Wednesday

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else,

and live righteously,

and he will give you everything you need.” 

~Matthew 6:33 (NLT)~

 

 

 

Robin Alford, daughter of Walton and Peggy Alford, posted an update on her ankle problem.  It’s been six months since her surgery.  The foot looks better, but there is still pain when she tries to walk.  Please continue to pray for Robin as she works to regain her normal walking ability.

 

 

 

A number of people from our area are working with LA Baptist Disaster Relief in the west Louisiana.  Pam Kliesch said they have worked with tree removal, roof repair, giving out donations, feeding, distribution of water, etc.  Many people needed encouragement.  Pam even had the opportuity to serve as a chaplain.  What a blessing our folks are to those who were hit so hard by Hurricane Laura!

 

 

 

Linda Nell Russell

March 22, 1945 – August 27, 2020

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was born March 22, 1945 in Foxworth, MS and was 75 years of age. Linda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister. She had a kind heart, a beautiful smile, and a shoulder for anyone who needed it. She loved music, reading, and cooking but her true joy was her family, Astros, and Elvis. Her life was simple but she had a huge impact on many. She was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church where she served for many years. She is survived by her son, Brendan Russell (Janet); 2 daughters, Alayne Russell Granat (Rod) and Jacquie Russell Summerford (Jerry); 4 grandchildren, Kyle Granat, Justin Summerford, Madelyn Granat, and Gabriella Summerford; sister, Mary Saxon Johnson; brother, John Wayne Saxon; sister-in-law, Kay Crawford Saxon; former husband, Conley Russell; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Saint Elmo Saxon, Sr. and Johnnie Mae Forbes Saxon; brothers, Saint Elmo Saxon, Jr. and Linnie Saxon; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Olaf and Edith Russell. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. Randel Carmadelle. Interment Russelltown Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – September 2

  • Ecclesiastes 1:1-3:22
  • 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
  • Psalm 46:1-11
  • Proverbs 22:15

 

 

Please remember the Fall Food Round-Up for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.  Your items need to be at the church by September 20th for the September 21st pick-up.  The list of most needed items is available at the church.  This food drive restocks the pantry at the home for the next year.  This is our 2020 opportunity to help.

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child is making progress despite Covid-19.  If you have items to contribute, please get them to the church office.  If you have funds to help with shipping ($9.00/box). please turn that in soon.  Thanks for all your help in sending “Jesus”. toys, school supplies, and hygiene items to children around the world.  Contact the church office or me for more information.  You can use the link at the top of this post to contact me.

 

 

 

Tonight, at 6 P.M., FBC, Kentwood will give you an online opportunity to participate in Prayer Meeting.  I am thankful for this service and always look forward to the next time I can worship with my church family.

 

 

 

September brings us the Week of Prayer for state missions.  The focus week is September 13-21.  The theme for this year is “The Right Time”.  Your contributions help with many different ministries in Louisiana.

 

 

 

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Today is an empty slate.  What will you use this day to do?  Will it all be for selfish purposes or will you spend some time doing for others?

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

 “Look, he is coming with the clouds,

”and “every eye will see him,

even those who pierced him”;

and all peoples on earth

“will mourn because of him.”

So shall it be! Amen.

 

 

Bro. Rusty Durand did a great job preaching the first night of revival last night.  The message was about how God can use one person, each of us.  If you missed it, you can find it on FB or YouTube.  Tonight, Bro. Joe King will be presenting God’s Word to us.  Join us at 6 P.M. in person or online.

 

 

 

Bobby Landry of Amite has a lengthy heart procedure yesterday.  All went well.  Pray for a good recovery for him and for the family.

 

 

 

Another day and more friends with Covid – 19!  Please pray for the people of our area that seems to be especially hard hit at this time.  Pray for a preventive measure and better treatment for this disease.

 

 

 

Mr. Johnny McNabb passed away.  This was shared by his sister. Ann Huff.

As most of you have heard God called our dear oldest brother Johnny to heaven today to join his beloved wife, Monnie who preceded him to Heaven by 7 weeks and 2 days! He had COVID 19 but was recuperating from the virus but had a massive stroke from afib 2 days ago and could not overcome that.

