Residents gear up for Thanksgiving Good Samaritan Society 11-21-12

Posted November 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Residents gear up for Thanksgiving

Jim Crackel gave a devotional, “Count Your Blessings,” for the Sunday worship service November 11. He used Psalm 3:8 for scripture.

Pastor Mark Johnsen, Miller United Methodist Church, offered Protestant Communion Monday morning.

Monday afternoon small group participants made leaf-shaped decorative pins and talked about Thanksgiving Day traditions.

Coffee time was also held Monday afternoon. Fresh-popped popcorn and muffins, made by Tamie Grogan, were served.

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

Bingo helpers Tuesday afternoon were Avis Chipman, Hailey Chipman, Paula Davis, Dorothy Engelmann, Kaye Fawcett, Violet Moncur, Maylou Oakley, LaVonne Puffer, Doris Schultz, Annette Snodgrass and Janice Wilbur.

Agnes Kolda led Rosary Wednesday morning, and Men’s Coffee was served in the morning.
Wednesday afternoon, Pastor Scot Tutt, St. Lawrence Community Church, gave a Bible study on “Giving Thanks in all Circumstances.” He read scripture from Psalm 95 and I Thessalonians 4:16-18. He had those attending name things they were thankful for, using the acrostic Thanksgiving.

Pastor Tutt’s wife, Darrelyn, assisted with songbooks and played beautiful piano music after the study. The songs she played were originals that she composed to go along with several poems that she wrote.

Vi Moncur provided delicious apple bars after the Bible study session. We appreciate her taking the time to bake them and bring them to the center.

Women’s Coffee was served Thursday morning.

Residents played “Turkey Trivia” and did turkey word find puzzles Thursday afternoon.

Scrabble games were played Thursday evening.

Reading time was held Friday morning, and Wii games were played in the afternoon, followed by social hour.

We wish all of you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy