Sunday

 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.

Now choose life, so that you and your children may live

~Deuteronomy 30:19~

Bible Reading Plan
  • Esther 3-4
  • Job 29
  • Galatians 3

 

Please continue to pray for Yvonne Birch as she “does nothing” for a few more days while waiting for by-pass surgery Wednesday in Covington.
Robbie  Lynn C. Kirby sent me this update on her mom, Linda Callihan.  She also posted it.  I’ll share for those who may not have seen it.
Mom has been healing and resting. The hardest part has been finding how to function while taking it slow. Those who know mom can chuckle at this. We have learned that after care is better by comparing week by week and not day by day. We are preparing for the next step of care per MD Anderson and radiation. The prayers, meals, donations, and other support has been amazing. Thank you.

 

 

 

Devon-and-A Shoebox

 

 

 

Reminders

  • Today is the day to announce the WMU “Show and Tell” meeting at Spring Creek Baptist Church tomorrow at 10 A.M.  We will all learn more about how we can be hands-on with our mission activities.  There will be crafts that everyone is capable of doing.  Come find the ones you want to do for missions.  The meeting will be followed by a covered dish lunch.
  • Saturday, we will have another project day for missions from nine to noon.  At the end of the meeting, you will be about to get a “shoebox” and get five items my out “stash”, including some of the items we have crafted on our project days.  You may want to bring some of the following items: medium size rocks to paint, clean, used t-shirts, highlighters, pony beads, hotel soaps, scissors, and pens.
  • The following Tuesday, July 24th, we will have out monthly “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe.  Ladies being honored this month are Bobbie Magee,Barbara Erwin, Janice Hornsby, Martha  Griffith, Debbie Bales, and Anne Hurst.  Please make a special effort to contact some ladies to remind them of our gathering.
  • The children who meet for missions on Wednesday nights are spending July doing mission projects.  They are enthusiastic about missions and about making things to share.  We meet at 6 P.M.  This Wednesday, they are encouraged to bring rocks which they will paint for a local mission project.

 

 

Have a wonderful day today studying God’s Word and worshipping Him with others.  Sunday School begins at 9:15 and worship at 10:30.

Anna Lee

 

 

Saturday

“Enter through the narrow gate.

For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  

But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

Matthew 7:13-14

 

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Esther 1-2
  • Ps. 86
  • Gal. 2

 

 

Leon Chambers

February 21, 1933 – July 12, 2018

Leon Chambers, a resident of Independence, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018. He was born February 21, 1933 in Independence and was 85 years of age. He is survived by his sisters in law, Bertha J. Rockport and Janice Chambers, both of New Orleans;and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Joyce Johnson Chambers; mother, Edna Blackwell; father, Horace L. Chambers; brothers, Wilbert, Byron, Holland, and Joseph Chambers; and his sister, Edna Mae Sweeney. Graveside Services will be held at Loranger Community Cemetery, Loranger at 10:30 AM Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Dale Ziebarth. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

Robert Frank Munch, Sr.

September 13, 1947 – July 11, 2018

Robert Frank Munch, Sr., a resident of Amite, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018. He was born September 13, 1947 in Algiers and was 70 years of age. He was an electrician most of his life and worked mostly for Rufus Tingle Construction in Mandeville. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Norma Munch; son, Robert Frank Munch, Jr. and wife Katrina; daughter, Norma Jean Ploof and husband, Dennis; 6 grandchildren, Mindy Schexnaydre and husband, Josh, Matthew Kolb, J.J. Munch and wife, Lauren, Brittany Phares and husband, Wade, Whittney Munch and Laila Munch; 2 great grandchildren, Jaxon Schexnaydre and Hadleigh Munch; and his 2 sisters, Deborah Lee Munch and Deborah Ann Lyons. Preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Virginia Munch; and his brother, Jimmy Drachenberg. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Connie Travis Jenkins

September 16, 1951 – July 13, 2018

Connie Travis Jenkins, a resident of McComb, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018 at McComb Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born September 16, 1951 in Clinton, LA and was 66 years of age. She is survived by the love of her life, Jerry Jenkins; 3 children, Ruston Jenkins and wife, Shea, Kipp Jenkins and wife, Stacy, and Johanna White and husband, Patrick, all of McComb; grandchildren, Justin, Jon Avery and Aidan Jenkins, Kade, Kody and Kasy Jenkins, and Britt, Charlie and Isabella White; 2 sisters, Valerie Lane and husband, Bob, and Barbara Carter and husband, Clay; and her brother, Huey “Bubba” Travis and wife, Lori. Preceded in death by her parents, Huey and Polly Travis. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 12 Noon until religious services at 3 PM Saturday, July 14, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Rick Kennedy. Interment Pine Ridge Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Reminders
  • WMU – Show and Tell Mission Crafts – Monday at 10 at SCBC – Potluck Lunch
  • Mission Projects Day – Saturday – 9-Noon –  Fellowship Hall
  • “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – 24th at 11 A.M. at The Cafe
  • Children on Mission – Wednesdays at 6 P.M.
  • Sunday School – 9:15
  • Worship Services – 10:30 and 6 P.M. on Sundays
  • Prayer Meeting – 6 P.M. on Wednesdays

 

 

New Sunday School Class for College/Career Age – This class meeting is in the house  across the road from the fellowship hall.  They are currently having a different teacher each week.  Then, they will vote on the teacher they want to keep.  That is a new process to me, but it seems to work for them.

