Darbi Tolar’s surgery went well yesterday.  Thank-you for praying for her.  Now, pray for the family as they try to keep her still for a few days.

Jimmy Tolar was able to be back at church Sunday.  It was good to see him back in his pew.

Koltyn Gafford is progressing.   Each step of progress takes much work and dedication by family and professionals, but he is certainly moving in the right direction.  Keep praying.


Scripture WritingPsalm 73: 21-26

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“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – This morning at 11 at The Cafe

Samaritan’s Purse – http://www.samaritanspurse.org/?utm_source=25Kin5Days-Eblast-1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=m_YOCC-16EB&utm_content=top-logo

Spend some time enjoying the day!

Anna Lee


“Everything else is worthless

when compared with the infinite value

of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.

For his sake I have discarded everything else,

counting it all as garbage,

so that I could gain Christ.”

~Philippians 3:8 NLT, 2nd ed.~


Please add Mrs. Doris Young to your prayer list.  She will be seeing a doctor today.

Carl Wayne Stevens, formerly of this area, has been sick lately, but is now back at home.

Darbi Tolar, daughter of Tom and Stacey, will have her tonsils removed this morning.  Please pray all go well through surgery and recovery.

Pray for David as he sees a doctor again this morning about his recovery from cataract surgery.


Scripture WritingPsalm 19:7-14

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Women’s Ministry 

  • Tuesday – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe at 11:00 Tuesday
  • Friday – Bible study of John 6 continues
  • Operation Christmas Child – Collection items for shoeboxes/Suggestions on wreaths hanging at the church

Make this day count!

Anna Lee


“Love never gives up,

never loses faith,

is always hopeful,

and endures through every circumstance.”

~1 Corinthians 13:7 NLT, 2nd ed.~


Waylon Bailey – http://waylonbailey.com/

Thom S. Rainer – http://thomrainer.com/

Scripture WritingPsalm 19:1-6

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God bless each of you!

Anna Lee


“But God proves His own love for us

in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us!

Much more then,

since we have now been declared righteous

by His blood,

we will be saved through Him from wrath.”

~Romans 5:8-9~


Pray for Earlo LaBauve as he family prepares to move him to a facility where he can receive PT he needs for his hip.

There are a number of people hospitalized or homebound we should remember in our daily prayers.


Scripture WritingPsalm 126:1-6

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“Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” today.  He has plans for you this very day!

Anna Lee


“I pray this: that your love will keep on growing  

in knowledge and every kind of discernment.”

~Philippians 1:9 HCSB~


J.D. Smith has had another procedure this week.  Pray for good, long-term results.

Wanda Smith has shingles.  Pray it will be a light and short-term situation for her.

Earlo Labauve, father of Sharon Martin, has fractured his hip and is in North Oaks.

Pray for David as he has another follow-up appointment on the eye that had the cataract removed.  He also has an appointment Monday.


Monroe M. Travis

Born: October 05, 1926
Died: May 18, 2016


Third Thursday – It’s night to have guests for supper and such wonderful fellowship and music to bind us all together on a night with impending bad weather.  We had three new guests and at least eight churches represented.  We are so blessed.

Scripture WritingJohn 15: 12-17

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Friday Morning Bible Study – We will begin at John 6:16 this morning.  Feel free to join us.

Operation Christmas Child – You are welcome to visit the church today to get cards from the OCC wreaths.  Each card gives a specific need for the shoeboxes we will be packing and will probably cost $10 or less to make the purchases, depending on where you shop.  Additional cards will be added the first Sunday of June.


Devotional, Scripture and a Song


How does God what us to “do” what we read about in the Bible?  Be still and listen.  He will tell us.

Anna Lee


But you will receive power

when the Holy Spirit comes on you;

and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,

and in all Judea and Samaria,

and to the ends of the earth.”

~Acts 1:8~


Melissa Johnson has broken some bones in a foot.  Pray for her as she prepares to see a doctor in New Orleans next Wednesday.

