Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Those arriving for services at Pedee Memorial Evangelical Church on Jan. 11 found blooms on the pink Christmas cactus plant and many buds. There were greens on the organ and piano.
Laura Dyer had a picture of Pedee Union High School students and teacher, Mr. Sikes, taken during the first three years of the school, 1927-1930. She was able to get some help naming the students in the photo.
Pastor Lonnie Burbank was not feeling well. Guest speaker on short notice was Jeremy Kochendorfer, who brought his wife, Barbara, and daughter to the service. Jeremy and Barbara have been in Brazil, but are to serve now at the Evangelical Church Denominational Office in Minneapolis.
Pam Burbank played the organ for the hymn and other selections led by Jeremy Kochendorfer and Stacy Wiedenmann.
Jeremy led the "time of sharing." Vicki Wood shared that her mother, Pat Lyday of Kings Valley, had an operation to clean out her neck artery on Jan. 8 and spent one night at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. She came home Jan. 9 and is recuperating. Others shared before Jeremy closed with prayer.
It was noted that pastor and wives Mid-Winter Conference is Jan. 19-21. At 7 o'clock tonight (Jan. 21) at the Evangelical Center is a special session for the annual conference to elect a new superintendent.
The offering chorus was "Awesome God." Jeremy's message was from Acts about the early church and growth of the Christians. He closed the service with prayer.
Most shared and enjoyed the cookie fellowship that followed.
My nephew, Larry Shellenbarger of Buena Vista, took me to Dallas the morning of Jan. 14. When we finished our business we visited my cousin, Betty Ronco, at the Dallas Care Center. She had been able to spend a day at her Pedee home with her husband, Paul, and other family members on Christmas Day and on Dec. 29 to celebrate her birthday.