Tuesday

“Let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up.”

~Galatians 6:9 TLB~

 

 

 

Please pray for my friend Elaine Smith who was admitted to OLOL yesterday.  It seems she needs a heart procedure.  Please for for the medical staff caring for her and for her family as they await final results.

 

 

Please pray for David’s brother, Donald “Red” Alford.  He was admitted to the hospital Saturday night and had two liters of fluid drained from around his heart.  He is now undergoing tests to see what caused his problem.  Donald is in St. Tammany Hospital in Covington.

 

 

 

David was blessed with another blood level of 10 yesterday.  He did not need/get procrit.  He will return next week for another blood test to determine the need for procrit.

 

 

 

Macy Lee, daughter of Tim and Becky, will be having gall bladder surgery at North Oaks at 9:30 this morning.  Macy has lost 50 pounds in the last few months without trying to lose weight.  She has been a sick young lady.  Pray for her to feel much better soon.  Doctors have found some other issues which are also being addressed.  May they discover all the answers and have Macy feeling better soon.

 

 

 

Rev. David Luce is one of the many people who had to deal with a tornado yesterday in Mississippi.  He was home alone at the time.  His wife is fine.  The house is standing, but heavily damaged.  The last report I had from his daughter, Debbie Clark, is that he was in the emergency room. (I’m assuming that to be in McComb.) . They lived in Amite County.

 

 

 

The Dallas Operation Christmas Child processing center has processed 1,004,788 shoeboxes!  Yeah!  Praise the Lord!  Thank-you to all the packers!

 

 

 

Today I want to share three obituaries.

GLENDA BATTLES BOOTH

2nd Timothy 4: 7-9

7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; 8 in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award me on that day; and not only to me but also to all who have loved His appearing. Personal Concerns 9 Make every effort to come to me soon;

On December 15, 2019, Glenda Battles Booth passed at her home in Pumpkin Center. Glenda was surrounded by her loves- George Booth; Matthew, Samantha and Kaydance. Glenda knew it was time to go to her eternal home with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Glenda was born on March 9, 1957 in Magnolia, Mississippi, along with her sister Linda. As twins, they had a special bond throughout their life. Glenda graduated from Amite High School and SLU. She retired from the Department of Health and Hospitals.

She married her love George Booth on October 26, 1985. They shared love and passion throughout their married life. Glenda often said there was never a dull moment with George. He even kept her laughing throughout the many treatments! George was her Rock! They were blessed with children Matthew Booth and Samantha B. Verneuil, and granddaughter Kaydance Grace Verneuil.

Glenda is survived by her husband George Booth; children, Matthew Booth and Samantha B. Verneuil; granddaughter, Kaydance Grace; siblings, Judy Smith (Larry), June Doughty (Jerry), Robert Battles (Mary), Margie Davis (Gerald) and Linda Reynolds (Jerry); and brother in law and sister in law, Olen Booth and Kathryn Booth.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Geraldine Battles; grandparents Nathan and Lucile Battles and Merritt and Berta Allen; and her father in law and mother in law, George Sr. and Bobbie Booth.

The family gives special thanks to Dr. Greg Allen and UAMS Myeloma Institute, Little Rock Arkansas.

Visitation for Family and Friends will be on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana, 70401. Visitation will resume on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 12:00 pm until the Funeral Service begins at 1:30 pm, at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, Louisiana, 70401.

Interment will follow at Fendelson Cemetery in Folsom, Louisiana.

(Glenda was one of my students when I did student teaching many years ago.)

 

 

 

Daniel Hardy “DH” Goldsby Jr.

Friday, December 13th, 2019
Daniel Hardy Goldsby, Jr. “DH”, 79, a resident of Jackson, LA, died on Friday, December 13, 2019. He was a barber for almost 60 years in Jackson, Louisiana.  He sincerely enjoyed visiting with each of his customers, and on occasion would sit outside of the barbershop waving to those passing by on the street. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve. D.H.,as he was known by everyone, was an avid outdoorsman and loved dancing and cooking. There will be a visitation at the Jackson United Methodist Church on Thursday, December 19, 2019, from 10am until funeral services at 1pm, conducted by Rev. Chris Curry and Pastor Mike Clark. There will be a 3pm graveside service at the Amite Memorial Gardens. He is survived by his son, Daniel Hugh Goldsby and his wife Mary Ann Goldsby, of Amite, LA; sister, Barbara Labatut of Gretna, LA; brother Noel Goldsby and wife Lena of Baton Rouge, LA; two grandchildren, Hardy Goldsby and Mallory Crouch. Also survived by stepchildren Patrick Herring and wife Kristi, Stephen Herring, and Dana Dileo. He was preceded in death by his wife of 19 years, Adele Goldsby, granddaughter Caroline Crouch, and parents, Daniel Hardy Goldsby Sr. and Eunice Goldsby. Pallbearers will be William Sherman, Jr., Jeffrey Boudreaux, Charles Wall, Jr., Jason Johnston, C. Kenneth Sherman, Patrick Herring, Keith Cox, and honorary pallbearer Billy Allen. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tunica Methodist Church or the Jackson Methodist Church.

