“Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord,

because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

~I Cor. 15:58~


Mrs. Wood

Bro. Danny Smith’s mother-in-law is back at Sage Rehab in Baton Rouge.  Pray for her and for her family.

Tom Brister

Pray for Tom as he has surgery Wednesday in Lacombe.

Bobby Simpson

Pray for Mr. Bobby as he has a fourth surgery on his shoulder Thursday.

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Ladies, don’t forget to birthday party Tuesday at 11:00.  Also, if you plan to attend Ladies’ Night Thursday, please call the church office (229-8111) to have your name added to the count.

Vacation Bible Schools this week at New Zion, East Fork, and  FBC, Amite.  All will be held in the evening hours.

Be a blessing to someone today!

Anna Lee


“….the gospel is God’s power for salvation

to everyone who believes….”  

~Romans 1:16~


Two childhood friends

  • Sue Ellen learned she does not have a new health issue, just a lot of scar tissue.
  • Georgia has two masses on her kidneys and will be seeing the doctor again the first of the week.



I have the dates for another VBS.  Tangipahoa Baptist Church will be having VBS July 20-26.

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[God] has begotten us . . .

to an inheritance incorruptible

and undefiled

and that does not fade away,

              reserved in heaven for you. 

~1 Peter 1:3-4~


If you have not purchased your jars of jelly or jam for God’s Storehouse, this might be a good day to do so.  Drop them in the area by the stairway for the FBC, Kentwood stairway.  A label will be applied before delivery.  It will provide a wonderful message, John 4:16.

Let your “little light” shine for Jesus today.

Anna Lee


“Do everything without complaining or arguing, 

so that no one can criticize you.” 

Philippians 2:14-15 (NLT)


Tim Bean

Tim has been hospitalized for a while, but is now home again.  Thank God for his life and his love for people.

Robbie Lynn Callihan Kirby

Please continue to pray for Robbie Lynn and her family.

Mike Hurst

Mike is fighting a tough battle with cancer.  Pray for him and those around him.

Macy Gueldner

Four years old!  What a journey you have traveled during your life!  What a blessing and inspiration you are for other.

Operation Christmas Child

“Both my boy, 9 & girl, 7 have been packing shoeboxes with me since they were very little. Each year they love making sure we have the cuddly toys & special items like beads for girls, toy cars for boys, and books. They even now say little prayers while packing them “God may these things bless this child.” They often wonder about the children who will have received our boxes. Thank you Lord for giving my kids compassion.”

It’s never too early to begin packing your shoeboxes!

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Our Daily Bread – “Lessons from a Toothache”

If you endure chastening,
God deals with you as with sons.
~Hebrews 12:7~

David and I heard Vestal Goodman sing this song last night on the Gathier program.

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From the dust of the earth
my God created man-
His breath made man a living soul;
And God so loved the world
He gave His only Son,
and that is why I love Him so!

My hands were made
to help my neighbor,
my eyes were made
to read God’s word.
My feet were made
to walk in His footsteps,
my body is the temple of the Lord.


I was made in His likeness,
created in his image,
for I was born to serve the Lord.
And I cannot deny Him,
I will always walk beside Him,
for I was born to the serve the Lord.

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For those of you who remember Bro. Keith and Lori Rhodes when they served at FBC,K, you will probably be surprised to learn their son Zach got married last night.  Where have the years gone?

Anna Lee

Wednesday (Posted Tuesday Night)

I just checked the weather report and learned we will have thunderstorms and heavy thunderstorms until Thursday afternoon, so I decided to post a little tonight.

Norman Stuart

Norman got a feeding tube and a trach this afternoon.  Pray these will help him get better soon.

Sherman Cutrer, Sr.

Sherman has had surgery on both arms.  He’s still hospitalized.  Pray for him as he begins to recover.

Dr. Ernest Graham

This former resident of Kentwood will be preaching for morning worship Sunday at FBC, Amite.

Operation Christmas Child

One night in Poland, shoeboxes were distributed to about 50 children in a community center after singing Christmas carols and reciting poems. The room erupted in celebration as the shoeboxes were opened. One young girl, Veronica, opened her shoebox and quickly put the lid back on. Then, with wide eyes, she opened it again and pulled out a T-shirt, a scarf, gloves, socks, candy, a brush and a pencil case. She held each item high in the air calling to her friends to look at her gifts. At the end of the night, one of the mothers said, “The shoebox is just one drop in the bucket, but without it we would have missed out on all this joy.” Another mother added, “Yes – and every drop creates ripples.”


“God reigns over the nations;

God is seated on his holy throne.”

~Psalm 47:8~


Becky Lynn Graves

Please pray for Jill Brister’s cousin, Becky Lynn.  She has had some serious complications following the birth of her son, Aidan James.

Luther Davis of Amite

Mr. Luther fell and is hospitalized for tests.  Please pray for him and his family.

Young Ladies’ Birthday Party

Ladies of FBC,K are invited to The Cafe at 11:00 this morning to celebrate the May birthdays.

