Tuesday

A psalm of David.

The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.

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

~Psalm 23:1-3 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Pray for Buddy and Eleanor Morris today as he has a procedure done at North Oaks.

 

 

 

Laura Robertson is progressing since her surgery.  She passed a swallow test yesterday.  If all goes well today, she should be able to return home tomorrow.

 

 

 

Pray for Keith Newell as he has a kidney removed today.

 

 

 

James Otis Morgan

  • April 23, 1939 – March 14, 2020
  • Amite, Louisiana

James Otis Morgan passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Covington, Louisiana, at the age of 80. He was born on Sunday, April 23, 1939 in Kentwood, Louisiana to the late Bernice and Clarence Morgan. He was a resident of Amite, Louisiana.

James was a professor in the mathematics department of Southeastern Louisiana University for 33 years. He also flew a number of rescue missions with the Civil Air Patrol, and was a music director at many Baptist churches over the years. James was a private pilot, as well as a lover of model airplanes, which he flew often.

James is survived by his wife, Virgie Morgan; sons, Scott Morgan (Kay) and John Allen Morgan (Andrea); step-sons, Philip Morgan, Greg Morgan (Rhonda), and Paul Morgan (Sandy); sister, Clara King (Alvin); grandchildren, Jason Morgan (Madison), Matthew, Maya, and Miki Morgan, Kyle Morgan (Alanna), Kaley Knapp (Mike), Kelsie Graham (Caleb), and Zachary Morgan; four great-grandchildren; niece, Erin Miles (Casey); and great-nephew, Matthais.

In addition to his parents, James is also preceded in death by his first wife, Jane Morgan, and two grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond, 2000 N. Morrison Boulevard, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The visitation will continue the following day, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at the funeral home, beginning at 9:00 AM until the funeral service begins at 11:00 AM.

Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, Louisiana.

 

 

 

Cindy Ann Snow

January 04, 1954 – March 14, 2020

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite, LA. She was born January 4, 1954 in New Orleans, LA and was 66 years of age. She is survived by Children, Dawn Allemore and husband, Reese, Shane Matherne and wife, Katie, Farren Matherne, Jr., Shelby Snow, Kristen Snow and Tracee Rodriguez and husband Bobby; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 2 brothers, Richard Brandt, Jr. and wife, Pearl and Jerry Brandt and wife Bonnie; brother-in-law, Tony Viola. Preceded in death by her husband, Tisdale Snow; parents, Margaret and Richard Brandt; sister, Margaret Viola; 1 brother, Bobby Brandt. Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 9:00AM until religious services at 12:00PM on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Amite, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – March 16

  • Numbers 24:1-25:18
  • Luke 2:1-35
  • Psalm 59:1-17
  • Proverbs 11:14

 

 

Don’t sit in front of the TV all day and watch the news about the Carona Virus.  Do productive things.

  • Cook something new.
  • Work in the yard.
  • Enjoy the spring flowers.
  • Take a ride just to be out and riding.
  • Call and check on your friends and neighbors.
  • Write encouraging notes.
  • Make something for the OCC “shoeboxes”.
  • Do some online shopping for OCC “shoeboxes”.
  • Call or message your grandchildren,
  • Ask school age kid and grandkids about their school projects and activities this week.
  •  Spend some extra time reading your Bible.
  • Say extra prayers for those with special needs,
  • Thank a medical worker.
  • Encourage your church staff.
  • Read your Bible.

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

Be thankful for this day and the opportunities, even challenges, that will come to you today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

~2 Corinthians 4:6~

 

 

 

Let’s start with a quote from Bro. Don Meadows.  “Don’t freak out.  Faith up!”

 

 

 

Speaking of faith, I have not found that any of our area churches are canceling services today.  They may make some adjustments, but so far, so closures.  If you feel your health is compromised, feel free to stay at home and enjoy a local service on your computer or phone.  That’s what we do.

 

 

 

 

Today is a National Day of Prayer for our country, called for by President Trump.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v6wtnmJYIw

 

Put in special effort to help your family stay healthy.  

 

 

 

Please also say a special pray for Mrs. Ruby Dillon who would like some relief from neck pain.

