So don’t get tired of doing what is good.

Don’t get discouraged and give up,

for we will reap a harvest of blessing

at the appropriate time.

~Galatians 6:9 (NLT)~

David Lockwood, husband of Sumner teacher Phyllis Lockwood, is hospitalized with complications of radiation. He and his family need our prayers.

Jan Hammons

Please be in prayer for the Gideons this Monday. We will be going into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail to distribute Bible’s and New Testaments.

Thanks, Harrell and Susie

Please continue to pray for Jesse Dean’s sisters.

Patsy Benefield is in Kentwood Rehab. She is having back problems and can’t walk. Theresa Cutrer is in Southwest in McComb. She has a severe colon infection. They are both better, but still have a long way to go to be well.

Majel Dean

Jan Yarborough’s brother-in-law is doing well. Jan’s sister was to have surgery yesterday. Please continue to pray for this family.

Please continue to pray for Charley and Katheryn Kuss as they deal with health issues. Thank God for the sweet spirit they possess even in times of difficulty.

As always, there are several others who have concerns in their life that need to be addressed with prayer. Please always remember to take some time to remember the unspoken requests.

Somehow I managed to not mention that the Nason family lost a brother in North Mississippi the end of last week. Pray for Dorothy Gill, Theople Hurst, Mike Nason, and Bobbie Magee as well as other family members as they deal with the loss.

Havre Maru Newman Klein
Havre Maru Newman Klein of New Orleans passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2008. She was 85, born April 9, 1923, in Osyka, Miss., to Dennis and Leola Newman. She was a graduate of Joseph Kohn High School and Soule Business College. Mrs. Klein was a retired secretary, having worked in the construction industry for many years. Havre Maru is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Elvin Frank Klein; as well as numerous other loving family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home Chapel, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, on Saturday, June 7, at noon, with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. To sign and view the family guestbook, please visit

FBC, Kentwood will not have regular Sunday night worship during the months of June and July.


“At te name of Jesus every knee should bow…” Philippians 2:10

Mike Benson, Editor


“HERE IS A great eternal truth…

Life cannot be divided into compartments in some of which God is involved and in others of which He is not involved; there cannot be one kind of language in the church and another kind of language in the shipyard or the factory or the office; there cannot be one kind of conduct in the church and another kind of conduct in the business world. The fact is that God does not need to be invited into certain departments of life, and kept out of others. He is everywhere, all through life and in every activity of life. He hears not only the words which are spoken in His name; He hears all words; and there cannot be any such thing as a form of words which evades bringing God into any transaction. We will regard all promises as sacred if we remember that all promises are made in the presence of God.” (William Barclay)

“That you may approve the things that are excellent,

that you may be sincere and without offense

till the day of Christ.”

~Philippians 1:10~


So don’t get tired of doing what is good.

Don’t get discouraged and give up,

for we will reap a harvest of blessing

at the appropriate time.

~Galatians 6:9 (NLT)~

Anna Lee

Thursday Addition

From the Sharkey family:

Tom Boberg, a NC Renewal Coordinator, called this morning to let his Lay Renewal family know that his daughter Angel will probably not live through this day.

Many of you know of her long battle with cancer. Please keep Tom and Brenda in your prayers especially today.

Tom & Brenda Boberg

Farmville, NC 27828

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:6-7


Surely your goodness and unfailing love

will pursue me all the days of my life,

and I will live in the house of the Lord


~Psalm 23:6 (NLT)~

Pray for the family of Justin Mixon. Justin was killed in Iraq at the end of last week. His father is pastor of Friendship Baptist Church.

Please keep the following people on your prayer list:

  • Chuck Pittman
  • Blanch Wheat
  • Richard Dunn
  • Randy Fairburn
  • Aubrey Perry
  • Joann Carter
  • Linda Longoria
  • Darren Fairburn
  • Charley Kuss
  • Nat McKinney
  • Jimmie Shaw

Baptist Press

June 4, 2008

MINNESOTA–McCain & Obama: Where they stand on the issues.

CALIFORNIA–Calif. court won’t delay ‘gay marriage’ ruling.

IOWA–Relief workers still on call in Iowa.

TENNESSEE–Poll: Americans split on if homosexuality is sin.

NEW YORK–‘Fox on Faith’ podcast available.

TENNESSEE–SBC seminaries send forth their graduates.

LOUISIANA–Ph.D. couple sustained by God’s call.

GEORGIA–EDUCATION BRIEFS: NOBTS opens 3rd prison program; …

TENNESSEE–Dockery calls for consensus, renewal.

NORTH CAROLINA–Bob Carey to lead photographers’ assoc.

KANSAS–FIRST-PERSON (Phil Boatwright): Kirk Cameron is ‘Still Growing.’


FBC, Kentwood

Outrigger Island

June 9-13

Call the church office to register. (229-8111)

Cookies and Kool-Aid can be donated.

T-Shirts are now available – $6.00 each

Family Night – Friday, June 13th at 7 P.M. Please being homemade cookies and brownies.

