Wednesday

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 

 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

~Proverbs 3:5-6~

 

 

 

Read (& Write) the Bible) – I Corinthians 13: 8-13

 

 

 

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Over and over, I hear that there are so many sick people in our church and community.  Take time, now, to pray for each one of them that you know of.

 

 

 

From the Hope Center:

A big thank you to First Baptist Church Kentwood for the donation of can goods!!

(Our cans of soup were delivered yesterday.)  Thanks to those who contributed and the the volunteer who delivered them.  Thanks to the Youth on Mission for taking the lead in this worthy project.

 

 

 

Pray for us as David has begun home health, sees this family practitioner today, and his nephrologist Friday.   Than God for sending our daughter to us earlier than we expected.  She has been a BIG help!

 

 

Prayer is a gift from God to us.  Use your ability to pray.

Anna Lee

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.

 

 

 

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

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

Monday

The name of the LORD is a fortified tower;

the righteous run to it and are safe.

~Proverbs 18:10~

Eleanor Morris will be going to North Oaks early this morning for hip surgery.  Pray her health insurance company and her hospital can get together and be ready for the surgery.
Frances Gay is still scheduled for knee surgery in Covington tomorrow morning.
Mrs. Molly Carter has been diagnosed with dementia.  If you would like to call her or to send a card, please call 514-6757 to get the number or the address.
Pray for baby Bennett Brabham and his mom, Katie, as they both have procedures scheduled for this week.
Pray for Eric Lee and Bryan Tate as they continue with medical testing at M.D. Anderson.
Pray for Majel Dean.   Her sister passed away last week.
Please continue to pray for Phillip Strickland, Glen Magee, Sr., and Ferrie Gene Blackmon.
Pray for our daughter-in-law, Becki, as she drives home today leaving Jason to stay with us for the week.  Join us in thanking God for all they did to help us during the past few days.  Pray for David as we see his oncologist today.
Read the Bible today.
  • Psalm 91:2
  • Psalm 101: 1-4
  • I have enjoyed working with some of the youth in reading this passages, marking the “I wills….”, and discussing the passages.

 

 

It was good to see someone bring in a cans of soup last night at church.  We are collecting until “Souper” Bowl Sunday.  Then, the delivery will be made to Hope Center to help those who might need some groceries during the cold winter days.

The associational WMU meeting will be at 190 this morning at East Fork Baptist Church.  The memory of two ladies, Betty Lou Guy (Spring Creek) and Martha Traylor (Greenlaw), will be honored for their service to WMU.
Tuesday, the “Young” Ladies of our church will meet at 11:00 at the Burger Basket in Osyka to honor ladies with birthdays.
It’s always a good day to talk with the Lord and to know he is always available to communicate with us.
Anna Lee

Friday

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

Isaiah 26:3

 

 

There are a number of families dealing with serious illnesses.  Pray for each one that you are aware of.

 

 

David is home from the hospital.  The results of the bone marrow test will be available next week.  Thank-you for your continued prayers for both of us.

 

 

Doris Faye Tillery

March 30, 1945 – January 15, 2019

A resident of Denham Springs passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson. She was born March 30, 1945 in Amite and was 73 years of age. She is survived by 3 children, Mark Thomas, Kelly Tullier and husband James, Lauren Sibley and husband Jason; grandchildren, Ryan Thomas, Kathryn Thomas, Maryn Thomas, Danny Tullier, Brendan Tullier, Jared Tullier, Kailyn Sibley, Morgan Sibley, Raegan Sibley, Brinnyn Sibley, Ethan Sibley, and Camryn Sibley; 2 brothers, Robert W. Tillery, and Carlton E. Tillery; special friend, Robert Pezant. Preceded in death by parents, Julian and Doris Tillery; granddaughter, Aubryn Thomas. Visitation at Tangipahoa United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until religious services at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Rev. Michael Townsend. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Claude Eugene Smith

