Wednesday

In the same way, faith by itself,

if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

~James 2:17~

 

Betty Simpson is having a problem with bursitis in her left shoulder.  Let’s pray she gets to feeling better real soon.

 

Jeffrey Brister‘s surgery for complete shoulder replacement went well.  Now, the time for recovery and therapy will begin.  Pray he gets full use of his shoulder and arm.

 

Bobby Forbes is home and feeling so much better.  Thank you for your prayers.  Keep praying for the lab reports that are due later this week.

 

I’ve been watching some weather maps showing a renewed Gulf storm named Harvey.  It looks like we are in for lots of rain.  Let’s pray He blows himself out before reaching us.

 

Kathren Daniel Miller

February 01, 1967 – August 19, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/kathren-miller?fh_id=10545

 

 

Read the Bible – Matthew 1-2, Psalm 81, and video Matthew 1-13 which can be found at http://bibleproject.com.

Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.net

Children in Action will meet at 6 P.M. tonight at FBC, Kentwood.

The Friday Morning Bible Study will NOT meet this week.  We will meet the following Friday at 10 A.M.

We had a nice “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party yesterday.  Next month, we will meet September 26th.

Don’t forget your items for the Fall Food Round-Up.  Leave them under the stairwell to the church office.  The truck will be here September 18th to pick up our items for the LA Baptist Children’s Home.

Items for Operation Christmas Child can be left in my classroom or in the box under the stairs to the balcony.  This week, we are collecting bandanas.  The following week we will focus on brushes and combs.  We could use a few more boxes of markers, highlighters, crayons, pencils, pens, and calculators.                                                               We are progressing well.  We have been working a little each week to keep everything organized.  I get excited every time I get to work there.   If you want to help some, please let me know.

 

Have a wonderful day today.  
Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said,

“I am the light of the world.

Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,

but will have the light of life.”

~John 8:12~

 

Don Clemons seems to have good reports following his surgery.  Let’s join the family in thanking God for this.

Jimmy Alford, David brother. called yesterday to say his doctors see his cancer growing.  He’s waiting for additional information.

Bobby Forbes is expected to be able to return home today.  Let’s pray this happens.  Janie, his wife is a former nurse who will be giving him extra good care at home.

Tom Brister is undergoing tests.  Please pray for him.

 

Marsha Mistoler Reid

April 23, 1950 – August 19, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/marsha-reid

 

 

Read the Bible – II Chronicles 35-36 & Psalm 80

 

 

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – This morning at 11:00 at The Cafe

Honoring: Lois Pittman, Fay Raborn, Molly Carter, Frances Gay, Fay Shoemaker, Eva Watts, Carol Jean Conerly, Evelyn Bridges, Ferrie Gene Blackmon, Sue Connelly

 

 

Operation Christmas Child 

David and I shopped yesterday and made many good purchases.  I’m so anxious to open all the bags and look at the items all at the same time.  We found calculators for $.94 at Walmart in McComb (and bought them all), colored pens, jump ropes, small cars, plastic animals, soap, etc.  We experienced excitement and joy as we thought about the children who will receive the shoe boxes in a few months.

Items we didn’t purchase yesterday, but still need – small flashlights and extra batteries, washcloths, and bandanas.

 

 

The SON shines every day!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father,

who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 

encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

~2 Thessalonians 2:16-17~

 

Miss Fay Shoemaker is improving at home.  Keep her in your prayers.

Minnie Lou Travis Hutchinson

September 28, 1924 – August 10, 2017

Visitation

Saturday, Aug 19, 2017
9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Funeral Service
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017
11:00 AM

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/minnie-lou-hutchinson?fh_id=10545

Iris Faye Peek Langford

February 20, 1953 – August 11, 2017

Visitation
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Memorial Service
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017
7:00 PM

  • Read the Bible – II Chronicles 9-12 & Psalm 73
  • “Young” Ladies Birthday Party – one week from today
  • FBC, Kentwood has a workday planned for Saturday at 9 A.M. Take gloves, tools, and a willing attitude.
  • Update on the backpack challenge given by Bro. Darryl Sunday:  All 33 papers were taken and money was given to pack 14 additional backpacks.  That’s 47 children who will now have needed school supplies!
  • Operation Christmas Child – We could use some more pens and pencils for the shoeboxes. Sunday, we will be collecting $1.00 calculators.  Check the area dollar stores.  I’ve found them in blue, green, pink, etc.  Black is always good.  They will last for years, so this is a good purchase.  Mark our packing date on your calendar.  It will be Saturday, November 4th this year.

 

 

Who will you check on today?  What will you do for others today?  Who will you add to this prayer list?

Anna Lee

 

 

Sunday

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines,

though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food,

though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, 

yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.

Habakkuk 3:17-18

 
Let’s remember the flood of August 13, 2016 and especially pray for those who are still displaced.