Harold D. “H” Henderson, Sr.
(August 15, 1931 – June 4, 2008)

Mr. Harold D. “H” Henderson, Sr. died Wednesday,June 4, 2008 at 12:40PM at Hood Memorial Hospital, Amite. He was 76, a native and resident of Amite. Visitation will be at McKneely & Vaughn Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM, Friday, June 6, 2008 and Saturday, June 7, 2008 from 8:00AM until Religious Services at 11:00AM in the Funeral Home Chapel. Services conducted by the Rev. Mike Foster. Interment will be in Amite Memorial Gardens. Survived by: Son, Harold D. Henderson, Jr. and wife, Laura Leigh-Amite. 2 Daughters, Kathy Walker Rispone and husband, Jerry-Amite; Bonnie Sue Walker-Tickfaw; Grandchildren, Melissa Blair Rispone Latino and husband, Benny-Hammond, Jerry Vincent “Jero” Rispone, Jr., Amite, Hollie Dean Henderson, Amite, Harold Daniel Henderson, III-Amite; Great Grandson, Benny Joseph Latino, IV-Hammond. Preceded in death by; Parents, William L. & Minnie C. Henderson, First Wife, Ruby Dean Henderson, Second Wife, Donis P. Henderson and a Brother, Leslie “Jr” Henderson. An on-line Guestbook is available at Funeral Home is located at I-55N and HWY 16W next to Coggins-Gentry Ford.


The story is told of a hospital’s Intensive Care ward where patients always died in the same bed, on Sunday morning, at about 11 a.m., regardless of their medical condition. This puzzled the doctors and some even thought that it had something to do with the supernatural. No one could solve the mystery… as to why the deaths occurred around 11 a.m. on Sundays.

So a world-wide team of experts was assembled to investigate the cause of the incidents. The next Sunday morning, a few minutes before 11 a.m., all doctors and nurses nervously wait outside the ward to see for themselves, what the terrible phenomenon was all about. Some were holding wooden crosses, prayer books and other holy objects to ward off the evil spirits.

Just when the clock struck 11… Pookie Johnson, the part-time Sunday sweeper, entered the ward and unplugged the life support system so that he could use the vacuum cleaner.

The story isn’t true (despite what you may have heard to the contrary). But the principle is an important one — where there is no power, the results can be deadly.

I am reminded of what Jesus said to the Sadducees when they came to him asking a question about the resurrection. They asked the question — involving a convoluted situation with a man who married seven women who all died — because they hoped to demonstrate to Jesus that there could not possibly be a resurrection from the dead.

Jesus response was this: “”You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.” (Matthew 22:29).

Any time we deny (or limit) the power of God — denying what He can do if He wants to — we find ourselves on dangerous ground. The New Testament is filled with passages which emphasize God’s power. There is power in the gospel (Rom. 1:16), power in the message of the cross (I Cor. 1:18), and power in the resurrection of Christ (I Cor. 6:14).

If you’re noticing that others are spiritually dying around you (or maybe even that you yourself are dying), maybe it’s time to check the “power source.” Are you connected to the One through whom our power comes?

May you be filled with a knowledge of “the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,” (Eph. 1:19-20). Don’t underestimate (or unplug yourself from) the great power of our God!

Have a great day!

Alan Smith
Helen Street Church of Christ
Fayetteville, North Carolina

Stay connected!

Anna Lee


“In the day of my trouble I will call upon You,

for You will answer me.”

~Psalm 86:7~



MISSIONARY PERSONAL NEEDS. “Return, O LORD! How long? And have compassion on Your servants” (Psalm 90:13, NKJV). Missionaries often pray this verse, perhaps without even realizing it. When a new missionary moves to a country and starts settling in, they might think the first task to accomplish is getting a phone. After several trips to the phone company and experiencing interminably long lines, the priority may change–and I’m sure the missionary has often prayed, “O Lord! How long?” The same missionary begins language training and learns word after word after word, and then proudly heads to the market to shop. How frustrating to have the sentences so well formed–”I would like one kilo of tomatoes please”–then not understand the clerk’s response! Again, the missionary prays, “O Lord! How long?” Suddenly one day, the missionary looks around to realize that the phone has been hooked up and the language flows pretty easily. God has answered prayer. But that Scripture passage is still needed. National friends and co-workers do not know Jesus. They may have heard the Word of God, but it is falling upon deaf ears. Many have never had a chance to hear, and the missionary longs for more opportunities, more hours in the day to share. “O Lord! How long?…Have compassion on Your servants….And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands” (Psalm 90:13, 17b).

Baptist Press

(I only included three Baptist Press articles, but I suggest you read all three. Your heart will be touched.)

June 3, 2008

KENYA–As Kenya strife eases, refugee still suffer.

CHINA–China quake assessment focuses on pure water.

KENYA–FIRST-PERSON (Sue Sprenkle): A child’s scream in a Kenyan shack. you like sports or have an interest in Christian athletes, you may enjoy read about Tim Tebow.

