The Patter July 26

News & Views from Campus: July 26  – August 1, 2020       

Outdoor Visit Update

Due to a recent advisement from the Adams County Health Department and a rise in positive cases of COVID-19 in the surrounding area, Good Samaritan Home will be suspending outdoor visitations until further notice.

We understand that this news is disheartening for everyone involved and we greatly appreciate everyone’s understanding and support during these unprecedented times.

At this time, Good Samaritan Home does not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19, and the safety of our residents and staff remains our top priority. We will continue to assist families and residents with scheduled window and virtual visits. Please do not hesitate to contact your loved one’s designated social service aide with any questions or concerns you may have.

Activity Calendar

Sunday, July 26 
9:00   Worship Service – Chapel
2:00   Trivia Surprise, Play a Fun Trivia Game – Eastbrook Lane

Monday, July 27
9:00   Devotions – Chapel
11:30 Exercise – Social Room
1:30   Rosary – Social Room

Tuesday, July 28
9:00   Devotions – Chapel
11:30 Exercise – Social Room
1:00   The Truman Presidency, Visit the Presidential Library – Social Room
2:00  Resident Council – Social Room

Wednesday, July 29
9:00   Devotions – Chapel
10:00 Virtual Entertainment – Social Room
11:30 Exercise – Social Room

Thursday, July 30
 9:00  Devotions – Chapel
10:00 Virtual Mass – Social Room
11:30 Exercise – Social Room

Friday, July 31
9:00   Devotions – Chapel
11:30 Exercise – Social Room
2:00   Bingo – Social Room

Saturday, August 1
11:30 Exercise – Social Room
2:00   Bingo – Social Room

McReynold’s Center has a separate activity schedule which can be found posted in the neighborhood.
***All schedules are subject to change without notice***

Van Rides
We are going on van rides!  Check with your neighborhood Activity Aide for the van ride schedule for your area.

Weekly Inspiration

“Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.” – Bethany Hamilton

Prayer Request & Scripture

Isaiah 30:15
“In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:
Residents: Eber Gardens
Staff: Activities – Sally, Jessica B., Ashley, Sande, Sarah, Tammy, Micah, Jessica L., Shelby, Taylor, Rachel

The Patter July 19

Cottage Meal Deliveries

Cottage meal deliveries will resume on Monday, July 20th.  Please call in your orders on Friday, July 17th.

COVID-19 Test Update

In regards to the tests that followed our positive GSH employee, we have received word from the health department that all of our residents and staff have tested negative for COVID-19.  Due to the  14-day exposure window expiring and the fantastic outcome of our facility-wide testing, GSH lessened some of our internal restrictions beginning 7/14/20.

We will also begin our outdoor visitations on July 28th.  Please view our website post (www.gshq.org) from 6/30 for the policy on outdoor visitation and the instructions on the process of scheduling an outdoor visit.

We are happy to announce that there are some changes to the policy/procedures effective 7/14/20.  They include: lifted resident quarantine, general store access, resumed group activity and chapel services, van rides, beauty shop access, and resumed private pool therapy sessions (for internal residents only).

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding during this time!

Activity Calendar

Sunday, July 19
9:00   Worship Service – Chapel
2:00   Dice Games with Micah – Eber Dining Room

Monday, July 20
9:00   Devotions – Chapel
11:30 Exercise – Social Room
1:30   Rosary – Social Room

Tuesday, July 21
9:00   Devotions – Chapel
11:30 Exercise – Social Room
1:00   Rocky Mountain High with Rocky Mountain National Park – Social Room

Wednesday, July 22
9:00   Devotions – Chapel
11:30 Exercise – Social Room
2:00   Flame and Embers – Social Room, Live Performance on the Big Screen!

Thursday, July 23
9:00  Devotions – Chapel
10:00 Virtual Mass – Social Room
11:30 Exercise – Social Room

Friday, July 24
9:00   Devotions – Chapel
11:30 Exercise – Social Room
2:00   Bingo – Social Room

Saturday, July 25
11:30 Exercise – Social Room
2:00   Bingo – Social Room

McReynold’s Center has a separate activity schedule which can be found posted in the neighborhood.

***All schedules are subject to change without notice***

Van Rides
We are going on van rides!  Check with your neighborhood Activity Aide for the van ride schedule for your area.

