Friday

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

Isaiah 26:3

 

 

There are a number of families dealing with serious illnesses.  Pray for each one that you are aware of.

 

 

David is home from the hospital.  The results of the bone marrow test will be available next week.  Thank-you for your continued prayers for both of us.

 

 

Doris Faye Tillery

March 30, 1945 – January 15, 2019

A resident of Denham Springs passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson. She was born March 30, 1945 in Amite and was 73 years of age. She is survived by 3 children, Mark Thomas, Kelly Tullier and husband James, Lauren Sibley and husband Jason; grandchildren, Ryan Thomas, Kathryn Thomas, Maryn Thomas, Danny Tullier, Brendan Tullier, Jared Tullier, Kailyn Sibley, Morgan Sibley, Raegan Sibley, Brinnyn Sibley, Ethan Sibley, and Camryn Sibley; 2 brothers, Robert W. Tillery, and Carlton E. Tillery; special friend, Robert Pezant. Preceded in death by parents, Julian and Doris Tillery; granddaughter, Aubryn Thomas. Visitation at Tangipahoa United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until religious services at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Rev. Michael Townsend. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Claude Eugene Smith

February 25, 1936 – January 16, 2019

Our wonderful and loving father Claude Eugene Smith has found peace and went on to see his heavenly Father. Claude Eugene Smith was born in Mount Hermon Louisiana on February 25th 1936. He is preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Aline (Wilkes) Smith and father, Wilson Eugene Smith. He will be met at Saint Peter’s gate by his two grandsons whom he will finally be able to once again hug and hold; Travis Wayne Vicknair and Charles Jacob (Jake) Kirkland. What a joyous moment it will be. Claude spent his early years working on his family farm and picking up milk in the surrounding area. Upon graduating Mt. Hermon High School, Claude then went on to box as a middleweight for 2 years at Louisiana State University. Claude married his High School sweetheart Bettye Lou Holiday on August 10th 1956. Claude worked at multiple things until he found his calling with Brown & Root and started a 38 year career building bridges throughout Southeast Louisiana and working in the refineries as well. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60+ years, Bettye Lou Smith, who has been with him throughout the many years of marriage, both good times and bad. Claude will also leave behind his daughters, Sandy Smith Vicknair, Cheryl Smith Braud – wife of Michael Braud, and his son, Ronnie Eugene Smith, husband of Michele (Heller) Smith. He had dedicated his life to his grandchildren Krystle Vicknair, Reeve Kirkland, Corinne Kirkland, Abigail Smith, Ryan Smith and his one great grandchild, Waylyn Vicknair. He will be deeply missed by his two siblings Martha Alford-wife of Pete Alford and Walter Smith-husband of Diane Wine and his special uncle Fleet Smith Junior with whom he has built a lasting and enduring relationship throughout the years as well as his many nieces and nephews. Claude Smith will have visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, 501 Avenue G, Kentwood, La. on Monday January 21st from 10 am until religious services at 12 Noon where we will then proceed to Mount Hermon Cemetery for a farewell service and his final resting place here on Earth.

 

 

 

Charles Robert Eldridge, Jr.

March 27, 1939 – January 15, 2019

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Hammond, LA. He was born March 27, 1939 in Amite, LA and was 79 years of age. He is survived by 2 daughters, Christina Calmes and husband Terry, Dana Lynn Robin and husband Josh; 1 son, Charles “Chaz” Eldridge, III and wife Wendy; 6 grandchildren, Sean Eldridge and wife Shelby, Tori Lynn Eldridge, Anthony “ Brit” Calmes, Andrew “Bradley” Calmes and wife Wendy, Holly Storey, and Robert Storey; 5 great grandchildren, Savannah, Luscian, Gabriel, Roman, and Cheyenne. Preceded in death by parents, Charles Sr. and Mamie Eldridge; wife, Lois Eldridge; and 2 sisters, Dorothy Minette Holstead and Bobbie Lee Darouse. Visitation at the First United Methodist Church, Amite, from 1 p.m. until Memorial Services at 3p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Josh Milliron. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

January 17 – Psalm 69:30, Psalm 71:6, 14,  & 16

January 18 – Psalm 71:22, Psalm 75:9-10

 

 

Ladies of FBC

  • Monday – Associational WMU meeting at East Fork Monday at 10 A.M. followed by lunch
  • Tuesday – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at the Burger Basket in Osyka at 11:00.
  • Mission Project for Hope Center – Bring cans of soup and place on the organ. Deadline will be “Souper” Bowl Sunday (Project sponsored by Youth on Mission)

 

 

 

Focus on the power of prayer daily and spend some time in prayer.

