Saturday

“He heals the brokenhearted

and binds up their wounds.”

~Psalm 147:3~

 

 

 

First Baptist Church, Kentwood is accepting donations of food for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.  The pick-up date is September 21.

Most Needed Items:

      • Bottled juice
      • Children’s cereals
      • Cleaning supplies
      • Cooking oil
      • Dishwasher detergent
      • Freezer bags
      • Canned fruit
      • Kool-Aid
      • Laundry detergent
      • Paper towels
      • Salad dressings

 

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child items can be left at the church Monday – Friday.

  • 3″ balls (3/bag at Dollar Tree)
  • $1.00 flashlights (Walmart)
  • AA batteries (Walmart)
  • Checkers with foldable plastic mat (Dollar Tree)

 

 

Please continue to pray for everyone with Covid-19 virus.  Wear your mask as practice social distancing.  Thank God for those who do that and have been doing so.  Let’s prevent as many cases as possible.

 

 

 

Mark Jones

October 18, 1967 – August 13, 2020

Mark Jones, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born October 18, 1967 in Hammond, LA and was 52 years of age. He is survived by 2 daughters, Christine Smith and husband Cody and Mikki Jones; grandchildren, Peyton Smith and Cameron Smith; mother, Frances Jones; brother, Jeff Jones and wife, Tammy; nephew, J.J. Jones. Preceded in death by Johnny L. Jones. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until Funeral Services at 11:30AM on Monday, August 17, 2020. Services conducted by Father Howard Adkins. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Johnnie Marion McKenzie

January 03, 1940 – August 13, 2020

Johnnie Marion McKenzie

Graveside services for Johnnie Marion McKenzie , 80, of Tylertown, Msississippi will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Union Church Cemetery in Tylertown with Rev. Doug Lee and Rev. Ron Jordan officiating.

Mr. McKenzie passed away in Brookhaven, Mississippi on Thursday, August 13, 2020. He was born January 3, 1940 in Tylertown, Mississippi to the late Sarah Thornton and Clark McKenzie. He is also preceded in death by his granddaughter Amanda Mathis and his great-grandson Caleb Mathis.

He enjoyed watching baseball, old movies, hunting, target practicing and spending time with his family. Mr. McKenzie was a member of Union Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and as part of the Baptist Brotherhood. He served as a volunteer Civil Defense Director and as Walthall County Justice Court Judge for many years. Mr. McKenzie retired as Sergeantfrom the Army National Guard and also woked as a timber cruiser for Monticello Forestry company for many years.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years Frances McKenzie; son Gary Marion McKenzie and his wife Sylvia McKenzie; daughters Becky Dickerson and her husband Tim Dickerson, Cindy Smith and her husband Chad Smith,  Christy Yarborough and her husband Chad Yarborough; grandchildren Jason McKenzie, Ashley Greene and her husband Travis Greene, Stephanie Harper, Johnny McKenzie and his girlfriend Becca Gaudet, Craig Dickerson and his wife Alex Dickerson, Corey Dickerson and his wife Beth Anne Dickerson, Heather Coker and her husband Tyler Coker,  Brayden Smith, Caleb Yarborough and his fiance’ Elleana Smith, Caylee Grace Davis and her husband Zane Davis, and Caden Yarborough; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren, sister Virginia Sauls; brothers Henry Earl McKenzie and his wife Ginn McKenzie, Jimmy Thornton and his wife Katie Thornton, Dewayne Thornton and his wife Debbie Thornton, Harold Thornton and his wife Susan Thornton, James Thornton and his wife Jeri Thornton; along with a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and loving family.

Pallbearers are Johnny McKenzie, Craig Dickerson, Corey Dickerson, Caleb Yarborough, Caden Yarborough, Zane Davis,  and Tyler Coker.

Honorary pallbearers are Lucas Thornton, Mark Brumfield, and Tim Dickerson along with the deacons of Union Baptist Church.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 15

  • Nehemiah 9:22-10:39
  • 1 Corinthians 9:19-10:13
  • Psalm 34:1-10
  • Proverbs 21;13

 

 

Reminder: Due to Covid-19, FBC, Kentwood will provide online services only tomorrow.  You can find them on Facebook and You-tube at 10:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.

