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 July…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 Card Class… Join us for a card-making class on Thursday, July 6, in the Activity Room.  We will be making 4 cards.  Our theme will be “In the Good Ol’ Summertime”.  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, July 2.  Emmanuel and St. Paul members are welcome to join us – call Lynne Walters to get signed up!

Living Lord Joint Vacation Bible School…This year’s Joint Vacation Bible School is going to be held at Living Lord Lutheran Church July 9-13 for children up to the 6th grade.  This year’s theme will be “Operation Overboard”.  Please join us for an exciting week of crafts and games.  If you would be interested in volunteering to teach, lead crafts, lead games, set up and serve snacks, and lead the opening and closing, please contact Darlene Altiere, Debbie Groves, Pastor Ann Marie, or Pastor Bill.  Please register your children by filling out a registration form (LLLC:  located on the table under the Parish Ed bulletin board in the Education Wing; St. Paul:  located on the card table in the main hallway) and return it to the church office by July 3.  Invite your friends and neighbors.  This is FREE!

Living Lord Fellowship in July…We will have Fellowship on Sunday, July 16, after both services.

Living Lord Niles Shepherd of the Valley Summer Picnic…Join us for some summer fun on Wednesday, July 19, at Niles Shepherd of the Valley.  We will gather at 11:00 am to begin setup and start the grill.  We are looking for helpers, food donations, and two grill masters (it is a gas grill).  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board; Emmanuel and St. Paul members are encouraged to join us too!  We need donations of cantaloupes, strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, and cupcakes.  Please join us for a good time and help make the day a bright one for our friends at Niles Shepherd of the Valley.  For more information, please contact Donna Tompkins.

 

From Living Lord’s Parish Nurse, Dora Muller… “When we are tired, everything seems so very much worse.”  Jane Green

 

The demands of our daily life are very strenuous.  It is the norm for women to work long hours outside the house only to come home where there is no time to rest because the family needs to be fed and homework to be checked.  No wonder we are always tired.  Our societal role for women is to nurture and to promote healing.  No wonder we are always tired and we try to blame our state of fatigue on hormone imbalances, managing the household, professional careers, and raising children.  My workday includes 12 hour shifts on my feet.  It is nice to get home and relax for a couple of minutes before tackling the kitchen.  All these physical and mental demands can lead to physical symptoms, such as flu, insomnia, weight gain, and irritable moods.  We all know someone’s mother who is always irritable and unpleasant, but we do not know what kind of daily struggles that

 

 

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person goes through.  It is assumed that it is a result of the famous “time of the month”, when in reality it is just fatigue.  Fatigue can be a result of a lack of self-care.  When was the last time we put ourselves first, reserved a couple of minutes a day to renew our energy?  Filling our souls with gratitude and our body with a boost of energy is a must.  There are many books that promise to have the answer to fatigue, however all that is needed is a little common sense to improve our lives.  Embrace a healthier diet, adhere to sensible sleep habits, practice outdoor physical activities, build meaningful relationships, and develop hobbies that you enjoy.  These small changes will help boost your energy, fight fatigue, and improve your immune system.  The best advice is to take some time for ourselves, develop discipline in self-care, and do not be afraid to recognize that we cannot do everything alone.  An impeccable house is not sometimes a happy home.  Successful professional careers can be rewarding, but the price to achieve it by destroying our health is not worth it.