Aug
03
2021
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TUESDAY, 8/3/21

Sam Schjott has been moved to a Mobile hospital.  His lungs collapsed and he still has pneumonia in each lung.  Sam is a very sick young man.  Keep praying for Sam.

Lee Sessions remains in the hospital.  Keep praying!

Jennifer Kirschenman’s hip replacement surgery was postponed as the hospital is not doing elective surgeries now because of the virus.

Another member of the Friendship family was diagnosed yesterday with the virus.  This is his second time to have the virus. Has he had the vaccination?  No clue.  I am not the vaccination police and do not ask folks their vaccination status.  I do know that he and his family need our prayer support.

The good news is that Katie Tillman’s dad was discharged from the hospital -praise the Lord!

Evangelist Wade Morris has been in a Birmingham hospital for several days with the virus.  Yesterday, they found blood clots in his heart/lungs area.  Surgery was performed to removed them but they were not able to do so.  They are now giving him medicines to try to dissolve them.

Still time for our senior adults to sign up for Thursday’s free meal at Loaves & Fishes.  Call the church office today or send me an email.  Bus leaves at 10:15AM.

I pray that you will have a great Tuesday with Jesus.

 

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Aug
02
2021
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MONDAY, 8/2/21

Pray for the Michalski family as they will gather for the visitation and the service for Phyllis.  Visitation begins at 10:00AM followed by the 11:00AM service.

It was a blessing to see Elizabeth Sessions and family in our second morning service yesterday.  Lee had been freed of all of the various tubes minus the IV.  If all goes as planned, Lee could be moved to a regular hospital room today.  Keep praying for Lee and Elizabeth.

Jennifer Kirschenman is scheduled to have hip replacement surgery tomorrow.  Pray that all goes well.  It must be tough getting old!

Keep praying for Buddy Brewer.

Aninha’s nephew is scheduled to have surgery this Friday.  Pray for him.

Sam Schjott has double pneumonia and is in the hospital.  Pray for Sam!

It was good to see Scott & Nanette Fontenot in our second morning service yesterday.  Thank God they got through their respective battles with the virus.

Katie’s parents are much better even though her dad remains in the hospital.  Keep praying!

We were blessed with really good services yesterday.  Praise the Lord!  The spirit was excellent in all of the services.  I cannot tell you what that means to this pastor!  A blessing indeed!

The Friendship family voted last night to purchase an additional eighteen and half acres of land.  We are most grateful for this opportunity!  Larry Whitehurst will be taking care of the details beginning this morning.

Senior adults – someone forgot to sign folks up during the morning services yesterday for Thursday’s meal.  So, I need you to call the church office or to send me an email like five minutes ago.

Thank God for being with Bro. Abel and our folks who traveled to Six Flags and back this past Saturday.

Regular schedule this Wednesday morning and evening.

I need to hear from our Yankee friends regarding the meeting next week.  The Yankees are killing me!  LOL!

As Will Reynolds says, “fun fact!”  I preached my first message forty six years ago tonight at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Flint, Alabama.  Bro. Alvin Tucker was the pastor.  I am thankful for his trust to allow me in his pulpit as I was fifteen years old.

I pray that you will have a great Monday with Jesus.

 

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Aug
01
2021
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SUNDAY, 8/1/21

I posted the obituary for Phyllis Michalski on an earlier entry.  Phyllis has certainly battled valiantly against her health issues.  I appreciate Leah Falana letting Lisa and me know of Phyllis’ home going.  Pray for the Michalski family.

Lee Sessions remains in CCU.  Pray for him as he does indeed have a long row to hoe.  Pray for Elizabeth and family too.

Keep praying for Buddy Brewer.

Prayerfully, Keith & Aninha arrived home safely yesterday.  I appreciate the servant heart in this fine couple!

Katie T’s parents have improved in their respective battles against the virus.  Keep praying for them and the others who are in this battle.

A parent sent me a message from the emergency room last night.  One of their children had an accident and suffered a cut.  Pray for all to be well.  I am not able to share any other information.

The midnight express bus rolled in around 11:20PM last night.

Our deacons will meet today at 4:00PM.

The discussion meeting on the possible land purchase takes place today at 5:00PM.  Meeting will be in the auditorium.  Vote in the 6:00PM service with no further discussion.

Eight of our senior adults have emailed their intentions to join us for the meal this Thursday, 8/5.  Bus leaves at 10:15PM from our church campus.  Free meal!  Y’all come!

John Milton Ladnier brought us another huge watermelon from his garden.  Wow!  Thank you John Milton!

I pray that you will have a great Sunday with Jesus.

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Jul
31
2021
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OBITUARY FOR PHYLLIS ANN MICHALSKI

Phyllis Butler Michalski, born on November 26, 1958, passed away on Friday July 30, 2021. She was born in Norwich, Connecticut and resided in Grand Bay, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her father Maurice Butler, mother Elsie Greenman Butler and sister Ila Jean. She is survived by her husband Robert Michalski of 38 years, children Kim Wood (Shawn) Molaison, Tammy Snyder, Marci Ann (Lenny) Silva, grandchildren Victoria (Bill) Page, William (Gracie) Page, Twylia Wood, Austin (Brianna) Verrett, Troy (Taylor) Verrett, Alexis Verrett and several step grandchildren, great grandchildren Christian Page, Cameron Sprinkle, Brooklyn and Braxton Verrett, siblings Karen (Chris) Blanchette, Maureen (Bill) Arbo, Joe Butler, Arlo (Dianna) Butler, nieces, nephews and many friends which were family to her also. She was a big hearted lady with so much love for her family, friends, and her fur babies. She enjoyed time with family and friends and going to eat at Time To Eat restaurant. She loved working in her yard, collecting candles, elephants, frogs and brass figures. She also loved to cook, bake, and barbeque for everyone. No one could leave her house hungry. Funeral service will be held from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home on Monday August 2, 2021 at 11AM. Visitation will be from 10AM until service time. Interment will be in Serenity Memorial Gardens.

