Sunday, March 4, 2018
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Monday, March 5, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
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January 17, 2012
Terrianne Schildt posted on 3/4/18
My family and I have very fond memories of visiting Lynn at Meeks Place with Pastor Meyers & Kerry. Lynn's face would light up when she would hear her favorite song Jesus Loves Me. Pastor Meyer would play the guitar & my husband Carl would play the accordion and we would all along sing along. We are grateful for the special memories of our visits to see Lynn at Meeks. ❤️
Kerry posted on 3/3/18
It was always my pleasure to visit with Lynne and celebrate all holidays. I always will remember her laughter and smile when we sang "Jesus Loves Me". She always had the biggest smile I ever saw when we sang that song. Everybody in the group was happy with Lynne as a human being on this earth. She wouldn’t hurt a fly. We got to be good friends from day one. We celebrated all the major religious holidays together thanks to our vistis with Pastor Meyers. We read books and sang songs that made Lynne so happy. She loved to see us all coming on a Saturday afternoon. I took the picture that I put on the timeline. I hope it helps everyone to remember her joy.
Rev. David John Meyers posted on 3/3/18
Thank you, Lord, for the gift of Lynne, song leader for the St. David’s Eucharistic community at Meeks Residence, Islip, NY. From the first time her mother Mildred showed me the way to visit her daughter at Meeks, and I was introduced to her, I was immensely glad that I brought my guitar along. I had been tipped off by Mom that Lynne had a love for the song “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know. . .” So, I got out my guitar, asked for favorite songs, and Lynne immediately cried: “JESUS LOVES ME!!!” So we sang – and Lynne sang with animated gusto as she emphasized each word with motions, belting out the words with a joy that was contagious. And before we got to the end of the song, EVERYBODY was singing along. And, before we knew it, we were getting requests from almost all the residents of Meeks. We sang everything from “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” to “Love Me Tender,” a song request by another resident who knew the words of nearly every Elvis Presley song. And, when we celebrated Holy Communion and shared Jesus’ Body and Blood, everybody received, including the staff members. As the visit came to an end, the house parent asked if we could come back and share communion again. And so we did, again and again, about once a month, always with a set of Elvis songs, a set of Shakey’s Pizza sing along songs, and a story we read out of the Bible Stories book I brought for Lynne, who exclaimed, when she opened it: “I LOVE PRESENTS!!!!” Lynne’s joy in leading the songs was always a healing PRESENCE that was restoring for my own soul and the souls of many others who joined the service, bringing families, accordions, gifts for all the residents – and taking great pictures of all the celebrants. Jesus talks about how becoming as a child is crucial to ones entering the Kingdom of Heaven. Lynne “got that” -- and because she did, we all did. And we all know how the song concludes:
“Jesus loves me. He will stay
Close beside me all the way,
If I love him when I die
He will take me home on high.
And so He did. Thank you, Lord, for Lynn, who touched us with the joy of the Lord’s saving presence – and who, I’m sure, is still leading His praises.
David John Meyers, Pastor (2006 – 2015) of St. David’s Lutheran Church,
Massapequa Park, NY
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