A Rare Privilege and Opportunity…
… is the occasion of sharing a dear friend’s 100th birthday when the friend is as active, alert and in as good physical and mental condition as Lucille is! Much enjoyed was being a part of Lucille Fisher’s 100th birthday open house on Saturday, April 27, at the Golden Years Club Building.
More than 100 of Lucille’s family and friends gathered to share in her special day on April 27.
Lucille is an amazing example of the “stuff” that I feel our pioneer women were made of – fortitude, endurance, grit and spunk, but with compassion, love and loyalty for those dear to her.
She has a strong sense of right and wrong, and an ever-inquiring mind for knowledge, which is still evident in the number of informative books she still reads. She has a phenomenal and accurate memory.
All that and she still cooks, gardens to a certain extent, is still self-sufficient and has a sense of humor! She is admired and loved very much … especially by us.
Annual Poppy Day Saturday
Members of Brownstown VFW Post #9770 will be at their posts this Saturday to help us remember our veterans with a “thank you” donation. Wear a poppy to show you appreciate and care.
Sefton Unit HCE Mother’s Day Potluck …
… will be held Thursday at Golden Years Club building, with the meal at at noon. Sefton’s “Mother of the Year” will be chosen.
The lessons will be: “Walking Your Way to Health” by DeeDee Diveley; “Exit Strategies: Are You Ready for the Unexpected?” by Flo Allen; and “Finding Strength in Trying Times” Debbie Swain. The roll call question is “What is your favorite beverage?” Food for thought: “I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.”-Erma Bombeck.
Brownstown High School Graduation…
… is Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. in the high school gym.
First Christian Church’s Vacation Bible School is June 2-7, from 6-8:15 nightly. Theme-“God’s Backyard Bible School.”
Birthdays-Elaine Voelker, Katie Herbord and Jenna Townsend.
Anniversaries-Marty and Rebecca Evans, and Darrel and Zandra Sidwell.
United Methodist Church
Pianist Bette Stolte played the prelude as the congregation of the United Methodist Church gathered for Sunday morning worship.
Jarin Evans and Bradley Schwarm lighted the altar candles.
Thomas greeted all and shared the announcements, recognized the birthdays and anniversaries, shared the prayer list and led in prayer.
Hubert Williams and Jeff Kelly served as ushers.
Zack and Jenna Townsend led the children’s Sunday school. Flo Allen led the adult class.
• Sunday at 9:30 a.m.-Mother’s Day breakfast at the church for all ladies. Served by the youth.
• May 16 at 9:30 a.m.-United Methodist Women Breakfast, with a special speaker.
First Christian Church
The congregation of the First Christian Church was greeted by Chris and Sherry Meadow, and welcomed by the Rev. Kevin Bonifacius, who also shared the announcements.
Praise duo Matthew Smith and Jack Shelton led in songs of praise, accompanied by pianist Susan Smith, drummer Mitchell Smith and guitarists Rick Cox, Walt Kinney and Chuck Enlow.
Don Willms led the gift and offering prayer. Special music was contributed by Charlie Watson.
Bonifacius delivered the message and closed the service with prayer.
Also serving: Communion preparation-Matthew and Jamie Smith; serving congregation-Travis Gould, Jeremy Claycomb, Brent Keyes, Duane Willms, Morgan Pryor; PowerPoint-Penny Cox; sound tech-Don Lovett; usher-Morgan Pryor; librarian-Liz Oberlink; Sunday school nursery-Faye Schwarm; a.m. nursery-Cathy Smith; toddler worship-Billie Enlow and Abby Enlow; Quest-4-Kids-Eric and Tresnee Adams; and shut-ins-Don Lovett and Matthew Smith.
• Xtreme Zone- Last meeting will be May 15 at 3:30 p.m.
• Wednesday Night Lights-Last meeting is Wednesday, May 15, at 6:23 p.m.
• Xtreme Zone and families’ bowling trip will be Saturday, May 15.
• Baby shower for Tresnee Adams is Sun. May 26, 2-4, p.m. in church basement.