Evergreen Outreach Aug. 18, 2011

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By Mary Woolsey
Phyllis Thoman was the pianist on Monday. She played as the guests entered,  and later as the guests were leaving. She took the place of Sandy Dothager, who is moving.
She played, “In the Good Old Summer Time,” “Has Anyone Seen My Gal,” “Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey” and other old-time favorites.
While Phyllis was playing, the cookies, made by Dorothy Schultz, and the drinks were given to the guests. Thank you, Dorothy – we always enjoy the cookies.
Our leader, Beverly Hood, introduced the entertainment for the day, the Fourgiven Quartet, actually a trio consisting of Bob Culbertson, Don Arndt and Bruce Richards.
They sang “Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now” before Dewayne Brown entered and rounded out the quartet.
They continued with “Thank Him for the Miracles,” “He Whispers Sweet Peach,” “Ask the Blind Man, He Saw It All,” “He Still Speaks, I Know His Voice” and “Glory Road.”
Before leaving, the quartet sang “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.” Thank you so much, Bob, Don, Dewayne and Bruce – your talents are very much appreciated.
Phyllis Rames and Beulah Brown were deciding which of them would give a devotional when Bob Culbertson said, “I will!”
He read from Genesis where God had made the earth, the sky, animals, birds and  each living thing. Each time he created, God said, “It is good.”
Finally, he created man and woman, and God said that was good. Everything God created was good. Bob said that God doesn’t make junk.
Bob said that we are all worth something, and we should find out what we were created for. Anything we do is not as much as what God did for us. We should strive to be more like him.
Someone asked Bob why God made snakes. He said that if you kept a little garter snake in the house, you wouldn’t have mice!
Several birthdays were announced: Bill Brown, Violet Kessler, Russ Osborne, L.J. Carter, Lucille Geibel, Ben Hunter, Robert Montgomery and Julia Flowers.
In the pinochle corner, Rosamund Hobler and Peggy Lippold were unlucky today and didn't win any games; John Hunsley and Shirley Locke won two.
SoftFire will sing next Monday. They will have at least four of their border collies with them.
Cindy Hunter will be the leader, and the Rev. Roger Grimmett will give the devotional.
Come join in the fun; it is always a good time, even when the routine is changed.