For those of you who didn't understand yesterday's meme, you can enjoy the prequel below.
This Sunday, Sandra Baril will lead us in Morning Prayer. She always selects marvelously inspiring sermons, so don't miss out!! You'll be....happier than a camel on Wednesday!!
Once again, we had a very successful Annual Meeting. The potluck was delicious - thank you cooks!! The presentations were brief and informative, even inspiring! The big surprise came at the end of the meeting when we had 6 nominees for the four open vestry positions! We had to get ballots and take a vote! (Can't remember the last time that happened.)
Our new vestry is as follows - Sandra Baril (senior warden), Don Snyder (junior warden), Debra McNeill (treasurer), Tonya Romkema, Val Neeley, Phil Shackleton, and Adam Romkema (clerk). J.J. Snyder and Julie Simonsen will be our delegates to the annual convention with Adam Romkema as back-up.
The vestry appreciates everyone's participation and we look forward to an illuminating and productive year at Christ Church!
Please click here if you would like to see the handout for the meeting.
Our friend and member of Christ Church, Lillie M. Forwood passed away on December 19, 2015. Her pleasant, affectionate greeting on Sunday mornings welcomed many.
Lillie was born to James and Ethel Donithan in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania on June 6, 1925. Several years later she was followed by a brother, James.
After finishing high school, she went to work for the Sun Oil Co. She met Walter Forwood who was a talented athlete and minor league baseball player for the Philadelphia Athletics. The couple was married just before Walter was shipped out to Guam during World War II.
Walter returned safely from the war and the couple started married life in Glen Mills, Penn. Their first child (little Walt), lived only a short time, but he was to be followed by Thomas James and Sandra Ethel.
Walt went to work for Sun Oil Co. and Lillie became a stay-at-home mom. The couple was active in the community, helping with the disabled veterans at fishing derbies and picnics.
Whenever a friend or neighbor had a need, Lillie was the first to respond, especially with a good hearty meal. No one remained a stranger for long. She was always very outgoing and affectionate.
Walter died after a long illness battling complications of Limes Disease in September 1993. In 2006, Lillie moved to Montana to be close to family. After another five years, she needed to be in the good care of the Tobacco Root Mountains Care Center.
Lillie was preceded in death by her parents, brother James, husband Walter, and baby Walter and many other brothers and sisters-in-law. She is survived by her son, Thomas Forwood and his wife Alice; daughter Sandra Richardson; grandsons Thomas and Water Forwood and Gary and Timothy Olmsted; granddaughter Christine Richardson; grandsons Nathan and Steven Richardson; and great grandcchildren Abigale, Alissa, Ethan and Brook Olmstead.
A memorial service for Lillie will be held at Christ Church on February 14th at 11:30 am with the Reverend Janis Hansen officiating. A reception will follow.