From the East
Greetings from the East!
Hello my brothers, hope you are well.
If our Entered Apprentice bears up, we intend to confer a Fellowcraft degree in June. On June 1st, I expect the officers to attend our required Lecture Service. If you are unable to drive, it’s not a bother to ask for a ride to lodge. If you forgot the password, someone will help out.
BG Roscoe Lindsay, thanks for your service. Bill Goodyear, send a photo, forgot what you look like…
Congrats to John Harder, whose son graduated from USAF basic training on 8 May!
Glenn R. Sigmon – Master
From the West
Greetings from the West.
I had the privilege to be in Lodge last month with Most Worshipful Grand Master of NC for 2019 Dwight M. “Mack” Sigmon when he was making his rounds through the district. I
wanted to share some of his collected writings about the lessons in Masonry that he shared with us and thought that it may be a good refresher.
“The Symbolic Lodge of Freemasonry
1st Degree – Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Living your life as a just and upright Mason in everything you do and say!
2nd Degree – Walk uprightly in our several stations before God and man, squaring our actions by the square of virtue, harmonizing our conduct by the principle of morality and virtue, traveling in love on the level of time. Acting by the Plumb to make our passions and prejudices coincide with the line of our duty. (Focus always on your words and actions).
3rd Degree – Friendship, Morality, and Brotherly Love. A society of friends and brothers, among whom no contention should ever exist, but that noble contention, or rather emulation of who can best work and bestagree.
All three symbolic degrees: Harmony in all we do and say is the true strength and support of our fraternity.”
As always, look forward to seeing you in the Lodge,
Chris Lueck, SW
From the Secretary
I want to note the upcoming 125th Anniversary Celebration and Homecoming for Matthews Lodge on Saturday, May 18th. The public celebration runs from 11:00am until 2:00pm, and will be a family event with speakers, tours of the lodge, live music, food trucks, bounce houses and clowns. They will also be accepting donations of canned food or personal hygiene items for the Matthews Help Center.
They have also scheduled a rather unique event just prior, at 10:30am, in the Lodge room and for Master Masons only…a renewal of the Master Mason’s Obligation. Perhaps we all might warrant a reminder of that obligation from time to time.
Mike Hamrick, PM
From the South!
Greetings from the South!
Brethren, it’s already May and almost the middle of the year and I am not yet used to writing 2019 and it will change soon! Time really flies!
Not much activity in our lodge to report other than: Stated on 5/14, and Lecture Service on 6/1 – 7:30am. Hope to see many of you on those dates!
I Just read across some Masonic Q&A and hope these will make up your day!
Q. What is it called if a Lodge ballot returns two black balls?
A. Electile dysfunction.
Q. What time was it when the Lodge visited the brewery?
A. High time.
Q. Why did the crocodile refuse to eat Freemasons?
A. Because they would lodge in its throat.
Q. Why did the Freemason cross the road?
A. He was following the landmarks of the Order.
Q. What did the Freemason say when he tripped and fell off the
A. So moat it be.
Q. What did the Junior Warden say when the Steward was about
to serve double helpings at the Festive Board.
A. Halve it and begin.
Q. Where do you find Freemasons?
A. It depends where you lost them.
Jeffrey Ordonio, JW