“Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.”
– Psalm 71:18
O. H. Oliviera, of Knoxville, Tennessee, a medical psychologist specializing in geriatrics, wrote, “We’re moving away from a time we feared aging to a time we think aging is a privilege. We even see elderly people in resort areas with bumper stickers that say, ‘I’m spending my children’s inheritance.’ That’s the attitude now: having a life instead of just being old.”
Indeed, that’s the attitude among Elmwood’s “Senior Servants.” They meet as a group on the first and third Wednesdays every month for lunch, for Bible study, for sharing of ideas, and for mutual support. Guest speakers enlighten them on a variety of topics. They have an extensive ministry of card-writing and encouragement for many – both at Elmwood and throughout the country – who are sick, bereaved, or just in need of a boost. The church office hears regularly by phone, e-mail, and through the mail, “Thank the Senior Servants for remembering me. It really meant a lot!”
No one is too old or too young to come join a Senior Servants meeting. Bring a sack lunch, a smile, and you’ll leave feeling better than when you came! Click here or call the church office for exact dates and times.