Apr
21
2019
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SUNDAY, 4/21/19 (AFTERNOON)

Word came to us during our sunrise service that Tena Hovel had taken her husband, Bro. Jerry, to the ER due to extreme pain issues.  Then word came right before Sunday School that he was being prepped for surgery.  Surgery was performed and was successful.  It appears that his problems have stemmed from two blockages that were the result of a previous surgical procedure.  It seems that he is now on the mend.  Keep praying for Bro. Jerry.

Word also came to us before the sunrise service that Norman Richerson’s brother passed from this life around midnight.  Pray for the Richerson family.

I went to check on Bro. Jerry after our services today and also went to see about Keith Barrett.  I was unable to visit with him but will hopefully see him tomorrow.

I pray that your afternoon is restful.

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Apr
20
2019
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SATURDAY, 4/20/19 – SECOND ENTRY

Just found out that Keith Barrett was admitted to the hospital yesterday afternoon.  He has been diagnosed with pneumonia.  Pray for Keith!

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Apr
20
2019
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SATURDAY, 4/20/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”  (Psalm 119:11)

Wendy Johnston had eight screws and a plate surgically placed in her ankle yesterday.  She did well through the surgery and came home.  Pray for Wendy as she goes through the six weeks or so of recovery now.

As far as I know, Joe Ladnier was discharged from the hospital yesterday morning.  Praise the Lord!

Resurrection Sunday 2019 is here!  We will gather at 6:00AM for our sunrise service, at 9:15AM for Sunday School and then at 10:30AM for our morning worship service.  Evangelist Michael Mason will be our messenger in both services.  Pray, attend, invite others, pray!

Gary & Rachel Walton planted flowers at the church yesterday.  That Gary knows some stuff and does a really nice job.  Thank you Gary & Rachel!

Had to opportunity to watch JT Lastorka and the Mobile Christian Leopards play in the state baseball playoffs yesterday afternoon.  JT was four for four and crushed a two run homer to end the game.  They would win the nightcap too and will now play American Christian in the second round.  JT will be attending college this Fall on a baseball scholarship.

Ok, the “boss” has already laid down the law about the yard work on the hill for today.  Gotta go!

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

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Apr
19
2019
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FRIDAY, 4/19/19

Today, remember the sacrifice of Jesus.

“For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.  For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die.  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:6-8 NASB)

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Apr
18
2019
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OBIT FOR CHARLES WAINWRIGHT’S MOTHER

Doris Evelyn Wainwright, age 81, a native of Jackson County, MS and resident of Irvington, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in a local nursing facility. She is prededed in death by her husband, Cecil Wainwright, Sr. a daughter, Shirley Fisher, and a son-in-law, Bennie Herring. She is survived by five children, Elaine (Jerry) Johnson, Patricia Ann (Jacob) Wiggins, III, Cecil (Nina) Wainwright, Jr., Charles (Maria) Wainwright, and Brenda (Clarence) Bosarge, numerous grandchildren, great grandchilden, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Visitation will be held from Independent Church of God, in Irvington, from 11:00 until 1:00pm. Funeral services will follow at 1:00pm with interment in Oddfellows Cemetery.

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Apr
18
2019
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THURSDAY, 4/18/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”  (Psalm 119:11)

Every weather forecaster is calling for some possibly severe weather in our area beginning maybe as early as 3:00 – 4:00PM.  Therefore, our church office will close today at 3:30PM which is one hour earlier than normal.  If what they are predicting becomes reality then I encourage everyone to take these advisories seriously and to take the necessary precautions.

Our eleventh hour call for help with the trimming of the shrubs at the church ended up being blessed.  Let me begin by giving props to Bob Evans and Scott Kirschenman as they were there at 7:00AM and worked hard.  Scott did the difficult stuff i.e. trimmed all of the high shrubs.  Bro. Jerry Hovel came and helped for a few minutes with the raking.  Then Danny “McGyver” Lewis came with more tools than Carter has liver pills to help with the clean up.  Then the Calvary arrived!  Lee Fore sent his crew of four and it was all over but the shouting!  They helped with some of the trimming, cleaned up and were gone in a matter of thirty minutes or so.  I am very, very grateful for each of these men and the part they played in making the flower beds look much better.  Gary “Cooter” Walton is on the clock now and he will do a nice job of planting flowers and sprucing things up!

Joe Ladnier remains in the hospital but, Lord willing, only one more night as he will be discharged tomorrow.  Keep praying.

