Sunday

 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.

Now choose life, so that you and your children may live

~Deuteronomy 30:19~

Bible Reading Plan
  • Esther 3-4
  • Job 29
  • Galatians 3

 

Please continue to pray for Yvonne Birch as she “does nothing” for a few more days while waiting for by-pass surgery Wednesday in Covington.
Robbie  Lynn C. Kirby sent me this update on her mom, Linda Callihan.  She also posted it.  I’ll share for those who may not have seen it.
Mom has been healing and resting. The hardest part has been finding how to function while taking it slow. Those who know mom can chuckle at this. We have learned that after care is better by comparing week by week and not day by day. We are preparing for the next step of care per MD Anderson and radiation. The prayers, meals, donations, and other support has been amazing. Thank you.

 

 

 

Devon-and-A Shoebox

 

 

 

Reminders

  • Today is the day to announce the WMU “Show and Tell” meeting at Spring Creek Baptist Church tomorrow at 10 A.M.  We will all learn more about how we can be hands-on with our mission activities.  There will be crafts that everyone is capable of doing.  Come find the ones you want to do for missions.  The meeting will be followed by a covered dish lunch.
  • Saturday, we will have another project day for missions from nine to noon.  At the end of the meeting, you will be about to get a “shoebox” and get five items my out “stash”, including some of the items we have crafted on our project days.  You may want to bring some of the following items: medium size rocks to paint, clean, used t-shirts, highlighters, pony beads, hotel soaps, scissors, and pens.
  • The following Tuesday, July 24th, we will have out monthly “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe.  Ladies being honored this month are Bobbie Magee,Barbara Erwin, Janice Hornsby, Martha  Griffith, Debbie Bales, and Anne Hurst.  Please make a special effort to contact some ladies to remind them of our gathering.
  • The children who meet for missions on Wednesday nights are spending July doing mission projects.  They are enthusiastic about missions and about making things to share.  We meet at 6 P.M.  This Wednesday, they are encouraged to bring rocks which they will paint for a local mission project.

 

 

Have a wonderful day today studying God’s Word and worshipping Him with others.  Sunday School begins at 9:15 and worship at 10:30.

Anna Lee

 

 

Saturday

“Enter through the narrow gate.

For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  

But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

Matthew 7:13-14

 

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Esther 1-2
  • Ps. 86
  • Gal. 2

 

 

Leon Chambers

February 21, 1933 – July 12, 2018

Leon Chambers, a resident of Independence, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018. He was born February 21, 1933 in Independence and was 85 years of age. He is survived by his sisters in law, Bertha J. Rockport and Janice Chambers, both of New Orleans;and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Joyce Johnson Chambers; mother, Edna Blackwell; father, Horace L. Chambers; brothers, Wilbert, Byron, Holland, and Joseph Chambers; and his sister, Edna Mae Sweeney. Graveside Services will be held at Loranger Community Cemetery, Loranger at 10:30 AM Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Dale Ziebarth. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

Robert Frank Munch, Sr.

September 13, 1947 – July 11, 2018

Robert Frank Munch, Sr., a resident of Amite, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018. He was born September 13, 1947 in Algiers and was 70 years of age. He was an electrician most of his life and worked mostly for Rufus Tingle Construction in Mandeville. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Norma Munch; son, Robert Frank Munch, Jr. and wife Katrina; daughter, Norma Jean Ploof and husband, Dennis; 6 grandchildren, Mindy Schexnaydre and husband, Josh, Matthew Kolb, J.J. Munch and wife, Lauren, Brittany Phares and husband, Wade, Whittney Munch and Laila Munch; 2 great grandchildren, Jaxon Schexnaydre and Hadleigh Munch; and his 2 sisters, Deborah Lee Munch and Deborah Ann Lyons. Preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Virginia Munch; and his brother, Jimmy Drachenberg. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Connie Travis Jenkins

