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









“Love your enemies!

Do good to those who hate you.

Bless those who curse you.

Pray for those who hurt you.

If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also.

If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also.” 

~Luke 6:27-29 NLT~



The Brave Sometimes Wander Too Far Alone!

New Update on David – I guess David got too confident with the improvement in mobility he made last week.  While I was in the laundry room and Jennie was in the cabin, David left the den and went to the bathroom using in cane.  He leaned the cane on the counter, but it slipped.  He stooped to pick it up, did not hold on to anything, and landed on his back.  He called me, so I went to the den expecting to find him.

He was on his back in the bathroom and had a bleed on the back of the head, so we got him up, into the car, and went to the ER in Greensburg.  Thankfully, testing showed he was okay.

Today, we are still thankful for the improved mobility he achieved through the PT and OT.  We do wish he was more careful though.  God watches out for us sometimes when we make poor choices.  David is not even sore today!



Bible Reading/Writing for Feb. 10 – I John 4: 13-16



Janet Vinet

February 03, 1938 – February 07, 2019


A resident of Amite, LA , passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019 in Amite, LA. She was born February 3, 1938 in Thibodaux, LA and was 87 years of age. She is survived by 3 sisters, Marlyn, Linda (Ron), and Darlene; 1 brother, John; nieces and nephews, Kayo, Jr. (Erin), Kim (Eric), Desiree (Troy) and Louis (Donna);Preceded in death by her parents, Allen James Vinet and Eunice Lena Szush Vinet;
Graveside Services will be held at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens, Chalmette, LA at 11am on Monday February 11, 2019 . McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Several area churches now broadcast live worship services.  You can find FBC, Kentwood’s service at 10:30 on Kentwood, First Baptist Church.  This is a convenience for those who are homebound, an opportunity to watch a service from a different church, and a way to share the ministry of FBC, Kentwood with others.  One neat thing about this is you can watch live or any time later when you have the opportunity.



The Youth on Mission group will meet at 5 P.M. today in the missions room.  Thanks to all who helped them with their mission project by bringing soup which was given to the Hope Center in Roseland.



Be the church when you leave your church today!

Anna Lee


“It is no shame to suffer for being a Christian.

Praise God for the privilege of being called by his name!” 


~1 Peter 4:16 NLT~




Read and Write the Bible Today – Ephesians 4:1-6



Fred Bernard Bourgoyne

January 31, 1934 – February 06, 2019

Fred Bernard Bourgoyne passed away at his home in Kentwood, La. surrounded by family members on February 6, 2019. Born January 31, 1934 in Plaquemine, La. to Matthew and Anona Neff Bourgoyne. He owned and operated Fred’s Body Shop in Kentwood La. for 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Angelena Sagnibene Bourgoyne. Two sons, Fred Bourgoyne, Jr. and wife, Stacie Bourgoyne of Denham Springs, David Bourgoyne and close friend, Jennifer Ard, of Baton Rouge; one daughter, Sherry Pigott and husband, Pat; six grandchildren, Traci Giannoble and husband, Tony, of Hammond, Brad Bourgoyne and wife, Monica, of Hammond, Christian Bourgoyne of Baton Rouge, Christina Bourgoyne of Holden, Jennifer James of Denham Springs and Britney Mounts and husband, Paul, of Zachary; seven great grandchildren, Gavin and Grant Giannoble, Conner Bourgoyne, Payton and Tyler Pigott, Jaxn Tillman, and James Windgate, Jr.; numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by his father, Matthew Bourgoyne; mother, Anona Neff Bourgoyne; three brothers, Norris, Robert, and Matthew Bourgoyne, Jr.; two sisters, Bertie Denham and Carolyn Ard. Other family members, sisters in law, Jean Sagnibene Ransom and her late husband, Randy, Marie Sagnibene Russell and her husband, Kenneth (Skip), late brother in law, Frank Sagnibene. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Helena Catholic Church in Amite on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 12:00 Noon conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Full of Grace, P. O. Box 1647, Amite, LA, 70422.




Please continue to pray for those who are hospitalized, recently hospitalized, homebound, or just sick for a few days as in the case of the flu or stomach virus which is going around.



Today, I would like for your to get a piece of paper and make your own prayer list.






Now pray for these people.




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Today is out next opportunity to tell someone about Jesus.  Let’s do that today!

Anna Lee




Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 

 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

~Proverbs 3:5-6~




Read (& Write) the Bible) – I Corinthians 13: 8-13




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Over and over, I hear that there are so many sick people in our church and community.  Take time, now, to pray for each one of them that you know of.




From the Hope Center:

A big thank you to First Baptist Church Kentwood for the donation of can goods!!

(Our cans of soup were delivered yesterday.)  Thanks to those who contributed and the the volunteer who delivered them.  Thanks to the Youth on Mission for taking the lead in this worthy project.




Pray for us as David has begun home health, sees this family practitioner today, and his nephrologist Friday.   Than God for sending our daughter to us earlier than we expected.  She has been a BIG help!



Prayer is a gift from God to us.  Use your ability to pray.

Anna Lee


“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,

and I will give you rest.

~Matthew 11:28~



Read & Write the Bible – I Corinthians 13:1-7

One of my favorites passages in the Bible!




The soup that was collected at church has been removed and will be delivered this week by a friend.  Thanks for bringing the soup to help meet needs people have.




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After you read the article about Ray City, GA, pray for God to show you, me, and others how we can work for the Lord in Kentwood.



David and I have been on the receiving end of lots of love, prayers, cards, visits, etc.  I want to thank you and tell you how much it means to us.  So many of our conversations lately has been focused on you and how you have touched our lives.  We have been blessed abundantly!  God has worked though you in so many ways!

Anna Lee



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.



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

Anna Lee















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