 

 

 

Calvin Julius “Jukie” Stevens

March 27, 1943 – August 27, 2020

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA as a result of the Coronavirus. He was born March 27, 1943 in Folsom, LA and was 77 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hayden Stevens; son, Terry Wayne Stevens; daughter-in-law, Reena Stevens; grandchildren, Cody Stevens, Kyle Rosalies and wife, Kelsey, Hunter Rosalies and Haley Rosalies; great-granddaughter on the way, Beretta Rosalies; 2 sisters, Shirley Maus and Dorothy Cranham; 2 brother-in-laws, Richard Hayden and Tim and wife, Donice Hayden. Preceded in death by his son, Gregory Stevens; parents, Everett and Geneva Stevens; granddaughter, Megan Stevens; mother-in-law, Frances Winborn Hayden Lambert; father-in-law, Victor Hayden. Visitation at Wilmer Missionary Baptist Church from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 29, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Amite, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

This is the father of Greg Stevens who passed away last week and the family I requested prayer for last Thursday.   Please continue to pray for the family.  Losing two members so closely in time is extra hard.

 

 

 

God sent Hurricane Laura on a path that lessened the problems for our area and increased them for the people west of us.  Pray for the people who were in the path of the storm.  Pray for people to serve in ways to minister to the many needs.  Thank Him for those who “step-up” and do all they can to help in such situations.  May each of us find a way to participate in some way.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 28

  • Job 28:1-30:31
  • 2 Corinthians 2:12-17
  • Psalm 42:1-11
  • Proverbs 22:7

 

 

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Operation Christmas Child – Thanks to two ladies from the church who asked about a need for our “shoeboxes” and who have already taken steps to meet that need.  At this point, I’m not sure what “packing the shoeboxes” will look like.  I will let you know soon.

 

 

 

Coming Soon

  • September 13-20 – Georgia Barnette Week of Prayer for mission work in Louisiana
  • September 21 – Pick-up day for our grocery collection for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home – The annual Fall Food Roundup

 

 

What do you have to thank God for today?

  • Protection?
  • Health?
  • Family Blessings?
  • Job Situation?
  • Salvation for a loved one?
  • ____________________
  • ____________________
  • ____________________

Don’t forget to thank Him today.

“Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart”

Give Thanks

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”
Give thanks with a grateful heart (with a grateful heart)
Give thanks to the Holy One (to the Holy One)
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart (with a grateful heart)
Give thanks to the Holy One (to the Holy One)
Give…

 

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

To the one who is victorious,

I will give the right to sit with me on my throne,

just as I was victorious

and sat down with my Father on his throne.

 

 

Yesterday, we spoke with a former student who almost died with Covid-19.  What a horror story it was!  Thankfully, due to her knowledge. age, and previous good health she survived.   Please be careful.

 

 

 

David has seen two specialists this week.  Each of them gave him a very good update.  David also received Procrit and iron, his first, this week.  Thank-you to all who have, and who continue, to pray for him.  God has blessed us greatly.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 20

  • Esther 8:1-10:3
  • 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13
  • Psalm 37:1-11
  • Proverbs 21:23-24

 

 

 

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Fall Food Round-Up for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home

The truck will be at FBC, Kentwood on September 21.  Be sure to have your donations at church before that date.  Check with the office to learn of the items most needed at the children’s home.

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child is still collecting and will begin packing soon.  I’m not sure if we will have our usual packing party due to Covid-19.  I’ll update you when that decision is made.  We will pack and ship shoeboxes this year.  We will also be serving as a collection site again this year.  Remember, there are children who have never had a “shoebox” filled with gifts and an introduction to Jesus.  Let’s be instrumental in being the “missionaries” who help them learn about Jesus.

 

 

 

Thanks for your prayers for all those mentioned here and for those who are not mentioned by name, but who are “Standing in the Need of Prayer”.  Here is a different arrangement, featuring focusing on children.  I think you will appreciate it.

 

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

“Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants.

Then all your other needs will be met as well.”

~Matthew 6:33 (NCV)~

 

 

 

Covid-19 is still working in our area.  Some people are on the “road to recovery”, some are still struggling, and unfortunately new cases are still appearing.  Please do your part to help stop this awful virus.

 

 

 

A number of churches are not going to have regular services today.   I’ll not list them all, but FBC, Kentwood will be online (Facebook and You Tube) only at 10:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. today.  Spring Creek Baptist Church will not meet in any way today.  Please pray for our churches.  Neither church has announced plans for next week.  The revival at FBC, K has not been cancelled at this time.

