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We are seeing an increasing number of petitioners who have already done their research on Freemasonry on the Internet and then deciding to petition–yes, Masonry is benefitting from the technology of the 21 st century!
In addition, Forest Lodge has its own internet page which is updated so quickly that new information is posted as soon as the Lodge has voted on it. My grandfather certainly never saw this coming when he was Secretary of his Lodge in Chicago from the 1930s through 60s.
But while we welcome the new technology that allows us to reach a new generation of younger men, our ritual and landmarks remain. Regardless of your religious persuasion, you recognize that the Masonic ritual is based on the Old Testament of the Holy Bible. I’ve been re-reading some of the early books recently and I made a list of where Masonically-important stories or passages are located. Here’s my list, and I’m sure you can find others. It’s kind of exciting to read these stories from the source.
Genesis 4: 16-22 — Tubalcain is the 8th man from Adam (8th generation down)
Genesis 28: 10-22 — Jacob’s Ladder
I Kings Chapters 5-7 and I Chronicles 2-4 — The Building of King Solomon’s Temple
Judges 12: 1-7 — Story of the Ephraimites
Circumambulations: Psalm 133 (EA), Amos 7:7-8 (FC) and Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 (MM)
Yours truly in Peace and Harmony,
Dan Maguire, WM
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Forest Lodge No. 130, F & A.M.
May 2nd — 7pm Stated Meeting—Vote on a petition. Discuss resolutions coming before Grand Lodge session.
May 9th — Highway N Cleanup—Meet at the Lodge at 6:00 PM, then caravan to the intersection of Hwy N and Hwy K. We’ll have a picnic afterwards at Oak Island Park.
May 16th — 7pm Scottish Rite night. Presentation by Scottish Rite Brother.
May 23rd — Rain Date for Highway cleanup and picnic OR FC degree.
Jun 1-2 — Grand Lodge in Madison
Jun 6th — June Stated meeting.
Mosinee Lodge No. 318, F & A.M.
May 3rd — 7:00 PM Stated Meeting: Annual Communication Resolutions
May 17th — 6:00 PM Pot Luck Dinner*
May 21st — 4:00 PM Highway Cleanup*
*Ladies, Families, & Friends Welcome
Virginia Falls Lodge No. 226, F & A.M.
May 8th — 7 PM Stated
May 22nd — 7 PM Stated
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Club
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Club meets every Friday for a noon luncheon at the Wausau Elks Club.
Wausau York Rite
May 10th — 7:00 PM Stated Meeting – Commandery
May 15th — 7:00 PM Stated Meeting – Chapter and Council.
Scottish Rite Club
Meets for breakfast at 7:00 AM 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays at Perkins.
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Auxiliary
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Auxiliary will meet Friday, May 11 for a noon luncheon and meeting at the Elks Club. The program will be presented by a representative from the Shrine Hospitals, Women’s General Auxiliary.