 

 

 

Coming soon – Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions (Georgia Barnette)

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

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~

 

 

 

New Baby! – Deliliah May Hutto

  • 8-13-2020
  • 7:21 A.M.
  • 6lb. 11 oz.
  • 20.5 In.
  • Parents: Joe and Ashley Miller Hutto

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for the Kentwood families dealing with Covid-19.

 

 

 

Mary Lou Carona Ingraffia

August 09, 1935 – August 12, 2020

Mary Lou Carona Ingraffia, a resident of Loranger, LA, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at her home. She was born August 9, 1935 in New Orleans, LA and was 85 years of age. She is survived by her 2 sons, Philip (Chuck) Ingraffia, Jr. and wife, Chantel of Loranger, LA and Jon Ingraffia of New Orleans, LA; 1 brother, Jack Carona, III and wife, Anna of Independence, LA; 4 grandchildren, Daren (D.L.) Vicellio, Philip Ingraffia,III( Mckayla), Luke Ingraffia(Brooke) and Jake Ingraffia; 2 great-grandchildren, Shyenne Vicellio and Gunner Vicellio. Preceded in death by her spouse, Philip (Pluto) Ingraffia, Sr.; daughter, Jackie Ingraffia; mother, Christine Lucia Carona; father, Jack Carona, Jr.. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 8:30AM until 10:00AM on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Mass at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church at 11:00AM on Wednesday. Interment Colonial Mausoleum, Independence, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Geraldean Merritt Sanders

January 26, 1924 – August 11, 2020

Geraldean Merritt Sanders, a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite, LA. She was born January 26, 1924 in Osyka, MS and was 96 years of age. She was a loving Mother and Grandmother. She worked for the State of Louisiana Department of Tourism for 30 years. She loved her job and the trips she and Judy were able to go on because of it. The thing she was most proud of though, was her family. She is survived by 2 daughters, Barbara Posey of Dora, AL and Judy Sanders of Kentwood, LA; 6 grandchildren, Scott Posey (Karen) of Denham Springs, LA, Denver Posey (Victoria)League City, TX, Kim Sulzby (Jay)Dora, AL, Michelle Bridges(Paul) Kentwood, LA, Marcie Grice (James) Kentwood, LA, Justin Hendry (Dana) Kentwood, LA, son-in-law, Larry Hendry, Kentwood, LA; 23 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; as well as being “Maw Maw” to numerous others. She is preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Sanders; son, Aubrey Ray Sanders; daughter, Marie Hendry; parents, Obediah and Jessie Merritt; and son-in-law, Raymond Posey. Pallbearers are Scott Posey, Denver Posey, Justin Hendry, Caleb Hendry, Triston Lofton and Jeffery Posey. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Friday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 15, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Mike Shumock. Interment East Fork Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 14

  • Exodus 37:1-38:31
  • Matthew 28:1-20
  • Psalm 34:11-22
  • Proverbs 9:9-10

 

 

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Louisiana Baptist Message – https://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

The truck from the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home will be in Kentwood early on September 21st.  Be sure to leave your donations of food for the next year at FBC early.

 

 

 

Donations for Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes” can also be left at the FBC, Kentwood.

 

 

 

As far as I know the revival for the 27-30th is still on the calendar.  If something changes, I will let you know.

 

 

 

Thank God for the recent professions of faith and baptisms at FBC, Kentwood.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

LORD, be gracious to us;

we long for you.

Be our strength every morning,

our salvation in time of distress.

~Isaiah 33:2~

 

 

 

Martha Griffith‘s memorial service has been postponed due to the virus.  Please continue to pray for her family.

 

 

 

Pattie Lillie White, formerly of Roseland, passed away.  The message is from Kris Lillie.

