The De Soto Methodist church has a busy week based on their weekly bulletin. Their Silver Circle met yesterday afternoon and their Reading Circle will be meeting today at noon. The Boy Scouts will be meeting there tonight at 7 p.m. The church will also be hosting a private baby shower this Saturday.
The Methodist church will be doing their annual Hanging of the Greens this Sunday, Nov. 20, after worship services. It will be followed by a potluck lunch. Pastor Jan led worship services at Hillside Village this past Sunday as well.
The VFW craft sale was this past Sunday and it attracted a large crowd. The new paint job on their building also looks great.
The De Soto Baptist church had a baptism service on Sunday, it was lovely. Five people were immersed in the font: Tori Schupp; Devin Hanes; Brooke Schupp; Drew Haines and Bailey Bosworth. Linda Conrad was supposed to but was unable due to health concerns. John and Darlene Hackworth were at worship on Sunday, their son just got married. The ABW's auction last week raised $3,600 for the new construction project, we're very pleased.
The De Soto Baptist church's junior joy choir will sing during worship this coming Sunday, Nov. 20. We will also be having our Thanksgiving potluck after worship. Following dinner there will be a silent auction of gently used Christmas goods.
Those celebrating birthdays this week are: Joetta Gower; Bill Lafferty; Richard Epperson; Sara Tush; Gayla Hougham; Donna Hansen; Michael Gribben and Joe White.
Those celebrating anniversaries are: Dale and Nancy Lindbloom; Calvin and Leona Robinson; Bill and Charlotte Whim and Chris and Betty Schotamus.
The needs at the community food pantry this week are: macaroni and cheese; peanut butter; jelly; paper products; canned vegetables and fruit; baby diapers; dry cereal and juice.
The sick list is still quite long. Jean Mannes is out of the hospital now and recovering at home. Arlen Gabriel will be having surgery this week to remove some of his gallbladder. Janet Nalley's mother has been seeing many doctors but is still feeling unwell. Donnie Gardner was able to return to worship this past Sunday after returning from the service in Iraq, we were very happy to have him. Donnie Allen is in the Olathe hospital, his wife, Sue, says he is having a difficult time. Libby Stone is still at KU Medical Center and Martha Jones is in the Shawnee Mission hospital. Lorene Hayden is at Good Samaritan and Randall Bassett, Bill Lafferty and Vonnie Steele are all at Hillside Village now. Mary McDaniel is now at Lakeside Village. I'll be going to my orthopedist soon because my left leg is still giving me trouble.