Joseph Anthony Pepitone

Hammond, Louisiana

Feb 7, 1938 – Dec 15, 2019 (Age 81)

Joseph Anthony Pepitone, age 81 of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at his residence. He was born on Monday, February 7, 1938, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Joseph is survived by his daughter & son-in-law, Jackie Pepitone Mitchell and Randy Mitchell, daughter & son-in-law, Stacey Pepitone Schroeder and Mike Schroeder, daughter & son-in-law, Dawn Pepitone Ekker and Curtis Ekker, daughter & son-in-law, Keli Pepitone Pisciotta and Greg Pisciotta, son & daughter-in-law, Terry Michael Pepitone and Diane Pepitone, grandchildren, Stephen, Brent, Shanna, Ashley, Chad, Sara, Shelby, Zachary, Christopher, Nicholas, Stephanie, Jeremy, Ryan, Jake and Rahael, great-grandchildren, Jude, Harvey, Harper, Manning, Hudson, Logan, Landry, Wesley, Anna, Alexis, Lily, Grayson and Mayson. Siblings,
Albert Pepitone, Rita Charbonnet, Danny Pepitone, Brenda Lipscomb, Wayne Pepitone, and Cathy Dugas.

He was preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Josephine Nuccio Pepitone, brother, William “Buck” Pepitone, his sisters Eugenia “Sis” Ritter and Dot Lemoine; nieces Danita Pepitone and Kim Robillard; his nephews, Ronny and Billy Pepitone.

Family and friends will be received at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 255 North 8th Street Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454, on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.

Services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, on Thursday, at 11:00 am, with Fr. Cayet Mangriacina officiating.

Interment will follow at Wetmore Cemetery.

The family request donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/

(His son’s family members are special friends to us from our “Ponchatoula shop” days.)
Lottie Moon – Giving $350 is enough for a translation of one Bible story into sign language
Scripture writing for today – Like 1: 25-29
Luke 17 

1 Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Some bad things in this world will make other people do wrong things. You can be sure about that. But God will punish anyone who makes these bad things happen. 2 These other people may not seem to be important. But you must not make them do wrong things. Do not do that! It would be better if someone tied a big stone round your neck, and then he threw you into the sea.

3 Be careful how you live. If your Christian brother does something wrong, speak to him. Tell him that he has done a bad thing. He may say, “I am sorry for what I did. I will not do it again.” If he says that, you must forgive him. 4 Your brother may do a bad thing to you seven times in one day. He may turn to you each time and say, “I am sorry for what I did. I will not do it again.” If he does that, you must forgive him every time.’

5 The apostles said to the Lord Jesus, ‘Help us to believe more and more in God.’

6 The Lord replied, ‘You may believe in God only a very little bit, like a very small seed. Even if you only believe that little bit, you could say to this tree, “Pull yourself out of the ground and plant yourself in the sea.” Then the tree would obey you.

7 Think about this. You may have a servant that is ploughing your land. Or you may have a servant that is taking care of your sheep. When he comes in from his work in the evening, you would not say to him, “Sit down and eat.” 8 No, you would not say that. You would say to your servant, “Prepare my meal for me. Dress yourself properly and bring the food to me. I will eat and drink first. You can eat when I have finished.” 9 Servants should do what their masters tell them to do. When they do that, their masters do not need to thank them. 10 It is the same with you. The Master tells you what you should do. So when you have done all of it, you should say, “We are not special servants. We have only done what we should do.” ’

Ten men that had a bad illness of the skin

11 On his journey to Jerusalem, Jesus was travelling along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 When he was going into a village, 10 men came towards him. These men had a bad illness of the skin. They stopped and stood a long way away from Jesus. 13 They shouted, ‘Jesus, Master, please be kind to us.’

