Sunset Spiritualist Church
Wells, Kansas 67467
Adult classes every Sunday at 10 am
Church at 11 am every Sunday
Potluck Dinner first Sunday each Month
November Board Meeting
The November Board Meeting will be on Saturday November 5th at 10 a.m. All members are invited to attend and take part in discussion and concerns of our church. Potluck will follow Church Service on Sunday. Cabins are available as usual. There will be others staying over so come and join them in fellowship. Your presence is an important part of being a member of Sunset Spiritualist Church. Any questions please contact Norma at 785-823-6118 or firstname.lastname@example.org
December 4th we will celebrate the holidays with a special potluck after Church. We will have turkey and all the trimmings. Watch for more information in the December Newsletter and be thinking about what special dish you will want to add to the festive dinner. We will also be decorating for Christmas.
“Watch your thoughts;
they become words.
Watch your words;
they become actions.
Watch your actions;
they become habits.
Watch your habits;
they become character.
Watch your character;
it becomes your destiny.”
Healing Work or Private Counseling available after any Sunday Church Service by an attending Minister.
The 2nd Row, a little extra for Javene, Irene, & Maxine, Debbie’s mom & dad, Gwendolyn, Deborah Becker, Carl, Becky, Chris, Elise, Glen & Barb, Kathy, Charles, Paul, Judy, Evadne
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From President Karen Lyons
The duly elected and appointed Board of Trustees and Officers have been installed. The October Business meeting was a time of fellowship and open discussion concerning the past year and the plans for the coming year. I am expecting good things to happen.
I would like to take this opportunity to ask for your help. Records have not been adequately kept. If you have minutes of past Board meetings, contracts, or other documents, please give them to the Church or offer copies. Financial records have been well maintained, but the minutes needed to document the history have not. Please contact Norma or the Board if you have such documents in your possession.
November is upon us. The November Board meeting will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 5, 2005. We will begin preparation for Camp 2006, already. If you have ideas or if there is someone you would like to see working at Camp, please contact any Board member or Linda Anderson (home 620-663-2988, cell 620-727-4329). You are also welcome to come to the November meeting and express your desires in person.
As a Church, we have been going through a time of much physical illness and adversity. When Christ ascended, he first promised to send a Comforter to be with us in his place. The Holy Spirit dwells within us and we will not be left behind, nor forsaken. Accept the healing that is being rained upon us abundantly beyond that which we could possibly imagine or think to ask for. The Grace of God keep you until we meet again.
“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit, do not despise prophesying, but test everything; hold fast what is good, abstain from every form of evil.”
1 Thessalonians 18 – 22
From “The Bible For Translating From Physical To Spirit” by Terry Livingood
Appreciation and Gratitude
You must be an energy of utmost appreciation and gratitude.
Let all that you experience be with appreciation and gratitude.
Give thanks to God, who has enlightened you to share in the inheritance of the masters of light, that you may be delivered from the limitations of the physical realm…and translated into Spirit, so that you may fully experience the holy, infinite kingdom that God is.
Appreciation and gratitude amplifies the energy of faith.
You can become so filled with appreciation and gratitude, that you can transform and completely glorify any earthly circumstance or condition, whenever appropriate.
Always be filled with appreciation and gratitude.
Is Intuitive the Same as Psychic?By Henry Reed, Ph. D.
Have you ever said, “I’m not psychic, but I can be quite intuitive at times!” I’ve heard that statement many times. It must be a common sentiment. There is a difference in the connotations of theses two terms. People tend to describe intuition as natural, whereas references to psychic often involve supernatural references.
In her book, Natural-Born Intuition: How to Awaken and Develop Your Inner Wisdom, Lauren Thibodeau describes psychic as a process of reaching outside of ourselves, while she describes intuition as a process of going within. Her distinction reminds me of the difference between facts (coming from outside) and wisdom, (coming from within).
Sometimes Edgar Cayce distinguished intuition from psychic events and sometimes he spoke of it as a psychic ability, as when he said that intuition is the highest form of psychic ability. In some of his readings, it seemed that he had to add something to his psychic impressions to gain the insight he needed. Cayce could hear the thoughts of someone for whom he was searching, but indicated that it took a bit more to know whether the person was alive or dead. He gave the impression that intuition is a more highly evolved attribute than the psychic senses.