David’s cataract surgery wasn’t easy, but it is over.  We’ll see a doctor this morning morning for a check-up.  Pray for no more complications.

Pray for Boyd Hatchel as he travels today.  I think his trip will be extremely busy (three purposes that I know of).


Blair Lea Ellis

Born: April 17, 1962
Died: May 16, 2016


Rev. Richard Dean Hagen

Born: August 15, 1930
Died: May 13, 2016

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Scripture Writing- John 15:6-11
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Third Thursday – We will meet at the cabin tonight at 6:30 and looking forward to what God has in store for us.

Friday Morning Bible Study – John 6 beginning at v. 16


God has big plans for us today.  Let’s be aware of His calling to each of us.

Anna Lee


“If you want to know what God wants you to do,

ask him, and he will gladly tell you ….”

~James 1:5 TLB~

The Ichter – Greenwich family includes multiple generations of missionaries and MK’s.

Rev. Bill Ichter fell at church Sunday night and fractured his pelvis.  There are family complications including  a new baby arriving soon.  Pray for Alana as she helps care for her parents and helps with her grand-babies too.

Pray for David as he has cataract surgery number one today.

Michael Dale Tidwell

Born: February 02, 1955
Died: May 17, 2016


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Scripture WritingJohn 15: 1-5


Third Thursday at the Cabin – tomorrow at 6:30 P.M.

Operation Christmas Child – Help pack the boxes with goodies by purchasing items suggested on the wreaths.


Thank you for your prayers each day.

Anna Lee


“Let us think about each other

and help each other to show love

and do good deeds” .

~Hebrews 10:24NCV~


Jimmy Tolar continues to improve since he got home Saturday.  He is adjusting to a new diet and trying to regain his strength.  Thank-you for your continued prayers for him.

Norma Jean Smith Bel

Born: January 20, 1929
Died: May 16, 2016


Grover “Moke” Milton Cleveland

Born: September 18, 1942
Died: May 15, 2016

Maxine Stevens Graham

Born: August 12, 1922
Died: May 16, 2016


Paul Raymond Sullivan

Born: October 02, 1937
Died: May 14, 2016

Ernie Jones, formerly of Amite, passed away last week, but I did not locate his obituary.
Mr. Hagan, who lived east of Kentwood, passed away Saturday.  I do not have any additional information on him.
Friendship Baptist Church Vacation Bible School
  • Registration and Fun Day – June 4th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • June 6-10  from 6:00 – 8:30 P.M.


Scripture Writing 2 Corinthians 5: 15-21

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Thursday at the Cabin at 6:30 this week

Pine Ridge United Methodist Church – monthly breakfast to benefit a need in this area – Sunday at 8:00 A.M.  This will be the last breakfast before Bro. Kevin and Jana move to their new church.


Operation Christmas Child – Be sure to do your part to help collect the items for the shoeboxes that will be sent to children at Christmas.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song 



“The person who plants selfishness,

ignoring the needs of others

ignoring God! —

harvests a crop of weeds.

All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds!

But the one who plants in response to God,

God’s Spirit do the growth work in him,

harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.”

~Galatians 6:7-8 MSG~


(Do you remember the devotional and the hymn, “Others”, I posted last week?)

Tracen Schneeweiss was born last night.  He weighed 8.5 pounds.  This is Justin and Sarah’s third child.  God bless this growing family.

Sharon Howell Waterbury

Born: September 04, 1974
Died: May 15, 2016


Scripture Writing –2 Corinthians 5:11-14

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Third Thursday at the Cabin 

  • This week!
  • 6:30 P.M.
  • Sweet fellowship, delicious food, abounding music, and heart-touching devotional

Operation Christmas Child – Get your cards off the wreaths and make your purchases.  Turn your item in at the classroom next to the choir room.  Let’s bless lots of children with gifts and give them the opportunity to learn all about Jesus.

May you see God’s rich blessings on your life today!

Anna Lee