april 2018 Newsletter
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April 3, 2018
Starting the first week in Lent and going through Easter Sunday, we looked and thought about how we might confess the good news of Jesus Christ in seven words or less. I shared the submissions that were handed in to me as part of the sermon on Palm Sunday, but I thought it might be nice to have them to see and read. Maybe you’d like to jot one down to have as a reminder for yourself. Maybe one sticks with you as a message you’d like to share with someone in the future. So, here is a list that combines the phrases you submitted, a few from the sermons, and a few more from my own list of possibilities:
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** A new memorial plaque has been ordered as the current one has become full.
HOLY ACTS AND RITES OF THE CHURCH
On Sunday, March 25, 2018 three young people were confirmed. We ask God’s blessings upon them.
Benjamin Douglas Rhoda,
Aaron Kenneth Shrewsbury, son of Steve and Stacey Shrewsbury was born November 7, 2004 and was baptized on November 21, 2004 here at St. Paul Lutheran. His sponsors were Josh and Sarah Noffsinger. Aaron received his First Communion on February 14, 2016.
For the food pantry--Please prayerfully consider donating: cans of fruit (any fruit), boxes of spaghetti noodles, and jars of spaghetti sauce. Of course any donations are welcomed. I would like to challenge each family to bring in one can of food a week. This would cost ~ $1/week-which shouldn’t impact your families budget too much.
From Our Parish Nurse Pam Norris
Health Cabinet will meet after worship on Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Spring finds us such pleasure as we see everything coming back to life. And it’s a reminder of the new life that we have through Christ’s resurrection. Gardening is a pleasure for most of us, but it is also an exercise and can lead to injuries. Raking, mulching, planting, trimming and digging are good physical activity yet can result in pain and stiffness in our neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, knees and back if we over-extend ourselves.
Treat gardening as a sport: warm up and stretch the muscles before beginning.
Be realistic: plan your work carefully to avoid injury. Set a moderate pace and time schedule to allow enjoyment of the task and minimize potential injuries.
Remember good body mechanics: when lifting heavy bags of dirt or mulch keep your back straight back, bend your knees, lift with the legs, and hold objects close to your body. If shoveling, lift the dirt, and turn the entire body to empty it-don’t twist.
Change it up: use different muscle groups and minimize the repetitive stress placed on joints and extremities by frequently changing activities.
Use a cushion, stool, or small bench when weeing: the support helps reduce stress placed on knees and spine from gardening movements.
Take frequent breaks: by stopping to stretch, getting a drink or just enjoying the progress every half hour, you minimize your chance of injury or dehydration.
We can spend time in the garden appreciating the glory of God’s creation, while caring for our body at the same time.
Our thanks to those who donated dish towels and cloths for the kitchen. All the ones that were worn and tattered have been discarded
I want to thank the congregation for your prayers and cards. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Thank you so much for your collection of food and personal items for the clients of the Chenoa Food Pantry. These will be such a big help. God bless you!
Our sincere thanks
to those who provided and served Lenten Meals— Lois Pulaski,
to those who served in the ministry of delivering Peace Meals this past
month—Fred Rhoda, Randy Miller, Carolyn Shane, Sharon Barrett, Jim
CHURCH COUNCIL WILL MEET AFTER WORSHIP, APRIL 22ND.