Priscilla Kitchens Keen

by admin on August 24, 2015

Priscilla Kitchens Keen
(Died August 22, 2015)

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Guyton-Ms. Priscilla Kitchens Keen, 64, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Hospice Savannah. Priscilla was born in Washington, GA to the late Medford Kitchens & Katherine Kitchens Benson. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte Kitchens, and her step-father, Robert Benson. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, and employed at The Learning Treehouse. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include three children, Dana Smith (Dana Lee), Karla Keen Vance (Ed), and Jessica Keen; grandchildren, Evan Smith, Jude Merchant, and Nicholas Vance; sister, Cindy Simons (Tony); brothers, Glen Kitchens (Paula), Billy Kitchens (Darlene), Tommy Kitchens, and Ricky Kitchens. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church. Visitation will be after the service. Remembrances may be made to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31419, or to The Learning Treehouse, 250 Goshen Road, Rincon, GA 31326, or to Zion Lutheran Church, 121 Noel C. Conaway Road, Guyton, GA 31312. Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes – West Chatham Chapel (912) 748-2444


August moments

by pastorbarb on July 31, 2015

The month of August was named after the First Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus, who first took power in 27 B.C. It was the decree from Caesar Augustus that all must return to their home town to be taxed that led Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, fulfilling the Scriptures. The English word august is from the Latin for Augustus, which means to be of noble birth; majestic; or awe -inspiring. Hence, we speak of memorable or awesome moments in our lives as august moments. Below are some August moments – a few things that happened in the month of August that I found to be worthy of note:

Berlin, Olympische Spiele im Olympiastadion8-1 The first Olympic games opened in Berlin, Germany, 1936  The first article proposing Women’s Rights was written, 1775

8-2 “Wild Bill” Hickok was shot and killed while playing poker, 1876  Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her home, 1962

8-5 The Statue of Liberty cornerstone was laid, 1884

8-6 The United States dropped an A Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, 1945

8-7 George Washington created the “Purple Heart” medal, 1782

8-9 Japan surrendered to the United States, ending WWII,1945

8-12 Isaac Merrit Singer got the patent for his sewing machine, 1851

8-16 Singer Elvis Presley died at his home, Graceland, 1977

8-19 Caesar Augustus died, A.D.14  Adolf Hitler became Fuhrer of Germany, 1934

8-20 The first licensed radio broadcast occurred, 1920

8-25 The National Park Service was established, 1916

8-30 A filibuster record was set by Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, who held the floor arguing against civil rights legislation for 24 hours, 27 minutes, 1957.

8-31 The first professional football game was played, 1895.

Who would have thought, at the time, that that particular moment would go down in history, and be remembered hundreds of years later? How many of us actually consider the possible lasting effects of each of our words and deeds as we go about our days? How many of us live our lives that thoughtfully? And, if we did, how would it change the way we choose to do things?

August moments are happening every day! Every waking moment of our daily lives, we are making memories for someone. Take note! Write them down! Take a pic! Make a video! Whatever you do, don’t let your august moments pass unnoticed!

My prayer for you is that you enjoy the memories you are making now, and that they are good ones for the generations to come.

August Blessings,

Pastor Barb <><

Teach us to number our days…Psalm 90:12


Small Pleasures…

July 1, 2015

The blueberries hung in thick, warm clusters; indigo gems, glistening in the sun. We stood on tiptoe and gleaned from the high bushes. The sky was blue and the day was hot. We worked in companionable silence, grateful for the shade and the sweet taste of ripe fruit on our tongues. We couldn’t help but […]

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Pictures from 2015 VBS

June 12, 2015

Check out our Facebook Page for ongoing updates. See everyone at closing tonight. Posted by Zion Lutheran Church ELCA on Thursday, June 11, 2015

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Vacation Bible School June 8-12, 2015!

May 29, 2015

Vacation Bible School June 8-12, 2015! At Hometown Nazareth, kids get to meet Jesus’ mother, Mary, and hear her stories of Jesus’ boyhood. As kids hear Mary tell about how she knew that Jesus was God’s Son, they’ll explore how they can stand up for their faith in everyday life. Come, join in the fun, […]

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Confirmation Day…

May 12, 2015

We are moving, and for the past month, every spare moment has been spent sorting and packing our stuff; deciding what to keep, and what to throw away. In the closet under the stairs, was a box marked “Barb – from a former life. Keep.” I had forgotten what was in it. So, I pulled […]

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Holy Week Schedule

April 2, 2015

Holy Week Schedule Maundy Thursday: April 2nd – 8:00 p.m. – First Communion and Stripping of the Altar Good Friday: April 3rd- 8:00 p.m.-Solemn Service of Remembrance Easter Egg Hunt: April 5th – 2:30 p.m. on Zion’s Lawn Easter: April 5th ◘ Sunrise Service – 7:00 a.m. Bonfire in Zion Park ◘ Sunrise Breakfast – […]

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Consider the Lilies…

April 2, 2015

I held the lily bulb in my hand.  There was nothing beautiful about it.  Brown and dry and odorless as it was, there was nothing that hinted at what it would become.  But, when  buried deep in the dark, dank earth, a miracle begins! The silent forces of life gather for a glorious resurrection.  A […]

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These 40 Days..

February 12, 2015

The rain is falling, soft and steady, soaking deep, deep, down into the dark earth. The grey clouds spread like a blanket above the trees, blocking out the sun. It’s the kind of day that makes you want to crawl into bed, pull the covers up to your chin and stay there;  deliciously warm and […]

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Ballroom Dance Lessons

January 4, 2015

Once again, dance lessons will be available each Thursday evening 6:30-8:00 beginning January 15th. – ZFH The basic steps of the Waltz, Rhumba, Salsa, Fox Trot, Swing, Polka, Cha Cha, and Tango will be covered – nothing fancy just fun. No previous dancing required, people with two left feet are welcome, as are the students […]

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