Archive for Thursday, October 4, 2007

Neighbors

October 4, 2007

The De Soto United Methodist Church has a grocery cart in its narthex and they will be collecting food every week for the De Soto Multi Service Center. Also, at the De Soto High School homecoming football game on Friday they accepted food donations and names were put in a drawing.
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The De Soto United Methodist Church is asking community members to clip the UPC code on canned soup labels and turn them in to someone who attends the church.
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Greeters are needed for October at the De Soto United Methodist Church for the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m,. services. A sign-up sheet is in the narthex.
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October is national pastor appreciation month so take time to tell your pastor how much you appreciate him or her, or make him or her some cookies or goodies.
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De Soto Baptist Church had a several visitors Sunday. Fomer members Claude and Katy Cowert who now live on the Plaza were there.
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The Rev. Richard Copeland read a thank you note from the Larry Hartshorn family thanking the church for their prayers, calls and cards during Larry's illness and his death. Also, Mary Jo McDaniels sends a thank you for the prayers and cards after her recent back surgery. She hopes to be back in her busy service at the church. A rosebud also was at church to honor the birth of John and Julie Riffles' new grandson. The Rev. Richard Copeland sang a solo with his sermon "Find your Ministry."
The adult and youth choir had a practice Sunday following the worship. Next Sunday they will lead in the choir loft.
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If someone bought my pin cushion we were using at the garage sale, I will buy it back. It was a wine-colored velvet formed into a little chair and has some sentimental value to me.
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Quita Tankersley and Darla Rogers went to Cowgill, Mo., recently to visit former De Soto resident Louella Tillery. Louella did come to the De Soto Baptist Church garage sale looking for cookbooks.
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The annual Tripko's Reunion was Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church following with a fellowship dinner they all brought with them. Their attendance was smaller this year due to busy lives.
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Next Sunday is World Wide Communion Sunday and the Deacon Fund (quiet as we leave the sanctuary) will be going to the World Mission Offering. This is to support American Baptist Church's outreach ministries for Christ in other countries that our missionaries are serving.
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Sympathy goes to the family of Lynell Miley's sister in the death of her father-in-law.
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Randy Cannan has quart fruit jars to donate if anyone needs them.
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Sue Allen came and loaded her car up with all of the rest of the garage sale items and took them to Lawrence on Saturday to Goodwill. Sue Allen also came and took at least 10 boxes of books to the local library. Many were Christian Books.
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Birthdays this week are: Andy Rumsey; Phyllis Dettmer; Beatrice Schotanus; Tammie Johnson; Suzanne Adams; Jack McCracken; Jane Rosenstangle; Erma Whitsett; Sue Allen; Karen Wall; Joyce Bassett; Charles Lawhead; and Brooke Schupp.
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Anniversaries this week are: Kurt and Mary Guntert; Dave and Cindy King; William J. (Billy) and Pam Plummer; David and Susan Plummer; Brad and Tammie Stueber; Paul Lynell Miley; Vergil and Nadine Dean; Don and Sue Allen; and Dick and Glenna Beytein.
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The Multi-Service Community Center needs this week are any kind of cereal. Needs for next week are peanut butter and jelly, tuna, Tuna Helper, Hamburger Helper, spaghetti, corn, macaroni and cheese as well as paper goods.
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The sick list this week included: Laura Long, who has missed church and bible study group the last two weeks; Lawrence Allen got some good reports from his doctor's appointments last week; Richard Epperson is still having health problems with legs and appreciates prayers for him; Lina Lane's mother and Danny Lane's father both need prayers for their health; Jody Below's friend also would appreciate prayers; Addie Austin was able to attend worship service and so was Wilma Mann after her recent surgery; I've got to do this week to the medical center for some new X-rays at Olathe on Wednesday that the doctor ordered; Libby Stone still hasn't received her liver transplant; Sandi Gulley's health has improved some, which she is thankful for; Ruth Motzkus, former De Soto resident, who is in the Sharon Lane Nursing Center at Shawnee, has a real bad cough and hasn't been able to get rid of it. I tell her to gargle warm salt water. She calls me two or three times a day. I hope to go see her sometime.

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