Monday

Nations will come to your light,

and kings to the brightness of your radiance.

~Isaiah 60:3 HCSB~

 

There are many with cold, allergies, flu, bronchitis, etcFirst, pray for those you are aware of.  Second, do something to help them out.

 

There have been a number of deaths in our community lately.  Please pray for the families who have lost their loved ones during the holiday season.

 

Sunday, December 17th, FBC, Kentwood will have their annual Lottie Moon Missions March.  Come walk inside the walls of our sanctuary to say you support missions.  It’s also a good time to contribute to the Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions.

“Why the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is Collected at Christmas” https://www.imb.org/2017/12/06/lottie-moon-christmas-offering-collected-christmas/

 

Read the Bible – I John 1-2, Psalm 36, & video on I-III John

 

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Ladies’ Bible Study – We missed class Friday due to the snow.  We will put Friday at 10 A.M. back on our schedule for this week.

 

Next Week

  • Tuesday (19th) – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party celebration at The Cafe at 11 A.M.
  • Thursday (21st) – Third Thursday at the Cabin at 6:30 P.M.

 

I think the snow was pretty, but I’m glad it is melting away now.  Let’s keep praying for those who still do not have electricity!  

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

“We know that in all things

God works for good with those who love him,

those whom he has called according to his purpose.” 

~Romans 8:28 TEV~

 

There are many people having tests, waiting for results, dealing with cancer treatments, having surgery, etc.  Please pray for those that you are aware of.

 

Students are facing semester tests in some schools.  Pray for them as they prepare.

 

Rusty Benoit‘s heart surgery went well at Ochsner yesterday.  He’s in ICU now.  Please continue to pray for him, the medical staff, and his family.

 

The Friday Morning Bible Study will continue the study of Ezekiel Friday.

 

Read the Bible – James 4-5 & Psalm 32

 

Week of Prayer for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, Day 5 – https://www.imb.org/day-5/

 

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The weather has been both cold and wet.  Be careful to stay healthy and safe.

Anna Lee

 

 

Friday

For my eyes have seen Your salvation,

which You have prepared before the face of all peoples,

a light to bring revelation to the Gentiles,

and the glory of Your people Israel.

 ~Luke 2:30-32 NKJV~

 

 

Rob Anderson, son-in-law of Robert and Ora Lee Wilson, is back in the hospital.  He’s having severe pain.  Let’s pray for his problem to be identified and cleared up quickly.

 

“Miss” Ruby Dillon is home again!  She came home early yesterday afternoon.

 

David’s brother, Jimmy Alford of Holden, sent an update that said the doctors are considering three options.  A decision will be made December 11th.  Jimmy asked for your continued prayers.

 

 

Ladies who need to decorate a table for the tea will meet at the church at 10 A.M. Saturday unless other specific plans have been made.  The tea is Sunday at 2 P.M.  It will be a time you shouldn’t miss, but if you do, there is no second opportunity to attend the annual Lottie Moon Tea for 2017.

 

Sunday is the time to bring your STAMPED Christmas cards that will be given to area prisoners so they can send messages home at Christmas.  The more we get, the more families we can touch this holiday season.

 

Our friend who has religious services at the prison said we have been an awesome source of soft-cover Bibles for her to distribute.  If you have some you are not using, please get them to me.  Thanks!

 

The ladies Bible study group will meet in the Heritage Room this morning.  We will be studying Ezekiel 22 today.

 

 

Read the Bible – Hebrews 3-4 & Psalm 26

 

November, our special month for thankfulness, is being replaced by December, our month for celebration of Christ’s birth.  I cannot think of any better reason to celebrate!

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;

his love endures forever.

~  I Chronicles 16:34~

 

Please pray for the Dillons.  “Miss” Ruby has been admitted to North Oaks with some dehydration and an infection.  She’s in room 4102. Mr. “Cete” is with her.
I have an update on Kayla J. Evans and her baby girl, Finley.  They are both doing well at this point.

