“If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” 

~Romans 10:9-10 NLT~




Jason Dean has been in the ER again.  It appears he will need to see a surgeon and have gall bladder surgery.  Please continue to pray for Jason.



Bro. Gary and Marcia Wieborg’s ten month old granddaughter, Payton, will have surgery for tubes in her ears.  Please pray for good results.




Read  the Bible – Deuteronomy 11:13-15



Thanks for praying for those in need of our prayers today.

Anna Lee









Love is patient, love is kind.

It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.1

~Corinthians 13:4~




 Please return me to your prayer list. I am far from being well again. My oxygen levels have not returned to their normal levels and I am seeing other doctors to see if they can find out what is causing the problem. I still need prayers!

Frances Gay



Please continue to pray for Phillip Strickland and his extended family in the Kentwood and Osyka areas.  Also, please pray for his many friends.




Please pray for Eric Lee and his family.  Eric was flown back to MDA yesterday.


Bryan and Rita Tate are home from MD Anderson.  Pray for them as they adjust to living at home again.



Please continue to pray for Mrs. Ferrie Gene Blackmon as she continues to recover from her recent surgery.




Pray for Bro. Darryl’s family.  His brother-in-law had emergency surgery yesterday.  Pray for Laurie Miller as she helps in caring for her father-in-law.




Doris Helen Parish (Courtney)

September 30, 1926 – February 12, 2019

Doris Helen Courtney Parish, 92, a resident of Greensburg and former resident of Jackson, LA, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Mandeville. She was retired from East Louisiana State Hospital with 27 plus years of service. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Charlet Funeral Home, Inc., Zachary from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Second Baptist Church in Jackson, LA from 10:00 am until service time at 12noon. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Doris is survived by her children, Linda Whittington Smith(Ray), Jim Partin(Melissa), Fae Lee, John Parish(Terry), Claude Parish(Pam), Homer Parish(Glenda), Phyllis Parish Bryant(John), Mary Anne Parish Newman, 20 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 10 great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Lillie Courtney, sons and daughter in law, Jerry and Thelma Whittington, Paul Partin and Billy Aucoin, 4 brothers and 1 sister. She was a 1943 graduate of McKowen High School.
Pallbearers will be Brantley Newman, Matthew Bryant, Keaton Ellis, TJ Hartley, Adam Parish and Alex Parish. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Research in Memphis, TN.

To send flowers to the family of Doris Helen Parish (Courtney), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.




Read (& Write) the Bible – Deuteronomy 10:12-19




I hope you will have a special prayer time this morning.

Anna Lee






Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.

Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God

~1 John 4:7~




Please pray for Cora Morris of Amite.  She has had one problem after another.  The broken ankle has taken her from home to PAM Specialty with the next stop being Landmark.

So, it’s with a very heavy, heavy, heart that I tell you that my Mom, Cora Morris, is in PAM Specialty Hospital of Hammond for 3-5 days before being transported to Landmark Skilled Nursing Facility where she will stay until she has fully recuperated from breaking her ankle! Prayers are certainly appreciated but, most of all, she needs visits and phone calls from her friends and family while she’s away from home so she doesn’t feel alone or forgotten!! Mom’s cell is (985) 517-8093

Pray for Cora and her family.




Jason Dean is having kidney stone issues.  Pray that he can be feeling better soon.

Cheryl Hart Pierre

July 10, 1947 – February 11, 2019

Cheryl Hart Pierre, a resident of Loranger, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Hammond Nursing Home in Hammond. She was born July 10, 1947 in Independence and was 71 years of age. She is survived by 2 daughters, Michelle Carrier and husband, Ronnie, and Kris Pierre; grandchildren, Jordan Carrier and fiance’, MaKayla Norred; great-grandson, Ruston Carrier; sisters, Patti Tyler and husband, Tim, Fay Raborn and husband, Bobby, Jo Ann Karst and husband, Dr. Charles Karst, and Carol Hart; brother, Herbert Hart; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Andrew H. Pierre; parents, Herbert and Roma Hart; grandson, Joshua Carrier; brothers, Michael Hyde and Franklin Hart. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 11:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM Friday, February 15, 2019. Interment Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough. For an online guestbook, visit




Patti Tyler’s sister, Cheryl, passed away yesterday.  Please be in prayer for the family.



