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May 23, 2011 issue

Dethroning king stomach

By Phyllis A. Lehman Kidron (Ohio) Mennonite Church

The Chamber Singers of Eastern Mennonite University, under the direction of Kenneth J. Naf­zig­er, presented music March 6. Our sermon that day was “Dethrone King Stomach,” an introduction to 40 days of fasting and prayer.

Youth Sunday was March 20, with Amanda Keegel, Daniel Gerber and Sarah Geiser preaching.

A KMC Mennonite Disaster Ser­vice group consisting of Mark Amstutz, Arlis and Judy Kauffman, Wayne Kratzer, Don Lehman, Chet Miller, Pete Miller and Jon Yoder, left March 20 for a week of work in Lyles, Tenn.

The Nicaragua learning tour team left March 25 with Pastor Lydell and Rebeca Steiner in charge of the group: Darrell, Wendy Ma­kenna, Gage Haven, Glenn and Diane Miller, John, Kathy and Irene Schmid, Daniel, Jacinda, Verda Rose and Jeren Zook. They reported on their trip May 1.

The Cantate Singers, under the direction of William Mateer, presented a program at KMC featuring the work “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass” on April 17.

We had a Maundy Thursday prayer service that included foot or hand washing. Our adult choir led the tenebrae service for communion with the cantata “The Shadow of the Cross” under the direction of Marilyn Rossiter on Good Friday.

On Easter we had a sunrise ser­vice and breakfast, then a service where Leah Wald, Gretchen Wald and Allison Yutzy were baptized. Don and Janet Sommers transferred their membership to KMC.

Wedding anniversaries: Wil and Ruth Steiner, 60th, March 16; Dean and Purdy Steiner, 30th, March 21; Roger and Nedra Steiner, 40th, April 10.

Della Hofstetter, 89, died March 9. Survivors: three children; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Willis E. Nussbaum, 88, died March 21. Survivors: two children; seven stepchildren; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lucille Steiner, 94, died April 1. Survivors: three stepchildren; 15 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

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