Wednesday

In the same way, faith by itself,

if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

~James 2:17~

 

Betty Simpson is having a problem with bursitis in her left shoulder.  Let’s pray she gets to feeling better real soon.

 

Jeffrey Brister‘s surgery for complete shoulder replacement went well.  Now, the time for recovery and therapy will begin.  Pray he gets full use of his shoulder and arm.

 

Bobby Forbes is home and feeling so much better.  Thank you for your prayers.  Keep praying for the lab reports that are due later this week.

 

I’ve been watching some weather maps showing a renewed Gulf storm named Harvey.  It looks like we are in for lots of rain.  Let’s pray He blows himself out before reaching us.

 

Kathren Daniel Miller

February 01, 1967 – August 19, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/kathren-miller?fh_id=10545

 

 

Read the Bible – Matthew 1-2, Psalm 81, and video Matthew 1-13 which can be found at http://bibleproject.com.

Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.net

Children in Action will meet at 6 P.M. tonight at FBC, Kentwood.

The Friday Morning Bible Study will NOT meet this week.  We will meet the following Friday at 10 A.M.

We had a nice “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party yesterday.  Next month, we will meet September 26th.

Don’t forget your items for the Fall Food Round-Up.  Leave them under the stairwell to the church office.  The truck will be here September 18th to pick up our items for the LA Baptist Children’s Home.

Items for Operation Christmas Child can be left in my classroom or in the box under the stairs to the balcony.  This week, we are collecting bandanas.  The following week we will focus on brushes and combs.  We could use a few more boxes of markers, highlighters, crayons, pencils, pens, and calculators.                                                               We are progressing well.  We have been working a little each week to keep everything organized.  I get excited every time I get to work there.   If you want to help some, please let me know.

 

Have a wonderful day today.  
Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

If then you have been raised with Christ,

seek the things that are above,

where Christ is,

seated at the right hand of God.

 Set you minds on things that are above,

not on things that are on earth.

~Col. 3:1,2~

 

Rev. Bobby Eads’ mother, Glenda Eads, is critically ill.  Please pray for the Eads family.

 

Miss Fay Shoemaker was feeling well enough to be in church yesterday.  I’m thanking God for her progress.

 

Read the Bible – Chronicles 32-34 & Psalm 79

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday at 11:00 at The Cafe

 

“There is a Name I Love to Hear/O How I Love Jesus”

 

The children in Bible Drill Class learned more about their Bibles last night and read & discussed the story of the creation.  If you have a boy/girl or grandson/granddaughter, ask them to tell you about the creation.  They can tell you the story and locate it in their Bible.  They are so amazing to teach.  Thank you for Betty Simpson and Susan Frazier for faithfully helping with the children of Sundays and Wednesdays.

 

Thank-you to those who brought calculators for Operation Christmas Child.  We could use some more of the $1.00 calculators that can be found at the dollar stores.  This week, we will be shopping for colorful bandanas.  Some very pretty ones have already been turned in.  Yesterday, three individuals gave me cash to shop for them.  David and I will do that and give a copy of the receipts to the donors.  Yesterday morning and afternoon, I was able to work on organizing the items given so far.  Our grandson has given time periodically this summer.  Last night, after helping before church, our daughter decided to work while I was teaching class to finish up some things.  Later this week, I will be able to list items we are running short on.

 

 

I would love to pop out of the shoeboxes as they are opened in a couple of months.  What joy they must experience as they receive the gifts and the opportunity to learn about Jesus!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

He heals the brokenhearted

and binds up their wounds.

~Psalm 147:3~

 

Please pray for Bobby Forbes of Arcola who will be having possible cancer surgery in the morning at North Oaks.  You may remember he recently had heart surgery.  Pray for Bobby, his family, and medical team.

George Cutrer of Osyka will be having back surgery September 5th in Covington.  Pray for him each day from now to then as he endure pain and waiting.

Pray for “Miss” Ruby Dillon as she gets out to see her doctors tomorrow.

 

 

Read the Bible – II Chronicles 13-17 & Psalm 74

Baptist Press Http://bpnews.net

 

Coming Events

  • Prayer meeting, youth, and Children in Action (missions) tomorrow at 6 P.M.
  • Pack backpacks tomorrow night after prayer meeting.
  • No Bible study Friday morning.
  • Saturday – Work day at FBC, Kentwood beginning at 9 A.M.
  • Saturday night – Two Rivers Associational Revival at FBC, Amite.
  • Sunday School at 9:45 Sunday
  • Worship service at 10:30
  • Evening service, youth, and Bible drill class at 6 P.M.
  • Tuesday @ 11 A.M.  – “Young” Ladies Birthday Party at The Cafe
  • Collecting Operation Christmas Child items at the church at any time that is convenient with you

 

 

“‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”

 

 

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

 

 

Getting involved at church is so important.  No matter what church you attend, be involved in more than just one hour of worship!

Anna Lee

Monday

LORD, be gracious to us;

we long for you.

Be our strength every morning,

our salvation in time of distress.

~Isaiah 33:2~

 

Please pray for the Clemons family as they wait for Don’s test results.  He is recovering nicely from surgery.

Pray for Bettye Fussell as she begins round two of treatment.

Pray for schools as most of them kick off their first full week of activity.

Many college students are traveling, especially freshmen.  Pray for them as they begin a big adventure.

 

Read the Bible – II Chronicles 5-8 & Psalm 82

Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.net

 

“Near the Cross”

 

Operation Christmas Child

  • We were hoping to have enough pencils & pens to give each child a whole pack. I think we are a little short of that at this time.
  • This week we are collecting $1.00 calculators for the oldest children who will receive shoeboxes.  These are usually found at dollar stores and sometimes Walmart.  We bought the ones at one Walmart for $.88.  Check around.
  • Next week, we will be collecting bandanas of various colors.  We have found them from $.50 – $2.00.  Shop around.

 

The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be Tuesday of next week.  We had a good group last month and hope for a larger group next week.  Come celebrate August birthdays at The Cafe with us.  “Birthday ladies” get a free meal.

Last night, the boys and girls spent much of their time in Bible Drill class praying in a circle to thank God for many things and to learn how to use our Bibles.  We had a great class!  They learned so much.

 

Let’s continue to both pray and do for others.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Sunday

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines,

though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food,

though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, 

yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.

Habakkuk 3:17-18

 
Let’s remember the flood of August 13, 2016 and especially pray for those who are still displaced.

 

Rev. Rod Smith

Today he had SOFT SCRAMBLED EGGS FOR THE 1st time in 111 days also had Milk with thickener for the first time since the Stroke! May God Bless each & everyone of you who have given to us during this time…We love you to pieces & thank Our Almighty Father for filling you with His Love & Grace! 
Lots of LOVE, Vivian & Rod

Michael Doughty was injured while serving as a firefighter in Baton Rouge this week.  Pray for Michael as he recovers from his burns.  He’s in the burn unit at Baton Rouge general.

 

 

Ronald Anthony Ardillo

February 27, 1959 – August 08, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/ronald-ardillo?fh_id=10545

Bible Drill Class for children tonight at 6 P.M.
Read the Bible – II Chronicles 1-4 & Psalm 71
I may find time for more later.
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
Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.net
“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