Wednesday

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:

While we were still sinners,

Christ died for us.

~Romans 5:8~

Update on Gibbie McMillan from yesterday

  • Good night
  • Oxygen level at 70% ( The goal is sustaining 50%.)
  • Kidneys and heart doing wll
  • Sedated for rest and healing
  • Good day and night (report from nurses)
  • Working to improve lung healing
  • Able to be removed from blood pressure medication
  • Prayers, past and future, are appreciated.

Many people are sick with the virus. Keep praying.

Dominick Anthony Cuti, Sr.

March 29, 2021 – August 02, 2021

(Husband of David’s classmate)


Dominick Anthony Cuti, Sr., a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Monday, August 2, 2021 at his home. He was born March 29, 1940 in Kentwood, LA and was 81 years of age. He was a teacher in Tangipahoa Parish for 33 years. He was a lifetime member of St. Helena Catholic Church. Mr. Dominick was well know for visiting his friends and relatives who were sick and elderly and in need of company. He was an adored and loving father and grandfather who loved spending time with his family especially during their Sunday dinners. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda Thompson Cuti; daughter, Mary Margaret Cuti Currier and husband Andy; 2 sons, Dominick Anthony Cuti, Jr. and wife Valerie and Charles Russell Cuti and wife, Leslie; 2 sisters, Nancy Brown and Mary Hall; 1 brother, Charles “Hoyt” Cuti and wife Sharon; 7 grandchildren, Dominick Anthony Cuti, III and wife Emily, Brendan R. Cuti, Charley Renee Cuti, Lindsie Currier, Emmie Currier, Kensey Cuti and Allie Currier. Preceded in death by his parents, Dominic and Catherine Cuti; father-in-law and mother-in law, Russell and Dot Thompson; sister, Polly Remondet; brother-in-law, Sidney Brown, Sr.; nephew, Sidney Brown, Jr.; niece, Donna Brown; brother-in-law, Billy Hall; brother-in-law, Russell Thompson, Jr. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 8:00AM until 10:30AM on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Funeral Mass at St. Helena Catholic Church at 11:00AM on Thursday. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. Pallbearers will be Chuck Thompson, Mark Thompson, Tre’ Cuti, Brendan Cuti, Chris Brown, Mike Remondet, Andy Currier. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles V. Cuti, Mike Remondet, Sr., Charles Santora, Charles V. Genco, and Sal Perez. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – August 4

2 CHRONICLES 36:1-4
2 KINGS 23:31-37
2 CHRONICLES 36:5
JEREMIAH 22:1-23
JEREMIAH 26:1-24
2 KINGS 24:1-4
JEREMIAH 25:1-14

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OCC WOrkday on 28th

It looks like the August workday will be postponed due to the virus. I’ll let you know when we can meet again. Your donations can be left in the tote inside the front door of the fellowship hall.

Prayer Meeting and other services

Thankfully, many churches offer their services online! That means so much to those who feel the need to be at home.

Today’s Prayer – Please be in prayer for churches, schools, job sites, etc. as decisions are being made about being open/closed. Follow guidelines to help protect others and yourself.

Coming Soon – Georgia Barnette Offering for North America – “NEARBY – THE Needs Next Door”

Help someone to have a better day with a kind word, a smile, holding a door open, a phone call, a note, etc.

Your prayers make a big difference to/for others,

Anna Lee

Tuesday

“The message of his grace . . . is able to build you up and give you the blessings God has for all his people.”

~Acts 20:32 (GNT)~

The latest update on Gibbie McMillan is that his oxygen level is now 75 and tests results of his kidneys and heart are good. Please continue to pray. As you pray for him, please also pray for the medical staff and for his family.

Marilyn Crawford

June 03, 1942 – July 28, 2021

Marilyn Crawford, a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at St. Helena Nursing Home in Greensburg, LA. She was born June 3, 1942 in New Orleans, LA and was 79 years of age. She is survived by her son, Randy Crawford; daughter, Becky Crawford and Otis Brewer; grandson, Chase Crawford and wife Taylor-Ann; granddaughter, Kaysie Crawford; soon to be born great-granddaughter, Prezley-Ann Crawford; 2 sisters, Jeanne Kelting and Fay Kelting. Preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Lucille Kelting; husband, Russell Crawford. Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 11:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Christopher David Lang

June 26, 1998 – August 02, 2021

Christopher David Lang, Jr. passed away on August 2, 2021 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA at the age of 23. He was born on June 26, 1998 at North Oaks Medical Center to Christopher David Lang and Suzanna Eyer.