September 16, 1951 – July 13, 2018

Connie Travis Jenkins, a resident of McComb, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018 at McComb Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born September 16, 1951 in Clinton, LA and was 66 years of age. She is survived by the love of her life, Jerry Jenkins; 3 children, Ruston Jenkins and wife, Shea, Kipp Jenkins and wife, Stacy, and Johanna White and husband, Patrick, all of McComb; grandchildren, Justin, Jon Avery and Aidan Jenkins, Kade, Kody and Kasy Jenkins, and Britt, Charlie and Isabella White; 2 sisters, Valerie Lane and husband, Bob, and Barbara Carter and husband, Clay; and her brother, Huey “Bubba” Travis and wife, Lori. Preceded in death by her parents, Huey and Polly Travis. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 12 Noon until religious services at 3 PM Saturday, July 14, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Rick Kennedy. Interment Pine Ridge Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Reminders
  • WMU – Show and Tell Mission Crafts – Monday at 10 at SCBC – Potluck Lunch
  • Mission Projects Day – Saturday – 9-Noon –  Fellowship Hall
  • “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – 24th at 11 A.M. at The Cafe
  • Children on Mission – Wednesdays at 6 P.M.
  • Sunday School – 9:15
  • Worship Services – 10:30 and 6 P.M. on Sundays
  • Prayer Meeting – 6 P.M. on Wednesdays

 

 

New Sunday School Class for College/Career Age – This class meeting is in the house  across the road from the fellowship hall.  They are currently having a different teacher each week.  Then, they will vote on the teacher they want to keep.  That is a new process to me, but it seems to work for them.

 

 

Thanks to those of you who donated T-shirts for jump-ropes.  You will be amazed when you see all the ways we have used them.

Anna Lee

Wednesday

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” 

~Matthew 5:43-44 NIV~

 

 

Our mission team of 35 who were in Haiti made it to New Orleans about 1:30 this morning.  Thank God for watching over them.  The five Hammond people from The Mission Church hope to leave Haiti today.  Pray for them to be able to travel safely too.

 

 

Debbie Bales had a heart test that showed good results.  Not only was she at peace during the testing, but she was able to help calm another lady who was stressed out about having a nuclear stress test.  Debbie says thanks to all who prayed for her.

 

 

Please continue to pray for Bro. Darryl and his family as they deal with sick and aging parents.   I miss seeing his parents at church.

 

 

Yvonne Birch called yesterday to ask me to add her name to the prayer list.  She learned she will have five by-passes next Wednesday, the 18th.  She asks for your prayers.  As you pray for her peace during this time, please also pray for Dr. Breaux and other medical staff who will be working with her at Lakeview Hospital in Covington.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Neh.6-7
  • Job 27
  • 2 Cor. 12

 

 

Pray for the children from FBC, K as they complete camp and return home.  I think they will get back about 2 P.M.  Pray that lives were changed during this time.

 

 

Despite our VBS always being the first week of June, many other churches are having their VBS now.  Pray young lives are touched by the various VBS opportunities.

 

 

Dates to remember

  • July 16 – WMU at SCBC (Show and tell for crafting for missions)
  • July 21 – Mission Project Day at FBC from 9:00 to noon
  • July 24 – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe at 11 A.M.

 

 

The new college & career age Sunday School class is meeting in the house across the street from the FBC fellowship hall at 9:15 each Sunday.

 

 

Today, I will be at the church working on mission projects.  If you wish to join me call me early this morning or come to the church when you can.

 

 

The Children in Action class will meet at 6 P.M. tonight and will work on some fun mission projects to share with others.  Come join the fun as we learn by doing.

 

 

Pray for missionaries around the world as they serve to tell others about Jesus.

 

 

Pray for out Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Once again, yesterday, I had the opportunity to tell a store clerk about OCC.  They just have to ask how I am using all the things I get to purchase.  I, like some of you, cannot let the opportunity pass without sharing about this wonderful ministry.  I get to inform children about Jesus and inform clerks about the OCC ministry at the same time.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

~Isaiah 40:31~

 

 

 

Pray for Buddy and Eleanor Morris as they see the oncologist at 1 P.M. today in Covington.

 

 

I’m looking forward to the “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party today at The Cafe at 11:00 A.M.  If you are free, come fellowship with us.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • 2 Chron. 7-9
  • Ps. 78: 49-72
  • I Cor. 15

 

 

Ladies, please pass the word about the next WMU meeting which will be about missions opportunities and crafting for missions. We will meet on Monday, July 16th, at Spring Creek Baptist Church at 10 A.M. (The leadership team will meet at 9 A.M.) Please bring teachers who are out of school, girls who are out of school, people from your church or neighborhood who are interested in crafts and/or missions, etc. Most importantly, bring samples of mission crafting you have done or plan to do. The can be for OCC Shoeboxes, mission trips, neighborhood missions, etc. The point is we can all learn from a good show-and-tell for missions. See you on the 16th.

