Monday

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.

The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;

~John 11:25~

 

 

I hope you will block off an hour to watch this unique Easter presentation at FBC, Kentwood.  You may even want to become Facebook friends with them so you don’t miss any of their videos.  Thanks for getting us in a good mindset for Easter.  Donice and Alice Mary, thank you so much for leading our church through this experience.

https://www.facebook.com/KentwoodFirstBaptistChurch/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARCIvj8G92HvhUSii02O3Y_9ZTjjLXBfV9oTDPo1oVeDXVz1pGvJGrP4GLf9GrpHsZwy-192GMKOi_WG&hc_ref=ARRMdg-jMHYCXHMcPQrDGpslhbYQSGVYFOYLNfdZoxDnEsTORUsJEKpyC759sMri5gk&__xts__[0]=68.ARB4jaRJJAToWx1U1Vy2Q4RCKcoekNrvYkiV5MaM75V8BljjQCT9KH_1bIsEhloZXUbWi6YfMsYVRqcIkLmdRKbgDhoKW-2C7Gv8izuGYVA9rptSMKTpiQTXE24teGyFFaYslD2VtXfY48_ziN9gPgkJE4HoXKhbFPAcymRBxcDCzv-yElclfBYwLDFkQYwiNWC9syia4iDD-zHAP6z-hNMAvXE5P1SrwjGqPaTHO_9fY8-sO5H77TohYzde3x5ruAF2jsbVCXCOFHMYmfGHW26waAMEWXd7BJr13MjdhGogXKInkG3tdjcgcYY9wIh5SvO8vnRYHfVObABWZ_cEthDRQfm_

 

 

Brett Frazier will have one of the two tests done this morning.  The other one cannot be done.  Pray this test is the one that will lead the cardiologist in making good decisions about Brett’s care.  Pray for Brett as he enters a new week of treatment.  Pray for Susan and other family members.

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible Today – Hebrews 6: 19-20

 

 

 

The Associational WMU meeting is at 10 this morning at Montpelier.  I hope many of our ladies are able to attend.

 

 

 

Have a great, brisk Monday!

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

…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 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Little Jules Tanksley had her heart cauterization yesterday.  Today, she will have surgery.  Pray for Jules, her family, and the medical team working with her.

 

 

 

Lillian Hyde Brumfield

October 30, 1937 – March 30, 2019

Lillian Hyde Brumfield, a resident of Chesbrough passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at her home. She was born October 30, 1937 in Chesbrough and was 82 years of age. She is survived by 3 sons, Jimmy Brumfield, Kenny Brumfield and Shelby Brumfield, Jr. and wife, Frankie; 4 daughters, Susan Brumfield, Penny Gaines, Lynn Harris and husband, Mitchell, and Helen Vitrano and husband, Victor; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Isaac and Lillian Hyde; husband, Shelby Brumfield, Sr.; 2 grandsons Mitchell Harris, Jr. and Michael Rowdon; 1 granddaughter, Sarah Lillian Vitrano; and 6 brothers. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 11:00 a.m. until religious services at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Interment Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read & Write the Bible – I Thessalonians 5:15-18

 

 

 

FBC, Kentwood will have youth activities beginning at 5 P.M.  The Children in Action and adults will meet at 6 P.M.

 

 

 

Becoming a Missionary –  If you are interested in becoming an IMB missionary, short-term, long-term, or somewhere in the middle, you will want to check out this site.

https://www.imb.org/go/?utm_campaign=MOBI%2FCT%20%7CLT%7C%20Editorial%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=71313446&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8LXpnBKIfJXX0leqvGN2QVURJy9R1nUYP7gWMOqFNa8RkyOpaIeJZWnvSORllCvlm4JIJMLdJgAhlvHTtjLD-7lwcqvQ&_hsmi=71313446

 

 

Former IMB missionary leader Steve Smith, 57, dies

http://www.bpnews.net/52618/former-imb-missionary-leader-steve-smith-57-dies

 

 

 

I hope you found something here today to help you in some way.

Anna Lee

 

 

Saturday

The LORD is my strength and my defense ;

he has become my salvation.

~Psalm 118:14~

 

 

I heard that tomorrow is homecoming at FBC, Kentwood.  I’ve been out so much that I know no details.  If someone will fill me in, I will post it.  Thanks!

Read the Bible – Proverbs 19:17 & 22:9
Baptist Press has some great articles today.
I wasn’t there, but I understand the Gathiers had a wonderful concert at FBC, Covington last night.  They are one of my favorite groups.  I always try to catch them on the television on Saturday evenings.
Please pray for all the young families who are not bringing up their children in church and keeping them there as long as they live at home.  This article one of  several I have read lately that broke my heart.

