‘ Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’There is no commandment greater than these.”

Mark 12:30-31


There are a number of people with health concerns – cancer, strokes, advanced age, etc. Please be in prayer for them by name or in general. You may be able to do something for one or more of them this week. Ideas – phone call, call, visit, a meal, or a special treat.


Hollis Houston Bankston

August 27, 1944 – February 6, 2023

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2023 at his home. He was born August 27, 1944 and was 78 years of age. He was a retired Dairy farmer for over 54 years. He is survived by his 1 daughter, Gay Nell Colvin and husband, Jay; 2 sons, Keith Lynn Bankston and wife, Arlene and Percy Houston Bankston and wife Brenda; 1 sister, Brenda Bankston; 7 grandchildren, Holli (Aaron) Carlton, Hope Bankston, Valerie Bankston, Garrett Bankston, Delaney Bankston, Levi Colvin and Orin Colvin; 2 great-grandchildren, Levi Jude Carlton and Cyrus Carlton. Preceded in death by his parents, L.H. and Ruth Bankston; wife, Dorothy Hendon Bankston; sisters, Ester Ruth Pettit and Doris Sweatt; brothers, Bro. Harold Bankston, Billy Bankston, Johnny Bankston, Sidney Bankston, and Curtis Bankston. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 4:00PM until 8:00PM on Sunday and from 8:00AM until religious services at 10:00AM on Monday, February 13, 2023. Services conducted by Bro. Larry Blades. Interment Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Franklinton, LA. For an online guestbook, visit


February 9

John 21

“Peter’s relationship with Jesus shows me . . . .”


Hope fading as deaths in Turkey, Syria quake near 12,000

Pray for Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Teams and other groups as they work to meet the needs of the people.


Let’s pray for the people whose lives and property were damaged by the tornado at Tangipahoa last night. Let’s also pray for those who were affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria and for those who are going to help to rebuild homes, businesses, and lives. What can you do to help?


I understand the first regular meeting Tuesday went well. Both parents and their sons seem to be pleased with the curriculum, the instruction, etc. Thank God for the program, the workers, and the boys who are/will be attending.

I understand a girl’s version of this program is planned. If you are interested in being a part of working with the girls, please call the church office for more information.


What can/will you do to help the people of Tangipahoa?

Anna Lee