Education
Join a Park Ranger on a tour of Rocky Mountain National Park on Tuesday, July 21st at 1:00 PM.

Weekly Inspiration

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
                                                                                – Dolly Parton

Prayer Request & Scripture

Galatians 5:22
“But the fruit of The Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:
Residents: Eastbrook Lane
Staff: Accounting – Aaron, Barb, Brenda, Christine, Elisha

The Patter July 12

A Farmer’s Prayer

A while back I read a story of a visiting pastor who attended a men’s breakfast in the middle of a rural farming area of the country.

The group had asked an older farmer, decked out in bib overalls, to say grace for the morning breakfast.

“Lord, I hate buttermilk”, the farmer began. The visiting pastor opened one eye to glance at the farmer and wonder where this was going. The farmer loudly proclaimed, “Lord, I hate lard.” Now the pastor was growing concerned. Without missing a beat, the farmer continued, “And Lord, you know I don’t much care for raw white flour”. The pastor once again opened an eye to glance around the room and saw that he wasn’t the only one to feel uncomfortable.

Then the farmer added, “But Lord, when you mix them all together and bake them, I do love warm fresh biscuits. So Lord, when things come up that we don’t like, when life gets hard, when we don’t understand what you’re saying to us, help us to just relax and wait until you are done mixing. It will probably be even better than biscuits Amen. “

Within that prayer there is great wisdom for all when it comes to complicated situations like we are experiencing in the world today.

Stay strong, my friends, because our Lord is mixing several things that we don’t really care for, but something even better is going to come when HE is done with it. AMEN

Activity Calendar

Please see signs/notices in your neighborhood for the Activity Schedule. Schedules are subject to suddenly change without notice.

Devotions: (Mon – Fri)
8:45 am – Foose Center

9:00 am – Eber Gardens  9:15 am – Southern Court
10:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
10:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
11:00 am – Sunny Dale
11:15 am – Sheltering Grove
11:30 am – Stevenson Manor
11:45 am – McReynolds Center 

Sunday Worship
8:45 am – Foose Center
9:00 am – Eber Gardens
9:15 am – Southern Court
9:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
9:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
10:00 am – Sunny Dale
10:15 am – Sheltering Grove
10:30 am – Stevenson Manor
10:45 am – McReynolds Center   

Upcoming Learning Opportunities
Tuesday, July 14th at 1pm:
America Goes to War, Industrial Production Key to Victory from the National Museum of the Pacific War

Thursday, July 16th at 1pm:
George Washington & the French & Indian War from Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Weekly Inspiration

“When life brings big winds of change that almost blow you over, close your eyes, hold on tight, and believe.”
                                                         – Lisa Lieberman-Wang

Prayer Request & Scripture

Malachi 4:2
“But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like cows let out to pasture.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:
Residents: ANNA BROWN VISTA
Staff: COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS – Physician’s assistants, doctors, nurses, and all their staff

The Patter July 5

News & Views from campus: July 5-11

Important COVID-19 Update

We were informed on June 30th, 2020 that one of our employees tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, the facility has entered into a full quarantine with residents quarantined to their individual rooms.

Outdoor visitations have been postponed and will be re-visited at a later time. All non-urgent appointments have been cancelled for the near future.

Window visits are still allowed at this time. However, the window must remain closed at all times and under no circumstances should the window be opened.

More details are to come as we receive further guidance from the Adams County Health Department. The health and safety of our residents remains our top priority as we continue to follow proper COVID-19 guidelines and procedures regarding both residents and staff. A facility-wide COVID-19 test will be administered to both internal residents and staff in response to the confirmed positive employee.

Additional news and updates regarding COVID-19 policies and procedures can be found on both our website (www.gshq.org) and Facebook Page (Good Samaritan Home of Quincy).

Activity Calendar

Please see signs/notices in your neighborhood for the Activity Schedule.

Devotions (Mon-Fri)
8:45 am – Foose Center
9:00 am – Eber Gardens  
9:15 am – Southern Court
10:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
10:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
11:00 am – Sunny Dale
11:15 am – Sheltering Grove
11:30 am – Stevenson Manor
11:45 am – McReynolds Center 

Sunday Worship
8:45 am – Foose Center
9:00 am – Eber Gardens
9:15 am – Southern Court
9:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
9:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
10:00 am – Sunny Dale
10:15 am – Sheltering Grove
10:30 am – Stevenson Manor
10:45 am – McReynolds Center   

Entertainment
Do you have internet access and like music?
Listen to Radio Recliner!