Sidney C. Simmons

January 03, 1933 – March 28, 2019

Sidney C. Simmons, a resident of Bolivar, LA , passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at his home. He was born January 3, 1933 in Magnolia, MS and was 86 years of age. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his daughter, Charlotte Newman; 2 sons, Richard S. Simmons and wife, Patricia, and Gary B. Simmons; 3 sisters, Jeanette Maxie, Patsy Dillon, and Iris Kay Walker; a brother, Percy Simmons; 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Golda Simmons; a sister, Ivy Lee Robertson; and 2 brothers, Bernard Simmons and Reginald Simmons. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Tim Lacoste. Interment Bolivar Cemetery, Bolivar, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

I hope I gave you some “food for thought” and prayer today.
Anna Lee

Tuesday

“He makes me lie down in green pastures,

he leads me beside quiet waters.”

~Psalm 23:2 NIV~

 

 

Read and Write the Bible Today – Colossians 3: 22-24

 

 

 

We all have several friends in some of the are nursing homes.  Today, let’s pray for three friends in the St. Helena Nursing Home – Debbie Rimes Miller, Catherine Yarborough, and Judy Pervis.  The families of these ladies will be most appreciative.

 

 

 

Diane Strickland is continuing to recover.  Keep her in your prayers.  Pray for her family too.

 

 

I’ve been sharing a special request.  Today, I request special pray for this person and the family.

 

 

 

John “Jack” Ernest Capdau

June 14, 1928 – March 03, 2019

A resident of Amite passed away at Tulane Medical Center on Sunday, March 3, 2019. He was born June 14, 1928 in New Orleans and was 90 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Sharon McDaniel Capdau; five children, two step-children, seventeen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. A Memorial Service will be held at Pine Grove United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11:00AM conducted by Pastor Rev. Betty McCarver. A meal and fellowship at the church will follow services.

 

 

James W. (Jimmy) McGraw

June 05, 1948 – February 27, 2019

James W. (Jimmy) McGraw of Amite, Louisiana, and beloved husband of Carolyn Moore McGraw for 49 years, died peacefully at home on February 27, 2019, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Jimmy was born June 5, 1948, to Margaret and Robert West McGraw. He grew up in Woodville, Mississippi, and graduated in 1966 from Woodville Attendance Center where he excelled in academics and athletics. Jimmy received both his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University in accounting and data processing. He was a self-employed Certified Public Accountant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Amite. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Rogers, Roy, and Robert McGraw. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, and two sons, David Brian McGraw (Susan Esteven) and Michael Scott McGraw. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Tristen Brian McGraw, Keaten David McGraw, Presley Susan McGraw and Michael West McGraw and numerous nieces and nephews. Also his little dog, Sweetie Pie, who stayed by his side during his illness. One of Jimmy’s greatest passions was his love of family. He enjoyed spending quality time with his grandchildren and introduced zip-lining, snorkeling, indoor skydiving and deep sea fishing to them at an early age. Jimmy was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Mississippi State Bulldogs, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres play ball. Jimmy also enjoyed all holidays as was evident in his vast collection of decorations and yard art. He loved animals, and, of course, loved Miss. State bulldogs. The family would like to thank all of Jimmy’s health care providers, Dr. Saux, all the personnel, especially Lisa King and Kathy Mason at St. Joseph’s Hospice and Dr. Zachary Pray for the excellent care he received during his illness. We would especially like to thank Jimmy’s dearest childhood friend, Lewis Prine, for the numerous hospital visits and trips he made with Jimmy to M.D. Anderson in Houston, Texas. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 14 with visitation from 9 to 11 and service at 11:00 at the First United Methodist Church in Amite, Louisiana. A celebration of Jimmy’s life will follow the memorial service at Claire’s on Mulberry. The family request that in lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Joseph Hospice and the youth fund at the First United Methodist Church in Amite.

 

 

Charlotte Durbin Webb

February 06, 1943 – February 26, 2019

A resident of Amite passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in Kentwood. She was born February 6, 1943 in Ft. Sill, OK and was 76 years of age. She was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church. She is survived by her daughter, Aimee Garner and husband, Richard, of Kentwood, LA; 3 stepdaughters, Geralyn McGuire and husband, Kevin, of San Diego, CA, Dawn Abernathy and husband, James, of Amite, LA and Lori Webb of Amite, LA; grandchildren, Hailey Rainey, Shane Abernathy, Meghan McGuire, Alayna Garner, Alyce Garner, Avery Garner, and Dillon Jeansonne; 1 sister, Kay Gay and husband, Donald, of Amite, LA; 2 brothers, John Currier of Luling, LA and Ronald Currier of Baton Rouge, LA. Preceded in death by husband, Wayne Webb; 2 sons, Derek Jeansonne and Michael Jeansonne; 1 brother, Anthony Currier, Jr.; mother, Hilda Currier; step dad, Anthony Currier, Sr.; father, Carl Durbin. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church in Amite at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

 

Day Three of Week of Prayer Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions

MUCHE & DIAMONE UKEGBU: BEAUTY IN SUFFERING

Video – https://www.anniearmstrong.com/ukegbu/

 

 

 

I believe in prayer and trust you do too.  If you do, please pray for these prayer concerns.

