Lord’s Day

“Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead.

You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am.”

~Matthew 16:24 The Message~

 

 

 

We had a very good missions project day yesterday.  I think it may have been the most productive one yet.  Special thanks to all who came and helped!

 

 

Today, there will be a new mission opportunity.  At 5 P.M. in the missions classroom in the L-wing, we will officially begin Youth on Mission for middle school and high school students.  This will be a project/activity focused group.

 

 

Please continue to pray for all those who are sick, receiving treatments, and undergoing tests.  Do something to show your concern.  Prayer is always appropriate!

 

 

Continue to pray for students as they begin a new school year.  Many post-high school students will begin classes tomorrow.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 27
  • Song of Solomon 1: 8-17
  • I Timothy 5

 

 

Have a wonderful Lord’s Day.   Draw closer to Him through Bible study and worship.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

For no one is cast off by the Lord forever. 

Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.

~Lamentations 3:31-32~

 

Today is a new day for all who are sad, weary, and grieving.  Start the day with faith, confidence,  and hope.

 

Polly Miller Sullivan

March 22, 1938 – August 10, 2018

A resident of Amite passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born March 22, 1938 in Magnolia, MS and was 80 years of age. Polly was a Amite High School graduate of 1957 where she was Homecoming Queen and Miss Amite High. She is survived by daughter, Kay Suzanne Sullivan Bankston; son, Paul Raymond Sullivan, Jr.; grandson, Cameron James Bankston; sisters, Dorothy Maxine Lee, Shirley Kay Young, and Patsy Ann Gray. Preceded in death by, parents, Pete and Bertha Miller; sisters, Betty Sue Boyd, Linda Gay Miller, and Mary Frances Jinks. Graveside Services will be held at Mulberry Street Cemetery in Amite at 10:00AM Monday, August 13, 2018. Services conducted by Mark Gray. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

Coming in one week – Project day!

  • Telling the Story through missions!
  • Come learn something new!  Develop some new skills.
  • Make an item for a “shoebox”
  • Paint a witness rock!

 

 

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

  • August 28 at 11 A.M.
  • The Cafe, Kentwood
  • Honors “young” ladies celebrating birthdays this month

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 20
  • Psalm 97
  • 2 Thessalonians 1

 

 

Friday Morning Bible Study

I’m considering changing the time to early afternoon.  How will this work in your schedule?  Please let me know.

Anna Lee

 

Sunday

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

~Romans 5:8~

 

 

David and I have been able to share three of the beautiful quilts given for people going through cancer treatment, either chemotherapy or radiation.   We have one more to share today.  We feel so honored and blessed to be the deliverers.  May God richly bless each family as they go through these difficult times.  May God bless each person who stitched the wonderful quilts.

 

 

Three Obituaries:

Mrs. Jeanette Herring Pevey

February 14, 1965 – August 4, 2018

Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Jeanette H. Pevey took her final breath on Saturday, August 4, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born in Hattiesburg, MS on February 14, 1965.
Jeanette was an avid shopper and had a heart for people. She volunteered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and served in Korea on a mission trip. Her three grandchildren, Gemma, Abram and Aislinn, were lucky to call her Nanny. Jeanette was a beautiful soul and will be greatly missed.
Surviving are her husband of 32 years, David Pevey, daughters & sons-in-law, Lauren and B. J. Hill, Taylor and Arvind Yertha, daughter, Olivia Pevey and her boyfriend Ty Scott, son, Gabriel Pevey, grandchildren, Gemma Hill, Abram Hill, and Aislinn Yertha, parents, Edsel and Imogene McLemore Herring, sister, Belinda Patterson and her husband Tony , brothers, Mitchell Herring, brother, Darrell Herring, cousin, Clara Brown and her husband Brad.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate her life on Monday, August 6, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and on Tuesday August 7, 2018 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of Ponchatoula.
Services honoring Jeanette will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church in Ponchatoula.
Interment will follow in the Rosaryville Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.
An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com

 

