“Lighting the Way to Christmas” Memorial Program sponsored by CHWC-Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7th at First Presbyterian Church, 114 West Washington St., Montpelier. The public is invited to attend this annual program for family and friends to honor the memory of deceased loved ones with a special message, reading of the memorial roster and special music.
Serving as master of ceremonies will be Bill Priest with a welcome by Phil Ennen, President/CEO of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers. Rev. David Tilly from First Presbyterian Church will deliver the memorial message. Rev. Dee Custar will give the invocation and benediction and alternate with Mr. Priest in reading the names of those honored from the memorial roster.
Special music is scheduled by a group from House of Prayer, Montpelier, including Doug, Ranae and Whitney Heeres and Levi and Erica (Heeres) Suffel.
Ned Horton, organist, will provide music for the program’s prelude and postlude.
Members of the Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary will be in attendance wearing their “pink lady” smocks. Auxiliary President Joyce Schelling will offer greetings and introductions. Greeters representing the auxiliary will be Lorna Myers and Gloria Poorman. Assisting in the dining room and kitchen will be Auxiliary members Ruth Cooley, Deanna Gipe and Jean Young. Barb Dietsch will be present for distribution of memorial angels.
Those who would like more information to have a departed loved one’s name included in the memorial roster should contact Auxiliary Treasurer Barb Dietsch, ph: 419-485-3229, by December 1st. Luminaries honoring those on the memorial roster will be lit and displayed during the Christmas season in front of CHWC-Montpelier Hospital.
Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary has also planned its annual Christmas Luncheon and program on Monday, Dec. 8th at 12 noon at First Presbyterian Church. Jami Tusko will be guest speaker on “Grandparent Connections”.
Members are encouraged to bring guests and reservations should be made by Dec. 1st to Barb Dietsch. All attending are asked to bring a Christmas greeting card for the hospital card shower and also bring non-perishable food items, paper products, cleaning and laundry supplies and personal hygiene items instead of a gift exchange. These items will be donated to See & Do Club’s Food Pantry and House of Prayer Food Pantry.