I’m posting with a heavy heart, my Mom’s Sister Patti passed this morning, she is with my Grandmother and Grandfather in Heaven, as I write this post. She was like a mother to me and my sister and she helped raise us. It’s heard to believe that she is gone but I can’t question anything that God does. She will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to her family, her husband David White, her daughter Brittany White Murphy and her son Brant White. Brittany has 2 children who will miss their grandmother very much. My Mom is really having a hard time dealing with my aunts passing. Please send prayers for my family. I know her children and her husband are having a hard time dealing with this. I last spoke to my aunt about a month ago, but was not able to communicate with her anymore because she was in ICU and not able to communicate. This is like a bad dream or some kind of nightmare that I just can’t wake from. Please just pray for my family. Thanks so much.

 

 

 

Gail Brister’s brother-in-law passed away.

Herbert Payne Weaver, Sr.

March 29, 1935 – August 11, 2020

Herbert Payne Weaver, Sr., a resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born March 29, 1935 in Amory, MS and was 85 years of age. He was a member of the Choctaw Nation, 32nd Degree Mason and Past Master of Independence Lodge # 458, member of The First Baptist Church of Independence, Veteran of U.S. Army during the Korean conflict with the 11th Airborne division and retired District Fire Chief of Jefferson Parish. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Weaver; daughter, Kerry Layne Brown and husband Ricky; 2 sons, Capt. Larry Wayne Weaver and wife, Trudy and Herbert Payne Weaver, Jr. and wife, Bricy; special daughter-in-law, Amanda Dorsa; special son-in-law, Matt Dorsa; 12 grandchildren, Trisha Gambino, Heather Tassin, Laurel Cotton, Isaiah Weaver, Abe Brown, Adam Brown, Sam Weaver, Jr., Chase Weaver, Carson Weaver, Casey Weaver, Trey Weaver and Yoga Mann; 2 special grandchildren, Camryn and Cayli Dorsa; 20 great- grandchildren, Koty Ketchum, Bethany Ketchum, Chrysta Ketchum, Shelby Tassin, Bryce Tassin, Alayna Cotton, Ashira Cotton, Riley Brown, Chloe Brown, Caitlyn Brown, Ezra Brown, Solomon Weaver, Maddox Weaver, Serenity Weaver, Gauge Weaver, Harley Weaver, Haven Weaver, Devin Kelly, Kevin Kelly and Taylor Metz; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Elizabath Ketchum and Elijah Ketchum. Preceded in death by his mother, Louella Harden; father, Word Harden; son, Capt. Samuel Richard Weaver; grandchild, Ricky Brown, Jr. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 13

  • Nehemiah 5:14-7:73
  • 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
  • Psalm 33:1-11
  • Proverbs 21:8-10

 

 

 

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Today is a good day to focus on some good news.

  • God let us wake up.
  • Our loved ones are just a phone call away.
  • We have air-conditioning for the August temperatures.
  • There is food enough to feed a small army in the pantry and freezers.
  • Our vehicles have gas and good tires to take us were we need to go.
  • Walmart still does grocery pick-up.
  • Prayer meeting came to us at home last night.
  • Our collection of items for “shoeboxes” is progressing.
  • My sister helped me tremendously with the “shoeboxes” this year.
  • A friend reported that yesterday was a better day because of no fever.
  • Friends call to be sure we are okay.
  • Someone asked if we needed anything this week.
  • David is so much stronger.
  • Doctors have tender hearts and sometimes think about patients as family,
  • We will be celebrating 53 years of marriage today.
  • I loved being a teacher at school and at church.
  • Retirement is wonderful.
  • God still loves us and has a place prepared for us.

What’s on your list?

Anna Lee

Wednesday

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines,

though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food,

though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls,  

yet I will rejoice in the LORD,

I will be joyful in God my Savior.

 

 

Please continue to pray for the many around us who have Covid-19, especially those who are hospitalized.  Pray for family member who are separated because of this disease, but for their own protection.

 

 

 

Pray for all those involved with the school systems in our area.  Not only for the academics, but for the health of everyone involved.

 

 

 

Continue to watch the online version of prayer meeting of FBC, Kentwood or others you choose.  FBC, Kentwood will air at 6:00 tonight on Facebook and You=Tube.

