Sunday

“In this way they will know God’s secret, which is Christ himself.

He is the key that opens all the hidden treasures of God’s wisdom and knowledge.” 

~Colossians 2:2-3 GNT~

 

 

Please continue to pray for Eric and Missy Lee.

 

 

Susie Sharkey‘s pneumonia is better.  Pray she can stay well,

 

 

Gayle Owens (Shared by Johnny)

I would like to thank everyone again for all the prayers, concern and comments for Gayle Owens. She is doing better, still in hospital. Has a bad bacterial infection in her stomach which is very contagious. Those of you who asked about visiting please do not do so at this time. Trying to get her over it and not give it to anyone else. She walked a little on Saturday but very weak. Her stats were good when walking, heart beat got up but came down quickly as it should. Still having some shortness of breath issues. Her cough came back but meds did their job and stopped it. She may be here for another day or so just do not know at this time. I am hoping she will not be released until the infection is gone and she is walking better and stronger. She will probably disagree…Thanks again for everything.

 

 

Jules Tanksley ( Shared by SariBeth Sitman Tanksley)

After 38 days… little girl we are so happy to bring you home to the most wonderful place on earth! Thankful for all of our amazing CHNOLA family. You saved her life and we will forever be grateful… round 1 down and many more to go! A wonderful Christmas present for our family came early and we couldn’t be happier. God bless Baby Jules!

 

 

Read the Christmas Story – Luke 9

 

 

Read the Bible

Amos 6-7

Proverbs 23

Matthew 7-8

 

 

 

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering – Day 8https://www.imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering-resources

 

 

 

Youth on Mission will meet at 5 P.M. in the missions room.  Please tell your youth to bring their Bibles with them.

 

 

Children in Action will meet Wednesday night at 6:00 in the missions room.

 

 

 

Share the message of Jesus this holiday season.  If you are not in attendance at a church this morning, please consider watching a live broadcast from FBC Kentwood or another church.

Anna Lee

Wednesday

“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure;

then peace-loving,

considerate,

submissive,

full of mercy and good fruit,

impartial and

sincere.”

 ~James 3:17 NIV~

 

 

Update from the Sylvester Humphrey:

Endosonographic finding today for Sylvester. Today’s exam consistent with invasive cancer. It is a stage T1b tumor in the upper 1/3 of the esophagus. Preferred curative treatment is surgical resection. If Sylvester is averse to this, which he is, could consider referral to Ochsner NO for evaluation of endoscopic resection/treatment with photodynamic therapy vs Radio frequency therapy. The ENT just called and she will be getting in touch with someone at Ochsner NO in the next day or so. Thank you all for your prayers. We love all of you. Trusting God to do what is best and give us and the doctors discernment.

(You may know Sylvester from the Amite post office or the Hope Center in Roseland.

 

 

Reminder – Senior adult holiday lunch at FBC, Kentwood at 11 A.M.

 

 

Christmas Bible Reading – Luke 5

 

 

Read the Bible 

  • Hosea 13-14
  • Provers 21
  • Matthew 3

 

 

I’m looking forward to teaching the boys and girls in Children in Action tonight.  We will learn about the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  See you at 6 P.M.

 

 

“A Piece of the Puzzle” – Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

 

 

Do something today to make the holiday season extra special for someone.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Saturday

“In everything give thanks;

for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

 ~1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV~

 

 

Many people will be traveling at the end of their Thanksgiving holidays.  Pray for safety and happy traveling with lots of new memories.  Personally, we have a son and his family driving home to Rome, GA. now and a granddaughter who will fly to Texas in the morning.  Everyone can add to this list the names of others who are traveling.

 

 

Today, I want to share four deaths with you so you can pray for the families.

  1. Mr. Elwood Courtney (98) of Holden

    passed away yesterday morning.  His arrangements are for Sunday night and Monday at Brandon Thompson Funeral Home in Hammond.  His obituary is not on their website yet.  Mr. Elwood was the father of David’s sister-in-law, Janie Alford.

