Saturday

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

~Romans 5:8~

 

Please remember Debbie Miller and others who are in long-term care facilities.  Visits, small gifts, treats, or cards are always welcome.

Continue to remember Estelle and Bobby Raborn in your prayers.  He is a faithful care-giver.  That’s a difficult job.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon continues at physical therapy at North Oaks on Morrrison.  Her phone number is 230-1706.  Pray for Mr. Cete too.  Their 70th anniversary is three weeks away.

Speaking of anniversaries, and I usually don’t, Mr. Phillip and “Miss” Annie Bell Harrell will also be married a long time this year.  They will soon celebrate seventy-six years of marriage.

 

Margarite Crawford Brooks Fontenot

March 20, 1933 – August 04, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/margarite-fontenot

 

Read the Bible – Malachi 1-2, Psalm 63, and video on Malachi.

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Sunday School at FBC, Kentwood begins at 9:15 followed by worship at 10:30.  We have a class for everyone at all services.  A nursery is available for young children during all our services on Sundays and again on Wednesday.  Our night services begin at 6:00.

 

It’s time for the new school year to begin.  Be alert to children waiting for buses, the addition traffic including buses, and school zones.

 

“Be Ye Doers of the Word”

Lyrics and music – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-qgu6dNIT0

 

There are many to pray for, visit, call, send cards to, prepare a meal or a treat for, etc. This might be a good day to do some of those things.

Anna Lee

 

Wednesday

“Therefore I exhort first of all that

supplications, prayers, intercessions,

and giving of thanks be made for all men,

for kings and all who are in authority,

that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life

in all godliness and reverence.”

~1 Timothy 2:1-2~

 

Good news from Rev. Rod Smith!  Under the watchful eyes of a speech therapist, Rod was able to swallow honey and chocolate pudding.  He will have 12 more sessions of speech therapy.  Pray for continued improvement.

 

 

 

Jim Brent passed away.  From Mary Criswell:  My last brother joined the rest of my family around 4 am. Jim was with his family and slipped away peacefully! Any oldtimers that may be so inclined may wish to make donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or a charity of their choice! A Memorial Service will be held at a later date!

Robert “Nick” Lea, Jr.

November 09, 1949 – July 10, 2017

Read the Bible – Ezekiel 28-30 & Psalm 39
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Operation Christmas Child – “Dana and the Hygiene Items” – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/shoeboxstories-dana-and-the-hygiene-items/
Missions for elementary children – Tonight at 6 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood
     We will be learning about missionaries who live in the desert area.  Bring your children for fun learning experiences.
Judgement House – Anna, the church secretary at FBC, Kentwood will be happy to share dates and times for the Judgement House at Woodland Park Baptist Church in Hammond.  Call her at 229-8111.
Children at Camp Living Waters will be returning today.  Let’s continue to pray for their young lives and for the children who will be going to camp for the remainder of the week.
Song of the Day – “I Was Glad”

(This is not exactly what I was looking for, but you can probably sing it the way I learned it as a child.)

 

 

How wonderful it is for parents to recognize how much their children are learning at church, but it is only because of parents who faithfully see that their children are present that churches can teach their children.  Let’s take time to thank God for parents who faithfully get their children to classes (Sunday School, Missions, Bible Drill, VBS, etc.).  What a blessing it is to see families sitting together, sometimes three or more generations of a family, on a regular basis at church.  As you thank God for those who are present, pray also for other families who have opportunities to begin this wonderful experience for their children.
Anna Lee

Sunday

“And let us consider how we may spur one another

on toward love and good deeds.”

~Hebrews 10:24 NIV~

 

 

Read the Bible today – Jeremiah 33-36 & Psalm 22

Tuesday, we will have our monthly “Young” Ladies Birthday Party at The Cafe.  Come at 12:00 to help us celebrate the birthdays of some special ladies.

Pray for

  • Youth from our area at camp
  • Vacation Bible Schools in our area next week
  • Short term missionaries
  • Long term missionaries
  • Members of church staffs today
  • Celebration at Taylor Creek today and services at all our churches
  • Breakfast benefit at Pine Ridge this morning
  • Those being baptized today
  • Decisions that need to be made today

 

The doors of your church will be open today.  Will you be there?

Anna Lee

Monday

For where your treasure is,

there your heart will be also.

~Matthew 6:21~

 

 

Dennis Travis is out of North Oaks and doing much better.  Thank you for praying for him.

Pray for Mrs. Anne Hurst as she has an MRI on her knee Wednesday and then gets results.

Mr. J.D. Smith will be having shoulder surgery next week.  Pray all goes well and the surgery relieves him of his pain.

Pray for the youth of FBC, Kentwood, New Zion, and Spring Creek as they go to camp in GA at the end of this week.  Pray for the Lord to touch hearts, friendships to be strengthened, and for traveling grace.  I thank God the children will have this opportunity.

 

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Read the Bible – Jeremiah 10-13 & Psalm 16.

 

Operation Christmas Child – Bring your toy donations to my classroom before Sunday School.  Remember, everything we send must fit in one shoebox, so think of small dolls, cars, jump ropes, stuffed animals, etc.

 

The Bible Study of Ezekiel continues Friday morning at 10.

Opportunities for your children and grandchildren

  • Missions class at 6 P.M. Wednesdays
  • Bible Drill class at 6 P.M. Sundays

 

Our Sunday School Lesson on the Good Samaritan left us with the command to “Do!”. May we all learn the things that are important, for example, caring for others, and “do” them

 

May the Lord watch our and guide the leaders of the many countries around the world.