 

 

 

Temple Holland Bryant

March 30, 1961 – August 14, 2020

Temple Holland Bryant, 59 of Amite, LA died on August 14, 2020 after a long illness. The loss of Temple’s unique charm and sense of humor will be missed by all that knew him. As a child, he could bring out laughs with his silly nature. After his first day of school, he announced that his teacher said he knew everything and was finished with school. He brought chuckles to anyone in need. His well articulated compliments showered friends and strangers alike. Temple left smiles in his wake. A young Temple joined the USCG and proudly served across the country over the years, he received many awards and gained more brothers and sisters. He later brought his talents to Jackson Hewitt. He reveled in being the Tax Man and loved his loyal clients. Along with military bearing and a strong intellect, he was remarkably creative, Temple baked, carved rocks, sculpted and painted, yet music was his favorite. He left us a library of You Tube videos where he shared his humor, heart and talent. Temple also believed in the power of community service, volunteering at various food banks and kitchens. His children and grandchildren were his pride of his life. He delighted in being near them and talking about them. Temple had a special relationship with his many cousins, nieces and nephews, finding specific connections with each. He is survived by his daughter, Samantha Moody; son, Dustin Kibbe; grandchildren, Carter, Christian and Maelee Moody and Gannon and Andrew Kibbe; mother, Shirley Bryant; brothers, John Bryant (Phyllis), Stephen Bryant (Tisha) and Matthew Bryant (Liz); sister, Elizabeth Bryant Towe; special cousins, Mary Jo Ricks and Kathy Wales; goddaughter, Krystal Alonzo. He was blessed to know and love his many nieces and nephews and a devoted extended family. He is preceded in death by his father, James H. Bryant. A Memorial Service will be at Pine Ridge Methodist Church on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 2:00PM. Burial to follow in Pine Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Temple would like you to tell a joke, do something kind, sing a song, and tell people you love them. Every day, Fair Winds and Following Seas. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 16

  • Nehemiah 11:1-12:26
  • 1 Corinthians 10:14-33
  • Psalm 34:11-22
  • Proverbs 21;14-16

 

 

Don’t forget to “drop-off” you items for Operation Christmas Child and the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home at FBC, Kentwood this week.

 

 

 

During this time, it is important that each person steps up and becomes the church to those around them.  How will you do this during the coming week?

Anna Lee

Saturday

“He heals the brokenhearted

and binds up their wounds.”

~Psalm 147:3~

 

 

 

First Baptist Church, Kentwood is accepting donations of food for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.  The pick-up date is September 21.

Most Needed Items:

      • Bottled juice
      • Children’s cereals
      • Cleaning supplies
      • Cooking oil
      • Dishwasher detergent
      • Freezer bags
      • Canned fruit
      • Kool-Aid
      • Laundry detergent
      • Paper towels
      • Salad dressings

 

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child items can be left at the church Monday – Friday.

  • 3″ balls (3/bag at Dollar Tree)
  • $1.00 flashlights (Walmart)
  • AA batteries (Walmart)
  • Checkers with foldable plastic mat (Dollar Tree)

 

 

Please continue to pray for everyone with Covid-19 virus.  Wear your mask as practice social distancing.  Thank God for those who do that and have been doing so.  Let’s prevent as many cases as possible.

 

 

 

Mark Jones

October 18, 1967 – August 13, 2020

Mark Jones, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born October 18, 1967 in Hammond, LA and was 52 years of age. He is survived by 2 daughters, Christine Smith and husband Cody and Mikki Jones; grandchildren, Peyton Smith and Cameron Smith; mother, Frances Jones; brother, Jeff Jones and wife, Tammy; nephew, J.J. Jones. Preceded in death by Johnny L. Jones. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until Funeral Services at 11:30AM on Monday, August 17, 2020. Services conducted by Father Howard Adkins. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Johnnie Marion McKenzie

January 03, 1940 – August 13, 2020

Johnnie Marion McKenzie

Graveside services for Johnnie Marion McKenzie , 80, of Tylertown, Msississippi will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Union Church Cemetery in Tylertown with Rev. Doug Lee and Rev. Ron Jordan officiating.

Mr. McKenzie passed away in Brookhaven, Mississippi on Thursday, August 13, 2020. He was born January 3, 1940 in Tylertown, Mississippi to the late Sarah Thornton and Clark McKenzie. He is also preceded in death by his granddaughter Amanda Mathis and his great-grandson Caleb Mathis.

