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By Karen Redfern
Monday was such an eventful day at Evergreen Outreach. We were greeted by the wonderful members of SoftFire, who sang several tunes, including: “When the Saints Go Marching In,” “The Marine Song,” “Old-Time Religion,” “The Tennessee Waltz,” “Georgia On My Mind,” “This Land Is Your Land” and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.”
We are so blessed to have David and Patricia Pence in our midst.
Cindy Hunter led the program with birthday introductions. Those celebrating being another year older were: Norma Simmons and Randy Owens.
The Rev. Roger Grimmett gave the devotional, tracing the origins of E.O. “Thank God for giving Phyllis Rames a vision to start Evergreen Outreach,” he said. “And SoftFire for leading us in worship.”
Grimmett said: “This is a great group.”
Then he told us about a pastor who presided over a difficult meeting of his church board. Things just went wrong, and he was very discouraged. He decided to walk outside and change the sign outside the church. As he did, he was greeted by an older gentleman, who was dressed in tattered clothing, was unshaven and appeared homeless.
“Are you the pastor?” the man asked. “Yes,” the pastor answered.
The man then told the pastor that he was Jesus, and then walked on.
When the pastor got home, he told his wife about the strange encounter.
She responded: “How do you know that he wasn’t Jesus?”
The Bible tells us to “Keep loving each other like family.” We’re to treat every person as Jesus did, and then we will be treated like we want to be treated.
Those enjoying Pinochle were: Ruth Ann Scott, Jeanne Schlicht, Mary Woolsey, Shirley Locke, Peggy Lippold, Flo Lange, Rosamund Hobler and Mr. Kruenegel.
See you there next week for a big surprise.