Memorial services held at Good Samaritan-Good Sam-4-10-13

Posted April 10, 2013 at 11:26 am

Memorial services
held at Good Samaritan

Rev. Brian Jones, Miller First Presbyterian Church, led the Easter Sunday worship March 31. He opened the service with prayer and led singing of hymns. Janice Palmer was accompanist and also played several hymns prior to and following the service. Rev. Jones read scripture (John 20:1-18) and gave a message on “Not Making Sense of the resurrection” He read a story, “What Was in Jeremy’s Egg” from the book, “Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul,” and reminded his audience that, “God loves us with a love so powerful that nothing overcomes it.”


Good Samaritan Society, Miller

Several residents played the card game, “Garbage,” Monday afternoon.

Sue Jones led the Monday evening hymn sing, and was also the accompanist.

Father Chester Murtha, St. Ann Catholic Church, celebrated Mass Tuesday morning.

Father Murtha also led a memorial service for Dessie Price Tuesday morning. Dessie was with us for only a short while, but we miss her and continue to pray for her family.

Bingo game helpers Tuesday afternoon were Avis Chipman, Kim Edwards, Maylou Oakley, LaVonne Puffer, Doris Schultz, Annette Snodgrass and Janice Wilbur.

Wednesday morning activities included Rosary, led by Agnes Kolda, and Men’s Coffee.

Pastor Scot Tutt, St. Lawrence Community Church, led a Bible study on “New Life” Wednesday afternoon. He used scripture from Psalm 34:8-12; I John 5:24; 11-13; and Isaiah, Chapter 40. Gertrude Pautsch played piano for the singing portion of the activity.

Fresh veggies and cookies were served for snack following the Bible study session.

Residents helped bake shortbread cookies Thursday morning during baking time.

Hand In Hand Daycare children joined residents in playing rhythm band instruments during intergenerational time Thursday afternoon. Popcorn and shortbread cookies were served after the activity.

Scrabble games were played Thursday evening.

Reading time was held Friday morning.

Pastor Scot Tutt led a memorial service for Lester Becker Friday morning. Condolences and prayers continue to go out to Lester’s family. We miss him, too.

Sarah Koeck brought her two-year-old pet cat, Derpie, to visit the residents Friday morning. They thought he looked quite dapper donned in his black “tuxedo” vest.

Balloon Bop was the Friday afternoon activity.

Inspirational quote of the week: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~ Aesop