Samaritan celebrates Founder’s Day
Miller’s First Baptist Church had charge of the worship service Sunday, Sept. 29. Pastor Joseph Raleigh led singing, accompanied by Sue Jones. Scripture was Jonah 1:1-6, and his message was “Running from God’s grace.” He pointed out that God wants His message of grace to go to all people.
Kevin, Grace and Blake Hofer brought their dog Mortis to visit residents Sunday afternoon.
Pastor Kent Atkinson led a memorial service for Verna Lyons Monday morning. Verna is very much missed and our condolences and prayers continue to go out to her family.
Monday afternoon was a Good Samaritan Society Founder’s Day Celebration. Administrator Laurie Pospisil gave opening remarks. She told how the founder, the Rev. August “Dad” Hoeger, believed the Society must first and foremost be a Christian organization. His daily prayer was, “Lord, what do You want me to do today?”
Entertainment for the celebration was provided by Ron Blachford (piano, fiddle), Dave Blachford (guitar, singing), and Annie Fulton (singing).
Cake and coffee were served.
Miller First Presbyterian Church was in charge of Monday evening hymn sing. Dawn Haar led the singing, and Sue Jones was accompanist.
Father Chester Murtha, St. Ann Catholic Church, celebrated Mass Tuesday morning.
Helping with the Tuesday afternoon Bingo games were Darlene Cox, Dorothy Engelmann, Kay Fawcett, Carolyn Johnsen, Violet Moncur, Maylou Oakley, LaVonne Puffer, Doris Schultz, Annette Snodgrass, Charlotte Taylor and Janice Wilbur.
Following the games, fresh-popped popcorn and cake left over from the Founder’s Day celebration were served.
Agnes Kolda led Rosary Wednesday morning. Men’s Coffee was also served.
In the afternoon, Sue Jones led a Bible study on the meaning of the Lord’s Prayer phrases from Matthew 6:8-15.
We appreciate Tamie Grogan, who provided blueberry and banana muffins for the snack after Bible study.
Card games were played Wednesday evening.
Thursday morning small group participants played UNO and Shake Loose a Memory.
Residents had social time and did October word search puzzles Thursday afternoon. In the evening, some played Scrabble games.
Baking time participants made apple crisp Friday morning, using apples from our apple trees.
A lively game of Balloon Bop was played Friday afternoon. A gearing-down time followed, as two stories were read from the book, “Good Old Days Remembers the Little Country Schoolhouse.” Stories read were “One Humiliated Spirit” by Robert J. Longfellow, and “Hot-Lunch Program” by Norma J. Hebel.
Apple crisp and ice cream were served during coffee time following the afternoon activity.
A 95th birthday celebration open house was held by friends of Gertrude Pautsch on Saturday afternoon. Cake and ice cream were served.