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

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

[The Word Became Flesh]

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

He was with God in the beginning.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.

We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

~John 1:1-2, 14 (NIV)~

 

 

Today, I want to share Dr. Waylon Bailey’s post entitled “I Love God’s Promises”.  He is the senior pastor of FBC, Covington and has been there since 1989.

http://waylonbailey.com/2018/11/29/i-love-gods-promises/

 

 

To get ourselves prepared for Christmas, many people start on December 1st and read one chapter of Luke each day.  Today’s reading is Luke 1.  (If you have been reading the suggested passages I post each day, you will already have done this and will be on Luke 24 today.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Hosea 7-8
  • Psalms 137
  • Luke 24

 

 

The Lottie Moon Tea is tomorrow afternoon at 2 P.M. at East Fork Baptist Church.  The tea is for all ladies from three to one hundred three.  There is no charge, but you can participate in missions by bringing some stamped Christmas cards.  The cards will be delivered to the parish jails in Amite and Greensburg.  I remember seeing one of those cards that was written to grandparents one year.  I know they felt such a blessing as they treasured that card.  I wish I had known who provided that card so I could have let the family express their appreciation.  You never know who will get the cards you send and who will be reading the card later, but know this.  The cards are important in touching lives.  Your card can make a big difference in a family.  While you are at the tea, you will be blessed to hear some of our area children share Christmas songs.  Let’s teach our little ones there is much more to Christmas than a jolly man in a red suit.

 

 

The senior adults of FBC, Kentwood will be honored with a holiday meal Wednesday at 11 A.M. in the fellowship hall.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Friday

“I pray you may be active in sharing your faith,

so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.”

~Philemon 1:6 NIV~

 

 

 

Bryan and Rita Tate are waiting for his platelets to increase so he can go to MD Anderson for the next treatment.  Then, they hope to be home for Christmas.  Keep the in your prayers.

 

 

Josiah Huckaby

Quick update on little man:

Since Josiah never got a swallow study in the hospital, our speech therapist didn’t feel comfortable trying baby food as an outpatient. So today he had his 1st swallow study…and even though he was mad & crying the entire time (because he decided not to take a nap today & he was being restrained) he did great!!! He now gets to start working in eating baby food & chewing on hard munchables (like carrot sticks & puffs). With no limitations on the amount of baby food he eats…they said to “just feed that boy”. 😁

Also, he has a heart cath scheduled for Monday (12/3) to check his right upper pulmonary vein that was balloned in October 2017. His pulmonary hypertension hasn’t improved since it slightly increased while he was sick with a UTI in August. So there is some concern that that pulmonary vein may be starting to narrow again causing the increase in his pulmonary hypertension. They can’t get a good look at it on his echos so they want to be certain that nothing is being missed.

This boy is growing so much & his little personality continues to blossom. He keeps us on our toes with all his shenanigans! He has come so far in the last 5 months. To God be the glory!!! 💙💛💙

 

 

David

The colon test did not show a problem, so possibly all David’s issues relate to his MDS.  David  got a unit of blood yesterday and will have a TTE and heart conversion today.  Keep praying and give God the glory for all the medical knowledge and procedures available to those with a need.  David’s procedures this week have been at Ochsner in Covington  and Baton Rouge (two days)  and Lakeview in Covington today.  We’re thankful to be able to get around to those with more training and knowledge than we have,

 

 

Read the Bible 

  • Hosea 5-6
  • Proverbs 19
  • Luke 23

 

 

The Lottie Moon Tea is Sunday at two at East Fork.  Please bring stamped Chrsitmas cards so we can deliver them to the parish jail.

 

 

I trust you will see God working in your life today.

Anna Lee

Wednesday

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.

He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.

~ Peter 3:18 (NIV)~

 

 

Josiah Huckaby is home and doing well.  Thank-you for your prayers for Job, K,K., and Josiah.

 

 

 

Sylvester Humphrey Update:

Please continue to keep the Humphrey’s in your prayers. Here is an update on Mr. Sylvester from Mrs Shirley:

“The good news is the suspicious area in the hypo pharynx that was biopsied is negative for cancer cells. Sylvester will need an esophagectomy. The cancerous tumor causing the esophageal stricture is close to the larynx (voice box). Dr Pou said his larynx will probably have to be removed because she probably won’t be able to get enough margin removing all cancer cells. She consulted Dr McWhorter and he said the larynx would probably have to be removed which means a permanent hole in his throat. She is meeting with the Oschner & Mary Byrd Perkins tumor board this Thursday to discuss all options; surgery, radiation, chemo etc. Dr Pou said she would also have his case reviewed with Our Lady of the Lake tumor board as a second opinion if we wanted her to and we agreed. Dr Pou is to call us Thursday with all options. Please pray for discernment for the tumor boards and for Sylvester in making his decision about which option/options to make. We love all of you and need your prayers.”

(Many of you know Sylvester from his many years of working at the Amite Post Office or his retirement dream, The Hope Center.)

