Saturday

My soul is weary with sorrow;

strengthen me according to your word.

~Psalm 119:28~

 

Yesterday, in a local store, a worker asked me if I prayed.  When I said yes, she asked me to pray for her elementary age son, Ezekiel, who is possibly facing heart surgery.  I told her I was just leaving a Bible study on Ezekiel 20, so I could easily remember his name when I pray.  She would appreciated your prayers too as they see another doctor for a second opinion.

 

Read the Bible – I Chronicles 25-29 & Psalm 70

 

Friday Morning Bible Study – We will not meet again until September 1st.

 

“Must I Go, and Empty-Handed?”

 

Thank-you for praying today.  Don’t forget your Operation Christmas Child items tomorrow.  We’re collecting pens and pencils this week.

Anna Lee

 

Friday

 For no one is cast off by the Lord forever. 

Though he brings grief,

he will show compassion,

so great is his unfailing love.

~Lamentations 3:31-32~

 

George Cutrer of Osyka will be have back surgery to correct some problems on September 5th.  Please begin to pray for him now.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon came home and got settled in.  Dr. and Mrs. Illey Dillon with be with Mr. “Cete” and “Miss” Ruby for a few days.  Please pray for a good adjustment at home.

 

 

Mrs. Minnie Lou Hutchinson passed away yesterday.  Please add her family to your prayer list.  I’ll post the obituary when it becomes available.

 

 

Read the Bible – I Chronicles 22-24 & Psalm 69

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“Ready”

 

 

Ready or not, He’s coming back one day!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Thursday

A person’s wisdom yields patience;

it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.

~Proverbs 19:11~

 

 

Josiah Huckaby, son of Job and KK

Josiah is 5 months old as of yesterday…he has been doing really well. They decided to put a nephrostomy tube in on Friday to drain one of his kidneys because of an obstruction from a kidney stone. His other kidney has an obstruction that will require reconstructive surgery in the future. The tube ended up coming out on Sunday & they were going to have to replace it on Monday. They decided to do another ultrasound to see how that kidney was looking…and PRAISE GOD it has improved enough that they won’t have to replace the nephrostomy tube for now. As of right now, the goal is to wean his oxygen down to home settings so that we can start discussing coming home. He has been staying awake all day (he can’t stand to miss any of the action) & sleeping all night…hope he keeps that up. 😉 He loves kicking his feet constantly while he’s awake & he’s starting to smile again! He also loves sitting up & watching people. He wiggles so much the nurses are always having to make sure he hasn’t wiggled to the bottom of the bed…they are constantly having to scoot him back up. Day 155 in the NICU has been an awesome day for Josiah! God is so good!!!

Mrs. Mimi Sneed was able to go home from a friend’s house where she was staying.  She did have to go for more medical tests yesterday, but the results were good.  Pray for her as she recovers from her accident.

Bettye Fussell is moving ahead to her next round of treatment which will begin Monday.  Pray for her to have strength and endurance for this phase of her “battle”.  She certainly has faced this journey with a positive attitude.  Keep her in your prayers.

Thank-you for praying for Jennie as she traveled.  She’ll be able to speak to many of you at church Sunday or the following Sunday.

 

 

Mary Moore Pevey

September 26, 1927 – August 09, 2017

Visitation
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017
8:00 AM-11:00 AM

Funeral Service
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017
11:00 AM

Eva Mae Jones Carney

June 08, 1929 – August 08, 2017

Visitation
Friday, Aug 11, 2017
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Funeral Service
Friday, Aug 11, 2017
2:00 PM

http://http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/eva-mae-carney

Margaret B Callihan

August 17, 1923 – August 09, 2017

Visitation
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017
12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Funeral Service
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017
2:00 PM

Newell T. Ruth

August 25, 1964 – August 09, 2017

Graveside Service

Saturday, Aug 12, 2017
10:00 AM
Read the Bible – I Chronicles 18-21 & Psalm 68
Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 20
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“I Was Glad When They Said”

 

 

Fall Food Round-up

  1. Refer to yesterday’s Prayer Link for a list of items they especially need.
  2. Leave your items under the stairwell at the office entrance to the church.
  3. The truck will be in Kentwood Monday, September 18th to make the pick-up.