 

 

Thanks to those of you who donated T-shirts for jump-ropes.  You will be amazed when you see all the ways we have used them.

Anna Lee

Friday

Love the Lord your God with all your heart

and with all your soul

and with all your mind

and with all your strength.’

~Mark 12:30~

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Neh. 11-13
  • Job 28
  • Gal. 1

 

 

The Mission Church volunteers in Haiti have been able to successfully leave Haiti.  All those who were in Haiti when the unrest began, are thankful for your prayers.

 

 

Phillip Strickland needs to be added back to our prayer list.

 

 

Jacob Yarborough has now had his second treatment.  Pray for him and his family, please.

 

 

 

Brenda Russell asks for prayers for her daughter, Jana, again.  She has an infection and shingles.

 

 

 

Pray for Amy Tolar.  Her mom, Julia Valentine, passed away.

Julia Ann Valentine

November 12, 1951 – July 10, 2018
Born in Knoxville, TN
Resided in Punta Gorda, FL

 

 

Today is a good day to “Count Your Many Blessings”.

Anna Lee

 

 

Thursday

…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:2

 

 

Pray for Glenda Harrell as she is having a heart issue and will possibly need a stent.

 

 

Elizabeth Faye Bennett

February 09, 1939 – July 10, 2018

Elizabeth Faye Bennett, a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at The Carpenter House in Baton Rouge. She was born February 9, 1939 in New Orleans and was 79 years of age. She was an active member of Pine Ridge United Methodist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed taking care of her family. She is survived by her two daughters, Karen Sue Corrick and husband, Scott, Pride, and Jennifer Bennett Wolford and husband, John, Powhatan, VA; son, Greg Bennett and wife, Emily, Brookhaven, MS; 8 grandchildren and her great granddaughter. Preceded in death by her husband, Nathan J. Bennett; parents, Daniel and Elizabeth Addison Brabham; son, David Bradley Bennett; and her granddaughter, Kaylee Elizabeth Bennett. Visitation at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Michael Townsend. Interment Pine Ridge Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Eddie Clayton Welch (1932 – 2018)

Eddie Clayton Welch, 86, of Kentwood, passed away, Tuesday , July 10, 2018 at St. Helena Parish Hospital in Greensburg, LA. He was born January 8, 1932 in Gillsburg, MS. He was the son of Eddie and Olevia Frazier Welch. He was a retired forester beginning his career with Crown Zellerbach. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Eddie enjoyed gardening and working with honey bees. His favorite pastime was riding and sightseeing, riding his golf cart in the woods and was a devoted country music fan. He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, E.H. Welch of Kentwood; three sisters, Willie Murl Welch, Dorothy Nell Welch Connelly and Joyce Welch who passed away as an infant. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Wilma Cutrer Smith Welch of Kentwood: his children, Bonnie Welch Sonnier of Pride, Debbie Welch Marionneaux of Lutcher, Edward W. Welch of Denham Springs, Liz Welch Smith and husband, Lonny Smith of Lottie and Wayne Smith and wife, Margaret Smith of Liberty, MS; two brothers and their spouses, James and Murline Welch and Walter and Ella Welch all of Greensburg; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, cousins and nieces and nephews. Visitation is Thursday, July 12, at First Baptist Church in Kentwood from 11AM until services at 2PM with Bro. Darryl Miller officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Woodland cemetery under the direction of Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit. Pallbearers are Lonny Smith, Rob Cope, Jr. Blake Hamel, Wayne Smith, Wesley Holmes and Brock Hargis. Honorary pallbearer will be Edward Welch. Share condolences at sharkeyfuneralhome.com

 

Read the Bible

  • Neh. 8-10
  • Ps. 85
  • 2 Cor. 13

 

 

The next WMU meeting which will be about missions opportunities and crafting for missions. We will meet on Monday, July 16th, at Spring Creek Baptist Church at 10 A.M.  followed by a covered dish meal.  Bring someone with you. Bring samples of mission crafting you have done or plan to do. The can be for OCC Shoeboxes, mission trips, neighborhood missions, etc. The point is we can all learn from a good show-and-tell for missions. See you on the 16th.

 

 

Whose life will you influence today?

Anna Lee

 

Monday

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

~Isaiah 6:8~

 

 

Read the Bible – Today, we are to focus on God as our Refuge.  It is also a good day to catch up on any passages we missed this week.

