Tuesday

But let justice roll on like a river,

righteousness like a never-failing stream!

~Amos 5:24~

 

Bettye Fussell will be having surgery at the end of the month.  She’s looking forward to getting it done and moving on.  Pray for her, her family, and many friends.

Hal King has had complications to his heart surgery last week in McComb.  Please pray for his improvement.

Glenda McKean will be having shoulder surgery at the end of the month.  Pray for her as she goes through the steps in preparing for the “big day”.

 

Kristi Womack’s dad passed away.  Please be in prayer for the entire family as they face the coming days.

 

Read the Bible – Ezekiel 25-27 and Psalm 38

 

Operation Christmas Child“Shanika & Sherika and the Notebooks”

 

 

Continue to pray for the boys and girls attending the area Vacation Bible Schools this week as well as children and youth at church camps.  It is a busy, but wonderful, season in our churches!

 

 

Enjoy this great time of the church year as so many things are happening for our children, weddings are taking place, new babies are being born, shoeboxes are being packed, etc.

Anna Lee

Tuesday

 Remember the former things, those of long ago;

I am God, and there is no other;

I am God, and there is none like me.

Please pray for Matt, Shea, and Lindsay as they begin their long journey home today.

Pray for Mallory and Miles as they complete their trip stateside this afternoon.  Pray for those left at home too!

 

New Baby – Brynnlee Havin was born to Bro. Gary and “Miss” Cory yesterday.  All are doing well.

 

Read the Bible – Ecc.. 9-12 and Psalm 10

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Vacation Bible Schools seem to be doing very well this week!  Thank God for the boys and girls attending and all the volunteers working.

Pray God uses the volunteers at area Vacation Bible Schools to impact young lives today.

Anna Lee

Wednesday

Who is a God like you,

who pardons sin and forgives

the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance?

You do not stay angry forever

but delight to show mercy.  

You will again have compassion on us;

you will tread our sins underfoot

and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.

~Micah 7:18-19~

 

 

Camellia May Corkern – 6 lb. 14 oz. and 21 in. long; born yesterday afternoon, 5-9-17.  Her parents are Wesley and Kara Sellers Corkern.

 

Ruby Dillon continues to need out prayers.  She’s at North Oaks, Room 4418.

Tish Fairburn learned yesterday that she had another spot that will need to be checked out.  Her sister, Sandy, requests we pray for her.

Just when we thought Andy and Betty Taylor have had every health issue imaginable, we learn that Betty has pneumonia.  She’s at home.  Please pray.

Ryan “Rufus” Williams will be doing physical therapy today.  Please pray all goes well.

 

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Read the Bible Today – Amos 1-5, Psalm 126, & “Amos” at jointhebibleproject.com

Children in Action – Mission class for children K-5th grade; tonight at 6 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood

You are invited to participate in the current mission project which is the collection of red beans and rice to donate to food pantries.

 

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast,

because they trust in you.”

~Isaiah 26:3 NIV~

“Simply Trusting”

 

We have a great opportunity in praying!  

Anna Lee

 

Saturday

Therefore confess your sins to each other

and pray for each other so that you may be healed.

The prayer of a righteous person

is powerful and effective.

~James 5:16 (NIV)~

 

Carol Jean Conerly is doing very well following her knee surgery.  She’s be hopping into her regular schedule before long.  Let’s thank God for her great outlook and surgery results.

Caden Joseph Turner was born to Ladd and Christy Turner early yesterday afternoon.  Pray for Chloe as she learns about a little brother in her world.  Thank God for the safe arrival of Caden.

Debi Bales’ mother needs our continued prayers.  She’s still in the nursing home in Hammond.  Pray also for her children and grandchildren.

Joanne Seymour begins round three of treatment.  Pray all goes smoothly for her.

Ryan “Rufus” Williams is showing little signs of improvement.  Keep praying for more improvement.  He is at Tuoro in New Orleans.

Andy Taylor is moving in a positive direction with the shingles, Betty Taylor has the flu. They have overlapping roles as patient and caregiver.  Pray they both will be better and back in church soon.

Bobbie Magee is doing much better, but still has a weakened immune system.  Please call rather than visit for a while.  Her caregiver, Glen, is so thankful they can be at home again.

Gloria Gill will have an angiogram and a stent at St. Tammany Hospital next Wednesday. Please cover her with your prayers.

 

Read the Bible – Hosea 1-5, Psalm 122, & video “Hosea” that can be found at jointhebibleproject.com.

