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The Patter December 4

Christmastime Memorial Service – From Chaplain Josh
Good Samaritan Home’s Annual Christmastime Memorial Service is on Thursday, December 10th at 6:00 PM.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be able to have people attend in-person this year, but will instead stream the service live on the Good Samaritan Home of Quincy Facebook Page.  We will provide ornaments with the names of each resident who died in the past year, unless the family prefers to provide their own.

This service is also open to anyone who would like us to remember a loved one in this way no matter when they passed away or where. To include other loved ones in this service, please call Chaplain Josh Vahle at 217-223-8717 x4491 and leave a message with your name and phone number and your loved one’s name and date of passing.

It is difficult to celebrate God’s gift and enjoy family traditions at this time of year when you are also grieving. My hope is that this service will help you in some way to acknowledge your loss and grief and strengthen your faith in the God who sent you his greatest gift. May God’s peace sustain you now and forever in the hope given to us through His Son Jesus Christ. – Chaplain Josh

Activity Calendar

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

Sunday, December 6
9:00   Worship Service – Channel 3
10:00 Sassy the Elf Visits
10:00 Salem EUCC Service – Channel 3
10:30 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Service – Channel 3

Monday, December 7
9:00   Devotions – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise –Channel 3
1:30   Rosary – Channel 3
2:00  Christmas Movie – Channel 3

Tuesday, December 8
9:00   Devotions – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
9:45   Chair Yoga – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3
1:00   Navigation Through the Great Explorers – Channel 3
2:00   Christmas Movie – Channel 3

Wednesday, December 9
9:00   Devotions – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
9:45   Quincy Symphony Orchestra: Suites & Serenades – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3
2:00   Christmas Movie – Channel 3

Thursday, December 10
9:00   Devotions – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
10:00 Catholic Mass – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3
1:00   In the Footsteps of Galileo – Channel 3
2:00   Christmas Movie – Channel 3
6:00   Christmastime Memorial Service – Channel 3

Friday, December 11
9:00   Devotions – Chapel & Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
9:45   Joe Chi – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3
2:00   Christmas Movie – Channel 3

Saturday, December 12
8:30   Twinkle the Elf Visits
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3

Additional activities will be held in each neighborhood. Check with your local Activity Aide for scheduling.

Quincy Symphony Orchestra: Suites & Serenades
The Quincy Symphony Orchestra presents “Suites & Serenades” conducted by Dr. Bruce Briney. Our joyful program includes Mozart’s cascading Wind Serenade in E-flat, Holst’s lively St. Paul’s Suite and Ewald’s bold Brass Quintet No. 1. Filmed live by WGEM-TV, this high-quality digital production transports you to the concert hall for a spectacular performance! This opportunity for our viewing was made possible by friends of Good Samaritan Home.

Christmas Movies
Christmas movies will be played every weekday in December (Monday – Friday) beginning Tuesday, December 1st.

Laughs of the Week
Where do snowmen keep their money?
In snowbanks!

What does a gingerbread man put on his bed?
A cookie sheet.

What do snowmen like to eat for dinner?

How was the snow globe feeling yesterday?
A little shaken!

Weekly Inspiration

“We can all make a difference in the lives of others in need because it is the most simple of gestures that make the most significant of differences.” – Miya Yamanouchi

Scripture & Prayer Request

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

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