Anna Lee

 

 

Thursday

 

For if, while we were God’s enemies,

we were reconciled to him

through the death of his Son,

how much more, having been reconciled,

shall we be saved through his life!

~Romans 5:10~

 

Praise report from Martha Pevey Dagro:

I “graduated” from breast surgeon/oncologist appointments every 3 months to going every 6 months!!!
So thankful and grateful for God’s AMAZING GRACE!!!

 

Request from Frances Gay:

My friend Darlene Ainsworth’s daughter has been diagnosed with MS.  She has 2 small children, 8 yrs. and 4 mos.   She requested prayers.  Darlene’s mother and I were best friends in Eastern Star before she passed away.

Update on Shea Williams:

Shea’s surgery went well.  She’s recovering and looking forward to putting all this behind her.

Read the Bible – I missed a day, so I’ll post two days today.

Wednesday – Psalm 1-2, Psa;m 147, & Video on “Psalms” found at jointhebibleproject.com

Thursday – Proverbs 1-3, Psalm 148, & Video on Proverbs found at jointhebibleproject.com

Have I told you lately how much I enjoy teaching the children at church on Wednesdays (Children on Mission) and Sundays (Bible Drill Class)?  I love my little friends, their eager hearts, their willingness to help each other, and so much more.  If you have a child or grandchild from Pre-K – 5th grade, I hope you are bringing them at 6 P.M. each week.  If not, please do so.

 

VBS Registration and Kick-Off Celebration – Sunday night from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Sign up your children, grandchildren, neighbors, and friends by coming.  Lots of food and games will be available as well as the opportunity to sign up and get t-shirts, etc. for VBS.

 

Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 12   We are enjoying learning about and from this book of the Bible.

 

Sunday School – 9:15 each Sunday.  We have numerous classes, so there is a class “just right” for everyone!

 

 

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Louisiana Baptist Messagebaptistmessage.com

 

Thank-you to those who bring red beans and rice for us to share with two local food pantries.  The food is in my car and ready for delivery.  Thanks for supporting a mission project of the Children in Action.

 

 

Keep asking, and it will be given to you.

Keep searching, and you will find.

Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

~Matthew 7:7 HCSB~

“Bring Them In”

 

That’s our responsibility!

Anna Lee

 

Wednesday

What we have received is not the spirit of the world,

but the Spirit who is from God,

so that we may understand

what God has freely given us.

 

Andy and Betty Taylor are better.  Thank-you for praying for them.

Phillip Strickland is doing much better.  Continue to pray for him and his family as he undergoes treatment.

I understand Bettye Fussell did not have her treatment Monday. but hopefully will next week.  Keep her in your prayers.

Pray for all the area families dealing with sickness, long-term illness, or death.  It is our responsibility to pray for them and to give any help we can.

 

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Waylon Baileywaylonbailey.com

Thom S. Rainerthomrainer.com

 

Reading the Bible – Job 20-23 & Psalm 140

Children’s Classes at FBC, Kentwood

  • Sunday School – 9:15 A.M.
  • Sunday Night – Bible Drill – 6 P.M.
  • Wednesday Night – Missions Class – 6 P.M.
  • VBS and Camp this summer
  • There is a nursery available for every service.

Adult Bible Study at FBC, Kentwood

  • Numerous Sunday School Classes – 9:15 A.M.
  • Friday Morning Bible Study – 10 A.M.

Youth Opportunities

  • Sunday – 10 A.M. & 6 P.M.
  • Wednesday – 6 P.M.
  • Camps, Trips, etc. – Contact Bro. Wendell

 

VBS at FBC, Kentwood will be from 8:30 – 11:30 June 5-9

 

“The fear of human opinion disables;

trusting in God protects you from that.”

~Proverbs 29:25 MSG~

Yield Not to Temptation

 

Make this world a better place for someone today by showing God’s love.

Anna Lee

 

Thursday

Therefore confess your sins to each other

and pray for each other so that you may be healed.

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

~James 5:16~

 

Phillip Strickland is in a regular room at Ochsner.  He’s still dealing with pain, but hopefully that won’t last too long.  Please pray again today.

Ora Lee WIlson learned the place on her neck is not cancer.  She is thankful and appreciates all your prayers.  Later, she will have surgery to remove it and identify it, but has decided to wait a while.

Ryan “Rufus” Williams continues to slowly improve.  Please continue to pray.

Kenneth Birth continues to deal with back pain.  Pray it eases up some.

Sam Raborn had a tractor accident.  He broke his neck and has had surgery.  Please pray for him as he recovers.  While praying, thank God the accident was not any worse.

 

Janie Ashmore of the New Zion Community passed away.  Please pray for her family and friends.  I’ll post an obituary when one is available.

Jewel Jeremiah Smith, Jr.

September 13, 1931 – April 18, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/obituary/jewel-smith-jr-

Mrs. Helen McCoy Robertson

  • April 18, 2017
  • Frisco City, Alabama

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Helen-McCoy-Robertson-104692907

 

Bible ReadingIsaiah 9-12 & Psalm 111

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“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 (NIV)

“Victory in Jesus”

 

Third Thursday – 6:30 tonight; Spaghetti’s cooking, Guitars practiced last night, etc.  We’ll be ready!  Y’all come!  Contact me for directions.

Bible Study tomorrow morning at 10:00 – Ezekiel 6

 

Sunday at FBC, Kentwood – Missions March for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering and collection of red beans and rice for food pantries.  That’s in addition to numerous Sunday School classes, wonderful preaching, a nursery (every service), and welcoming members.  Contact the church at 229-8111, another member, or me for more information.

Keep your prayer like active!

Anna Lee