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – Thank-you to all who have helped us collect the items so we can pack 350 shoe boxes this year.  I get so excited when I think about the impact the shoeboxes will make on the lives of children across the world.  There is a collection box under the stairwell to the sound room for those who cannot make it to my classroom Sunday morning before Sunday School.

  • August 13 – Collecting pens and pencils
  • August 20 – Collecting $1.00 calculators
  • August 27 – Collecting bandanas

“Anabel and a Personal Note” – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/shoeboxstories-anabel-and-a-personal-note/

 

 

Especially for Children!

  • Children in Action (Missions class) – Wednesdays at 6 P.M.
  • Bible Drill Class – Sundays at 6 P.M.

 

 

 

At the end of this day, may you be able to look back with a smile as you think about how this day counted for God’s kingdom.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Wednesday

If you declare with your mouth,

“Jesus is Lord,”

and believe in your heart

that God raised him from the dead,

you will be saved.

For it is with your heart

that you believe and are justified,

and it is with your mouth

that you profess your faith

and are saved.

~Romans 10:9-10~

 

Mrs. Ruby Dillon is scheduled to come home Thursday.  Please pray for her as she makes this adjustment.

Mr. Don Clemons is also expected to return home Thursday.  He will wait a little longer for the lab report.

 

Pray for Jennie as she has been flying home since last night and doesn’t land until this evening..  She’ll be leaving her firstborn at college next week.

James Michael Feltman

July 18, 1953 – August 06, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/james-michael-feltman

Frank Benjamine Bedwell

February 06, 1971 – August 05, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/frank-bedwell

Read the Bible – I Chronicles 15-17 and Psalm 67

Baptist Press http://bpnews.net

Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 20

“Dania and the Radio” – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/shoeboxstories-dania-and-a-radio/

Children on Mission – Meets tonight at 6 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood

Operation Christmas Child Items We’re Collecting

  • August 13 – Pens and Pencils

  • August 20 – $1.00 Calculators

“Jesus Loves the Little Children” 

I believe in prayer.  Do you?

Anna Lee

Tuesday

 

As far as the east is from the west,

so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

~Psalm 103:12~

 

Please pray for Reid Travis who own the glass shop in Kentwood.  Reid is have a problem with a large kidney stone.  He and his family would appreciate your prayers.

Don Clemons‘ surgery went well yesterday morning.  Pray for him as he heals and waits for the lab report.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon has been moved from room 1706 to room 1708.  Her new room will be much larger.  The phone number is 230=1708.

Rusty Williams is hospitalized in Covington.  Pray for him and for his family.  Thanks!

 

Virginia Earline Wickham

March 28, 1932 – August 07, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/virginia-wickham?fh_id=10545

 

Delores Lorene Martin

January 07, 1936 – August 04, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/delores-martin

 

 

The LA Baptist Children’s Home in Monroe will soon be making stops in our area to pick up food supplies for their individual cottages.  They will be picking up at churches in our area on Monday, September 18th.  Below is a list of items they need the most.

Body Wash

Bottled Juice

Children’s Cereal

Cleaning Supplies

Cooking Oil/Crisco Shortening

Corn Meal

Flavoring (Lemon, Vanilla, Almond)

Freezer Bags

Canned Fruit

Gravy Mixes

Hand Soap/Sanitizer

Kool-Aid

Laundry Detergent (HE Liquid)

Mayonnaise

Napkins

Onion Soup Mix

Pam Cooking Spray

Pickles and Relish

Pop Tarts

Rice (Instant and Boxed Dinners)

Salad Dressing

Velveeda Cheese

At FBC, Kentwood, your items can be left under the stairwell at the office entrance to the church.  Thank-you for helping to feed these children.