SPECIAL EVENT – An Evening of Worship sponsored by the Two Rivers Association!  Join us at FBC, Kentwood at 6 P.M. for the Riverside Revival Band and the sharing of God’s Word by Rev. Calvin Crowe. This is an associational event, so expect to be joined by people from throughout the association.  There will be refreshments following the service.  The Crowe family will lead worship tomorrow.  Come be amazed and blessed by the talented Crowe sons.

 “You have heard that it was said,

‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 

But I say to you, love your enemies,

bless those who curse you,

do good to those who hate you,

and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.”

~Matt. 5:43-44~

“Did You Think to Pray”

 

Prayer is essential!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Monday Updates

Glen Magee, Jr.‘s ablation went well this morning.  Pray as her recovers enough to come home later today and tries to follow doctor’s orders for the coming days.

Announcing the arrival of Norah Kate Booty, daughter of Rondi and Jonathan.  Norah was born at 9:16 this morning in Covington and weighted 6 lb. 5 oz.  He was 19 inches long.  She’s beautiful!

 

Friday

“After this, Jesus knew that everything had been done.

So that the Scripture would come true,

he said, ‘I am thirsty.’

There was a jar full of vinegar there,

so the soldiers soaked a sponge in it,

put the sponge on a branch of a hyssop plant,

and lifted it to Jesus’ mouth”.

~John 19:28-29 NCV~

 

God has answered the prayers of Job and KK Huckaby! (Facebook post below.)

SURPRISE! Baby Boy is here!!!

So the last 7 days have been an absolute whirlwind. We got a call from our agency this past Friday to consider a baby boy due in mid-April, over the weekend we prayed and researched (because he has Down Syndrome), Monday we called to accept, yesterday we got a call that they were doing an emergency c-section because he was in some distress. He was born yesterday afternoon at 2:45pm. He weighs 3lbs 2oz and has exceeded everyone’s expectations at the hospital. He is doing everything on his own except eating but they have not tried feeding him yet. He’s only getting neonatal oils right now because they want him to get plenty of sleep. Hopefully we will get to see our sweet baby next week! God is so awesome!!!

Also, his birth mom really loves him and feels that adoption is still best for him. We ask that y’all please pray for us as we still have a long road ahead and please pray for the birth mom. I can’t imagine how she must feel making such a difficult decision.

Please pray for Brock Burch, youth minister at East Fork Baptist Church.  He’s leaving on a 10 day trip to Israel tomorrow.  He asks that we pray.

Asking for everyone prayers as I am leaving tomorrow to go on a trip to Israel. I will be gone for 10 days. Asking for prayers for traveling as well that God would speak on the trip and myself and the others on the trip will experience Him in a new way.

Pray for one of my former students and her mother who has dementia.

My mom just asked me, “Who are you?” Prayers for my mom please.

Please pray for another former student whose disabled husband passed away last month.

Happy anniversary to my buddy in Heaven. 21 yrs today… I miss you but know you feel better.

Joseph W. Bankston (He was JW to most people.)

October 25, 1927 – March 09, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm?action=obituaries.obit_view&o_id=4160496&fh_id=10545

These represent some of the messages I received this morning.  What a whirl of emotions!  Lots of emotions!  Needs all around!

Week of Prayer for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions – JACOB & JESSICA DAHL

https://www.anniearmstrong.com/missionaries/jacob-jessica-dahl

New Bible Study begins this morning at 10 A.M.  Come join us as we introduce Ezekiel.

 

Read the Bible in 2017 – Judges 1-3 and Psalm 70 

 

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But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord.

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you

to give the reason for the hope that you have.

But do this with gentleness and respect.

—~1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)~

“Make Me a Blessing”

 

May each of you be a blessing to others today!

Anna Lee

 

Tuesday

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host

appeared with the angel,

praising God and saying,  

“Glory to God in the highest heaven,

and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.

 

 

Pray for our friends Matt and Shea who are traveling home today.  They certainly enjoyed being with family for Christmas and meeting their first grandbaby.

 

Scripture Writing – Philippians 2:5-8

 

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party 

  • Honoring those with December birthdays
  • Today at 11:00
  • The Cafe
  • Come and bring a friend.

 

Waylon Baileywaylonbailey.com

Thom S. Rainerthomrainer.com

 

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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”                                                                                                                                              ~Matthew 11:28 NIV~

“Come Christians, Join to Sing” 

 

Oh, how important music is in worship.  It’s always wonderful to be a part of a great spirit of worship in church.  I love what great hymns add to our services.  

Anna Lee