Friday

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,

but the way for the wicked leads to destruction.

~Psalm 1:6~

 

 

 

Pray for Bill Frazier today.  He is having neck surgery at 1 P.M today at OLOL in Baton Rouge.  Your prayers will be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

I’ve had updates on Carol B. Sealey and Carl “Chicken” Gaines.  They are both improving.

 

 

 

Disaster relief response update

Disaster relief response update

 

 

 

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to do some more shopping for Operation Christmas Child.  I’m so excited to get all these items from the trunk and start to prepare and organize them for the “shoeboxes”.

Yesterday, someone gave me money to spend on fishing items.  That was done too.

Some of the items I was able to purchase were school crayons, highlighters, small toys, flashlights, craft supplies, soap, dishcloths, pencil sharpeners, large erasers, pens, pencils, marbles, eating utensils, craft felt. scissors. plastic tablecloths, and pencil holders.

I had a great time buying these items and will have a good time working with them in the coming days.  I have to get busy now, so the shoeboxes can be ready for November collection.  Don’t miss out on the joy of “shoeboxes”!

If you want to pack your own shoeboxes, let me know.  I will have them ready for you Sunday morning.  If you want to shop and turn in items for us to pack together, you can drop your items off at the church office or the classroom next to the choir room.  If you want to donate you can give through the offering at church and labeling your donation to “OCC” or “shoeboxes”.  If you want me to shop for you, I’ll do that and give you a copy of the receipt.

There are many ways to get involved.  The main thing is that you “get involved” and pray for the boys and girls who will receive the shoebox gifts and an opportunity to learn about Jesus.  That is the main reason for “shoeboxes”!

 

 

 

 

Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – Colossians 1: 9-11

 

 

 

What will be the most important think you do today?  

  • Check on someone in the hospital
  • Deliver food to someone
  • Call and encourage someone
  • Take someone to lunch
  • Study your Bible
  • Share a plant or flowers
  • Give someone a ride
  • Babysit for a young mother
  • Purchase items for Operation Christmas Child
  • Invest some time in a chid or teenager
  • Be a role model for newlyweds
  • ________________________________________

 

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good.

Anyone who does what is good is from God.

Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.

~3 John 1:11~

 

 

Frances Pehota McElveen

July 31, 1921 – July 17, 2019

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at her home. She was born July 31, 1921 in Middlefield, CT and was 97 years of age. She was a U. S. Navy Veteran. She is survived by 2 daughters, Carol Jenkins and Pamela Alston; son, G.G. McElveen and wife, Cathy; sister, Stasia D’Aquilla; 2 brothers, Donald Pehota and wife, Ann, and Eugene Pehota and wife, Judy; 10 grandchildren, Brandon McElveen and wife, Ashley, Kacey Leyrer and husband, Greg, Lori Trahan and husband, Cory, Ryan Jenkins and wife, Misty, Daniel Alston, Matthew Alston and wife, Claire, Kelli Schwebel and husband, Jacob, Katie Derbins and husband, Peter, Patrick Alston, and Dustin Alston; 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Glynis G. McElveen; parents, John and Caroline Pehota; brother, Tom Pehota, 4 sisters, Florence Sokolaski, Nell Beckley, Cecilia Stannard, and Helen Iverson; 2 sons-in-law, Gerald Jenkins and John Alston. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall on Friday from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM with Funeral Mass at St. Helena Catholic Church at 12:00 Noon on Friday, July 19, 2019. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

Two weeks short of being 98!  She’s certainly one of the ladies  I have know who  have lived a lone time!

 

 

Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – I Thessalonians 5: 15-18

 

 

 

We received a call last night about the need for trained disaster relief workers to help with flooded houses as a result of that storm named Barry.  If you care trained and able to give some time to help others, call the to volunteer,

 

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Messagehttps://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

If you haven’t picked up some items for Operation Christmas Child yet, today would be a good day to do so.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Thursday

I keep my eyes always on the LORD.

With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

~Psalm 16:8~

 

 

Sandra Hughes is now home following her his surgery.  Thank God for her progress so far.  Pray for continued improvement.

