March 2022 Oracle


ORPS Ladies ’ Bible Study will join together once again! March 2 & March 9 | East Room | 9 to 11AM We will be studying 2 Corinthians All Things New by Kelly Minter. Purchase the work study book: LifeWay , available on Amazon (free shipping with Prime). We hope you will join us. You will meet warm, Jesus ’ loving women. It will be the most rewarding part of your day! Donnice Koch

Psalm 90 gives us good lessons for living. David wrote the Psalm thousands of years ago. It was relevant then, still is today. Here is his counsel. " As for the days of our lives they contain 70 years. Or if due to strength, 80 years, yet our pride is but labor and sorrow; for soon it is gone and we fly away. Teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom." In 1939, a Methodist pastor was told he had only three years to live. We have rules for living or dying. It is our choice to decide how to do so. Here is what a friend who is an administrator at a dementia wing rehab facility told me: one of four things happen to us when we grow old. "You turn sweet or sorrow, or swell or shrink." Sweet or sorrow is truly an attitude of which we control...swell or shrink comes from a lifetime habit of indulging. The pastor who had three years to live composed four rules for dying: 1. I will never complain. 2. I will keep my home bright. 3. I will count my blessings. 4. I will try to turn this time to gain. We can paraphrase number two to say “ I will keep my rig bright. ” ORPS election time and long - term planning opinion survey gives us opportunity to decide how we respond. May we adopt life goals that produce sweet interaction rather than decide to turn bitter. This surely is in our control. We are blessed in so many ways and fortunate to live in ORPS. A great lifestyle, people, facilities, activities and super weather. I pray this will be a haven of joy, peace and happiness for all of us. Need some sweetening? Come to Chapel where we worship, sing, praise and draw near to the Lord. Listen to what Jeremiah wrote in Lamentations 3:21 - 23, a great reminder that produces sweetness. "This I will recall to mind. Therefore I have hope. The Lord ’ s loving kindnesses never cease, His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; GREAT IS HIS FAITHFULNESS."

Have you heard the GOOD NEWS?

The Resorters , our very own ORPS chorus is starting up again next season. We have a Director , and La Palma is reserved for Every Tuesday

Now all we need is a Pianist. If you can help with this or if you know of someone who

can, please let us know. Contact Margot Baur:

or Ken Bittle:

This is a fun way to meet new people and sing with them!

It ’ s time to put on your tap shoes and join the Beginner dance class on Tuesdays in ES 2 - 3PM. Dancers will learn short routines. No class fee. For more information contact: Marilyn Sabens: Deanna Joe :


March 6

Mark Williams a popular speaker for the past 11 years. Dr. Steve Musto speaking on the Prodigal son as you have never heard it before. Larry McCarthy, minister of comfort at Moody Church of Chicago.

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Robert Schuler, Jr.

Jim Gwinn Chaplain, 847 - 445 - 0077



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