Pray for Phyllis’ family during their time of loss.

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Jul
31
2021
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SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED

The following comes from Elizabeth Westbrook:

 

This is what we still need for our school supplies – due no later than Wednesday!

51 packs of pencils
46 scissors
43 spiral notebooks
20 folders
16 packs of markers
35 packs dry erase markers

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Jul
31
2021
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SATURDAY, 7/31/21

Lee Sessions remains at the top of our prayer list.  He is in ICU and will be there for a couple of days before moving to a regular room for several more days.  He will then be on IV at home for six weeks.  Keep praying for Lee, Elizabeth & family.

Katie Tillman’s parents are “better” but still have a ways to go.  Keep praying.

I spoke to Miss Vinnie yesterday afternoon and she said her son, Buddy, is doing good.  He has a couple of tests this coming week.  Keep praying!

Aninha Barrett’s nephew was taken to the emergency room with chest pains yesterday.  This is the same nephew whom we prayed for on Wednesday night because of his diabetes.  Keep praying!

I have not heard from Sam Schjott since yesterday.  Pray for Sam!

I learned last night of several folks in the South Mobile County area who are presently battling the virus.  As far as I know, we have one family from within the Friendship family who are in that number.  Pray for all of these folks.

Bro. Abel and crew left this morning at 3:00AM heading to Six Flags Over Georgia.  Pray for traveling mercies.

I appreciate all of the senior adults who emailed their intentions of going to Loaves and Fishes this coming Thursday, August 5.  The bus leaves at 10:15AM sharp.

Regular schedule on our campus tomorrow morning and evening.

Deacons meeting tomorrow afternoon at 4:00PM.

Discussion meeting about the land purchase begins at 5:00PM tomorrow in the auditorium.

I pray that you will have a great Saturday with Jesus.

 

 

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Jul
30
2021
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PRAYER REQUEST FROM SAM SCHJOTT

“FYI, I’m at the ER with Covid. I sat at urgent care for 3 hours this morning and tried to get the antibody infusion but it was one cluster after another. Then when they finally went to do it, my 02 sats had fallen and they wouldn’t do it. They sent me straight to the ER. They put me on oxygen and just did a chest X-ray. Doc says they will probably admit me. I’ll try to keep everyone posted. Please pray!”  (From Sam Schjott)

 

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Jul
30
2021
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UPDATE ON LEE SESSION FROM HIS WIFE, ELIZABETH

“Lee is in recovery right now and did well in the surgery. His aortic valve was replaced due to infection which we think came from E. Coli that he contracted while on-the-road. This infection wreaked havoc in his body by causing excruciating back pain and partial paralysis in his legs, vertigo, and fever. He also burned himself with the heating pad on his back and had blisters that got infected. After the 5th ER visit and 4 Dr. visits by then he had developed a heart murmur and was admitted. He will be in ICU for a couple of days then a regular room for a while. When he comes home he will be on IV antibiotics for 6 weeks. He has a long row to hoe but God’s got this and we have realized we might better slow down a bit. Take care, Elizabeth”

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Jul
30
2021
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HAPPY SIXTY FOURTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Lisa’s parents, Charles & Ann Clark, are celebrating their sixty fourth wedding anniversary today, 7/30/21.  Happy anniversary to Charles & Ann!

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Jul
30
2021
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FRIDAY, 7/30/21

Lee Sessions is scheduled to have heart valve replacement surgery this morning.  Plans are for him to be in ICU for a couple of days followed by four or five days in the hospital.  He will then be on IV at home for six weeks as he battles infection.  Elizabeth will be allowed to see Lee for a few minutes prior to surgery.  Pray for Lee, the surgeon and the rest of Lee’s family.

Katie Tillman’s parents both have the virus and her dad is in the hospital.  Her mother had an infusion on Wednesday.  Her dad has the infusion a few days ago but it did not work.  He now has pneumonia and is on oxygen.  Her mother is home alone.  Pray for Scott & Diane!

Keep praying for Miss Willie Roberts.  Such a sweet lady.

Also, continue to pray for Miss Vinnie’s son, Buddy Brewer.

Keith & Aninha Barrett are traveling over the next two days.  They began their travels yesterday.  Pray for them to have safety.  Why are they traveling?  Helping others.  What a great couple!

Senior adults, we are on for lunch at Loaves & Fishes Restaurant in Tanner Williams next Thursday, August 5.  We will take the travel bus and will leave the church campus at 10:15AM.  This is a free lunch!  Sign up this Sunday or, better yet, send me an email at pastor@friendshipfamily.net to sign up.  That is the best way and it can be done right now!

Friendship family, there will be a meeting this Sunday, August 1, beginning at 5:00PM to discuss the possible purchase of around twenty acres of land which adjoins our existing almost twenty acres.  We will then vote during the 6:00PM service with no further discussion.

Our deacons will meet this Sunday, 8/1, beginning at 4:00PM.

The “midnight express” leaves tomorrow (Saturday) at 3:00AM and is set to return around 11:00PM.  Oh my!  Pray for Bro. Abel and those going with him.  Oh to be young again!  (Not really)

I had the privilege of speaking via the phone to Missionary Mark Mast last night.  Pastor Mark is as good as they come!  What a great guy and what a great friend.  I am proud that we have him and his ministry in our church budget.

I pray that you will have a great Friday with Jesus.  (Entry posted before 5:15AM just for Celeste!)

 

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