It is common to link intuitions with a form of knowing and psychic with the senses. Mediums frequently speak as if they are seeing or hearing spirits, but not always understanding what their psychic senses are telling them. Intuition maybe involved in the process of understanding, or interpreting sensations. It can also operate in the absence of sensations, with direct knowing “out of the blue” Brain research shows that the brain interprets sensory data prior to registering it, implying that a lot of “thinking” goes on in the act of “seeing”. Intuition may involve both.
Karlis Osis once conducted a fascinating experiment with Ingo Swann (the artist who invented” remote viewing”) that demonstrated the difference between “knowing” and “seeing”. Dr. Osis created a puzzle for Swann to explore when he was in his psychic, out-of-body state of consciousness. The puzzle consisted of a closed box with objects inside. He arranged these objects so that when viewed through a little peep hole, one would see and optical illusion and not realize the true nature of the objects. If it were a matter of knowing what was in the box. The actual objects would come to mind, and the optical illusions would not be relevant. When Ingo awakened from his out-of-body experience, he described seeing the illusions, but did not report knowing the nature of the objects.
As another example, suppose we wanted to find an inspiring quotation in the Library of Congress about how dinosaurs felt as they realized they were becoming extinct. If we used “remote viewing”, a psychic form of data acquisition, we would begin by scanning all the words in all the books to find sentences that included “dinosaur”. From these, we would scan for sentences that contained “extinction”, and so on. Such a process would take a long time and leaves some doubt as to how this skill could decide upon the “best” quote. On the other hand, we might randomly walk about the library and accidentally discover a perfect quote simply falling into our hands. Intuitive people speak about such synchronicities all the time. Clearly, the task of finding a suitable quote in a mass of information takes more sophisticated mental skills than simple being able to read the words in a book without opening it. Intuition may include psychic ability plus some other qualities.
There’s another way in which Thibodeau’s distinction makes a lot of sense. Many people with psychic sensitivities report being disturbed often by their impressions. Being bombarded by undesired information can be overwhelming. On the other hand, people who say they live intuitively seem to be in harmony with themselves. It is this blessing that Dr. Thibodeau hopes the reader will achieve through intuition.
Her techniques for developing intuition are entwined with accessing inner wisdom, almost as if they were the same thing. This conjunction reminds me of Cayce’s suggestive remarks indirectly crediting our intuitive nature to our guardian angel. Research confirms a relationship between being intuitive and following the soul’s directive. Investigating people’s moods at random moments reveals that when people are in moments of intuitive flow, quite likely they will also report that they are doing what they feel they were meant to be doing at that moment, as if fulfilling part of their purpose in life. Trusting one’s intuition can bring a sense of peace, which psychic ability alone can not accomplish. Intuition is psychic, but it’s wise enough to keep its own counsel on the way to heaven.
Henry Reed, Ph.D., is an author, lecturer, psychologist, and teacher, who lives in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia.
Dr. Reed graciously gave permission to put this article in our newsletter and on our website. He invites us all to read more of his articles online at www.henryreed.com/publications/bookreviews. Thanks Evadne for introducing his material to us.
How old are you?
1. In the 1940s, where were automobile headlight dimmer switches located?
a. On the floor shift knob
b. On the floor board, to the left of the clutch
c. Next to the horn
2. The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle had holes in it. For what was it used?
a. Capture lightning bugs
b. To sprinkle clothes before ironing
c. Large salt shaker
3. Why was having milk delivered a problem in northern winters?
a. Cows got cold and wouldn’t produce milk
b. Ice on highways forced delivery by dog sled
c. Milkmen left deliveries outside of front doors and milk would freeze, expanding and pushing up the cardboard bottle top.
