Tuesday

Be completely humble and gentle;

be patient, bearing with one another in love.

~Ephesians 4:2~

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible Today – John 15:9-13

 

 

Pray for Andy and Betty Taylor as he is adjusting to a change in medication.

 

 

It was good to be able to visit Mrs. Bessie Hayden for a few minutes at church Sunday.  She was wearing a big smile.

 

 

Pray for those whose names have recently been on our prayer lists.

 

  • Phillip Strickland
  • Ferrie Gene Blackmon
  • Linda Callihan
  • Debbie Miller
  • Sylvester Humphrey
  • Annie Bell Harrell
  • M&M Ed Maghee
  • M&M “Cete” Dillon
  • Adrian Phillips
  • Bill Pope
  • Bryan Tate
  • Eric Lee
  • Glen Magee
  • Gloria Gill
  • Buddy & Eleanor Morris

 

 

Any day is a good day for shopping for Operation Christmas Child.  What can you find on sale?  Our big packing party in October will not happen unless lots of people shop and bring their items to the Sunday School room next to the choir room.  Thanks for your participation again this year.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

Turn from evil and do good;

seek peace and pursue it.

~Psalm 34:14~

 

Read & Write the Bible – Romans 13: 8-10

 

 

Thank-you to those who brought soup for Hope Center.  I know it will be put to good use.

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

Continue to pray for those from our area who are homebound or hospitalized and for those who lost a loved one recently.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

~Ecclesiastes 7:9~

 

 

 

Read & Write the Bible Today – Luke 6:27-36

 

 

Yesterday, David saw a doctor who changed some of his medications because of problems David was experiencing.  Next week, we will have doctor appointments on three or four days.  Looking at that with a positive attitude, the different doctors get to evaluate him multiple times next week.  Another good thing, is that some of these appointments are in Hammond, not Baton Rouge.  David has been recommended for home health.  It’s in the paperwork approval stage.  Thanks for your continued prayers.

 

 

Bernice Martin Travis

March 24, 1926 – January 31, 2019

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at St. Helena Parish Hospital in Greensburg, LA. She was born March 24, 1926 in St. Helena, LA and was 92 years of age. She was a retired LPN from LA War Veterans Home in Jackson, LA and also a retired dairy farmer. She is survived by 2 daughters, Faye Marcus and David, and Kathy Travis; Kim Richard and Ken; 1 son, Alan Travis and Avonia; 1 sister, Frances Robbins and Ronnie; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Wilson Claude Travis; sister, Belle Felker; parents, Preston and Laura Martin. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Arcola from 9:00 a.m until religious services at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Bob Simpson. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

The Youth on Mission are collecting soup for the Hope Center.  “Soup”er Bowl Sunday is the deadline.

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – The suggested items to purchase during February are accessories (watches, jewelry, hair ornaments. sunglasses, etc.)

 

 

 

We have many families with sicknesses and deaths.  Please keep them in your thoughts, prayers, and actions this week.

Anna Lee

 

Friday

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you
with power through his Spirit in your inner being,

~Ephesians 3:16~

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Psalm 116:17-18
  • Psalm 118:6

 

 

 

Betty Annette Pope

December 05, 1950 – January 23, 2019

Betty Annette Pope, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at her home. She was born December 5, 1950 in Frost, LA and was 68 years of age. She was a member of Coyell Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Lonnie Pope; 2 daughters, Melissa Duffy and Shelia Granate; 3 sons, Dewayne Hano, Todd Pope, and Bryan Pope; 1 sister, Inell Ashworth; 1 brother, Glenn Watts; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Carew and Verna Watts; son, Calvin Hano; 2 sisters, Ernestine Ashworth and Rita Brown; 2 brothers, Melvin Watts and Joe Ray Watts. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 12 Noon until religious services at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Services conducted by Bro. Paul Taylor. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Don’t forget “Soup”er Bowl Sunday and your opportunity to help others by sharing soup of any kind.  You can place your soup on the organ.  This mission opportunity is a project of the Youth on Mission.

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – The suggested purchases for January at scarves, hats, and gloves.  If you purchase an of these items , or any other item, you can leave them on the table in the Sunday School class next to the choir room.  Thanks for helping get us off to an early start.   If you are one of those people who like to give money and let someone else do the shopping, you can give to the special account for missions.   Either way, thank you for helping us with this worthy project.

 

 

 

We will officially end the collection for the Lottie Moon Offering Sunday.  Of course, it is never too late, or too early, to give to any of the mission offerings.

 

 

 

Jason will be flying home today and returning with his family in about three weeks.  Jennie is still with us.  I cannot explain all they have done/are doing, but will simply say they have been very helpful.

I’ve been keeping up with the others who are sick.  Today, I just want to say there are many opportunities to help families with a member hospitalized as well as families of those who are at home.
Faith makes us want to act.  Do something to encourage others to attend church, encourage the sick and their families, share memories with the homebound, etc.  You’ll be blessed as you bless others.
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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