Type https://radiorecliner.com/index.html into your browser to access the station. Radio Recliner is a pirate radio station run by real Resident DJs who live at senior living communities across the country. New shows start daily at 11:00 a.m.

Weekly Inspiration

“Sometimes we’re tested; not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.”
                                                                         – Unknown

Prayer Request & Scripture
Romans 10:9-10
“if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:
Residents: COTTAGERS
Staff: PHYSICAL THERAPY – Andie, Angela, Betty, Kristie H., Kylie, Michelle, Kim

The Patter June 28

News & Views from Campus: June 28- July 4

We have received word from the health department that all residents and staff have tested negative for the COVID-19 test that was done on 6/11/20.

Currently administration is working on writing a new policy and organizing outdoor visitation for residents and families. Once this policy is finalized, we will inform you of the policy/procedure for the outside visits. We are not accepting appointments for outside visitation at this time.

Activities and chapel services are now permitted in the Chapel/Social Room and Town Hall. As of now, chapel services will be at 9:00am Mon-Fri and Sunday. McReynold’s Center devotions will be at 11:15am Mon-Fri and 10:00am Sunday. The following precautions must be utilized: Residents and staff must properly wear a mask at all times. Non-compliant residents will NOT be able to attend. Areas on the floor will be marked to ensure the residents are safely placed six feet apart.  

Procedures are subject to change as we continue to stay up to date with the conditions within the surrounding community. It is our top priority to ensure the safety and health of all our residents. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

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“God doesn’t give the hardest battles to His toughest soldiers. He creates the toughest soldiers through life’s hardest battles.”
– Unknown

Activity Calendar

Sunday, June 28
9:00 Worship Service, Chapel
2:00 Games with Sharon & Tammy, Social Room

Monday, June 29
9:00 Worship Service, Chapel
Manicures – check your local neighborhood for the time & location
1:30 Rosary – Chapel

Tuesday, June 30
9:00 Worship Service, Chapel
1:00 America’s Signs & Symbols, Social Room
        Brought to us by the Smithsonian American Art Museum
2:00 Resident Council, Social Room

Wednesday, July 1
9:00 Worship Service, Chapel
2:00 Flame & Embers, Social Room

Thursday, July 2
9:00 Worship Service, Chapel
10:00 Mass, Social Room
2:00 Trivia Mania, Social Room

Friday, July 3
9:00 Worship Service, Chapel
2:00 Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, July 4
11:00 Exercise
2:00 Bingo, Social Room

McReynold’s Center has a separate activity schedule which can be found posted in the neighborhood.

***All schedules are subject to change without notice***

Weekly Inspiration

“The time is always right to do what is right.”
                                                       – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Prayer Request & Scripture

Psalm 18:30, 35
 “This God—His Way is perfect; The Word of The LORD proves true; He is a Shield for all those who take refuge in Him…You have given me the shield of Your Salvation, and Your Right Hand supported me, and Your Gentleness made me great.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:
Residents: SUNNY DALE
Staff: NURSING SUPPORT – Scheduling, Supplies, Medical Records, Medical Secretary, Education

The Patter June 14

News & Views from campus: June 14-20, 2020

A message from the Placematters:

“Greetings from the Placematters. We are alive and well and working on fresh placemats. Bring us your cards that haven’t been with anyone who was ill.”

Virginia Echternkamp is retiring from making placemats from calendars as she will be celebrating her 100th birthday next year. She has made almost 500 placemats during her time with the Placematters. Our new cottager, Eleanor Yackley, will take over the calendars in Virginia’s place.

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This week, we also said goodbye and a happy retirement to Carlotta Rice, housekeeper. Carlotta has dedicated 15 years of service to Good Samaritan Home, and we wish her the best of luck in her retirement!

In retirement, every day is Boss Day and every day is Employee Appreciation Day.” -Unknown

Activity Calendar

Please see signs/notices in your neighborhood for the Activity Schedule.

