A Word from The Reverend Timothy A. White, Pastor

“If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. And the Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your desire with good things, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.” Isaiah 58:9-11

Finger pointing, hate speech and a lack of civil discourse seems to define these strange and troubling times we are living through.  Maybe that is why there is so much anger.  Maybe that is why our souls are so depleted.  Maybe that is why we come home exhausted every day. The prophet says, when we stop trash talking and finger pointing and make it our priority to care about other people, healing comes.

Hate left unchecked grows into a toxic monster living inside us.  Hate interferes with our ability to receive God’s blessings. When we choose to hate we multiply our struggles, and destroy all that is good in our lives while pushing God away. God promises to guide us continually, satisfy our desires and make us strong when we lay down our hate.  COVID has brought out the best in some and the worst in others.  It is up to us to decide if we are going to reach for the light or embrace the hate that hides in the darkness.

Let us pray.  God we are tired. We are tired of the hate, tired of the finger pointing and name calling.  We are tired of twitter rants and attack ads and a national conversation driven by hate.  Draw us close, guide us to do better. Jesus said it is not what we put into our mouth that makes us unclean, it is what comes out of our mouth that defiles us.  Help us to glorify you in our speech and our actions.  In Jesus precious name we pray. Amen.

Activity Calendar

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

Sunday, September 13
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 One Hit Wonder Day – Channel 3
2:00    World Trade Center – Channel 3

Monday, September 14
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 15
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3
1:00   Senior Learning Network, Dolphins on the Lagoon – Channel 3

Wednesday, September 16
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3
2:00   Flame & Embers – Channel 3

Thursday, September 17
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
1:00   Senior Learning Network, Pio Pico Historic State Park – Channel 3

Friday, September 18
9:00   Devotions by Rev. Martin Eden, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church– Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3
1:30   Reading Corner with Chaplain Josh – Channel 3

Saturday, September 19
8:30   Bingo/Exercise – Check posted sign for time
10:00 Bingo – Outside Main Dining Room Only
11:30 Exercise – Outside Main Dining Room Only
1:00   Bingo/Exercise – Check posted sign for time

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

Reading Corner
Beginning Friday, September 11th at 1:30 pm, we present The Reading Corner. A new Volunteer, Kennidy, will read to us from Lewis Caroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. She will read for one hour every other Friday. On the alternating Friday, Chaplain Josh will read from the book The Insanity of God by Nik Ripken.   

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.

Laugh of the Week
What is a tree’s least favorite month of the year?

Sep-timber!

Weekly Inspiration

Weekly Inspiration

“Happiness is an inside job.” – William Arthur Ward

Scripture & Prayer Request

Psalm 40: 1-3
“I waited patiently for God to help me; then He listened and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out from the bog and the mire, and set my feet on a hard, firm path, and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, of praises to Our God.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:
Residents: Cottagers
Staff: Environmental Services – Stacy, Amanda, Annette, Antonia, Barb, Chris, Cory, Diane, Donna, Gwendy, Jerrica, Josh, Joyce, Lill, Linda, Lisa H., Lisa S., Monica, Regina, Robert, Steve, Taylor, Ed

Good Samaritan Home of Quincy

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