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

 

 

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

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