He enjoyed watching baseball, old movies, hunting, target practicing and spending time with his family. Mr. McKenzie was a member of Union Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and as part of the Baptist Brotherhood. He served as a volunteer Civil Defense Director and as Walthall County Justice Court Judge for many years. Mr. McKenzie retired as Sergeantfrom the Army National Guard and also woked as a timber cruiser for Monticello Forestry company for many years.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years Frances McKenzie; son Gary Marion McKenzie and his wife Sylvia McKenzie; daughters Becky Dickerson and her husband Tim Dickerson, Cindy Smith and her husband Chad Smith,  Christy Yarborough and her husband Chad Yarborough; grandchildren Jason McKenzie, Ashley Greene and her husband Travis Greene, Stephanie Harper, Johnny McKenzie and his girlfriend Becca Gaudet, Craig Dickerson and his wife Alex Dickerson, Corey Dickerson and his wife Beth Anne Dickerson, Heather Coker and her husband Tyler Coker,  Brayden Smith, Caleb Yarborough and his fiance’ Elleana Smith, Caylee Grace Davis and her husband Zane Davis, and Caden Yarborough; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren, sister Virginia Sauls; brothers Henry Earl McKenzie and his wife Ginn McKenzie, Jimmy Thornton and his wife Katie Thornton, Dewayne Thornton and his wife Debbie Thornton, Harold Thornton and his wife Susan Thornton, James Thornton and his wife Jeri Thornton; along with a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and loving family.

Pallbearers are Johnny McKenzie, Craig Dickerson, Corey Dickerson, Caleb Yarborough, Caden Yarborough, Zane Davis,  and Tyler Coker.

Honorary pallbearers are Lucas Thornton, Mark Brumfield, and Tim Dickerson along with the deacons of Union Baptist Church.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 15

  • Nehemiah 9:22-10:39
  • 1 Corinthians 9:19-10:13
  • Psalm 34:1-10
  • Proverbs 21;13

 

 

Reminder: Due to Covid-19, FBC, Kentwood will provide online services only tomorrow.  You can find them on Facebook and You-tube at 10:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.

 

 

 

Coming soon – Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions (Georgia Barnette)

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope,  encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

~2 Thessalonians 2:16-17~

 

 

 

New Baby! – Deliliah May Hutto

  • 8-13-2020
  • 7:21 A.M.
  • 6lb. 11 oz.
  • 20.5 In.
  • Parents: Joe and Ashley Miller Hutto

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for the Kentwood families dealing with Covid-19.

 

 

 

Mary Lou Carona Ingraffia

August 09, 1935 – August 12, 2020

Mary Lou Carona Ingraffia, a resident of Loranger, LA, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at her home. She was born August 9, 1935 in New Orleans, LA and was 85 years of age. She is survived by her 2 sons, Philip (Chuck) Ingraffia, Jr. and wife, Chantel of Loranger, LA and Jon Ingraffia of New Orleans, LA; 1 brother, Jack Carona, III and wife, Anna of Independence, LA; 4 grandchildren, Daren (D.L.) Vicellio, Philip Ingraffia,III( Mckayla), Luke Ingraffia(Brooke) and Jake Ingraffia; 2 great-grandchildren, Shyenne Vicellio and Gunner Vicellio. Preceded in death by her spouse, Philip (Pluto) Ingraffia, Sr.; daughter, Jackie Ingraffia; mother, Christine Lucia Carona; father, Jack Carona, Jr.. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 8:30AM until 10:00AM on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Mass at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church at 11:00AM on Wednesday. Interment Colonial Mausoleum, Independence, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Geraldean Merritt Sanders

