Thursday

“Even when I walk through the darkest valley,

I will not be afraid,

for you are close beside me.

Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.” 

~Psalm 23:4 NLT~

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Psalm 145:1-2
  • Psalm 145:5-6
  • Psalm 146:2

 

 

 

Please pray for these people and their families whenever you think of them.

  • Mrs. Wilma Welch
  • Phillip Strickland
  • Glen Magee, Sr.

 

 

The following people are home and making progress.

  • Eleanor Morris
  • Ferrie Gene Blackmon
  • Frances Gay
  • Andy Taylor

 

 

Josiah Huckaby

Josiah is home and he’s doing great!!! Thanks for all the prayers!

 

 

 

Velta Morris – Another good report

t’s been a year since I shared an update on my ongoing journey with Lymphoma. Today I met with my oncologist to review the PET scan that I had yesterday. I am so blessed and humbled to report that no new activity was detected – everything was quiet and the same as last January! To those in my Facebook family who remember to pray for me, I thank you. May God bless you all, and to Him be all the glory!

 

 

 

Don’t forget to add some cans of soup to the top of the organ.  The Youth on mission are collecting the soup for Hope Center in Roseland.

 

 

 

Arrangements for Mr. Douglas Crawford are as follows: Visitation Friday: 5:00 – 8:00pm Visitation Sat. : 9:00 – 11:00am Funeral Service Sat. : 11:00am All services will be held at Line Creek Baptist Church in Kentwood, LA. Please keep Miss Debbie Crawford and her family in your prayers.

 

 

 

Prayers are tremendously important!  Don’t forget to include them often each day.

Anna Lee

Thursday

He gives strength to the weary

and increases the power of the weak.

~Isaiah 40:29~

 

 

 

Read the Bible today.  Find the “I will ….”.

  • Psalm 116:2
  • Psalm 116: 13-14

 

 

Don’t forget to bring you cans of soup to the church now and through “Soup”er Bowl Sunday.  All the soup will be donated to the Hope Center in Roseland.  This is a project of the Youth on Mission class.

 

 

There will be a blood drive at FBC, Kentwood Sunday.  Contact the church office at 220-8111  if you are able to help.

 

 

Pine Ridge United Methodist Union will provide a delicious breakfast buffet Sunday morning at 8:00.  Thanks to these ladies who faithfully continue this project which began many years ago.

 

 

FBC continues to have a number of people hospitalized and a number of people who have recently been hospitalized.  Pray for each of them.  Special prayer requests for Phillip Strickland and his family, Glen Magee, Sr. and his family, and Frances Gay has had some new problems and has been transferred to OLOL in Baton Rouge.  Eleanor Morris will probably get to come home today.

 

 

I hope you make it okay with the cold weather last night.  Stay alert to the weather reports this time of the year.  Do you know someone you could help at this difficult time of the year?  Either help them or report the need to some one or some group who can help them.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

[Ask, Seek, Knock]

“Ask and it will be given to you;

seek and you will find;

knock and the door will be opened to you.

For everyone who asks receives;

the one who seeks finds;

and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

~Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV)~

 

 

Eleanor Morris‘ hip surgery went well yesterday.  Pray for her as she begins to walk today.

 

 

 

Frances Gay will have her knee procedure early this morning.  Pray all goes well for her too.

 

 

 

David, Jason, and I had a long, interesting day at Ochsner.  It seems his diagnosis has changed because of a problem David had last week.  We see a specialist Monday.  I think our “picture” will be clearer then.  Until then, please continue to pray.

 

 

 

Read the Bible – January 22

  • Psalm 34: 103
  • Psalm 108: 1-3

 

 

Don’t forget the soup collection for Hope Center.  You can leave your contribution on the organ.  The collection process will continue until “Souper” Bowl Sunday.  This is a project of Youth on Mission!

 

 

Sunday morning at 8:00, the Pine Ridge Methodist Church ladies will serve breakfast food for their monthly breakfast.  The meal is always very good.  You have plenty of time to get to church there or elsewhere.

 

 

The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be at 11:00 this morning at the Burger Basket in Osyka.  Join in the fun if you can.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Sunday

“Everyone assembled here will know that the LORD

rescues his people,

but not with sword and spear.

This is the LORD’s battle,

and he will give you to us!” 

~1 Samuel 17:47 NLT~

 

 

Frances Gay‘s orthoscopic surgery has been rescheduled for January 22 at 5:30 A.M.  Please pray all goes well.

 

 

 

Please pray for baby Bennett Brabham and his mom, Katie.

Bennett is scheduled to get tubes on Monday, but he also has a terrible cough so we may reschedule! I’m also having surgery on Thursday. Please keep us both in your prayers this week! 🙏🏼

 

 

Sue Ellen Pearson

Sue Ellen Pearson

January 17, 2019

Sue Ellen Russell Ford Pearson, of Amite Louisiana passed away January 17, 2019 at the age of 70; after a long battle with cancer. She was the daughter of Shelby Oscar Russell and Elizabeth Hyde Russell Stevens. She leaves behind her husband Craig Pearson, one daughter Tracye Ford, three sons Hoyt Ford, Russell (Rusty) Ford and Lonnie O’Dell (Dell) Ford II. Six granddaughters Trista Suzanne Ford, Brianna Nicole Gayle, Brianna Danielle Ford, Janie Lynn Fannin, Stefan Renee Ford, Corey Nicole Ford and 1 grandson Dade Scott Ford. Also left to cherish her memories are great-grandchildren David, Lyle, Sofia, Harley, Lannon, Leigh Ann and Maci Lee. She is also survived by two sisters, Terry Russell Pye and Paula (Tot) Russell Hodges. The family would also like to thank her brilliant oncologist Dr. Scott Boniol, and his munificent staff, for blessing us with several more beautiful years with this precious woman. Also many thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at Christus Highland and Life Care at Willis-Knighton Pierremont, who so loving cared for all of her final needs. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite Tuesday January 22, 2019 from 12 noon until Religious Services at 1:00 p.m. Services conducted by Bro. Dale Ziebarth. Interment Russelltown Cemetery, Roseland.

