Monday

Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits.

~Psalm 103:2~

 

 
Read and Write the Bible Today – Lamentations 3: 22-26

 

 

 

I was blessed to attend an early worship service and later to watch the second service via computer with David!  You can find links to both services on my facebook page.

 

 

 

Now that Easter egg hunts are over for this year, I will ask that if you are discarding plastic Easter eggs that you please leave them at FBC, Kentwood so we can use them in several different ways for Operation Christmas Child.

 

 

 

There is a tote on the organ at church with some ideas of items to purchase for Operation Christmas Child.  Look through the tote and get some ideas.  Then, happy shopping.  Please leave your donations at the church office or in the classroom next to the choir room.  May I suggest you make a decision to spend a certain amount each week (or month).  Then shop frequently!  If you cannot shop frequently, I suggest donating to OCC by putting your donation in an envelope marked OCC or to hand your donation to me when you see me.  I love to shop of OCC.  Packing day will be here before you know it!

 

 

 

There are many ways to share the message of salvation.  Today, let’s pray for ministers who do that from a pulpit, in hospitals, and other places every week.  Pray for Sunday School teachers and mission leaders who teach regularly the same message.  Also, pray for missionaries and their families who live the same lifestyle, but who do it on mission fields around the world.  Pray regularly for those who share the Good News.  May it become who you are and what you do.

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

“God did not give us a spirit of timidity,

but a spirit of power, \

of love and

of self-discipline.” 

~2 Timothy 1:7 NIV~

 

 

 

Sunday night at the end of church I shared a prayer request.  My request was included in the closing prayer.  Within five minutes, I had my request answered.  What an awesome God we serve!

 

 

 

Shelton Day got sick Saturday and is now at North Oaks.  He apparently got treatment in time and is doing much better.  Keep praying for him, his family, and his friends.

 

 

 

We see Debbie Wilkinson often, including Saturday night.  This is her Tuesday report about her regular trip to MD Anderson for one of her frequent check-ups.

Well another trip down! My doctors are keeping my treatment the same for now bc my scans were “stable”.. only two tumors had very little increase and no new growth or spreading, THANK you GOD !! Exhausted and got about two hours until we are home! My pilot and copilot are doing good in this weather and traffic … God has a plan for me and He has me in His hands, keeping me and doing something supernatural on the inside I am sure 😊😊. HE IS A GOOD GOOD FATHER !! As always thank you everyone for your continued prayers 😘. Love zsazsa

 

 

 

Alice McFarlain asks us to pray for her son, Chance.

Calling on all my prayer warriors. 🙏🏻Please keep Chance in your prayers as he goes for his heart cath at 9:30 in the morning. The procedure will be done at Ochsners in New Orleans. It’s been 7 years since his last cath.

 

 

 

Ladies, mark your calendar for March 4, the next WMU meeting.  It will be at FBC, Greensburg.

 

 

 

Read the Bible Today – John 14: 15-21.

 

 

 

The electricity went off earlier, so I am rushed to complete this.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

Love is patient, love is kind.

It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

~1 Corinthians 13:4-5 (NIV)~

 

 

Jule W. Wascom

August 22, 1931 – February 10, 2019

A resident of Greensburg passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home in Greensburg. He was born August 22, 1931 in Greensburg and was 87 years of age. He was a retired Bridge Supervisor for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and served as a Sheriff’s Deputy for 56 years with the St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office. He is survived by his 3 sons, Jule Charles Wascom and wife, Dottie, Tom Ed Wasom and wife, Anita, and Ricky Wascom and wife, Glenda; grandchildren, Scotty, Robby, Bobby, Jaime, Ryan, and Rusty; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Imogene Wascom. Preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Dean Alford Wascom; parents, Thomas and Mollie Travis Wascom. Graveside Services will be held at New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood, at 10:00AM on Monday, February 11, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Joe Day. Pallbearers will be Scotty, Robby, Bobby, Ryan, and Rusty Wascom and Colby Causey. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

The Youth on Mission Class has been learning how to tell others about Jesus.  Bible storying is one of our current efforts.  We have learned about the crippled man who was brought to Jesus for healing.  Our next lesson will be on the creation.  Send your youth to learn with us.  We meet Sunday evenings at 5 P.M.