 

 

 

James Morgan passed away yesterday.  Please be in prayer for his family.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – March 14

  • Genesis 30:1-31:16
  • Matthew 10:1-23
  • Psalm 12:1-8
  • Proverbs 3:13-15

 

 

Pray for good health and no virus for everyone.  May this time be short-lived.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel.

Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.

~Daniel 10:12~

 

 

 

Time Change – If you did not change your clocks last night, do so now.  Spring forward means you lose an hour.

 

 

 

Read thee Bible in 2020 – March 9

  • Numbers 11:24-13:33
  • Mark 14:22-52
  • Psalm 52:1-9
  • Proverbs 11:1-3

 

 

Annie Armstrong – Day 8

PRAYERS FOR MISSIONARIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

 

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Messagehttps://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

If you are not in a Sunday School class at FBC , Kentwood and would like to help with our “shoeboxes”, the following are some items we do not have enough of yet.

  • Soft baby dolls – like at Dollar Tree
  • $1.00 calculators
  • 8″ scissors
  • $1.00 flashlights
  • Extra flashlight batteries
  • Rounded point scissors
  • Manicure sets
  • Sewing kits

 

 

 

It’s been almost a week since we got the call that Donald Alford had passed away.  He wasn’t sick but a little more than two months.  His death was the third one in less than a year in David’s family – two brothers and a brother-in-law!  Pray for families who face multiple sorrows today.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for “tuning in” this morning.  

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

~2 Chronicles 7:14~

 

 

 

Time Change Reminder: Tomorrow night, when you go to bed, set your clocks forward one hour.  You will lose an hour of sleep.  If you forget to change your clock, you will be late for church Sunday.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – March 6

  • Numbers 6:1-7:89
  • Mark 12:38-13:13
  • Psalm 49:1-20
  • Proverbs 10:27-28

 

 

Annie Armstrong Offering – Day 6

TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION

GENSEND

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

https://www.anniearmstrong.com/gensend/

 

 

 

Ferrie Gene Blackmon is home from St. Tammany and has been home since since Wednesday night,  Pray she does well in recovering from her heart problem.

 

 

 

Sherrill Caraway of Greensburg area is having more issues with his heart rate.  Please pray for him.

 

 

 

Bryan and Rita Tate are home from M. D. Anderson – Bryan got all good reports.

 

 

 

Chuck and Mary Ellen Brister are also home from M. D. Anderson.  Chuck had two strong treatments and is doing very well.  They are still hoping for a diagnosis of Chuck’s problem.

 

 

 

David and I went to the church for a few hours yesterday to work on Operation Christmas Child.  We were happy to find some items that had been turned in Sunday.  Thanks for your contributions.  If you are not in a Sunday School class but would like to participate in the “shoebox” ministry, ideas for items you might want to contribute will be available on a poster by the organ.  Remember, each shoebox we pack will introduce an average of seven people to Jesus.  Can you put a dollar value on that?  What is your salvation worth to you?

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

~Ephesians 4:31-32 NIV~

 

 

 

Mrs. Ferrie Gene Blackmon had a heart attack.  Now, she has four new stents.  She is in St. Tammany hospital.

 

 

 

Smiley Conerly is home and able to manage his fluid level satisfactorily.

 

 

 

Donald “Red” Alford’s wake and funeral are completed.  They were planned and carried out in a uniques manner that “fit” Donald perfectly.  Thanks to all who came and supported the family.

 

 

 

Bible Reading 2020 – March 4 & 5

March 4

  • Numbers 2:1-3:51
  • Mark 11:27-12:17
  • Psalm 47:1-9
  • Proverbs 10:24-25

March 5

  • Numbers 4:1-5:31
  • Mark 12:18-37
  • Psalm 48:1-14
  • Proverbs 10:26

 

 

 

Annie Armstrong 2020 – Days 4 & 5

  • BIBLE TO METAPHYSICAL BELT

DAVE & MARY ELLIFF

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

https://www.anniearmstrong.com/elliff/

 

 

 

Disaster Relief – Tennessee Tornadoes Suggestions

  • Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
  • Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief

 

 

Samaritan’s Purse has a new interactive game for children 5-9 to use on smart phones or computers.  It helps them experience Bible stories in a whole new way.  Go to SAMARITANSPURSE.ORG/TGJ-APPto give it a try.

