October resident birthday party held
Pastor Thomas Golden, Miller First Baptist Church, led the worship service Sunday, Oct. 28. He used Matthew 7:7-12 for scripture and gave a message on the “Golden rule.”
Small group participants decorated a pumpkin Monday afternoon.
The United Methodist Women hosted the resident birthday party for October on Monday afternoon. Helping with the party were Hazel Apley, Judith Apley, Nelsina Apley, Darlene Cox, Arlette Heitzman, Bobbi Larson and Cece Miller. They served white cake with ice cream and strawberries. Providing entertainment were Ron Blachford at piano, Annie Fulton and Bobbi Larson singing, and Marvin VanDerWerff playing tambourine. Gift bags containing birthday cards, books, bookmarks, candy and lotion were given to each birthday honoree. It was a great party, and we appreciate the church women for hosting it for us.
Pleasant Valley Church held the Monday evening hymn sing. Jesse Hammer led the singing, accompanied by Darlene Hammer on piano. The two also sang a special number, “The Healer.”
Father Chester Murtha celebrated Mass Tuesday morning.
Bingo games were played Tuesday afternoon. Helpers included Avis Chipman, Hailey Chipman, Darlene Cox, Dorothy Engelmann, Kaye Fawcett, Violet Moncur, Maylou Oakley, LaVonne Puffer, Annette Snodgrass and Janice Wilbur.
Maureen Gerdes led Rosary Wednesday morning.
Wednesday afternoon Bible study was led by Pastor David Winterfeldt from Miller Trinity Lutheran Church. He gave a study on the raising of Lazarus, from John 11:32-45.
Residents enjoyed handing candy to trick-or-treaters Wednesday evening.
Women’s Coffee was served Thursday morning.
Hand In Hand Daycare children came Thursday afternoon and participated in a pumpkin leaf glitter art project.
Board games were played in the evening.
Friday morning reading time stories were taken from the 2012 October/November “Farm and Ranch” magazine. Two of the stories read were “The Great Pumpkin Patch” by Maxwell Doolittle, and “The Pig Laid Eggs” by Patty Francisco.
A game of Bible trivia was played Friday afternoon.
Several residents attended the Black Hills Gospel Quartet concert at the St. Lawrence Community Church Saturday evening. They thought it was a wonderful concert and were glad they attended.
Veterans’ Day is coming up Sunday. We salute and honor all you veterans and want you to know that we are thankful for you and appreciate your service to our country.
Inspirational quote of the week: “Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.” ~ Robert E. Lee