Raise your hand if you’re tired of winter… We’re extremely ready to usher in spring here at Concordia, especially after the nice weather we’ve had this week.
There are a lot of reasons to look forward to winter ending, but we’re especially excited for spring because of a few coming events – namely the annual Concordia Fashion Show and the two Good Samaritan Hospice Memorial Services. Here is some information on the events; feel free to contact us for more details or to get involved!
Good Samaritan Hospice to Hold Memorial Services in Freedom and Cabot
Good Samaritan Hospice (GSH), a mission of Concordia Lutheran Ministries, will hold two memorial services in memory of those who spent their final days under hospice care at its Wexford facility, Cabot inpatient unit, Heritage Valley Beaver inpatient unit or with Good Samaritan Hospice home care.
The first service will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Freedom on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. The second service will be at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cabot on Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m. Concordia Chaplain Rev. Paul Rist will conduct the liturgy.
The memorial services are open to all who are dealing with grief, even if they did not have a loved one in GSH care. A reception will follow both memorial tributes.
The services will be a time to pray and give thanks – to celebrate the lives of those no longer with us, look to God and within, and begin the healing process. It will also be a time to understand that the journey through grief is different for every person.
Registration is recommended. To register or receive more information, call 724-933-8888. Visit GSH on the Web at www.good-samaritanhospice.org.
Concordia’s Ninth Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser Features Americana Theme
The Ninth Annual Concordia Lutheran Ministries Fashion Show fundraiser, “Americana ” is scheduled on Saturday, May 17 at Butler Country Club. Registration and shopping begins at 10 a.m. with lunch at 11:45 and Phyllis’ Fashions on the runway at 1 p.m.
Tickets at $35 per person offer a vendor mall, popular basket auction, $5 mystery bags, hot lunch and valet parking. Known for its fine food quality, Butler Country Club has planned a delicious menu featuring Concordia’s signature Strawberry Soup, Chicken Marsala, Whipped Chive Potatoes, Snap Peas and Carrots and good old-fashioned apple pie.
Guests will enjoy a great view of the golf course from the spacious ballroom. In addition to the style show presented by Fashions by Phyllis, other vendors will include jewelry by Premier Designs, Dressed in Deception and Metamorphosis (handmade from silverware). Guests have the opportunity to purchase attire and accessories as well as tickets for nearly 50 themed baskets.
Program book advertising opportunities are available! Prices range from $25 to $300. We’re still accepting inquiries for vendor tables as well. Tables are $20 + 20 percent of your day’s proceeds. The event generates funds for the Good Samaritan Endowment Fund, subsidizing residents, especially in personal care, who can no longer afford to pay for the full cost of their care.
Call the Public Relations office for tickets or advertising opportunities at 724-352-1571, ext. 8266. You can also e-mail us here.