On God’s Time
A man walked to the top of a hill to talk to God.

The man asked, ‘God, what’s a million years to you?” and God said, “a minute.”

Then the man asked, “Well, what’s a million dollars to you?” and God said, “A penny.”

Then the man asked, “God… can I have a penny?” and God said, “Sure…. In a minute.”

Videos from Families
We have put a request out to families and friends to send us home videos with messages. These videos are being played on Channel 3.

Cottagers– If you would like to send in a video with a message to our internal residents, please record the video and send it to contact@gshq.org. If you have any questions, please contact Director of Development and Public Relations, Sarah Vahlkamp, at 217-223-8717 ext. 4790.

Activity Calendar

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

Sunday, August 30
9:00   Worship Service – Channel 3
10:00 Salem EUCC Service – Channel 3
10:30 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Service – Channel 3
11:30  National Beach Day, Watch all things Beach! – Channel 3

Monday, August 31
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3
1:30   Rosary – Channel 3

Tuesday, September 1
9:00   Devotions by Rev. Patty Johansen at Vermont Street United Methodist – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3
1:00   Senior Learning Network – Channel 3
2:00   Bingo – Outside Main Dining Room

Wednesday, September 2
9:00   Devotions by Pastor Brady White at LifePoint Church – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
10:00 Virtual Entertainment – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3

Thursday, September 3
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
10:00 Catholic Mass – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3

Friday, September 4
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3

Saturday, September 5
8:30   Room to Room Cart – All Neighborhoods
11:30 Exercise – Outside Main Dining Room Only
1:00   Room to Room Cart – All Neighborhoods

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

Learning Opportunities
September 1 @ 1:00 pm – “For You the War is Over”: An experience of the Mighty 8th Air Force POWS- from the National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force.

Additional Mass Times
Catholic Mass is viewable at 7 am, 11 am, 6 pm, and 11 pm on Channel 49. A local mass for shut-ins is also available Sundays at 10:30 am on Channel 8.

Where’s the Chaplain?
A unique take on Where’s Waldo with our very own Chaplain Josh! Each week, Chaplain Josh will be delivering Devotions from an unknown location. It is up to you to guess where he is! Keep track of your guesses each day, Monday through Friday, and turn them in to your Activity Aide on Friday for a chance to win a prize! Have fun and good luck!

Laugh of the Week
What do you call a bee that can’t make up its mind?

A maybe.

Weekly Inspiration

“Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” – Thomas Carlyle

Prayer Request & Scripture

2 Corinthians 5:14-15
“For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.”

Residents: Stevenson Manor
Staff: Development and Human Resources – Sarah and Missy

Good Samaritan Home of Quincy

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