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Letters to the Editor 12/14

December 27, 2001

Letters to the Editor 12/14



Many thanks



To the editor:

The Waynesboro Area Human Services Council wishes to thank the following businesses and organizations for providing food, flowers and table decorations for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Thanks to these groups we were able to provide approximately 200 meals on Thanksgiving Day to those attending the dinner at the Evangelical Lutheran Church and through our home delivery program.

They are John Wallace Kitchen, The Elks Club, The Moose Lodge, The Waynesboro News Agency, McDonalds, The Eagles Club, Savoy Catering, The American Legion, The Owls Club, The Parlor House Restaurant, Mountain Gate Restaurant, Henicle's Market, Martin's Foods, Quincy United Methodist Church, Five Forks Church, Above the Rest Florists, The Waynesboro Senior Center, The Velvet Caf, The Waynesboro Country Club, Dairy Queen, Paul's Country Market, Brownie Troop 911, Girls Scout Junior Troop 971, Trinity Pre-School, The Evangelical Lutheran Church, AMP Employees, Sysco Food Services of Central Pennsylvania, Schenck Foods Co. Inc., Shenandoah Foods Inc. and Butter Krust Baking Co.

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We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who shared their time and talents by baking, cooking, serving, cleaning up and delivering meals. As a team we worked together to serve our neighbors in need. It was a wonderful day.

A special thanks to Rick Cook, Marshall Shuman, Janet Smedley, Pastor Bill Shank, Pastor Ray Kipe, Caroline Mack and Jack Fitzgerald for all their help and patience.

Denise Esser
WAHSC Coordinator
Waynesboro, Pa.




Morals I can agree with



To the editor:

I want to say to The Herald-Mail, thanks so much for publishing letters from men like the following: Glen F. Miller and James Bailey, both of Hagerstown, Edward James of Hancock, Paul Ebersole of Clear Spring, Bill Campbell of Boonsboro and Arthur George of St. Thomas, Pa., and others like these mentioned who, in my judgment, seem to have a good outlook on issues, could I say, and which are quite relevant to everyone in this day and time.

I find myself agreeing with virtually all of their expressed views. I have already had encouraging conversations with Miller and James, and would welcome contact with the others I named also.

When we read letters that are critical of the traditional and Biblical morals and standards that we hold dear, we want to respond to them, not in a hateful manner, but rather in a loving and Christ-like manner and in a positive assuring, convincing way, Biblically based.

Referring to the good gentlemen I mentioned, I think we closely agree on issues such as: one: how we feel about the war against terrorism and how its being conducted by those in charge; two: our concern for the declining morals that are very apparent in our nation. Things that society in general knew were unacceptable in days and years past are accepted as being OK - not sinful anymore. Some examples: filthy language, swearing, taking God's name in vain, sexual promiscuity (pre-marital sex), state sponsored lotteries, legalized abortion and perverted sex, homosexuality, lesbianism, etc. It is very disturbing to use who love our Lord and savior Jesus Christ and the glorious gospel he brought, that there are religious organizations that accept some of these abominable practices. We can see oh so clearly what Jesus was teaching in his day, the contrast between the narrow way that's leading to heaven and the broad way that leads to an eternal hell.

Earlier this year I received a letter from "a gay man in Greencastle." That's how he identified himself, without his name. He wrote an impressive letter - neatly typed. I got the impression that he was well educated, but so misled. I pray God will help him out of his sinful misery. He, like a multitude of others, is desperately trying to justify being gay, but it's all in vain. In the old testament such things are called an abomination. In the new testament it is referred as creature worship and vile.

The holy scriptures clearly point out that God's great redemption plan, when adhered to through his divine son, Jesus, will most certainly atone, through his blood, and make us free from the condemnation and power of all sin. I know this is true - he did it for me.

Edgar M. Foltz Jr.
Greencastle, Pa.

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