February 25, 1936 – January 16, 2019

Our wonderful and loving father Claude Eugene Smith has found peace and went on to see his heavenly Father. Claude Eugene Smith was born in Mount Hermon Louisiana on February 25th 1936. He is preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Aline (Wilkes) Smith and father, Wilson Eugene Smith. He will be met at Saint Peter’s gate by his two grandsons whom he will finally be able to once again hug and hold; Travis Wayne Vicknair and Charles Jacob (Jake) Kirkland. What a joyous moment it will be. Claude spent his early years working on his family farm and picking up milk in the surrounding area. Upon graduating Mt. Hermon High School, Claude then went on to box as a middleweight for 2 years at Louisiana State University. Claude married his High School sweetheart Bettye Lou Holiday on August 10th 1956. Claude worked at multiple things until he found his calling with Brown & Root and started a 38 year career building bridges throughout Southeast Louisiana and working in the refineries as well. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60+ years, Bettye Lou Smith, who has been with him throughout the many years of marriage, both good times and bad. Claude will also leave behind his daughters, Sandy Smith Vicknair, Cheryl Smith Braud – wife of Michael Braud, and his son, Ronnie Eugene Smith, husband of Michele (Heller) Smith. He had dedicated his life to his grandchildren Krystle Vicknair, Reeve Kirkland, Corinne Kirkland, Abigail Smith, Ryan Smith and his one great grandchild, Waylyn Vicknair. He will be deeply missed by his two siblings Martha Alford-wife of Pete Alford and Walter Smith-husband of Diane Wine and his special uncle Fleet Smith Junior with whom he has built a lasting and enduring relationship throughout the years as well as his many nieces and nephews. Claude Smith will have visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, 501 Avenue G, Kentwood, La. on Monday January 21st from 10 am until religious services at 12 Noon where we will then proceed to Mount Hermon Cemetery for a farewell service and his final resting place here on Earth.

 

 

 

Charles Robert Eldridge, Jr.

March 27, 1939 – January 15, 2019

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Hammond, LA. He was born March 27, 1939 in Amite, LA and was 79 years of age. He is survived by 2 daughters, Christina Calmes and husband Terry, Dana Lynn Robin and husband Josh; 1 son, Charles “Chaz” Eldridge, III and wife Wendy; 6 grandchildren, Sean Eldridge and wife Shelby, Tori Lynn Eldridge, Anthony “ Brit” Calmes, Andrew “Bradley” Calmes and wife Wendy, Holly Storey, and Robert Storey; 5 great grandchildren, Savannah, Luscian, Gabriel, Roman, and Cheyenne. Preceded in death by parents, Charles Sr. and Mamie Eldridge; wife, Lois Eldridge; and 2 sisters, Dorothy Minette Holstead and Bobbie Lee Darouse. Visitation at the First United Methodist Church, Amite, from 1 p.m. until Memorial Services at 3p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Josh Milliron. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

January 17 – Psalm 69:30, Psalm 71:6, 14,  & 16

January 18 – Psalm 71:22, Psalm 75:9-10

 

 

Ladies of FBC

  • Monday – Associational WMU meeting at East Fork Monday at 10 A.M. followed by lunch
  • Tuesday – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at the Burger Basket in Osyka at 11:00.
  • Mission Project for Hope Center – Bring cans of soup and place on the organ. Deadline will be “Souper” Bowl Sunday (Project sponsored by Youth on Mission)

 

 

 

Focus on the power of prayer daily and spend some time in prayer.

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

“I have made up my mind to obey your laws forever,

no matter what.” 

~Psalm 119:112 CEV~

 

 

 

Pray for Frances Gay, please.   She caught the flu and has to wait for knee surgery.  Pray she can get past the flu quickly.

 

 

 

Shane Wilkinson had a wreck yesterday because he blood sugar got too low.  He is okay, but his vehicle is not.  Thank God Shane is okay.

 

 

Bro. Rusty Durant’s father-in-law passed away.   Please be in prayer for Melissa and other family members.

 

 

The Hope Center is in need of volunteers, male and female, to help while Sylvester is having treatment and Shirley is with him.  Please call to learn their needs and volunteer.  Prayers for Sylvester and Shirley are greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2019 / Underline each “I will”.

  • Psalm 35: 18 & 28
  • Psalm 39:1

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – January is the month to turn in hats, scarves, and gloves.  If you have other items, it is fine to turn them in too.

 

 

Pray for other needs that are not mentioned today.  Thanks for praying today.

Anna Lee