Friday

With men this is impossible,

but with God all things are possible.

~Matthew 19:26HCSB~

 

 

Read the Bible – Philippians 3-4 & Psalm 12

 

Obituary for William Bruce Clemonshttp://stephensondearman.com/services.asp?page=odetail&id=1750&locid=1

 

Operation Christmas Child Drop Off Schedule for First Baptist Church, Kentwood

  • Friday – 4-6 P.M.
  • Saturday – 9-12 Noon
  • Sunday – 2-4 P.M.
  • Monday – 8-10 A.M.

 

Third Thursday at the Cabin

We met at the cabin last night and had six first-time guests with our guests from eight different churches.  It was another meaningful night for us.  Those of you who came really blessed our hearts.  We’ll be looking forward to the next gatherings which will be on December 21st.

 

Looking Ahead

  • Today – Friday Morning Bible Study – Fellowship Hall @ 10 A.M.
  • November 26th – Breakfast at Pine Ridge which benefits a worthy cause
  • November 28th – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at the Cafe
  • December 3rd – Lottie Moon Tea at FBC, Kentwood at 2 P.M.

 

Send me a message if you have a prayer request you want me to share here.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Thursday

2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 

4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”

~John 14:2-4~

 

 

Read the Bible today – Philippians 1-2, Psalm 11, and the video about Philippians

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Ora Lee Wilson’s nephew, 50, who had two heart attacks is better and stable.  Thank you for your prayers for him.

Michelle L. Murphy and Ferrie Gene Blackmon both are facing surgery soon.  Pray for them.

Andy Taylor was able to be back at church last night.  Please continue to keep his foot problem in your prayers.

 

 

The Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off Location at FBC, Kentwood is looking forward to receiving lots of shoeboxes today that were packed at churches last night.  Each box is special to those who collected items and packed the box, but much more important to the child and family that receives the box.  The drop-off sites will be open daily through Monday.  The site in Kentwood will be open 10 – 12 noon today, Thursday, and 4-6 P.M. Friday.

 

Churches that are a part of Two Rivers Association are collecting STAMPED, RELIGIOUS Christmas cards until December 3rd.  Then, they will be taken to the local parish jails in Amite and Greensburg and given to prisoners so they can send messages to family members.

 

Friday Morning Bible Study will meet tomorrow at 10 A.M. and continue the study of Ezekiel.

 

Plans for the Lottie Moon Christmas Tea for churches  in our area are progressing.  It will be December 3rd at 2 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood.  Children will be singing Christmas songs for us.  Ladies will be decorating tables with their personal sets of dishes.  It will be beautiful and meaningful.

 

The children in the missions class of FBC, Kentwood were able to hear the first part of the story of the early years of Lottie Moon’s life last night.  They will hear more next week.  Hopefully, as they grow they will remember her story and how important international missions are.

 

TONIGHT, we will meet at the cabin at 6:30.  I’m looking forward to seeing many of you.  We will add a talented musician, Kaye Roberts.  She will be playing some piano offertories for us.  Join us and be blessed.

 

Tuesday, November 28th, the “young” ladies of out church will gather at The Cafe at 11 A.M. to honor ladies with November birthdays.  Feel free to join us.

 

Thank-you for reading and praying for those listed and the events listed here today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

~Psalm 23:6~

 

Ruth Cutrer of Osyka informed me of the death of Mrs. Inez Lee of the Red Bluff community.  Please be praying for this family.

 

Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off Week

  • FBC, Kentwood has collected 825 shoeboxes the first two days.  We are thankful for 825 children who will receive a box  and an invitation to learn about Jesus.
  • Wednesday’s schedule is 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.
  • Thursday’s schedule is 10:00 -Noon
  • Don’t forget you can bring your extra items in boxes that are not the same size and shape as shoeboxes.  The fillers will be sent in so they can be used to add to boxes that are not filled.  Some of you may even consider collecting extra items for this purpose next year.  This also works well if someone makes hats, blankets, scarves, or fishing or sewing kits, etc. and doesn’t pack shoe boxes.

 

Read the Bible  –  Ephesians 5-6 and Psalm 10

 

The children will have the opportunity to begin hearing a book about Lottie Moon tonight.  Be sure to have them at church tonight at 6 P.M. with their vests on.

 

Tomorrow, we will have the Third Thursday Gathering at the Cabin.  Kaye Robetrs will be playing the following offertories, “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”, “Power in the Blood”,  and “In the Sweet By and By”,  some she plays at FBC, Kentwood.  We will not be collecting an money at the cabin!  You will greatly appreciate her adding her skills to our gathering tomorrow night.  I look forward to seeing many of you Thursday.

 

FBC, Kentwood will be hosting a community Thanksgiving service Sunday night at 6 P.M.  Refreshments will be served afterward during a time of fellowship.  All of you are invited to come.

 

May you be a blessing to others today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Monday

Come to Me,

all of you who are weary and burdened,

and I will give you rest.

~Matthew 11:28 HCSB~

 

 

Dr. Jerry Barlow of NOBTS and a former pastor at FBC, Amie, passed away.  I will post an obituary when one becomes available.

 

Johnny Belgard is having some health issues again.  Let’s pray his problem is not related to his  transplant.

Ora Lee Wilson told me her 50 year old nephew has had two heart attacks and is in Our Lady of the Lake.  Let’s pray for him and the family.

