Tuesday

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

~Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)~

 

 

 

From Frances Gay –

Lisa Carrier, who lives in Amite, is in Houston for appointment at M.D. Anderson concerning a mass found in her ovary. She would be appreciative of prayers on her behalf and all concerned. Lisa works at North Oaks in the lab. She has been a friend of my family for many years. Please add her to the prayer list. Thank you

Lisa is one of my former students.  I have enjoyed seeing her and her siblings several times in recent years.  Let’s keep Lisa in our prayers.

 

 

 

Morria Reynolds, father of Deanna Reynolds, will have a leg amputated on 9/4/19.  Your prayers for him and his family will be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

Caleb Estay is still waiting for a decision about the next medical step.  Pray for him and his family as well as the medical staff of Children’s Hospital.

 

 

 

Gaylon Cutrer continues to improve following his recent hospital stay.  He and his family would appreciate your prayers.

 

 

 

 

David’s blood level yesterday was 8.0, the highest it has been in two months.  We are thankful for his good report.

 

 

 

 

Florene Cureton Pate

December 11, 1928 – August 11, 2019

A resident of Fluker, LA, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 11, 1928 in Brownsfield, TX and was 90 years of age. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She was a member of Walter T. Ott #217 Order of  Eastern Star and retired from the Louisiana State Tourism Center in Kentwood. Florene was a member of Tangipahoa Baptist Church where she was voted Mother of the Year. She is survived by  husband of 74 years, Robert Pate, Sr.; 4 children, Robbie Lynn Pate, Deborah Pate Ragan (Devon), Lisa Pate Ginn (Grant) and Robert Pate, Jr.; 7 grandchildren, Robert Bridges, Stephanie Novak (Tony), Heather Monoc (Marco), Jessica Westmoreland Stogner (Edward), Kristen Bonds (fiancé, Josh Barnhill), Brandon Kuyrkendall (Zandrea) and Curtis Ginn; 9 great- grandchildren, Madison Bridges, Hadley Doin, Loic Doin, Silas Novak, Arden Novak, Berend Kuyrkendall, Emma Monoc, Leona Kuyrkendall and Eleonor Rose Stogner; twin sister, Lorene Windham. Preceded in death by her 2 daughters, Sarita Pate and Rebecca Pate Bonds; parents, Robert and Rosa Cureton; 2 brothers, Robert and Gene; 3 sisters, Hazel, Doris and Joyce. Visitation at Tangipahoa Baptist Church from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Tuesday and from 8:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Greg Stewart. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

I saw Mr. Robert Pate a week ago today as I was buying gas for David’s trip to Baton Rouge a week ago today.   We had a sweet visit. He asked us to pray for his wife.  Now, we need to pray for Mr. Robert and other family members.

 

 

 

Adrian Phillips

Arrangements for Adrian Phillips Tuesday 5-9 and Wednesday 8-10 at Pine Ridge Methodist Church in Kentwood, LA.

 

 

 

 

Build an OCC “Shoebox” online!’

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – August 13 – Isaiah 33:2

 

 

 

Keep the prayers coming.  Your prayers make a big difference in many lives.

Anna Lee

 

Sunday

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

~Romans 5:8~

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Scripture Writing – August 4 – Romans 5:8

 

Jerry H. Brumfield

April 10, 1935 – August 02, 2019

Jerry H. Brumfield passed away to join his mother and father in Heaven on August 2, 2019. He was 84 years old, born in Roseland, Louisiana, but lived most of his life in Kentwood. He attended Louisiana School for the Deaf and worked many years with his father, Herbert Brumfield, for Brown Funeral Home in Kentwood. Jerry enjoyed attending area fairs, festivals and football games, and fishing with his buddies. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert H. Brumfield and Winnie Sandifer Brumfield of Kentwood, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his sister, Betty Brumfield Young and her husband Eugene Young of Baton Rouge, one nephew, Scott Young of Atlanta, Georgia; one niece, Dr. Sheryl Young and her husband, Philip Zuspan, and Sheryl’s two daughters, Sarah Zuspan and Jenn Zuspan, of Leawood, Kansas. Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Amite, Louisiana, beginning at 8:30 a.m. until services at 11:00 a.m. conducted by Dr. Trey Waldrop and Rev. Thomas Willis, Minister to the Deaf. Interment in Arcola-Roseland Cemetery. Many thanks to staff at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home and Community Care Hospice workers for their care and comfort. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

I trust you will be found in God’s house today.

