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Jephtha Lodge # 494 Corona Virus Updates and Suspension of all Lodge Activities
Jephtha #494     10 months ago
Jephtha Lodge # 494 Corona Virus Updates and Suspension of all Lodge Activities

Good Morning My Brothers:

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FROM THE EDITOR: August 2019
Jephtha #494     over 1 year ago
Greetings my Brothers,As we enjoy our summer to rest and reflect, we at Jephtha have been busy with a number of projects and events including the Summer BBQ.  Please see the pictures from the BBQ t...
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FROM THE EAST: August 2019
Jephtha #494     over 1 year ago
Hot Summers Greetings My Brothers from the BBQ pit of our 2nd annual Babylon Jephtha Picnic!Just kidding, I barely had the strength to hoist a libation following that great day of fun and fellowshi...
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FROM THE WEST: August 2019
Jephtha #494     over 1 year ago
FROM THE WEST:  Dear Brethren,   I hope you are all having a great summer so far. I'm pulling back on the handbrake of time to slow it down, the days seem to speed by. Hot afternoons call for a nic...
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FROM THE SOUTH: August 2019
Jephtha #494     over 1 year ago
Greetings from the SouthMy brothers, the new Masonic year will soon be upon us and I can’t wait to see you guys in lodge. Many of us have been reviewing our craft to prepare for several degrees thi...
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FROM THE WEST: May 2019
Jephtha #494     over 1 year ago
Greetings from the West GateMy Brothers,As we start a new masonic year, I’ve decided, that due to health related issues, I will step aside at this time. I will act as a senior advisor and committee...
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FROM THE EAST: May 2019
Jephtha #494     over 1 year ago
Warm Spring Greetings from the East Gate of Jephtha Lodge # 494My Brothers,I trust this communication reaches you and your loved ones in good health and cheer. No one ever truly said, it would be e...
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FROM THE SOUTH: May 2019
Jephtha #494     over 1 year ago
Dear Brothers,   Alas, the busy month of May is upon us! It is a time to plant, a time to sow the seeds of our next crop, with the hope that the bunny rabbits and squirrels do not ravage our effort...
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Masons for Sunrise
Jephtha #494     over 1 year ago
On June 2nd, the brothers of Jephtha lodge will be out to walk for Camp Sunrise. An awsome charity that helps families with children who are fighting cancer. Sunrise gives these families a much nee...
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FROM THE EAST: February 2019
Jephtha #494     almost 2 years ago
FROM THE EAST:Warm winters Greetings My Brothers:I write this message fortunate to be safe and warm, while it is undisputedly in the single digits outdoors. Jephtha 494 began 2019 as we ended 2018;...
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FROM THE WEST: February 2019
Jephtha #494     almost 2 years ago
FROM THE WEST:Greetings from the West Gate my Brothers,I want to thank all the brothers that visited and communicated with me, my wife Ellyn and children, Scott and Jaime,  while I was in the hospi...
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FROM THE SOUTH: February 2019
Jephtha #494     almost 2 years ago
FROM THE SOUTH:Greetings Brothers, As I write this letter, I'm listening to the frozen air blowing against the siding on my house, a sign that the predicted polar vortex has begun to bear down on m...
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FROM THE EAST: January 2019
Jephtha #494     almost 2 years ago
FROM THE EAST:Warmest Greetings My Brothers on the dawn of a Blessed New Year. I hope you all had a happy, festive and safe holiday season. I thank all of you for the generous donations of toys and...
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FROM THE WEST: January 2019
Jephtha #494     almost 2 years ago
FROM THE WEST:Greetings from the West Gate my Brothers,We have another busy month ahead of us with our Fellowcraft degree , please attend to make this an extra special event. We delivered the Toys ...
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FROM THE SOUTH: January 2019
Jephtha #494     almost 2 years ago
FROM THE SOUTH:Greetings brothers,I hope you enjoyed this Holiday season and celebrated with your families in good health and happiness. I am honored to address my fellow brothers and their familie...
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FROM THE EAST: December 2018
Jephtha #494     about 2 years ago
FROM THE EAST:Brethren:A most sincere and heartfelt salutation from the East Station of Jephtha Lodge # 494. I pray all of you had a joyous and grateful Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends....
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FROM THE WEST: December 2018
Jephtha #494     about 2 years ago
FROM THE WEST:Greetings from the West Gate my Brothers,I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: “Harmony being the support of all institutions, especially this of ours”  A few of the words that ...
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FROM THE SOUTH: December 2018
Jephtha #494     about 2 years ago
FROM THE SOUTH:Greetings brothers,It is my duty to observe the sun at meridian, which is the glory and beauty of the day. And now the sun is notably presenting itself further south in its position ...
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FROM THE EAST: November 2018
Jephtha #494     about 2 years ago
Warm Tidings My Brothers from the East:As we pass through Mother Earths transition way from summer and towards winter, many people pre-occupy themselves with shopping for upcoming holidays; bemoan ...
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FROM THE WEST: November 2018
Jephtha #494     about 2 years ago
Greetings From the West Gate my Brothers,“Harmony being the support of all institutions, especially this of ours”  A few of the words spoken by me, your senior warden, at the opening and closing of...
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FROM THE SOUTH: November 2018
Jephtha #494     about 2 years ago
My dear Brothers,The month of October has proven to be quite a busy month for Jephtha lodge. Our Investigations committee has been hard at work reviewing applications and interviewing potential can...
