Thursday – Posted Early

”God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ.

This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.”

~Ephesians 1:5 NLT~



I have many prayer requests, so I wanted to get them posted early so you can pray.

  • Don Dickinson will be having surgery Thursday.  Don is having outpatient knee surgery tomorrow afternoon at the Orthopedic Surgery Center in Baton Rouge. Praying everything goes well. Thank you for prayers.  Judy Easley Dickinson
  • Jimmy Tolar is to have a heart procedure to improve his defibrillator Friday.  Please begin praying now.  He is at OLOL in Baton Rouge.
  • Phillip Strickland is sick tonight and has been taken to Ochsner in New Orleans.
  • Bessie Hayden is also at OLOL  She is scheduled to have surgery.  She has diabetes issues.
  • Sandy Birch had emergency gall bladder surgery, but is back home now.
  • Brian Tate is at home. Please keep praying for him.
  • Theople Hurst is at home and will possibly have more testing.
  • Jennifer Gehringer will be having jaw surgery.
  • Donna Fay Miller will have her cataract surgery on the second eye tomorrow.


Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 54
  • Psalm 111
  • James 5


Georgia Barnett – Week of Prayer (Read your folder you received Sunday or read on the web site.)



For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

~Ephesians 2:8~



Pray for the Tolars.  Mr. Jimmy may have a heart procedure tomorrow morning.



Pray for Teddy Gill and his family.  Teddy will be having an angiogram today.



My brother=in=law, Jimmy, asked for prayer for a preacher he know.  Rev. Richard Wallace has stage three cancer and lives in the area of Coffeeville. MS.



This is Day Four for the Georgia Barnett Offering for Louisiana Missions.  Read the brochure or read the message on the internet.  It’s good either way.



Carolyn M. Cronin

November 15, 1949 – September 17, 2018

On the rainy Friday night of November 15, 1949, in Hammond, LA, Carol was born to Grover W. and Lillie Niquiporo Miller.  She was educated in St. Helena and Tangipahoa Parish Schools and moved to Baton Rouge to earn her B.S. degree in secondary education.  She worked for the State of Louisiana, taught for 3 years in East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, and worked for more than 15 years for Gulf States Utilities until her retirement in 1996.

In 1976, she met, and later married, her soul mate and the love of her life, Edward Cronin.  Their detached family included their children:  Leisha Cronin Landry and husband, Rickey, of Walker, LA; Melanie Hadden Tsika and husband, Paul Edward, of Richmond, TX; Sonya Cronin Rosamond and husband, Rick, of Livingston, LA; C. Scott Hadden and wife, Laura, of Leesville, LA; and Brad W. Hadden and wife, Katie, of Sumter, SC.  She also has two sisters:  Lana Jean Miller of Hammond, LA; E. Marlene Miller Roney and husband, Paul, of Hattiesburg, MS.  Other survivors include grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a nephew, two nieces, one great-niece and one great-nephew, and many extended family members, too many to list.  Also, special friends Mac and Audrey McChesney, and Pam Bowers.

A celebration of her life will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Hillsdale Baptist Church


Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 53
  • Song of Solomon 8:1-7
  • James 4



I know many of you believe in prayer as much as I do.  Please take tie to pray after you read this site each day.

Anna Lee




“And pray for us, too,

that God may open a door for our message,

so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ.”

~Colossians 4:3 NIV~

(This is the prayer of every missionary.)



Pray for Mrs. Theople Hurst.  He had a fall causing a lingering headache.



Please continue your prayers for Jimmy Tolar and his family.




Lane Allen Gottschalck, age 3 of Hammond, Louisiana, gained his wings on Thursday afternoon, September 13, 2018 to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was surrounded by family and friends at his passing in New Orleans at Children’s Hospital. He was born on Friday, May 8, 2015, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Lane was deeply loved by his parents, Chester and Whitney Rousseau Gottschalck; sister, Breanna Gottschalck, brother, Trevor Gottschalck; aunts and uncles, Randi Rousseau and Jonathan Serigne, Matthew Rousseau, Clay and Melanie Gottschalck, Craig and Rhonda Gottschalck; maternal grandparents, Cheryl Rousseau James and Darrell Rousseau;and paternal grandparents, Billy and Diane Gottschalck; many great-aunts, great-uncles,cousins, and friends.