FBC, Kentwood

  • 9:15 Sunday School
  • 10:30 – Morning Worship
  • 6:00 – Evening Bible Study and Worship

Anna Lee

Sunday

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

~Hebrews 13:5-6~

 

 

 

Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience & Perseverance” – James 5: 10-11

 

 

 

Please pray for Bro. Ernest Graham and two others from East Fork Baptist Church as they do mission work in Canada this week.  Pray those they minister to will have their eyes and hearts open to Jesus.

 

 

 

Barbara Dale Travis Carter

May 15, 1954 – July 19, 2019

Barbara Dale Travis Carter died Friday July 19, 2019 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center of Covington. She was 65, a native of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana and a long-time resident of Franklinton, Louisiana. Barbara was a graduate of Greensburg High School, Southeastern Louisiana University, and LSU Law School. She was preceded in death by her parents, Huey Marvin Travis and Araminta (“Polly”) Bennett Travis; and her sister Connie Kathleen Travis Jenkins. She is survived by her husband Clay Alston Carter; her son Lee Alston Carter, daughter-in-law Annie Cazenave Carter, and grandson Jackson Thomas Carter; son Thomas Travis Carter; sister Valerie Suzanne Travis Lane; and brother Huey Marvin (“Bubba”) Travis. Barbara was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church of Franklinton. Her love for her community was only surpassed by her love for her family. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, Louisiana with religious services to follow conducted by Rev. Brian Ridgedell. Burial will follow in the Greensburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church of Franklinton at 1015 Cleveland St., Franklinton, LA 70438. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

 

I know I have been sharing about the Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes” lately.  I do so because I believe in sharing the gospel.  “Shoeboxes” have proven to be an effective outreach to many, many children each year.  Today, I am going to ask you to commit to making some purchases for OCC this week.  I ask you to purchase school supplies for boys and girls who are between the ages of 2 and 14.  This site, https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/, will be helpful in guiding you this week.  I like to buy multiple items of several different categories when I shop.  You may find you enjoy buying for one boy or girl, but want to buy everything they will need.  The choice is yours.  Don’t think two year olds are too young for school supplies.  Think of thick crayons, coloring books, blank paper, pencils, water colors, rounded scissors, glue sticks, etc.  Bring your purchases to the church office by next Sunday morning.  I will be grateful for your purchases and excited for the children who will receive the boxes and have an opportunity to learn about Jesus, much like our local boys and girls do at Sunday School.

This is my challenge to you this week.  Get out and enjoy shopping for school supplies for a child or children from very disadvantaged countries.  Let’s work together to make this world a better place for others.  Let’s work together to help others learn about Jesus.  One week!  School supplies!

If FBC, Kentwood is not your church, find out how your church, school, organization, etc. is working to help.  You can work through another group or you can help us in Kentwood.

 

 

 

I’m thankful to report that David is better than he was a few months ago and a year ago.  He has been able to sit and help unpackage items, sort items, create useful items, etc.  I feel so blessed that he can help now.  Ask him about helping our son-in-law give out shoeboxes in Romania a few years ago.  He has some awesome stories to share.  He and I are firm believers in this Franklin Graham Samaritan’s Purse project.  I hope you will want to join us again or for the first time.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits.

~Psalm 103:2~

 

 
Read and Write the Bible Today – Lamentations 3: 22-26

 

 

 

I was blessed to attend an early worship service and later to watch the second service via computer with David!  You can find links to both services on my facebook page.

 

 

 

Now that Easter egg hunts are over for this year, I will ask that if you are discarding plastic Easter eggs that you please leave them at FBC, Kentwood so we can use them in several different ways for Operation Christmas Child.