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Read and Write the Bible – John 3: 16-21




Yesterday afternoon, four ladies gave of their time to help us get prepared for company,  Thank-you so much!

Anna Lee





Be completely humble and gentle;

be patient, bearing with one another in love.

~Ephesians 4:2~




Read and Write the Bible Today – John 15:9-13



Pray for Andy and Betty Taylor as he is adjusting to a change in medication.



It was good to be able to visit Mrs. Bessie Hayden for a few minutes at church Sunday.  She was wearing a big smile.



Pray for those whose names have recently been on our prayer lists.


  • Phillip Strickland
  • Ferrie Gene Blackmon
  • Linda Callihan
  • Debbie Miller
  • Sylvester Humphrey
  • Annie Bell Harrell
  • M&M Ed Maghee
  • M&M “Cete” Dillon
  • Adrian Phillips
  • Bill Pope
  • Bryan Tate
  • Eric Lee
  • Glen Magee
  • Gloria Gill
  • Buddy & Eleanor Morris



Any day is a good day for shopping for Operation Christmas Child.  What can you find on sale?  Our big packing party in October will not happen unless lots of people shop and bring their items to the Sunday School room next to the choir room.  Thanks for your participation again this year.

Anna Lee








Monday Additions

Ronnie Lynn Costanza, a resident of Moss Point, MS, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at his home. He was born July 30, 1970 in Independence, LA and was 48 years of age. He is survived by his mother, Rachel A. Costanza; father, Joseph A. Costanza, Sr.; 2 sisters, Jackie Barcia and husband, James, and Jo Ann Rumfola; brother, Joseph A. Costanza, Jr. and wife, Juanita; nieces, Kelly Costanza, Hailey Rumfola, Cari Short, and Venesia Brooks; nephews, Kyle Costanza and Kevin Costanza; great-niece, Lily Creel; great-nephew, Julian Creel; and longtime special friend, Darrell Raines. Preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca JoLynn Rosan Costanza. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 12:00 Noon Friday, February 15, 2019. Services conducted by Bro. Dale Ziebarth. Interment Loranger Community Cemetery, Loranger, LA. For an online guestbook, visit



(Betty Simpson’s Cousin)

Mildred Dunn, 73, died February 9, at her home in Tickfaw with her family by her side. Millie was born January 17,1945 in Amite La, to Ikey and Elma Cutrer. In 1963 Millie began a thirty year carer with South Central Bell and retired in 1993, where she was a union representative and voice of help for workers rights. She was featured among “The Voices” brochure and recognized for her uncanny ability to service needs and provide customer care. Those award winning attributes followed her into her next career of 12 years at North Oaks Hospital as a patient Representative. She offered care and hospitality to all those she met and was easily recognized by her large smile and friendly greetings.  In her later years she continued in her services to the community as a volunteer at Eagle Heights Community Church,CASA, Mary bird Perkins, and many other organizations.

Millie was a true servant but nothing pleased her more than her role as a mother, grandmother, great grandmother and wife. Nothing would stop her from always being there to love and encourage each of them along the way.  Along with her biological children are many others who proudly called her “Mama Millie.”  She was truly a mama to all and always willing to offer a listening ear.

Millie is survived by her husband Larry Allen Dunn, Brother Charles Cutrer and sister Audrey Cutrer. Her children Kevin Dunn, Craig Dunn, and Lynette Taylor. Daughter and Son in Laws, Lisa Dunn, Beth Dunn, and Michael Taylor. Grand Children Joshua Dunn, Caleb Dunn, Hannah Dunn, Christian Dunn, Jordan Dunn, Grant Dunn, Joel Dunn, and Milanya Taylor. Great Grand Children Elise Dunn and Ella Kate.

She is preceded in death by her father Ikee Cutrer, Mother Elma Brown Cutrer, Her sister Avos Partin, brothers Billy Cutrer, Carl Cutrer and Arvy Cutrer.

Family and friends will be received at Eagle Heights Church, 47318 Rufus Bankston Rd Hammond, Louisiana, on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm.

Services will be held at Eagle Heights on Wednesday, at 12:00p.m.

Interment will follow at Emmaus Baptist Church  Cemetery in Tickfaw, Louisiana.