Devotions (Mon-Fri):
8:45 am – Foose Center
9:00 am – Eber Gardens  
9:15 am – Southern Court
10:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
10:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
11:00 am – Sunny Dale
11:15 am – Sheltering Grove
11:30 am – Stevenson Manor
11:45 am – McReynolds Center 

Sunday Worship
8:45 am – Foose Center
9:00 am – Eber Gardens
9:15 am – Southern Court
9:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
9:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
10:00 am – Sunny Dale
10:15 am – Sheltering Grove
10:30 am – Stevenson Manor
10:45 am – McReynolds Center   

Weekly Inspiration

 “Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

Prayer Request & Scripture

Matthew 11:28-30
“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is kind, and My burden is light.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:   
Residents: SOUTHERN COURT
Staff: NURSING ADMINISTRATION – Jeannie, Tina, Katie, Carol, Dawn, Bob, Chris, Melissa, Kim, Tonya, Annie, Mike, Anna, Diana

The Patter June 7

News & Views from campus: March 7 – 13, 2020

 “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God.  Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.”           Luke 12:6-7

  I need a haircut.  It has been nine weeks since I have seen my stylist (that sounds so glamorous, like I could be an Instagram influencer) I laugh about it, but I don’t like having my hair in my eyes. I don’t like looking disheveled.  Most of you can relate because you are missing your stylist too.  The guys with no hair are smiling from ear to ear and taunting those of us who look like we are auditioning for the movie cast-a-way. But in this case hair is a metaphor for something larger.

  This pandemic has been the great equalizer in that roots are showing, hair is shaggy and none of us have been able to have our appearance propped up by professionals. Our vanity was not what Jesus was addressing. Jesus was reminding us that God is detail oriented. It doesn’t matter if roots are obvious, hair is shaggy or you have a bad haircut because you cut it yourself—God knows!  And that also means God knows when you are sad, when you are afraid, when you are lonely—God knows. In spite of all that God knows—the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly—we are cherished! So put on a hat, (and a face covering) and go forth remembering that God knows AND cares!

  Let us pray,

  It is beyond our understanding that you have the hairs on our heads numbered and that you care for us in a million little ways that we never even notice. Continue to walk with us and love us. Help us as we make decisions moving forward in uncertain times. In Christ’s name we pray.  Amen.

                 Faithfully, The Reverend Timothy A. White, Pastor 

                                Trinity United Church of Christ

Activity Calendar

Please see signs/notices in your neighborhood for the Activity Schedule

Devotions

  8:45 am – Foose Center
  9:00 am – Eber Gardens  
  9:15 am – Southern Court
10:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
10:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
11:00 am – Sunny Dale
11:15 am – Sheltering Grove
11:30 am – Stevenson Manor
11:45 am – McReynolds Center 

Sunday Worship

  8:45 am – Foose Center
  9:00 am – Eber Gardens
  9:15 am – Southern Court
  9:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
9:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
10:00 am – Sunny Dale
10:15 am – Sheltering Grove
10:30 am – Stevenson Manor
10:45 am – McReynolds Center   

Weekly Inspiration

  If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then craw, but whatever you do keep moving forward.              ~~Martin Luther King Jr~~

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURES OF THE WEEK   John 7:16-17
 So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but God’s, Him who sent me.  If any person would truly desire to do His Will, he or she will come to realize whether my teaching is from God or if I am declaring things I made up on my own.

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:   SHELTERING GROVE
   And for:   Pray a prayer of praise and thanksgiving to GOD, Our Creator, Our Savior, Our Protector, Our Strength, Our Helper, Our Comforter, Our Counselor, Our Treasure, Our Friend.  Praise God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ The Messiah), and God The Holy Spirit.

Have internet access and like music?
Listen to Radio Recliner!

  Type https://radiorecliner.com/index.html into your browser.  Radio Recliner is a pirate radio station run by real Resident DJ’s who live at senior living communities across the country. New shows start daily at 11:00 a.m.

SENIOR LEARNING NETWORK

  Watch “Exploring Unknown Things about Angel Island” on Thursday, June 11 at 12:45 p.m. See your local Activity Aid for more information.

