Samaritan residents receive holiday treats Good Samaritan Society 12-19-12

Posted December 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Tamie Grogan gave a devotion about the second Sunday of Advent at the Sunday, Dec. 9 worship worship service. She used Luke1:5-24m 57-80 for scripture. Gertrude Pautsch played piano for the singing portion of the service.

The Miller First Presbyterian Church choir came after their Christmas concert Sunday evening and sang several songs. We appreciate them taking the time to sing for us.

Small group participants had their nail painted Monday afternoon.

Sue Walberg and Sue Jones brought holiday treats and served them during Monday afternoon coffee time.

Miller United Methodist Church members conducted the Monday evening hymn sing. Bobbi Larson and Royce Blackburn led the singing, accompanied by Linda Blackburn on piano. Bobbi also sang a special song, “The Straw Carol.”

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

Tuesday afternoon Bingo helpers were Darlene Cox, Dorothy Engelmann, Carolyn Johnsen, Violet Moncur, Maylou Oakley, LaVonne Puffer, Doris Schultz, Annette Snodgrass and Janice Wilbur.

Tamie Grogan and Gayle Schied provided and served holiday treats following the Bingo activity.

Miller High School’s human development class students came for intergenerational time Wednesday morning. The girls painted nails and the boys set up a Christmas tree and visited with male residents.

The human development class sent over banana, apple and pumpkin breads that they had baked. The delicious breads were served later that morning at Men’s Coffee.

Maylou Oakley led Wednesday morning Rosary.

Pastor David Winterfeldt, Miller Trinity Lutheran Church, led a Bible study on Luke 3:7-18 Wednesday afternoon. He talked about how people can be involved in God’s coming. Pastor Winterfeldt also served communion.

Holiday treat bags from Dorothy Fawcett were handed out to the residents at suppertime Wednesday. You are a jewel, Dorothy.

Several residents took a bus ride around town Wednesday and Thursday evenings to see the Christmas lights. One resident said, and all agreed, to tell the people of Miller thank you for the beautiful light displays.

Women’s Coffee was served Thursday morning.

Hand In Hand Daycare children and resident made snowmen table-top decorations out of marshmallows Thursday afternoon.

Shirley Testerman provided and served holiday treats following the Thursday afternoon activity.

Children from Hand In Hand preschool (under the direction of Bonnie Yearous), nursery school (under the direction of Rachel Poindexter) and kinderstart (under the direction of Deb Beilke) sang Christmas songs for the residents Friday morning.

Residents played “Balloon Bop” Friday afternoon.

A DVD of “Christmas at the Capitol 2012” was shown during coffee time after the Balloon Bop activity.

The Hand County 4-H club, City Slickers, sang Christmas songs for residents Friday evening. They brought along cookies and shared them and hot chocolate with residents after the singing.

One of the residents had a 90th birthday party with his family Saturday afternoon and shared birthday cake with the other residents.

Christmas will be upon us soon. We wish everyone a merry and blessed one.

Inspirational quote of the week:

Christmas is more than a day at the end of year, more than a season of joy and good cheer; Christmas is really God’s pattern for living, to be followed all year by unselfish giving.” ~ Helen Steiner Rice

Samaritan residents receive holiday treats