You are cordially invited to join us at the
142nd “Believe in God’s Miracles” Session
to be held at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center,
Topeka, Kansas on April 17-19, 2018.

Our Theme

Believe in God’s Miracles

Our Aim

S – Service to our Communities
N – Nothing is impossible when we stick together
O – Opportunity to share our beautiful order with others
W – Willingness to help others and to do our very best

Our Watch-words

Faith, Hope and Laughter

Motto

WGM: Prayer in your heart and Faith to Believe
WGP: Remember God Loves You

Scriptures

WGM: “Who so ever liveth and believeth in me shall never die” John 11:16
 “If you Can! All things are possible for one who Believes.” Mark 9:23

WGP: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” Hebrews 11:1-2
“Give thanks to the Lord for he is good.” Psalm 107:1

Our Emblems

Snowflakes: We are like a snowflake all different in our own beautiful way.
Star of the East: Gods guiding Light
Bible: God’s book of Miracles
Smiles: The beautiful smile of the members we meet all over this beautiful state.

Words of Wisdom

WGM: “Miracles come in moments be ready, willing and remember to believe.”

WGP: “Always Believe”

Just for Fun

WGM:

Snowmen: They always put a smile on my face.  They represent the three states of membership the Desire, the Request, and the initiation.
Hankies: In honor of my mother-in-law, Edith Ryan and grandmother, Gladys Shelton who always had a honkie or two in their purse to wipe away a tear or to clean a smudge from our face.
Safety Pins: In honor of my mother Phyllis Shelton and grandmother, Mildred Carley who always on the hem of an apron or a sweat shirt because you never know when you may need to pull something together.
Milky Ways and Hershey Bars

WGP:

Base Balls, Bats and Gloves: In honor of his time playing baseball with St. Louis.
Popcorn, Hot Dogs, Cracker Jacks and Baby Ruth candy bars

Honor Station

Adah: In honor of Wanda’s daughters and Hank’s wife Pat.

Conductress and Associate Conductress: Wanda’s first office held and in honor of the work they do in our chapters.

Our Colors

Purple, Red, Silver and White

Our Flowers

Lilacs, Dogwood, White Daises and Gladiolas

Our Charity

Make a Wish

OES Special Projects

OES Scholarships, Masonic Youth Organizations, Membership, Grand Chapter Session, Kansas Masonic Home,Petitions in Your Pocket, Star Gazer, Traveling Gavels, and WGM/WGP Project of Choice

Community Service Projects

Toys for Tots, Local Food Bank, Travel Toiletries and Tabby Tops for Ronald McDonald House, Box Top Labels for Education

Our Activities

Kansas/Nebraska Exchange
Kansas/Oklahoma Exchange
5-State Fun Gathering (Jefferson City, MO)
Volunteer in our Communities
Alpha-Omega Sewing Day
Spring Fundraiser
Exemplification of Degree Work by Grand Officers in Goodland, Newton and Wathena

Our Songs

WGM: I Believe, He, Jesus Loves Me, Somebody Bigger than You and Me, In the Garden, Let There Be Peace, Mary Did You Know, Frosty the Snowman, Here Comes Suzie Snowflake, Oh What a Wonderful World, The Prayer

WGP: Jesus Jesus Jesus, Great is Thy Faithfulness, Fairest Lord Jesus, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Snowflakes Keep Falling on My Head

DEDICATION

With a grateful heart we humbly dedicate this year to all the members of the Order of the Eastern Star.  We thank all of those members who have served before us for their Love, Devotion and Support to our beautiful order.  We need to continue to work with our Masonic organization’s in building relationships for each of our futures.  We thak our families for their love and support through this journey.  We continue to thank Gpd for his unending love.  Always remember all things are possible for those who Believe!