14 Jesus saw them and said to them, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’

While they were going on their way, they became well again. 15 One of these 10 men saw that Jesus had made him well. He turned back and he praised God in a loud voice. 16 He went down on his knees in front of Jesus and thanked him. This man was from Samaria.

17 Then Jesus said, ‘I made 10 men well again, didn’t I? There should be another nine men somewhere! 18 But only this one man came back to thank God. And he is a foreign man from Samaria!’

19 Then Jesus spoke to the man. ‘Stand up and go on your way. You believed in me, so now you are really well.’

Jesus talks about the time when God will rule

20 Then some Pharisees asked Jesus a question. ‘When will the kingdom of God begin here?’

Jesus replied, ‘When God begins to rule here, people will not see it with their eyes. 21 Nobody will say, “Look everyone! God is ruling here,” or “Look! God is ruling over there.” No, it is not like that. God is already ruling in the lives of his people.’

22 Jesus said to his disciples, ‘The time will come when you will very much want to see me, the Son of Man, return to the earth. But you will not see that day. 23 People may say to you, “Look, there he is!” or “Here he is!” But do not go out with them to look. 24 When lightning shines, it quickly makes the whole of the sky light from one side to the other. It will be like that on the day when the Son of Man returns. 25 But before this happens, the people of today will refuse to accept me. And I will feel much pain.

26 Remember what happened when Noah was alive. It will be like that at the time when the Son of Man returns to the earth. 27 In Noah’s time, people were eating their meals every day. Men and women continued to marry. They continued to do all this until the day when Noah went into his boat. Then it rained for a long time and there was deep water everywhere. The water killed all the people.

28 The same kind of thing happened when Lot was alive. People in the city called Sodom were eating their meals every day. They were buying and selling things. They were planting their seeds and they were building their houses. 29 But one day Lot went away from Sodom. On that same day, God caused it to rain fire and burning stones from the sky. This killed all the people in Sodom.

30 It will happen quickly like that, on the day when I, the Son of Man, show myself clearly. 31 On that day, a person who is up on the roof of his house must not go back down into the house. He must not get his things that are inside the house to take with him. In the same way, people that are working outside in their fields must not go back to their homes. 32 Remember what happened to Lot’s wife.

33 Whoever wants to keep his own life safe will lose it. But whoever gives his life to serve me will have true life. 34 I tell you this. At that time, two men will be sleeping in one bed. God will take one of them away but he will leave the other man behind. 35-36 Two women will be preparing food together in the same place. God will take one of them away but he will leave the other one behind.’

37 Jesus’ disciples asked him, ‘Where will this happen?’ Jesus replied, ‘If a dead body is lying somewhere, vultures will come together in that place.’

 

 

 

Today, the is the “Young” Ladies Birthday Party at The Cafe at 11:00 A.M.

 

 

 

Remember the reason for the holiday we are celebrating this month.

Anna Lee

Tuesday

Give thanks in all circumstances;

for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

~1 Thessalonians 5:18~

 

 

Please pray for my daughter in law Kristi Alford as she goes to MD Anderson on tues for a scan to check on the progress of her chemo. Please pray for good news .

Charlotte Alford

 

 

 

Asking ALL of my friends to please pray for our dear friend Angie Lamb🙏🏻 She was in a horrible hunting accident this morning and is at the hospital in Springfield Mo. She’s a very strong lady and will get through this but she and her family really need our prayers right now and in the days to come. They had to amputate her leg below the knee. We are thankful she is still alive. She is still hurting and of course waking up with out her foot isnt going to be easy. Her opposite leg she just had surgery on and can’t put all her pressure on it. So walking isnt going to be easy with it being both legs.

Lou Reynolds

Angie is a friend of Trey and Rachel Buckley.  I read an update that said Angie was able to use a walker to move a little.  Keep praying.

 

 

 

 

Children’s Missions Day – Feb. 15 in Hammond!

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – Nov. 19th – Psalm 28: 6-9

 

 

 

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Today at The Cafe at 11 A.M.  You are invited!

 

 

 

Thankfulness — Day 19 – Today, I am thankful for numerous locations where “shoeboxes” can be dropped of so they can begin the journey to “their children”.  Four volunteers at FBC, Kentwood received over 800 shoeboxes from seven local churches in two hours yesterday.   Wow!  Just think of the 800+ children/homes that will be blessed with gifts and all the people who will hear about Jesus for the first time.  Yesterday was day one.  Collection of shoe boxes will continue through Monday of next week.

I know Jordan and Paxton’s family.  Read their story.