 

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Baptist Messagehttp://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

Bible Reading Plan – “Who I am in Christ” – Romans 8:11-14

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child 

My granddaughter, Madison, and I worked in the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) room yesterday.  A lot of progress was made.  As I worked, I noticed we need more items.  I want to share this link with ideas of items to pack for each age group.  I suggest picking items and buying multiple items of those things.  All donations can be left in the church office or the classroom next to the choir room.  This link will be helpful in getting you started.  I bought some zip lock bags and some sale items yesterday.  The day before I bought some items from Dollar Tree.  School supplies are being put out now.  I read this morning that Dirt Cheap has lots of school supplies in.  Let’s use the link to see what OCC suggests and the sales to get lots of school supplies.

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/

Let’s get the items turned in so we can have a great packing party again this year.  Let me know if you have a couple of hours to help preparing items or want to make some items at church or at home.  

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

“He makes me lie down in green pastures.” 

~Psalm 23:2 NIV~

 

Take a few minutes to think about this verse.  Would you feel refreshed afterward?

 

 

 

 

Buddy Morris is home from the hospital.  He is feeling better and has no more fever.

 

 

 

Barbara B. Gaines shared this update on “Chicken” Gaines.

Making progress since we have been home. Been resting most of the day. But got in the pool to get a jump start on physical therapy. Swam from one end of pool to the other and back. Karson had him doing resistance bands and bar bells for pool to build up his muscles. LOL!! Working on slowing down and trying to over pronunciate each word. He tires out quickly but doing oh so much better. Working on getting back 100% Keep him in your prayers. We all love this gentle giant of a man. Our heart!!

 

 

 

Scripture Writing Plan – Who I am in Christ – Ephesians 1: 5-10

 

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Messagehttp://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

Despite our imperfections, Jesus loves us still.

Anna Lee

 

Sunday

“I am the vine, and you are the branches.

If you stay joined to me, and I stay joined to you, then you will produce lots of fruit.

But you cannot do anything without me”

 ~John 15:5 CEV~

 

 

Read and Write the Bible – Psalm 46:1

 

 

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

 

 

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Bro. Darryl Miller’s morning post:

Good morning. Today we will be recognizing our graduating seniors. Remember to pray for these young women and men as they continue their journey through life.
Also, we will have a Deacon ordination service for Ernest (Joe) Cutrer at 6pm. Ordination council at 4:30 this afternoon in the sanctuary.
As our graduates start to move out on their own, a lesson that I hope that they learn early is this- The little things in life make a big difference. A little of God’s blessings will have an impact of “goodness” in their lives that they can feel and others can see. Unfortunately, the same is true of a little sin. A small seemingly unnoticeable sin entering their lives will have a negative impact that they can feel and others can see. In order to truly be blessed we have to keep all sin at a distance.
Join us at FBC Kentwood this morning for Sunday School at 9:15 followed by Worship at 10:30. Our scripture passage will be Numbers 6:22-27. We will go Facebook Live at 10:30 for those that can’t be here in person.

 

 

I hope you will be in church somewhere this morning, but if you can’t, find a good pastor on television, computer, or i-phone.

Anna Lee

 

 

Saturday

“Don’t copy the behavior or values of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.

Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

 ~Romans 12:2 NLT~

 

 

Read and Write the Bible Today – John 15: 12-13

 

 

 

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering – It’s time to contribute to the fund to support missions in North America (United States and Canada).  Let’s be a part of winning the lost who live around us,

 

 

 

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Thom S. Rainerhttps://thomrainer.com/about/

 

 

 

I hope you can find time this weekend to read these sites and others.
Anna Lee

Friday

“He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.” 

~Psalm 23:3 NIV~

 

 

Please pray for Smiley Conerly as he has a heart procedure today in Hattisburg.  He is scheduled to be in the hospital overnight.

 

 

James “Buddy” Coon

February 25, 1944 – March 14, 2019

A resident of Kentwood, LA , passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at home in Kentwood, LA. He was born February 25,1944 in Tylertown, MS and was 75 years of age. He was owner and operator of Kentwood Auto Salvage for over 36 years. He is survived by wife, Kathleen L. Coon; 2 daughters, Pamela Golmon and April Laird; 1 son, Chad Coon; 5 step children, Christy Brown, Fry Brown, Christopher Brown, Katie Brown, and Clint Brown; 4 grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Tinsey DeBlanc, Norma Jean Gibbs, and Penny Lynn Cook; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, James and Murial Coon; former wife, Dorothy Coon; 1son, Derrick Coon; 1 brother, Roger Dale Coon Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5p.m. until 9 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2019, and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA 70444.For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

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Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible Today – John 13: 12-17

 

 

What a blessing our family, friends, and neighbors have been to us!

Anna Lee