Tuesday

“Your attitude must be like my own, for I, the Messiah, did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give my life as a ransom for many.” 

~Matthew 20:28 TLB~

 

 

Thankfulness: Day 12.  David’s blood level was 9.3 yesterday, not bad since he had not had Procrit for two weeks.  He got it yesterday and already has orders to get it next week.  We had not heard of Procrit this time last year, but are so thankful we have had the opportunity to have David benefit from it.  Can you imagine the medical scientists who worked to develop and test this drug to help people?  We run to the pharmacy or the doctor for medications that benefit us without thinking about the long process of developing them and getting them to us when we need them.  Today, I am thankful for David’s access to this and other medications.  I”m also very thankful they are available to others too.

 

 

 

Burrell J. Carter

June 17, 1935 – November 11, 2019

The Honorable Burrell J. Carter, born June 17, 1935, passed away on November 11, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. Judge Carter was a lifelong resident of Greensburg, Louisiana. He was married to Helen Bridges Carter for over 60 years. Judge Carter graduated from Greensburg High School as Valedictorian in 1953 and attended LSU and LSU Law School, graduating first in his law school class of 1958. He served in the Army during the Berlin Missile Crisis and rose to the rank of Captain. He practiced law in Greensburg until 1974, when he was appointed District Judge, 21st Judicial District, where he served until being elected to the First Circuit Court of Appeal. He served as Chief Judge of the First Circuit Court of Appeal for over 10 years, overseeing the planning and construction of the First Circuit building on Capitol Lake. He retired in 2012 but continued to serve on ad hoc appointments to many courts, including on multiple occasions, the Louisiana Supreme Court.

His civic pursuits were widespread including being elected Mayor of Greensburg at 21 years of age, and he served as President of the Southeastern Louisiana University Foundation, Adjutant General of the State American Legion, Chairman of the Greensburg United Methodist Church Administrative Board for over 30 years, President of the 21st Judicial District Bar Association, and three-term Chairman of he Louisiana Conference of Court of Appeal Judges. Judge Carter also contributed many articles to national and state legal journals.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen Bridges Carter, son, Representative Robby Carter and his wife, Kerry Anthony, daughter, Libby Peak and her husband, Craig, grandchildren Taylor Carter Peak, M.D., Captain David Kramer Peak, M.D., Robert Burrell Carter, Helen Ruth Carter, and Jessica C. Ledet, J.D. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert T. Carter and Elizabeth J. Carter. Judge Carter was especially proud of the accomplishments of his family, whom he loved dearly.

Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, Louisiana, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 and at Greensburg United Methodist Church from 9:00 a.m. until funeral services at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Ken Reed, Rev. Don Lum, Rev. A. W. O’Quinn, and Fr. Mark Beard. Burial will follow in Greensburg Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his three grandsons, Julius Freidman, Bimbo Relan, Marshall Harvin, Ricky Webb, and Justice Jeff Hughes. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gov. John Bel Edwards, Gov. Mike Foster, Gov. Edwin Edwards, Judge Bob Downing, Judge Walter Lanier, Sr. , Judge Kenneth Fogg, Judge Janice Clark, Judge Billy Kline, Judge Duke Welch, Judge Zorraine Waguespack, Chief Judge Gene Thibodeaux, Chief Judge Charles Jones, Chief Justice Bernette Johnson, Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain, John Gallaspy, Ed Walters, Don Carmouche, Senator Cleo Fields, Ken Johnston, Dr. Nollie Felts, Frank Johnson, Dr. Randy Moffett, Randy Webb, District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, Joey Guzzardo, and Johnny McClendon.

Special thanks to Shirley Lee, Wendy Webb, Lisa Foreman, Lisa King, and the staff of the Ochsner Cancer Center.

 

 

 

Anna Catalanotto Schillage

May 22, 1920 – November 11, 2019

 A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. She was born May 22, 1920 in Amite, LA and was 99 years of age. She is survived by daughter, Kathy Faison; son, Joseph J. Schillage, Jr.; 3 grandchildren, Julie Schillage, Chris Faison and Cristie Kent; great grandchildren, Cole, C.J. and Lilly Faison, Easton and Jaxson Calogero; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Schillage, Sr.; parents, Mike and Anna Campo Catalanotto; 9 brothers and sisters, Charlie Catalanotto, Joe Catalanotto, Bill Catalanotto, Jake Catalanotto, Vince Catalanotto, John Catalanotto, Mary Cavaretta, Lilly Campo and Cat Catalanotto. Graveside Services will be held at Colonial Mausoleum, at 10:00AM Thursday, November 14, 2019. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

From Wyoming to the World with Love

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Please contact me today if you can work one or more two hour shifts for the collection of “shoeboxes” during the week of November 11-25.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 12 – I Chronicles 16: 8-14

 

 

 

Warning: We are under a wind advisory today as that old North Wind blows in some extremely cold weather tonight.  Get prepared today!  

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Saturday

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD.