 

Don’t forget your OCC shoebox items.  FBC, Kentwood will be packing 350 shoeboxes and serving as a collection center in November.

 

“Only Believe”

 

Read the Bible – I Chronicles 11-14 & Psalm 66

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The next associational WMU meeting will be September 11th at FBC, Amite at 10 A.M.  Out focus will be on the Georgia Barnett Offering for Louisiana with Rev. Don Meadows of Taylor Creek Baptist Church as our speaker.  Mark your calendar.

 

May you see God’s blessings in your life today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

And when you stand praying,

if you hold anything against anyone,

forgive them,

so that your Father in heaven

may forgive you your sins.”

~Mark 11:25~

 

Mrs. Ruth Cutrer asked us to pray for Rev. Toby Miller, who formerly led the music program at Spring Creek Baptist Church.  Bro. Toby is in St. Tammany Hospital recovering from surgery.

Mr. J.D. Smith was able to return home yesterday because his shoulder has healed sufficiently for him to be “on his own” again.  Let’s pray for him and for Donna’s family as they adjust to the change.

Mr. Don Clemons will be having surgery at St. Tammany Hospital this morning.  I know the Clemons family believes in the power of prayer.  Let’s pray as God leads the doctors this morning in the surgery.

Mrs. Evelyn Bridges has been moved to St. Helena Nursing Home.  I pray she and her faithful family make a good adjustment to her move.

Daron Fontz, Jill Brister’s brother, continues to need our prayers as he fights cancer.  As you pray for peace and comfort for him, pray for the family to have peace and assurance too.

Please pray for my sister, Julie, as she flies to Atlanta where she will meet up with family there and then drive with Mallory to Kentwood tomorrow.

 

 

Read the Bible – I Chronicles 1-10 (skim), Psalm 65, & video on I Chronicles

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Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is progressing nicely at FBC, Kentwood.  Many of you bring in items yesterday.  You can leave your items in my classroom or in the tote under the stairwell to the balcony.  Thank you for your help.  Packing the shoeboxes for all the children would not be possible without you.  Please shop for pencils and pens this week.  The following week we will be purchasing $1.00 calculators which can be found at Walmart and the dollar stores.  You are making a difference!!!

 

 

“Into My Heart” – I’ll leave you with this song, which is a prayer for each of you who have not already allowed Jesus you reside in your heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

In him we have redemption through his blood,

the forgiveness of sins,

in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

~Ephesians 1:7~

Mrs. Ruby Dillon had a good day yesterday.  She was looking good and feeling stronger.  The white board at the foot of her bed says they are aiming to send her home on the 14th.  Pray she can continue to improve in physical therapy and in eating.

Mrs. Bettye Fussell is moving on with a great attitude.  Her doctors are working together to determine the plan.  Bettye is positive and encouraging.  What a blessing she is to our community!

 

Read the Bible – Malachi 3-4 and Psalm 64

 

I hope you will be attending your church today.  If not, choose one and attend.  Of course, asking a friend if you can go with them is always a good option.  The point is to get up and go.  You will be blessed.

 

The youth from FBC, Kentwood had a progressive supper followed by swimming last night.  The attendance was good.  All seemed to be having a great time.  Thanks to the adults who made it possible.

 

Bible Drill class for children will be at 6 P.M. tonight.  Come learn some Scriptures and how to use your Bible.

 

Operation Christmas Child – Bring your glue sticks to my classroom this morning.  Next week, we will be collecting pens and pencils.  Of course, we will accept any items at any time.  Thanks for your help.

 

The Two Rivers Associational WMU will meet at FBC, Amite at 10 A.M. on Monday, September 11th.  Rev. Don Meadows will share about Compassionate Ministry and Georgia Barnett.  All ladies are invited to attend.  You do not have to attend organized WMU meeting at your church to enjoy and learn from the associational meetings.

 

“Every Day with Jesus”

 

May the Lord bless you as you honor Him with your time today.

Anna Lee