 

 

 

Be a blessing to someone today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Thursday

“Make allowance for each other’s faults,

and forgive anyone who offends you.

Remember, the Lord forgave you,

so you must forgive others.” 

~Colossians 3:13 NLT~

 

 

 

 

Smiley and Carol Jean Conerly came home yesterday.  Please continue to pray for them.

 

 

 

David’s brother, Donald Alford, did not get to go home yesterday.  The doctors are still making adjustments in his treatment.  Your prayers for Donald, Angela, Janet, Willie, and Julia are greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

Kristy Alford had to go to the hospital.  There is a plan for a new treatment which is scheduled for Friday.  Pray for Kristy and her family.

 

 

 

Becky Alford, daughter of Walton and Peggy Alford, fell and broke her leg in five places.  She had surgery and will be living in an assisted living facility for a month while she cannot use her leg at all.  Please pray for Becky.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – February 20

  • Leviticus 9:7-10:20
  • Mark 4:26-5:20
  • Psalm 37:30-40
  • Proverbs 10:6-7

 

 

It’s time to think about OCC purchases for March.  He is the suggested list of purchases by Sunday School classes.  If you are not a member of a class, please choose something from the list or purchase or make anything you choose.

 

Operation Christmas Child, March, 2020

 

Nursery & Preschool Large Erasers
Grades 1-5 Hair Brushes
Youth  Pens
College and Career Checkers
Gateway Girls’ Underwear (Sizes 2-14)
Joy & Friendship Circle. Colored Duct Tape
Bank  $1.00 Calculators
New Creations & Renewal Bandanas
Rebekah  Toothbrushes (Holders & floss can also be included.)
Seekers, City Hall, & Staff Marbles
Faithful Clothes Pins & Clothesline

We greatly appreciate all those who are supplying items for the “shoeboxes”.  I keep telling myself that each shoebox impacts seven people.  It’s hard to call it quits when there is great potential in the next box!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday

“Love . . . always looks for the best.”

 ~1 Corinthians 13:7~

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – February 10

  • EXODUS 30:11-31:18
  • MATTHEW 26:47-68
  • PSALM 32:1-11
  • PROVERBS 8:27-32

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child

  • David and I keep on finding good buys and cannot resist them!
  • David is packing pencil packs (pencils, pens, erasers, sharpeners, highlighters, glue sticks, etc) and loving it.
  • It is uplifting to walk into church on Sunday afternoons and find OCC items that were left that morning.
  • The definition of encouragement – volunteers!  I’m being encouraged!!!
  • Doctor days are also “shopping on the way home” days.  We can usually stop at a couple of places and find something there waiting for us to purchase for OCC.
  • Thanks to all the classes for shopping as suggested.  We got socks, flashlight batteries, pencils, etc. yesterday.
  • I’m smiling because the shoeboxes reach an average of seven people when they are delivered.  They also reach lives as we shop and pack the boxes here.
  • I’m looking for an old, but functional toaster oven so I can melt broken crayons.  If you have a toaster oven you don’t need and any old crayons, please let me know.
  • Operation Christmas Child, February 2020
    Nursery & Preschool Bandaids
    Grades 1-5 Pencil sharpeners (Dollar Tree)
    Youth  Small cars
    College and Career Plastic animals, large  (Dollar Tree)
    Gateway Boy’s underwear (Size 2-16) More for older boys
    Joy, Friendship Circle. & Bank Batteries (AAA)
    New Creations & Renewal $1.00 solar calculators
    Rebekah & Seekers Spoons for eating
    City Hall & Faithful Ziplock bags
    Staff “Barbies” (Dollar Tree)

The spoons can be found at Dollar General 3/$1.00.  Someone asked me for their class.

 

 

FBC, Kentwood had two great services yesterday.  We watched one on our computer from home and enjoyed being present at church for one.  Good job, Bro. Darryl!

 

 

 

The senior adults of FBC will be traveling for lunch together Wednesday.  If you can join them, please check with the church office for details.

 

 

 

Mrs. Shirley Simmons, a long-time home economics teacher at KHS, passed away.  I had the pleasure of working with her.  She was a great and caring teacher, a fine Christian lady who lived as an example every day, and someone who brought a smile to your face.  She will be missed.

Anna Lee