by Marge Zink and Julia Snethen, summited by Beverly Pelkey

The morning message at Rockville United Methodist Church by Pastor Larry Sorrells was “Christmas Expectations” from Luke 1:26-28. You are always welcome for Worship at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Mt. Zion area has been enjoying nice winter weather getting more things ready when the cold weather is here to stay.

Wanda Rector has been self quarantined since she was exposed to Covid-19. Now anyone who knows Wanda knows she always doing something. Just think she did spend 14 days at home by herself. The only place she went to was to take the trash out. She did accomplish things at home through. We are glad to have her back at quilting.

Dixie Peterson is still improving at Truman Lake Manor. Enjoying the cards.

Over at the Robin Siegismund Farm, things are fairly normal. Belle has been staying home she has more time to think and Speck still stinks. Belle has enjoyed making frost angels. This is what she has decided about leaving cookies out for Santa and the reindeer. Robin can leave a cookie for Santa and she will take one dog treat bite into eight pieces for the reindeer. Robins reply to Belle that is awfully tiny pieces, Belle answered the says their tiny reindeer. Robin replied you have a point, Belle. Merry Christmas.

John and Julia Snethen are staying close to the house. Julia did make her trip to the beauty shop and grocery store.

Pay it forward, a family phrase we hear today. I would like to tell you my favorite. It is a tradition at the Rockville United Methodist Church. At Christmas time at the Christmas program or Christmas Eve service is to pass out treats sack of fruit and candy. There was this boy at the Rockville United Methodist Church a long time ago who waited each year knowing he would get an orange which was a treat he would never forget. The boy grew up to manhood went out in the world became successful. For many years until his death, he sent money for the Church to buy the biggest and best oranges for the Christmas treat sack.