Anna Lee

 

 

Monday

Be strong and courageous.

Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

~Deuteronomy 31:6~

 

 

 

 

There are a number of Kentwood folks fighting big battles today.  Please say prayers for them.  Ask God to help the families stick close to Him.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Psalm 57:1
  • Psalm 57:7-9

 

 

 

Pray for many of our college age students who will be beginning a new semester of college or trade school.

 

 

 

FBC, Greensburg started their own senior adult ministry similar to “Young at Heart” at New Zion.  Greensburg’s group is named “Just Older Youth – JOY” . Kentwood’s “Young” Ladies Birthday Party will meet January 22 at the Burger Basket in Oyska.

 

 

 

The associational WMU meeting will be a week from today at East Fork.  The meeting will honor WMU ladies who passed away during 2018.   The meeting will begin at 10:00, with the leadership meeting at 9:00.  A covered dish meal will be enjoyed by all at meeting.

 

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child needs can be purchased in January.  The organization suggests  hat, scarves. and gloves for January purchases.  Of course, any items you find for a good sale price are always accepted and appreciated.  Items can be brought to my Sunday School classroom, next to thee choir room, during the week or before Sunday School.  Thanks for helping in 2019, just like you have done in all previous years.

 

 

 

The Youth on Mission will be collecting cans of soup the day of the Super Bowl.  The soup will be given to the Hope Center for their pantry so they can meet emergency needs.

 

 

Thanks for supporting the ministries mentioned today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

“Surrender your heart to God, turn to him in prayer, and give up your sins—even those you do in secret.

Then you won’t be ashamed; you will be confident and fearless.

Your troubles will go away like water beneath a bridge, and your darkest night will be brighter than noon.

You will rest safe and secure, filled with hope and emptied of worry.” 

~Job 11:13-18 CEV~

 

 

Pray for Jimmy Mcgraw and family of Amite.  He has chosen to enter hospice and not to do chemo any more.

 

 

 

Charlesee Hawkins if progressing nicely with physical therapy following her hip surgery.  Please continue to pray for her.

 

 

 

David‘s blood level was 9.8 last week.  That is the best it has been.  Thanks for all your prayers.  We go back tomorrow. Also, some of the issues other than blood level seem to be improving.  Thank-you for your continued prayers.

 

 

 

Read the Bible 

  • Psalm 54:6-7
  • Psalm 56:9 & 12

 

 

This is the Lord’s Day!  Honor His day!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Saturday

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.

Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.

~Psalm 40:3~

 

 

Today, we have a prayer request for Charlsee Hawkins, a classmate at AHS.  Charlsee fell yesterday morning and broke her hip.  Pray with me that her recovery time will go smoothly.

 

 

Read the Bible today – “I wills….” found in Psalms.

  • Psalm 51:6
  • Psalm 51: 13-14
  • Psalm 52:9

 

 

 

Make your plans to attend the associational WMU meeting a week from next Monday, January 21st at East Fork Baptist Church.  It will be the annual memorial service.

 

 

 

The next “Young” ladies’ birthday party will be on the 22nd at the Burger Basket, formerly Nyla’s,

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – January collections – hats, scarves, and gloves!

 

As I have recommended before, be a Christian encourager.

Anna Lee

Friday

22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.

 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

~Lamentations 3:22-23~

 

 

 

Thanks for prayers for Dayna Baker. She is out of ICU and in a regular room. I really appreciate all of you!!!
pam

 

 

 

Pray for Phillip Strickland.  One of his cousins said Phillip is hospitalized in Covington.

 

 

 

Yesterday was seven years since Koltyn Gafford had half his brain removed to prevent his almost constant seizures.  It worked like a charm!  Thank God for all the improvement Kolton has been able to make since then.

 

 

 

Pray for Glen Magee, Sr. as he goes for pre-op work tomorrow and surgery Tuesday.  The surgery is tentatively set for 1 P.M.