 

 

 

Dr. John T. Anzalone

May 11, 1929 – August 11, 2020

A resident of Independence, LA, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born May 11, 1929 in Independence, LA and was 91 years of age. He graduated from Loyola School of Dentistry in 1961 and practiced in Amite, LA for 40 years. He was a member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, and LSU Alumni Association. He enjoyed high school football and tailgating with his sons at LSU football games. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Tillie Calcagno Anzalone; 3 sons, Johnny Anzalone, Thomas Anzalone and wife, Lisa, and Paul Anzalone and wife, Donna; 2 daughters, Mary Gerwitz and husband, Ray, and Theresa Anzalone; grandchildren, Christopher, Nick, and Jack Anzalone, Hannah Anzalone McDaniel and husband, Kevin, Jenna Anzalone, Joshua Anzalone, and John Gerwitz. Preceded in death by parents, Tony and Lena Anzalone; grandchildren, Hailey Elizabeth Anzalone and Eric Joseph Anzalone; 2 brothers, Sam F. Anzalone and Frank T. “Gene” Anzalone; and 1 sister, Rose Lapuma. Services will be held privately. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 12

  • Nehemiah 3:15-5:13
  • 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
  • Psalm 32:1-11
  • Proverbs 21:5-7

 

 

Today’s Baptist Presshttps://www.baptistpress.com/

 

 

 

May God richly bless you this day.  Be sure to thank Him!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

“When my life was slipping away,

I remembered you—

and in your holy temple you heard my prayer.”

~Jonah 2:7 (CEV)~

Jonah had a powerful testimony that he shared.  I know several people today who have powerful testimonies about God hearing their prayers.

 

 

 

The Carona virus has attacked our area.  Many families are in need of our prayers.

 

 

 

The service for Martha Griffith that was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because our church is closed for two weeks due to the virus.  I’ll give you a new date at some future time.

 

 

 

Patrick “Boc” Sims

December 04, 2000 – August 10, 2020

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2020 at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson, LA. He was born December 4, 2000 in Hammond, LA and was 19 years of age. He is survived by 3 sisters, Jasie Sims, Logan Moneyhun, and Lana Sims; grandfather that raised him, Pat Hendry; grandparents, Debbie and Bob Harvin, and Kent Sims; niece, Karter Abernathy; aunt, Julie Hutchinson and husband, Robert; uncle, Travis Hendry and wife, Hannah, and Earl Ray Clark, Jr.; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceded in death by father, Jason Sims; mother, Barbara Hendry; grandmother, Margaret Hendry; cousins, Mary-Margaret Hendry, Leslie Marie Hendry, and Lige Leslie Hendry. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Interment Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough, LA. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Brain Injury Association of Louisiana at biala.org. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Alvin Denman Strickland

September 06, 1951 – August 09, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at his home. He was born September 6, 1951 in Independence, LA and was 68 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Darlene Strickland; daughter, Tina Chambliss and husband, Heath; son, J. D. Strickland and wife, Meagan; sister, Virgie Aull and husband, Russell; grandchildren, Destinee Chambliss McElveen and husband, Brodie, Larissa Denise Strickland, Brenna Cheyenne “BB” Strickland, Aaron Chambliss and girlfriend, Jennifer, and Austin Chambliss and girlfriend, Roxanne; great-grandchildren, Laythen Chambliss, Zayn Chambliss, Kanon Chambliss, Caysen McElveen, Aubrey McElveen, and Ryland Strickland (arriving any day). Preceded in death by parents, Jessie and Juanita Strickland; sister, Bonnie Coon; and nephew, Rusty Aull. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Mike Stafford and Bro. E. J. Didone. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. Pallbearers will be Aaron Chambliss, Austin Chambliss, Brodie McElveen, Doug Coon, Jo-Jo Norris, and Paul Bridges. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph “Butch” Estes, Charles Roy Womack, Robert McGuire, and Robert Prine. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 11

  • Exodus 32:1-33:23
  • Matthew 26:69-27:14
  • Psalm 33:1-11
  • Proverbs 8:33-36

 

 

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Continue to pray for revival.  It is scheduled for the 27th-30th.