 

FBC, Kentwood opens as a drop-off location for “shoeboxes” today.  Monday, we will be open from 10:00 – !2 Noon.  Tomorrow’s schedule is 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.  Fillers will be accepted along with the shoeboxes.  “Fillers” are extra items you didn’t use this year.  They can be sent in with the shoeboxes and used to add to boxes that are not full.  If you have and items to share, be sure to put them in a cardboard box and clearly label them as fillers.  I understand they are very helpful and usually in short supply.  I will be sending in fillers for the first time this year.

 

Read the Bible – Ephesians 1-2, Psalm 8, and the video on Ephesians.

 

We’re looking forward to a great “Third Thursday at the Cabin” this week at 6:30.

 

I hope you were fed God’s Word yesterday and are ready to apply it this week.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

“O Lord, you are a great and awesome God!

You always fulfill your covenant

and keep your promises of unfailing love

to those who love you and obey your commands.”

~Daniel 9:4b NLT~

 

Read the Bible – Galatians 5-6 & Psalm 7

 

Operation Christmas Child “Shoebox” Drop-Off Week begins tomorrow

Monday, FBC, Kentwood will be open from 10-12 to receive your shoeboxes.

  • Monday – 10-12
  • Tuesday – 1-4
  • Wednesday – 4-6
  • Thursday – 10-12
  • Friday – 4-6
  • Saturday – 9-12
  • Sunday – 2-4
  • Monday 8-10

If you send your postage money online, you can register for tracking of your shoeboxes.  I think that may be an option some of you will want to do this year.

 

Lord’s Day – I hope you will spend time in studying God’s Word today.  If you don’t have a church home, I invite you to come to FBC, Kentwood.  We have a number of different classes Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, and on Wednesday evenings.  I’m sure you can find one that “fits” you just right.

 

Third Thursday at the Cabin – We will be meeting at our cabin at 6:30.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

 

There have been many deaths, illnesses, surgeries, and hospitalizations in our area lately.  Try to find a way to minister to these families.

 

 

Be a blessing to someone today!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

For the grace of God has appeared

that offers salvation to all people.

~Titus 2:11~

We saw Beth Brabham Thursday.  She had problems last weekend and had to return to the doctor to Monday.  This added several more weeks to her recovery.  Pray for her to feel better soon.

We saw the Harrells yesterday.  Mr. Phillip and “Miss” Annie Bell both look good and seemed to enjoy our visit.  We certainly did enjoy seeing them.

Mrs.  Anne Hurst is better and is able to get out and about again.

Phil Connelly is recovering and is back at work in a limited way.

Mrs. Mildred Birch is wearing a back brace.  This seems like all the doctors can do for her.  The back problem and brace are not slowing her down very much.  Pray for this lady as she “keeps on keeping on”!

 

Read the Bible – Galatians 3-4 & Psalm 6.

 

Operation Christmas Child Drop-off Week begins Monday.  FBC, Kentwood is a drop-off location again this year.  Monday, our hours will be 10:00 – 12:00.  Sue Connelly is my co-coordinator.  One, if not both, of us will be present each day. Volunteers are needed to help pack the big boxes.  If you have not already done so, please sign up to help.  The sign-up list is on the table under the balcony stairwell.

 

Ladies and girls, be sure your calendar is marked for the Lottie Moon Christmas Tea which will be at FBC, Kentwood.  It will begin at 2 P.M.  We will serve Lottie Moon tea cakes, tea of various flavors, lots of finger foods, and lemonade.  The tables in the fellowship hall will be decorated by ladies from various churches in the association.  Children from different churches will sing.  Both girls and teens will be serving us.  Rachel Robbins, a former missionary, will be our guest speaker.  You don’t want to miss this special event!

 

Stamped Christmas cards can be turned in at the Tea.  The cards will be given to the inmates at both St. Helena and Tangipahoa jails.  Be sure you purchase religious cards to help share the Good-News to the inmates and their families.

 

Third Thursday at the Cabin will be next week.  We meet at 6:30.  Ya’ll come!

 

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Tell someone about Jesus!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

But from there,

you will search for the LORD your God,

and you will find Him

when you seek Him with all your heart

and all your soul.

~Deuteronomy 4:29 HCSB~

 

Mrs. Juanita Pritchett has a pacemaker and is back at home.  I forgot to share this update from Chester earlier, but it is never too late to thank God.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon seems to have had a “bug” for a couple days, but is over it and feeling better.  Pray for her to continue to gain her strength.

 

Friday Morning Bible Study 

  • 10 A.M. Today
  • Fellowship Hall of FBC, Kentwood
  • Ezekiel 30

Third Thursday at the Cabin

  • 6:30 at our place
  • Thursday, Nov. 16
  • Come enjoy the evening with us.

Operation Christmas Child Drop-off

  • FBC, Kentwood
  • November 13-20
  • Times will vary.
    • M – 10-12
    • T – 1-4
    • W – 4-6
    • Th – 10-12
    • F – 4-6
    • S – 9-12
    • S — 2-4
    • M – 8-10

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party 

  • November 28th
  • The Cafe
  • 11 A.M.

Lottie Moon Christmas Tea

  • Sunday, Dec. 3
  • 2 P.M.
  • FBC, Kentwood Fellowship Hall
  • Tables will be decorated by ladies from various churches.
  • Missionary Speaker – Rachel Bailey Robbins
  • Ladies 3-103
  • Two Rivers WMU

The Friday Morning Bible Study will NOT meet the morning after Thanksgiving.

 

 

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Read the Bible Today = Galatians 1-2, Psalm 5, and video on Galatians (http://bibleproject.com)

 

Show your concern for others through prayer and actions today.

Anna Lee