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October 2019 Newsletter

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St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church

405 Emma Street

Chenoa, Il  61726


October 1st, 2019


A new Women’s Christian Book Club will be starting at St. Paul’s. Please join us for Faith and Friends Book Club. It starts now with our first read being Breakthrough by Joyce Smith. Check the library, bookstore or Amazon for the book.  We will meet as a group on Thursday October 24th at 6:30 pm here at St. Paul’s to discuss Breakthrough.  Refreshments will be provided. Please sign up outside Joy’s office and consider inviting a friend! We will set a schedule and choose our next book on October 24th. Please have the book read for the first meeting?



Feel free to contact Anna Schmidgall or Susie Erdman


The Men’s Breakfast has been changed to Wednesdays as Pastor needs to drop Ethan off at HIS Kids Preschool on Thursdays.  The next Breakfast will be Wednesday, October 9th,  at 8 AM.  All men are welcome to come for breakfast and fellowship.



 Thank you to Stacey Shrewsbury and her family for painting the Sunday School rooms this school year.  The rooms look much brighter.  Your efforts were greatly appreciated.




As of October 1st, the church’s address will be changing due to the Next Generation 911 to 405 Emma Street, Chenoa IL 61726.   If your address is changing due to this Next Generation 911, please notify the church office.



 Our sincere thanks and appreciation to the following for delivering Peace Meals:

Sharon Barrett, Carolyn Shane, Fred Rhoda, Jim Raymond, Randy Miller, Greg and Lois Pulaski.



St. Paul’s Discipleship

Date Attendance Offering Missions
09-01 78 3876.0 25.00
09-08 119 2517.00 55.00
09-15 91 2832.00 25.00
09-22 89    
Ladies Restroom Renovation   36.00  

The next Church Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22, at 7:00 pm.  Pastor Bruce Scarbeary wishes to meet with us on that evening.

We will need to replace two elders coming off their terms.   Anyone interested in becoming an Elder please talk to a current elder or Pastor.

St. Jude’s Garage Sales will be held at our church on Friday and Saturday, October 5th and 6th.  Items may be brought to the church by Thursday, October 4th.

From our Parish Nurse                                                                                                        Pam Norris



Foods to Soothe the Savage Sore Throat

When you have a sore throat, don’t automatically reach for a lozenge or throat spray.  God created foods that can naturally relieve your throat pain, lower inflammation and boost your body's immune system. The following foods are soothing to the throat, easy to swallow, and rich in nutrients.

Vegetable broth with garlic, turmeric and black pepper: The warm broth is comforting. The garlic fights inflammation and boosts immunity, and research on turmeric shows it also helps lower inflammation (the black pepper helps bring out turmeric’s qualities).

Chamomile tea with lemon:  In addition to providing anti-inflammatory compounds, chamomile has been shown to help people fall asleep faster, and sleep is essential when you’re not feeling well.

Honey:  Honey has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, and it also has been shown to be as effective as cough medication. Look for organic honey, raw honey or Manuka.

All-fruit popsicles: Popsicles can offer immediate relief. Make your own or look for brands made with pureed fruit and/or fruit juice and no added sugar. Four that meet that criteria include:

       Power of Fruit Bars (one bar equals daily fruit serving)

       Whole Fruit Bars: Strawberry (added bonus is 1 gram of fiber)

       Edy’s Outshine (35 percent of daily vitamin C)

       Blue Bell Fruit Bars

Smoothies: If you’re having trouble swallowing because of a sore throat, a smoothie can become a complete meal providing protein, nutrient-rich carbs, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Blend a handful of spinach with Greek yogurt, milk or water, frozen fruit, fresh ginger root, turmeric, and black pepper.

Source: by permission of Better Health