The De Soto United Methodist Church is having its fall festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the church’s Fellowship Hall. Cinnamon rolls and coffee available from 8 to 10 a.m.
Craft items early holiday shopping such as place mats, napkins, jewelry bags, pot holders will be on sale. In addition, ethnic foods, pastries, canned foods, cookies, cakes and pies will be available.
The church’s traditional soups and pies fundraising lunch will be served,
• The De Soto Baptist Church ABA girls will have an Amazing Card Organizer from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 12. The deadline to register is Oct. 8, and the fee to cover supplies is $20. Those attending, will make four greeting cards with matching envelopes, three tags, three love notes with matching envelopes, sticky notes and one pin. Those unable to attend can receive a box of goodies for $20 or make a donation to the ABA girls’ goodwill basket.
• The De Soto Baptist Church worship leaders Sunday were Holly Balch, Keri Nalley and Jessica Reed. They led the congregation and also sung “I’d Rather Have Jesus.”
• In last week’s column, I should have written the ninth-grade was playing Eudora and not the seventh-graders at Lexington Trails.
• As he has for 25 years, Clausie Smith of Bonner Springs filled Sunday in for The Rev. Richard Copeland, who was away with his wife, Mary Etta. His message was “My Friend Zacchaeus.” With text from Luke 19:10. He related this to our Jesus having a best friend.
• The De Soto Baptist Church’s annual garage sale was last week of my home. We needed more customers. Perhaps people didn’t have money at the end of the month. We had plenty to shop for and donations from many of our church and those aren’t members of the congregation. Items included Avon products, children’s toys, fishing tackle, tires, lots of books, dishes, clothes and electrical items. We thank all who donated.
After three days, the volunteers said they weren’t going to work next year. They’ll have to train the new volunteers.
We donated unsold items to Goodwill, the Salvation Army, Red Cross children’s homes and nursing centers and men’s clothing to the veteran’s home in Leavenworth.
I think every year we’ll not have it, but we end up doing a community service by making items available for 25 cents. God gave us three beautiful days for the sale. Thanks everyone.
• Among those having birthdays this week are Ruth Warfell, Jane Rosenstangle, Erin Taylor, Andy Rumsey, Phyllis Dettmer, Beatrice Schotamus, Bailey Jean Bosworth, Rick Lewis, Sue Allen, Joyce Bassett, Karen Wall, Charles Lawhead, Brooke Schupp and Ruby Nelson.
• Among those celebrating anniversaries are Kurt and Mary Guntert, Cindy and David King, Bill and Patty Plummer, Vergil and Nadine Dean, Paul and Lynell Miley, Don and Sue Allen, and Dick and Clenna Beytein.
• Those on the sick list this week include Ruth Zimmerman, who had stints put in her heart this week at Olathe Medical Center. Darlene Hackworth is in Shawnee Mission Medical Center, and Jaunita Martinez remains at her daughter Geraldine Reed’s home. Merle Couch is home recovering. Cary Martin is in Olathe Medical Center. Jackie Rendiz, the daughter of Dale and Sannie Cannell, had back surgery, and I’ve learned Sannie broke her ankle. Sally Schraders asks for prayers for her niece.
• The need for the De Soto food pantry this week is peanut butter and jelly. Next week’s need is boxed and canned soup. There is always a need for paper goods and baby items.
• October is pastors appreciation month. Take time to write a note to your pastor of his community service. De Soto has been very lucky with its many fine pastors over the years in all our churches. God bless all of them.
• The Pleasant Hour Club had its monthly meeting at the De Soto United Methodist Church will Brenda and Many Ann as the hostesses. The group’s program was making pins with Frances, Judy and Sue in charge. They all said they enjoyed the activities.
• My great grandson Hayden’s baseball team had games Saturday and Sunday. They beat the Ravens by a score of 23 to 3. The team lost its night game that day, 11 to 6 and lost to the Red Sox the next day, 6 to 5.