Greg S. Curry

October 29, 1967 – August 03, 2018

Greensburg, Louisiana

Greg S. Curry passed away Friday, August 3, 2018. He was a life long resident of Greensburg, where he served as pharmacist at Curry Pharmacy and St. Helena Parish Hospital for many years. Greg was a 1985 graduate of Oak Forest Academy and a 2002 graduate of Xavier University College of Pharmacy. He is survived by his wife, Paige Brooks Curry, daughter, Kelsey and son, Clark. He is also survived by his mother, Betty Curry; brothers, Kyle and wife Sally, Stephen and wife Kim, and sister Jennifer Curry Baggett and husband Bryan, as well as multiple Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Lamar Curry. Visitation will be held at House on the Rock Church in Amite on Tuesday, August 7 from 9-11am with funeral service to follow. Burial will take place at Greensburg Cemetery. Donations in his memory can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

Ishmell Smith

December 13, 1930 – August 04, 2018
Greensburg, Louisiana
Benjamin Larry Ishmell Smith, a resident of Greensburg, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018. He was born December 13, 1930 in Cornith, MS and was 87 years of age. He is survived by his daughter, Karan Walker (Garnet); 7 grandchildren, Kimberly Wood (Ed), Laurie Smith, Walter Smith (Amanda), Scott Walker (Brandin), Hope Walker (Chris Lea), Jordan Walker (Laeken), and Levi Bridges; 10 great grandchildren, Haylie and Jase Wood, Tatum, Piper and Andrew Walker, Layla and Lilly Lea, Anna Smith and Hunter and Alana Smith; sister, Edna Stewart (Joe Bonadventure); brothers, Bob Smith (Easter), Mack Smith (Beverly) and Jack Smith (Elaine); numerous nieces and nephews and his dearest friend for almost 70 years, Mary Vickers. Preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Ruthie Smith; son, Larry Smith; and sisters, Louise King, Earline Lanehart, Artie Graham, Ella Flowers and Jennie Lou Wells. Graveside Services will be held at Smith Cemetery, 251 Museum Rd, Greensburg, LA 70441, at 11 AM Monday, August 6, 2018. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 15
  • Job 38
  • I Thessalonians 1

 

 

My Sunday School lesson is based on Revelations 1.  I trust you have prepared a lesson to discuss with others this morning.

Anna Lee

Monday

Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the LORD.

“Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the LORD.

~Jeremiah 23:24 (NIV)~

 

 

Mr. Jimmy Tolar not only was released from the hospital, he was back in church yesterday!

 

 

Mr. Buddy Morris has an appointment with an oncologist in Covington tomorrow.  Pray for good questions and answers as well as peace of mind.

 

 

Linda Callihan will be at home with Robbie Lynn keeping her company.  The next appointment at MD Anderson will be in three weeks to get biopsy results which will determine the radiation treatment.

 

 

Read the Bible – Reflect on God as Perfector and catch up on readings.

 

 

The “Young” Ladies Birthday Party will be tomorrow at 11:00 A.M. at The Cafe.  If you like to fellowship and eat with a group of ladies, this is a good monthly event.  Honoring ladies on their birthdays is always a worthy event as the years add up.  After that, there will be a time to work together at the church braiding jump-ropes for Operation Christmas Child.

 

 

There will be no Friday Morning Bible Study for the next few weeks.  I’ll notify you when we get ready to complete Romans.

 

 

Have a wonderful day of recognizing your blessings!

Anna Lee

 

Sunday

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

~ 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)~

 

 

Faye Bennett was in Baton Rouge Ochsner.  She was taken to Ochsner in Jefferson for a liver biopsy.  She’s back in Baton Rouge and practicing her waiting skills.  She will appreciate you praying for her.

 

 

Rev. Bill Ichter, a former music minister in Amite and long-time music missionary in Brazil, fell and broke his hip.  Surgery will not be done, so this means the family will practice their nursing and waiting skills.  Bro. Bill lives in Ruston, Louisiana.