 

 

 

Thanks for reading and praying.  

Anna Lee

Monday

 “And, apart from other things,

there is the daily pressure upon me

of my anxiety for all the churches.“

~2 Corinthians 11:28~

 

 

 

I read this article from Dr. Waylon Bailey and used his Scripture reference for our verse today.  My church was one of many that had to close again because of members testing positive for the virus.

“I am concerned and I am encouraged.” – http://waylonbailey.com/2020/08/06/i-am-concerned-and-i-am-encouraged/

 

 

 

Revival is still scheduled for later this month at FBC, Kentwood.  The date presently selected to return to live services is August 23.  This is open to change dependent on the number of members of our church who are sick.  In the meantime, online services are available on Facebook and Youtube.  Sunday services are at 10:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.  Wednesday services are at 6 P.M.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 10

  • Ezra 10:1-44
  • 1 Corinthians 6:1-20
  • Psalm 31:9-18
  • Proverbs 21:3

 

 

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Pray for our church as you think of revival.  The last two Sunday night services are good guides for praying for our church.  Next Sunday’s night service will be about praying for those who do not have Jesus in their hearts.  Join us for that service too.

 

 

 

How can you influence someone to become a Christian?

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lord’s Day

A person’s wisdom yields patience;

it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.

~Proverbs 19:11~

“f you do not forgive others,

then your Father will not forgive

the wrongs you have done.”

~Matthew 6:15 (GNT)~

 

 

 

Scott Womack is doing well following surgery and will have a check-up later this month.

 

 

 

Pray for those with the Covid-19 virus. those who have been exposed, and those trying their best to stay healthy.  Pray for schools, churches,  businesses, etc. as each one does their part.  Keep praying for those who are sick or quarantined.  You do not have to know all the names to pray for all of them.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 9

  • Ezra 8:21-9:15
  • 1 Corinthians 5:1-13
  • Psalm 31:1-8
  • Proverbs 21:1-2

 

 

FBC, Kentwood will have online church services for the next two weeks.  You can follow them on Facebook or You-tube.

 

 

 

Watch this video of some marines at a worship service.

 

 

 

Prayer is the key that opens many doors!
Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  

For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

~Romans 10:9-10~

 

 

 

I have an important announcement that some of you have not read.  Rev. Darryl Miller of FBC, Kentwood shared this yesterday.

Good morning. The Deacon Council of FBC Kentwood, after prayerful consideration, has by majority vote made the decision to go back to online services only for the next 2 weeks. This decision was reached in light of the fact that we have had multiple positive Covid tests this week from people that have been attending our services. None of these people appear at this time to have life threatening symptoms and our prayer is that they all make a speedy recovery. We value the health of our congregation and pray that no one else gets infected with this illness. Our plan at this time is to reevaluate and hopefully be back at church on August 23rd.

I realize many of you are already aware of this announcement, but not everyone.

 

 

What does this announcement bring to our hearts for prayer?

  • People will not get busy and forget to “tune-in”
  • Technology is available for everyone
  • Technical skills needed to locate the message
  • Distractions are at a minimal at home
  • People don’t take “mini-vacations” during church time
  • Visitors come to watch with you, not take you away for the service
  • Families that have members with Covid-19
  • Families that have not worked hard to prevent the spread of Covid-19
  • Families who have members with compromised health issues
  • ?????

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 8

  •  Ezra 7:1-8:20
  • 1 Corinthians 4:1-21
  • Psalm 30:1-12
  • Proverbs 20:28-30

 

 

Fall Food Round-Up for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home – September 21

  • Bring items most needed.
    • Look back on The Prayer Link
    • Contact the church office.

 

 

Find a quiet spot and spend some extra time in prayer today.

Anna Lee

 

 

Friday

As far as the east is from the west,

so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

~Psalm 103:12~

 

 

 

Two praise reports this morning:

  1. Margaret Wilson is progressing nicely in recovering from a MS flare-up.  The good news is that she did not have something new like a hear attack or stroke.  Home will look good to her today.
  2. My former student’s son, Alex, is home after hearing he was “just in time” with seeing the doctor.