Christopher’s huge heart never let him meet a stranger. He loved life and brought joy and laughter to those around him. He had a passion for dancing, fishing, and could always bring a smile through his endless one liners and silly songs. He also enjoyed gaming and playing pool.

Christopher was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, June Lang of South Fork, PA. Christopher is survived by his father Christopher David Lang and Mother April Holland Lang, his Maw Maw, Sandra Lynn Lang and Paw Paw, David Dean Brown, a brother, Corey Dean Lang, a sister, Zoe Lang, niece, Isla Carrier step-sisters, Candice LaMartiniere and husband Shane, Taryn Weeks and step-brother Brian Holland, his Aunt, Jennifer Lang, her husband Rob Phillips and his cousins Iliana and Keela Paulin and many other family members.

Visitation will be held at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite on Wednesday from 5:00PM until 9:00PM. Visitation will resume on Thursday at New Covenant Church of God in Roseland from 9:00AM until Religious Services at 11:00AM. Services will be conducted by Pastor Scottie Smith. Graveside services will be held privately. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

I haven’t heard from/about any of the local churches if/about any changes in worship this week following the reports about Covid’19 in our state/area that were released yesterday. I do know we need to continue to pray for our friends and family members who are sick.

Today’s Prayer Focus – Today, let’s pray concerning how we will react to the latest Covid-19 reports/regulstiond at work, at church, in schools, while shopping, etc.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – August 3

ZEPHANIAH 2:8-3:20
2 CHRONICLES 35:20-27
2 KINGS 23:29-30
JEREMIAH 47:1-48:47

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Thank-you for taking time to pray today.

Anna Lee

Monday

Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.”  

Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.

~Luke 18:42-43~

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – August 2

HABAKKUK 1:1-3:19
ZEPHANIAH 1:1-2:7

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OCC Workday

We missed our planned workday for July because of all the Covid-19 in our community. The plan is to have our regularly scheduled August workday on Aug. 28. Stay tuned for updates.

OCC Update

Mrs. Thelma Pierce has made hundreds of items for older girls. She has been a real blessing to our shoebox ministry.

Thanks-you to all who have donated items so far this year.

Prayer Focus for Today

Let’s pray for various ways we can reach out to our community/world with the message of Jesus.

Anna Lee

Sunday Addition

Bro. Gibbie McMillan was transferred to the regular ICU because they had room for him now. Thankfully, his heart and kidneys continue to work well. He’s still on 70% oxygen. Please pray for his lungs to continue to heal.

Sunday

“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness;

“by his wounds you have been healed.”

1 Peter 2:24

Read the Bible chronologically in 2021 – August 1

2 KINGS 23:1-20
2 CHRONICLES 34:29-33
2 KINGS 23:21-28
2 CHRONICLES 35:1-19
NAHUM 1:1-3:19

Prayer Focus for Today

Today is the Lord’s Day. Let’s pray for attendance in church, in person or online. Pray also for services that please the Lord and lead the lost to follow Him. Pray for Christians to go out and be the church today and throughout the week.

Anna Lee

Saturday

“Satan . . . wants to separate you from me as a farmer separates wheat from husks. But I have prayed for you . . . that your faith will not fail. So when you recover, strengthen the other disciples.”

~Luke 22:32 (GW)~

Update on Bro. GibBIE

The heart and kidneys are stable. Doctors are trying him on 70% oxygen. Pray for Katera and the other family members as you pray for Gibbie and the medical staff.

