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August 6, 2020

7/1/2020 1:22:00 PM
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Irene Hockersmith


Happy Fourth of July to all. Be safe with fireworks and travel. Pray for our country.
Pastor Connie Barr's message title was "America, Return to God," with scripture base Joel 1:1-4, 2:12-14, and the opening hymn was "God Bless America."
She referred to the dark cloud of despair and hopelessness hanging over the world today and asked everyone to remember "God is shining through." Humanity has made a declaration without God and we must stop the violence. Our nation needs a heart transplant. In Saul's time he was struck blind then Anaias brought healing from the Lord. We were warned in the Bible about tearing down ancient landmarks and need to preserve our history so we won't make the same mistakes again.
Pastor Connie challenged everyone for heartfelt prayer for healing of the land.
Leader of the morning was Larry Burgmeier and sound tech was Hayden Goodchild. Kyle Yeager presented the morning offering for the blessing.
Baptismal was held for Beth and Allen Sizemore and both joined membership. Holy water form River Jordan was used and the Sizemores had ceramic shells for sprinkling. Connie said it's time for someone to visit Israel again as the water gift is low.
Sympathy is offered the families of Wayne Speer, Bob Vanosdol, and Darrell Swartz. All have relatives in our community.
Emerson and Patty Tempest attended a small grad party Saturday evening for grandson, Evan Grider, hosted at his home by parents, Robert and Monica Grider.
A grad party was held Saturday at the McGuire farm on Sand Creek for Miss Olivia McGuire, daughter of Mike and Becky McGuire.
Ryan Hockersmith spent the weekend with friends in Greenwood. He is in training for a new caregiver job in Greensburg where he will be in charge of three young men.
Dusty and Kaitlin Edmundson's modular home has arrived and is waiting on weather conditions to improve for permanent setting. Little Rowen can hardly wait for his own room and asks, "Is it tomorrow yet?"
Beulah Yeager was back in church for the first time Sunday following the March shutdown. She has been home except for doctor visits and we were all happy to see her.
David Yeager had a good report form his surgeon last week. He is still restricted form truck driving and must refrain from high fiber foods, but is doing well.
The big social event of the week was the wedding of Miss Abby Suhre and Mr. Adam Capes. The formal pronouncement was a three o'ôclock ceremony at St. Anne's Catholic Church for immediate family and close friends. A five o'clock renewal was held in the chapel at Willow Lake Event Barn Center. Officiants there were Mr. James Webster and Rev. Connie Barr with a full house of witnesses to share the joy before attending the sit down dinner/dance reception, catered by Tail Feather and D.J. music.
The bride was lovely in a halter top style gown of white lace, full length with a medium length train. She carried an arm bouquet of white roses and baby's breath. Her attendants wore navy blue long gowns and carried small versions of the bride's flowers. Mothers and grandmothers also wore navy blue and wore wristlets of roses.
The groom wore a grey suit and his attendents wore grey dress shirts, dark trousers and suspenders.
Decorations carried the white rose theme; candles in hurricane vessels and the beautiful ceiling chandeliers were beautiful. A 10 p.m. fireworks display completed the evening.





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