Aug
31
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FRIDAY, 8/31/18

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

Have you noticed how quickly the first eight months of 2018 have passed?  Just saying!

Visited with Liz Whalen yesterday morning and she was doing well.  Liz is such an encourager!  She was waiting on the discharge orders and was then heading home.  She wants to come to Sunday night’s service but I suspect she had best sit this one out.  Keep praying for Liz.

Lisa and I attended the visitation with the Tammy Womack family last night.  The service takes place this afternoon at 2:00PM.  Those from the Friendship family helping with the food for the Womack family need to have it in our fellowship hall no later than 12:30PM.  Thank you for helping minister to Pastor John and family.  Pray for the Womack family.

It was good to see Larry & Judy Whitehurst last night.  I would say that Larry looked good but he has never looked good so I cannot make that statement.   He has now received eight of his twenty five radiation treatments.

Good news regarding Stacey Dyess’ parents as they have both been discharged from the hospital.  His mother is in a rehab facility and his father is home.  They both still have health issues so they need our continued prayer support.

Our deacons are getting things ready for our Sunday afternoon church fellowship featuring pulled pork cooked by Jack Lastorka and hot dogs grilled by the deacons.  The Friendship family is asked to bring the sides and desserts.  Remember, we will have at least seventy men from the Mission of Hope as our guests so we need lots of food!  The church will provide the drinks.

I am looking forward to hearing from God through Dale Bosarge this Sunday morning and evening.  Also looking forward to the church family being able to invest financially in the ministry God has given Dale & Karla.  You know our love offering goal so let’s reach it plus more!

Speaking of giving, our online giving is up and running.  Going to be out of town this weekend?  Perhaps you would consider giving online?

Coach Eric Collier and his Bobcats travel to Baker High School tonight.  I am in hopes they will come away with a victory!  Coach Collier is a really good guy!

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

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Aug
30
2018
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THURSDAY, 8/30/18

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

Each time I copy & paste the verse listed above it speaks to my heart.  God help me to be kind, to have a tender heart and to forgive others.  Man, if I could just put that one verse into practice every day of my life then I would be doing great.  Just preaching to myself this morning!

Liz Whalen’s surgery went well.  She should be discharged from the hospital today if all goes as planned.  I hope to see her early before she is discharged.

Larry Whitehurst will receive a radiation treatment this morning and then will head toward Grand Bay.  Pray for Larry & Judy as they travel.

The visitation with the Tammy Womack family takes place this afternoon/evening from 5:00 until 7:00PM at the Serenity Funeral Home.  I have a hunch the crowd will not be completely thinned out by 7:00PM.  The celebration of life service for Tammy will take place tomorrow afternoon beginning at 2:00PM from the chapel at Serenity.  Burial will be in the Grand Bay Cemetery.  Pray for Pastor John and family during this most difficult time.

Thank you to those who are helping with the feeding of the Womack family tomorrow.  Thanks to Tina Wilkinson for coordinating this ministry opportunity.  Thank you to Philadelphia Baptist for allowing us to help.  Food should be in our fellowship hall no later than 12:30PM tomorrow.

I do not have an update on Stacey Dyess’ parents.  Gayla, can you help me?

It will be an honor for us to host Dale & Karla Bosarge this Sunday morning and evening.  Friendship family, remember the meal at 5:00PM and the fact that seventy five men from the Mission of Hope are coming to join us.  We need tons of sides and desserts to go with the meat being provided by the church.  Also, remember the love offering for Dale & Karla.  Pray and give as the Lord leads.

Eddie Albritton & Marcus Hatcher are coordinating our basketball leagues this year.  Those two are going to do a great job just like Phillip Turner did last year.  More details coming soon!

Television has not done a good job of giving us any decent college football games tonight or tomorrow night.  I am ok with that as college football should be played on Saturdays beginning at 1:00PM!  I just hope I can get all of my “chores” done before Saturday afternoon.  If not, Lisa says no television!

Speaking of college football, Morris Bryant & my wife, Lisa, have hooked me up for the season – amazing!  I am grateful!

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

 

 

 

 

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Aug
29
2018
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MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY

The Friendship family has the opportunity to assist the Philadelphia Baptist Church family in ministering to the Tammy Womack family this Friday with a post service meal.  Tina Wilkinson will coordinate this ministry for the Friendship family.

We have been asked to provide ten sides (vegetable or casserole) and ten desserts.  If you would like to help then please contact Tina via e-mail at jehovahsfamily@att.net.

Thank you in advance for helping minister to Pastor John and his family during this most difficult time.

