Greetings from the East
Greetings from the East Brethren.
My Brothers, Spring is in full bloom, and I hope that you are enjoying all of nature and life that the Grand Architect of the Universe has presented for our enjoyment. The officers and Brethren of Unity Lodge #18, and Golden Spike Lodge #6 participated in a double EA degree together on the evening of May 18th. It was an interesting adventure. Golden Spike opened the Lodge and performed the first section for their candidate. Our Junior Warden sat in the East for the first section of the degree for Unity's candidate. Both candidates were returned to the Lodge for the second section of the degree, wherein I presided in the East, and Golden Spike's Senior Warden gave the lecture. It was an enjoyable evening, and I hope that we can participate in collaborative events with other Lodges in the future.
I found something that I wrote some time ago as the Junior Warden, and thought it worth repeating this month. As Master Masons, we owe a great deal to Freemasonry, and to our Blue Lodge in particular. Unity Lodge #18 was our path to Masonic Light in the first three degrees, and all the rights, lights, and benefits that accompany them. Without Unity Lodge we would still be wandering in darkness. This is our inducement to support our Lodge. I would ask that each member of Unity Lodge #18 look well unto himself and ask if we are doing all that we can to support our Lodge. Without its members, Unity Lodge is but a shell of a building with no fellowship within. "Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity".
The pamphlet entitled "Masonic Etiquette" has been completed, and will be emailed to each of you for your review. The purpose of this pamphlet is to help the new Brethren in adapting to the fraternity. Should you have any additions, deletions, or corrections please advise me. I would like to pass on my heartfelt gratitude to Brothers Harold Mischler, and David Smith for putting this material together.
We will be conducting a Table Lodge of Instruction in collaboration with Golden Spike Lodge #6 on Friday evening June 24th. St. John the Baptist Day. Our Senior Warden will be coordinating all the details, and any assistance the Brethren can provide will be graciously accepted, I'm sure.
Denny K. Wilcox
by Evart Emerson Overton
The pathway of man through the ages wends
From the darkness that enveloped the past
Whose brilliance shall eternally last.
Obscured at times by the fog and mists
Yet onward he goes, ever seeking the truth
That truth that he knows will heal.
The bruised and the broken, the sorrowful, sad,
Who seem lost in the mist in the way,
Feel the touch of that unseen gentle hand
His guiding star that ray of hope
Of forces allegedly real
And reverently kneel to pray.
The light of truth floods the thought of the man
For he has found that the source of that light is God
And he vows from it never to part.
And joy wells up in his heart,