 

 

 

Read the Bible daily.  Mark the “I wills”.

  • Psalm 86:12
  • Psalm 89:1-2

 

 

Don’t forget the WMU meeting in the morning at East Fork Baptist Church at 10.

 

 

If you are at FBC, Kentwood this morning, you will observe the soup being collected for Hope Center.  Soup of any kind is acceptable.  Place your soup on the organ.  This is a project of Youth on Mission.  The collection will end ‘Souper” Bowl Sunday.

 

 

 

Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

Monday

Be strong and courageous.

Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

~Deuteronomy 31:6~

 

 

 

 

There are a number of Kentwood folks fighting big battles today.  Please say prayers for them.  Ask God to help the families stick close to Him.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Psalm 57:1
  • Psalm 57:7-9

 

 

 

Pray for many of our college age students who will be beginning a new semester of college or trade school.

 

 

 

FBC, Greensburg started their own senior adult ministry similar to “Young at Heart” at New Zion.  Greensburg’s group is named “Just Older Youth – JOY” . Kentwood’s “Young” Ladies Birthday Party will meet January 22 at the Burger Basket in Oyska.

 

 

 

The associational WMU meeting will be a week from today at East Fork.  The meeting will honor WMU ladies who passed away during 2018.   The meeting will begin at 10:00, with the leadership meeting at 9:00.  A covered dish meal will be enjoyed by all at meeting.

 

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child needs can be purchased in January.  The organization suggests  hat, scarves. and gloves for January purchases.  Of course, any items you find for a good sale price are always accepted and appreciated.  Items can be brought to my Sunday School classroom, next to thee choir room, during the week or before Sunday School.  Thanks for helping in 2019, just like you have done in all previous years.

 

 

 

The Youth on Mission will be collecting cans of soup the day of the Super Bowl.  The soup will be given to the Hope Center for their pantry so they can meet emergency needs.

 

 

Thanks for supporting the ministries mentioned today.

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

Saturday

9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 

10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator

~Colossians 3:9-10~

 

 

Continue to pray for Mrs. Bessie Hayden.  She’s home and learning more and more about living independently.

 

 

 

Continue to pray for those who are homebound.  Make a call, deliver a meal, send a card, or just visit them.  You will both be blessed.

 

 

 

David had two medical visits yesterday.

  • He learned his blood level has increased since Tuesday.  The Procrit must be working.
  • He went to a dentist because he was having trouble eating and his gums were sore,  He will begin some new dental work Tuesday.  I think the dental issue is a result of the fall he had outside on Christmas evening.
  • We never know which way this journey will take us, but we know God is with us on the journey.

 

 

 

 

Hazel Elizabeth McKnight

May 14, 1939 – January 03, 2019

Hazel Elizabeth “Beth” McKnight, 79, born in Clinton, LA and a resident of Zachary, went to her eternal home on Thursday, January 3, 2019. She worked for Nunn Electric Supply for 21 years before retiring.
Visitation will be at Zachary United Methodist Church on Monday, January 7, 2019 from 9:00 am until service time at 11:00 am conducted by Dr. Greg Davis, Rev. Harold Babin and Rev. Rickey Willis. Burial will follow in Day’s cemetery, Greensburg.
Beth is survived by her husband of 62 years, Kenneth Charles McKnight, nieces and nephews, Denise Dyer Stewart(Blake), Rickie McKnight(Kelli), Randy McKnight(Kelli), Todd Castello(Desiree) and Earl Allen (April) and special great nieces, Ashby Warren(Steven) and Aley Stewart.
She is preceded in death by her father, Toler Hurst, Mother, Hazel Hutchinson Hurst and sister, Beverly Hurst Dyer.
Pallbearers will be Mark Hurst, Rick Hurst, Blake Stewart, Rickie McKnight, Randy McKnight and Todd Castello. Honorary pallbearers are Terry Travis, Donald Duncan and Mike Ray. She was a member of United Methodist Women for many years, Emmie Montegeudo Circle and loved greeting all of her church family on Sundays.

 

 

 

Read (and Write) the Bible

  • Psalm 17:15
  • Psalm 18:49
  • Psalm 22:22

Be sure to underline “I will” in each part.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The college and career class of First Baptist Church returned from “Passion” in Atlanta.  Thank God they were able to go to the event and grow from the experience.  Also, thank God for their safety.

 

 

 

The items to bring during January for Operation Christmas Child are scarves, hats, and gloves.  You can bring them to my Sunday School classroom.  Thanks!  It’s time to start over for the boxes we will send toward the end of the 2019 year.

 

 

 

You never know which way your journey of life will take you, but you can know God is with you.  If you don’t have that assurance, contact a local pastor or church member.  That could be the best decision you make during your lifetime.

Anna Lee