Archive for Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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November 19, 2008

The De Soto United Methodist Church Reading Circle met Tuesday with a brown-bag lunch. The group discussed the book “Longing to Pray” by Ellsworth Kalas.

At 7 p.m. Thursday evening, the Agape Circle will meet in the church’s parlor with Jan Vaughn as the hostess. The group will discuss chapter 10 of the book, “Lydia the Business Woman.” Its members welcome all to come to the meeting.

The De Soto United Methodist Church is looking for someone to volunteer to serve as treasurer for 2009.

The De Soto United Methodist Church wishes to thank all who brought donations for the De Soto Multi-Service Center. The congregation met the goal of collection 300 boxes of stuffing for Thanksgiving dinners.

The children’s church at the De Soto United Methodist Church is practicing for its Christmas program at 9 am. on Sundays.

The De Soto United Methodist Church is having a UMW general meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Fellowship Hall. All attending are asked to bring their “Thank Banks” for the offering. On the agenda is the 2009 budget and the Advent dinner. Members are to bring a morning snack, and babysitting will be provided.

The secretary of the De Soto United Methodist Church is asking congregation members to inform her of changes to mailing and email addresses, errors on the birthday calendar and in the newsletter as she is updating the church’s directory.

The De Soto United Methodist Church had a special music offering Sunday with Brinn and Natalie McCracken sharing the music.

The De Soto Baptist Church will have a piano dedication Sunday in memory of Kenny and Mary Lou Simmons during worship. The couple was very active in the church and its music for many years. They were also taught the church’s youth, including my children.

The De Soto Baptist Church plans a soup supper Sunday and is asking for help to decorate the church for Christmas.

Because my son Jerry and his wife, Linda, were unable to attend service Sunday at the De Soto Baptist Church, my daughter Debbie, her grandson Hayden and I fill in for them. I did get to greet many I don’t always see by giving out the bulletins.

The De Soto Baptist Church had brown-bag Sunday as it was the third Sunday of the month. Cass was dropped in for the De Soto Multi-Service Center to help with utilities and medication.

The De Soto Baptist Church Junior Joy Choir met at Fellowship Hall after worship with adults and youngsters practicing for the cantata.

The Baptist Church Monday night prayer group meets from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. each week, and the Life Lessons Study Group led by Karen Wall and Joe Woywod meets from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Fellowship Hall.

A group of women met to make favors for the December Hillside Village birthday party at Fellowship Hall of the De Soto Baptist Church.

Sunday is the last day to order Thanksgiving pies from the Relay For Life group.

My sister-in-law Emmaline, a former De Soto resident, called this week to inquire about my health and activities. She told me her son — the son of Kevin Freeman — who recently had brain surgery will undergo spinal surgery the week of Christmas. The 13-year-old boy is going to school half time and needs our prayers.

I also had a call from former De Soto resident Louella Tillery. She worked as a cook at a Olathe nursing home before retiring and was wanting recipes. I shared my no-bake cookie recipe. She wished everyone in De Soto well.

The De Soto High School students had their annual Silver Cats dinner and presentation of their fall musical “Bye, Bye Birdie” Nov. 12. There were so many students involved, and the presentation was commendable. At the dinner, the tables were filled with delicious food. The De Soto Baptist Church were recognized Sunday.

Among those celebrating birthdays this week are Bill Lafferety, Kurt Guntert, Ravenne King, Stuart Adams, Bryan Davis, Brent Davis, Donna Hansen, Richard Epperson, Michael Gribben, Joe White, Wilma Mann, Seth Rhodes and Angela Prince.

Those celebrating anniversaries include Dale and Nancy Lindbloom and Calvin and Leona Robinson are observing 49 years together.

The needs at the De Soto Multi-Service Center food pantry this week are for canned or boxed soups. Next week’s needs are peanut butter and jelly. The center always needs paper products and baby items.

Sue Allen came last week to load her trunk will all the boxs, sacks and items left from the De Soto Baptist Church garage sale last month at my home. I found me a sweater among the items. There were so many pretty things taken to the needy.

Among those on the sick list the week are Max Atwell, Dixie Skaggs, Joan Barenklau, Merle Couch, Ruth Zimmerman, Darlene Hackworth, Gary Martin and Juanita Martinez. The De Soto Baptist Church flyer had a list of 66 with health concerns.

Marge Cates is still in the hospital in Nevada and Elden Shultz is in Olathe Medical Center. Rosemary McAnnich had pneumonia this past week. My great granddaughter Lisa of Texas had hernia surgery Friday. She is home and playing games now. I felt better this last week but still having some pain and am taking pain medication.

My son Edwin and his wife call me Sunday evening to see if I had received the photographs they sent of the trees along the northeast coast and of family.

Carlin called Thursday from Illinois to catch me up on his family’s happening. He had a grandson on the phone, too.

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