 

 

 

There is a tote on the organ at church with some ideas of items to purchase for Operation Christmas Child.  Look through the tote and get some ideas.  Then, happy shopping.  Please leave your donations at the church office or in the classroom next to the choir room.  May I suggest you make a decision to spend a certain amount each week (or month).  Then shop frequently!  If you cannot shop frequently, I suggest donating to OCC by putting your donation in an envelope marked OCC or to hand your donation to me when you see me.  I love to shop of OCC.  Packing day will be here before you know it!

 

 

 

There are many ways to share the message of salvation.  Today, let’s pray for ministers who do that from a pulpit, in hospitals, and other places every week.  Pray for Sunday School teachers and mission leaders who teach regularly the same message.  Also, pray for missionaries and their families who live the same lifestyle, but who do it on mission fields around the world.  Pray regularly for those who share the Good News.  May it become who you are and what you do.

Anna Lee

 

 

Thursday

“Your heavenly Father already knows perfectly well that you need them, and he will give them to you if you give him first place in your life and live as he wants you to.” 

~Matthew 6:32-33 TLB~

 

 

Pray for Mrs. Joann Travis.  She has had a recent leg procedure.

 

 

Andy Taylor said he has had some problems with recent changes in his medication.  Keep Andy and Betty in your prayers.

 

 

Pray for Renee Terrell who had a fall yesterday when a dog tripped her up.  She has several sore areas.

 

 

Also, thank God Mrs. Carol Jean Gill is okay after a fall because of her dog that landed her in a fire ant bed that Mr. Fernie Ray had poisoned the night before.  Thankfully, she had no ant bites.

 

 

Pray for the family of Mrs. Catherine Yarborough.

 

 

 

Mrs. Othell Williams is in Camelot Community Care and doing well.  She will soon celebrate her 97th birthday.

 

 

Ronnie Byrd

Tuesday Morning: They started Ronnie on dialysis, the doctors didn’t want to wait any longer because He was starting to get an infection.

Wednesday: Ronnie is doing better, doctors may remove him off dialysis tonight. If he continues to do good, he may be going home tomorrow we hope. “Isn’t GOD GREAT”

 

 

 

Thank God for the great improvement Buddy and Eleanor have made.

 

 

 

Jennie Grace Ridgedell Frohn

September 29, 1932 – March 05, 2019

Jennie Frohn, 86, of Amite, Louisiana passed away peacefully on March 5, 2019. Jennie was born on September 29, 1932 to the late Thomas J. and Grace Hayden Ridgedell. She was preceded in death by her three brothers, Tom Ridgedell, Jr., Wade Ridgedell, and C.W. Ridgedell, and two sisters, Helen Ridgedell and Evelyn Ridgedell Bennett. Jennie graduated from Amite High School. She married the love of her life, Robert Henry Frohn on January 22, 1955. They just celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. They were lifelong residents of Amite, Louisiana. Because of her love of flowers, she fulfilled her dream by owning and operating Frohn’s Florist and Gifts for many years. She was a dedicated Christian lady who shared her love of God with her family and friends. Some of her favorite pastimes included being outside gardening, cooking delicious meals, and playing bridge. She is survived by her husband, Robert Frohn; sister, Jenelle Ridgedell Lawrence, Baker, LA; sister-in-law, Jill Ridgedell; one daughter, Alison Frohn Field and husband, Ricky, Amite, LA; three grandchildren; Christopher Bordelon, Hammond, LA; April Field Kemp and husband Jonathan, Hammond, LA; and Richard Henry Field and wife Kelly, Amite, LA; and three great granddaughters, Grace Kemp, Gretchen Field and Hayden Field; and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Friday, March 8, 2019 at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, Louisiana from 8-11 am and religious service at 11 am conducted by her nephew, Rev. Brian Ridgedell. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read & Write the Bible Today – Ephesians 2: 8-10

 

 

 

Saturday night will be the day to change your clocks again.  Move the time ahead or you will be late for Sunday School and church.