 

 

 

Owen Wilkinson, the son of Shane and April, is in Children’s Hospital, New Orleans with very high sugar count.  Pray for Owen and his family as they await a diagnosis and treatment plan.

 

 

 

Mr. John Bond of the Gillsburg area fell.  After some stitches, he stayed overnight for observation.  Pray for the Bond family while Mr. John is recovering.

 

 

 

Dee Dee Stokes Gill continues to recover from the stroke she had Christmas Day.  Please keep praying for her.

 

 

 

 

Read the Bible – “I wills…. of Psalms”.

  • Psalm 43:4
  • Psalm 45:17
  • Psalm 45:3-4

 

 

Don’t forget the WMU meeting on the third Monday at East Fork Baptist Church honoring out WMU ladies who passed away during 2018.  The meeting begins at 10, but leadership will meet at 9.  A covered dish lunch will follow the meeting.  Girls who are out of school that day are invited to attend with their mothers and grandmothers.

 

 

 


I love to hear people say they believe in the power of prayer and say the specific time of day when they regularly pray.  Prayer is real to them!

Anna Lee

 

 

Thursday

“I have made up my mind to obey your laws forever,

no matter what.” 

~Psalm 119:112 CEV~

 

 

Today, let’s pray for those who are struggling with decisions.

  • Education
  • Family
  • Purchases
  • Church participation
  • Health
  • Etc.

Decisions can be difficult.  They also can change our future in a big way.  Pray about the decisions you are facing.  Let God lead you in making decisions.

 

 

Read the Bible – “I will….”

  • Psalm 42:5-6
  • Psalm 42:11

 

 

2018 relief efforts still need volunteers

The calendar has turned to a New Year, but hundreds of people in the Southeast continue picking up the pieces following the massive storms that hit the region in 2018.


After Calif. wildfire, ‘God just keeps’ providing

Following Northern California’s deadly Camp Fire, one church has experienced apparent supernatural provision and spiritual harvest amid its ministry efforts. Others have devoted themselves to counseling and listening.


Churches ramp up background checks to ensure safety

As churches become aware of potential safety issues, more are signing up for background check services through LifeWay Christian Resources’ OneSource program.


Court limits Jack Phillips’ religious bias lawsuit

Christian cake artist Jack Phillips can proceed with his latest lawsuit alleging Colorado harassed him based on his religious beliefs, but he may no longer seek damages from nine of the 10 defendants targeted.


Ashford: ‘Be our better selves’ in the public sphere

As an observer of Christianity and public life, Bruce Ashford sees the good, the bad and the ugly of American political engagement. In a new book, “Letters to an American Christian,” he is seeking to change it for the better.


FROM THE STATES: Ill., Ala., Md. evangelism/missions news; ‘Our prayer is that hundreds are saved and baptized’

Today’s From the States features items from: Illinois Baptist; The Alabama Baptist; BaptistLIFE (Maryland)


‘In Jesus’ name’: Evangelicals meet Mideast leaders

Southern Baptists are praying in Jesus’ name in the offices of Muslim princes and presidents hosting evangelicals on tours promoting religious freedom in the Middle East.

 

Read these and other timely articles at Baptist Press (www.bpnews.net).

 

 

 

Read Christian articles/books and watch Christian programs.   Build yourself up spiritually.

Anna Lee

Wednesday

“I have made up my mind to obey your laws forever,

no matter what.” 

~Psalm 119:112 CEV~

 

 

 

Pray for Frances Gay, please.   She caught the flu and has to wait for knee surgery.  Pray she can get past the flu quickly.

 

 

 

Shane Wilkinson had a wreck yesterday because he blood sugar got too low.  He is okay, but his vehicle is not.  Thank God Shane is okay.

 

 

Bro. Rusty Durant’s father-in-law passed away.   Please be in prayer for Melissa and other family members.

 

 

The Hope Center is in need of volunteers, male and female, to help while Sylvester is having treatment and Shirley is with him.  Please call to learn their needs and volunteer.  Prayers for Sylvester and Shirley are greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2019 / Underline each “I will”.

  • Psalm 35: 18 & 28
  • Psalm 39:1

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – January is the month to turn in hats, scarves, and gloves.  If you have other items, it is fine to turn them in too.

 

 

Pray for other needs that are not mentioned today.  Thanks for praying today.

Anna Lee