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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.

Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.

~Psalm 40:3~

 

 

Today, we have a prayer request for Charlsee Hawkins, a classmate at AHS.  Charlsee fell yesterday morning and broke her hip.  Pray with me that her recovery time will go smoothly.

 

 

Read the Bible today – “I wills….” found in Psalms.

  • Psalm 51:6
  • Psalm 51: 13-14
  • Psalm 52:9

 

 

 

Make your plans to attend the associational WMU meeting a week from next Monday, January 21st at East Fork Baptist Church.  It will be the annual memorial service.

 

 

 

The next “Young” ladies’ birthday party will be on the 22nd at the Burger Basket, formerly Nyla’s,

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – January collections – hats, scarves, and gloves!

 

As I have recommended before, be a Christian encourager.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

“God can do anything, you know—

far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” 

~Ephesians 3:20 The Message~

 

 

 

Remember the many families with sickness or loss of loved ones.

 

 

 

Lila Jean Watson

March 01, 1966 – January 01, 2019

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond. She was born March 1, 1966 in Independence and was 52 years of age. She is survived by her husband, David Watson, Sr.; 2 sons, David Watson, Jr. and Randy Watson; 5 grandchildren, Brenlee, Carson, Kayden, Noah and Addie Watson; 3 sisters, Shirley Cooper, Faye Carney, and Ruthie Dykes; 3 brothers, Edward Dykes, Jackie Dykes, and Jerry Dykes and his wife, Cathy; brother-in-law, Michael Watson; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Coy Dykes, Jr.; mother, Martha Traylor; brothers, Eugene Travis, Phillip Dykes, William Dykes, Carl Ray Dykes, Tommy Lane Dykes, and Jimmy Dykes, Sr. Visitation at My Father’s House Church, Tangipahoa, from 9:00AM until religious services at 12:00 Noon on Friday, January 4, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Melvin Rushing. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Baptist Messagehttp://www,baptistmessage.com

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Operation Christmas Child suggests we purchase hats, gloves, and scarves during January.  Also, it is always suggested you make purchases that are bargains at any time.  You can bring your items to my classroom.

I hope you enjoy some of the videos from OCC that I post.  They encourage me to get back into the collection stage of this process.

 

 

 

The college and career class of FBC, Kentwood is in Atlanta for a conference.  Pray for hearts to be touched.  Also, please pray for safety as they travel.

 

 

 

Read the Bible and mark the ‘I Will’s”.  (Writing the verses is optional.)

  • Psalm 9:1-2
  • Psalm 13:6

 

 

 

Use your talents for the Lord today.

Anna Lee

 

Friday

[The Birth of Jesus Foretold]

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David.

The virgin’s name was Mary.

The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

~Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Last night I tracked some of the shoeboxes FBC sent.  I learned some went to Mexico, Haiti, Ecuador, and some went to “Hard to Reach Areas”.  That last area had never appeared on my list before, so I did some research.  This is what I found.

You can go to the following site to learn more about hard to reach areas.

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child-countries/hard-to-reach-areas/

This excites me.  I pray the boys and girls who receive the shoeboxes will learn about and accept Jesus into their hearts.

 

 

Jimmy Williams is to be released from the hospital today with surgery scheduled for next Wednesday.  Please pray for Jimmy and Linda.

Ok, I just got the word on Jimmy’s
open heart surgery. He will be discharged tomorrow and we will have to come back early, next Wednesday the 19th and surgery will be at 7 am. We cannot thank all of you enough for your thoughts and prayers. 
This will be the 2nd time he’s gone through this. The first was almost 10 years ago.

 

 

Read the Christmas story:  Luke 14

 

 

Read your Bible today

  • Jonah 3-4
  • Proverbs 25
  • Matthew 12

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Message: http://baptistmessage.com/

 

Today is a good day to do a random act of kindness. 

Anna Lee

 

Wednesday

But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you.

What I have vowed I will make good.

I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the LORD.’ ”

~Jonah 2:9~

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Daniel 1-2
  • Proverbs 15
  • Luke 15

 

 

Ginger Simmons‘ surgery went well.  It was more complicated than expected.  Keep Ginger in your prayers.

 

 

Two  Deaths

  1. Letha Slade Corbin of Roseland
  2. Walter Evanoff (5) – son of Ryan Evanoff, formerly of Kentwood

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child Collection Totals for the Northshore 

Final numbers for our Collection Center: 12,708 for all 8 Drop Offs.

 

 

 

What is your favorite family tradition for Thanksgiving?  Use the “contact” link of this page and send today.

Anna Lee