Lane is preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents, Keever James and Edith James McLendon and Andrew and Ruby Rousseau; paternal great grandparents, Theodore and Mearl Cooper and Elmer and Hermine Gottschalck.

Lane was a sweet little boy who brought joy and happiness to every life he touched. Every day he was helping his mom and dad with the farm animals while riding on the ATV.  He loved listening to music, watching and listening to YouTube and playing video games with his brother Trevor.  Some evenings you could find Lane riding a sheep or a calf at the rodeo arena while under the watchful eye of his parents.

Lane enjoyed the beach with his family and watching the ocean waves lap over his feet. He fought many battles in his short life and was a true fighter until the very end. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Visitation for Lane will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and continue Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Harry McKneely& Son Funeral Home in Hammond. A Funeral Service celebrating Lane’s life will immediately follow visitation at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.Interment will follow at Stevens Cemetery in Tickfaw, Louisiana.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond.

Lane’s guest book can be viewed

Guy R. Catalano

July 14, 1962 – September 16, 2018

A resident of Amite passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. He was born July 14, 1962 in Independence and was 56 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Gayle Frickey Catalano; sons, Branden Lee Catalano and Michael Scott Catalano; step-children, Lalonnie Marie Hines and husband, Thomas, Christy Gaudet, Keith Anthony “Bubba” Gaudet, Jr. and wife, Gretchen; 11 grandchildren, Isaiah Catalano, Michael Gaven Catalano, Jase Catalano, Sage Mathis Hines, Safia Elise Hines, Austin Doyle, Ethan Doyle, Aodhan Pope, Ethan Gaudet, Emma Gaudet, and Landon Gaudet; great-granddaughter, Violet Doyle; 3 sisters, Congetta Wheeler and husband, Earl, Mary Anne Hadley, and Kathleen Anthony; brother, Brian Keith Catalano. Preceded in death by parents, Guy and Bernice Catalano; and a sister, Angela Hawkins. Visitation at Independence First United Pentecostal Church from 9 a.m. until Memorial Services at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Billy Hutson. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 52
  • Psalms 110
  • James 3



Several of the ladies who attended the WMU meeting yesterday told me they had a wonderful time and learned so much from Kay Bennett of Friendship House.  Thanks to all who contributed items for the Friendship House.



Thanks too, to those who contributed to the Fall Food Round-up for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.



Week of Prayer for Louisiana missions. Georgia Barnett Week of Prayer, day three.

Sunday, FBC, Kentwood will be sharing videos of some of our parents of children who have been impacted by missions.  You will want to see them Sunday and/or watch the clips online.



I wonder what opportunities each of us will have today to share our faith.  It may not be videoed for public viewing, but I’m sure that together we can impact our area for the Lord.  Some of these encounters will be planned, but some will happen spontaneously.  Either way, thank you for sharing your faith today.

Anna Lee



When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” 

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

~Matthew 19:25-26~




Jimmy Tolar was transferred from North Oaks to Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge.  Keep praying for him and his family.



Darryl Ray Carruth will be having an angiogram this morning.  JoEllen asks that you keep him in your prayers.




Beverley W.” Doodle” Watson, 71, of Kentwood, passed away, Sunday, September 16, 2018 at her residence.

She was born December 16, 1946 in Clinton, LA. She was the daughter of Roy S. Williams and Elvira Sharkey Durnin.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one son-in-law, Donald Moffat and two nephews.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Willie Ray Watson of Kentwood; four sons and daughters-in-laws, Scott and Lori Foster of Kentwood, Mike and Molly Foster of Gillisburg, Doug and Crystal Watson and Randy Watson of Kentwood; her sister, Peggy Williams Moffat of Zachary; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Wednesday at New Zion Baptist Church, 3841 LA-38, Kentwood, LA 70444 from 10AM until services at 12noon with Bro. Larry Blades officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery under the direction of Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit.

