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

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

He heals the brokenhearted

and binds up their wounds.

~Psalm 147:3~

 

Please pray for Bobby Forbes of Arcola who will be having possible cancer surgery in the morning at North Oaks.  You may remember he recently had heart surgery.  Pray for Bobby, his family, and medical team.

George Cutrer of Osyka will be having back surgery September 5th in Covington.  Pray for him each day from now to then as he endure pain and waiting.

Pray for “Miss” Ruby Dillon as she gets out to see her doctors tomorrow.

 

 

Read the Bible – II Chronicles 13-17 & Psalm 74

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Coming Events

  • Prayer meeting, youth, and Children in Action (missions) tomorrow at 6 P.M.
  • Pack backpacks tomorrow night after prayer meeting.
  • No Bible study Friday morning.
  • Saturday – Work day at FBC, Kentwood beginning at 9 A.M.
  • Saturday night – Two Rivers Associational Revival at FBC, Amite.
  • Sunday School at 9:45 Sunday
  • Worship service at 10:30
  • Evening service, youth, and Bible drill class at 6 P.M.
  • Tuesday @ 11 A.M.  – “Young” Ladies Birthday Party at The Cafe
  • Collecting Operation Christmas Child items at the church at any time that is convenient with you

 

 

“‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”

 

 

“Anabel and a Personal Note” – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/shoeboxstories-anabel-and-a-personal-note/

 

 

Getting involved at church is so important.  No matter what church you attend, be involved in more than just one hour of worship!

Anna Lee

Tuesday

 

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father,

who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 

encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

~2 Thessalonians 2:16-17~

 

Miss Fay Shoemaker is improving at home.  Keep her in your prayers.

Minnie Lou Travis Hutchinson

September 28, 1924 – August 10, 2017

Visitation

Saturday, Aug 19, 2017
9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Funeral Service
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017
11:00 AM

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/minnie-lou-hutchinson?fh_id=10545

Iris Faye Peek Langford

February 20, 1953 – August 11, 2017

Visitation
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Memorial Service
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017
7:00 PM

  • Read the Bible – II Chronicles 9-12 & Psalm 73
  • “Young” Ladies Birthday Party – one week from today
  • FBC, Kentwood has a workday planned for Saturday at 9 A.M. Take gloves, tools, and a willing attitude.
  • Update on the backpack challenge given by Bro. Darryl Sunday:  All 33 papers were taken and money was given to pack 14 additional backpacks.  That’s 47 children who will now have needed school supplies!
  • Operation Christmas Child – We could use some more pens and pencils for the shoeboxes. Sunday, we will be collecting $1.00 calculators.  Check the area dollar stores.  I’ve found them in blue, green, pink, etc.  Black is always good.  They will last for years, so this is a good purchase.  Mark our packing date on your calendar.  It will be Saturday, November 4th this year.

 

 

Who will you check on today?  What will you do for others today?  Who will you add to this prayer list?

Anna Lee

 

 

Monday

LORD, be gracious to us;

we long for you.

Be our strength every morning,

our salvation in time of distress.

~Isaiah 33:2~

 

Please pray for the Clemons family as they wait for Don’s test results.  He is recovering nicely from surgery.

Pray for Bettye Fussell as she begins round two of treatment.

Pray for schools as most of them kick off their first full week of activity.

Many college students are traveling, especially freshmen.  Pray for them as they begin a big adventure.

 

Read the Bible – II Chronicles 5-8 & Psalm 82

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“Near the Cross”

 

Operation Christmas Child

  • We were hoping to have enough pencils & pens to give each child a whole pack. I think we are a little short of that at this time.
  • This week we are collecting $1.00 calculators for the oldest children who will receive shoeboxes.  These are usually found at dollar stores and sometimes Walmart.  We bought the ones at one Walmart for $.88.  Check around.
  • Next week, we will be collecting bandanas of various colors.  We have found them from $.50 – $2.00.  Shop around.

 

The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be Tuesday of next week.  We had a good group last month and hope for a larger group next week.  Come celebrate August birthdays at The Cafe with us.  “Birthday ladies” get a free meal.

Last night, the boys and girls spent much of their time in Bible Drill class praying in a circle to thank God for many things and to learn how to use our Bibles.  We had a great class!  They learned so much.

 

Let’s continue to both pray and do for others.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Saturday

My soul is weary with sorrow;

strengthen me according to your word.

~Psalm 119:28~

 

Yesterday, in a local store, a worker asked me if I prayed.  When I said yes, she asked me to pray for her elementary age son, Ezekiel, who is possibly facing heart surgery.  I told her I was just leaving a Bible study on Ezekiel 20, so I could easily remember his name when I pray.  She would appreciated your prayers too as they see another doctor for a second opinion.

 

Read the Bible – I Chronicles 25-29 & Psalm 70

 

Friday Morning Bible Study – We will not meet again until September 1st.

 

“Must I Go, and Empty-Handed?”

 

Thank-you for praying today.  Don’t forget your Operation Christmas Child items tomorrow.  We’re collecting pens and pencils this week.

Anna Lee

 

Friday

 For no one is cast off by the Lord forever. 

Though he brings grief,

he will show compassion,

so great is his unfailing love.

~Lamentations 3:31-32~

 

George Cutrer of Osyka will be have back surgery to correct some problems on September 5th.  Please begin to pray for him now.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon came home and got settled in.  Dr. and Mrs. Illey Dillon with be with Mr. “Cete” and “Miss” Ruby for a few days.  Please pray for a good adjustment at home.

 

 

Mrs. Minnie Lou Hutchinson passed away yesterday.  Please add her family to your prayer list.  I’ll post the obituary when it becomes available.

 

 

Read the Bible – I Chronicles 22-24 & Psalm 69

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“Ready”

 

 

Ready or not, He’s coming back one day!

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
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“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