  2. Wendell Travis Vernon

    September 12, 1941 – November 22, 2018

    Passed in peace Wendell Travis Vernon, age 77, went to be with the Lord on November 22, 2018. He was born on September 12, 1941 in Loranger, LA. The son of Albert and Ethel Vernon, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Loranger High School then proudly enlisted in the US Air Force shortly after, where he spent 7 years as an E5 Staff Sergeant. He was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Mae Robertson Vernon, on November 9, 1957 until she was called home on April 12, 1993. He was the loving father of their two daughters, his daughter, Wendy Holter, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Vernon; daughter, Cindy Wood and husband, Kimmy; granddaughters, Heather Blackwell-LaBure and April Usie; grandsons, David Holter and Travis Holter; and 5 great grandchildren. Wendell loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, and teaching them how to keep a perfectly manicured yard! He is loved and will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. Graveside Services will be held at Loranger Community Cemetery, Loranger, LA at 11:00AM Saturday, November 24, 2018. Services conducted by Bro. Dale Ziebarth. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

  3. Freddie Charles Lebo

    June 06, 1943 – November 22, 2018

    A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at home. He was born June 16, 1943 in New Orleans, LA and was 75 years of age. He is survived by 4 children, Charlotte Lee and husband, Tony, Daron Lebo, Charles Lebo, Jr. and wife, Erica, Lacey Joiner and husband, Brandon; grandchildren, Kody Sticker and wife, Rebecca, Jordan Lee, Kristen Lebo, Devin Lebo, Alexi Crosby and husband, Jace, Taylor Troulliet, granddaughters that were special caretakers, Hallie Royals and Jasmine Joiner; great grandchildren, Cayden Dylan Lebo, Dominick Mitchell, Jacie, Kiley and Tobin Crosby, Bentley Humphry, and Charles Alan Provstgaard. Preceded in death by his parents, Fed and Mary McClendon Lebo. The family would like to thank St. Joseph’s Hospice, especially Lisa King for her wonderful care. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Hannah S. Schwartz

December 26, 1917 – November 23, 2018
A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at her home. She was born December 26, 1917 in Englewood, NJ and was 100 years of age. She was a U.S. Navy nurse during World War II and was a retired public health nurse. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Kentwood. She is survived by 4 children, Charles E. Schwartz and wife, Kim, Kentwood, Richard A. Schwartz, Kentwood, Cathy Schwartz McGowan and husband, Billy, Covington and Hannah Irene Schwartz, Metairie;  grandchildren, Stacey Schwartz Smith and husband, Ed, Catherine Schwartz Doyle and husband, Jeff, Jana Schwartz Hughes and husband, Chris, Melissa Schwartz, Kelly Schwartz, and Kimberly Schwartz; great grandchildren, Christina Smith, Ray Smith, Trent Smith, Ella Doyle, Addison Doyle, Luke Hughes, George Hughes and Maggie Hughes. Preceded in death by parents, Edward Louis Smullen and Hannah McGlynn Smullen; husband, C.P. Schwartz; 2 sisters, Cecilia Smullen and Catherine Rauscher; and brother, Edward Dawson. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall, Amite, from 9:30AM until 11:30AM on Tuesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite, at Noon on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Century Hospice or the charity of your choice. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Daniel 7-8
  • Psalm 134
  • Luke 18

 

 

Tuesday, the ladies of FBC, Kentwood will have their monthly birthday party at The Cafe at 11:00 A.M.  “Young” ladies, you are welcome to bring a friend or relative with you.

 

 

Mission Opportunities

  1. Stamped Christmas cards will be collected the first Sunday of December and delivered that week to prisoners in the Tangipahoa Parish jail.
  2. Gift cards are being collected for an Louisiana College student who received a partial scholarship from ladies of Two Rivers.  We want to send this before Christmas, so get those cards in soon.
  3. The Lottie Moon Tea will help the first Sunday at 2 P.M.  at East Fork Baptist Church.  Be sure this is on your calendar.
  4. The Children in Action will continue to meet on Wednesday nights at 6 P.M. and Youth on Mission on Sundays at 5 P.M. unless there are no church activities that night.