 

 

Mission Projects Day

  • Saturday, July 21 (9:00 – Noon)
  • Come help us do missions!
  • Everyone is invited to participate.

 

 

Thanks for praying for the prayer needs mentioned today and for those that are not listed too.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Monday

Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the LORD.

“Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the LORD.

~Jeremiah 23:24 (NIV)~

 

 

Mr. Jimmy Tolar not only was released from the hospital, he was back in church yesterday!

 

 

Mr. Buddy Morris has an appointment with an oncologist in Covington tomorrow.  Pray for good questions and answers as well as peace of mind.

 

 

Linda Callihan will be at home with Robbie Lynn keeping her company.  The next appointment at MD Anderson will be in three weeks to get biopsy results which will determine the radiation treatment.

 

 

Read the Bible – Reflect on God as Perfector and catch up on readings.

 

 

The “Young” Ladies Birthday Party will be tomorrow at 11:00 A.M. at The Cafe.  If you like to fellowship and eat with a group of ladies, this is a good monthly event.  Honoring ladies on their birthdays is always a worthy event as the years add up.  After that, there will be a time to work together at the church braiding jump-ropes for Operation Christmas Child.

 

 

There will be no Friday Morning Bible Study for the next few weeks.  I’ll notify you when we get ready to complete Romans.

 

 

Have a wonderful day of recognizing your blessings!

Anna Lee

 

Sunday

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

~ 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)~

 

 

Faye Bennett was in Baton Rouge Ochsner.  She was taken to Ochsner in Jefferson for a liver biopsy.  She’s back in Baton Rouge and practicing her waiting skills.  She will appreciate you praying for her.

 

 

Rev. Bill Ichter, a former music minister in Amite and long-time music missionary in Brazil, fell and broke his hip.  Surgery will not be done, so this means the family will practice their nursing and waiting skills.  Bro. Bill lives in Ruston, Louisiana.

 

 

The Friday Morning Bible Studies will be on hold for a while.  We’ll get back together in August to complete Romans.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • 2 Chron. 4-6
  • Job 25
  • I Cor. 14

 

 

Tuesday, the “young” ladies of the church will meet at The Cafe to celebrate some June birthdays.  Ladies being honored Tuesday at 11:00 are Sandra Arnold, Alcyon Hayden, Barbara Hutchinson, and Judy Pervis.

 

 

Irina and a Pencil Sharpener – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/shoebox-stories-irina-and-a-pencil-sharpener/

Operation Christmas Child is the organization that guides us to pack shoeboxes to give to very needy families around the world.  It also gives them the opportunity to learn about Jesus.

Shoeboxes are available at FBC, Kentwood.  They are under the stairwell to the balcony.  You may take one and follow the directions found inside the box.  I will be happy to answer any questions.  I’ve already packed some shoeboxes for David and me and will begin another set of boxes soon.  When you allow Operation Christmas Child to work in your heart, you just want to do more and more so children will have the greatest opportunity in their life, meeting Jesus!

Anna Lee

Friday

Be on your guard;

stand firm in the faith;

be courageous;

be strong.

~1 Corinthians 16:13~

 

 

Pray for M/M Buddy Morris and Ellen VandeVuss as they move ahead following the biopsy report.

 

 

Mr. Jimmy Tolar is in room 4418 at North Oaks.  His wife is by his side.

 

 

Mrs. Debbie Miller Wilkinson is home from MD Anderson.  Her cancer cells show minimal changes.  Debbie and her doctor consider that a miracle.

 

 

Pray for Mrs. Mason Carter (Angelicia) as she awaits surgery which will be soon.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • I Chron. 28-29
  • Job 19
  • I Cor. 12

 

 

Today’s Bible Study – Romans 13

 

 

Mark your calendar for July 21st – Mission Project Day!

 

 

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday at The Cafe at 11 A.M.

 

 

I’ve already packed my first group of shoeboxes.   I keep getting ideas in my head about more boxes and am anxious to do more.  I choose to pack boxes for the older boys and girls because that is the group that receives the least number of boxes.  I love the idea of helping little children have an opportunity to hear about Jesus and to receive gifts they would not normally receive.  It’s amazing how much can be stuffed in a “shoebox”!   Shoeboxes are available under the stairwell to the balcony.  They contain papers you need to read and to remove from the shoeboxes before packing.  The label is already on the top of the box.  You can give me your filled shoeboxes any time.

Anna Lee