WORK SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST/SEPTEMBER, 2012

Saturday Aug.   18
6:30 P.M.
Honor Widows & Funeral Committee (covered dish dinner)

Monday Aug.   20
7:00 P.M.
Confer Master Masons’ Degree

Tuesday Aug.   21
7:00 P.M.
Confer Entered Apprentice Degree

Monday Aug.   27
7:00 P.M.
Confer Entered Apprentice Degree

Tuesday Aug.   28
7:00 P.M.
Confer Entered Apprentice Degree

Monday Sept.  03
DARK
HAVE  A  SAFE  &  ENJOYABLE  LABOR  DAY

Monday Sept.  10
7:00 P.M.
Examinations and Mail bulletins

Tuesday Sept.  11
6:30 P.M. Light Meal
7:30 P.M. STATED MEETING

Notice: Past Master Dean Donaldson will conduct ritual instructions on Tuesday Nights at
6:30 P.M. and should be over no later than 8 P.M.  This will be every Tuesday Night when no lodge work has been scheduled and when Brother Donaldson is in town.  Participation is encouraged, but sitting on the sideline is allowed for any who have received the degree being studied.

IN MEMORIAM

Irving Lodge is blessed with no reported deaths in our membership since our last Stated Meeting.
We had 17 reported deaths of members during the Masonic Year of June 24, 2011 to June 23. 2012.
We also have several members and their families who need our prayers. If you become aware of one in need of a prayer or a visit, please let our Chaplain Jimmy Walters know.   He can be reached by phone on 972-401-1240 and will add someone to the Sick List as reported.

KEEP IN TOUCH

Worshipful Master Bill Adra has provided a beautiful calendar which lists projected events during his Masonic Year.   We try, but to always keep our bulletin readers well informed in advance is
very difficult.  The calendars are a means to keep you in touch. If you got one, use it to keep abreast of upcoming events. If you didn’t get a calendar, check with the lodge for one or mark your calendar with the following list of tentative scheduled important events: Degrees are usually on Monday nights.  But
due to the number of degrees we are scheduling and,  the short number of Mondays due to Labor Day, we have scheduled two E. A. Degrees on Tuesdays also.

Honor Widows and Funeral Committee
Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 6:30 P.M.

Honor Past Masters
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 6:30 P.M.

Present 50 & 60 Year Service Awards
Saturday, October 20,2012 - 6:30 P.M.

Lodge Christmas Party
Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 6:30 P.M.

Sweethearts Dinner
Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 6:30 P.M.

Community Builder Award
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 6:30 P.M.

Present Golden Trowel Award
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 6:30 P.M.

Steward’s Picnic
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 10:30 A.M.

HONOR WIDOWS AND FUNERAL COMMITTEE

Irving Lodge is always pleased to recognize and honor our Masonic Widows.  A night has been set aside on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 6:30 P.M. when a covered dish dinner will be shared as we honor two special groups.  It is always a special night as we honor our Masonic Widows.   Honoring the Funeral Committee at the same time is a natural. The Widows are close to our hearts and the Funeral Committee is so close to our emotions when we lose another friend and brother.  This meeting is open to each and all of our families, friends and those interested in the Masonic Family.  The lodge will provide meat, drinks, and bread.  All others are asked to bring a vegetable, salad, or dessert.

POEM

My Bible:
Though the cover is worn, and the pages are torn, and places bear traces of tears,
Yet more precious than gold, is the Book worn and old, that can shatter and scatter my fears.
When I prayerfully look, in the precious old Book, as my eyes scan the pages I see,
Many tokens of love, from the Father above, who is the nearest and dearest to me.
The old Book is my guide, ‘Tis a friend by my side, it will lighten and brighten my way;
And each promise I find, soothes and gladdens my mind, as I read and heed it today.
(a beautiful poem but the author is unknown)

SMILE A WHILE

Church Signs:

“CHURCH PARKING --- TRESPASSERS WILL BE BAPTISED”

“ADAM BLAMED EVE,  EVE BLAMED THE SNAKE, AND THE SNAKE DIDN’T HAVE A LEG TO STAND ON.”

“YOU ARE NOT TOO BAD TO COME IN. YOU ARE NOT TOO GOOD TO STAY OUT.”

“CAN’T SLEEP?  TRY COUNTING YOUR BLESSINGS”

“HONK IF YOU LOVE JESUS --- TEXT WHILE DRIVING IF YOU WANT TO MEET HIM.”