A Word from Derwin L. Gray, Pastor

Rejoicing in suffering does not mean celebrating when bad news comes. But, it does mean that we can believe that God is doing a redemptive work. This word “redemptive” means that God does not waste a hurt or disappointment. He is using them to shape and build us into the image of Jesus, which is his highest passion.

When we go through suffering, we often pray and seek God more intensely than at other times. My greatest times of growth have been when I’ve reached the end of my resources and all I have left is Jesus. God uses suffering to make us rely on his presence.

In Psalm 23:4, David writes that he does not fear because God is with him. He relies on God’s presence, and it brings him strength and comfort. Remember that for there to be a shadow, there has to be a light. I don’t know what your “valley of the shadow of death” is, but I do know who the Light is that is walking with you in that valley.

In another Psalm, David reveals that one of the reasons for his joy is that he is forgiven: “Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven whose sins are covered (Ps. 31:1, NIV). We can’t determine God’s love for us based on good or bad circumstances. We determine his love based on the cross and what he did for us on it.

Activity Calendar

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

Sunday, September 20
9:00   Worship Service – Channel 3
10:00 Salem EUCC Service – Channel 3
10:30 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Service – Channel 3
11:30  Retro TV Day – Channel 3

Monday, September 21
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 22
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, Childhood Toys & Memories – Channel 3

Wednesday, September 23
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
10:00 Virtual Entertainment – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3

Thursday, September 24
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, Poetry 101/Longfellow House Short History – Channel 3

Friday, September 25
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3
1:30   Reading Corner with Chaplain Josh – Channel 3
7:30   QCT Ghost Light Concert – Channel 3

Saturday, September 26
8:30   Bingo/Exercise – Check posted sign for time
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.

Quincy Community Theatre Ghost Light Concert
A special presentation on Friday, September 25th at 7:30 pm on Channel 3 – A celebration of Quincy Community Theatre and the devoted community that makes it so special, the Ghost Light Concert will feature 10 musical performances from 12 of QCT’s memorable leading ladies recorded especially for this one-night only event. The evening will also include live interviews with QCT staff members and several special guests.

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
How do leaves get from place to place?
With autumn-mobiles!

Weekly Inspiration

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

Scripture & Prayer Request

Psalm 91: 1-7
“He who dwells in the shelter of The Most High will abide in The Shadow of The Almighty… He will cover you with His Feathers, and under His Wings you will find refuge; His Faithfulness will be a Protective Shield… You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the pestilence that ravages at noon.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:
Residents: Anna Brown
Staff: Maintenance – Jerry, Andrew, Bob, Chris, Joe, Junior, KJ, Paul, Roger, Terry, Bill, Alex, Henry, Daniel

Good Samaritan Home of Quincy

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