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

~Isaiah 1:18 (NIV)~

 

 

 

I think we need to pray about the cold weather which is expected soon.  Be prepared.  Stay in when the roads are icy.  Stay warm.  Who do you need to pray for during this extra cold season?  Who do you need to help in some way?  Make good decisions!

 

 

 

Louisiana is leading the state in flu cases!  That fact, plus David’s compromised immune system, caused us to decide to limit our crowd exposures for a while.  We plan to miss services at church Sunday mornings.  David does not have a new problem, but we are hoping to prevent one.  We are trying to keep him as healthy as we can.

 

 

 

Please pray for our friends, Cete and Ruby Dillon.  She is not feeling her best.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 9 – Psalm 100: 1-5

 

 

 

Begin to pray for us as we make plans for the Operation Christmas Child Collection Center which will be receiving shoeboxes November 18 – 25.

 

 

 

It’s time to cook some winter foods.  Enjoy them this week.  Pray for those who do not have proper food, clothing, or heat.  If you know of a need, please call the church office or someone whom you think can help out.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

Sleep didn’t come my way, so I am up tonight writing this for Monday.  If you are awake too, please pray I will be able to sleep some soon.

 

 

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.

Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

If you do this, you will experience God’s peace.” 

                                                           ~Philippians 4:6-7 NLT~

 

 

I want to mention three people to you tonight.

  • Smiley Conerly will be seeing a pulmonologist tomorrow.
  • Bryan Tate is in MD Anderson in Houston.
  • Ruby Dillon had a good day Sunday, the best day since she has been home from  the hospital.

 

 

Scripture Writing for October 7 – Jeremiah 33: 2-3

 

 

Mission Opportunities

  • Annual Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana
  • Collecting money for postage for shoeboxes – $9.00 per box
  • Packing party for Operation Christmas Child on October 26 at 6 P.M.
  • Two Rivers Associational WMU will meet at FBC, Kentwood this month

 

 

Thanks for praying about my sometimes crazy sleep patterns.  I usually don’t sleep during the day so wasted sleep time at night usually means I just lose the sleep.  

Anna Lee

The Lord’s Day

You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

~Psalm 16:11~

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child

Thank-you to those who came to help with painting shoeboxes yesterday.  We painted many sweet pictures for the children to enjoy each time they open their shoeboxes.  Everyone was surprised at how easy it was!  Even though we painted many boxes, we still have more to paint.  We will also begin to fold the flat boxes into the proper shoebox shape.

If you missed out, I hope to paint twice during the week and again on Saturday.  Your help would be wonderful.  You will be blessed.  Here’s my plan:

  • Tuesday at 8:30
  • Wednesday at 8:30
  • Saturday at 8:30

Let me know when you can come help, if you can plan ahead.  If you can’t figure our your schedule ahead of time, just come.   Mark your calendar now for the Christmas party the last Saturday in October.  That’s when we have our big packing party and fill those shoeboxes in preparation for shipping them.  Come be a part a of special night.

It will take $9.00 for postage for each box we pack.  We are collecting those funds now.  Your support will be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 22 – Psalm 51:7-12

 

 

 

Georgia Barnette Mission Offering – Day 8 – Grace Point Church in Destrehanhttps://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/#day8

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for Mrs. Ruby Dillon who remains at North Oaks.  It now appears she will be there through the weekend.  Pray for Mr. Cete too.  Thanks!

 

 

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Messagehttps://baptistmessage.com/

I know I shared some about Rev. Bill Ichter in the past.  Now, he is featured on the front page of the Baptist Message.  Please take time to read this article and to thank God for this wonderfully talented man of God.

 

 

 

Have a richly blessed day today!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

Follow God’s example,

therefore, as dearly loved children.

~Ephesians 5:1 (NIV)~

 

 

Carol Bennett Sealey is working hard to regain full use of her body.  I think all the years of competitive sports gives her the drive she needs to do more than the OT and PT suggest she does.  She certainly wants to get better and is improving.  Pray for her continued improvement.

 

 

 

My cousin, Scott Tolleson, who has Huntington’s Disease, had a mini stroke Sunday.  Scott is in his early 60’s.  He has improved since Sunday.  Pray for Scott and Brenda, his wife and caregiver.  They live in the Shreveport area.

 

 

 

Mrs. Ruby Dillon has not been feeling well because of nausea and dizziness.  Mr. Cete took her to North Oaks yesterday morning.  She is now in room 4012B.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 17 – Psalm 4: 1-8

 

 

 

Georgia Barnette Week of Prayer – Day 3

https://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/#day3

 

 

 

Don’t forget about the birthday cards for Lori Rhodes.  They can be mailed to her at 214 Sherwood Lane, Haughton LA, 71037.  Be sure to mail your card in the next week or so.