January 26, 1924 – August 11, 2020

Geraldean Merritt Sanders, a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite, LA. She was born January 26, 1924 in Osyka, MS and was 96 years of age. She was a loving Mother and Grandmother. She worked for the State of Louisiana Department of Tourism for 30 years. She loved her job and the trips she and Judy were able to go on because of it. The thing she was most proud of though, was her family. She is survived by 2 daughters, Barbara Posey of Dora, AL and Judy Sanders of Kentwood, LA; 6 grandchildren, Scott Posey (Karen) of Denham Springs, LA, Denver Posey (Victoria)League City, TX, Kim Sulzby (Jay)Dora, AL, Michelle Bridges(Paul) Kentwood, LA, Marcie Grice (James) Kentwood, LA, Justin Hendry (Dana) Kentwood, LA, son-in-law, Larry Hendry, Kentwood, LA; 23 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; as well as being “Maw Maw” to numerous others. She is preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Sanders; son, Aubrey Ray Sanders; daughter, Marie Hendry; parents, Obediah and Jessie Merritt; and son-in-law, Raymond Posey. Pallbearers are Scott Posey, Denver Posey, Justin Hendry, Caleb Hendry, Triston Lofton and Jeffery Posey. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Friday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 15, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Mike Shumock. Interment East Fork Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 14

  • Exodus 37:1-38:31
  • Matthew 28:1-20
  • Psalm 34:11-22
  • Proverbs 9:9-10

 

 

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The truck from the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home will be in Kentwood early on September 21st.  Be sure to leave your donations of food for the next year at FBC early.

 

 

 

Donations for Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes” can also be left at the FBC, Kentwood.

 

 

 

As far as I know the revival for the 27-30th is still on the calendar.  If something changes, I will let you know.

 

 

 

Thank God for the recent professions of faith and baptisms at FBC, Kentwood.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

LORD, be gracious to us;

we long for you.

Be our strength every morning,

our salvation in time of distress.

~Isaiah 33:2~

 

 

 

Martha Griffith‘s memorial service has been postponed due to the virus.  Please continue to pray for her family.

 

 

 

Pattie Lillie White, formerly of Roseland, passed away.  The message is from Kris Lillie.

I’m posting with a heavy heart, my Mom’s Sister Patti passed this morning, she is with my Grandmother and Grandfather in Heaven, as I write this post. She was like a mother to me and my sister and she helped raise us. It’s heard to believe that she is gone but I can’t question anything that God does. She will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to her family, her husband David White, her daughter Brittany White Murphy and her son Brant White. Brittany has 2 children who will miss their grandmother very much. My Mom is really having a hard time dealing with my aunts passing. Please send prayers for my family. I know her children and her husband are having a hard time dealing with this. I last spoke to my aunt about a month ago, but was not able to communicate with her anymore because she was in ICU and not able to communicate. This is like a bad dream or some kind of nightmare that I just can’t wake from. Please just pray for my family. Thanks so much.

 

 

 

Gail Brister’s brother-in-law passed away.

Herbert Payne Weaver, Sr.

March 29, 1935 – August 11, 2020

Herbert Payne Weaver, Sr., a resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born March 29, 1935 in Amory, MS and was 85 years of age. He was a member of the Choctaw Nation, 32nd Degree Mason and Past Master of Independence Lodge # 458, member of The First Baptist Church of Independence, Veteran of U.S. Army during the Korean conflict with the 11th Airborne division and retired District Fire Chief of Jefferson Parish. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Weaver; daughter, Kerry Layne Brown and husband Ricky; 2 sons, Capt. Larry Wayne Weaver and wife, Trudy and Herbert Payne Weaver, Jr. and wife, Bricy; special daughter-in-law, Amanda Dorsa; special son-in-law, Matt Dorsa; 12 grandchildren, Trisha Gambino, Heather Tassin, Laurel Cotton, Isaiah Weaver, Abe Brown, Adam Brown, Sam Weaver, Jr., Chase Weaver, Carson Weaver, Casey Weaver, Trey Weaver and Yoga Mann; 2 special grandchildren, Camryn and Cayli Dorsa; 20 great- grandchildren, Koty Ketchum, Bethany Ketchum, Chrysta Ketchum, Shelby Tassin, Bryce Tassin, Alayna Cotton, Ashira Cotton, Riley Brown, Chloe Brown, Caitlyn Brown, Ezra Brown, Solomon Weaver, Maddox Weaver, Serenity Weaver, Gauge Weaver, Harley Weaver, Haven Weaver, Devin Kelly, Kevin Kelly and Taylor Metz; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Elizabath Ketchum and Elijah Ketchum. Preceded in death by his mother, Louella Harden; father, Word Harden; son, Capt. Samuel Richard Weaver; grandchild, Ricky Brown, Jr. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 13

  • Nehemiah 5:14-7:73
  • 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
  • Psalm 33:1-11
  • Proverbs 21:8-10

 

 

 

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Today is a good day to focus on some good news.