4. What was the popular chewing gum named for a game of chance?
5. What method did women use to look as if they were wearing stockings when none were available due to rationing during W.W.II?
b. Leg painting
c. Wearing slacks
6. What postwar car turned automotive design on its ear when you couldn’t tell whether it was coming or going?
b. Nash Metro
7. Which was a popular candy when you were a kid?
a. Strips of dried peanut butter
b. Chocolate licorice bars
c. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside
8. How was Butch wax used?
a. To stiffen a flat-top haircut so it stood up
b. To make floors shiny and prevent scuffing
c. On the wheels of roller skates to prevent rust
9. Before inline skates, how did you keep your roller skates attached to your shoes?
a. With clamps, tightened by a skate key
b. Woven straps that crossed the foot
c. Long pieces of twine
10. As a kid, what was considered the best way to reach a decision?
a. Consider all the facts
b. Ask Mom
c. Eeny-meen y-miney-mo
11. What was the most dreaded disease in the 1940’s?
12. “I’ll be down to get you in a ________, Honey”
13. What was the name of Caroline Kennedy’s pet pony?
a. Old Blue
14. What was a Duck-and-Cover Drill?
a. Part of the game of hide and seek
b. What you did when your Mom called you in to do chores
c. Hiding under your desk, and covering your head with your arms in an A-bomb drill.
15. What was the name of the Indian Princess on the Howdy Doody show?
a. Princess Summerfallwinterspring
b. Princess Sacajawea
c. Princess Moonshadow
16. What did all the really savvy students do when mimeographed tests were handed out in school?
a. Immediately sniffed the purple ink, as this was believed to get you high
b. Made paper airplanes to see who could sail theirs out the window
c. Wrote another pupil’s name on the top, to avoid their failure
17. Why did your Mom shop in stores that gave Green Stamps with purchases?
a. To keep you out of mischief by licking the backs, which tasted like bubble gum
b. They could be put in special books and redeemed for various household items
c. They were given to the kids to be used as stick-on tattoos
18. Praise the Lord, and pass the _________?
19. What was the name of the singing group that made the song “Cabdriver” a hit?
a. The Ink Spots
b. The Supremes
c. The Esquires
20. Who left his heart in San Francisco?
a. Tony Bennett
b. Xavier Cugat
c. George Gershwin
1. b) On the floor, to the left of the clutch Hand controls, popular in Europe, took till the late ’60s to catch on.
2. b) To sprinkle clothes before ironing. Who had a steam iron?
3. c) Cold weather caused the milk to freeze and expand, popping the bottle top.
4. a) Blackjack Gum.
5. b) Special makeup was applied, followed by drawing a seam down the back of the leg with eyebrow pencil.
6. a) 1946 Studebaker.
7. c) Wax coke bottles containing super-sweet colored water.
8. a) Wax for your flat top (butch) haircut.
9. a) With clamps, tightened by a skate key, which you wore on a shoestring around your neck.
10. c) Eeny-meeny-miney-mo.
11. c) Polio. In beginning of August, swimming pools were closed, movies and other public gathering places were closed to try to prevent spread of the disease.
12. b) Taxi. Better be ready by half- past eight
13. c) Macaroni.
14. c) Hiding under your desk, and covering your head with your arms in an A-bomb drill.
15. a) Princess Summerfallwinterspring. She was another puppet.
16. a) Immediately sniffed the purple ink to get a high.
17. b) Put in a special stamp book, they could be traded for household items at the Green Stamp store.
18. c) Ammunition, and we’ll all be free.
19. a) The widely famous 50’s group: The Inkspots.
20. a) Tony Bennett, and he sounds just as good today..
17- 20 correct: You are older than dirt, and obviously gifted with mental abilities. Now if you could only find your glasses. Definitely someone who should share your wisdom!
12 -16 correct: Not quite dirt yet, but you’re getting there.
