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The Patter – November 26th 2023

News & Views from Campus: November 26th – December 2nd

-Cottage Community Center (30D): Tuesday, 430pm: Triple Yahtzee. Wednesday, 1pm: Canasta (The last Wednesday of every month is played at Quincy Senior Center, 639 York). Thursday, 10am: Coffee Hour. Friday, 1:30pm: Scrabble. Saturday, 1pm: Dominoes.

-Good Samaritan Home’s Annual Christmastime Memorial Service will be Tuesday, December 5th at 6:00 PM in the Wee Kirk Chapel. Family and friends of loved ones who passed away are welcome to attend the service. We will also stream the service live on The Good Samaritan Home Facebook Page.  An ornament will be hung on our Christmas trees in the chapel for each of our Residents and Cottagers who passed away in the previous year. 

This service is also open to anyone who would like us to remember a loved one in this way no matter when they passed away or where. To include other loved ones in this service, please call Chaplain Josh Vahle at 217-223-2455 x4491 and leave a message with your name and phone number and your loved one’s name and date of passing. Or email him at  Thank you!!!


Happy Birthday

Charles Waters                                       11-26     Betty Eilene Cox                        11-30

Marguerite Bruner                                   11-27     Charles Menke                          11-30

Ellen Martin                                             11-27     Joyce Asher                               12-01

Michelle Kasparie(E)                               11-28    Marie Ebbing                              12-01

Brenda Akins(E)                                    11-29     Melba Loos                              12-02

Virgina Schmidt                                     11-29    

Weekly Inspiration

“We don’t stop playing because we get old. We get old because we stop playing.”

~Satchel Paige~

Prayer Of The Week

The Ten Commandments

To Moses, God gave two small plaques of stone with words of law to help us lead our lives. Today some people would these words disown and purge these words forever from our lives. But man cannot expel the Living God, whose word is living in his children’s hearts. A monument may fall and hit the sod, but God will never from his own depart. Are we prepared to suffer for our Lord, as evil seems to gain the upper hand? Lets stand for Christ and serve our Mighty God, and pray that he will heal our native land. Lord Jesus, hear your children when we pray, and move your Spirit through this land today.

-From Prayers From a Sinners Heart by cottager Clayton Frost

My Punny Pun of the Week, Brought to you by Donnie!

-A horse walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Hey there.” The horse says, “you read my mind.”

Activity Calendar Games, Cards, Etc. available in Bartley Family Room

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

Sunday, November 26th————————————————    

Salem Church Service & Our Redeemer Lutheran service available for individual viewings

9:00       Worship – Channel 3 & Chapel

9:45       Yahtzee – Social Room

1:00       Sunday Matinee: Harriet – Channel 3

Monday, November 27th———————————————-

9:00       Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel

9:45       Tap Fitness – Social Room

11:00     Exercise – Channel 3

1:30       Rosary – Channel 3 and Chapel

2:00       Yogi Berra: It Ain’t Over – Channel 3

2:00       Spintopia: Southern Court

6:30       Kennel Club Visits – Social Room

Tuesday, November 28th———————————————-

9:00       Devotions – Channel 3 and Chapel

9:45       Pound Class – Channel 3 & Social Room

11:00     Exercise – Channel 3

1:00       Martin Luther King National Memorial – Channel 3 & Social Room

2:00       Resident Council – Social Room

6:30       Darts – Social Room

Wednesday, November 29th———————————————

9:00       Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel

9:45       Bible Study with Chaplain Josh – Social Room

11:00     Exercise – Channel 3

1:00       Silverado – Channel 3

1:30       Dominoes – Social Room

Thursday, November 30th———————————————–

9:00       Devotions – Channel 3 Only

10:00     Catholic Mass – Channel 3 & Chapel

11:00     Exercise – Channel 3

1:00       Tim Bealor, musician and entertainer – Channel 3 & Social Room

Friday, December 1st—————————————————-

9:00       Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel

9:30       Ozzie & Rocky – Social Room

11:00     Exercise – Channel 3

1:30       Movie: Best Christmas Ever – Channel 3

2:00       Bingo – Social Room

Saturday, December 2nd————————————————–

10:00      Bingo – Eber Gardens

11:00      Exercise – Channel 3

1:00        Saturday Musical: White Christmas – Channel 3

2:00        Bingo – Southern Court