An on-line guest book is available at

Huey R. Bankston

September 10, 1933 – February 10, 2019

A resident of Husser passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at his home. He was born September 10, 1933 in Husser and was 85 years of age. He was a U. S. Army Veteran, a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church, and a member of the American Legion. He is survived by 2 daughters, Carlyn Bankston and Jesse Pingno, and Regina Bankston; 1 son, Darryl Bankston and wife, Mary; 3 grandchildren, Corey Bankston and wife, Tristan, Logan Bankston and wife, Haley, and Bradley Bankston; 2 great grandchildren, Paisleigh Bankston and Presley Bankston; 1 sister, Angie Neal. Preceded in death by wife, Bobbie Jean Husser Bankston; parents, Leon “Hawk” Bankston and Theresa L. Bankston; and a brother, James Bankston. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Dominic Catholic Church at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday. Interment St. Dominic Cemetery, Husser. For an online guestbook, visit


Love is patient, love is kind.

It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

~1 Corinthians 13:4-5 (NIV)~



Jule W. Wascom

August 22, 1931 – February 10, 2019

A resident of Greensburg passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home in Greensburg. He was born August 22, 1931 in Greensburg and was 87 years of age. He was a retired Bridge Supervisor for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and served as a Sheriff’s Deputy for 56 years with the St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office. He is survived by his 3 sons, Jule Charles Wascom and wife, Dottie, Tom Ed Wasom and wife, Anita, and Ricky Wascom and wife, Glenda; grandchildren, Scotty, Robby, Bobby, Jaime, Ryan, and Rusty; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Imogene Wascom. Preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Dean Alford Wascom; parents, Thomas and Mollie Travis Wascom. Graveside Services will be held at New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood, at 10:00AM on Monday, February 11, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Joe Day. Pallbearers will be Scotty, Robby, Bobby, Ryan, and Rusty Wascom and Colby Causey. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



The Youth on Mission Class has been learning how to tell others about Jesus.  Bible storying is one of our current efforts.  We have learned about the crippled man who was brought to Jesus for healing.  Our next lesson will be on the creation.  Send your youth to learn with us.  We meet Sunday evenings at 5 P.M.



Read (& Write) the Bible Today – I John 4: 17-21




A new week means a new opportunity to tell others about Jesus.

Anna Lee


“Love your enemies!

Do good to those who hate you.

Bless those who curse you.

Pray for those who hurt you.

If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also.

If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also.” 

~Luke 6:27-29 NLT~



The Brave Sometimes Wander Too Far Alone!

New Update on David – I guess David got too confident with the improvement in mobility he made last week.  While I was in the laundry room and Jennie was in the cabin, David left the den and went to the bathroom using in cane.  He leaned the cane on the counter, but it slipped.  He stooped to pick it up, did not hold on to anything, and landed on his back.  He called me, so I went to the den expecting to find him.

He was on his back in the bathroom and had a bleed on the back of the head, so we got him up, into the car, and went to the ER in Greensburg.  Thankfully, testing showed he was okay.

Today, we are still thankful for the improved mobility he achieved through the PT and OT.  We do wish he was more careful though.  God watches out for us sometimes when we make poor choices.  David is not even sore today!



Bible Reading/Writing for Feb. 10 – I John 4: 13-16



Janet Vinet

February 03, 1938 – February 07, 2019


A resident of Amite, LA , passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019 in Amite, LA. She was born February 3, 1938 in Thibodaux, LA and was 87 years of age. She is survived by 3 sisters, Marlyn, Linda (Ron), and Darlene; 1 brother, John; nieces and nephews, Kayo, Jr. (Erin), Kim (Eric), Desiree (Troy) and Louis (Donna);Preceded in death by her parents, Allen James Vinet and Eunice Lena Szush Vinet;
Graveside Services will be held at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens, Chalmette, LA at 11am on Monday February 11, 2019 . McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Several area churches now broadcast live worship services.  You can find FBC, Kentwood’s service at 10:30 on Kentwood, First Baptist Church.  This is a convenience for those who are homebound, an opportunity to watch a service from a different church, and a way to share the ministry of FBC, Kentwood with others.  One neat thing about this is you can watch live or any time later when you have the opportunity.



The Youth on Mission group will meet at 5 P.M. today in the missions room.  Thanks to all who helped them with their mission project by bringing soup which was given to the Hope Center in Roseland.



Be the church when you leave your church today!

Anna Lee