Tommy Frazier & Craig Frazier

My nephew Tommy Frazier, passed away early this morning. Funeral arrangements will be made later. Please be in prayer for my brother Craig and his whole family. My niece had to take Craig to the ER this morning, he was diagnosed with Covid 19. (Bill Frazier)

Verneuil Family

Please keep my husband ,his daughters,his son’s children and his son’s girlfriend in your prayers.He lost his son (36-year-old Brandon Verneuil of Ponchatoula, Louisiana) yesterday unexpectedly in a motorcycle accident.And please drop one in there for me as well to be the strength and peace he needs. (Katie Rimes Verneuil)

Read the Bible in 2021 – July 31

JEREMIAH 5:20-6:30
2 KINGS 22:3-20
2 CHRONICLES 34:8-28

Prayer Focus for Today

Let’s focus some of our prayer time on the Covid-19 situation which is worse here than in most of the U.S. Pray for our world to get back in it’s “normal” routine, especially as schools will be opening soon.

Pray also for businesses to get the workers they need so they can continue operation. They have fought a big battle trying to remain open with an insufficient number of workers.

Thank you for praying.

Anna Lee

Friday Addition

Betty Taylor asks you to pray for her sister, Teresa, who has been admitted to Southwest with a low blood count to receive platelets and antibiotics.

Gibbie McMillan is having medical adjustments at North Oaks. Gibbie and his family will appreciate your prayers.

Catherine “Katie” Arnone

August 11, 1949 – July 28, 2021

Catherine “Katie” Arnone, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA. She was born August 11, 1949 in Amite, LA and was 71 years of age. She is survived by her sister, Josephine Ruffino; nieces and nephews, Vince Arnone Jr., Harvey Arnone, Pauline “Sissie” Arnone, and Melissa Landry; great-niece, Deleigha Arnone; and numerous other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins; special friend and cousin, Terri and Paul Liuzza. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Pauline Sparacello Arnone; brothers, Felix, Salvadore, Angelo, Tony, and Vince Arnone Sr.; 2 nephews, Joe Arnone and Wayne Arnone; niece, Mary Lambert. Visitation at Cornerstone Church of Amite from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Monday, August 2, 2021. Services conducted by Rev. Mervin Strother. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Fannie Dupree Bishop

November 04, 1928 – July 29, 2021

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021 her home. She was born November 4, 1928 in Desglaise, LA and was 92 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Fred Allen Bishop; two daughters, Linda K. Graves and Julie Dauzat and husband Roy; son, John Andrew Borskey Sr.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and one sister. Preceded in death by father, Andrew Dupree; mother, Susie Witt; three sisters and four brothers. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Please pray for these four families.

Friday

Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering,

yet we considered him punished by God,

stricken by him,

and afflicted.  

But he was pierced for our transgressions,

he was crushed for our iniquities;

the punishment that brought us peace was on him,

and by his wounds we are healed.

~Isaiah 53:4-5~

Deanna “Bug” Reynolds tested positive for Covid-19 Wednesday. Her mother, Lou Miller, asks for prayers for “Bug”.

Frances Faye Harrell Wilson

  • March 13, 1937 – July 24, 2021
  • Kentwood, Louisiana
Frances  Faye Harrell  Wilson

Frances Faye Harrell Wilson, of Kentwood, Louisiana and the Gillsburg, Mississippi community, passed away at North Oaks Medical Center on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at the age of 84. She was born on March 13, 1937, in Kentwood, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Walter Harrell and Bernice Matthews Harrell. Frances taught high school English for over 30 years, and was also school yearbook advisor for much of her career. She began her career at Spring Creek High School and later taught at Jewel M. Sumner High School, both in Kentwood. Frances loved history and reading.

Frances is survived by her son, Paschal Wilson, Jr. and his wife Julie, grandchildren, Paschal Wilson, III and Caroline Wilson, and cousin, Linda Alford.

In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Paschal Wilson, Sr.

Family and friends will be received at Gillsburg Baptist Church, 6126 MS-568, Osyka, Mississippi 39657 on Saturday, July 31, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.

A Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 am, with Pastor Victor Walsh officiating.

Interment will follow at Wilson Family Cemetery in Osyka, Mississippi.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839.

An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – July 30

JEREMIAH 2:23-5:19

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Today’s Prayer Focus

Today, let’s pray for doctors to have listening ears, wisdom, and good decision-making skills.