 

 

 

Betty Simpson asked for prayers for Larry and Millie Dunn of Independence.  He has bone cancer.  She has pancreatic cancer.

 

 

Buddy Morris had a number of tests last week.  Today he gets the lab results.  Tomorrow he learns the treatment plan the doctors have developed for him.  Please be in prayer for the family.

 

 

Debbie Bales will be having a nuclear stress test early today.  Pray she is able to release some of her anxiety about the test and that all goes well.

 

 

 

July 2 post from Taylor Creek Baptist Church

Would you please pray for our missions team as they prepare for the mission trip to Haiti? A team of 4 from TCBC, will join a combined total of 30 people from local churches, leaving this Thursday to serve in Haiti for 5 days. We will be assisting in VBS, construction, preaching in local churches, and teaching breakout sessions to local pastors. We will be updating throughout the trip as much as possible. Thank you

Yesterday’s post from Taylor Creek Baptist Church

FROM THE HAITI MISSION TEAM:

Good morning from Haiti. Things are quiet here in Port Au Prince this morning. As a precaution, the team will remain in our missionary compound again today. We are hoping to resume our mission efforts on Monday. All is well and we are in very good hands. Much of our day yesterday was spent relaxing by the pool. The president of Haiti has released the gas hikes and we are hopeful things here will get back to normal.

Today, we have a unique opportunity to worship with other mission teams from around the US. There are just over 100 of us staying here together.

 

 

Rev. Tommy Smith of FBC, Greensburg will soon be moving to Franklinton where he will be the pastor at Hillcrest Baptist Church.  Please pray for the two churches and Bro. Tommy’s family as they leave Greensburg where he has served for 5 1/2 years.

 

 

The children of FBC, Kentwood and five chaperones left yesterday for summer camp.  Pray each one grows in the Lord and that everyone is safe.

 

 

 

Van Earl Ballard, Sr.

August 28, 1924 – July 07, 2018

A resident of the Mount Nebo Community passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at St. Helena Parish Hospital in Greensburg. He was born August 28, 1924 in Amite and was 93 years of age. He was a WWII Veteran of the U. S. Navy and retired 32 years from Louisiana State Penitentiary of Angola. He loved fishing, hunting, and attending football games at Oak Forest Academy and LSU. His greatest pride was his two grandsons. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty Ballard; daughter, Cheryl Ballard Chadwick; son, Michael Ballard and wife, Diane; grandsons, Boddy and Colby Chadwick. Preceded in by his parents, Guy Henry Ballard and Alberta Lawrence Ballard; son, Van Earl Ballard, Jr., brothers and sisters, Angus Ballard, Taylor Ballard, Guy “Pete” Ballard, Jr., Winfred “Toots” Ballard, Elma Rae “Tot” Van Dyke, Glenn Ballard, Jewell Ballard Martin, Troy Ballard, and Shelton “Shell” Ballard. Special thanks to his caregivers, Polly Hodges and Lynn Cernich for their faithful and dedicated care to our father. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Interment Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

What an awesome God we serve!  May we always be able to remember His timing is always perfect.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Sunday

 Love must be sincere.

Hate what is evil; cling to what is good

~Romans 12:9~

 

Haiti Protests  –  https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/haiti/article214490259.html

Pray for the young soccer players and rescuers as divers begin attempt to remove some of them from the cave where they have been trapped.

 

 

Thomas “Cotton” McCaa

December 17, 1932 – July 04, 2018

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/thomas-mccaa?fh_id=10545

 

 

 

One week from tomorrow – Show and tell of mission projects/crafts at Spring Creek Baptist Church at 10 A.M.

 

 

Read the Bible 

  • Neh. 1-3
  • Job 26
  • 2 Cor. 10

 

 

How are you giving this day back to the Lord today?

Anna Lee

Friday

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free.

But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh ; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

~Galatians 5:13~

 

 

Let’s look at that last phrase – Serve one another humbly in love.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Ezra 7-8
  • Job 25
  • 2 Cor. 8

 

 

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

 

 

Baptist Message – http://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

Thomas “Cotton” McCaa

December 17, 1932 – July 04, 2018

Thomas “Cotton” McCaa, was born on December 17th, 1932 in Greenville, Mississippi and finally gained his Independence on July 4th, 2018. A true patriot, Thomas was a military man, serving his country for twenty eight years in the United States Air Force, decorated for his valor in the Vietnam War and serving around the world. He retired to the Greensburg, Louisiana area where he resided for 20+ years. Thomas is survived by his son, T.J. McCaa of La Quinta, California and a daughter from a previous marriage, Robbie Sue Abels of Kosciusko, Mississippi. He leaves behind two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Thomas was a member of The Masonic Lodge #96 of St. Helena. Visitation at Day’s United Methodist Church, Greensburg, from 9:00AM until religious services at 10:00AM on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Larry D. Robertson. Interment Day’s Cemetery, Greensburg. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Serve one another humbly in love.

Anna Lee