Saturday

“’Do not be worried and upset,’ Jesus told them.

‘Believe in God and believe also in me.’”

 ~John 14:1 GNT~

 

 

 

Pray for our friend, John Forshag of Montpelier.

John update! Surgery on his neck was successful. Bone spurs removed and discs removed and fused. Going home today! Thank you for your prayers.

John is experiencing some swelling which is causing difficulty in swallowing. Pray this doesn’t last long!!

…. his breathing is fine, he will just have to do liquids for a few more days.

 

 

 

 

Please pray for Blair Widas of Roseland.  She had her gall bladder removed and will be recovering at home.

 

 

 

Tarra Ballard Lee said her step-dad, Allen, was burned on his head and back.  He is hospitalized in Jackson.  Pray for him as he has burn treatment.

 

 

 

Pray of Linda Bridges as she undergoes heart valve surgery on 3-6-19.

 

 

Margaret Jean Redmond

April 05, 1937 – February 20, 2019

Margaret Jean Redmond passed away on February 20, 2019. Margaret was born in Grenada, Mississippi on April 5, 1937. She was a lifelong resident of Greensburg, Louisiana. She was retired and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved classic movies and to read, cook and host holidays for her family. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Franklin W. Redmond of Greensburg, Louisiana. Margaret had two sons, Frank Redmond, a resident of Prairieville, Louisiana and Paul Redmond, a resident of Lafayette, Louisiana. Margaret had two grandsons, Collin Redmond of Prairieville, and Matthew Redmond who preceded her in death and will embrace his grandma again in heaven. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. There will be a memorial service for her at McKneely Funeral Home in Kentwood, Louisiana on Saturday, March 2 from 1:00 until 4:00.

 

 

Katherine “Faith” Brewer Rohner

March 25, 1939 – March 01, 2019

Katherine “Faith” Brewer Rohner, a resident of Greensburg, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019. She was born March 25, 1939 in Houma and was 79 years of age. She was a retired director and educator with the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. She is survived by her sister, Susie Bardwell, Houston, TX; niece, Amy W. Evans and husband, Jimmy, and their children, Katie, Jamie, and Matthew of Denham Springs, La; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by special friends, Tiny and Freddie Carter and their children, Matt, Amy, and Cindy. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Rohner; parents, Kate and Henry Brewer; sister, Janis B. Williams. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Don Lum. Interment Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph, P. O. Box 166, Clinton, LA 70722. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Jimmy Mcgraw of Amite also passed away.  He has fought a long, hard battle with cancer for the last three years.  I will post an obituary when one is available.

 

 

 

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American (United States and Canada) Missions.  The 2019 theme is “Sending Hope”.

 

 

Read and Write the Scriptures today.

  • I Peter 1:12
  • I Peter 4: 9-10

 

 

Have a blessed day!  Be a blessing to others today!

Anna Lee

 

Friday

Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.

~Matthew 21:21~

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible 

  • During March, we will focus on serving others.
  • March 1st – I John 3: 16-18

 

 

There continue to be many families and individuals to pray for.  One way you can minister to them is to share a mutual story, memory, or photo.  Serving others helps you take the focus off yourself!

As a child, I remember a Sunday School class at Roseland Baptist Church named “JOY”.  A sign on the door said

     J – Jesus first

    O – Others second

    Y – Yourself last.

I do not remember who the members of the class were, but I often think that real joy does come from placing Jesus and others before myself.

 

 

 

Pray for Bryan and Rita Tate as they spend most of this month in Texas for his treatment at MD Anderson.

 

 

 

Sometimes you get off to a slow start, but work hard to catch up.  That seems to be true for Operation Christmas Child.  They suggest you purchase, make, and gather quality crafts for the shoeboxes that will be packed in the fall.  Feel free to bring your items to the Sunday School classroom next to the choir room.  Thanks so much.

 

 

 

Monday, Judy Noonan of FBC, Greensburg will lead the Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting in a brief study of the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missions.  The meeting will begin at 10 and conclude with a covered dish lunch.

