Saturday

Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

~Ecclesiastes 7:9~

 

 

 

Read & Write the Bible Today – Luke 6:27-36

 

 

Yesterday, David saw a doctor who changed some of his medications because of problems David was experiencing.  Next week, we will have doctor appointments on three or four days.  Looking at that with a positive attitude, the different doctors get to evaluate him multiple times next week.  Another good thing, is that some of these appointments are in Hammond, not Baton Rouge.  David has been recommended for home health.  It’s in the paperwork approval stage.  Thanks for your continued prayers.

 

 

Bernice Martin Travis

March 24, 1926 – January 31, 2019

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at St. Helena Parish Hospital in Greensburg, LA. She was born March 24, 1926 in St. Helena, LA and was 92 years of age. She was a retired LPN from LA War Veterans Home in Jackson, LA and also a retired dairy farmer. She is survived by 2 daughters, Faye Marcus and David, and Kathy Travis; Kim Richard and Ken; 1 son, Alan Travis and Avonia; 1 sister, Frances Robbins and Ronnie; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Wilson Claude Travis; sister, Belle Felker; parents, Preston and Laura Martin. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Arcola from 9:00 a.m until religious services at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Bob Simpson. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

The Youth on Mission are collecting soup for the Hope Center.  “Soup”er Bowl Sunday is the deadline.

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – The suggested items to purchase during February are accessories (watches, jewelry, hair ornaments. sunglasses, etc.)

 

 

 

We have many families with sicknesses and deaths.  Please keep them in your thoughts, prayers, and actions this week.

Anna Lee

 

Tuesday

“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body.

We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.” 

~Romans 12:4-5 NLT~

 

 

Updates:

  • Brandon McElveen had five bypasses.  He is in his mid-40″s.  Thank God for the successful surgery.
  • Andy Taylor‘s cataract surgery went well.  Pray for Andy and Betty as he recovers,
  • Eleanor Morris continues to improve on walking on her new hip.  Thank God for allowing her to have this surgery.
  • David had a long day yesterday in Baton Rouge including visiting in the High Grove Ochsner that just opened.  We were thankful to have Jennie with us and driving.  David was able to get his Procrit shot even thought his number was 10.1 because the number was “trending downward”.  Pray for David’s energy level and strength to increase.

 

Sandra K. Smith (Bro. Danny Smith’s sister=in-law)

1950 – 2019 

Sandra K Smith, 68, of Lacombe died Friday January 25, 2019 at Lacombe Nursing home. Sandra was born February 2, 1950 in Hicksville, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Bill (and Joyce) Albertson and the late Beverly Fiig Burt. Sandra was an avid member of the Lions Club. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Leon (Buck) Smith. She is survived by her son Scott Smith and his wife Kelley Smith. She is survived by her siblings Charles Albertson Sr. Butler, IN; Joana and Neil Bonecutter of Edgerton, OH; Sarah and David Clark of Hicksville, OH; Martha and Kim Elson of Hamilton, IN; and Mary and Tim Algire of Montpelier, OH. She has four grandchildren Tyler Welch of Slidell; Blaine Welch of Slidell; Ryan Welch of Slidell; and Emma Welch of Slidell. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents and two siblings. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Lions Club of Mandeville, 720 Lafitte St., Mandeville, LA 40448. Bagnell & Son Funeral Home, Covington, LA in charge of arrangements. To view and sign the family guest book please visit WWW.bagnellfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Psalm 119: 116, 117. 145, & 146.
  • If you have not received your February Bible reading guide, you can get one at FBC, Kentwood.

 

 

 

Bring cans of soup for “Soup”er Bowl Sunday.  They will be given to the Hope Center.  Help the Youth on Mission help others.

 

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

 

Stay alert to the weather situation.  Be alert and available to help others.

Anna Lee

 

 

Monday

“You were taught . . . to put off your old self,

which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;

to be made new in the attitude of your minds;

and to put on the new self,

created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”

~Ephesians 4:22-24 NIV~

 

 

Please pray for Brandon McElveen. 46 and formerly of Roseland, as he has bypass surgery today.  His parents are GG and Cathy McElveen.  Also, please pray for the medical personnel who will be working to get the bypass done successfully.

 

 

Please add Cora Morris of the the Kedron area to your prayer list.  Just as she was recovering from back surgery, she broke an ankle.

 

 

Pray for Andy Taylor of Osyka as he has cataract surgery this morning.  Pray for Betty as she continues to care for Andy.

 

 

Pray for Nancy Stokes’ daddy.  His blood pressure is very low, so he will be having surgery.

 

 

Bobby Slaven

December 02, 1943 – January 27, 2019

A resident of Osyka, MS, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at McComb Nursing and Rehab Center in McComb, MS. He was born December 2, 1943 in Bogalusa, LA and was 75 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Debbie “Deb” Slaven; son, Jack Daniel Lowry; 3 daughters, Toni Slaven, Melissa Slaven, and Shandra Lowry; brother, Billy Slaven; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Cleve and Carrie Slaven; 6 brothers and 3 sisters. Graveside Services will be held at Slaven-Rohner Family Cemetery on Hickory Lane East of Amite, LA at 4:00PM on Monday, January 28, 2019. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible – Psalm 119: 60, 61, 93, & 106

If you would like to receive a hard copy, please check at FBC, Kentwood for a paper on the readings for February.

 

 

 

Don’t forget cans of soup for “Soup”er Bowl Sunday.  The soup will be given to Hope Center to distribute.

