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

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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” –



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



May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father,

who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 

encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

~2 Thessalonians 2:16-17~


Miss Fay Shoemaker is improving at home.  Keep her in your prayers.

Minnie Lou Travis Hutchinson

September 28, 1924 – August 10, 2017


Saturday, Aug 19, 2017
9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Funeral Service
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017
11:00 AM

Iris Faye Peek Langford

February 20, 1953 – August 11, 2017

Saturday, Aug 19, 2017
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Memorial Service
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017
7:00 PM

  • Read the Bible – II Chronicles 9-12 & Psalm 73
  • “Young” Ladies Birthday Party – one week from today
  • FBC, Kentwood has a workday planned for Saturday at 9 A.M. Take gloves, tools, and a willing attitude.
  • Update on the backpack challenge given by Bro. Darryl Sunday:  All 33 papers were taken and money was given to pack 14 additional backpacks.  That’s 47 children who will now have needed school supplies!
  • Operation Christmas Child – We could use some more pens and pencils for the shoeboxes. Sunday, we will be collecting $1.00 calculators.  Check the area dollar stores.  I’ve found them in blue, green, pink, etc.  Black is always good.  They will last for years, so this is a good purchase.  Mark our packing date on your calendar.  It will be Saturday, November 4th this year.



Who will you check on today?  What will you do for others today?  Who will you add to this prayer list?

Anna Lee




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

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“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





Tuesday Updates

Bro. Darryl and “Miss” Laurie saw Miss Fay Shoemaker in New Orleans this morning.  She is doing better and may be released Thursday. Please keep praying for her.

Mrs. Ruby King of Roseland left North Oaks for rehab following a stroke.  Please pray for her recovery.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon showed great improvement.  Tests are being done.  Results are not available yet, but she is better than yesterday.  That is good.  Pray for continued improvement.

Mr. Phillip Harrell‘s procedure at North Oaks went well, but the doctor was not able to give Mr. Phillip any relief on his digestive issues.  He is back at St. Helena Hospital.  He looked good today.

Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell almost had a heart attack yesterday, but her medical device, four quick-acting family members, and the medical staff at Greensburg had her problem identified and correct so she could return home in short order.



The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party seemed destined for very few ladies to be in attendance because of the sudden heavy downpour, but 15 ladies attended and had a great time.  We had four birthday ladies, including two new ladies, and a guest.  Our next meeting will be August 22nd.



Give thanks to the LORD!

Call upon His name;

make known His deeds among the peoples!

~Psalm 105:1 NKJV~


Mrs. Ruby King of Roseland is progressing well following her stroke.  She will be at North Oaks a few more days.  Pray for her large family during this time.

Miss Fay Shoemaker is still at Ochsner in New Orleans.  Please keep her in your prayers.

Mrs. Estelle Raborn has improved since her arrival at the Lake.  Pray for Bobby as he travels back and forth to Baton Rouge.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon is in room 3118 (stepdown) at North Oaks.  The ER doctor found a low sodium lever.  Please pray for Mr. “Cete” as you pray for “Miss” Ruby.

Pray for Mr. Phillip Harrell as he has a procedure in Hammond today.


Today, the “young” ladies of FBC, Kentwood will celebrate July birthdays of Bobbie Magee, Martha Griffith, Janice Hornsby, Barbara Erwin, Debbie Bales, and Anne Hurst at The Cafe at 11 A.M.  All ladies are invited to join us.


Read the Bible – Nehemiah 12-13 & Psalm 52

Baptist Press


Operation Christmas Child – Please purchase some highlighters, markers, or crayons to bring to church Sunday morning.  Let’s put some smiles on little faces and Jesus “in” their hearts because of the classes the children will be invited to attend.


“The Beautiful Garden of Prayer”


Thanks for checking in and for praying.  It’s all about prayer.

Anna Lee








 “I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people

must fear and reverence the God of Daniel.

“For he is the living God and he endures forever;

his kingdom will not be destroyed,

his dominion will never end. 

He rescues and he saves;

he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth.

He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.”

Daniel 6:26-27



Mrs. Fay Shomaker is in Ochsner, probably until tomorrow.  Please pray for her.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon is still in need of our prayers.  Pray for Mr. “Cete” too.

Bettye Fussell’s surgery is scheduled for Thursday.  Pray for her as she awaits this important day.

Mrs. Estelle Raborn is in Our Lady of the Lake.  Keep Mr. Bobby in your prayers too as you pray for her.

I will be posting a couple of other names later today.  You may want to check back.



Read the Bible – Nehemiah 10-11 and Psalms 51.

Baptist Press


Operation Christmas Child

  • Thanks to all who brought composition books yesterday.  We will have a good supply now.
  • This week, we need HIGHLIGHTERS (large or small), markers, and crayons. Highlighter are the greatest need.  It will often be best to buy the large packages that we can open and divide.


“Our Best”



Tuesday – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe – 11 A.M.  I hope to see many of you there as we celebrate July birthdays.



Bible Drill Class – It is so special to see the children using their Bibles for drills or to answer questions.  We are working hard to memorize books of the Bible and specific verses.  We meet at 6 P.M. on Sundays at FBC.


This is a good day to “Count Your Blessings” and give “(Y)Our Best”!

Anna Lee







The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?

The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

~Psalm 27:1~



Our neighbor in Roseland, Ruby King, had a stroke yesterday.  Please join others in praying for Ruby.


Mr. Johnny Pritchett, my Roseland neighbor as I grew up, is home but in need of a sitter.  If you know of someone who might help him beginning at seven or eight in the morning until mid-afternoon, please call Chester at 985-514-5948.  Thank-you!


The mission team from EFBC has arrived in Guatemala.  Pray for their ministry to be effective in reaching out with God’s Word and God’s example.



The ladies of Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will be serving their delicious breakfast buffet beginning at 8 A.M. this morning.  Donations will benefit a family with a worthy need.  Everyone is welcome to come.



Read the Bible – Nehimiah 7-9 & Psalm 50



Bible Drill class for children meets at 6 P.M. of Sunday nights at FBC, Kentwood.



Tuesday, the “young” ladies will meet at The Cafe at 11:00 to celebrate July birthdays.


Operation Christmas Child 

  • Today, we will turn the the composition books purchased last week.  I will be in my classroom before Sunday School to receive the composition books you purchased this past week.  The best deal seems to have been at Dirt Cheap.
  • This week, we will purchase markers, colors, and highlighters, with and emphasis on HIGHLIGHTERS.  I found boxes of markers for $.50 at Walmart.  The best deal on markers seems to be buying about a dozen in a package.  We will separate them and send one or two in each shoebox.
  • Remember, this is a marathon, with weekly purchases.  We need to stick with the schedule to cover the basics first.
  • Please know that each purchase is helpful to us.  We don’t want to overburden anyone.



“Sweet By and By”



Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee