Friday

For my eyes have seen Your salvation,

which You have prepared before the face of all peoples,

a light to bring revelation to the Gentiles,

and the glory of Your people Israel.

 ~Luke 2:30-32 NKJV~

 

 

Rob Anderson, son-in-law of Robert and Ora Lee Wilson, is back in the hospital.  He’s having severe pain.  Let’s pray for his problem to be identified and cleared up quickly.

 

“Miss” Ruby Dillon is home again!  She came home early yesterday afternoon.

 

David’s brother, Jimmy Alford of Holden, sent an update that said the doctors are considering three options.  A decision will be made December 11th.  Jimmy asked for your continued prayers.

 

 

Ladies who need to decorate a table for the tea will meet at the church at 10 A.M. Saturday unless other specific plans have been made.  The tea is Sunday at 2 P.M.  It will be a time you shouldn’t miss, but if you do, there is no second opportunity to attend the annual Lottie Moon Tea for 2017.

 

Sunday is the time to bring your STAMPED Christmas cards that will be given to area prisoners so they can send messages home at Christmas.  The more we get, the more families we can touch this holiday season.

 

Our friend who has religious services at the prison said we have been an awesome source of soft-cover Bibles for her to distribute.  If you have some you are not using, please get them to me.  Thanks!

 

The ladies Bible study group will meet in the Heritage Room this morning.  We will be studying Ezekiel 22 today.

 

 

Read the Bible – Hebrews 3-4 & Psalm 26

 

November, our special month for thankfulness, is being replaced by December, our month for celebration of Christ’s birth.  I cannot think of any better reason to celebrate!

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;

his love endures forever.

~  I Chronicles 16:34~

 

Please pray for the Dillons.  “Miss” Ruby has been admitted to North Oaks with some dehydration and an infection.  She’s in room 4102. Mr. “Cete” is with her.
I have an update on Kayla J. Evans and her baby girl, Finley.  They are both doing well at this point.

Russell Wiley Crawford

December 09, 1939 – November 27, 2017

A resident of Spring Creek passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center in Independence. He was born December 9, 1939 in New Orleans and was 77 years of age. He was a U. S. Army Veteran and a member of Spring Creek Baptist. He is survived by wife, Marilyn Kelting Crawford; daughter, Becky Crawford; son, Randy Crawford; 2 grandchildren, Chase and Kaysie Crawford; sister, Carol Fairburn, all of Spring Creek. Preceded in death by parents, George and Flora Crawford; sister, Margaret Roberts; 2 brothers-in-law, Fred Roberts and Gerald Fairburn; nephew, Scott Fairburn; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Eugene and Lucille Kelting. Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until religious services at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spring Creek Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Russell. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Read the Bible – Philemon, Psalm 24, and video of Philemon at http://bibleproject.com
Work is progressing on the Two Rivers Associational Annual Lottie Moon Tea.  Let me invite all ladies (3-103 years old) to come to First Baptist Church, Kentwood at 2 P.M.  Sunday. In additional to some tea and other treats, you’ll hear a missionary who has returned to the states and witness the musical talents of the children and youth of our local churches.  The ladies will be decorating their tables Saturday morning.  I know they will be beautiful!  If this is your first holiday event, it will put you in a Christ centered focus for the Christmas season.  If you miss it, there will be no second chance.  I’m looking forward to seeing you Sunday at 2 P.M.  We are thankful to have our children and youth help with serving of food, as well as singing.
The children of FBC, Kentwood will have missions tonight and work in a little last-minute practice time for the tea.  We begin in the sanctuary at 6 P.M.
The ladies will have their regular Bible study, of Ezekiel, Friday morning at 10 A.M.  The prophesy is interesting.  We are comparing those days to the present days and praying for our nation and world to turn back to Jesus.
The “shoeboxes” we packed are getting the Christian literature that will introduce them to Jesus added this week and boxes divided up for their final destinations as well as packaging for overseas shipping.  The boxes might travel by plane, ship, boat, wagon, bus, car, truck. camel, horse, on even be carried in on the backs of people.  All opened boxes will bring joy and an introduction to Jesus!
Sunday, we will begin our Week of Prayer for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  We received slightly more than our goal for the Georgia Barnett Offering for North American missions.  I look forward to exceeding this goal too!  We will again have our Missions March as introduced to us by Dr. Tom Higginbothan, a former IMB missionary who served as interim pastor at FBC, Kentwood a few years ago.
Sunday is the deadline for bringing in STAMPED Christmas cards for the prisoners at the parish jail.  David and I will personally deliver the cards to the jail next week.  No number of cards is too large or too small!  We’ll pray each one impacts a family with the true Christmas message this holiday season.
It’s a great week!  Follow Jesus in the Christmas season this year!  Merry Christmas!
Anna Lee