 

 

I trust you are still counting your blessings even though Thanksgiving has passed.  We always have many reasons to thank God.

Anna Lee

 

 

Monday

”‘I know what I am planning for you,’ says the LORD.

‘I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you.

I will give you a hope and a good future.

Then you will call my name.

You will come to me and pray to me, and I will listen to you.’”

 ~Jeremiah 29:11-12 NCV~

 

 

 

Read the Bible – Reflect on God’s “compassion” and catch up on any passages you may have missed reading this week.

 

 

Brian Tate is home again.  Please continue to pray for Rita and Brian.

 

 

David gets his first injection today.  Pray all goes well.  After four, an evaluation will be done.

 

 

The Scripture for our Mission Friends class – “I can do everything by the power of Christ.  He gives me strength.  Philippians 4:13   I taught this to the children as we marched around the room.  Now, I can only say it with a marching beat.

“Just a Closer Walk with Thee”

 

 

Don’t forget the “Young” Ladies Birthday Party tomorrow.  There is always some sweet fellowship at out gatherings.  By the way, Mrs. Nadine Council started these gathering for her Sunday School class more than ten years ago.

 

 

If you have OCC “shoeboxes” to turn in, but sure to hand them to me or leave them in the church office.  The collection dates are November 12-19.  That’s when the boxes from individuals, clubs, schools, and other churches are turned in.  Once again, Kentwood will be a collection site.

 

 

Have a great week!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

~1 Peter 4:10~

 

 

 

Shawn Alford, David’s nephew, had back surgery yesterday and was able to go home with his family – wife and three daughters.  I know he was well cared for.  Thank you for praying for him yesterday.  Pray for good results.

 

 

Mrs. Mimi Sneed will have outpatient surgery this morning at North Oaks.  Keep her in your prayers.

 

 

Cheryl Wilson‘s first chemo is today.  She and her family are anxious.  Pray for calm spirits all the way through her six months of treatment.

 

 

Bryan Tate has been moved to MDA to continue his treatment.  Pray for him and for his family.

 

 

 

Monday’s with Maury

Maury Scobee with Billy and Ruth Bell Graham
‘Mondays with Maury’ Features Stories from Billy Graham’s Longtime Personal Assistant
Maury Scobee served as Billy Graham’s personal assistant for more than 40 years, and he has a wealth of stories from his time with the late evangelist.

This first installment in the Library’s new series of short videos includes reflections from Maury about two of the most important women in Mr. Graham’s life: his mother, Morrow, and his wife, Ruth Bell Graham.

https://billygrahamlibrary.org/blog-mondays-with-maury-week-one/?utm_source=libr+insider+10.09.2018&utm_medium=bgemail&utm_campaign=bgemailnewsletter&utm_content=LY180LBNE&SOURCE=LY180LBNE

 

 

I really enjoyed meeting with the ladies of Antioch Baptist Church yesterday.  They love missions and work to accomplish various projects.  Sharing with them was a pleasure.

 

 

 

The Children in Action will meet tonight at 6:00 in the missions room of FBC, Kentwood.

Read the Bible
  • Jeremiah 9-10
  • Psalm 119: 65-72
  • Revelations 1
“Throw Out the Lifeline”

 

 

 

Thank-you for spending some time with me this morning.

Anna Lee

Friday

                       Above all, love each other deeply,       

              because love covers over a multitude of sins.

~I Peter 4:8~

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 61
  • Psalm 117
  • 2 Peter 2

 

 

 

This morning I found a new video about the Georgia Barnett Offering.  You may want to see it.  Try my Facebook page.