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Aug
29
2018
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OBITUARY FOR TAMMY WOMACK

Age 50, a lifelong resident of Grand Bay, AL passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Tammy was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church for 23 years and a bus driver for Mobile County Public Schools for 13 years. She is survived by her husband, John Womack, children, Ryan (Kevin) Lunsford, Taylor (Keith) Gurley and Rachael (Nick) Taylor, grandchildren, Jackson, Raegan, Joshua, Gregory, Caroline and Aurelia, sister, Rhonda Demouey, parents, James Seay and Irma Hamilton, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be held at Serenity Funeral Home on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 5 pm until 7 pm. Funeral service will be held in the chapel at Serenity on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 2 pm. Interment will be in Grand Bay Cemetery.
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Aug
29
2018
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WEDNESDAY, 8/29/18

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

Received a call from Larry Whitehurst shortly before 3:00PM yesterday afternoon telling me that Tammy Womack passed from this life just after 2:00PM.  I stopped by and visited ever so briefly with Pastor John last night.  He will go make the arrangements today.  Pray for Pastor John, their daughters and the entire family.  Thank you for being faithful to pray for Tammy over this past year.

Liz Whalen will have surgery today.  Pray that all goes well.

Stacey & Gayla Dyess have their hands full at this time.  Last Wednesday, 8/22, Stacey’s mother suffered a stroke and was admitted to a hospital in Jackson, MS.  Monday his dad had an episode that has had him admitted to a hospital in Meridian, MS. Gayla is having some issues with kidney stones and had some test done Monday.  So, as you can see this family needs lots of prayer support.

I have another prayer request that is private for the time being but certainly is deserving of our prayer support.

By the way, Bro. Johnny Tucker is preaching revival services in the GRACE Community Church this week.  I think that concludes with tonight’s service.

Looking forward to Dale & Karla being with us this Sunday morning and evening.  Carl Ray Moulds will be bringing the men from the Mission of Hope for the evening service which means we will need plenty of food.

Regular schedule today – morning and evening.  I will go into Mobile for Liz’s surgery but will be back in time for the morning service, Lord willing.

Eddie Albritton & Marcus Hatcher will be coordinating our basketball leagues this year.  I know they are not much but mama always taught me that “beggars cannot be choosy!”  Details about the leagues coming soon.

It needs to “thunder” in order for Bobby & the boys to have a chance in the NL East race.  Why?  Because Les Hacker’s Braves have grabbed onto that league like a snapping turtle and apparently are not going to turn loose until it thunders!

The college football season is almost here – hooray!  I am ready!  Have I mentioned that in this space previously?

Lisa had me eating weeds Monday afternoon and mowing yesterday afternoon.  Would not let me come in either day until past dark thirty.  I am literally mowing or eating weeds every day of the week except Sunday!  Can someone say “Fall!”

I do not want to jinx this blog but I “think” we may be up to fifteen readers now.  Is that incredible or what?  I just hope our website does not crash because of an overload!

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

 

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Aug
28
2018
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TUESDAY, 8/28/18

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

Liz Whalen’s surgery is scheduled for tomorrow morning.  Pray that all goes well.

Keep praying for Tammy Womack.  As far as I know, there has been no change in her situation.

There are at least four people hospitalized who are related to folks within the Friendship family.  I am praying for them but do not list those people on this blog unless I have received prior permission.  I want to be mindful of a person’s privacy.  Just pray for these four folks, please.

Larry’s fifth radiation treatment went as planned.  However, he and Judy got a huge lift as they were able to get a room in the Gabriel House on the campus of the Mayo Clinic.  This is an answer to prayer and they are happy campers.  He receives treatment number six today at 9:00AM.  Keep praying!

I am excited about Dale & Karla being with us this Sunday in all three of our services.  The evening service is an excellent opportunity for you to invite folks who are not involved in a church to come join you.  Meal at 5:00PM and the service at 6:00PM. Lisa and I invited a couple of folks yesterday.  If you are in town this weekend then please make plans to join us.

I am not necessarily a fan of Tiger Woods.  However, I will give the man his props for what he said this past weekend about respecting the office of the President of the United States.  Well played, Tiger!

College football begins for me this Saturday, 9/1, at 2:30PM when Auburn plays Washington.  Of course, Alabama plays that night and then LSU plays on Sunday night.  Also interested in the Michigan vs Notre Dame game.

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

 

 

 

 

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Aug
27
2018
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MONDAY, 8/27/18

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

We were blessed with a really good day in our services yesterday.  To God be the glory.  It is all about Him.