The July OCC workshop was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. We are tentatively scheduled to meet again on August 28th.

Anna Lee

Thursday

The LORD is my light and my salvation—

whom shall I fear?

The LORD is the stronghold of my life—

of whom shall I be afraid?

~Psalm 27:1~

Bro. Darryll mentioned at prayer meeting last night that there are new cases of Covid-19 in the church family this week. Most cases lately have been mild. (We watched from home.)

Marilyn Crawford

June 03, 1942 – July 28, 2021

Marilyn Crawford, a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at St. Helena Nursing Home in Greensburg, LA. She was born June 3, 1942 in New Orleans, LA and was 79 years of age. She is survived by her son, Randy Crawford; daughter, Becky Crawford and Otis Brewer; grandson, Chase Crawford and wife Taylor-Ann; granddaughter, Kaysie Crawford; soon to be born great-granddaughter, Prezley-Ann Crawford; 2 sisters, Jeanne Kelting and Fay Kelting. Preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Lucille Kelting; husband, Russell Crawford. Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 11:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Marie W. Smith

July 27, 2021

Marie W. Smith, 84, of Amite, LA peacefully went to be with the Lord on July 27, 2021 of natural causes.

Marie was born in Leonia, NJ to Louis and Marie on October 16, 1936. She went to college for many different avenues. Settling into Bell South Telephone Company for 40 years. She broke through many barriers to rise to the top. Marie was always a very hard worker while raising her five children.

Marie is survived by her loving children, Warren (Tara) Buonagura, Marie (Henry) Giroir, Lisa (Tee) Cambre, Dr Angela (Matthew) Buonagura Lyle, and Dr Christina Givens.  Marie’s qualities were limitless but she will be most remembered for her unconditional love of her family, especially her grandchildren, Amanda, Royce, Gavin, Travis, Lindsey, Lane, Devin, Melina and Mary Katherine. She was predeceased by her parents, five brothers; Teddy, Frank, Louis, Manny, Joe and her husband John Smith.

Marie loved to travel with her kids, ride horses, all the different animals on the farm, four-wheelers, swimming, theme parks, cruises. Some of her favorite trips were Buffalo River Trail Ride in Tennessee and Theme Parks in Orlando. She loved country music, especially Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Oh that would be playing over and over again on the road trips! She loved all of her collectibles/treasures and now her grandchildren do the same.

Marie also loved her town of Amite. She moved here about 35 years ago. The most recent years with Devin and Melina at their school, Oak Forest Academy (OFA). She could often be seen in the carline and at their many activities. 

She may have left us in body, however she will never, ever, leave us in spirit.

Visitation hours will be held from 12:00-2:00 PM on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, LA with prayer service following at 2:00 PM. 

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – July 29

2 KINGS 21:1-9
2 CHRONICLES 33:1-9
2 KINGS 21:10-17
2 CHRONICLES 33:10-19
2 KINGS 21:18
2 CHRONICLES 33:20
2 KINGS 21:19-26
2 CHRONICLES 33:21-25
2 KINGS 22:1-2
2 CHRONICLES 34:1-7
JEREMIAH 1:1-2:22

Today’s Prayer Focus

Today, let’s pray for those searching for answers. The search could be spiritual, school or career related, medical, relationships, financial, etc. Life is full of opportunities which brings the choices to us. Let’s pray for clear and timely answers.

Anna Lee

Wednesday

“Satan . . . wants to separate you from me as a farmer separates wheat from husks. But I have prayed for you . . . that your faith will not fail. So when you recover, strengthen the other disciples.”

~Luke 22:32 (GW)~

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – July 28

ISAIAH 63:15-66:24
2 KINGS 20:20-21
2 CHRONICLES 32:32-33

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Today’s Prayer Focus

One change in our churches since the Covid-19 problem surfaced is the number of churches providing online services. David and I had started online worship with our church before that time due to his health issues. It’s been a great means of worship for us. Let’s pray for churches as they continue to adapt to meet needs of the people. Pray also for those who have been trained and give of themselves regularly so people like us can continue to be a part of the services from out homes. God provides a way.

Anna Lee