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

 

 

 

Wednesday

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.

He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.

~ Peter 3:18 (NIV)~

 

 

Josiah Huckaby is home and doing well.  Thank-you for your prayers for Job, K,K., and Josiah.

 

 

 

Sylvester Humphrey Update:

Please continue to keep the Humphrey’s in your prayers. Here is an update on Mr. Sylvester from Mrs Shirley:

“The good news is the suspicious area in the hypo pharynx that was biopsied is negative for cancer cells. Sylvester will need an esophagectomy. The cancerous tumor causing the esophageal stricture is close to the larynx (voice box). Dr Pou said his larynx will probably have to be removed because she probably won’t be able to get enough margin removing all cancer cells. She consulted Dr McWhorter and he said the larynx would probably have to be removed which means a permanent hole in his throat. She is meeting with the Oschner & Mary Byrd Perkins tumor board this Thursday to discuss all options; surgery, radiation, chemo etc. Dr Pou said she would also have his case reviewed with Our Lady of the Lake tumor board as a second opinion if we wanted her to and we agreed. Dr Pou is to call us Thursday with all options. Please pray for discernment for the tumor boards and for Sylvester in making his decision about which option/options to make. We love all of you and need your prayers.”

(Many of you know Sylvester from his many years of working at the Amite Post Office or his retirement dream, The Hope Center.)

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Ezekiel 30-32
  • Proverbs 12
  •  Luke 9

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child

  • FBC, Kentwood collection hours today – 4-6 P.M.
  • Thanks to our church friends who stepped up to work this week for David and me.

 

 

 

As you dress warmly today, think of someone who might need warmer clothing.  Can you meet their need?

Anna Lee

 

Thursday

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?

~Psalm 8:3-4~

Mr. Jimmy Tolar was at prayer meeting last night.  It was good to see him back in his regular place.  Let’s keep praying for him and for his caregiver, his wife, Naomi.
Brian Tate will be traveling back to Houston today for his next treatment.  Pray for him and his family.
Mattie’s Miracles Maddie and Nana had a good night. No fever!!! Hopefully they will let her try to eat something today and we can see how she does. Keep the prayers coming! We love our prayer warriors!
Sylvester Humphrey has need of our prayers.

 

BASELA family, I have an urgent prayer request for you. With permission from the family, I share this news from a text I received just a short time ago.

Sylvester Humphrey, serves as director of The Hope Center in Two Rivers along with his wife Shirley. Today, “Sylvester was diagnosed with cancer in the pharynx area. He is going for a PET scan and CAT scan Friday morning. We will see a surgeon in the near future to determine where the starting and stopping points of the cancer are and then a treatment plan will be determined.”

Please keep both Sylvester and Shirley in your prayers during this time. I’m sure as details become available, they will share them.

