LEWISBURG — The holiday season is rapidly approaching. First comes Thanksgiving, then Black Friday, and we all know what comes next.
Happening around the ‘Burg
Mark your calendar
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 5-6:30 p.m. Neighbor Night at Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church. Good food; good friends, prayer circle from 6:30-7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 26. Attend the church of your choice.
Saturday, Nov. 25, at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by TCN Varsity Boys Basketball: Free Hoosiers movie night at TCN Community Center. The Hoosier Gym is where the movie Hoosiers was filmed.
Dec. 2, 6:45 p.m. TCN vs Madison at The Hoosier Gym. Directions to the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown, Indiana: I-70W to Exit 115 N, IN-109, McCullum, left onto W. Lincoln St., left onto N. Washington St. Gym address is 355 N. Washington St., Knightstown, Indiana.
Sunday, Dec. 3: Hanging of the Greens. Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church. Free meal, soup and sandwich, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Music by the Wares Chapel Men’s Ensemble and local artists. The Hanging of the Greens begins at 7 p.m. Dress is casual. Family friendly. Special appearance by Kris and The Chicks.
Sunday, Dec. 3. Christmas in the Park 2017. Parade begins at 5 p.m. Meet at the Lewisburg Firehouse to walk with Santa or march to the park with the TCN Band. Talk with Santa, listen to music by Willie Hawkins, have hot dogs, hot chocolate, and cookies. Christmas lighting will be at 6 p.m.
News around the ‘burg
Recently, churches celebrated All Saints Day, remembering those folks in our past who have mentored us, prayed for us, or shared a good day with us. A ten-year-old boy quietly walked to the front of the church, lit a candle and bowed his head. Wiping his eyes, he walked away and went slowly back to his seat. This little guy had prayed for his duck that had died during the summer. If only we could have that childlike faith again.
It is with sadness that we say goodbye to the Cavendish family as they leave Lewisburg after a 15-year tenure at Trinity Lutheran Church. Pastor Laura has been called to serve in a church in Ashville, south of Columbus. They have been a large part of our community and they will surely be missed. On Nov. 5, the congregation celebrated their gratitude with good wishes and good food at a carry-in following the Sunday service. We wish the entire family good luck and Godspeed. You all will be missed.
On the road again … When you have to sit and think so hard to come up with a humorous anecdote, you know it’s time to do something about it. That is where we found ourselves last week. We knew we had to do something fun, something exciting, maybe even a little dangerous. While on a visit to Eaton, the opportunity presented itself. It was a beautiful day and we just felt the need to feel the sun on our faces, the warm breeze blowing through our hair, freedom. We rode and rode, not worrying about the time or anything else. We didn’t worry about watching for cars; let them worry about us. But, it’s true, all good things must end. Too soon, the Walmart parking lot attendant needed our scooters for other needy folks, so we had to surrender them. But the memory still remains of our brief, but exciting adventure.
Wrinkled is not one of the things I wanted to.
Words of wisdom: Slow down. Happiness is trying to catch you!
Until next week, enjoy the little things in life. Tell someone you love them. There is spirit, there is grace in our peaceful country place. See you around the ‘Burg.