Sunday

 

 I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness;

I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.

~Psalm 7:17~

 

Read the Bible today – I Timothy 5-6 & Psalm 21

 

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Baptist Messagehttp;\://baptistmessage.com

 

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party 

  • Tuesday
  • 11 A.M.
  • The Cafe
  • Honors ladies with November birthdays

 

Coming Soon – Two Rivers Associational Annual Lottie Moon Tea

  • FBC, Kentwood
  • Sunday, December 3rd
  • 2:00 P.M.
  • Speaker – Rachel Robbin, served in Czech Republic
  • For ladies of all ages
  • Music provided by children of various churches

 

Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

Friday

15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

~2 Corinthians 4:15-16~

 

Rhonda Hendry of Chesbrough broke her arm in two places.  Please pray for her as she sees specialists for additional treatment.

Gary Hendry, a former football player and coach, is hospitalized at Lakeview in Covington for testing.

 

Evelyn Hughes Stevens, formerly of Roseland, passed away.  I did not find an obituary yet.

 

Read the Bible – I Timothy 1-2, Psalm 19, & video on I Timothy found  at  Bible Project.com

 

I’m looking forward to the “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party Tuesday at The Cafe at 11 A.M.

 

I’m also looking forward to visiting Pine Ridge United Methodist  Church Sunday at 8:00 A.M. for their monthly breakfast benefit to help an individual or family having a difficult time.  I was talking to a lady last week who had a series of medical problems a few years ago.  She told me what a wonderful surprise it was to open a card one day and get a check from Pine Ridge United Methodist Union.  She also told how helpful it was to  get her through those difficult days.  I think it was especially nice to know the ladies of PRUMU were concerned for her and praying for her.

 

This is a good season to check with those who live alone.  Sometimes they need a little encouragement or help.  You might be the one who can meet their need!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

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~

 

First of all, I want to give you the Operation Christmas Child totals for the FBC, Kentwood Drop-off Location.

  • 1705 shoeboxes
  • 87 cartons of shoeboxes
  • 12 volunteers
  • 92 hours worked during the week

The Hammond site were our shoeboxes went to yesterday collected 14,120 shoeboxes from 8 drop-off locations.

All these boxes are being shipped to Atlanta this year.

Thanks to the many people in each church who participated by making donations, buying the items, packing the shoeboxes, and delivering them to the drop-off locations around the world this past week.  Focus on the many, many children who will receive a shoebox, the families who will be touched, and all those who will learn about Jesus and ask Him into their hearts because of a simple shoebox.

I have some new ideas for OCC next year and can hardly wait to begin packing the next boxes this time next year!

 

 

Steve Miller of Line Creek had a successful hip surgery yesterday.  Pray for him as he heals.

 

 

Read the Bible – I Thessalonians 3-4 & Psalm 16

 

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Hymn of the Day – “What a Day that will Be”

There is coming a day,
When no heart aches shall come,
No more clouds in the sky,
No more tears to dim the eye,
All is peace forever more,
On that happy golden shore,
What a day, glorious day that will be.

What a day that will be,
When my Jesus I shall see,
And I look upon His face,
The One who saved me by His grace;
When He takes me by the hand,
And leads me through the Promised Land,
What a day, glorious day that will be.

There’ll be no sorrow there,
No more burdens to bear,
No more sickness, no pain,
No more parting over there;
And forever I will be,
With the One who died for me,
What a day, glorious day that will be.