 

 

The Friday Morning Bible Studies will be on hold for a while.  We’ll get back together in August to complete Romans.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • 2 Chron. 4-6
  • Job 25
  • I Cor. 14

 

 

Tuesday, the “young” ladies of the church will meet at The Cafe to celebrate some June birthdays.  Ladies being honored Tuesday at 11:00 are Sandra Arnold, Alcyon Hayden, Barbara Hutchinson, and Judy Pervis.

 

 

Irina and a Pencil Sharpener – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/shoebox-stories-irina-and-a-pencil-sharpener/

Operation Christmas Child is the organization that guides us to pack shoeboxes to give to very needy families around the world.  It also gives them the opportunity to learn about Jesus.

Shoeboxes are available at FBC, Kentwood.  They are under the stairwell to the balcony.  You may take one and follow the directions found inside the box.  I will be happy to answer any questions.  I’ve already packed some shoeboxes for David and me and will begin another set of boxes soon.  When you allow Operation Christmas Child to work in your heart, you just want to do more and more so children will have the greatest opportunity in their life, meeting Jesus!

Anna Lee

Friday

Be on your guard;

stand firm in the faith;

be courageous;

be strong.

~1 Corinthians 16:13~

 

 

Pray for M/M Buddy Morris and Ellen VandeVuss as they move ahead following the biopsy report.

 

 

Mr. Jimmy Tolar is in room 4418 at North Oaks.  His wife is by his side.

 

 

Mrs. Debbie Miller Wilkinson is home from MD Anderson.  Her cancer cells show minimal changes.  Debbie and her doctor consider that a miracle.

 

 

Pray for Mrs. Mason Carter (Angelicia) as she awaits surgery which will be soon.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • I Chron. 28-29
  • Job 19
  • I Cor. 12

 

 

Today’s Bible Study – Romans 13

 

 

Mark your calendar for July 21st – Mission Project Day!

 

 

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday at The Cafe at 11 A.M.

 

 

I’ve already packed my first group of shoeboxes.   I keep getting ideas in my head about more boxes and am anxious to do more.  I choose to pack boxes for the older boys and girls because that is the group that receives the least number of boxes.  I love the idea of helping little children have an opportunity to hear about Jesus and to receive gifts they would not normally receive.  It’s amazing how much can be stuffed in a “shoebox”!   Shoeboxes are available under the stairwell to the balcony.  They contain papers you need to read and to remove from the shoeboxes before packing.  The label is already on the top of the box.  You can give me your filled shoeboxes any time.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Wednesday

I know many of you have missed me.  I missed you and my computer service more.  It’s a long story, but I just got back on, the first time since Sunday morning.

 

“If God gives us wealth and property and lets us enjoy them, we should be grateful and enjoy what we have worked for.

It is a gift from God.” 

~Ecclesiastes 5:19 GNT~

 

 

 

Josiah Huckaby is at home!!!!!

So I’m a little slow getting this update posted…but Josiah got to come home Monday evening!!! He’s doing great & loving being at home! We have been very busy trying to get things unloaded & organized, as well as trying to keep up with his crazy med list & schedule but I feel like we are starting to work out some kinks in our routine. It hasn’t been easy and frankly I’m exhausted but it is completely worth it…and I was able to get some much needed sleep last night! To God be the glory!!! 😁       KK

 

 

I talked with Eleanor last night.  She and Buddy Morris were still home waiting.  I’ll post an update when I know they are back at the hospital.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Monday
    • Reflect on God as Living Waters
  • Tuesday
    • I Chron. 19-21
    • Ps. 77
    • I Cor. 9
  • Wednesday
    • I Chron. 22-24
    • Job 18
    • I Cor. 10

 

James E. Cormier

January 02, 1951 – June 16, 2018

James E. Cormier, a resident of Holden passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at his home. He was born January 2, 1951 in Lafayette and was 67 years of age. He was a member of Hillsdale Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Jane Mitchell, Holden; son, Anthony Cormier, Jackson, LA as well as many other sons, daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Cathy Macaluso, Ponchatoula, and Sister Seals, Tylertown, MS; 4 brothers, Mike Cormier, Denham Springs, Terry Tullos, Amite, Jr. Tullos, Albany, and Dicky Tullos, Walker. Preceded in death by his son, Joseph Cormier; parents, Burleigh Cormier and Edolia Smith. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m on Monday, June 18, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Bruce McKenzie and Rev. Don Bassett. Interment Hillsdale Cemetery, Hillsdale. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Barbara Jean Whitlock Belser