Bro. Don Meadows, Taylor Creek Baptist Church

L B Young

February 28, 1925 – October 23, 2018
A resident of Pine Grove passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 28, 1925 in Eunice and was 93 years of age. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He is survived by his daughters, Rebecca Young Leake, Pine Grove, and Penny Young Dyess Kessler and Julian Kessler, Minneapolis, MN; sons, Russell Wayne Young, Pine Grove, Stephan Lane Young and Gina Young, Denham Springs; grandchildren, Shari Michelle Leake Wilhelm, Oceanside, CA, Brandi Lynn Leake, Valley Falls, KS, Amy Elizabeth Dyess, Seattle, WA, Michael Wayne Dyess, Baton Rouge, Garrett Lane Young, Denham Springs, Clay Nesbit Jr., Denham Springs; great grandchildren, Tyler Dawson Wilhelm, Oceanside, CA, Hannah SueAnn Wilhelm, Oceanside, CA, Becky Aline-Louise Twombly, Valley Falls, KS; and a sister, Betty Leger, Eunice. Preceded in death by his wife, Ella “Aline” Russell Young; parents, Willie and Rita Smith Young; brothers and sisters, Horace Young, Ira Young, Rose Seidel, Willard Young, Joyce Smith, and Rogers Young. Special thanks to Montpelier Baptist Church family and Bridgeway Hospice especially Hannah, Bonnie, Stephanie, and Brandi. They were a tremendous source of Christian comfort and support to the family. In lieu of flowers send memorial contributions to Montpelier Baptist Church Mission Program, 2241 St. Helena Ave, Montpelier, LA 70422. Visitation at Montpelier Baptist Church
from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Services conducted by Bro. Rusty Durand. Interment Montpelier Cemetery, Montpelier. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Hope Center is having a Building Fund Raiser on October 25, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We will be selling Pastalaya Dinners for $8.00. The meal will include Pastalaya, Green Beans, Bread and Dessert. Tickets will be sold at Hope Center or can be obtained from any of our volunteers. Hope Center is a Food Bank and Thrift Store. Come by and visit us. Open Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Located at 64076 Commercial St, Hwy 51, Roseland, LA 70456. 985-247-2235 Please share this post so more people will see it.
Read the Bible
  • Jeremiah 35-36
  • Psalm 119:145-152
  • Revelation 14

 

 

 

“Make Me a Blessing”

 

 

This has been one of my favorite songs because of the message.  I trust you like the message too.

Anna Lee

 

 

Monday

Remember the wonders he has done,

his miracles,

and the judgments he pronounced.

Mrs. Estelle Raborn is home again from North Oaks.  Please be in prayer for her and Mr. Bobby each day.

Pray for two of our grandchildren who will make their first international flights without their parents Monday and Tuesday.  They are very experienced travelers having flown regularly since they were babies.

Frankie L. Gehringer, Jr.

May 12, 1932 – June 09, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/frankie-gehringer-jr-

Peggy “Peggy Sue” Mitchell Newman

November 12, 1961 – June 10, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituaries/view/id/4260489?fh_id=10545

Reading the Bible – Ecc. 5-8 & Psalm 9

 

Thanks to those who brought red beans and rice.  They have been delivered to The Hope Center in Roseland and to God’s Storehouse in Amite.  Thank-you for helping meet emergency food needs by local families.

 

There will be a number of Vacation Bible Schools this week.  If you are on Facebook, you can check my posts of VBS opportunities in different area churches or you can check the posts of various churches to see when each one is having VBS this year.

 

It’s time to begin thinking of the 350 shoeboxes we will be packing at the end of October.  Please keep your eyes open for hairbrushes, bath soap, calculators, jump ropes, bandanas, small cars and trucks, and small dolls.  You may bring your items to me or to my classroom next to the choir room.  We will need your assistance each month for the next five months.  Let’s get busy and begin accumulating the items we will need for 350 shoeboxes.  Operation Christmas Child is part of Samaritan’s Purse which is under the leadership of Rev. Franklin Graham.  Let’s do our part in accumulating and packing items.  In November, our church will again be a collection site for area churches, clubs, and individuals.  We have ladies available to shop for you if you want to help financially.  I will give you another list of items in about six weeks.

 

There will be no Third Thursday meeting this week or in the next two months.  We will resume the Third Thursday of September.  I will be happy to share my piano for some sweet hymn singing by everyone.

 

Have a wonderful Monday.  Remember, to love your neighbor as yourself today.

Anna Lee

Wednesday

Thanks for understanding I was controlled by a cough for the last two days.  Thankfully, I’m better now.

 

But from everlasting to everlasting

the LORD’s love is with those who fear him,

and his righteousness with their children’s children—

~Psalm 103:17~

 

Good News!  Bettye Fussell’s blood count was good enough for her to be able to get her fifth treatment this week.  Pray for her as she moves forward in beating the cancer!

