Wednesday

In the same way, faith by itself,

if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

~James 2:17~

 

Betty Simpson is having a problem with bursitis in her left shoulder.  Let’s pray she gets to feeling better real soon.

 

Jeffrey Brister‘s surgery for complete shoulder replacement went well.  Now, the time for recovery and therapy will begin.  Pray he gets full use of his shoulder and arm.

 

Bobby Forbes is home and feeling so much better.  Thank you for your prayers.  Keep praying for the lab reports that are due later this week.

 

I’ve been watching some weather maps showing a renewed Gulf storm named Harvey.  It looks like we are in for lots of rain.  Let’s pray He blows himself out before reaching us.

 

Kathren Daniel Miller

February 01, 1967 – August 19, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/kathren-miller?fh_id=10545

 

 

Read the Bible – Matthew 1-2, Psalm 81, and video Matthew 1-13 which can be found at http://bibleproject.com.

Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.net

Children in Action will meet at 6 P.M. tonight at FBC, Kentwood.

The Friday Morning Bible Study will NOT meet this week.  We will meet the following Friday at 10 A.M.

We had a nice “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party yesterday.  Next month, we will meet September 26th.

Don’t forget your items for the Fall Food Round-Up.  Leave them under the stairwell to the church office.  The truck will be here September 18th to pick up our items for the LA Baptist Children’s Home.

Items for Operation Christmas Child can be left in my classroom or in the box under the stairs to the balcony.  This week, we are collecting bandanas.  The following week we will focus on brushes and combs.  We could use a few more boxes of markers, highlighters, crayons, pencils, pens, and calculators.                                                               We are progressing well.  We have been working a little each week to keep everything organized.  I get excited every time I get to work there.   If you want to help some, please let me know.

 

Have a wonderful day today.  
Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said,

“I am the light of the world.

Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,

but will have the light of life.”

~John 8:12~

 

Don Clemons seems to have good reports following his surgery.  Let’s join the family in thanking God for this.

Jimmy Alford, David brother. called yesterday to say his doctors see his cancer growing.  He’s waiting for additional information.

Bobby Forbes is expected to be able to return home today.  Let’s pray this happens.  Janie, his wife is a former nurse who will be giving him extra good care at home.

Tom Brister is undergoing tests.  Please pray for him.

 

Marsha Mistoler Reid

April 23, 1950 – August 19, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/marsha-reid

 

 

Read the Bible – II Chronicles 35-36 & Psalm 80

 

 

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – This morning at 11:00 at The Cafe

Honoring: Lois Pittman, Fay Raborn, Molly Carter, Frances Gay, Fay Shoemaker, Eva Watts, Carol Jean Conerly, Evelyn Bridges, Ferrie Gene Blackmon, Sue Connelly

 

 

Operation Christmas Child 

David and I shopped yesterday and made many good purchases.  I’m so anxious to open all the bags and look at the items all at the same time.  We found calculators for $.94 at Walmart in McComb (and bought them all), colored pens, jump ropes, small cars, plastic animals, soap, etc.  We experienced excitement and joy as we thought about the children who will receive the shoe boxes in a few months.

Items we didn’t purchase yesterday, but still need – small flashlights and extra batteries, washcloths, and bandanas.

 

 

The SON shines every day!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Saturday

 “For to me,

living is Christ,

and dying is gain.”

~Philippians 1:21~

 

 

Please pray for my young cousin in his early 20’s who had three seizures yesterday.  Micah had Huntington’s Disease and has faced a brain tumor.  Pray this is not serious.

 

Pray for Linda Birch Williams who fell after passing out.  She has some broken ribs that will be bothering her for a while.  Pray she can deal with the pain.

 

Mrs. Mimi Sneed of McComb also has broken ribs.  Hers are a result of the car accident she was involved in a week ago.

 

 

Read the Bible. 

  • Thursday – 2 Chronicles 18-20 & Psalm 75
  • Friday – 2 Chronicles 21 – 24 & Psalm 76
  • Saturday – 2 Chronicles 25 – 27 & Psalm 77

 

 

Announcements & Reminders

  • Work Day at FBC, K at 9 A.M.
  • Revival for Two Rivers Association – Tonight at 6:30 at FBC, Amite
  • Sunday – 6 P.M. – Bible Drill Class
  • Operation Christmas Child – Bring Calculators next. (You can find them for $1.00 at most dollar stores.  Our next purchase will be bandanas of various colors. You may leave your items in the tote under the stairwell to the balcony or in my Sunday School classroom.
  • Fall Food Roundup for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home – Leave your purchases under the stairwell at the office entrance to FBC, K.
  • Tuesday, we will celebrate August birthdays of some of our ladies at The Cafe at 11:00 A..M.

 

We were blessed to be able to see Baylor University and the excitement there as freshmen moved into the dorms and prepared for classes to begin Monday.  What a great place!  While in Waco we toured the museum that honors the Texas Rangers (police officers), visited the spectacular FBC sanctuary which is 100+ years old, and some other downtown sites.  

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

Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.net

 

“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