The Wessington Presbyterian Church was in charge of the Sunday worship service April 7. Naomi Reinhardt and Cheryl VanAsperen led the service. Naomi read a devotional, “Walking with God Through the Day,” using Romans 12:1 and Psalm 23 for scripture. She also read a poem, “What is Spring?” by Sam Churchill. Cheryl read a devotional, “Each Life is a Journey,” using Psalm 18:16 and Psalm 16 for scripture.
SuAnne Meyer played piano for singing, and also sang the song, “You Are God Alone.”
They ended the service by passing around and reading slips of “Smiles to Go” for each resident. Two favorites were, “Nothing lasts forever—not even your troubles,” and “If you don’t start your day with a smile, it’s not too late to start practicing for tomorrow.”
Small group participants played UNO Monday afternoon.
Bobbi Larson, Miller United Methodist Church, led Monday evening hymn sing. Gertrude Pautsch accompanied on piano.
We are grateful to Father Chester Murtha, St. Ann Catholic Church, who braved the inclement weather and celebrated Mass Tuesday morning.
Hats off to Janice Wilbur, who also came out in the storm to help with Bingo games Tuesday afternoon.
Kay Martinmaas led Rosary Wednesday morning, and Men’s Coffee was also served in the morning.
Rev. Brian Jones, Miller First Presbyterian Church, led a Bible study on Luke 13:10-17 Wednesday afternoon. He emphasized that people are not to be judgmental, but “first and foremost we are called to love.”
Women’s Coffee was served Thursday morning.
Residents participated in April IQ trivia and social time Thursday afternoon.
Rustler Roost students brought flower-decorated “May Your Day Be Special” doorplates for the residents Thursday. We appreciate their thoughtfulness.
Scrabble games were played Thursday evening.
Two stories read from the 2013 April/May “Farm and Ranch Living” magazine Friday morning were “Paradise Found” by Catherine Miller and “Doctoring Jersey” by Janet Tate. “Daylight Saving Time” and “5 Great Reasons to Drink Water” were also read, taken from “Ben Franklin’s Almanac.”
Deb Cermak volunteered her time to do toenail care Friday afternoon.
Residents played “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?” Friday afternoon.
The movie, “Lincoln,” starring Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, was shown Saturday afternoon.
Inspirational quote of the week: “The more one loves, the nearer he approaches God, for God is the spirit of infinite love.” ~ R.W. Trine
Residents watch new movie about Lincoln