 

Oler “Ann” Page Tyrney

April 30, 1936 – May 29, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/oler-ann-tyrney

Kenneth Lee Wheeler

July 15, 1939 – May 27, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/?action=obituaries.obit_view&o_id=4248085&fh_id=10545

Read the Bible – Job 40-42 & Psalm 146

 

The Lord’s Church has officially changed its name after much consideration and prayer. It is now Taylor Creek Baptist Church.  Nothing concerning their leadership or focus has changed, only the name.  If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Don Meadows.

The Hope Center in Roseland is updating paperwork for those who receive food baskets each month.  If you know of anyone who needs to update their information, please remind them to do so as soon as possible.

 

“You made my whole being;

you formed me in my mother’s body.”

~Psalm 139:13 NCV~

“He Leadeth Me”

 

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

Tonight – Children in Action for children up to 5th grade.  Learn about missions at 6 P.M.

 

Pray for the children and teachers as they make the most of their summer holidays.  Pray for wise choices for the summer days and for safety in all they do.

 

Pray for Bobby Spinks and others from NOBTS as they travel to the Amazon to share the message of Jesus with those who do not know him.  You may not be traveling to the Amazon, you you surely can take Jesus with you this week wherever you go.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Tuesday

And hope does not put us to shame,

because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts

through the Holy Spirit,

who has been given to us.

 

Carol Jean Conerly received very good news yesterday.  She did not cause any injury to her new knee when she fell Sunday.  Thank God for that!

Mr. “Cete” and “Miss” Ruby Dillon are both improving a little each day.  Please continue to pray for them.

Jonboy Moore

June 23, 1998 – May 21, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/?action=obituaries.obit_view&o_id=4240943&fh_id=10545

Rebecca Annette Blades

August 19, 1981 – May 14, 2017

Operation Christmas Child 

 

Read the Bible – Job 16-19 & Psalm 139

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

“Young Ladies’ Birthday Party 

  • 11 A.M. today
  • The Cafe
  • Celebrating birthdays

 

Red Beans and Rice – Sunday will end our official collection of beans and rice for local food pantries.  Be sure to get your contributions in.

 

You are a chosen race,

a royal priesthood,

a holy nation,

a people for His possession,

so that you may proclaim the praises of the One

who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

~1 Peter 2:9 HCSB~

“Tell the Good News”

 

Tell the “Good News” to someone today!

Anna Lee

 

Thursday

Therefore confess your sins to each other

and pray for each other so that you may be healed.

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

~James 5:16~

 

Phillip Strickland is in a regular room at Ochsner.  He’s still dealing with pain, but hopefully that won’t last too long.  Please pray again today.

Ora Lee WIlson learned the place on her neck is not cancer.  She is thankful and appreciates all your prayers.  Later, she will have surgery to remove it and identify it, but has decided to wait a while.

Ryan “Rufus” Williams continues to slowly improve.  Please continue to pray.

Kenneth Birth continues to deal with back pain.  Pray it eases up some.

Sam Raborn had a tractor accident.  He broke his neck and has had surgery.  Please pray for him as he recovers.  While praying, thank God the accident was not any worse.

 

Janie Ashmore of the New Zion Community passed away.  Please pray for her family and friends.  I’ll post an obituary when one is available.

Jewel Jeremiah Smith, Jr.

September 13, 1931 – April 18, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/obituary/jewel-smith-jr-

Mrs. Helen McCoy Robertson

  • April 18, 2017
  • Frisco City, Alabama

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Helen-McCoy-Robertson-104692907

 

Bible ReadingIsaiah 9-12 & Psalm 111

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 (NIV)

“Victory in Jesus”

 

Third Thursday – 6:30 tonight; Spaghetti’s cooking, Guitars practiced last night, etc.  We’ll be ready!  Y’all come!  Contact me for directions.

Bible Study tomorrow morning at 10:00 – Ezekiel 6

 

Sunday at FBC, Kentwood – Missions March for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering and collection of red beans and rice for food pantries.  That’s in addition to numerous Sunday School classes, wonderful preaching, a nursery (every service), and welcoming members.  Contact the church at 229-8111, another member, or me for more information.

Keep your prayer like active!

Anna Lee