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United Presbyterian Home News

Apr 21, 2017

In his first official capacity as Spiritual Life Director, Andrew Zuehlke asked those in attendance at the Good Friday Service if they had ever taken a lie detector test. While it may have seemed that he wanted to know what he was getting into and who he would be dealing with, his point was that only a true Christian (one who believes that Jesus is God’s only Son, died on a cross and rose again) can pass a lie detector test when asked if they are a Christian and not someone just claiming the title but doesn’t really believe. Andrew went on to grace the service with beautiful music and left us with the thought that Jesus loves each of us unconditionally. If we accept His gift of dying on the cross for our sins so that our souls may be cleansed, we will have a meaningful relationship with Him in this life and in the world to come.

Over 165 residents, family and friends attended the Easter Buffet on Sunday in the Main Dining Room. The dietary staff prepared seasonal spring salads and grilled asparagus along with glazed ham and smoked chicken. Banana cream pie, chocolate layer cake and angel food berry tarts provided a sweet finish.

Scott Vetter of Ollie, was an Easter afternoon visitor at the home of his mother, Jane Vetter. Scott’s two grandsons accompanied him on the visit and provided entertainment.

Myron Shields treated the Monday morning coffee group to pecan rolls in celebration of his Tuesday birthday.

A large crowd gathered for the Spring Dance Wednesday as UPH resident and talented musician, David Draheim delighted residents and guests with an eclectic arrangement of keyboard music. Everyone from able-bodied dancers to toe tappers moved to the beat of the music. Hors d’ oeuvres and refreshing Pina Colata drinks were served during the event. David entertained residents with his keyboard music in the Health Center prior to the afternoon dance where residents enjoyed the ‘40s and ‘50s music they are familiar with.

Classics Et Cetera for April 20 included the overture to “Platée” by Jean-Philippe Rameau; 2nd Movement (Andante Cantabile) of String Quartet No. 1 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; 3rd Movement of Clarinet Concerto No. 2 by Bernhard Henrik Crusell; 3 final numbers from “The Mikado” by Gilbert & Sullivan; 1st Movement of Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”) by Ludwig van Beethoven; “High and Mighty,” a march by Fredrick Alton Jewell.

Within 43 years, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) moved more than 70 times. He found fault with almost everywhere he lived in Vienna. In the summer, the heat and dust in the narrow streets made the city so oppressive that he—and many other Viennese—escaped to the countryside. He found peace and better air in the woods outside Vienna, and also inspiration for his Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral Symphony”), undoubtedly his most charming, completed in 1808.

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