Baton Rouge and Marlin Kimball, Prairieville; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles A. Kimball and Susie N. Kimball. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “The Next Chapter” – http://odb.org/

Homebound Lord’s Supper – Today at 4:30 member of FBC, Kentwood will divide into groups and travel to various places to visit some of our homebound.  This must be an awesome blessing to those who have the Lord’s Supper brought to them.  It is also a true blessing to be a part of this just by being present.  The homes to be visited and the deacon leaders of each group have already been established.  Pray for this to be meaningful to all.

Missions – The end of the month is fast approaching.  It will soon be time to deliver shoes to Re-Store in Amite.  Has your family contributed gently used shoes?  What about the children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews in your family?  This would be a good time to work with other family members to go through closets and select shoes to share.  Collection baskets are near the main and office entrances of the church.  Please help the baskets to overflow with blessings for others.

Our next project for Re-Store will be school uniforms.  If there are any children who have outgrown their old uniforms and you are not passing them down to a family member, please begin to deliver them to the church to the same collection baskets by next Sunday.  If you are like me and have no local children who wear uniforms, please begin to pray for the families who will receive the uniforms.  Pray their hearts will be touched because others have shared of their abundance so the children of their families could be blessed through us.

Friday at 10 A.M., we will be beginning a new series of Bible studies based on the “Lucy” television program.  A  small segment will be the basis of the study each week.  There is no homework from one meeting to the next, but you are certainly free to take notes and to study deeper as God leads you.  I hope to see ladies from several different churches present each week.  I think studying the Bible together will bless all of us.  There is a sign-up sheet at the church.  You can also contact me in person or just show up Friday.  Come planning to laugh and to use that to evaluate your own life.  There will be no cost for this study.

The monthly “young” ladies’ birthday party will be Tuesday at Nyla’s at 11:00.  We will honor those who have August birthdays and have a good time eating and visiting.

Be a part of the Bible Study at your church today.  God’s plan is for is to meet with other Christians and to study His  Word together.

Have a great Lord’s Day!  Make this the most special day of the week.

Anna Lee


“Therefore, He is always able to save those who come to God through Him,

since He always lives to intercede for them.”

~`Hebrews 7:25~

Betty Taylor had four shots in her eyes yesterday and was in a great deal of pain, as well as having her vision affected.  Pray for a better day today.

Pray for a better day for Mrs. Ruby Ziggler today.  Pray she feels encouraged and has a greater desire to work to get better.

If you are on Facebook, please read the last few posts on “Prayers for Eli” and “The Adventures of Connor Man”.  Pray for both of these young boys.

Continue to pray for Kathy Jo Thompson as she praises God and encourages others to meet Him.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “The Gift of Light” – http://odb.org/

Hymn of the Day – “Near the Cross” – http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/n/e/nercross.htm

The “Lucy” Bible Study will begin one week from today at 10:00 at FBC,  Kentwood.  You will not have any daily homework and do not have to be a member of FBC, Kentwood to attend.  There is no cost for this study.  Let me know if you are interested.

Mission Project – Shoes for children, men, and women are needed at FBC, Kentwood.  They will be given to Re-Store in Amite.  Today and tomorrow will be good days to clean out some closets and help someone at the same time.  There are collection baskets inside the main door and the office door.  Next month we will be collecting school uniforms.  By now everyone should know if they have some uniforms that have been outgrown and are taking up space.  This will help you and help someone else.

Camp Living Waters, near Loranger, is in need of the following items.  Some of you may want to help our area church camp.  You can donate the items or you can give money to purchase these items.

  • Twin size mattress protectors
  • Bedspreads, not comforters
  • Glass salt and pepper shakers
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper goods

We can all be a part of missions!  Let’s do our part.

Anna Lee


Today’s verse is compliments of the International Mission Board’s Today’s Prayer.

“For God is not unjust;

He will not forget your work and the love

you showed for His name when you served the saints–

and you continue to serve them.”

~Hebrews 6:10~

Russ and Ashley Guzzardo have a new baby daughter.

The newest member of my family is here.  Blakely Nickole Guzzardo arrived at 5:25 on August 20,2013.  She weighed 7lbs 8 oz and was 20 inches long.  Thank-you to everyone for your prayers. Please say a prayer of thanks for a healthy baby.  God is good!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy Jo Thompson and her mother are flying to Maryland today so Kathy Jo can have another surgery.  Pray for her as she continues her battle.

There is a young man from our area who, with his wife, is teaching in Egypt.  Pray for them during this time of unrest.  Pray for their families here to have peace about the location of their loved ones.

FBC, Kentwood will switch from AWANA to Team Kid this year.  They will also switch back to Sundays for their meetings.  Stay tuned for more information.

Bible Study – Don’t forget the ladies’ Bible study which will begin on the last Friday morning of this month.  It is based on the main character and clips from the “Lucy” series.  I’ve been previewing some of the material.  I have found great depth to the lessons which will be presented.  All ladies are invited to  attend and learn with us.

Missions – Heath Rohner of Re-Store said his greatest need is for shoes.  We are collecting gently used shoes to give him for his ministry in Amite.  If you have some shoes to share, drop them in a basket at FBC, Kentwood on Sundays or during the office hours during the week.  Our collection project for him next month will be school uniforms.  In the months following that we will collect jackets and blankets.  What a blessing you will be to some people in our area!

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Living Beyond the Odds” – http://odb.org/

Baptist Press – BPNews.net

Hymn of the Day – “Trust and Obey” – http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/r/trstobey.htm

I hope you will take time to listen to this simple hymn which has a powerful message.  May the tune “follow” you around today as a reminder of how we are to live our lives.

Have a blessed day.  Be a blessing to someone today.  Let’s let His light shine brightly, even brighter that last night’s blue moon, for Jesus!

Anna Lee