 

 

 

Audrey Wagner Harrell

February 11, 1032 – February 27, 2019

A resident of Greensburg, LA , passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at her home. She was born February 11,1932 in Ponchatoula, LA and was 87 years of age. She was a member of the Greensburg Chapter of Eastern Star and Louisiana Teachers Association and a member of Red Bluff Baptist Church. She is survived by 1 daughter, Belinda Moreland; 3 sons, Clyde Harrell, Jr. and wife Marlene, Brent Harrell, and Lake Harrell; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Clyde Harrell, Sr.; 1 daughter, Melanie Harrell Sharp; mother, Bernadine Wagner; father; Christian P. Wagner; 2 brothers, Vernon Wagner and Christian Wagner, Jr. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2019, and from 9:00 a.m. until religious services at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019. Interment Red Bluff Baptist Church Cemetery . For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Jennie met up with Boyd at the Atlanta airport.  Her plane was late and his was early so they managed to fly on to Richmond together where they will be in IMB meetings for the next week or so.  David and I survived the first day without her wonderful help.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

 But the fruit of the Spirit is love,

joy,

peace,

forbearance,

kindness,

goodness,

faithfulness,

gentleness

and self-control.

Against such things there is no law.

~Galatians 5:22-23~

 

 

Jason Dean‘s gall bladder surgery went well this morning.  Pray for Jason as he recovers.

 

 

Becki Alford, our daughter-in-law, is probably going to have the same surgery soon.  Please pray for Becki and her family.

 

 

Friday is a big day for the unspoken prayer request I have been asking for you to pray about.

 

 

 

Please be in prayer for the many families who have lost a loved one recently.

 

 

 

Also, pray for families with a lost, unsaved, family member.  Pray that family member will make the decision to turn their life and their eternity over to God.

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible – Deuteronomy 6: 4-9

 

 

 

I will be printing the Bible reading list for March and making it available tonight.  If you don’t get it Wednesday night, you can get a copy Sunday.

 

 

Thank you for your many kindnesses to my family.  We are very appreciative.

Anna Lee

Sunday

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;  but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

~Isaiah 40:30-31~

 

 

David is receiving his third unit of blood.  We don’t know if he will be coming home or staying for additional testing or treatment.  Thanks for your prayers.

 

 

I received some updates from Bro. Darryl.

  • Linda Callihan is doing very well and is back to working some.
  • Ferrie Gene Blackmon is doing well.
  • Oops!  I don’t remember any more this morning, but you probably do.  Please pray as needed.

 

Read and write the Bible for yesterday and today.

  • Micah 6:8
  • I John 2: 15-17

 

 

Pine Ridge is having its monthly breakfast benefit at 8:00 this morning.  Enjoy a great breakfast and help someone with a special need.

 

 

FBC, Kentwood is having a blood drive today.  It was in the Lighthouse (old post office) last year.  Stop by to make a difference.  Yesterday, the head oncologist at Ochsner said there is only one source of blood, people.  So people who can, give some to help others!

 

 

If I have my dates right, this morning there is a breakfast for ladies at 8;45 and a brief speaker before Sunday School at FBC, Kentwood.

 

 

Think about your life this week.  Who has physical needs?  Who has spiritual needs?  Who has other needs?  I think this will give you lots of opportunity for prayer.

Anna Lee

Thursday

Look to the LORD and his strength;

seek his face always.

~1 Chronicles 16:11~

 

 

 

 

Job and K.K. Huckaby have finished the adoption process and are now the legal parents of Josiah Huckaby.  Join with the family in celebrating this big step.  Pray for this special couple as they care for their special son God sent to them.

 

 

 

Yesterday was a long day.  David had labs in Hammond, a cardiologist appointment in Hammond, OT at home, and saw the liver specialist in Baton Rouge at the new Ochsner!  His therapy is progressing because he can now do things like get up from a chair on his own.  The cardiologist gave David a good report.  The EKG was good and medication was adjusted.  The liver specialist gave us more information about cirrhosis, adjusted his medication, and added a new medication.  Please keep us in your prayers.

 

 

 

Bible Reading Plan – Romans 5:1-8

 

 

 

Reminders

  • Blood drive at FBC, Kentwood Sunday.  Contact the church office to sign up.
  • Ladies’ breakfast and speaker Sunday morning at FBC, Kentwood.
  • Breakfast benefit Sunday morning at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church at 8 A.M.
  • Young” Ladies Birthday Party at the Burger Basket Tuesday at 11 A.M.
  • Associational WMU meeting at FBC, Greensburg on Monday March 4th at 10 A.M.  Plan to attend to learn about the Annie Armstrong Offering for North American missions.

 

 

We have many people in our community that need our prayers for various reasons.  Please pray for them in general or by name if you are aware of specific needs.

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

“God did not give us a spirit of timidity,

but a spirit of power, \

of love and

of self-discipline.” 

