Archive for Thursday, December 17, 2009


December 17, 2009

The De Soto United Methodist Church will have its Christmas Cantata at its 10 a.m. service Sunday. The Fellowship Committee will sponsor a reception for the cast after the service. Congregation members are asked to bring finger foods in appreciation for the performance.

The De Soto United Methodist Church is now offering a middle and high school Sunday school class. The younger students will continue meeting from 9 to 10 a.m. Sundays.

The De Soto United Methodist Church Worship Committee is surveying the congregation on whether members prefer a single worship as the church has now or two as it had before. Ballots on a flyer can be placed in a box in the narthex.

The De Soto Baptist Church Christmas Cantata and Candlelight Service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday. There will be a fellowship time after the service with cookies, candies and drinks.

The Junior Joy Singers with about 25 children brought service Sunday. They sang six different songs under the direction of Tami Reeves and with Mary Etta Copeland on piano. They thanked the parents, grandparents and church family for supporting the ministry.

The De Soto Baptist Church A.B. Girls had its Christmas party Sunday in Fellowship Hall. They had a $5 Christmas ornament exchange and served refreshments with tea. Mary Jo McDaniel is the group’s leader.

The De Soto Baptist Church has adopted families for Christmas through the De Soto Multi-Service Center. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board with needed items, which should be left Sunday at the church.

Sue Allen, Lydia McGrew, Jean Epperson and Maxine went to Lansing Dec. 7 with gifts and refreshments for both men and women veterans in Wadsworth Hospital.

Among those having birthdays this week are Eugene Gower, Leon Randall, Mark Kreutzer, Lyndie Willhite, Emily Miller, Leland Jones, Sam Warren, Carol Christesson, Chris Berola, John Zvirgzdins, Spencer Karashin, Caitlin Weese, and my great granddaughters Garrison Williams and Katie Nalley.

Those having anniversaries include Eugene and JoEtta Gower, who have been married 60 years, and R.B. and Martha Jones.

John Berry remains in Olathe Medical Center and is in need of our prayers. Also on the sick list is Josh Childers, who is in Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Bobbie Robinson of Hillside Village. My son Michael is home after his recent heart attack but will return to the hospital this week as his pacemaker isn’t working correctly. He won’t be able to come to De Soto for Christmas. Birdie’s 90-year-old mother injured her head and broke her nose falling out of bed. Betty O’Dell of Lakeview Heights Nursing Center, Laura Long of Meadow Brook Nursing Home and Juanita Martinez of Eudora’s nursing home all need our prayers.

The need in the De Soto Multi-Service Center food pantry this week is for macaroni and cheese. Next week’s need is for canned tuna or chicken and any pasta or canned fruit except applesauce. Paper goods and baby items are always welcome.

Debbie and I had a phone call Sunday evening from former neighbor Patty Neeland.


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