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/article/louisiana-churches-come-together-to-learn-about-operation-christmas-child/

 

 

 

I pray the shoeboxes packed this year impact many lives.  If you want to get involved for 2020, just let me know.  I will help you get started.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Sunday

“Give thanks in all circumstances;

for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 

~Thessalonians 5:18 NIV~

 

 

 

Pray for little Jules Tankesley who had to be airlifted to Children’s Hospital in New Orleans.  She is doing much better now.  Pray for Jules and her parents, KerriBeth and Jamie.

 

 

 

Thanks to those who helped with the shoeboxes this week.  The shoebox schedule for this week is Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 P.M.and Saturday at 8 A.M.  We are progressing in getting enough shoeboxes ready for all the children we will be packing for this year.  Help us bring a smile to their faces.  We meet in the fellowship hall to paint.  Thanks to the ladies who helped this week.

We are collecting money to help with the postage.  It costs $9.00 per shoebox to get each one to their destination.  You can mark your check “OCC Postage”.  Thanks for your help.

 

 

 

 

Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana Missions:  We are collecting funds to help people in Louisiana have an opportunity to learn about Jesus.  I know we want those around us to have opportunities to have Jesus in their hearts and lives.

 

 

 

Fifth Sunday Singing at FBC, Kentwood

  • Tonight at 6 P.M.
  • Boiled peanuts and hot dogs after the singing
  • Everyone is invited.

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 29 – Romans 15: 7-13

October Scriptures are available in the sanctuary or office of FBC, Kentwood.

 

 

 

If you have items to send because of the flooding in Texas they must be turned in first thing in the morning so the can get to Bro. Stan in time for the next trip.  Remember, they will only be taking the four items they requested – diapers, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, and Gatorade and other sports drinks.  We have disaster relief workers on the ground and working in Texas.

 

 

 

Monday, the “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will meet at The Cafe at 11:00.  All ladies are invited to join in with them.

 

 

 

Sunday School begins at 9:15 and worship begins at 10:30 at FBC, Kentwood.  We invite you to join us if you are not attending another church.  We have classes for every age group.  We also provide a nursery, have children’s church, and other things that may interest you.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Friday

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.

Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance

 

 

Thankfully, Mrs. Ruby Dillon is better.  Keep praying for her.

 

 

 

Updates on Carl “Chicken” Gaines and Carol Bennett Sealey written by his wife/her sister, Barbara:

Good morning everyone. Quick update on Carl. We thought he was having another stroke Tuesday morning spent the Tuesday and Wednesday in the hospital but doctors thinking a migraine headache so home now! GOD IS GOOD!!

Have even better news on Carol. Talked with her this morning and got the good news that she is not going to have to go to dialysis. What an awesome answered prayer. I know that we have been praying for that specific request and I have had friends that have told me that they also have been lifting Carol up in prayer and praying that God would heal her kidneys so that she would not have to go to dialysis 3 times a week!!! Answered prayers HALLELUJAH!!!!  CAROL also is gaining strength in her legs and making great progress in making steps and standing up with assistance. God has big plans for Carol and her testimony of God’s Mercy and Grace!!! Thank you to all who have prayed so fervently for Carol’s healing and to please keep praying!!!

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 27 – Psalm 126: 1-6

 

 

 

Project Day for Operation Christmas Child – Saturday at 1 P.M. in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.

 

 

 

The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will meet Monday, September 30 at 11:00 at The Cafe.  All ladies are invited to attend.

 

 

 

There is a Sunday School class for everyone at FBC, Kentwood.  We begin at 9:15.  If you need help locating a class contact me of enter the church fellowship hall and ask for assistance.  We would love to have you join us.

 

 

 

Have a wonderful, cooler day.  It doesn’t feel like fall yet, but there each morning these is a hint it is coming.

Anna Lee

Saturday

“You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus.” 

~Philippians 4:19 The Message~

 

 

 

Request from Pam Sellers:

Please add Rick George to our prayer list. He will be having heart valve surgery on the 10th. Thanks!!!

 

 

 

Buddy Morris had a stent put in his leg and is doing well.

 

 

 

The obituary for Mrs. Hollis Ann Hayden is not on the home page of  McKneely Funeral Home in Hammond yet.  Pray for Adam Hayden, her grandson.

 

 

 

LC Football Players Baptized

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 7 – Isaiah 61: 10-11

 

 

 

Coming soon:

  • Week of 15th – Georgia Barnette Offering Week of Prayer for Louisiana
  • 16th – Fall Food Round-Up
  • 16th – Two Rivers WMU at Hillsdale
  • 4th Thursday morning – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe
  • Operation Christmas Child – Let me know when you are available to help prepare items for boxes.