Tammy Womack continues to keep our prayer support.  Keep praying for Pastor John and the family too.

Larry Whitehurst begins his second week of radiation treatments today.  Pray that he will have a good week.

Lois Adkinson continues to recover from her surgery so keep praying.

Sarah told me yesterday that Tom is doing well.  Keep praying.

Liz Whalen will have surgery on Wednesday morning.  Pray for it to be successful.

Linda Green & Tina Wilkinson have traveled to Mississippi in order to attend a celebration of life service for one of Linda’s nephews.  Pray for the family and for traveling mercies.

The Friendship family will host Dale Bosarge this Sunday, 9/2, in our morning services as he will be bringing the message.  Then he will be bringing the message through illusions in our evening service which will take place in our CAB.

We will gather in the CAB at 5:00PM to enjoy a meal together which will feature bar-b-que cooked by Jack Lastorka and hot dogs grilled by our deacons.  The church will also furnish the drinks.  The church family is asked to bring the sides i.e. beans, potato salad, chips, et cetera plus desserts.  Our plan is begin the service around 6:00PM.

A love offering will be received for Dale & Karla in all three of our services.  If you were in last night’s service then you know what my prayer is for the minimum offering to be given to this fine young couple who lives by faith.  Pray and give!

The Friendship family adopted the proposed budget last night.  Our next official budget will not begin until January 1, 2020 per an earlier vote of the church family.

Bobby and the boys had a great game yesterday but there just seems to be too much ground to make up in order to catch Leslie Hacker’s Braves.  Ditto for making it in as a wild card entrant too.  I guess stranger things have happened and I would love it.  Just not optimistic.

It is game week for college football – hooray!

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

 

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Aug
24
2018
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SERVICE AT MISSION OF HOPE TONIGHT @ 7:00PM

The Friendship family will host a service at the Mission of Hope tonight, 8/24, beginning at 7:00PM.  Everyone invited!  Bus transportation is not an option tonight.  Pray for this service.

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Aug
24
2018
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FRIDAY, 8/24/18

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

The knee replacement surgery on Miss Lois Adkinson went well.  It was a long day for her as they took her late (surprise, surprise) but it all ended well and for that we are most grateful.  The family “thinks” Miss Lois will be discharged from the hospital today.  Pray for Miss Lois.

Spoke to Larry Whitehurst via the phone last night.  He is doing well.  He will receive another radiation treatment today and then have the weekend off.  Keep praying that the radiation is removing the tumor!

Visited with Pastor John Womack last night.  Wanted to encourage him as best I could and to pray with him.  As you know, Pastor John is a man of strong faith.  Keep praying for Tammy as she is physically low.

One of my great nephews, Jayden, suffered a broken arm on Wednesday night.  He had surgery yesterday and the doctor put three screws in to hold the bone in place.  It was a very bad break.  Jayden will be nine years old in October.

Regular schedule this Sunday, 8/26, for the Friendship family.  We will have the proposed budget meeting at 4:15PM in the auditorium and then will vote on it with no further discussion in our evening service.  I am very grateful to the members of our Finance Committee for a job well done (in my opinion).

The weather folks are calling for rain again tomorrow and Sunday.  So, Lisa has laid down the law regarding the yard work on this hill – get it done today or else!  Plus, get groceries!  Plus, et cetera!  You folks just do not know!

Jack Lastorka, will you contact me today, please?  Thank you!

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

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Aug
23
2018
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THURSDAY, 8/23/18

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

Miss Lois Adkinson will have knee replacement surgery today.  Pray that all goes well.

The visitation with the Ruth White family takes place tonight in Pensacola.  This is Elizabeth Westbrook’s maternal grandmother. Pray for the family.

Larry Whitehurst had his second radiation treatment yesterday and will have treatment number three today, Lord willing.  Keep praying for Larry.

Tammy Womack continues to need our prayer support.

Liz Whalen confirmed last night that she is still scheduled for surgery next Wednesday, 8/29.  Pray for Liz.

Service at the Mission of Hope tomorrow night, 8/24, beginning at 7:00PM.  Jonny Gaston will be preaching.  The bus will not be making the trip.  Everyone invited to join in this service.

We were blessed with good attendance in our services yesterday.  Thank you Friendship family for being faithful!  We give God the glory!

Just got back from taking Bobby Gene to the airport.  Bob is an important dude!  As we are on our way to the airport his phone rings at 4:30AM.  Who gets calls at that hour?  Only important folks!

Leslie Hacker’s Braves are going strong.  The Dodgers are too just in the opposite direction!

One weekend away from the official start of the college football season – hooray!

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

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