January 22, 1933 – June 16, 2018

Barbara Jean Whitlock Belser passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Georgetown, Texas. She was born on January 22, 1933 in Bronson, Texas to Carl Fisher Whitlock and Mabel Royer Whitlock. She was a graduate of St. Mary Nursing School in Galveston, Texas, during which time she met on a blind date Robert Dewey “Bob” Belser, who was attending the University of Texas Medical School, also in Galveston. The two married on June 26, 1953 in Beaumont, Texas. Following his graduation from medical school, Bob joined the U.S. Navy Medical Corp. During the course of his navy career, Bob and Barbara would be stationed at various naval bases in the continental United States and eventually in Sasebo, Japan. While Bob continued his medical service, Barbara served as a navy wife and mother. Following his naval career, Bob and Barbara moved to Greensburg, Louisiana, where Bob continued in private medical practice and Barbara would later work at the St. Helena Parish Nursing Home. Their children attended Greensburg High School and Oak Forest Academy. Bob and Barbara later lived in Round Rock, Texas briefly, before returning to Greensburg. Following Bob’s death, Barbara would move to Georgetown, Texas, where she died.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 52 years; and her only brother, Paul Clinton Whitlock.

She is survived by her children: Robert Dewey “Bobby” Belser, Jr. and wife Mary Jo of Greensburg, Louisiana; Viki Belser Johnson and husband Johnny of Georgetown, Texas; Pamela Gaye Belser of Georgetown, Texas; Carla Belser Weathersbee and husband Byron of Salado, Texas; and David Bryan Belser and wife Shelli of Round Rock, Texas. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren: Christen Johnson Bedair and husband Casey Bedair and their daughter, Luka; Allison Johnson Holt and husband Heath Holt and their children, Rosie and Hudson; Matthew Belser; Christopher Belser and fiancée Emily ; Robert “Bo” Weathersbee and wife Julie; Brittney Weathersbee; Casey Weathersbee Spears and husband Koby; Colton Belser; and Braden Belser.

Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Greensburg, LA on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., followed by services to be conducted by Barbara’s son-in-law Byron Weathersbee and grandson Matthew Belser. Internment will be at the Greensburg Cemetery, where Barbara will be laid to rest next to her husband.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First Baptist Church of Greensburg, PO Box 37, Greensburg, LA 70441 (www.fbcgreensburg.webs.com) and Legacy Family Ministries, 7574 FM 1123, Belton, TX 76513 (www.legacyfamily.org). McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

Charles W. “Charlie” Hanks

July 16, 1932 – June 19, 2018

Charles W. “Charlie” Hanks, a resident of Greensburg, LA passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at his home. He was born July 16, 1932 in Clinton, LA and was 85 years of age. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a pipeline mechanic and a great tinkerer. He loved country music and a stiff drink from time-to-time. He is survived by his son, Charles Kevin Hanks, New York, NY; 2 sisters, Ruth Chiasson, Thibodaux, LA; Kathy Labat, Raceland, LA; and three nephews and two nieces. He was preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Bond Hanks; father, Toler Hanks; mother, Elizabeth Hanks. The family would like to extend a special thanks and gratitude to Oscar and Dawn Bridges for their devoted love and friendship for Mr. Charlie as well as a thanks to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Lisa King, and Jackie Smith. In addition, a special thank you to Ramona Powers for the brightness she brought to Charles’ life in his twilight years. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018. Services conducted by Joshua Conleay. Interment Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Friday Morning Bible Study – 10 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall of FBC, Kentwood

 

 

“Young” Ladies Birthday Party – Tuesday at The Cafe at 11 A.M.

 

 

I will be working on OCC materials tomorrow.  If you would like to help me, please call me this afternoon or evening.

 

 

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VBS continues in some of our local churches.

 

 

It’s good to be back!

Anna Lee