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

Saturday

My server works briefly in the early morning hours and suddenly goes off, so this will probably be it for the day.  It will be some time next week before we get the problem corrected.

 

“Where your treasure is,

there your heart will be also.”

~Matthew 6:21 NIV~

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 8
  • Psalm 91
  • Philippians 2

 

There are many people with health issues.  Here is a list of some of them.

  • Glenda Harrell came home, but still needs surgery.  Prayers are needed and appreciated.  She came home yesterday afternoon.
  • Rev. Bobby Spinks has done the pre-op work and is waiting for surgery next week.
  • Linda Callihan is scheduling her treatment (5 days a week for 5 weeks).
  • Buddy Morris has three days of chemo next week (Wednesday – Friday) in Covington.
  • Phillip Strickland continues to need our prayers.
  • Continue to pray for Jacob Yarborough’s family,
  • Buddy Waller needs our ongoing prayers.
  • Yvonne Birch is doing very well.

 

 

Of course, there are many who have issues other than health issues.  Please pray for God’s watch-care over each one of them.

 

Summer vacation is almost over for teachers and students.  Do your part to help a child/family who is struggling to prepare for the new school year.  Say special prayers for students who will be in a different school this year.

 

 

The Children in Action have learned there are several things we can do for missions – study, pray, give, and do.  During the month of July, we focused on “do”.   It has been a fun and productive month.  You may soon see some of the results of our efforts to share Jesus in Kentwood.

 

 

Tomorrow is God’s Day,  Be sure to give Him His day.

FBC, Kentwood

  • 9:15 – Sunday School for all ages
  • 10:30 – Morning Worship
  • 6:00 – Evening Worship and special classes for children and youth
  • Nursery always available during church services

Anna Lee

Friday

I’ve been having problems with internet connectivity, so this will be short.

 

“They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.

By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.” 

~1 Timothy 6:18-19 NLT~

 

David Bert Gray, CDR, SC, USN, Ret., 71, of Five Forks Road, died July 23, 2018. A native of Amite, LA, he was a retired Navy officer and CPA, and a member of New Branch Community Church in Windsor. CDR Gray said he already experienced heaven on earth starting with the day he met his loving wife Vickie. Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Victoria M. Gray; sons, CDR David B. Gray II (Christy) of Pickerington, OH, Jonathan Gray (Meredith) of Norfolk, VA; and daughters, Mary Shriver (Scott) of Charlottesville, Amy Rowe of Norfolk, and Lindsay Schrader (Paul) of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Sarah, Colby, Gabrielle, Andrew, Emily, Bryan and Cohen; sisters, Terry Voight of Amite, LA, Vera Brennan (Paul) of Kingston, NY; and brother, Lee Gray (Patsy) of Amite, LA. The family would like to thank the outstanding professionals of Sentara Obici and Norfolk General Hospital for their exceptional care for Bert while he was struggling with his various ailments over the last couple of years. A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 30, at 10:30 AM in New Branch Community Church, Windsor, VA by Pastor John Hunter. Burial will be in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, VA. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the NewBranch.net or Lion’s Club of Windsor, VA. http://www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com

 

 

Esther Alford Campbell

September 21, 1939 – July 25, 2018

Esther Alford Campbell,78, passed away July 25, 2018 at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.

Visitation will be Monday July 30, 2018 from 9:00 AM  until services at 11:00 AM at New Zion Baptist Church in Kentwood.   Bro. Robert “Bob” Simpson will officiate. Private burial will be in East Fork Cemetery in Amite, Co.  Hartman Jones Funeral Home in McComb will be in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Campbell was born September 21, 1939 in New Orleans, to Johnny P. Alford and Nannie Lea Frazier Alford.

Esther was a member of New Zion Baptist Church.  She attended Jefferson Baptist  Church in Baton Rouge.  She was a native of St. Helena Parish, but a resident of Baton Rouge, LA.  She loved living in the city, but she was most comfortable spending time at the camp in Mississippi.  She spent many hours watching the deer and the birds.  She loved life and her family.  She will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved her.

Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Clifton Campbell of Baton Rouge; her daughter and son-in-law, Debra Lynn Campbell Portier and Thomas of Roseland, LA; a brother and sister-in-law, Johnny Alford and Beverly of Baton Rouge, LA; two grandchildren, Ashley Adamson and her husband Jeremy and Aaron Portier; three great grandchildren, Liam, Collin and Ashlynn Adamson; a nephew, Parrish Alford and his wife Laurie of Tupelo, MS; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be:  Tom Portier, Aaron Portier, Parrish Alford, Kyle Alford, Jeremy Adamson, Liam Adamson.

Honorary pallbearer will be Collin Adamson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Zion Baptist Church in Kentwood ,  3841 LA-38, Kentwood, LA 70444 or East Fork Baptist Church, 4505 N Greensburg Rd; Smithdale.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 7
  • Job 34
  • Phil. 1

 

 

Pray to our services tomorrow.  Plan to be a part of Sunday School and worship.  Invite someone to attend.

 

Thank God for watching over us during these very hot days.  May we be alert to those who have special needs during these days of extreme heat.  Be thankful He is sending rain this weekend.

 

 

I’m looking forward to sharing a little about Operation Christmas Child Sunday.  This is the Franklin Graham organization that distributes shoe boxes all around the world.  I’m so thrilled we have an opportunity to send gifts and giving children an opportunity to learn about Jesus to so many children.  If you need to learn more or have any questions about packing, shipping, places the boxes are send, etc., please ask me.  My personal goal is always to pack as many as I can.  I do this by collecting, packing, collecting, and packing.  You get the idea.

 

 

There are many with various needs due to sicknesses and deaths.  Address each one as God leads you to.  Also, spiritual needs abound.  Pray for these situations and act as God leads you to.

