NEWS FROM THE SHARED MINISTRY

Emmanuel Clothes Closet…The Clothes Closet is open every Tuesday at 9:00 am.  In need of:  summer clothes (children & adults), bathing suits, deodorant, lotion, dish soap, paper towels, toilet tissue, anything for babies, plastic bags, curtains, doilies, sheets.

Emmanuel Shopping Cart Needs for June…Instant potatoes, canned sweet potatoes, stuffing mix, gravy (jar or mix), Vienna sausages, canned fruit, cracker snacks, cans of food with pop top lids for easy opening.

Living Lord Summer Worship Schedule…We will begin our Summer Worship Schedule on Sunday, June 4.  We will have services at 8:00 and 10:00 am.

Living Lord Card Class…Join us for a card-making class on Thursday, June 8, in the Activity Room.  We will be making 4 cards.  Our theme will be “Time to Celebrate”.  Classes will be at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.  The cost is $12.00.  Please bring adhesives like double-stick tape and liquid glue.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.  The deadline for signing up is Sunday, June 4.  Emmanuel and St. Paul members are welcome to join us – call Lynne Walters to get signed up!

Living Lord Fellowship in June…We will have Fellowship on Sunday, June 18, after both services.

From Living Lord’s Parish Nurse, Dora Muller… “The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.”  Leonardo da Vinci

During a typical workday I easily log a couple of miles on my feet and by the end of the day my feet scream for some extra care.  With proper care, our feet can last a lifetime.  Our feet are small structures that support our body and allow us to be mobile.  There are diseases that affect our feet, such as arthritis, peripheral arterial disease, neuropathy, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.  Have you ever wondered why your doctor often asks to see your feet during your visits?  The reason is that people with diabetes are at risk of developing wounds on their feet (a diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that occurs in approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes and is commonly located on the bottom of the foot).  Corns and calluses are very common as a result of rubbing or other types of pressure on the foot.  We ladies know very well the appeal of pointed-toe shoes and high heels.  However, our feet do not like the injury that these beautiful shoes can bring upon us.  My sister, Cristina, and my niece, Juliana, each have a large collection of beautiful shoes.  However, the shoe shapes often do not conform to the anatomy of the human foot.  The result can lead to painful leg cramps and difficulty with balance which can result in serious falls.  I am not against high heels and uncomfortable shoes, but common sense is important.  Inspect your feet daily and keep them dry.  Take good care of your toe nails.  Whether or not your health insurance allows it, visit a podiatrist (a doctor who specializes in foot care).   With proper care of your feet, you should be able to dance, walk, maybe even run, and sustain your feet and body for years to come.  The term “comfortable shoes” may bring back memories of ugly shoes.  However, there are beautiful shoes, such as sensible pumps, that protect our feet without compromising style.  I am fortunate in that I can wear comfortable shoes on my long workdays.  Even though I wear comfortable shoes, I still crave a foot massage to alleviate the pain and imagine how painful it must be to go through life with foot discomfort for those who suffer from chronic foot diseases.  Let’s all of us take good care of our feet so they can last a life time.