 

 

 

Songs I Love

 

 

 

Grace Joiner Chadwick

November 27, 1921 – September 26, 2018

Grace Joiner Chadwick, a resident of Roseland passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home in Greensburg. She was born November 27, 1921 in Tickfaw and was 96 years of age. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Roseland for 78 years. She is survived by her daughter, Fay Todd and husband, James; son, Bobby Joe Chadwick and wife, Annette; grandchildren, Leticia Brister, Jeffrey Brister, Justin Brister, Robert “Robby” Chadwick, Christina Dupuy and husband, Michael, and Jennifer Bel and husband, John; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Betty Pal, Robert, LA and Gladys Stevens, Burgettstown, PA; 1 brother, Redrick J. Joiner, Loranger; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, William A. “Shorty” Chadwick; parents, Redrick J. Joiner and Nell Kyzar Joiner; grandson, Elmer Brister, Jr.; great-granddaughter, Amelia Grace; 8 sisters and 3 brothers. Pallbearers will be Justin Brister, Andrew Brister, Waco Bickham, Peyton Bickham, Joel Dupuy, Boddy Chadwick, Colby Chadwick, and Omar Banos. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Services conducted by John Bel and Rev. Bob Simpson. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

Martha Quinn Traylor

October 21, 1932 – September 26, 2018

Martha Q. Traylor, a resident of Amite, passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. She was born October 21, 1932 in Oscar, KY and was 85 years of age. She is survived by 4 sons, Edward Dykes, Mt. Hermon, Jackie Dykes and Vicky Wall, Osyka, MS, Jerry Dykes and wife, Kathy, Mt. Hermon, Peyton Travis and wife, Jane, Kentwood; 4 daughters, Shirley Cooper, Paducah, KY, Faye Carney, Bolivar, Ruthie Dykes, Bolivar, and Lila Watson and husband, David, Sr., Wilmer; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Thomas James Traylor; 6 sons, Eugene Travis, William Dykes, Carl Ray Dykes, Tommy Lane Dykes, Jimmy W. Dykes, Sr. and Phillip “Philcole” Dykes; parents, Henry and Eunice Cooper; and numerous brothers and sisters. Visitation at Greenlaw Baptist Church, Kentwood, from 10:00AM until religious services at 12:00 Noon on Monday, October 1, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Randel Carmardelle, Rev. E. J. Didone, and Rev. Melvin Rushing. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Quote that I ran across yesterday –

Love the people

God gave you

Because He will

Need them back

One day.

I have a long list of people I have loved who no longer walk the face of this earth.  Some were family member, but others were special friends.  Once they are gone from this earth, I can only plan to see them in heaven one day, but when I get there it will be wonderful to again see all of these people who touched my life.  We have to invest our lives in others to realize how important they are to us.

 

 

Oh, what precious memories I cherish!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Sunday

Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”  

Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”

~Acts 26:28-29~

 

 

Today, I would like to ask for continued prayer for Jimmy Tolar, Theople Hurst, Bessie Hayden, Phillip Strickland, Linda Callihan, Buddy Morris, Buddy Waller, Brian Tate, and Wilma Smith.

 

 

This morning Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will serve breakfast at 8:00.  The breakfast gives us an opportunity to contribute to a local family with a need.  The ladies of the church carefully select a family each month.  The breakfast is delicious.  The opportunity to help meet a need is a good ministry in our area.

 

 

Tuesday, the “young” ladies of FBC,K will gather to honor our members who have had birthdays during the month.  The ladies being honored at The Cafe Tuesday at 11:00 are Yvonne Birch, Ann Smith, Jan Yarborough, Mary Miller,  Glenda Schilling, and Betty Simpson.  The lunch is dutch treat.  The birthday cake is always delicious.

 

 

Mission opportunities for our children and youth

  • Children in Action – Wednesdays at 6 P.M.
  • Youth on Mission – Sundays at 5 P.M.

 

 

Mission opportunities for all

  • Georgia Barnett offering for Louisiana ministries
  • Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child “Shoeboxes”

 

 

Read the Bible today.

  • Isaiah 57
  • Psalms 113
  • I Peter 3

 

 

Today’s inspirational song – “Because He Lives”

 

 

 

Have a wonderful Lord’s Day.

Anna Lee