What a day that will be,
When my Jesus I shall see,
And I look upon His face,
The One who saved me by His grace;
When He takes me by the hand,
And leads me through the Promised Land,
What a day, glorious day that will be

Hymns with a Message – http://barryshymns.blogspot.com/2012/02/what-day-that-will-be.html

U-Tube of Hymn – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40lCmHvmcCY

 

 

I’m thankful you read and pray each day.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Sunday

“The Helper, the Holy Spirit,

whom the Father will send in my name,

will teach you everything

and make you remember

all that I have told you.”

~John 14:26 GNT~

 

 

Operation Christmas Child drop-off of “shoeboxes” continues.

  • Sunday – 2-4 P.M.
  • Monday – 8-10 A.M.

Don’t forget you can send any extra items you have as fillers.  Be sure to put them in a box that looks nothing like a “shoebox”.

 

Pray for the Montpelier mission team as they minister in Nicaragua this week.  The church continues to send mission teams as they have for several years.

 

Read the Bible – Colossians 3-4, Psalm 14, and video on image of God

 

Don’t forget the Community Thanksgiving at FBC,Kentwood tonight at 6 P.M.

 

Be blessed by the services in your church today.  If you are without a church, I can recommend several to you.

Anna Lee

 

 

Saturday

“Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.”

  ~1 John 3:21-23 NIV~

 

Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off 2017 – We are excited to say the vehicles with “shoeboxes” keep rolling in.  Today, we will be open to receive more “shoeboxes” from 9-12 Noon.  Sunday, we will be open from 2-4 P.M.  I thank all those who have helped man the drop-off center this year.  You have been so cooperative and hard-working.  We couldn’t do this without you.  I know you can “picture” each shoebox in the hands of a boy or girl one day soon.  You expect great things to happen when children and their families hear about Jesus.  God bless each of you!

 

It hasn’t been easy, but Jimmy Alford was able to learn he has two tumors in his liver.  There is no treatment plan yet, but at least this was a giant “step”.  Please keep praying for Jimmy and Janie, as well as other family members.

 

“Bobby” John Robert Langford

November 16, 1954 – November 17, 2017

A resident of Kentwood, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017 at his home. He was born November 16, 1954 in Kentwood and was 63 years of age. He was our ray of sunshine who forever changed the lives of everyone he met. His Down Syndrome was never a disability, it was a different ability. He truly lived every moment, laughed every day and loved beyond words. He was dearly loved by his two sisters, Alma Beth Potts and husband, Dennis, and Judy Langford McElveen; nieces and nephews, Andrew Potts, Amy and Matthew Desrosiers, Matthew and Heather Potts, Michael and Jennifer McElveen, Debbie and Luke Simeon, John and Rachel McElveen, Sonia and Jeremy Blalock, Jeanine and Bart Matthews; great-nieces and great-nephews, Dillon Boyle, Matthew, Macaelyn, Ethan, Jennessa, and Jalynn Desrosiers, Brodie and Destinee, Emily, and Sawyer McElveen, Riley and Shalayne, Hannah, and Julianah Simeon, Anthony and Jayde McElveen, Dawson, Brayden, and Lathan Blalock, Evienne Schwartz and Ezra Matthews; great-great-niece, Rilynn Simeon. Preceded in death by parents, John and Ethel Jenkins Langford; brother, Charles J. “Buddy” Langford; brother-in-law, Nathan Joe McElveen; nephew, Will Joseph McElveen. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 12 Noon until religious services at 2:00PM Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Matthew Booty. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Read the Bible Today – Colossians 1-2, Psalm 13, & video on Colossians

 

Community Thanksgiving – Sunday night at FBC, Kentwood at 6 P.M.

 

STAMPED Christmas Cards for Prisoners – due Dec. 3rd.  Some people at church have made this one of their class Christmas projects.  That’s a easy, but meaningful project.  This is a project for the whole associations.  One church has already turned in some.  I trust you will want to get involved to help the prisoners and their families.

 

I’ve been counting my blessing.  They are numerous!  

Anna Lee