The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

~Proverbs 18:10~

Many of you will remember Bro. Kevin and Jana Smith who served at Tangipahoa and Pine Ridge Methodist churches. They both have Covid-19 and request your prayers.

Pray for Mrs. Dorothy Hughes. She is fighting some health issues.

Jaime Lynn Wascom Stewart

June 06, 1976 – January 18, 2021
Miss me…but let me go, when I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me I want no rites in a gloom-filled room. Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me…a little, but not too long and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared, Miss me…but let me go. For this is a journey that we all must take and each must go alone. It’s all a part of the Master’s Plan, a step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart go to the friends we know and bury your sorrow in doing good deeds, Miss me…but let me go.
Jaime Lynn Wascom Stewart, a resident of St. Helena Parish, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021 in Houston, TX after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born June 6, 1976 in Independence, LA and was 44 years of age. Jaime proudly worked as a nurse for many years. She is survived by her parents, Tom E. and Anita Wascom of Greensburg. Services for Jaime will be held privately. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Andre Simon Cerigny

November 29, 1930 – January 19, 2021

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at his home in Kentwood, LA. He was born November 29, 1930 in Golden Meadow, LA and was 90 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Lucretia V. Cerigny; 7 daughters, Patsy Shepherd and husband Steve, Wanda Batson, Donna Cerigny, Frances Husson and husband Charlie, Mary Martin and husband John, Tammy Payne and husband Mike and Renee Butler and husband Ben; 1 son, Andre’ Anthony Cerigny; 1 brother, Noah Serigny; grandchildren, Wayne Landry, Ricardo Ali, Megnon Ali, James Shepherd, Jeremiah Shepherd, Melaun Shepherd, Dyron Cerigny, Daquay Cerigny, Lena Batson, Leon Batson, Lucretia Myra Batson, Tracy Cerigny, Stacy Cerigny, Christinna Cerigny, Areka Gomez, Mandy Cerigny, Mindy Pikey, Jenny Martin, Jade Martin, Thomas Gerald, Kenneth Butler and Karissa Butler; great-grandchildren, Christian Wrenn, Devon Wrenn, Jolie Wrenn, Hayden Ali, Rider True, Raven, Brandon Badon, James Shepherd, III, Taylor Shepherd, Abigail Shepherd, Kayla shepherd, Dakota Batson, Cheyenne Wehmyer, Sheena Batson, Draylin Hayden, Brandon Payne, Ali Payne, Cameron Martin, Aj Cerigny, Emily Heron, Chelsey Cerigny, Jeman Arceneaux, Jimmy Arceneaux and Mia Cerigny; great-grandchildren, Peyton Gomez, Briana Gomez, Hope Cerigny, Walter Kaufman, Ronald Cerigny, Cassie Pikey, Ashlin Cabibi, Savanna Bangs, Charles Pons, Aleeah Martin, Julia Gerald, Thomas Gerald Jr. and Alayah Butler; great-great-grandchildren, Hayes Hayden, Nolan Dykes, Joel Clouatre, Alex Chighizola, Hayden Arceneaux, Zayden Nunez and Jonathan Cerigny. Preceded in death by his parents, Valentine Serigny and Narcina Dardar Serigny; sisters, Alzier Verdin, Valentine Dardar, Mitia Riggs and Bridget Boquett; brothers, Milton Serigny, Joseph (Buron) Serigny, George Serigny, James Raymond Serigny, Ulysse Serigny Sr., Mitchel Serigny, Lixie Serigny and Meguel Serigny; and numerous Cousins, Aunts, Nephews and Nieces. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5:00PM until 8:00PM on Friday and from 8:00AM until religious services at 10:00AM on Saturday, January 23, 2021 . Interment Colonial Cemetery, Independence, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – January 21

Genesis 42:18-43:34
Matthew 13:47-14:12
Psalm 18:16-36
Proverbs 4:7-10

Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions

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Today’s Prayer Focus – Thank God for Bruce Cutrer and all the other firemen & firewomen who serve in our area. Years ago, when my daddy was a fireman, they pretty well only fought fires. Today, they have many other responsibilities. Thank God for their dedication to learning new skills, giving of their time, and availability for helping others. Putting their lives on the line to save others, many of whom they do not know, is just a part of the daily routine.

Anna Lee