  • God let us wake up.
  • Our loved ones are just a phone call away.
  • We have air-conditioning for the August temperatures.
  • There is food enough to feed a small army in the pantry and freezers.
  • Our vehicles have gas and good tires to take us were we need to go.
  • Walmart still does grocery pick-up.
  • Prayer meeting came to us at home last night.
  • Our collection of items for “shoeboxes” is progressing.
  • My sister helped me tremendously with the “shoeboxes” this year.
  • A friend reported that yesterday was a better day because of no fever.
  • Friends call to be sure we are okay.
  • Someone asked if we needed anything this week.
  • David is so much stronger.
  • Doctors have tender hearts and sometimes think about patients as family,
  • We will be celebrating 53 years of marriage today.
  • I loved being a teacher at school and at church.
  • Retirement is wonderful.
  • God still loves us and has a place prepared for us.

What’s on your list?

Anna Lee

Wednesday

“It is wonderful to be grateful and to sing your praises, LORD Most High!

It is wonderful each morning to tell about your love and at night to announce how faithful you are.”

Psalm 92:1-2 (CEV)

Our God gives second chances!

 

 

 

Please begin praying for Caleb Estay.  He will be having a lump on this neck checked Tuesday.  Pray all goes well.

 

 

 

Please pray for the family of Coach Dickie Meeks.  I taught with him at OFA.  His students thought the moon of him.  He became well know for winning teams and influencing lives in the right direction.  He passed away due to cancer.  His services will be Saturday in Longview, TX.

 

 

 

Read the. Bible in 2020 – August 5

  • Ezra 1:1-2:70 1
  • Corinthians 1:18-2:5
  • Psalm 27:7-14
  • Proverbs 20:22-23

 

 

This morning I was blessed with a message from someone who is quarantined, but still wanting to help with Operation Christmas Child.  He asked for a suggestion about something he can order online.  This virus cannot stop the generosity of God’s people!

 

 

 

The Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home will be in Kentwood on September 21st to pick up our donations for their pantry.  They only ask for this help once a year.  Below is a list of the items they need the most this year:

  • Bottled Juices
  • Cleansing Supplies (Disinfectants)
  • Cooking Oil
  • Dishwasher Detergent
  • Freezer Bags
  • Fruit (Canned)
  • Kool-Aid
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Paper Towels
  • Salad Dressings

Your items can be left at the church any time in the next few weeks.

 

 

 

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Find ways to be helpful/encouraging despite the virus!

Anna Lee

 

Monday

For I am convinced that neither death nor life,

neither angels nor demons,

neither the present nor the future,

nor any powers,

neither height nor depth,

nor anything else in all creation,

will be able to separate us from the love of God

that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

~Romans 8:38-39~

 

 

 

Today’s hymn – “The Love of God”

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – July 27

  • 2 Chronicles 19:1-20:37
  • Romans 10:14-11:12
  • Psalm 21:1-13
  • Proverbs 20:4-6

 

 

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Thanks to all who have contributed to Operation Christmas Child purchases.  Special thanks to the classes who have made bulk purchases and to their super-shopper, Wanda Smith.

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for the individuals and families who are fighting the Covid-19 battle at this time.

 

 

 

As you pray for the children who will soon be going back to school in one form or another, please add prayers for teachers in all the schools and all grade levels.  They are going back to school this year in a whole new situation.  It’s like the first year for every teacher!  Big hearts for lots of students and the joys of teaching help them as they prepare.  Your prayers will be greatly appreciated.  Pray for good health for all.

 

 

 

Have a marvelous Monday!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.

Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

Then you will experience God’s peace.”

~Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)~

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – July 26

  • 2 Chronicles 17:1-18:34
  • Romans 9:25-10:13
  • Psalm 20:1-9
  • Proverbs 20:2-3

 

 

Please continue to pray for all those with the Covid-19 virus, those that have been exposed and who are quarantined, and the families of those who are sick.

 

 

 

Please help me collect lots of these two items for Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes”.

  1. Dollar Tree checker sets
  2. Bandanas

You can drop off the items you find at the office of First Baptist Church, Kentwood.

 

 

 

Whether you are attending in person or online, I hope you are blessed by church services today.  Services at FBC, Kentwood begin at 10:30 this morning and 6:00 this evenin.

Anna Lee