Justin Linseisen, Director of Pastoral Care
In the summer months at Heritage Church we spend our teaching time on a series we call, Songs of Faith. This series is one where we take some well known, or not so well known, hymns and we learn about their history. We see where they are rooted in scripture and how they apply to our lives still today. One Sunday not long ago we spent our morning learning the history behind the hymn – His Eye is on the Sparrow. Mrs. Civilla Martin wrote this hymn in the early 1900’s after spending some time with dear friends of hers that had suffered tremendous physical ailments. Through her friends ailments and hardships Mrs. Martin asked how they kept such strong faith in God. The response was straight from Matthew’s gospel and inspired the words to this hymn – “God’s eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me”.
Jesus’ words in Matthew’s Gospel were that the sparrows were not worth much. Some translations put their worth at two sparrows for a halfpenny. They were quite unimpressive and not really worth spending time on or with. Yet Jesus teaches that if God values and cares for the little birds that are not worth much, how much more does God care for you! Often times in our lives I think we feel less than valuable, and sometimes we feel less than cared for. We may sometimes feel that no one even misses us or that we go unseen. If that is how you feel right now, know this, God cares for and sees YOU! You do not go unnoticed in God’s eyes. He sees you and loves you. Let’s remind ourselves of this often, and let’s remind those around us that God cares for them.
“What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31 NLT
This month we will be packaging up some goodies and writing some encouraging notes for the teachers and staff of MLK Jr. Academy right up the road from us. This is a simple gesture to encourage and serve local teachers as they work with students in our community. Join us on August 8th at 2:30pm in the community room to help us serve and love our local teachers!
September will also be our first Seniors Serving Seniors event taking place at Rose Manor Nursing Home. On a soon to be determined day we will be spending a couple of hours at Rose Manor leading some activities, sharing some treats, and visiting with residents of Rose Manor. Please let me know if you’d like to participate. Due to the nature of this serving opportunity, residents wanting to participate will need to be able to enter and exit the bus, stand for some periods of time, and have general mobility. Keep you eyes open for more details. I hope you’ll join us for this opportunity to serve and love our neighbors!
As always, if you need me, you can reach me by dialing Ext. 260, calling my office at (859) 519-4950, or by email: Justin@eastland.org
In His service,
|Betty Langefeld||Aug. 4||Bobbie Vereeke||Aug. 20|
|Marilyn Cherson||Aug. 13||Ann Amos||Aug. 22|
|Paul Sowards||Aug. 13||Dixie Vance||Aug. 22|
|Walter Courtney||Aug. 17||Lew Shelton||Aug. 23|
|Ronald Summers||Aug. 18||Ed Drummond||Aug. 26|
|Averell (Hoot) Gibson||Aug. 18||Julia Anna Thompson||Aug. 30|
Movie Comedy Greats “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou” – Sunday, August 4th @ 2:00 p.m.
Piano Music by Danielle – Wednesday, August 7th @ 2:30 p.m.
Movie Matinee “Trouble with the Curve” – Saturday, August 10th @ 2:30 p.m.
Movie Comedy Greats “Weekend at Bernie’s” – Sunday, August 11th @ 2:00 p.m.
Beaumont Dancers – Monday, August 12th @ 2:30 p.m.
Movie Matinee ” POMS” – Wednesday, August 14th @ 2:00 p.m.
Movie Matinee “Cheaper By The Dozen” – Saturday, August 17th @ 2:30 p.m.
Movie Comedy Greats “Caddyshack” – Sunday, August 18th @ 2:00 p.m.
Health Talk by KentuckyOne Health on “Understanding Arthritis” – Monday, August 19th @ 2:00 p.m.
Sing-Along with Lois – Tuesday, August 20th @ 10:30 a.m.
Luau Party/Music by Scott Collins – Thursday, August 22nd @ 2:30 p.m.
Movie Matinee “The Devil Wears Prada” – Saturday, August 24th @ 2:30 p.m.
Movie Comedy Greats “RV” – Sunday, August 18th @ 2:00 p.m.
“Wheel of Fortune” with Senior Helpers of the Bluegrass – Monday, August 26th @ 10:40 a.m.
Trip to Newport Aquarium – Thursday, August 29th @ 9:30 a.m.
Millie’s Music – Thursday, August 29th @ 2:30 p.m.
Movie Matinee “Bridge of Spies” – Saturday, August 24th @ 2:30 p.m.
Walmart Shopping Trip – Tuesday, August 6th @ 2:15 p.m.
ROMEO Breakfast at Josie’s – Thursday, August 8th @ 8:30 a.m.
JULIET Lunch at Chicken Salad Chic – Thursday, August 8th @ 11:15 a.m.
Hamburg Shopping Trip – Friday, August 9th @ 10:40 a.m.