Russell Wiley Crawford

December 09, 1939 – November 27, 2017

A resident of Spring Creek passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center in Independence. He was born December 9, 1939 in New Orleans and was 77 years of age. He was a U. S. Army Veteran and a member of Spring Creek Baptist. He is survived by wife, Marilyn Kelting Crawford; daughter, Becky Crawford; son, Randy Crawford; 2 grandchildren, Chase and Kaysie Crawford; sister, Carol Fairburn, all of Spring Creek. Preceded in death by parents, George and Flora Crawford; sister, Margaret Roberts; 2 brothers-in-law, Fred Roberts and Gerald Fairburn; nephew, Scott Fairburn; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Eugene and Lucille Kelting. Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until religious services at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spring Creek Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Russell. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Read the Bible – Philemon, Psalm 24, and video of Philemon at http://bibleproject.com
Work is progressing on the Two Rivers Associational Annual Lottie Moon Tea.  Let me invite all ladies (3-103 years old) to come to First Baptist Church, Kentwood at 2 P.M.  Sunday. In additional to some tea and other treats, you’ll hear a missionary who has returned to the states and witness the musical talents of the children and youth of our local churches.  The ladies will be decorating their tables Saturday morning.  I know they will be beautiful!  If this is your first holiday event, it will put you in a Christ centered focus for the Christmas season.  If you miss it, there will be no second chance.  I’m looking forward to seeing you Sunday at 2 P.M.  We are thankful to have our children and youth help with serving of food, as well as singing.
The children of FBC, Kentwood will have missions tonight and work in a little last-minute practice time for the tea.  We begin in the sanctuary at 6 P.M.
The ladies will have their regular Bible study, of Ezekiel, Friday morning at 10 A.M.  The prophesy is interesting.  We are comparing those days to the present days and praying for our nation and world to turn back to Jesus.
The “shoeboxes” we packed are getting the Christian literature that will introduce them to Jesus added this week and boxes divided up for their final destinations as well as packaging for overseas shipping.  The boxes might travel by plane, ship, boat, wagon, bus, car, truck. camel, horse, on even be carried in on the backs of people.  All opened boxes will bring joy and an introduction to Jesus!
Sunday, we will begin our Week of Prayer for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  We received slightly more than our goal for the Georgia Barnett Offering for North American missions.  I look forward to exceeding this goal too!  We will again have our Missions March as introduced to us by Dr. Tom Higginbothan, a former IMB missionary who served as interim pastor at FBC, Kentwood a few years ago.
Sunday is the deadline for bringing in STAMPED Christmas cards for the prisoners at the parish jail.  David and I will personally deliver the cards to the jail next week.  No number of cards is too large or too small!  We’ll pray each one impacts a family with the true Christmas message this holiday season.
It’s a great week!  Follow Jesus in the Christmas season this year!  Merry Christmas!
Anna Lee

Monday

In that day you will say: “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name;

make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.

~Isaiah 12:4~

Before the Christmas season, it seems like we will be experiencing the flu season.  I understand the schools, the nursing home, and families are experiencing lots of flu cases.  Be careful not to get the flu and if you do, don’t share it.

 

Finley Lauren Evans was born yesterday.  Both Kayla and the baby are doing well.  Pray for baby Finley as she adds new excitement to the Simpson and Evans families

 

Ronnie Brabham’s daughter, Emma, was in an accident yesterday.  Her baby, Luke James, was born weighing 3.6 lbs.  Pray for mom and baby.

 

James Rimes has been “under the weather”, but is improving.  Pray for him to soon be 100%.

 

Please continue to pray for David’s brother, Jimmy Alford, and sister-in-law, Janie.

 

Our granddaughter, Mallory, was here for a few days, but had a successful flight and drive back to college.  I thank God for this mature, young lady in the family.

 

 

Read the Bible – II Timothy 1-4, Psalm 22, & video on II Timothy found at http://bibleprojecct.com

 

Next Sunday is collection day at church and during the Lottie Moon Christmas Tea for stamped Christmas cards for Tangipahoa parish prisoners.
The Tea will be at 2 P.M. at the FBC fellowship hall.

 

Have a great Monday and a great week!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Monday

Come to Me,

all of you who are weary and burdened,

and I will give you rest.

~Matthew 11:28 HCSB~

 

 

Dr. Jerry Barlow of NOBTS and a former pastor at FBC, Amie, passed away.  I will post an obituary when one becomes available.

 

Johnny Belgard is having some health issues again.  Let’s pray his problem is not related to his  transplant.

Ora Lee Wilson told me her 50 year old nephew has had two heart attacks and is in Our Lady of the Lake.  Let’s pray for him and the family.

 

FBC, Kentwood opens as a drop-off location for “shoeboxes” today.  Monday, we will be open from 10:00 – !2 Noon.  Tomorrow’s schedule is 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.  Fillers will be accepted along with the shoeboxes.  “Fillers” are extra items you didn’t use this year.  They can be sent in with the shoeboxes and used to add to boxes that are not full.  If you have and items to share, be sure to put them in a cardboard box and clearly label them as fillers.  I understand they are very helpful and usually in short supply.  I will be sending in fillers for the first time this year.

 

Read the Bible – Ephesians 1-2, Psalm 8, and the video on Ephesians.

 

We’re looking forward to a great “Third Thursday at the Cabin” this week at 6:30.

 

I hope you were fed God’s Word yesterday and are ready to apply it this week.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way.

The Lord be with all of you

~2 Thessalonians 3:16~

 

Gabriel Estay had knee surgery yesterday in Baton Rouge.  All went well.  Pray for him during the long recovery period.

 

As the weather begins to turn a little cooler, please take the time to assess the needs of people you may know to keep warm this winter.  Who needs a warmer jacket, gloves, firewood, propane, etc,?

 

 

Read the Bible – II Corinthians 11-13 & Psalm 4

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Reminder – FBC,Kentwood will be a drop-off location for “shoeboxes” filled with hygiene items, toys, school supplies, etc.  We will begin Monday morning at 10 A.M.  The schedule will vary from day to day, so be sure to check out the schedule before you come.

 

The Third Thursday Gathering at the Cabin will be one week from tonight.  I hope to see many of you at 6:30 that night.

 

Mark your calendar for the Lottie Moon Tea which will be at 2 P.M. on Sunday, December 3rd at FBC, Kentwood.  Out guest speaker will be Rachel Robbins who served in the Czech Republic.  She grew up in the Hammond area and is back in this vicinity.  All ladies from three to 103 are invited to join us.

 

God loves you more than you will ever be able to comprehend!

Anna Lee