EPHRATA LODGE NO. 665
FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS
From the East
Greetings Brethren and guests to Ephrata Lodge No. 665's website. The now annual Day Light Lodge held at the Eicher Arts Center in Ephrata was another success. Great food and plenty of fellowship for all. A wonderful program on the lodge above was presented and as always insightful education by Brother Harley, PM. We were able to present a 60 year emblem of Service with our District Deputy Grand Master, Bro. Larry A. Derr present to award the service emblem. Brother Penn Miller also impressed the lodge by delivering both the opening and closing charges. Brother Miller was only raised a couple of months ago and this is simply amazing and inspiring to all.
We will be off labor for July and August, but have plenty on the calendar in September to fulfill your Masonic cravings. The annual Ephrata parade and street fair will be held at the end of the month, and a first and two 2nd degrees will be conferred. The officers have a lot of pride in their work and it is a blessing to have the ritual performed so beautifully at our lodge and in the district. Come and listen to the words we have in our degrees as the morals and lessons they deliver are fantastic. There is some real beauty and excellent advise in our ritual brethren. If you haven't seen a degree in a while, I encourage you to attend, both for your own benefit and for that of the new brother. Please remember to check the calendar for all dates, times, and addresses as events approach. Our next stated meeting will be held on September 13th. I hope to see all there for a great night of fellowship.
Brethren and guests, we have another date for the 2016 Masonic Blood drive. If you can donate blood please consider coming out. By donating blood you automatically become a life member of the Masonic Blood and Organ Donor Club. For more information please visit the PA Masons Web site. The Pennsylvania blood bank is almost always in dire need of more blood. Enter you name below and submit your intent to donate so we may update our records. If you need to contact me before a date or for any other reason, please use the contact us section on the web site or call the lodge.
Thanks for giving the gift of life with blood donations.
Your Masonic Blood Drive chairman,
M. Todd Hoak
Upcoming Masonic Blood Drive - 2016
From the West
Brethren, the "Help for our Heros" program, has almost reached the 1 million milestone simply from your pocket change donations. Please continue to be generous with your spare change that goes to this great cause. The basket to make any donations will always be on the table right outside the lodge room near the Tyler station as you enter.
We continue to receive petitions and therefore will be busy with degree work...always a good thing. For the officers and anyone interested in learning the ritual, please note the monthly ritual practice is on the Thursday prior to our stated meetings. I invite all our members and any visiting brethren to come out to support the officers and see the excellent degree work we enjoy delivering. It is also a great feeling for our new brethren to have a full sideline. So come and support your new brethren of Ephrata Lodge. If you haven't seen a degree in a while, I highly encourage you to come out as Ephrata Lodge delivers some of the best ritual around. The ritual has such wonderful meanings behind it and if taken to heart will truly change how you live your lives. You can't hear the messages the ritual conveys enough, plus it's fun. So come out and enjoy the brotherhood. See you at the next event.