‘Stringman’ visits Good Sam Good Samaritan 12-5-12

Posted December 5, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Things that are toxic to the church” was the message given by Pastor Nathan Nye, Miller Church of the Nazarene, for the worship service Sunday, Nov. 25. II Corinthians 10:4-5 was the scripture emphasized for the message.

Monday afternoon small group participants helped with a Christmas mailing and sang Christmas songs. Coffee time was also held Monday afternoon.


Good Samaritan Society, Miller

Pleasant Valley Church was in charge of the hymn sing Monday evening. Jesse Hammer led the singing and Darlene Hammer accompanied on the piano and accordion. The Hammers also sang a special number, “Thank You, Lord, for Your Blessings on Me.”

Tuesday afternoon Bingo helpers were Avis Chipman, Darlene Cox, Dorothy Engelmann, Paula Davis, Violet Moncur, Maylou Oakley, Doris Schultz and Janice Wilbur.

Agnes Kolda led Rosary Wednesday morning, and Men’s Coffee was served Wednesday morning.

Jim Crackel led residents in hymn singing Wednesday afternoon. Gertrude Pautsch accompanied on piano.

Several residents attended the “Sounds Like Love 2012” 30th anniversary concert Wednesday evening. Those attending thought it was a “wonderful” presentation.

Women enjoyed a pumpkin roll with their coffee during Women’s Coffee Thursday morning.

Residents participated in an arts and crafts activity Thursday afternoon. They made paper plate snowmen room decorations.

Paul Imholte—the Stringman—performed for residents and guests Thursday evening. He played traditional and original music using various stringed instruments, such as the guitar, fiddle and banjo, as well as less common instruments such as the hammered and mountain dulcimers, mandolin, autoharp and Jew’s harp. It was a great program brought from Dakota Assemblies.

Reading time was held Friday morning. Stories were taken from the 2011 September/October issue of “Good Old Days.” Two stories read were “Sweet Remembrances” by James Doggette Jr., and “My Worst Day in Fifth Grade” by Beverly Letchworth.

VFW Women’s Auxiliary hosted the November resident birthday party Friday afternoon. Helpers were Darlene Cox, Donna Koeck, Doris Schultz, Belva Walter and Vi Moncur. Ice cream and cake were served. Gifts given were Christmas clings and Christmas candy. Entertainment was provided by Dave Blachford, Ron Blachford, Annie Fulton and Marvin VanDerWerff. It was a great party and we appreciate all who helped make it a success.

Inspirational Quote of the Week:
“An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.” ~ Lydia Maria Child

‘Stringman’ visits Good Sam