But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you,

then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve,

whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates,

or the gods of the Amorites,

in whose land you are living.

But as for me and my household,

we will serve the LORD.”

~Joshua 24:15~

Jeff Tolar shipped and fell while visiting in Louisiana and will be having shoulder surgery Monday in Florida. Please keep him in your prayers.

Young Jules Tanksley of Pine Ridge has been in CHNO due to heart issues. She had some heart corrections done and is better. Please pray for her recovery.

Johnathan Nathaniel Hyde

May 27, 1980 – June 20, 2021

A best friend, a son, a brother to many, a husband and a daddy is what he was. Born May 27, 1980 in Hammond, LA. John made his final tie-in on the right of way to heaven on June 20,2021. He is survived by his wife of 19 years Kristi Brumfield Hyde. His most cherished blessings who he loves with all his heart, his children, Alexander Joseph “AJ” Handley Hyde, Brooke Bailee Hyde and Coltyn “Bubba” Nathaniel Hyde; mother Alice Peek Hyde; brother Mark Hyde and fiancé Melissa; numerous nieces and nephews; mother-in-law Teresa Thibodeaux. Preceded in death by his father Joe Hyde; grandparents Issac Hyde and Lillian Hyde Davidson and Sammie Sr. and Evelyn Peek; father-in-law Claude Handley Brumfield Jr. John graduated Amite high School in 1998 then joined the United States Marine Corps 1st Battalion 7th Marines Bravo Company, stationed in 29 Psalms, CA. John lived the right-a-way of life as a pipline Inspector for numerous pipeline companies across the U. S. He was a “Cowboy” tru and tru and enjoyed the ride of his life team roping and rodeos with his children. Pallbearers are Coltyn “Bubba” Hyde, Kenneth Whitley, Thomas Crenshaw, Michael Hurst, Wes Bendily, Mark Hyde, Phillip Hyde, Brody Hurst and Hardey Hayden. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Services conducted by Rev. David Cutrer. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland, LA. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made at McKneely Funeral Home. For an online guestbook, visit

Lawrence Matthew Gherardini

July 19, 1949 – June 23, 2021

Lawrence Matthew Gherardini, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA. He was born July 19, 1949 in Dearborn, MI and was 71 years of age. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of Vietnam. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Kathleen Gherardini; children, Joseph Gherardini and wife Melanie, Laura Stelmock and husband James, Steven Hayes and wife Melissa and Kristin Rounds and husband Chad; 10 grandchildren, Dominic Gherardini, Alexandra Stelmock, Anthony Branyon, Alyssa Branyon, Chase Ward, Cobi Laister, Ariaunna Hofmeister, Olivia Hofmeister, Ava Rounds and Grant Rounds; brothers and sisters, Mary Horst, Paul Gherardini and Annette Horn and husband Ken. Preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Dolores Gherardini. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:30AM until religious services at 11:30AM on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Interment Louisiana National Cemetery, Zachary, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – June 26

June 26th Readings
HOSEA 2:14-8:14

June 27th Readings
HOSEA 9:1-14:9

June 28th Readings
ISAIAH 28:1-29
2 KINGS 17:5
2 KINGS 18:9-12
2 KINGS 17:6-41
ISAIAH 1:1-20

Operation Christmas Child Workshop – 9 A.M. today at FBC, Kentwood

There will be a number of projects going on. Please join in the work and be blessed with the joy you will receive.

Anna Lee