God’s Storehouse in Amite

FBC, Kentwood collected peanut butter during the month of May.  I don’t have a final count, but will get one Friday.  Each jar of peanut butter had a label containing John 3:16 applied for a silent witness every time the peanut butter was seen/used.  God’s Storehouse has asked for jars of jelly/jam to be collected during June.  Bring them to FBC, K and leave them in the stairwell to the office.  Please note the we can only take purchased jelly/jam. not home canned, due to health regulations.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will begin Monday morning at FBC, K.  We will be looking for children who are three years old though those who completed 5th grade in school this year.  Children can be delivered to the auditorium for 8:20 and picked up in the auditorium at 11:30.  Contact the church office at 229-8111 for information about registration and a t-shirt.

Other Vacation Bible Schools

  • June 16th at SCBC
  • June 23th at NZBC and EFBC

I don’t know times or ages for these, but you can contact someone from these churches if you need more information.

Ladies’ Night: Purses 

Our meeting is scheduled for June 26th at 6:15.  Sign up at the church or call the church office for more information.  You are requested to bring your purse and one (new or gently used) to pack at the meeting and then share as a “happy”.

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Our Daily Bread – “Blessed Forgetfulness”

I am the door.
If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved.
~John 10:9~
“He took the children in His arms,
put His hands on them,
and blessed them.”
~Mark 10:16~

“Safe in the Arms of Jesus”

Have a blessed day!

Anna Lee


“I sought the Lord,

and he answered me.”

~Psalm 34:4a~

Rest assured, He hears us and answers in one of three ways – Yes, No, or Wait!

Charles Miller

Charles Miller of Hillsdale, was injured in a hay-fluffing accident yesterday.  Thankfully, he will be okay soon.

Johnnie “Lil Man” Santangello

“Lil Man” continues to have good days.  He certainly is looking forward to getting to come home from Arizona for a visit.  He and his family thank you for your prayers.

Audrey L. Vernon

Born: November 30, 1939
Died: May 18, 2014

Operation Christmas Child (Thanks to Margaret Carter of Tickfaw Baptist Church)

  • Pray for Operation Christmas Child team delivering shoeboxes this week in the Phillipines. One of the team members is from Bush, La. & is our Area Leader.
  • “Yesterday I received a thank you letter and photo from 10-year old Ana Mae in the Philippines. She was wearing the pink gathered skirt and yellow and pink top I sent in the shoebox and looked so adorable in it. I was touched by something she wrote. She said she had nothing to give me but she hoped JESUS would give me many gifts. He has and continues to bless me every day.” – Ruthie C.

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“Once Upon A Time”

Matthew 24:32–44

Parable of the Fig Tree

Mark 13:28–31Luke 21:29–33

32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that 5it is near—at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

Mark 13:32–37Luke 21:34–36

36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of 6heaven, but My Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what 7hour your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what 8hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

 “What is it Were Today?” 

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Young at Heart

You are invited to New Zion Baptist Church this morning at 10:30 for their monthly “Young at Heart”.  This morning there will be a guest performing followed by a pot-luck lunch.

God’s Storehouse in Amite

We are still collecting peanut butter for God’s Storehouse to share with families who need food.  You are welcome to bring your donation to FBC, Kentwood (office entrance) or to deliver it to God’s Storehouse yourself.  Thanks for helping to meet a current need.

Thanks for praying today.  Your prayers touch many families.

Anna Lee



“I called to the LORD in my distress,

and I cried to my God for help.

From His temple He heard my voice,

and my cry to Him reached His ears.”

~Psalm 18:6~

(This verse will fit  some of you on this  very day.

 Remember, “He heard my voice and my cry reached His ears”.)

Mrs. Hellen Morris

“Miss” Hellen is in ICU at OLOL in Baton Rouge.  In a few days she should be moved to a regular room.  She is being monitored for a brain bleed.

Macy Gueldner

Macy and her parents are headed to St. Jude for a long, important stay.

Billy McDaniel

Mr. Billy McDaniel passed away.  Please continue to pray for his family.  I’ll post an obituary after the family has had time to make arrangements.

Anthony James Earl Denenea

Born: December 27, 1979
Died: May 05, 2014

Brook Lorain Webb Carcamo

Born: November 13, 1976
Died: May 05, 2014

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Mission Project

Out mission project is coming along nicely.  We are collecting jars of peanut butter to help meet needs at God’s Storehouse in Amite.  Before delivering them, a label with John 3:16 will be applied to each jar.  Bags or boxes of peanut butter can be left under the stairwell at the office entrance door to FBC,K.  Thanks to those who have already helped and those who have made their purchases, but not deliveries.  You are making a difference!

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Our Daily Bread – “Talking About Jesus”

2Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.

 5For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.

~2 Corinthians 4: 2,5~

Let me tell you what He has done for me.”

~Psalm 66:16~

“I  Love to Tell the Story”

I don’t know what this day holds, but I know who holds the day in His hand.  I hope you do too.  If not, find someone who can share Jesus with you.

Anna Lee