~2 Timothy 1:7 NIV~

 

 

 

Sunday night at the end of church I shared a prayer request.  My request was included in the closing prayer.  Within five minutes, I had my request answered.  What an awesome God we serve!

 

 

 

Shelton Day got sick Saturday and is now at North Oaks.  He apparently got treatment in time and is doing much better.  Keep praying for him, his family, and his friends.

 

 

 

We see Debbie Wilkinson often, including Saturday night.  This is her Tuesday report about her regular trip to MD Anderson for one of her frequent check-ups.

Well another trip down! My doctors are keeping my treatment the same for now bc my scans were “stable”.. only two tumors had very little increase and no new growth or spreading, THANK you GOD !! Exhausted and got about two hours until we are home! My pilot and copilot are doing good in this weather and traffic … God has a plan for me and He has me in His hands, keeping me and doing something supernatural on the inside I am sure 😊😊. HE IS A GOOD GOOD FATHER !! As always thank you everyone for your continued prayers 😘. Love zsazsa

 

 

 

Alice McFarlain asks us to pray for her son, Chance.

Calling on all my prayer warriors. 🙏🏻Please keep Chance in your prayers as he goes for his heart cath at 9:30 in the morning. The procedure will be done at Ochsners in New Orleans. It’s been 7 years since his last cath.

 

 

 

Ladies, mark your calendar for March 4, the next WMU meeting.  It will be at FBC, Greensburg.

 

 

 

Read the Bible Today – John 14: 15-21.

 

 

 

The electricity went off earlier, so I am rushed to complete this.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves.

He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

~Zephaniah 3:17~

 

 

Bryan Tate will be home for a few more days before leaving for MDA for another 28 days of treatment.  Keep prying for Bryan and his family.

 

 

 

Please pray for Shelton Day and his family.  I don’t know many details, but Shelton has had a stroke and a heart attack.

 

 

 

Don’t forget to pray for Buddy Waller as he begins another experimental cancer treatment tomorrow, Wednesday.

 

 

 

I have an unspoken request for prayer for another cancer patient who may soon begin an experimental cancer treatment.

 

 

 

Although I didn’t have an opportunity to speak to them, I did see Buddy and Eleanor Morris at church Sunday.  Thank you for your continued prayers for their health.

 

 

 

Astoreth “Toffie” Smith

January 28, 1929 – February 16, 2019

Smith, Astoreth Mae Ainsworth (Toffie)
Toffie Smith passed away at 4:58 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary, Louisiana. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday February 19, 2019 at Greensburg United Methodist Church with funeral service at 11:00 a.m., conducted by Reverend Donald Lum, and assisted by Dr. Kenneth Reed. Interment will be in the Greensburg Cemetery. Born in Jackson, Ms., on January 28, 1929, she was twice retired from the Louisiana Office of Family Services and the St. Helena School Board. She was a loving mother and grandmother who took her greatest pleasure in the happiness, growth and good health of her family. She loved poetry and music and found great joy singing in her church choir. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in law, Lyn and Richard Easley and Liesa and Kirk Gillis, both of Greensburg; four grandchildren and spouses, Richard Clint Easley, Greensburg, Jennifer E. and Bradley Davis, children Matthew and Sarah Beth, The Woodlands, TX; Amber G. Graff and Dr. Eugene Robert Graff, Jr., daughter Molly Astoreth, Hammond; and Cassie Gillis, daughter Marissa Nelli Joy Cisneros, Lakeland, CO; a special sister in law, Elois Smith McNabb, Greensburg; a special brother in law, Harold Ray Smith; and sweet friend and caregiver, Annette “Cookye” Jenkins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Albert C. Smith; her mother, Cassie Isola Venable Ainswoth; her father, A. E. Ainsworth, Sr.; her sister, Loraine Ainsworth Headrick; three brothers, George Beverly Ainsworth, A. E. Ainsworth, Jr. and William Lewis Ainsworth. Special thanks to Dr. J.W. Varnado; the staff of the Varnado Family Clinic; the St. Helena Hospital staff and the Lane Regional Medical Center hospital staff, and Prime Care Home Health providers for their many acts of kindness and love. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Greensburg United Methodist Church. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

Read (& Write) the Bible – John 13:34-35

 

 

 

Call FBC, Kentwood at 229-8111 to sign up to participate in the annual blood drive at FBC, Kentwood which will be on Sunday, February 24th.

 

 

Thank you for praying for those listed and others who are “Standing in the Need of Prayer”.

Anna Lee