 

 

 

Stay alert to the cold weather we have coming.   Help someone who may not have adequate heating for the low temperatures we have coming our way.

Anna Lee

Sunday

Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid;

do not be discouraged.

Be strong and courageous.

This is what the LORD will do to all the enemies you are going to fight.”

~Joshua 10:25~

 

 

 

Wanda Smith asked us to pray for her daughter-in-law, Courtney Bruce.  She was in an automobile accident a while back and is still in pain.  Pray the surgery Tuesday will relieve her pain.

 

 

Pray for David as he meets a new health-care provider tomorrow.  He will see a liver specialist in Baton Rouge.

 

 

 

Read the Bible – Psalm 119: 7-8, 16, 44-46

 

 

Jennie and I are looking forward to breakfast at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church at 8:00 this morning.

 

 

 

Don’t forget your soup for the Hope Center.  The soup can be placed on the organ any time between now and “Soup”er Bowl Sunday.  Thanks for helping the Youth on Mission with with project.

 

 

 

Prepare for the cold we are having early this week.  You may need to help someone get ready for the cold temperatures.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you
with power through his Spirit in your inner being,

~Ephesians 3:16~

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Psalm 116:17-18
  • Psalm 118:6

 

 

 

Betty Annette Pope

December 05, 1950 – January 23, 2019

Betty Annette Pope, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at her home. She was born December 5, 1950 in Frost, LA and was 68 years of age. She was a member of Coyell Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Lonnie Pope; 2 daughters, Melissa Duffy and Shelia Granate; 3 sons, Dewayne Hano, Todd Pope, and Bryan Pope; 1 sister, Inell Ashworth; 1 brother, Glenn Watts; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Carew and Verna Watts; son, Calvin Hano; 2 sisters, Ernestine Ashworth and Rita Brown; 2 brothers, Melvin Watts and Joe Ray Watts. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 12 Noon until religious services at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Services conducted by Bro. Paul Taylor. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Don’t forget “Soup”er Bowl Sunday and your opportunity to help others by sharing soup of any kind.  You can place your soup on the organ.  This mission opportunity is a project of the Youth on Mission.

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – The suggested purchases for January at scarves, hats, and gloves.  If you purchase an of these items , or any other item, you can leave them on the table in the Sunday School class next to the choir room.  Thanks for helping get us off to an early start.   If you are one of those people who like to give money and let someone else do the shopping, you can give to the special account for missions.   Either way, thank you for helping us with this worthy project.

 

 

 

We will officially end the collection for the Lottie Moon Offering Sunday.  Of course, it is never too late, or too early, to give to any of the mission offerings.

 

 

 

Jason will be flying home today and returning with his family in about three weeks.  Jennie is still with us.  I cannot explain all they have done/are doing, but will simply say they have been very helpful.

I’ve been keeping up with the others who are sick.  Today, I just want to say there are many opportunities to help families with a member hospitalized as well as families of those who are at home.
Faith makes us want to act.  Do something to encourage others to attend church, encourage the sick and their families, share memories with the homebound, etc.  You’ll be blessed as you bless others.
Anna Lee

Thursday

He gives strength to the weary

and increases the power of the weak.

~Isaiah 40:29~

 

 

 

Read the Bible today.  Find the “I will ….”.

  • Psalm 116:2
  • Psalm 116: 13-14

 

 

Don’t forget to bring you cans of soup to the church now and through “Soup”er Bowl Sunday.  All the soup will be donated to the Hope Center in Roseland.  This is a project of the Youth on Mission class.

 

 

There will be a blood drive at FBC, Kentwood Sunday.  Contact the church office at 220-8111  if you are able to help.

 

 

Pine Ridge United Methodist Union will provide a delicious breakfast buffet Sunday morning at 8:00.  Thanks to these ladies who faithfully continue this project which began many years ago.

 

 

FBC continues to have a number of people hospitalized and a number of people who have recently been hospitalized.  Pray for each of them.  Special prayer requests for Phillip Strickland and his family, Glen Magee, Sr. and his family, and Frances Gay has had some new problems and has been transferred to OLOL in Baton Rouge.  Eleanor Morris will probably get to come home today.

 

 

I hope you make it okay with the cold weather last night.  Stay alert to the weather reports this time of the year.  Do you know someone you could help at this difficult time of the year?  Either help them or report the need to some one or some group who can help them.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

[Ask, Seek, Knock]

“Ask and it will be given to you;

seek and you will find;

knock and the door will be opened to you.

For everyone who asks receives;

the one who seeks finds;

and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

~Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV)~

 

 

Eleanor Morris‘ hip surgery went well yesterday.  Pray for her as she begins to walk today.

 

 

 

Frances Gay will have her knee procedure early this morning.  Pray all goes well for her too.

 

 

 

David, Jason, and I had a long, interesting day at Ochsner.  It seems his diagnosis has changed because of a problem David had last week.  We see a specialist Monday.  I think our “picture” will be clearer then.  Until then, please continue to pray.

 

 

 

Read the Bible – January 22

  • Psalm 34: 103
  • Psalm 108: 1-3

 

 

Don’t forget the soup collection for Hope Center.  You can leave your contribution on the organ.  The collection process will continue until “Souper” Bowl Sunday.  This is a project of Youth on Mission!

 

 

Sunday morning at 8:00, the Pine Ridge Methodist Church ladies will serve breakfast food for their monthly breakfast.  The meal is always very good.  You have plenty of time to get to church there or elsewhere.

 

 

The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be at 11:00 this morning at the Burger Basket in Osyka.  Join in the fun if you can.

Anna Lee