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.

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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