 

 

Read (& Write) the Bible Today – I John 4: 17-21

 

 

 

A new week means a new opportunity to tell others about Jesus.

Anna Lee

Sunday

“Love your enemies!

Do good to those who hate you.

Bless those who curse you.

Pray for those who hurt you.

If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also.

If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also.” 

~Luke 6:27-29 NLT~

 

 

The Brave Sometimes Wander Too Far Alone!

New Update on David – I guess David got too confident with the improvement in mobility he made last week.  While I was in the laundry room and Jennie was in the cabin, David left the den and went to the bathroom using in cane.  He leaned the cane on the counter, but it slipped.  He stooped to pick it up, did not hold on to anything, and landed on his back.  He called me, so I went to the den expecting to find him.

He was on his back in the bathroom and had a bleed on the back of the head, so we got him up, into the car, and went to the ER in Greensburg.  Thankfully, testing showed he was okay.

Today, we are still thankful for the improved mobility he achieved through the PT and OT.  We do wish he was more careful though.  God watches out for us sometimes when we make poor choices.  David is not even sore today!

 

 

Bible Reading/Writing for Feb. 10 – I John 4: 13-16

 

 

Janet Vinet

February 03, 1938 – February 07, 2019

 

A resident of Amite, LA , passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019 in Amite, LA. She was born February 3, 1938 in Thibodaux, LA and was 87 years of age. She is survived by 3 sisters, Marlyn, Linda (Ron), and Darlene; 1 brother, John; nieces and nephews, Kayo, Jr. (Erin), Kim (Eric), Desiree (Troy) and Louis (Donna);Preceded in death by her parents, Allen James Vinet and Eunice Lena Szush Vinet;
Graveside Services will be held at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens, Chalmette, LA at 11am on Monday February 11, 2019 . McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Several area churches now broadcast live worship services.  You can find FBC, Kentwood’s service at 10:30 on Kentwood, First Baptist Church.  This is a convenience for those who are homebound, an opportunity to watch a service from a different church, and a way to share the ministry of FBC, Kentwood with others.  One neat thing about this is you can watch live or any time later when you have the opportunity.

 

 

The Youth on Mission group will meet at 5 P.M. today in the missions room.  Thanks to all who helped them with their mission project by bringing soup which was given to the Hope Center in Roseland.

 

 

Be the church when you leave your church today!

Anna Lee

Wednesday

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 

 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

~Proverbs 3:5-6~

 

 

 

Read (& Write) the Bible) – I Corinthians 13: 8-13

 

 

 

Baptist Press http://www.bpnews.net

 

 

 

Over and over, I hear that there are so many sick people in our church and community.  Take time, now, to pray for each one of them that you know of.

 

 

 

From the Hope Center:

A big thank you to First Baptist Church Kentwood for the donation of can goods!!

(Our cans of soup were delivered yesterday.)  Thanks to those who contributed and the the volunteer who delivered them.  Thanks to the Youth on Mission for taking the lead in this worthy project.

 

 

 

Pray for us as David has begun home health, sees this family practitioner today, and his nephrologist Friday.   Than God for sending our daughter to us earlier than we expected.  She has been a BIG help!

 

 

Prayer is a gift from God to us.  Use your ability to pray.

Anna Lee

Tuesday

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,

and I will give you rest.

~Matthew 11:28~

 

 

Read & Write the Bible – I Corinthians 13:1-7

One of my favorites passages in the Bible!

 

 

 

The soup that was collected at church has been removed and will be delivered this week by a friend.  Thanks for bringing the soup to help meet needs people have.

 

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

After you read the article about Ray City, GA, pray for God to show you, me, and others how we can work for the Lord in Kentwood.

 

 

David and I have been on the receiving end of lots of love, prayers, cards, visits, etc.  I want to thank you and tell you how much it means to us.  So many of our conversations lately has been focused on you and how you have touched our lives.  We have been blessed abundantly!  God has worked though you in so many ways!

Anna Lee

 

Monday

Turn from evil and do good;

seek peace and pursue it.

~Psalm 34:14~

 

Read & Write the Bible – Romans 13: 8-10

 

 

Thank-you to those who brought soup for Hope Center.  I know it will be put to good use.

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

Continue to pray for those from our area who are homebound or hospitalized and for those who lost a loved one recently.

Anna Lee