Anna Lee

 

Monday

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

 ~Philippians 4:6-7 ESV~

 

 

 

 

From Bill Frazier

Please Pray for my Brother-In-Law Ronnie Byrd, he is McComb Hospital. He has several problems, his main problem right now, his Kidneys have shut down.

 

 

 

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions Day Two

ROB & LISA WARREN: THE DOMINO EFFECT

https://www.anniearmstrong.com/warren/

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible Today – Serving Others, Acts 20: 32-35

 

 

 

Shoeboxes don’t get packed in a big way in October/November unless shopping begins early.  Suggested items to look for now include small cars, small plastic animals, small stuffed animals, and small dolls.  Items can be left in the classroom next to the choir.  Thank-you for helping now and in the coming months.  One suggestion is to make some purchases each month, not to wait until the last minute.

 

 

 

Don’t forget about the associational WMU meeting at Greensburg at 10 this morning.

 

 

Prayers and praying friends mean more than you know to those around you.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Friday

Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.

~Matthew 21:21~

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible 

  • During March, we will focus on serving others.
  • March 1st – I John 3: 16-18

 

 

There continue to be many families and individuals to pray for.  One way you can minister to them is to share a mutual story, memory, or photo.  Serving others helps you take the focus off yourself!

As a child, I remember a Sunday School class at Roseland Baptist Church named “JOY”.  A sign on the door said

     J – Jesus first

    O – Others second

    Y – Yourself last.

I do not remember who the members of the class were, but I often think that real joy does come from placing Jesus and others before myself.

 

 

 

Pray for Bryan and Rita Tate as they spend most of this month in Texas for his treatment at MD Anderson.

 

 

 

Sometimes you get off to a slow start, but work hard to catch up.  That seems to be true for Operation Christmas Child.  They suggest you purchase, make, and gather quality crafts for the shoeboxes that will be packed in the fall.  Feel free to bring your items to the Sunday School classroom next to the choir room.  Thanks so much.

 

 

 

Monday, Judy Noonan of FBC, Greensburg will lead the Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting in a brief study of the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missions.  The meeting will begin at 10 and conclude with a covered dish lunch.

 

 

 

Audrey Wagner Harrell

February 11, 1032 – February 27, 2019

A resident of Greensburg, LA , passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at her home. She was born February 11,1932 in Ponchatoula, LA and was 87 years of age. She was a member of the Greensburg Chapter of Eastern Star and Louisiana Teachers Association and a member of Red Bluff Baptist Church. She is survived by 1 daughter, Belinda Moreland; 3 sons, Clyde Harrell, Jr. and wife Marlene, Brent Harrell, and Lake Harrell; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Clyde Harrell, Sr.; 1 daughter, Melanie Harrell Sharp; mother, Bernadine Wagner; father; Christian P. Wagner; 2 brothers, Vernon Wagner and Christian Wagner, Jr. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2019, and from 9:00 a.m. until religious services at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019. Interment Red Bluff Baptist Church Cemetery . For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Jennie met up with Boyd at the Atlanta airport.  Her plane was late and his was early so they managed to fly on to Richmond together where they will be in IMB meetings for the next week or so.  David and I survived the first day without her wonderful help.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Afternoon

Ladies, don’t forget the WMU meeting Monday at FBC, Greensburg at 10:00 to learn about the Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions.  The meeting begins at 10 A.M. and will be led by Judy Noonan of Greensburg.

Margaret Jean Redmond

April 05, 1937 – February 20, 2019

Margaret Jean Redmond passed away on February 20, 2019. Margaret was born in Grenada, Mississippi on April 5, 1937. She was a lifelong resident of Greensburg, Louisiana. She was retired and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved classic movies and to read, cook and host holidays for her family. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Franklin W. Redmond of Greensburg, Louisiana. Margaret had two sons, Frank Redmond, a resident of Prairieville, Louisiana and Paul Redmond, a resident of Lafayette, Louisiana. Margaret had two grandsons, Collin Redmond of Prairieville, and Matthew Redmond who preceded her in death and will embrace his grandma again in heaven. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. There will be a memorial service for her at McKneely Funeral Home in Kentwood, Louisiana on Saturday, March 2 from 1:00 until 4:00.

 

 

 

Alton “Earl” Warren, Jr.