 

Rev. Rod Smith

Today he had SOFT SCRAMBLED EGGS FOR THE 1st time in 111 days also had Milk with thickener for the first time since the Stroke! May God Bless each & everyone of you who have given to us during this time…We love you to pieces & thank Our Almighty Father for filling you with His Love & Grace! 
Lots of LOVE, Vivian & Rod

Michael Doughty was injured while serving as a firefighter in Baton Rouge this week.  Pray for Michael as he recovers from his burns.  He’s in the burn unit at Baton Rouge general.

 

 

Ronald Anthony Ardillo

February 27, 1959 – August 08, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/ronald-ardillo?fh_id=10545

Bible Drill Class for children tonight at 6 P.M.
Read the Bible – II Chronicles 1-4 & Psalm 71
I may find time for more later.
Anna Lee

 

 

Friday

 For no one is cast off by the Lord forever. 

Though he brings grief,

he will show compassion,

so great is his unfailing love.

~Lamentations 3:31-32~

 

George Cutrer of Osyka will be have back surgery to correct some problems on September 5th.  Please begin to pray for him now.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon came home and got settled in.  Dr. and Mrs. Illey Dillon with be with Mr. “Cete” and “Miss” Ruby for a few days.  Please pray for a good adjustment at home.

 

 

Mrs. Minnie Lou Hutchinson passed away yesterday.  Please add her family to your prayer list.  I’ll post the obituary when it becomes available.

 

 

Read the Bible – I Chronicles 22-24 & Psalm 69

Baptist Press http://bpnews.net

 

 

“Ready”

 

 

Ready or not, He’s coming back one day!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Thursday

A person’s wisdom yields patience;

it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.

~Proverbs 19:11~

 

 

Josiah Huckaby, son of Job and KK

Josiah is 5 months old as of yesterday…he has been doing really well. They decided to put a nephrostomy tube in on Friday to drain one of his kidneys because of an obstruction from a kidney stone. His other kidney has an obstruction that will require reconstructive surgery in the future. The tube ended up coming out on Sunday & they were going to have to replace it on Monday. They decided to do another ultrasound to see how that kidney was looking…and PRAISE GOD it has improved enough that they won’t have to replace the nephrostomy tube for now. As of right now, the goal is to wean his oxygen down to home settings so that we can start discussing coming home. He has been staying awake all day (he can’t stand to miss any of the action) & sleeping all night…hope he keeps that up. 😉 He loves kicking his feet constantly while he’s awake & he’s starting to smile again! He also loves sitting up & watching people. He wiggles so much the nurses are always having to make sure he hasn’t wiggled to the bottom of the bed…they are constantly having to scoot him back up. Day 155 in the NICU has been an awesome day for Josiah! God is so good!!!

Mrs. Mimi Sneed was able to go home from a friend’s house where she was staying.  She did have to go for more medical tests yesterday, but the results were good.  Pray for her as she recovers from her accident.

Bettye Fussell is moving ahead to her next round of treatment which will begin Monday.  Pray for her to have strength and endurance for this phase of her “battle”.  She certainly has faced this journey with a positive attitude.  Keep her in your prayers.

Thank-you for praying for Jennie as she traveled.  She’ll be able to speak to many of you at church Sunday or the following Sunday.

 

 

Mary Moore Pevey

September 26, 1927 – August 09, 2017

Visitation
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017
8:00 AM-11:00 AM

Funeral Service
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017
11:00 AM

Eva Mae Jones Carney

June 08, 1929 – August 08, 2017

Visitation
Friday, Aug 11, 2017
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Funeral Service
Friday, Aug 11, 2017
2:00 PM

http://http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/eva-mae-carney

Margaret B Callihan

August 17, 1923 – August 09, 2017

Visitation
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017
12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Funeral Service
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017
2:00 PM

Newell T. Ruth

August 25, 1964 – August 09, 2017

Graveside Service

Saturday, Aug 12, 2017
10:00 AM
Read the Bible – I Chronicles 18-21 & Psalm 68
Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 20
Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.net
“I Was Glad When They Said”

 

 

Fall Food Round-up

  1. Refer to yesterday’s Prayer Link for a list of items they especially need.
  2. Leave your items under the stairwell at the office entrance to the church.
  3. The truck will be in Kentwood Monday, September 18th to make the pick-up.

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – Thank-you to all who have helped us collect the items so we can pack 350 shoe boxes this year.  I get so excited when I think about the impact the shoeboxes will make on the lives of children across the world.  There is a collection box under the stairwell to the sound room for those who cannot make it to my classroom Sunday morning before Sunday School.

  • August 13 – Collecting pens and pencils
  • August 20 – Collecting $1.00 calculators
  • August 27 – Collecting bandanas

“Anabel and a Personal Note” – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/shoeboxstories-anabel-and-a-personal-note/

 

 

Especially for Children!

  • Children in Action (Missions class) – Wednesdays at 6 P.M.
  • Bible Drill Class – Sundays at 6 P.M.

 

 

 

At the end of this day, may you be able to look back with a smile as you think about how this day counted for God’s kingdom.

Anna Lee