So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.

~2 Thessalonians 2:15~



Read the Bible

  • Deut 19-20
  • Ps. 34
  • Luke 20



Pray for Andy Taylor as he sings at his brother’s funeral this morning.



“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – A week from today at The Cafe



Let you light shine for Jesus today!

Anna Lee











I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

~3 John 1:4~


It was so wonderful to see Tom Brister in church yesterday morning and to realize he was hospitalized for a brain bleed procedure the week before.  We are so thankful he made it to the hospital when he did for the needed treatment.
Howard Ringgold King, Jr.

July 06, 1957 – March 17, 2018

Howard Ringgold King, Jr., 61, a resident of Bude, MS, passed away March 17, 2018 at his residence.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday March 20, 2018 at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church at 11:00 AM.  Hartman Jones Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

Mr. King was a carpenter by trade.  He loved to build things and tinker with wood and other items.  He was a talented man who enjoyed many things in his life, some of which include; fishing, animals, flowers, watching westerns and collecting knives.  He loved his family and they loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a niece; Rhonda Taylor.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; Ryan and Chasity King of Bogue Chitto and Jason and Julie Deloach of Gillsburg, two daughters and sons-in-law; Rhonda and Brent Rayburn of Carrollton, MS and Jessica and Justin Robinson of Brandon, MS, two brothers and a sister-in-law; Andy and Betty Taylor of Chatawa, MS and Ray King of Birmingham, AL, four sisters and brothers-in-law; Cindy Taylor of Baton Rouge, LA, Karen and Randy Caston of Liberty, MS, Penny and Michael Wroten of Smithdale, MS and Pam Frost of Pearl, MS, nine grandchildren; Shaw King, Noah King, Callie King, Cassidy King, Anna Robinson, Kayleigh Reaves, Carson Rayburn, Kaiden Rayburn and Bryce Rayburn, along with other relatives and friends.In
lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Read the Bible
  • Reflect on God as peace.
  • Catch up on any reading missed so far.



Pass along the Good News of Jesus!

Anna Lee




“Remember, the Lord forgave you,

so you must forgive others.” 

~Colossians 3:13 NLT~



Bobby Simpson had a mild stroke.  With time and therapy, he should be able to recover.  Thank God Bobby’s problem wasn’t any worse.  Pray for his caregiver, his wife, Betty.



Adrian Phillips had a problem with fluid buildup again.  It was related to what he ate.   He’s better now.



Please continue to pray for all the others who have been listed lately.




Read the Bible – Reflect on God as helper and catch up on any reading you missed.




This week has a Third Thursday of the month, so this Thursday we will gather at the cabin at 6:30 for some good Christian fellowship.  Feel free to join us.



Don’t forget to bring items to the church for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.  The needed items are listed on the church bulletin.  Your items can be dropped off in the blue baskets at the office entrance to FBC, Kentwood.



The Week of Prayer for the Annie Armstrong Offering is complete, but the your offering can be given in the coming weeks too.



Have a good day loving and serving our great God!

Anna Lee







And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

~Romans 8:28 NIV~


Be aware of the time change this morning.

Pray for Jimmy and Linda B. Williams.  Jimmy was admitted to Lakeview Hospital with congestive heart failure and respiratory problems.

Read the Bible

  • Deus. 5-6
  • Prov. 30
  • Luke 13


Be aware and attentive to physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people.

Pray for this, the Lord’s Day, to be just that in the lives of people worldwide.  Pray for pastors to be inspired and people to be receptive.  May lives be changed as hearts turn to God this very day.

Anna Lee

Saturday Addition

Don Yarborough called to give us a “head’s up” that Mr. Phillip Harrell was being moved from Greensburg to North Oaks.  Your continued prayers are appreciated.

Bubba Roberts called to say he and Kaye saw two church members in Covington and were leaving the hospital at that time.

  • Glen Magee was in good spirits, but will be a few more days before he comes home.
  • Tom Brister was taken to North Oaks last night and then on to Covington where he is presently having surgery for a brain bleed.  Please pray for all those involved in the procedure and for those waiting.