November 21, 1947 – February 25, 2019

Alton “Earl” Warren, Jr., an accountant, bookkeeper, and resident of Roseland, LA, passed away at 8:30AM on Monday, February 25, 2019 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born November 21, 1947 and was 71 years of age. He is survived by his brother, Michael Warren, Sr. and wife, Kathy; 3 nephews, Michael Warren, Jr. and wife, Jessica, Jason Warren, Sr., and Adam Warren and fiance, Charlie; four great-nieces, Destiny, Cheyenne, McKenzie, and Nellie Belle; a great-nephew, Jason Warren, Jr.; all of Roseland. Earl was a friend to many people and leaves behind an extended family, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Mary Dee Warren. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Services conducted by Pastor Rick Elder. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Glenn Lamar Miller, Sr.

October 17, 1937 – February 25, 2019

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019 at his home. He was born October 17, 1937 in Amite, LA and was 81 years of age. He was a United States Air Force Veteran of Vietnam where he received a Bronze Star. He is survived by wife, Bettie Joe Miller; 1 daughter, Lindsey Phillips and husband, Robert; 2 sons, Ivy D. Miller and wife, Rhonda, and Glenn L. Miller, Jr.; 1 sister, JoAnn Hartner; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Ivy and Margaret Miller; 1 brother, Alvin Miller. Visitation at Hillsdale Baptist Church from 9:00 a.m. until religious services at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019. Interment Hillsdale Cemetery, Hillsdale, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Eric Dwayne Lee

February 13, 1968 – February 25, 2019

Eric Dwayne Lee, age 51 of Kentwood, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, February 25, 2019 after a year-long battle with cancer and is now in the presence of Jesus. Eric was born in February 13, 1968 to Bennie Ray and Margaret Lee in Greensburg, LA. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years and high school sweetheart who never left his side, Melissa Blanchard Lee; his oldest son, Ross and wife Carla and their 2 children, Sophia and Easton; his second son, Brady and wife Loren and their 2 children, Bradyn and Avery; his daughter, Sarah and husband Kevin Maddox and their 2 children, Owen and MK. He is also survived by his parents, Bennie Ray and Margaret Lee; his brother, Todd Lee and wife Rhonda; his sister, Carmen Varnado and husband Jimmy; and his loving in-laws and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Horace “Buster” Eugene Lee, Juanita Leona Perryman Lee, JK “Shorty” Webb, and Neva Bryant Webb. Eric, known to many as “Fuddy”, was an employee of the Department of Agriculture for 24 years. He could be found on the weekends golfing with friends, fishing with his sons and grandkids, or cooking for his family. He never missed a soccer or baseball game and enjoyed spending time with his family. He always had a smile on his face, gave the sweetest hugs and made the best sweet potato casserole. Visitation will be at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Kentwood, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith and Rev. Mike Foster. Interment will follow in Wales Cemetery, Greensburg. Pallbearers are friends, Allen Sain and Brian Hanson, his son-in-law, Kevin Maddox, and nephews, Jarrett Glass, Colton and Austin Lee. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

Betty Anderson Carter

January 08, 1933 – February 25, 2019

Betty Anderson Carter passed away on February 25, 2019, at the age of 86 years. She was born on January 8, 1933, and was a native and lifelong resident of Greensburg and St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. She was the last of eleven children of James M. Anderson and Florence Wooten Anderson. Betty was a graduate of Greensburg High School and was a legal secretary for 24 years, retiring in 1982 to travel extensively with her husband. She remained a licensed Notary Public until her death. She is survived by one son, William Anderson Carter of Greensburg, LA.; one daughter, Belinda Carter Sanchez and her husband, Dr. Gayle Sanchez of Baton Rouge, LA.; three loving granddaughters, Claire Carter Sanchez of New Orleans, LA.; Jill Adrienne Sanchez of New Orleans, LA.; and Lesley Gayle Sanchez Gilfillan and her husband, Todd Gilfillan of Austin, TX., and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, William B. “Billy Carter, her parents, Jim and Florence Anderson; three brothers, Bill, Ed and J. C. Anderson; seven sisters, Lillie Henderson, Nellie Anderson, Myrtle Dreher, Amanda Saint, Margaret Miller, Leona Settoon, and Kathryn Anderson. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 o’clock P.M. on Wednesday February 27, 2019, at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, LA. Additional visitation will be at 9 A.M. on Thursday February 28, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Greensburg, LA. Religious services are at 10 A.M., conducted by Pastor Joe Baugh. Interment will follow at Greensburg Cemetery. Fellowship will follow the burial in the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The family extends their special thanks to her caregivers, Joanne Case and Cindy Durr. Please share your condolences and memories at http://www.mckneelys.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to the Greensburg Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 325, Greensburg, LA 70441.