The Patter May 31

News & Views from campus: May 31 – June 6 2020

“The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.” Luke 8:24-25

Where is your faith? That is a question a lot of people are asking these days.  It is easy to have faith when the seas are calm and the wind isn’t whipping around making white caps on the surface.  It is easy to have faith when the skies are blue and the sun is shining. The worldly threats around us can take our eyes off of God causing our faith to evaporate in the storm around us. The disciples were so distracted by the wind and the waves that they forget the promise from Isaiah “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.” (Isaiah 43:2)  Obviously the disciples were so distracted by the wind and the waves that they forgot the “Lord of the storm” was in the boat with them.

There is a storm raging around us. At times like this we have to decide where we put our faith.  In the scientists? In the politicians? In the hope for a vaccine? In our ability to keep our hands washed and avoid an invisible virus? Or in the creator of the universe? Today we get to decide if our God is worthy of our trust, our adoration, our hope.  The dark valleys I have walked through have taught me that no matter what we have to face in life, we never have to face it alone. We never have to face life without God.  That gives me hope in the storm.

Let us pray,

Holy God, calm the storms in my heart, silence the self-doubt, quiet the fears, and dispel the despair brought on by isolation and social distancing. Remind me today and in the days to come that you walk with me through the storms of life.  Amen.

Faithfully,

The Reverend Timothy A. White, Pastor

Activity Calendar

Please see signs/notices in your neighborhood for the Activity Schedule

Devotions (Mon-Fri)
8:45 am – Foose Center
9:00 am – Eber Gardens  
9:15 am – Southern Court
10:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
10:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
11:00 am – Sunny Dale
11:15 am – Sheltering Grove
11:30 am – Stevenson Manor
11:45 am – McReynolds Center 

Sunday Worship Schedule
8:45 am – Foose Center
9:00 am – Eber Gardens
9:15 am – Southern Court
9:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
9:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
10:00 am – Sunny Dale
10:15 am – Sheltering Grove
10:30 am – Stevenson Manor
10:45 am – McReynolds Center   

Weekly Inspiration

Laughing it Off
  “Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.”  –Veronica Roth

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURES OF THE WEEK   Isaiah 43:2-4
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you.”   

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:   
Residents:   MCREYNOLDS CENTER
Staff:  VOLUNTEERS We thank God for the time, talents, sacrifices, and generosity of all our volunteers…and pray that they can come back to Good Sam soon.  

The Patter May 24

News & Views from campus May 24-30, 2020

  “They are like a person building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.” 

Luke 6:48

  It feels like the foundations are crumbling around us as a virus sweeps across the globe sickening the young and old.  Quarantine and shelter in place orders have ground the economy to a halt.  There are now more people unemployed than during the great depression.  Travel is a wistful memory.  Graduations have been made virtual, weddings postponed, funerals have become awkward and disturbing as we practice social distancing.  Soccer fields lay dormant and stadiums empty.  Some favorite restaurants will not reopen. The largest movie theater chain in the country may not survive. Churches have been forced into digital exile.  It feels like the foundations are crumbling around us. 

  Maybe this present situation feels so unsettling, if not downright disturbing, because we have built life on things that were never supposed to be foundational.  We have built our lives on entertainment, recreation and social interaction.  We have built on our lives on things that can’t stand up in the storm—things that should not be foundational. Jesus told the story of the builder to illustrate that the structures and time honored institutions of the world will not withstand the storms of life. It begs the questions; are we going to trust the systems of security and recreation we built for our own comfort and safety or are we going to trust in something bigger?  Are we going to trust the foundations created by the American way of life or trust the foundation provided by the creator of life.  The pandemic is the mother of all storms and we are seeing that the foundations (built on the sand) have begun to erode.  God promises to be the foundation that can’t be washed away.  God gives us something lasting and eternal to build on.  We will survive “the great pandemic of 2020.” Perhaps the greatest lesson we will learn is that we trusted the wrong things. As we begin to rebuild life, even from our shelter in place present situation, it is crucial to construct the “new normal” on the rock solid foundation that only comes from God.

Let us pray,

Creator God, you are the master builder, the architect of creation.  Give us strength and courage in this difficult time.  Help us to examine the foundations in which we have put our trust and guide us to build on YOUR foundation for life. Amen.