0 -11 correct: You are not old enough to share the wisdom of your experiences
October 23 Laura Coffey
October 30 Rev. Evadne Tuxhorn
November 6 Rev. Billy Branson
November 13 TBA
November 20 Rev. Evadne Tuxhorn
Please call Norma for further information, to make any changes, or to add your name to schedule
from Rev. Evadne J.Tuxhorn
We celebrate Thanksgiving Day here in the United States on the last Thursday in November, but what about the first one? When and how did all of this come about? We all know the neat, happy little tale as re-enacted every year in every grade school in the country – and has been the same for many generations of first graders! But what was the real story? We only have a few scraps of a first-hand account found in some diary entries of one of the Plymouth Pilgrims in 1621. His name was Edward Winslow and the story is sketchy at best. However, it is clear that the celebration was not held in November but sometime in early October. And it was not called a Thanksgiving Day, but an End of Harvest celebration. True, the Pilgrims had much to celebrate and give thanks for that year – they had survived the severe weather of New England and the primitive living conditions, much illness, death, and near starvation. This was the first year that they had been successful at raising and storing enough food to last through another winter and were becoming a viable, permanent settlement. And why were Indians there with them at this celebration, because had it not been for the help of these native neighbors, they all would surely have not survived that first terrible winter. The Indians who came to celebrate with them were probably the Algonquian Tribes of Massachusetts. The celebration was not called a day of thanksgiving but rather a Harvest Home Festival as was held by English farmers in England at the time. After all, this is who the Pilgrims were and they brought their culture to the New World with them. The festival would have included sports and games, songs, dancing and maybe even a gun drill or a shooting contest. Had it been a thanksgiving event there would have been none of these, only a day of prayer and fasting, as was then the custom. These were called for by the Church Elders at various times during the year for what they considered special blessings bestowed upon them by God.
One such is recorded in 1623 to give thanks for a drought breaking rain. The festival activities described above would not have been allowed on such a day. However, for this Harvest Home Festival described by Winslow in 1612 there was much preparation and celebration. There were 50 pilgrims and 90 Indians present. It lasted not for just one day, but for a week, the Indians camping around the settlement. All of these people had to be fed, so what did they have to eat? Well, that actually would have been fairly close to what we do have for this event today! They would have sent out hunting parties to bring in venison, ducks, geese and wild turkey. Since they were near the ocean, fish and clams were mentioned as on the menu. The New England Indian tribes were good farmers and they had taught their skills and shared their seeds with the Pilgrims. They would have had native forms of corn, squash, pumpkins and beans. Also wild fruits and berries were plentiful. Yes, cranberries grew wild there then. The English had brought some English food seeds with them, also, and sheep, so they would have probably had mutton. They would have eaten their meals outdoors, weather permitting, around long rough tables, standing up, and sharing cups and utensils. These items were in short supply – no 12-place settings of fine china here! Usually food was eaten with nature’s utensils, the fingers! We don’t have much else in written information on the festival. When was it changed to what is more like our modern Thanksgiving Day? We do know that by the time of the Revolution it had become a yearly event much like what we have today – a day of feasting and prayer with the traditional turkey, pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce. It was held all over New England but not on the same day. Each community chose it’s own time to have it.
A national Thanksgiving Day was not observed until the presidency of Abraham Lincoln in 1861. He proclaimed that it be a national observance and chose the last Thursday of November following the traditional choice of Pres. George Washington. He had proclaimed that day in 1789 as a day of Thanksgiving for the adoption of the new Constitution of the United States. The Lincoln proclamation of 1863 was largely due to a lady from New England named Sarah J. Hale. She suggested to Lincoln that citizens everywhere needed a special day to be reminded of their blessings in spite of the Civil War and urged prayer for the ‘restoration of peace, harmony, tranquility and the Union’. Year after year, the American Presidents renewed the proclamation until it was finally made a National Holiday – a holiday truly held special by the American people. This year as perhaps no other since that year in the Civil War have we so needed to fervently repeat Sarah J. Hale’s prayer.
Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are –Dale Carnegie
7 Layer Salad
6 cups chopped lettuce
1 cup each chopped green pepper, celery & onion
6 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
2 cups frozen peas, thawed
8 ounces bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mild Cheddar cheese
2 cups mayonnaise (not salad dressing)
4 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup sliced green onion with tops
Place lettuce in bottom of large shallow glass container (10×13), layer vegetables over lettuce, stir sugar into mayonnaise and frost salad, sprinkle with bacon and green onions and top with cheese. Refrigerate overnight.
Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching. – George Van Valkenburg