Wendy Johnston is scheduled to have surgery tomorrow afternoon.

Sunrise service at 6:00AM on Sunday.  Sunday School at 9:15AM.  Worship at 10:30AM.  Evangelist Michael Mason will be bringing the message in both of our services.  Pray, invite others, pray, attend.

If all goes as planned, I should get my final seeds for the garden in the ground today.  They may get washed away but it is what it is.  May set some plants later but all of the seeds will be in the ground.

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

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Apr
17
2019
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WEDNESDAY, 4/17/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”  (Psalm 119:11)

We are meeting at 7:00AM today to trim the hedges around the church buildings.  We?  Do I have a rat in my pocket?  I am not sure who the “we” will be but I do know that one kind soul called last night to say that he will be there to help me.  This is open to men, women, teens, children, young, old, staff members, deacons, leaders, lay members, whomever!  We need tools used to trim hedges i.e. trimmers, rakes, trucks to carry off clippings, et cetera.  As Miss Kittie has often said, “many hands make light work!”

There will be no services, classes or other activities on our campus today.  Please pass the word!

Zach Brown’s paternal grandmother passed from this life.  The visitation takes place today from noon until the 1:00PM service time at the Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home in Fairhope.  Pray for Zach and family.

Maria Wainwright called me around 9:00PM last night to tell me that Charles’ mother had just passed from this life.  She was a resident in a local convalescent home.  Pray for Charles and family as they walk through this valley.

Brenda Poiroux was discharged from the hospital yesterday afternoon.  Again, she has done amazingly well through her surgery and recovery.  Praise the Lord.  Keep praying.

Did you hear that shout?  I did!  Joe Ladnier got word from his doctor yesterday that he will be discharged from the hospital this Friday, 4/19, if nothing changes.  Joe is a happy camper and has worked extremely hard to get to this point.  Good for Joe.  Keep praying.

Wendy Johnston’s surgery is scheduled for 12:30PM on Friday.  I assume that is correct but with her hearing issues related to her age she could have not heard the doctor clearly – just saying!

The forecast calls for rain beginning around the middle of the afternoon tomorrow with more rain on Friday afternoon.  However, the forecast for Saturday and Sunday is zero chance of rain.  I pray that will be true.  I do know that we have been enjoying absolutely beautiful weather since the rains came early Sunday morning.

Lord willing, I will get some more garden seed in the ground late today.  We shall see.

The Blue Jackets swept the Lightning in the first round of the playoffs.  Is that incredible or what?

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

 

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Apr
16
2019
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SPECIAL REQUEST FOR THE FRIENDSHIP FAMILY

In years past, we have had a workday prior to Easter Sunday.  That has not been the case this year.  However, we really, really need to spruce up our flower beds around the auditorium, around the old auditorium and in front of the office.  Sprucing up includes new plants/flowers and trimming the existing hedges.

Gary Walton has graciously volunteered to plant new plants/flowers once the storms pass through on Thursday.  I appreciate his willingness to help in this area as he really knows what he is doing.

So, here is where the help is needed.  I plan on being at the church at 7:00AM tomorrow (Wednesday) to begin trimming the hedges.  I can use any, and all, help available – men, women, teens, children.  This includes staff members, deacons, leaders, lay members, whomever.  We will need hedge trimmers, ladders, rakes, trucks, et cetera.    I will be on a bit of a tight schedule myself but can easily give this project two to three hours.

We only have thirteen readers of this blog.  About six of those live out of town.  One is Pentecostal.  So, I need the other six to pass the word to anyone who can help.  Cannot give three hours?  Give two.  Cannot give two hours?  Give one.  Cannot give one hour? Give thirty minutes.

It is possible we could hit it again on Thursday morning if the need still exists.  I would like to have all of the trimming work done before Gary comes to plant as this will help him a great deal.

I am doing my best to keep this Saturday as a free day for the members of the Friendship family.  Help us tomorrow if you can, please.  Thank you.

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Apr
16
2019
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TUESDAY, 4/16/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”  (Psalm 119:11)

The celebration of life service for Pastor Andy Miller takes place today in Ellisville, Mississippi.  Pray for the family.

Visited with Joe Ladnier yesterday and he continues to be so ready to go home.  The man is determined!  Look up the word “determined” in the dictionary and you will find a picture of Joe Ladnier!  He hopes to be discharged this Friday and I pray that will become a reality.