Mrs. Anne Hurst called to ask me to let everyone know Inspiration Park, just west of Kentwood on highway 38, will be having the annual sunrise service at 7 A.M. Easter morning.  Rev. Gibby McMillan will share the message.  There is a group singing, but I’m sorry to say I forgot their name.  Go that morning and find out for yourself.  Everyone is invited, and even encouraged, to attend.  You will be dismissed in time to get to the service in your own church.


Wednesday Addition

Ken Roberts‘ heart replacement surgery went well.  It started about 4 A.M. and just finished.  The family said Ken looks well.  Keep praying for the whole family.

The Lacie Randall who died in an automobile acccident is from a family we have know for many generations.  Please pray for them.  Lacie’s wake will be Friday night and celebration of life will be Saturday at McKneely’s in Hammond.

Lacie’s obituary is not available yet, but in looking for it, I found the obituary for the SLU faculty member/teacher I worked for while a student at SLU.  She was a great teacher and a wonderful person!



Georgia Pierson Russell

“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future.” — Proverbs 31:25

Georgia Pierson Russell was born on November 5, 1929, to Judge Allen B. Pierson, Sr., and Mary Dean Smith Pierson of Ponchatoula and died at her home in Hammond on Monday, February 19, 2018. She was a model of grace and elegance in all that she did.  Her family, her work, and her walk with Christ reflected her quiet resolve, dignity, and strength of character.

Mrs. Russell received her Bachelor of Science degree from Southeastern Louisiana University, and later earned a Master of Science from Louisiana State University. She enjoyed a long and distinguished career as an instructor in the Department of Home Economics (Family and Consumer Science) at Southeastern teaching Fashion Merchandising, Tailoring, and Interior Design after having taught at Ponchatoula High School. Mrs. Russell’s strong belief in education was evident in the number of individuals she encouraged and mentored.

First Presbyterian Church in Hammond was her church home, and she served as a key contributor to the interior beautification of the Presbytere. Mrs. Russell was also well-known for her skills as a couture seamstress, and she took great pride in her longtime association with the Round Table of Hammond, of which she was one of twelve members.

Mrs. Russell is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Marsha Christopher and husband Sam of Irving, Texas, and Mrs. Nan Horton of Ponchatoula; grandchildren Laura Christopher Orgeron and husband Brian, Kyle Russell Clements and fiancée Diana Ivanov, Sarah Grace Russell, and Abigail Hope Russell; great-grandchildren Alyssa Russell and Brayden Orgeron; brother Allen B. Pierson, Jr., and wife Juanita; sister Elizabeth Pierson Riggs and husband Paul; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and former daughter-in-law, Amy Russell of Ponchatoula.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Dr. Walter L. Russell, Sr.; her son, Walter L. Russell, Jr.; her daughter, Mary Belle Russell; her father, Judge Allen B. Pierson, Sr.; her mother, Mary Dean Smith Pierson; her “second mother” Marguerite Powell Pierson; and sisters Mary Lou Pierson Scott and Nan Pierson Simmons.

The family of Mrs. Russell wishes to extend their appreciation to her caregiver, Ella R.Milton, for the love and devotion that she showed to Mrs. Russell for the last several years. The family also extends appreciation to Antoinette Hart and Georgia’s caregivers for their devotion.

The family suggests donations to First Presbyterian Church or Southeastern Scholarship Fund for Dr. Walter L. Russell.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Visitation on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm & Thursday, February 22, 2018, 9:00 am until the Funeral Service at 11:00 am at First Presbyterian Church Hammond, 411 W. Charles St., Hammond, Louisiana 70401.

Interment will follow in Ponchatoula Cemetery, Ponchatoula, Louisiana.



I’m sure you have heard Rev. Billy Graham passed away this morning.  I just heard there will be a private burial.  Wow, what a life he live as he helped so many learn about God’s love and plan of salvation.  Can you visualize him walking to the microphone and saying “For God so loved the world….”?