Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.”  But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain.  I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.  I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.

~Psalm 3:2-6~


Beth Brabham sent me a message about her mother, Mrs. Mildred Birch. The update is that she doesn’t have diverticulitis, but colitis. Her clear liquid diet is changing to a liquid diet. She was feeling better yesterday.


Ursula Patricia Cefalu Campo

April 30, 1937 – January 30, 2023

A resident of Franklinton, LA, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2023 at her home. She was born April 30, 1937 in Amite, LA and was 85 years of age. She is survived by her 1 daughter, Toni Hobgood and husband, Keith; 1 son, Patrick Campo; 2 grandchildren, Alan Hobgood and Mark Hobgood; 3 great-grandchildren, Levi Hobgood, Ryder Hobgood, and Addisyn Hobgood. Preceded in death by her father, Anthony V. Cefalu; mother, Myrtis Wales Cefalu; brother, Vincent James Cefalu. Graveside Services will be held at Mulberry Street Cemetery, Amite, LA at 2:00PM, Wednesday, February 1, 2023. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


February 1

Mark 14: 32-52

Luke 22: 39-53

A Gethsemane experience I have had was . . . .



If you are able and available, we will be moving tables and chairs about 5:30 tonight in the Fellowship Hall in preparation for Saturday’s workday at 9 A.M.

OCC has a donor in Hammond. Yesterday, she delivered a bag of items she found listed on TPL. Thanks, friend.

The Bank Sunday School Class gave a donation this week. Wanda Smith, our online shopper, was able to order underwear for almost half of the Shoeboxes. Thanksthe , Bank Class and Wanda.

Sunday, James Rimes will give an update on our progress and the OCC team members will visit SS classrooms.

Mrs. Laurie Miller took her class of young children on a field trip Sunday. They delivered “Stickers” to the collection basket in the Sanctuary. What a great idea! Children, we appreciate you and your donation. Teacher, we appreciate your idea.

Isn’t if great to be involved in a mission project that takes the name of Jesus to many children all around the world every year?


Anna Lee