The Water Globe - The Water Globe has been a favorite of
mine since I was a little girl. Water represents a basic need as well as
reminding us of the purity of life.
The sound of water in a light rain give me a calm feeling which allows me to be
aware of the gift of God's presence in all things.
Inside the water globe may be found various emblems, however, my preference is
"The Holy Family" a symbol of my belief in God and strong religious Faith. The
globe encompasses these expressions in a very serene way.
all enjoy receiving gifts and what’s inside is a mystery such as Gods Love. Give
a gift of Love to someone in need today
that in the simplicity of one light we may find Christ. Christ is always with
us and our prayer for you is that you will remember this.
|Dove-Allows us to
see the gentleness and pureness of love for our Sisters and Brothers and allows
us to radiate a feeling of peace throughout our Membership. Make Peace with a
Sister or a Brother where there have been hard feelings
are all an intricate design such as the Faberge’ Egg. May we continue to evolve
through the hope of newness of all things. Be kind and gentle to all you meet.
and reminds us to watch our step as we travel along the pathway to our Journey
emblem to honor my son and daughter-in-law, our Worthy Grand Patron and all
Veterans for the sacrifices they have made and continue to make. We hope you
will treat our United States flag with respect and give veterans an extra smile
or conversation or even a thank you.
WGM - Smiley Face-to great each
member with a smile and to receive one from each member.
WGP - Rooster-Crowing
for the Stars. The rooster helps us to keep the pride needed to maintain our
make Peace where frustrations and distress arise. Do you have Peace in your
heart with your family and friends? What about your Sister or Brother sitting
across the chapter room from you? Your Challenge is to (MAKE PEACE WITH YOURSELF
AND WITH THEM)
what you say –Keep truth in your life. (Jesus was committed to God by
sacrificing his life to save us). Do you remember the commitment you gave when
you received the obligation at the alter during your initiation? Your Challenge
is to (STUDY YOUR OBLIGATION TO YOUR EASTERN STAR MEMBERSHIP AND THEN ALSO
EVALUATE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR SPOUSE YOUR WORKPLACE AND OTHERS AROUND
Serve others before yourself. Each of us have been given
the gift of serving others and must answer the call in our own ways. Service to
God, Service to our Families and Service to our Communities. Are we good
Servants of God? Your Challenge is to (MAKE A NOTE TO YOURSELF AS TO WHERE YOU
HAVE SERVED SOMEONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF EACH WEEK)
Humility/Humbleness-Put pride aside ,
be happy for others when they excel and let them shine. Do you kindly encourage
other members to learn the work of our Order or do you keep what you know to
yourself so that others must come to you before completing tasks? Your
Challenge is to (FIND SOMEONE YOU CAN PLACE ON A PEDESTAL DIFFERENT THAN
YOURSELF AND SEE HOW YOU FEEL)
Prayer - Prayer
before and after everything we do will be a good reminder to us that God is
present always. Prayer allows us to not only be closer to God, but helps us with
our relationships with others and how we may handle daily situations and
challenges and confrontations. Do you remember the last time you talked with
God? Your Challenge is to (ADD A SHORT PRAYER TO YOUR DAY)
GOD WATCH OVER ME TODAY AND GIVE ME THE STRENGTH TO BE YOUR SERVANT TO OTHERS,
HELP ME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE HERE ON EARTH AND GUIDE ME TO BECOME A BETTER
|To Develop the Unification of the Masonic
|White Calla Lily - In honor of those
loved ones gone before us.
|Roses - of all colors, but
especially Red in honor of my Grandmother Buford an Yellow in honor of my
Fraternal Mother, Grandmother, & Great Grandmother. Like every member in Eastern
Star each rose is unique, and is essential to the group
|Tulips - of all colors, my Mother's
favorite flower. It is from her that I learned to plant many seeds and to
nurture each one as precious as the other.
A beginning of new things such as New Life and New Membership in our Order and
also a foundation for what may develop in the future.
|Beige - Reminds us to be humble and to
remember the value of the simple thins in life.
|Dark Brown - a color in contrast to keep
us in balance in whatever we strive to do.
|Red - represents the sacrifice that our
service men and women have given and continue to give.
|Blue - Represents the Masonic
Relationship that allows me to be and Eastern Star Member and for those who have
held the position of Adah.
|To recognize our active members, to increase the
involvement of those not attending their chapters and to promote new members by
spreading fraternal love throughout our membership and in our communities by
protecting our heritage and being steadfast in good deeds.
Groups-Rainbow for Girls, Jobs Daughters and DeMolay -
Lanyards (these will say Order
of the Eastern Star)
- Ceremonies Book-8
½ x 11 ($10 binder 100 pages) or $5 for 100 pages 3 hole punched
Dues Card Holders
|Masonic Home -
|Lois J. Newman
for St. Vincent DePaul (pays for less fortunate in food, clothes and some
mortgage , bills etc and also a new Doctors Volunteer Program for those who
cant pay for Adult Medications in my Local Area-St. Charles
Penny A Day
Fund Board -
|Let There Be Peace On Earth
||Here I am Lord
||Side by Side
|May it Be-Celtic
||Peace in the Valley
||Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
||Sweet Little Jesus Boy
||The Old Rugged Cross
||End of a Perfect Day
||Touch of the Masters Hand
||Wind Beneath My Wings
|Scriptures of the Worthy Grand Matron:
|Matthew 28:20 I am with you
always, even unto the end of the age.
|1 Peter 3:15-16
Christ as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone
who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and
reverence, keeping your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned,
those who defame your good conduct in Christ may themselves be put to shame.
14:34-35 I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved
you, so you also should love one another. This is how
all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
|Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, if we have
been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus
Christ, through whom we have gained access [by faith] to his grace in which we
stand, and we boast in the hope of the glory of God.
|Deuteronomy 15:10-11 When you give
and not with ill will; for the Lord, your God, will bless
you for this, in all your works and undertakings. The needy will never be
lacking in the land; that is why I command you to open your hand to your poor
and needy kinsman in your country.
|Scriptures of the Worthy Grand Patron:
- And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more
death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be no more pain. For the
Former things have passed away.
- “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He
maketh me to lie down in green pasture. He leadeth me beside still waters. He
restoreth my soul. He leads me in the Paths of righteousness for his name
- Trust in the Lord with all thine HEART, and lean not
unto thine own Understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall
direct thy paths.
|Worthy Grand Matron Special Scripture
|Phillipians 2:1-11 (Plea for Unity and
is any encouragement in Christ, any solace in love,any participation
in the Spirit, any compassion and mercy, complete my joy by being of the same
mind, with the same love, united in heart, thinking one thing.
Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard
others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own
interests, but everyone for those of others.
Having among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus,
who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God,
something to be grasped.
Rather he emptied himself taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness;
found human in appearance,
He humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even
death on a cross.
Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed upon him the name that is
above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in
and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the Glory of God the Father.