Meijer Shopping Trip – Tuesday, August 13th @ 2:15 p.m.
TBA Movie Outing – Tuesday, August 13th @ 2:00 p.m.
Lunch at Fazoli’s – Thursday, August 15th @ 11:15 a.m.
Library Trip – Friday, August 16th @ 10:40 a.m.
Walmart Shopping Trip – Tuesday, August 20th @ 2:15 p.m.
Bank & Post Office – Friday, August 23rd @ 10:40 a.m.
Dinner Trip to “Bonefish Grill” – Monday, August 26th @ 4:15 p.m.
Kroger Shopping Trip – Tuesday, August 27th @ 2:15 p.m.
Newport Aquarium Trip – Thursday, August 29th @ 9:30 a.m.
Dollar Tree Shopping Trip – Friday, August 30th @ 10:40 a.m.
Terri Schneider, Resident Care Coordinator/Interim Community Director
Our gardens are in full bloom, with abundantly captivating flowers and ripe vegetables. If you have not already, please visit our Heritage Garden to enjoy the peaceful tranquility of its beauty.
We often speak of how Liberty Ridge is like one big family. Everyone looks out for each other’s safety, cares for each other, and helps one another when in need. I would like to recognize a special person for her generosity in helping to care for her friend’s cat while she is in the hospital. Phyllis Hail volunteered to spend time with and care for her friend’s cat, which not only gives peace of mind to her friend while she recovers, it allows a sense of relief to her family and enables them to focus their time and attention on their loved one.
Marla Hall, Employee of the 3rd Quarter
Marla Hall has been selected as our Employee of the Quarter! I’m sure most of you know Marla. She spends many hours at Liberty Ridge, caring for our residents and ensuring things run smoothly. There’s never a shortage of dedication to her Liberty Ridge family. Marla is always ready to stand in the gap when needed, and she doesn’t leave at the end of the day without making her rounds to see that all is well.
Marla is a native of Louisville where she grew up with 3 sisters and 1 brother. She has lived in Lexington many years and had a career at GTE, where she has since retired. She enjoys her time outside of work with her son, stepson, and 6 grandchildren. In addition to her dedication to her family, Marla spends time with her friends attending many concerts to enjoy her love of country music! Marla will celebrate 11 years of service at Liberty Ridge this month. Please join us in thanking her for her service and dedication to Liberty Ridge.
Welcome our New Residents – Lowell & Betty Langefeld
Lowell and Betty have recently moved to 764 Liberty Ridge Lane. Lowell grew up in Cincinnati but moved to Harrison County, Kentucky his junior year of high school. Betty also a student at Harrison County High, was instantly smitten with the new boy in school. The couple married in 1954. Lowell worked briefly at an aluminum company before answering the call to ministry. Betty worked as a secretary and teacher’s aid.
Lowell attended seminary at Asbury Seminary before earning his doctorate at Lexington Seminary. During this time the couple were blessed with twin boys, John and Mike and five years later a third son, Steve. The young family were led to serve at several United Methodist churches across Kentucky before Lowell accepted a position as District Superintendent, first in the Barboursville District, then in the the Frankfort District.
Betty loves her duties as homemaker and is an exceptional seamstress. Betty often made her own clothing and did lots of sewing for church members. Betty enjoys singing in the choir. Both Betty and Lowell are current members of St. Luke United Methodist Church. Lowell and Betty started a senior Sunday School class (Keeneagers) that has since grown to 100 members with as many as 50 in class each week.
Lowell and Betty have traveled to Israel twice, Mexico and Alaska.
Welcome our New Residents – Ed & Kathy Drummon
Meet Ed and Kathy Drummond, residing at 768 Liberty Ridge Lane.
Ed is originally from Huntington, West Virginia and Kathy grew up in Rockfield Maryland. Ed and Kathy Drummond met while attending college at Bob Jones University in South Carolina. Ed was earning his degree in Theological studies and Kathy was earning hers, in education.
Ed finished his degree at Lexington Baptist College and Kathy later earned her master’s degree in education at Georgetown University.
Ed taught Bible, History and Business at Blue Grass Baptist Schools for 10 years before beginning a career as an IT professional, first at Kentucky Utilities then at the University of Kentucky Hospital. Ed trained medical professionals on the hospital’s electronic health records system.
Kathy taught middle school at Bluegrass Baptist for more than 25 years. The couple have two daughters and four grandchildren Both play active roles in the life of their churches. Ed attends Porter Memorial Baptist and Kathy, preferring a smaller setting, attends Pleasant Ridge Baptist.
Ed enjoys his daily cardio workout at L.A. Fitness, grocery shopping, and technology. Kathy plays the electric grand piano at church, leads a woman’s Bible study and volunteers as a baby cuddlier at a local hospital.
Give us a call at (859) 543-9449 or submit the form below to request pricing and availability.