Category Archive: From the Editor

Aug 29

Is Your Email Version of The Beacon Still Coming To You?

We currently have 115 people receiving The Beacon via email.  Some subscribers may find their copy has suddenly not been coming to them in their inbox.  If that is the case, check your spam folder.  It is great that so many people receive The Beacon each month as an electronic version, but the downside of …

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Jul 01

The New Lower Susquehanna Synod, ELCA Bishop

As you know, Pastor Bill was not selected for Bishop. The Beacon has asked Cora Sue Herbst to provide information about the man who was chosen. Here is what we received: 2013 Biographical Information 1. Name: James S. Dunlop 2. Current Position: Pastor, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Littlestown, PA 3. Congregation membership: St. John’s …

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Jul 01

What’s In the Showcase?

show case

The Beacon is going to begin letting everyone know what is in the display case every month. Did you know Janet Murphy and Pat Mummert work very hardto make a thought–provoking display each month, and they have been doing it “religiously” since 2004. The cabinet is in memory of Dennis Mummert. Don’t forget to take …

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May 03

Updating the Database

picture album

The Beacon forgot to report Larry and Marie Fales’ wedding anniversary on April 26. This is not the first time the master list the editor has for publishing the birthdays and anniversaries has been wrong or missing information. The Beacon would also like to begin reporting on big wedding anniversaries and celebrate the couple on …

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Feb 16

The Beacon Has a Staff!

Last month, the editor made an appeal for a proofreader. What came back was an entire staff! We are fortunate to have the talents of Jamie Koons as a writer. She has a degree in writing and professional experience in reporting. Dick Rhine has agreed to be our proofreader. Mr. Rhine has educated at least …

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Dec 29

‘The Beacon’ Goes Online

Beacon Online Computer

If you receive the newsletter via email, you may have noticed this month that, instead of the usual extensive address list and an attached file, you were sent an individual message with a link. That is because we are now connected with an email service called Mail Chimp. Mail Chimp is a free service that …

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