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 7

  • Ezra 7:1-8:20
  • 1 Corinthians 4:1-21
  • Psalm 30:1-12
  • Proverbs 20:28-30

 

 

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Baptist Presshttps://www.baptistpress.com/

I learned something new this morning.  Baptist Press was founded in 1946.  It’s older than I am!  Think of all the updated Christian news it has provided.  Of course, it was not easily available online for all those years!

 

 

 

Be a positive influence on someone in someway today.

Anna Lee

Thursday

And when you stand praying,

if you hold anything against anyone,

forgive them,

so that your Father in heaven

may forgive you your sins.”

~Mark 11:25~

 

 

 

Please pray for Margaret (Leroy) Wilson, formerly of Amite.  She now lives in West Monroe and has MS.  A few nights ago, she passed out for a while.  After several days of testing, the doctors have eliminated the possibility of a heart attack and are conducting additional testing.  She seems better now, but the family needs some answers.  Please join them in praying for her.  Thank-you.

 

 

 

A former student, Debbie Luce Clark, has a young adult son who got terribly dehydrated and wound up in ICU yesterday.  He’s better, but Debbie and her family would appreciation your prayers for Alex.

 

 

 

It seems like the Covid – 19 virus is really spreading in our area.  Be aware.  Be careful.

 

Please continue to pray for all the schools as they adapt to the virus in our midst.  Pray both for the students and the adults.  Pray for those making the plans for what is taught and how it is taught.

 

 

 

Pray for businesses as they try to operate on limited staff with limited customers and try to to provide a “clean” environment to do so.  Pray for those who have lost a job or had hours cut due to the virus.  With so many people staying at home, customers are often limited.

 

 

 

Pray for those who are at home during this time.  Some people thrive with being involved with other people.  Pray for them to find ways to get through these weeks without depression taking over.

 

 

 

Karen Reich Jones

June 05, 1953 – July 28, 2020

 

Mrs. Karen Reich Jones, 67, of Kentwood LA., passed from this life on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

Karen was born in New Orleans, LA. on June 5, 1953 and was the daughter of William Reich, Jr and Audrey Head Reich. Karen was a graduate of Grace King high school in Metairie, LA. She lived in St. Rose, La. for many years where she worked as a custom seamstress. She retired from Amtrak in 2015 where she managed the dining cart. For the past twenty years she was a resident of Kentwood, La. Karen and Johnny Jones owned the Paris Flea Market in Kentwood, LA. She loved the outdoors and gardening and took great pride in her plants and flowers. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Karen is preceded in death by her parents; William Reich Jr and Audrey Head Reich.

She is survived by her loving husband of 13 wonderful years, Mr. Johnny Jones of Kentwood, La.; one daughter, Sarah Gauthreaux of New Orleans, LA; one son, Joseph Gauthreaux; three brothers; William Reich lll (Christine) of Metairie, La. David Reich (Anne) of Cartersville, Georgia and Richard Reich (Ann) of Metairie, La.; two sisters, Joelle Nicol of Kenner, La. and Lynne Songy of Gretna,La.; three step-daughters, Stephanie Ott (Jeff) of Arlington, TX, Stacey Jones of Kentwood, LA and Suzanne Hancock (David) of Aledo, TX and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Share condolences at sharkeyfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – August 6

  • Ezra 3:1-4:23
  • 1 Corinthians 2:6-3:4
  • Psalm 28:1-9
  • Proverbs 20:24-25

 

 

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Operation Christmas Child

The man who asked about what he could do for OCC yesterday has already made the purchases and a package will soon arrive.  What a blessing!  May God bless you and all the others who are helping to provide items for the “shoeboxes” this year.

I’m not sure if we can/will have our regular packing party, will have to have several smaller packing parties, or what.  I’ll inform you when we get closer to that time.

 

 

 

Today is a day of opportunity to share God’s love, to encourage someone, to invite others to participate in our online services. and/or to tell them about Jesus.

Anna Lee