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February 2021 Newsletter

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St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church

405 Emma

Chenoa, Il  61726


February 3, 2021



This is an eye opener.   We probably don’t think or look at this Psalm in this way; even though we say it over and over again.



The LORD is my Shepherd – that’s relationship!

I shall not want – that’s supply!

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures—that’s rest!

He leadeth me beside the still waters—that’s refreshment!

He restoreth my soul—that’s healing!

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness—that’s guidance!

For His name sake—that’s purpose!

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death—that’s testing!

I will fear no evil—that’s protection!

For Thou art with me—that’s faithfulness!

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me—that’s discipline!

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies—that’s hope!

Thou annointest my head with oil—that’s consecration!

My cup runneth over—that abundance!

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life—that’s blessing!

And I will dwell in the house of the LORD—that’s security!

Forever—that’s eternity!

    Face it, the LORD is crazy about you. What is most valuable is not what we have in our lives, but WHO we have in our lives!



St. Paul’s Discipleship

Date Attendance Offering Missions
12-02   405.00  
12-06   2409.00 45.00
12-09   145.00  
12-13   1712.00 25.00
12-16   440.00  
12-20   2432.00 25.00
12-24   5900.00  
12-25   215.00  
12-27   3239.00 25.00
Advent   75.00  
Ladies Restroom Renovation 48.00  

Date Attendance Offering Missions
01-10   2662.00 100.00
01-17   2564.00 25.00
01-24   2279.00 45.00
Ladies Restroom Renovation 48.00  
Ladies 50.00  

Thank you for the many kind expressions of sympathy for Pam.”                     

                                              Jim Raymond & Family

Preschool Screening

Parents of all 2.5 to 5 year olds within the Livingston County special Service Services Unit Co-op are invited and encouraged to have their children screened.  Areas screened include:  vision, hearing, speech and language, learning, motor and social-emotional.  Parents should call the school where their child may attend [from 2 weeks prior to 3 days before the screening date] for more information about location and to schedule an appointment. 

Prairie Central East #8 [in Chatsworth] February 9 & 10 815/636-3555

Prairie Central West #8 [in Fairbury] February 25 & 26 815/945-2971


Rose Bailey [friend of Jonnita Vogel’s,]

Norman Beitz

Patricia Brill [friend of Roger & Pat Wahls]

Alma Brucker

Leila Carlson [Fred Rhoda’s sister]

Terry Colston [nephew of Fred Rhoda]

Michelle Darguzis

Jim Erdman

Stacie Hensley

Steve Kelleher [at Northwestern Hospital]

Carol Sue Koehl [at Fairview Haven]]

Barbara Lambert [mother of principal at PCJH]

Dr. Jim May [cousin of Pat Wahls]

Trent Nelson [Natashia Nelson’s father-in-law]

Carla Nobis [at Good Samaritan Home]

Thom Palmer [high school friend of Pat Wahls]

Elaine Rhoda [now has COVID]

Mary Lou Schuler [at Fairview Haven]

Roger Shiflett

Rick Trachsel [cousin of Roger Seeman]

Jalene Wollford [grade school student at St. Mary’s, Pontiac]


Please notify Joy if anyone could be removed from the Prayer List.



Loren and I would like to express our sincere gratitude to our family of God here at St. Paul for their generosity in allowing us to store our ‘Serve Pro’ boxes at the church that were restored from the fire and for us to use the ‘rental house’ until we were able to find something permanent.  We are moved and are now residing at 912 Warren here in Chenoa.  We also would like to thank you for the many cards and concerns since my sister passed away.    We are truly blessed. 

                                                 Loren and Joy


From our Parish Nurse                                                                                                        Pam Norris


Internet House Calls

If you use the Internet to get a diagnosis about a newly discovered pain or skin rash, you are not alone. A recent Harris Poll reported that 88% of all adults who are regularly online use the Internet for health information.

The concern among health professionals, however, is that not all websites can be trusted. Many sites look like they provide reliable information but are actually operated by interest groups or drug manufacturers. Case in point: a search of the word “arthritis” revealed 40 million results. The top two results, however, were sponsored by Celebrex and Vimovo – drugs used in the treatment of arthritis.

When researching online, keep these questions in mind:

1. Who runs this site? Look for an “About Us” link. Any good health-related website should make it easy for you to find who is responsible for the site and its content.

2. Who pays for the site? The funding of the site should be easily indentified because it often determines what content is presented and if the owner is trying to sell you something or sway your opinion. Sites that end with “.gov” or “.edu” generally provide unbiased information.

3. Is the information current? Websites should contain the most current medical information, and the update should be clearly posted. Look for dates on documents or data to make sure that the site contains the latest facts and procedures.

4. What is the source of the information? Look for medical research, not opinions of writers. Look at the professional and scientific qualifications of those doing the writing. The site should also describe the evidence that the material is based upon. Medical facts and figures should have references (such as medical journals or medical boards). The health information should also be unbiased, balanced, reasonable, and believable (no promises of “miracle” cures).


The good news is that top-quality Internet health sites do exist such as National Institutes of Health,,, and If all else fails, go offline and talk face to face with a medical professional. 

Source: National Institutes of Health and Employee Benefit News/printed by permission of Better Health