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FROM THE EAST: October 2018
Jephtha #494     over 2 years ago
Greetings My Brothers:Warm Autumnal Greetings from the East My Brothers. Jephtha # 494 had a great start to the Masonic Year and it’s only going to get better. The East welcomes our eight new Broth...
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FROM THE WEST: October 2018
Jephtha #494     over 2 years ago
Greetings From the West Gate my Brothers,We have another busy month ahead, so just a short note from me.  I need to get a guest headcount for the upcoming events, so please RSVP to me at:jephthasec...
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FROM THE SOUTH: October 2018
Jephtha #494     over 2 years ago
Greetings from the South gate! It has been quite a September and beginning of our 2018-19 Masonic year. For myself personally, the opportunity to play a major role in our entered apprentice degree,...
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FROM THE EAST: September 2018
Jephtha #494     over 2 years ago
Greetings My Brothers:A warm welcome back from what I hope was a wonderful summer for you and your loved ones. It is said Masonic Lodges go “dark” during the summer months. In my journey from the W...
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FROM THE WEST: September 2018
Jephtha #494     over 2 years ago
Greetings From the West Gate, My Brothers!!Welcome back from your summer break! We have a busy year coming up filled with exciting events and fund raisers to benefit our brothers, and those that ne...
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FROM THE SOUTH: September 2018
Jephtha #494     over 2 years ago
Greetings my brothers from the South! I hope this letter finds you in good spirits and in good health. We are soon to meet again at our beloved Lodge as the summer begins to draw to an end.   I fin...
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FROM YOUR SECRETARY: September 2018
Jephtha #494     over 2 years ago
My Brothers -The beginning of a new Masonic year promises to be a very busy and productive one - by my latest count, we now have a total of 15 Investigation reports and Petitions to be read at our ...
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FROM THE EAST: JULY 2018
Jephtha #494     over 2 years ago
Greetings My Brothers:Most humbly I have assumed the Great responsibility of sitting in the East for the ensuing Masonic Year. I thank you for your confidence in me and all of the assistance  I hav...
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FROM THE WEST JULY 2018
Jephtha #494     over 2 years ago
Greetings From the West Gate My Brothers!!What a month it has been, again!Now, that I have moved to the Senior Warden station,  I'm confident that we will continue with the remarkable growth and pr...
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FROM THE SOUTH JULY 2018
Jephtha #494     over 2 years ago
To my fellow Brothers,   Hello and greetings from the South my friends! My new Place in our lodge. Or is it station? How quickly one tends to forget these seemingly trifling differences once the su...
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FROM YOUR SECRETARY JULY 2018
Jephtha #494     over 2 years ago
My Brothers! As your new Secretary, I want to start by thanking everyone who stepped up to the plate to run 3 MORE degrees in very short order after a year of Raising 14 new Master Masons, to ensur...
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FROM YOUR SECRETARY JUNE 2018
Jephtha #494     over 2 years ago
My Dear Brethren,What a month it has been, AGAIN!  W:. Warren Melnick and SW Rich Harris havecovered most of the events in great detail in their writings.  I believe that they both, along with JW J...
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FROM THE WEST JUNE 2018
Jephtha #494     over 2 years ago
Greetings From the West Gate My Brothers!!These will my final words to you of my observations from this truly solemn place located in our Great Temple. I wish to thank all of you for reposing your ...
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FROM THE EAST: JUNE 2018
Jephtha #494     over 2 years ago
Wow - the Masonic year is basically over and it has flown by, but what a year it was.  I would like to thank not only the officers, but every member of the lodge who attended and helped out at meet...
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FROM THE EAST MAY 2018
Jephtha #494     over 2 years ago
FROM THE EAST:What an extraordinary month we had in April!  We raised five Brothers to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason, with many more to come on May 12th.  We started the ball rolling on what s...
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FROM THE WEST MAY 2018
Jephtha #494     over 2 years ago
FROM THE WEST:“Pay the craft their wages, if any are due, that none may go away dissatisfied”.One sentence on salutation from the West. A trifle in a more loquacious opening statement. A balancing ...
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FROM YOUR SECRETARY MAY 2018
Jephtha #494     over 2 years ago
My dear brethren,What a month of April!!, Highlights include a Master Mason degree and our Grand Master’s dinner!  We have another exciting month of activities ahead of us, including a MasterMason ...
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FROM YOUR SECRETARY APRIL 2018
Jephtha #494     almost 3 years ago
FROM YOUR SECRETARY:My Dear Brethen,What a month March has been!!  Fellowcraft Degrees, St Patrick’s Day Fund Raiser, Presentation of two years worth of Meacham Awards to Jephtha at the Grand Lectu...
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FROM THE SOUTH APRIL 2018
Jephtha #494     almost 3 years ago
FROM THE SOUTHMy Brothers!A warm a sunny salutations from the South!We have past the Spring Equinox; yet another year traveling upon our orbital pathway around the Sun!  With spring in the air we l...
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FROM THE WEST APRIL 2018
Jephtha #494     almost 3 years ago
My Brothers, a warm greeting from the west gate of King Solomon’s Temple. From the west that easterly wind was borne which led the Great Architects people to the promised land. This past month the ...
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FROM THE EAST APRIL 2018
Jephtha #494     almost 3 years ago
FROM THE EAST:Congratulations to the 13 new Fellowcrafts!  After an astounding degree earlier this week with an inspiring Middle Chamber lecture and a great charge with an attendance of over 40 bro...
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