Faithfully,

Tim
The Reverend Timothy A. White, Pastor
Trinity United Church of Christ

Activity Calendar

Please see signs/notices in your neighborhood for the Activity Schedule

Devotions (Monday-Friday)

  8:45 am – Foose Center
  9:00 am – Eber Gardens  
  9:15 am – Southern Court
10:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
10:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
11:00 am – Sunny Dale
11:15 am – Sheltering Grove
11:30 am – Stevenson Manor
11:45 am – McReynolds Center 

Sunday Worship  

  8:45 am – Foose Center
  9:00 am – Eber Gardens
  9:15 am – Southern Court
  9:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
  9:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
10:00 am – Sunny Dale
10:15 am – Sheltering Grove
10:30 am – Stevenson Manor
10:45 am – McReynolds Center   

Music, Music, Music

    Experience the Quincy Symphony Orchestra & Chorus from your easy chair! The Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Chorus, & Youth Orchestra partner with WGEM-TV to broadcast concerts on Saturday, May 23rd and Saturday, May 30th.  The concerts start at 6:00 p.m.
  The concerts can be found on WGEM TV. In-house residents can tune to channel 4.  Cottagers will need to check with their local provider for availability

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURES OF THE WEEK   John 11:25-26
 Jesus said to her, “I AM The Resurrection and The Life.  Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and every person who lives and believes in Me shall never die.  Do you believe this?”
 

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:   
Residents:   FOOSE
Staff:  SPIRITUAL CAREGIVERS Chaplain Josh, visiting ministers, devotions leaders, musicians, communion ministers, and your churches and their priests, pastors and leaders.

The Patter May 17

News & Views from campus: May 17-23, 2020

WRITTEN BY ALL OF US……………………………………………..

  For weeks I have heard people saying, “I just can’t wait for things to be back to normal.”  I remember even saying that a few times myself.  But as I’ve thought about our current situation, I have realized how much I don’t want things to go back to the way they were.  Here are a few of my thoughts…

  1. I pray that the next time a friends grabs me and pulls me in for a hug. I actually take the time to appreciate the gift of their embrace.
  2. I pray that when school resumes and I’m dropping my kids off, I take the time to thank the staff for the amazing gift that they give to our family.
  3. I pray that the next time I’m standing in church listening to the voices of praise and taking communion, that I take a moment to thank God for the gift of congregation.
  4. I pray that the next time I’m sitting in a crowded restaurant that I take the time to look around at the smiling faces, loud voices and thank God for the gift of community.
  5. I pray that the next time I see a person or situation that needs prayer, I hope I pray as passionately and fervently as I have these past few weeks.
  6. I pray that when I am at the grocery store, that I take a moment to thank God that He provides us with the necessities of life (especially toilet paper) and the amazing people who work so hard to keep us supplied.
  7. I pray that I never again take for granted the ability to hop in the car and visit a friend, go to the mall, take my kids to a movie, etc.

  So, truth is, I don’t want things to return to the way they once were.  I pray that we take the lessons and challenges of the past few weeks and create a new normal.  My goal is to pray more, love harder, and truly appreciate the daily abundance of blessings that were so easily overlooked just a mere few weeks ago.                                                                                                                                                                                     

Activity Calendar

Please see signs/notices in your neighborhood for the Activity Schedule.

Devotions (Mon-Fri)
  8:45 am – Foose Center
  9:00 am – Eber Gardens  
  9:15 am – Southern Court
10:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
10:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
11:00 am – Sunny Dale
11:15 am – Sheltering Grove
11:30 am – Stevenson Manor
11:45 am – McReynolds Center 

(Sunday Worship Schedule by Neighborhood): 
  8:45 am – Foose Center
  9:00 am – Eber Gardens
  9:15 am – Southern Court
  9:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
  9:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
10:00 am – Sunny Dale
10:15 am – Sheltering Grove
10:30 am – Stevenson Manor 10:45 am – McReynolds Center    

Weekly Inspiration

  Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.                         ~~Steve Jobs~~

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURES OF THE WEEK   Psalm 90:12
 “Teach us to number our days so that we may get a heart of wisdom.”
THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:   
Residents:  EBER GARDENS
Staff:  SOCIAL SERVICES Kayla Hoerr, Kelsey Bennett, Melinda Meyer, Lucinda Smith, Heather Fox, Alicen Dabney, and Becky Rossiter.