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Ezekiel 30-32
  • Proverbs 12
  •  Luke 9

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child

  • FBC, Kentwood collection hours today – 4-6 P.M.
  • Thanks to our church friends who stepped up to work this week for David and me.

 

 

 

As you dress warmly today, think of someone who might need warmer clothing.  Can you meet their need?

Anna Lee

 

Saturday

“For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk;

it is living by God’s power.” 

~1 Corinthians 4:20 NLT~

 

 

Mr. Jimmy Tolar has a new pacemaker.  Please continue to pray for Mr. Jimmy and his family.

 

 

 

Danny Farris, husband of Joanne, fell 25 feet from a deer stand and sustained a number of broken bones.  Please pray for Danny and for his family as they comfort him.  Danny is in ICU at North Oaks.

 

 

 

Patrick John Lambeth

March 07, 1951 – November 01, 2018

A resident of Maryville, TN, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at his home in Maryville. He was born March 7, 1951 in Franklin, LA and was 67 years of age. He is survived by Wife, Mariaa A. Cipriano Lambeth, Maryville, TN; 3 Daughters, Laura Lambeth, Baton Rouge, LA, Kathryn DiLosa and Dennis, New Orleans, LA and Evelyn Lambeth and Miranda, Lafayette, LA; 2 Sons, Jeff Lambeth and Tamatha, Signal Mountain, TN, and Kyle Lambeth and Ashlee, Gonzales, LA;1 Sister, Jessie Hilbun, Kentwood, LA; 2 Brothers, Richard Doty and Johnette, Kentwood, LA, and Thomas Doty, Kentwood, LA; 4 grandchildren. Preceded in Death by father, Warren C. Doty, Sr., mother, Catherine C. Doty, brother, Warren Charles Doty, Jr. and sister-n-law, Betty B. Doty. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 10, 2018. Services conducted by Stephen “Steve” Hicks. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

It’s time for the time change.  This time, we “Fall Back”, getting an extra hour.  If you don’t change your clocks, you may wind up at Sunday School an hour early.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 51-52
  • Psalm 120-121
  • Revelation 22

 

 

Collection Week

At church, there is a sign up sheet for working the collection week for Operation Christmas Child.  Please help out as you always have.  Thanks!

  • Monday, November 12 – 10 A.M. to Noon
  • Tuesday, November 13 – 2-4 P.M.
  • Wednesday, November 14 – 4-6 P.M.
  • Thursday, November 15 – 10 A.M. – Noon
  • Friday, November 16 – 4-6 P.M.
  • Saturday, November 17 – 10 A.M. – Noon
  • Sunday, November 18 – 4-6 P.M.
  • Monday, November 19 – 8-10 A.M.

 

 

Have a wonderful day preparing for the Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lord’s Day

”The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me—to tell people the Good News about God’s grace.”

 ~Acts 20:24 NCV~

Who Will Be in Heaven Because of You?

 

 

Mr. Jimmy Tolar and family watched the LSU game from his hospital room.  They made the most of the day at OLOL.  Mr. Jimmy is continuing to improve with the rehab therapy he is receiving.  Please continue to pray for Mr. Jimmy and “Miss” Naomi.

 

 

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief people are on location and working to help the people who have so many needs caused by Hurricane Michael.  Pray for each volunteer that they are able to help in many ways, especially spiritually, in the coming months.  The need is great.  The volunteers are numerous and trained for the responsibilities they are assuming.  May God be glorified because of work done in the wake of the hurricane.

 

 

 

Tonight,  the Two Rivers Annual Associational Meeting will be held at Montpelier.  Most area Baptist churches will not have regularly scheduled activities so members can be at Montpelier.  Monday morning, the Two Rivers WMU will meet at FBC, Kentwood for a quarterly meeting focusing on mission projects.  I hope many of you will be able to be in attendance at both of these meetings.

 

 

 

I did some shopping for OCC school supplies.  Although I found a plentiful supply of many items, I came home with only one $1.00 calculator.  I hope you will be more fortunate than I was with calculator shopping.  After Monday, I’ll be setting a day for us to work on the new school supplies and get them packed in shoeboxes.  Stay tuned for that date.  The November collection dates will be here before long.  Let’s have our work finished so we can box our boxes the first week of November.  The national collection week is November 12-19.  If you have not returned the boxes you packed, please get them to the church in the next couple of weeks.  Thanks for your help with this project.If you have any questions about Operation Christmas Child, I will do my best to answer them.  If I can’t do that, I know several people who I can refer you to.

 

 

 

Our area churches will soon be collecting stamped Christmas cards for the inmates at the Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parish jails.  They will be due to the first Sunday of December.  I know of some people who have received a Christmas card that we have given.  Both the sender and the receiver were blessed by the cards.  The more cards we turn in, the more people who can/will be blessed.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 17-18
  • Psalm 119: 97-104
  • Revelation 5

 

 

“God is So Good” is a simple song with a great message.

I included a children’s version and and adult version.

I hope this song will be repeated over and over in your heart and mind today.

Anna Lee