Ms. Watson’s request was no flowers, please. Make memorial contributions to a charity of your choosing.

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“Doodle” fought a long, hard battle!



Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions – Day 2

Day 2 focuses on missions education.  I am a firm believer in teaching others to love and do missions. “Missions Starts Here”.



Today, the Two Rivers Associational WMU will be meeting at Hillsdale Baptist Church to focus on the Friendship House, which is funded through the North American missions.  Kay Bennett will share about her work.  The meeting begins at 10 and will conclude with a covered dish lunch.  I hope you will be there at 10 A.M.



Read the Bible

  • Focus on God as Eternal.
  • Catch up on any readings you missed this week.



Thank-you for investing time in prayer each day.  

Anna Lee

Sunday, the Lord’s Day

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.  

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

1 John 5:13-14



Thanks to all who came to the fellowship hall and worked to complete more projects for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  That was our last Saturday workday for 2018.




Mr. Jimmy Tolar has improved.   He is alert and talking,  Please keep him in your prayers.



Continue to pray for all the victims of displacement and/or damage from “Florence”.




Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 51
  • Song of Solomon 7:6-13
  • James 2



Don’t forget the Week of Prayer for the Georgia Barnett Offering for work in Louisiana.

Day 1: Philadelphia Baptist, Horseshoe

ASK God to continue his great work at Philadelphia at Horseshoe Drive.

ASK God to use the funds given through the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering to revitalize other churches that are struggling across our state.

PRAY for Clay Fuqua, campus pastor of Philadelphia Church at Horseshoe Drive.

[Please note: On Day 1 of the Prayer Guide we incorrectly referenced Elijah when it should be Ezekiel. We have corrected this here and on the downloadable versions. We apologize to you (and both prophets) for this error.]

“Can these dry bones live?” This was the question God asked Ezekiel over 2,500 years ago. Ezekiel replied, “Sovereign Lord, only you know.” God has a passionate desire to breathe life into places where His Spirit moved mightily in past years.

Imagine a church so packed in the ‘70s that, in order to accommodate the crowds, chairs had to be placed in the aisles. This was Horseshoe Drive Baptist Church in the ‘70s. This church knew how to think big.

This didn’t last though. As the years went by, Horseshoe experienced a steady decline. But a small group of members, grieved by the state of their church, surrendered to do whatever it would take to see God breathe life into a once thriving faith community.

With the leadership of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Deville and some funds provided by the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering, Horseshoe Drive is once again growing and impacting their community. New visitors are showing up at their doors and the waters of the baptistry are stirring.

These faithful members asked, “Can these dry bones live again?” God answered with a resounding, “YES.” What does God wa

nt to resurrect in your life and church? Remember, it’s not over when God is in it.

What is God doing in your heart to bring dead things to life?




Have a great Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee






”Spend time with the wise and you will become wise, but the friends of fools will suffer” 

~Proverbs 13:20 NCV~



Read the Bible Today

  • Isaiah 50
  • Psalm 108
  • James 1



Today’s Opportunity

  • Mission Project Day
  • FBC, Kentwood Fellowship Hall
  • 9 A.M. to Noon



Monday’s Opportunity

  • WMU Meeting at Hillsdale Baptist Church
  • 10 A.M.
  • Kay Bennett – Speaker
  • Bring items for her to use at Friendship House


Thank-you for praying today!

Anna Lee



Friday Updates and Additions

Mr. Jimmy Tolar is in ICU at North Oaks.  Please pray for him and his family.


Mrs. Grace Chadwick is in ICU at Our Lady of the Lake.


Elsie Smith, David’s sister’s sister-in-law, passed away.  She has been sick for a while.  I do not have an obituary yet.


Lane Gettschalk passed away.  There is no obituary available at this time.  Please pray for this child’s family.


Update on David:  We have had a busy week seeing a specialist in Baton Rouge and two in Hammond.  Next week’s schedule seems to be filling up quickly.  Monday, he will have a CAT scan in Covington.  Tuesday, he will receive two units of blood in Baton Rouge.  Thursday, he will see a gastro specialist for a procedure in Covington.  In the meantime, he asks for your continued prayers.