 

 

Operation Christmas Child items to bring to the classroom next to the choir room:

Hair brushes

Small purses

Marbles

Flashlights with batteries

Hair ornaments

Plastic soap containers

Small games and puzzles (must fit inside a shoebox)

Spoons to eat with

Small plastic cups and bowls

Clothes pins and cording for clothes lines

Small cars, trucks, and tractors

Fish hooks, bobbins, floats, and fishing line

Pot holders, plastic measuring cups, dish towels, and serving spoons

I hope you will look for some of these items as you do your regular shopping.

 

Have a wonderful day.  Do something special to help someone today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 

10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator

~Colossians 3:9-10~

 

 

Continue to pray for Mrs. Bessie Hayden.  She’s home and learning more and more about living independently.

 

 

 

Continue to pray for those who are homebound.  Make a call, deliver a meal, send a card, or just visit them.  You will both be blessed.

 

 

 

David had two medical visits yesterday.

  • He learned his blood level has increased since Tuesday.  The Procrit must be working.
  • He went to a dentist because he was having trouble eating and his gums were sore,  He will begin some new dental work Tuesday.  I think the dental issue is a result of the fall he had outside on Christmas evening.
  • We never know which way this journey will take us, but we know God is with us on the journey.

 

 

 

 

Hazel Elizabeth McKnight

May 14, 1939 – January 03, 2019

Hazel Elizabeth “Beth” McKnight, 79, born in Clinton, LA and a resident of Zachary, went to her eternal home on Thursday, January 3, 2019. She worked for Nunn Electric Supply for 21 years before retiring.
Visitation will be at Zachary United Methodist Church on Monday, January 7, 2019 from 9:00 am until service time at 11:00 am conducted by Dr. Greg Davis, Rev. Harold Babin and Rev. Rickey Willis. Burial will follow in Day’s cemetery, Greensburg.
Beth is survived by her husband of 62 years, Kenneth Charles McKnight, nieces and nephews, Denise Dyer Stewart(Blake), Rickie McKnight(Kelli), Randy McKnight(Kelli), Todd Castello(Desiree) and Earl Allen (April) and special great nieces, Ashby Warren(Steven) and Aley Stewart.
She is preceded in death by her father, Toler Hurst, Mother, Hazel Hutchinson Hurst and sister, Beverly Hurst Dyer.
Pallbearers will be Mark Hurst, Rick Hurst, Blake Stewart, Rickie McKnight, Randy McKnight and Todd Castello. Honorary pallbearers are Terry Travis, Donald Duncan and Mike Ray. She was a member of United Methodist Women for many years, Emmie Montegeudo Circle and loved greeting all of her church family on Sundays.

 

 

 

Read (and Write) the Bible

  • Psalm 17:15
  • Psalm 18:49
  • Psalm 22:22

Be sure to underline “I will” in each part.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The college and career class of First Baptist Church returned from “Passion” in Atlanta.  Thank God they were able to go to the event and grow from the experience.  Also, thank God for their safety.

 

 

 

The items to bring during January for Operation Christmas Child are scarves, hats, and gloves.  You can bring them to my Sunday School classroom.  Thanks!  It’s time to start over for the boxes we will send toward the end of the 2019 year.

 

 

 

You never know which way your journey of life will take you, but you can know God is with you.  If you don’t have that assurance, contact a local pastor or church member.  That could be the best decision you make during your lifetime.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.

And what does the LORD require of you?

To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

~Micah 6:8 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Buddy Morris had a clear scan yesterday and was given another three months with no treatment.  Thank-you, Lord!  Pray for Eleanor Morris as she makes plans for hip surgery.

 

 
Please continue to pray for others who have tests, treatment, traveling, etc.

  • Buddy Waller
  • Linda Callihan
  • David Alford
  • Bryan Tate
  • Phillip Strickland

 

 

 

Read the Bible and mark “I will ….”.

  • Psalm 16: 7-8
  • Psalm 17:3

 

 

 

You are invited to attend Sunday School with the Friendship Circle class.  Judy Dickinson will be teaching out lesson this week.

 

 

 

Pray for the college and career class of FBC, Kentwood as they return from a conference in Atlanta and begin applying what they learned.

 

 

 

I’m thankful for the ending of this rain we have had.  Now, let the roads, pastures, yards, playgrounds, etc. dry up for a while.

Anna Lee