Monday

If then you have been raised with Christ,

seek the things that are above,

where Christ is,

seated at the right hand of God.

 Set you minds on things that are above,

not on things that are on earth.

~Col. 3:1,2~

 

Rev. Bobby Eads’ mother, Glenda Eads, is critically ill.  Please pray for the Eads family.

 

Miss Fay Shoemaker was feeling well enough to be in church yesterday.  I’m thanking God for her progress.

 

Read the Bible – Chronicles 32-34 & Psalm 79

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

 

“There is a Name I Love to Hear/O How I Love Jesus”

 

The children in Bible Drill Class learned more about their Bibles last night and read & discussed the story of the creation.  If you have a boy/girl or grandson/granddaughter, ask them to tell you about the creation.  They can tell you the story and locate it in their Bible.  They are so amazing to teach.  Thank you for Betty Simpson and Susan Frazier for faithfully helping with the children of Sundays and Wednesdays.

 

Thank-you to those who brought calculators for Operation Christmas Child.  We could use some more of the $1.00 calculators that can be found at the dollar stores.  This week, we will be shopping for colorful bandanas.  Some very pretty ones have already been turned in.  Yesterday, three individuals gave me cash to shop for them.  David and I will do that and give a copy of the receipts to the donors.  Yesterday morning and afternoon, I was able to work on organizing the items given so far.  Our grandson has given time periodically this summer.  Last night, after helping before church, our daughter decided to work while I was teaching class to finish up some things.  Later this week, I will be able to list items we are running short on.

 

 

I would love to pop out of the shoeboxes as they are opened in a couple of months.  What joy they must experience as they receive the gifts and the opportunity to learn about Jesus!

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

 

 

 

Wednesday

If you declare with your mouth,

“Jesus is Lord,”

and believe in your heart

that God raised him from the dead,

you will be saved.

For it is with your heart

that you believe and are justified,

and it is with your mouth

that you profess your faith

and are saved.

~Romans 10:9-10~

 

Mrs. Ruby Dillon is scheduled to come home Thursday.  Please pray for her as she makes this adjustment.

Mr. Don Clemons is also expected to return home Thursday.  He will wait a little longer for the lab report.

 

Pray for Jennie as she has been flying home since last night and doesn’t land until this evening..  She’ll be leaving her firstborn at college next week.

James Michael Feltman

July 18, 1953 – August 06, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/james-michael-feltman

Frank Benjamine Bedwell

February 06, 1971 – August 05, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/frank-bedwell

Read the Bible – I Chronicles 15-17 and Psalm 67

Baptist Press http://bpnews.net

Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 20

“Dania and the Radio” – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/shoeboxstories-dania-and-a-radio/

Children on Mission – Meets tonight at 6 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood

Operation Christmas Child Items We’re Collecting

  • August 13 – Pens and Pencils

  • August 20 – $1.00 Calculators

“Jesus Loves the Little Children” 

I believe in prayer.  Do you?

Anna Lee

Saturday Addition

The next Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting will be 9/11, September 11, 2018, at First Baptist Church of Amite.  The focus will be Georgia Barnett missions in Louisiana. The speaker is tentative now, so that will be announced later.  The location is a change from the church that was previously scheduled, so please note that we will be in Amite.

 

Update of health problems:

  1. Andy Taylor has seem some improvement, more on one hand than the other, since his surgery Monday.  He plans to be in church tomorrow.  Thank God for Andy’s improvement and continue to pray for Andy.
  2. Jeffrey Brister was in a bad motorcycle accident a few months ago.  He has one shoulder that has not healed, so he will be undergoing total shoulder replacement.  Pray all goes well with surgery and that Jeffrey gets use of his arm again.
  3. Jennie is continuing to recover from her fall last weekend.  Pray she continues to improve enough to be comfortable on a flight to New Orleans Wednesday.

Tuesday Addition

David had a good eye report from his local doctor yesterday.  Unless something changes, I will not be posting about his eyes.  Thank-you for your many prayers as we have gone through this long difficult process.  You and your prayers are appreciated very much.

Tuesday

But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you,

then choose for yourselves this day

whom you will serve,

whether the gods your ancestors served

beyond the Euphrates,

or the gods of the Amorites,

in whose land you are living.

But as for me and my household,

we will serve the LORD.”

~Joshua 24:15~

Mr. John Phillips’ double knee surgery has been changed to July 21st.  Pray he is able to walk much better after he recovers.

Mr. J.D. Smith‘s shoulder surgery went well at St. Tammany yesterday.  Pray for him as the goes through therapy.

 

Mrs. Hortense Courtney, David’s oldest brother’s mother-in-law, passed away.  Her obituary can be found here – http://www.thompsoncares.com/obituaries/Ella-Hortense-Courtney/#!/Obituary

 

The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party well celebrate June birthdays this morning at 11:00 at The Cafe.  All ladies are invited to join us for a Dutch-treat lunch and birthday cake.

 

Read the Bible – Jeremiah 40-44 and Psalm 24

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

Operation Christmas Child – We have to get BUSY in making our purchases for the shoeboxes.  Please begin this week and then, bring your purchases to my Sunday School room, next to the choir room, so I can store your items and begin an inventory.  Next month, July, we will begin to collect school supplies.  If you have a question about what you can bring, please ask me.

 

Caskey Prayer from the NOBSTS 

     “God,

     Open a door,

     Open their heart, and

     Open my mouth.”

 

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Saturday

Come to Me,

all of you who are weary and burdened,

and I will give you rest.

~Matthew 11:28 HCSB~

 

 

Read the Bible – Jeremiah 4-6 and Psalm 14

Pray for all the children, including my to GA ones, who are headed off to camp in the next few days.  I know of several groups headed out to several different camps.  I pray they are safe and well-fed spiritually.  I also pray for the youth leadership attending camps with them.  May they have abounding love and patience as well as wisdom in dealing with all the situations they will face.

VBS finished at some churches and begins at others.  Pray for young lives to be changed in the VBS opportunities.

 

I have noticed the music in some stores the last couple of days.  Thankfully, I heard “Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling” and other wonderful hymns in one.  It made my day happy.

 

More later….