 

 

 

I hope you have your calendar marked to help paint the inside lid of the shoeboxes we will be sending this year.  It’s easy painting that any of you can do.  Meet at the church Saturday at 9:00  A.M.  You don’t have to bring anything but a warm heart and a smile.  Your work will bring a smile to the face of the children every time they open their boxes.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Monday

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

~Romans 6:23~

 

 

 

Bernadette Mae Cazes

Bernadette Mae Cazes, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away after a courageous 12-year battle with cancer at her home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the age of 74. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, William Cazes, Sr.; children, William Douglas Cazes, Jr. and wife Kimberly, Emmit Lloyd Cazes and wife Julie, Ralph Anthony Cazes and wife Heather, and Jeantile Deville and husband Buddy; grandchildren, Jessica, Blake, Tiffani, Brittani, Austin, Emmit, Jr., Macy, Mary, Ally, Brayden, Seth, Heidi, and Breanna; great-grandchildren, Blane, Jayda, Cali, Hadleigh, Henley, Jaxon, Zachary, Isabella, and Roman; siblings, Oscar Lee and wife Regina, and David Lee, Jr. and wife Toni; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Annie Mae Lee; and brother, Danny Venable. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs, LA on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at Seale Funeral Home on Monday, September 16, 2019 from 9 a.m. until Funeral Service at 12 p.m. Interment will follow at Killian Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be; Brayden Vines, Kevin Lee, Caleb Lee, Ross Lee, Rick Lee, Charles Danny Venable, Jr., Richard “Ricky” Venable, and Emmit Cazes, Jr. Please sign the online guestbook at www.sealefuneral.com.

 

 

 

 

Georgia Barnette Mission Offering for Louisiana

Day 1 (Yesterday) – https://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/

Day 2 (Today) – https://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/#day2

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for September 16 –  Proverbs 10:28 and 15:23

 

 

 

Thank-you to those who contributed to the Fall Food Round-Up for the LA Baptist Children’s Home.  Your items will be picked up this morning and be at the the children’s home tonight where they will be sorted, organized, and stored (probably) tomorrow.

 

 

 

The Two River’s WMU will meet this morning at 10:00in Hillsdale for a study of how the Georgia Barnette Offering is needed and used throughout the state.

 

 

 

I need some help Saturday morning at 9 A.M. at the fellowship hall.  We will be painting inside the tops of the shoeboxes that will soon be packed with items for boys and girls.  It is easier to do than to explain.  Join me at 9 A.M. and help bring some extra joy to children who receive our shoeboxes this year.  It will bring a smile every time they open their box.  Please consider coming to help.  Everyone who can hold a paint brush is welcome to join in Saturday.

 

 

 

Thank-you for reading, praying, and doing.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

“Here’s the lesson:

Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends.

Then, when your possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home . . .

If you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? . . .

You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.” 

~Luke 16:9, 11, 13 NLT~

 

 

 

Lori Rhodes and her husband, Keith, served with out youth at FBC a few years ago.  Now, Lori, who is sick, will be celebrating her 50th birthday on the 29th.  If you would like to wish her a happy birthday, you can send a card to her at 214 Sherwood Lane, Huaghton, LA 71037.  Let’s make sure the Kentwood area is represented with cards.  Please feel free to add her to your personal prayer list too.

 

 

 

Georgia Faye Garner Stafford

Amite, Louisiana

Oct 9, 1938 – Sep 13, 2019 (Age 80)

Georgia Faye Garner Stafford, a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Baton Rouge. She was born October 9, 1938 in Kentwood and was 80 years of age. She was the owner of Stafford Accounting and Tax Service in Kentwood for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Denise Stafford; 2 sons, Dwayne Stafford and wife, Kathy, and David Stafford and wife, Jean; 5 grandchildren, Ashlee Rae Stafford, Austin Stafford, Dawson Stafford, Caleb Stafford, and Avery Stafford; special niece, Jodi Meisner and husband, Beau, and their children, Cole, Quinn, Elizabeth, and Kade; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Ray Stafford; parents, George and Emily Phillips Garner; four sisters, Susanna Sibley, Lola Whitehead, Dorothy Travis, and Mary Jo Mergen White; three brothers, R. Edward Garner, Phillips Garner, and Jeffie Garner.  Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Rev. Michael Townsend. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Scripture Writing – September 15 – Philippians 4: 4-9

Reminders:

  1. Fall Food Round-Up for the LA Baptist Children’s Home The truck will be in Kentwood early tomorrow morning, so bring your donations in today.
  2. The Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting will be tomorrow at Hillsdale at 10 A.M.  It’ll be a great, informative meeting with Katie Huto McElveen speaking.
  3. Today begins our Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions.  I hope you will take your brochure home and use it to pray each day this week.  I think it will guide you heart as you give this year.
  4. Shoebox time is right around the corner.  We will plan to work painting pictures inside each box next week.  I assure you that your painting skill or lack of painting skill will not be a problem.  I have an easy method for those who think they can’t paint.  Meet in the fellowship hall at 9 A.M. Saturday.  Bring a smile and a willing spirit.  I’ll have everything else you need.

 

 

 

Let’s this Lord’s Day set the tone for the coming week.

Anna Lee