The De Soto Methodist church had a busy Easter holiday. They had an egg hunt and a pancake breakfast Saturday morning and sunrise services at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, in addition to the regular service. They even had yoga on Sunday afternoon. On Saturday, May 7, the UMW will host a mother/daughter tea, reservations should be made by Saturday, April 30, by calling Shelle Field at (913) 219-7898.

The De Soto Baptist church had Maundy Thursday services, during which the choir sang some lovely specials. Their Easter services were at 7:30 Sunday morning in addition to the regular time, Hayden and Debbie went early and took me with them. Debbie and I wore beautiful corsages that Carlin and Nancy bought us. After the service we had breakfast thanks to the Rotary club, it was delicious. We also went to Sunday School and the regular service. After church we took some pictures and my children in Oklahoma, Texas and Illinois all called me to wish me a happy Easter.

The De Soto Baptist church has many important meetings coming up. Thursday, May 5 is the National Day of Prayer. I've signed-up for the noon-12:30 p.m. slot so don't call me during that block. Breakfast will be served at the church from 7 a.m.-noon and at noon a community prayer service will take place at the community center. At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, there will be a Mothers' Day brunch. Vacation Bible School will be from June 20-24 this summer from 1-3:45 p.m.

Former De Soto resident Ruth Mottakus calls me nearly every day, she lives in Shawnee Gardens nursing home now. We always pray together and tell each other about our recent activity. Lately I've had a girl come help with the cleaning. She took all my dolls off the mantle and cleaned and everything and put them back. She's done some work in the kitchen too and helped with my book work.

Those celebrating birthdays this week are: Quitta Tanbersley; John Berry; my friend Linda; Heather Moss; Betty Hughey; Chris Hayden; Gretchyn Reeves; Kristina Couch; Lacena Schupp; Eric Schupp; Rachel Coatney and Jennifer Collins.

I made spaghetti and meatballs on Sunday afternoon for my lunch but then the phone rang and I forgot about the pan on the stove and it all burned. I had to scour the pan and open all the doors to get the smell out. It's going to take some elbow grease to get my favorite pan clean again.

Those on the prayer list are many. Sally Schrader was able to attend Easter services on Sunday, the first time in weeks. Betty Hughey is celebrating her 90th birthday this week and Jeff Hodges, who leads the choir, is scheduled to have shoulder surgery this week. John and Julie Riffle had the misfortune of hitting a deer this week, no one was injured. Barbara Beesley's granddaughter's mother passed away this week, sympathy to their family.


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