Brenda Poiroux looked very good yesterday when I visited her.  She had an episode with heart during the night on Sunday but that got corrected.  I am thinking she will discharged tomorrow but would not be surprised if it happened today.  Brenda has done amazingly well and she has a strong faith in God.  Keep praying.

Zach Brown’s paternal grandmother passed from this life this past Saturday.  There will be a visitation and a service tomorrow in Fairhope.  Pray for Zach and his family.

Wendy Johnston took a fall and broke one of her ankles.  She is scheduled for surgery this Friday.  I have always been told that it is rough getting old and Wendy is living proof.  Older people are more prone to fall as Wendy did coming out of her house on Sunday to come to our early service.  This has complicated her life as she was supposed to be fitted for her new hearing aids this Friday but now has surgery instead.  She was also going to have her dentures cleaned at Bebo’s on Friday but that too will have to wait.  Pray for Wendy!

No services, classes, activities, et cetera on our campus tomorrow.

Deidra blogs once a quarter whether she needs to or not.  She posted a video last night of the feeding center children participating in an egg hunt.  The video is only two minutes in duration and will put a smile on your face especially if you pray for and/or give to support this ministry.  Check it out at shininglightabroad.com.

Tax day 2019 has come and gone.  That got me to thinking.  It has been said for years that pastors only work two days each week – Sundays and Wednesdays.  If that is true then their workload is one hundred and four days per year.  Let’s compare that to a certified public accountant – they supposedly work during “tax season” which is January 1 – April 15 annually.  Now, if a CPA works every day during that “season” (which they do not) then their work load is one hundred and five days per year.  Just saying!

The weather folks are now calling for zero chance of rain this Saturday and Sunday.  That is good news for our sunrise service.  The past two days have been excellent weather wise.  They are calling for a low of forty eight on Friday night – hallelujah!

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

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Apr
15
2019
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MONDAY, 4/15/19

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”  (Psalm 119:11)

The Lord blessed and we enjoyed a good day in our services yesterday.  Yes, our attendance was down due to an enormously large number of the Friendship family being out of town because of the MCPSS Spring break.  However, the folks who stayed in town were faithful and for that I am grateful.  As a matter of fact, one family is staying on the island this week and they drove to Grand Bay for Sunday School, the 10:30AM service and the 6:00PM service – how about that!

Jeanette and the choir did a very nice job in presenting the Gospel through song in last night’s service.  I appreciate all of the effort they put into that presentation of the Gospel.  The proverbial icing on the cake was when Edward Meredith came during the invitation to make a public profession of faith and desiring to be baptized.  To God be the glory!

Joe Ladnier remains in the hospital.  Kathy told me yesterday that they are in “hopes” he could be discharged this Friday.  I suspect that if not Joe may go all McGyver on them – just saying.  Keep praying for Joe!

Brenda Poiroux remains in the hospital but was moved into a regular room yesterday.  I visited with Brenda on Saturday and she looked better than any post surgery heart patient I have ever seen and I have seen a large number of them.  She is doing remarkably well.  Keep praying!

Anna Carol Bosarge was discharged from the hospital on Friday and was in our early service yesterday.  She looked good.  Keep praying for Anna Carol.

I “think” Jerry Poiroux was discharged from the hospital Saturday afternoon.  I do know he was sitting on ready!  Pray for Jerry.

Eddie Albritton’s dad was discharged from the hospital yesterday.  He still has a piece of a kidney stone in one of his kidneys but they will address that later.  Pray that he will do well.

Pastor Andy Miller is Edna Glover’s nephew.  He has been battling cancer for several years and passed from this life last Thursday.  The visitation is tonight and the service tomorrow in Ellisville, Mississippi.  My cousin-in-law, Pastor Roy Crouch, will be leading that celebration of life service.  Pray for the Miller family.

We are not having any services, classes, meetings, et cetera this Wednesday, April 17 – morning or evening.  Please note this and pass the word!

I am in hopes that all of the members of the Friendship family who are out of town will return home by this Saturday and then be in place for our services on Resurrection Sunday.  We will have a 6:00AM sunrise service and then a 10:30AM service.  Sunday School for all departments will take place at 9:15AM.

How about Tiger Woods?  I am not a Tiger fan but I do respect what he did by winning the Masters this past weekend.  Lisa got emotional – are you serious!

Bobby and the boys remain at five hundred.  Bobby will have a good week as his family is going to spend some time with him this week.  Pray for them to have a great few days together.

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

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