Mr. John W. Notariano, 47, died June 2, 2008 at the Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, McComb, MS. Visitation will be at McKneely & Vaughn Funeral Home, Amite, on Thursday, June 5, 2008 from 5:00PM until 9:00PM and from 8:00AM until Religious Services at 10:00AM, Friday, June 6, 2008 at the Funeral Home Chapel. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper. Interment will be at the Wilmer Baptist Church Cemetery. He is survived by his Wife, Sherri Creel Notariano, Kentwood; Son, John Phillip Notariano & Wife, Mandy, Amite; 2 Daughters, Stacy Notariano Costa & Husband, Eric, Independence; Kylie Callihan Sharkey & Husband, Danny, Kentwood; 3 Grandchildren, Savanna Klair Notariano, Luca Andrew Costa, Klinton Rilee Sharkey; Special Nephew, Kole Graham; 2 Brothers, Charles “Pat” Notariano & Wife, Bobbie, Loranger; Anthony Notariano & Wife, Elaine, Ponchatoula; 3 Sisters, Gloria “Gay” Notariano Huber & Husband, Eddie, Hammond; Kathy Notariano Apperson & Husband, Mark, Robert; Rose Ann Notariano Zimbro & Husband, Marvin, Ponchatoula; Numerous Nieces & Nephews & Extended Family. Preceded in death by Parents: Anthony & Millie Pierson Notariano, and a Nephew. An on-line Guestbook is available at Funeral Home is located at I-55 and Hwy16W next to Coggins-Gentry Ford.



“At the name of Jesus every knee should bow…” (Philippians 2:10).
Mike Benson, Editor



This morning you woke up tired and grumpy, and things haven’t gone right from that moment. You took the dog out and he wouldn’t come back in, so you spent a lot of time coaxing him in the house. Either you didn’t have time for breakfast, or it burned. Traffic on the way to work was horrific. Now you’ve opened up your computer, and it’s giving you one of those messages that you can’t interpret but you know means you can’t do your work until you find out what’s wrong.

We all have days that go awry, ones where we’d like to be able to go back to bed, pull the covers over our heads, and sleep away twenty-four hours. It’s hard to recognize on tough days that this, too, is a day God made and one He made to benefit us. But unless the day is already gone, it’s not beyond repair. Turn around your less-than-impressive day by giving it back to God (Pamela McQuade).

“This is the day which the LORD has made,

we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

~Psm. 118:24~

Wednesday, hump day, may normally get you down. Don’t let that happen. God created Wednesdays for our benefit. Find the benefits!

Anna Lee

Tuesday Afternoon

Good News!

Jesse Dean is doing well enough with this knee that his knee doctor released him today. Thank God Jesse is doing so much better.

Frann S. Clark will have cataract surgery on the 5th. Please begin to pray for Frann as she prepares for, goes through, and recovers from this procedure.

Willie Murl Broome, Sr.
(November 5, 1936 – June 2, 2008)

Died at 10:08 p.m. on Monday, June 2, 2008 at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb, MS. He was a native of Foxworth, MS, a resident of Kentwood, LA and a retired Gunnery Seargent of the United States Marine Corps. Age 71 years. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Roland Broome, Kentwood; his daughters, Kelly Gingles and husband, Roger, Baton Rouge and Wendy Weigel, Baton Rouge; his sisters, Myron Elizabeth Parker, Poplarville, MS and Bessie Hayden, Amite; three grandchildren, Jeffery Weigel, Rachael Gingles and Melanie Zeringue. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Verna Broome; a son, Willie M. Broome, Jr. Arrangements are pending at this time.

Carolyn Sue Lauricelle
(December 22, 1957 – June 1, 2008) Mrs. Carolyn Sue Lauricelle died at 10:02AM, Sunday, June 1, 2008 at her residence in Loranger. She was 50 and a native of Independence. Visitation will be at the McKneely & Vaughn Funeral Home, Amite, on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 from 6:00PM until 9:00PM and from 8:00AM until Religious Services at 10:30AM, Thursday, June 5, 2008 at the Funeral Home Chapel. Services conducted by Bro. Bobby Carroll. Interment will be at the Arcola-Roseland Cemetery. She is survived by her Husband, Salvador Lauricelle, Smyrna, GA; 2 Daughters, Melissa Gragg, Power Springs, GA, Natasha Howell, Loranger; A Son, Christopher Lee, Natalbany; A Step-Son, Salvador Lauricelle, Jr., Independence; 2 Sisters, Debra Corkern, Hiram, GA, Charlotte Jones, Independence; 16 Grandchildren. Preceded in death by: Parents, William & Margie Carroll Jones, Previous Husband, David Gerald Anthony, Sister, Sandra Kay Jones, 1 Grandchild. She was “Big Heart” Loving Mom to All. An on-line Guestbook is available at Funeral Home is located at I-55 and Hwy16W next to Coggins-Gentry Ford.