“Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.”
Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.
Pray for the people of Ukraine, the world, and our country.
Pray for Wade Boone who will be having another back surgery next week.
Continue to pray for Ora Lee Wilson and Bro. Joe Baugh who are recovering at their homes from knee surgery.
Pray for the people of the New Orleans area who were hit by a tornado. Thank God there was only one death. The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team evaluated needs yesterday and will be working to help people recover as quickly as possible.
Elouise Schilling Blazo
September 04, 1925 – March 22, 2022
Elouise Schilling Blazo, 96, a resident of Denham Springs, La passed away on March 22, 2022 at Golden Age Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Denham Springs, La. She was born September 4,1925 and was the daughter of Albert and Alma Schilling. She was a retired Dairy Farmer who after raising her children chose to return to school and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked as a Geriatric Nurse until her retirement. She often spoke of many fond memories of her close relationship with her siblings and children that she loved very much. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank Blazo, Sr; one daughter, Jeannie Blazo; one son, William Blazo; 4 brothers, Byron Schilling, Jake Schilling, Ronald Schilling, and Samuel Schilling; and numerous other relatives. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank Jr and Elizabeth Blazo, Albert and Lunging Blazo; one daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Burles Hyder; daughter-in-law, Janet Blazo; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; 1 brother and sister-in-law, Joseph Paul Schilling and Judy Schilling; 2 sisters, Elaine VanHorn and Ginger Ellis. Visitation will be on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from11:00AM until funeral services at 1:00PM at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, La. She will be laid to rest beside her husband, Frank Blazo, Sr at Woodland Cemetery in Kentwood, La. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Gladys Oliver Bernard
September 01, 1937 – March 23, 2022
A resident of Hammond, LA, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was born September 1, 1937 in Amite, LA and was 84 years of age. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Everett Bernard; son, Michael David Bernard and wife, Elvira; grandson, Phillip Michael Bernard; brothers, James Oliver, Jr. And Charles Oliver; sisters, Edna Leonard and husband, Sam and Beverly Coburn. Preceded in death by her parents, James and Gladys Oliver; grandson, Paul David Bernard. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Friday, March 25, 2022. Services conducted by Bro. Walter Hackney. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Arnold T. “Doc” Stevens, Jr.
June 01, 1946 – March 22, 2022
Arnold T. “Doc” Stevens, Jr., beloved and devoted husband, father, Pop and friend to so many, was called to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 22, 2022 at the age of 75. He was a longtime resident of Baker, Louisiana and more recently Osyka, Mississippi where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and making a place for his family to gather together. Doc was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Magnolia, Mississippi. He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on June 1, 1946 to Elmese Tate Stevens and Arnold T. Stevens, Sr. Doc graduated from Baker High School in Baker, Louisiana in 1964, and played football at Ranger Junior College in Ranger, Texas before transferring to Louisiana State University. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, graduated from LSU in 1968, and was commissioned to the United States Marine Corps and at the end of his service he had attained the rank of Major. Doc proudly served thirteen years in the USMC and led a platoon of 2nd Battalion 1st Marines in Vietnam. He was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his bravery, sacrifice and heroic and meritorious deeds in an armed conflict. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Carolyn “Lyn” West Stevens, his two sons: Michael Scott Stevens and wife Marcy, and grandchildren Justin and Haley of Greenwell Springs, Louisiana; and Eric Raiford Stevens and wife Carla, and grandchildren Jaxon, Kira, and Londyn of Kingwood, Texas; sister Brenda Kay Winburn and husband Mike; brother Terry Scott Stevens; brother-in-law Michael Ray West and wife Nancy; and numerous adoring nieces and nephews.Doc is preceded in death by his father Arnold T. Stevens Sr.; mother Elmese Tate Stevens; brother Michael Alex Stevens; in-laws W. Raiford West and Bessie Gurney West; and sister-in-law Susan Stennett West. Doc will always be lovingly remembered by his devotion to his family, his love of God and country, his infectious laugh, and his fearless personality. He was his family’s protector. A special thanks and Semper Fidelis to all of his lifelong Marine Corps friends. A private Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Sunday, there will be a youth fundraiser for camp. The chicken boxes will be available after church.
READ AND WRITE SCRIPTURE
March 24 – I John 2: 4-6
ANNIE ARMSTRONG OFFERING FOR NORTH AMERICA
Give to support winning people to the Lord.
OCC SCHEDULE FOR APRIL
2nd – Monthly workday for all
23rd – Monthly workshop for ladies
OCC COLLECTION SITE IN NOVEMBER
FBC, Kentwood has again been chosen to be a collection site for OCC. We will be receiving “Shoeboxes” from nearby churches and individuals and sending them on to the next site as they travel to their destinations around the world.
It has been good to see the Ukraine children receiving “Shoeboxes” in the refugee centers. Those children really need assurance God loves them and is with them no matter their circumstances.
FUNDING FOR OCC
We function on donations only and are not included in the church budget. Your financial help is appreciated as much as your time at the workdays.
THANK-YOU FOR READING AND PRAYING TODAY.