Anna Lee

 

 

Sunday

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” 

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

Hebrews 13:5-6

 

 

 

Amber Prine Ragan

Recovery Update: 7/21/18 (12:00 PM) Dr. Lang came by to discuss the results of the MRI. There is a very small layer of the tumor remaining in the insula area under the cerebral cortex. This was the area that he was concerned about because of causing damage to the blood vessels that could have caused paralysis. The next step is the plan of treatment to attack this area. It will be a 6 week combination of chemotherapy plus radiation. We will meet with an oncologist when we return for the post-op visit on August 8th. At that time we will know more about the plan of attack! We will continue to post recovery updates.
We wanted to share a picture with everyone of our perfect patient and her Super Star Hero, Dr. Lang.

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” – Ralph Marston

 

 

Clovis W. Sanders

June 22, 1936 – July 20, 2018

A resident of Greensburg, LA passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018 at his home. He was born June 22, 1936 in Liverpool, LA and was 82 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Doris Griffin Sanders; daughter, Rita Allen and husband, Charles E.; 2 sons, Robert “Bob” Sanders and wife, Alice, and Patrick “Pat” Sanders and wife, Jeana; 4 grandchildren, Stephanie Floyd and husband, John, Chauntel Snoddy and husband, Nathan, Tazi McClung and husband, Stan, Travis Welch and wife, Molly, and Bryan Allen and wife, Melissa; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Fanny Sanders; former spouse, Margaret P. Sanders; son, Clovis W. Sanders, Jr.; brothers, Lawrence Sanders and James D. Sanders; sister, Ouida S. Wall. He was a member of Red Bluff Baptist Church, American Legion, North Helena Volunteer Fire Department, Lookout Rough Riders, Liverpool Enduro Motorcycle Club and a founding member of the Liverpool Riding Club. Visitation at Red Bluff Baptist Church, Greensburg, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Joe Day and Rev. Raymond Taylor. Interment Red Bluff Cemetery, Greensburg. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Yesterday completed a wonderful missions week.

  • Monday, we had our “show and tell” craft day for missions at Spring Creek.  We were blessed by some ladies I didn’t expect, but who shared testimonies that brought tears to many eyes.
  • Yesterday, many items were made to be used is mission projects.  I’m so thankful to those, young and older, who came to do their part.  Amazingly, two senior adult ladies took some items home to complete later.  That shows what a blessing their self-imposed “homework” was to their lives. What an example they set!

 

 

Tuesday, we will celebrate church ladies with birthdays in July.  We meet at The Cafe at 11 A.M.  Ladies being honored this month are Bobbie Magee, Barbara Erwin, Janice Hornsby, Martha  Griffith, Debbie Bales, and Anne Hurst.

 

 

Read the Bible today.

  • Isaiah 3
  • Job 32
  • Ephesians 3

 

 

I hope you have a great day of Bible study and worship today.

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

Wednesday

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” 

~Matthew 5:43-44 NIV~

 

 

Our mission team of 35 who were in Haiti made it to New Orleans about 1:30 this morning.  Thank God for watching over them.  The five Hammond people from The Mission Church hope to leave Haiti today.  Pray for them to be able to travel safely too.

 

 

Debbie Bales had a heart test that showed good results.  Not only was she at peace during the testing, but she was able to help calm another lady who was stressed out about having a nuclear stress test.  Debbie says thanks to all who prayed for her.

 

 

Please continue to pray for Bro. Darryl and his family as they deal with sick and aging parents.   I miss seeing his parents at church.

 

 

Yvonne Birch called yesterday to ask me to add her name to the prayer list.  She learned she will have five by-passes next Wednesday, the 18th.  She asks for your prayers.  As you pray for her peace during this time, please also pray for Dr. Breaux and other medical staff who will be working with her at Lakeview Hospital in Covington.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Neh.6-7
  • Job 27
  • 2 Cor. 12

 

 

Pray for the children from FBC, K as they complete camp and return home.  I think they will get back about 2 P.M.  Pray that lives were changed during this time.

 

 

Despite our VBS always being the first week of June, many other churches are having their VBS now.  Pray young lives are touched by the various VBS opportunities.

 

 

Dates to remember

  • July 16 – WMU at SCBC (Show and tell for crafting for missions)
  • July 21 – Mission Project Day at FBC from 9:00 to noon
  • July 24 – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe at 11 A.M.

 

 

The new college & career age Sunday School class is meeting in the house across the street from the FBC fellowship hall at 9:15 each Sunday.

 

 

Today, I will be at the church working on mission projects.  If you wish to join me call me early this morning or come to the church when you can.

 

 

The Children in Action class will meet at 6 P.M. tonight and will work on some fun mission projects to share with others.  Come join the fun as we learn by doing.

 

 

Pray for missionaries around the world as they serve to tell others about Jesus.

 

 

Pray for out Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Once again, yesterday, I had the opportunity to tell a store clerk about OCC.  They just have to ask how I am using all the things I get to purchase.  I, like some of you, cannot let the opportunity pass without sharing about this wonderful ministry.  I get to inform children about Jesus and inform clerks about the OCC ministry at the same time.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him—his name is the LORD.

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.

~Psalm 68:4-5 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Thanks to all you helped with projects for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes yesterday.  We will have our next special day for that purpose July 21st.  We got a lot accomplished yesterday!

 

 

Read the Bible

  • I Chron. 16-18
  • Job 17
  • I Cor. 8

 

 

Friday’s Bible study will be on Romans 13.

 

 

Sunday School begins at 9:15 A.M.  FBC, Kentwood has a number of classes to choose from.  If you need a new church home, please  look around.  There are a number of God-honoring churches in our area.  Find the one that “fits” you best.

Anna Lee