 

 

Thank-you for reading and praying.  You make a difference.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart.

And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.

So don’t be troubled or afraid.” 

~John 14:27 NLT~

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 3 – Hebrews 12:1-6

 

 

 

Continue to pray for those who have been/will be visited by Hurricane Dorian.  Thank God for those who have gone to help the people recover from the problems brought by Dorian.

 

 

Fall Food Round-Up – All food and cleaning supplies are to be picked up from FBC, Kentwood first thing Monday, September 16.  Help support these children from the LA Baptist Children’s Home.  This is our once-a-year food drive for them.

 

 

 

Two River’s Associational WMU will meet Monday, September 16 at 10 A.M. at Hillsdale Baptist Church.  Katie McElveen will be sharing about how the Georgia Barnette Offering is used in Louisiana.  A covered-dish meal will follow the meeting.

 

 

 

September 24th is the date of this month’s “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe.  Come for 11 A.M.  The meeting is concluded with birthday cake for ladies with September birthdays.

 

 

 

Thank God for the decisions made at our local churches recently.  May God continue to work in each church.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Tuesday

“Many nations will be joined with the LORD in that day and will become my people.

I will live among you and you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you.

~Zechariah 2:11~

 

 

 

Caleb Estay received a good report at his check-up yesterday.  Continue to pray for him as he continues to heal.

 

 

 

Scott “Bozo” Pevey

November 21, 1969 – August 25, 2019

Scott “Bozo”Pevey, a resident of Pine Grove, LA, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019 in Pine Grove, LA. He was born November 21, 1969 in Hammond, LA and was 49 years of age. He is survived by father, L.J. Pevey; 2 sisters, Donna Smith Rogers and Dena Guyn; 3 aunts, Ann Pevey Garrie, Pauline Creel and Kaye Creel; step-daughter, Annie Ficklin; grandson, Eli Ficklin; companion, Kirstin Cupit; fur baby, Dinky. Preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Powell; sister, Debra Ann Smith; nephews, Johnnie McLemore, Jacob Danhour and Jordan Danhour; paternal grandparents, Hulon and Nettie Pevey; maternal grandparents, Randolph and Geraldine Morris. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM Thursday, August 29, 2019. Interment Shiloh Cemetery, Pine Grove, LA . For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

Roy Scimeca

June 04, 1926 – August 22, 2019

A loving brother, uncle, brother-in-law, and friend, Roy passed away on August 22, 2019, in Amite, LA. He was born June 4, 1926, in Amite, LA, and was 93 years of age. He is survived by 2 sisters, Frances LaMarca, Rockford, IL, and Loretta Snow, Amite, LA; nieces and nephews, Janelle S. Randall (Glenn), Carolyn S. Smith(Sterling), Sherrie S. Magruder(Virgil Ray), Dr. David Scott Snow, Greg LaMarca(Helen), Gary LaMarca, and Alice S. Plauche(David); numerous great- nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Dominick and Jennie G. Scimeca; 1 sister, Josephine Scimeca; 3 brothers, Dominick, Louis and Joe Scimeca; 1 sister-in-law, Lelia Belle Scimeca; 2 brother-in-laws, Ernie LaMarca and Robert Lee Snow. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, LA from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on August 24, 2019. Services conducted by Bro. Marshall Wallace. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA.

 

 

 

Walter “W.G.” Cutrer

July 22, 1950 – August 19, 2019

I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith…. 2 Timothy 4:9

W.G. (Walter George ) Cutrer went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, August 19, 2019 after a lengthy battle with dementia. He was born July 22, 1950 to Floyd and Rowena Dreher Cutrer. After he retired from the Tangipahoa Parish School Board, he found his passion in hunting and running “his dogs”! He is survived by his son and caregiver, Will Thomas Cutrer; 2 brothers, Richard Cutrer (Paula) and Carl Cutrer. 2 sisters, Carol Ann Cutrer Cleveland (Ira) and Shirley Cutrer Newcomb and numerous extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Peggy Cutrer, and brother-in-law, Kirby Newcomb. Memorial Services to be scheduled at a later time. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – August 27th – Zechariah 2:11

 

 

 

The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be this morning at 11::00 at The Cafe in Kentwood.  Join in the fun and enjoy our favorite lunch at the same time.  Birthday cake is always the dessert!

 

 

 

Thank-you for reading and praying.  Each prayer is important.

Anna Lee