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 August…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, August 3, in the Activity Room.  We will be making 4 cards.  Our theme will be the crowd favorite “Black-and-White”.  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 30.  Emmanuel and St. Paul members are welcome to join us – call Lynne Walters to get signed up!

 

Living Lord Fellowship in August…We will have Fellowship on Sunday, August 13 & 20, hosted by the baptism families.  On August 13 we will have the baptism of Evelyn Walters, the daughter of Matt and McCala Walters and granddaughter of Lynne Walters.  On August 20 we will have the baptism of Nicolas Montagna, the son of Ignacio and Tracy Montagna and grandson of Warner and Norma Taiclet.

 

From Living Lord’s Parish Nurse, Dora Muller…“Nothing brings to life again a forgotten memory like fragrance.”   Christopher Poindexter

Arpege is my favorite fragrance.  I have many memories associated with scents.  The smell of a white carnation and tuberoses always takes me back to my childhood.  I use these scents to comfort me and it is my aromatherapy.  The term “aromatherapy” is fairly new; it was coined in 1937 by Rene-Maurice Gattefosse while extracting oils from flowers and herbs.  However, the effects of aromatherapy are ancient.  Who does not enjoy the smell of roses or oranges and feels invigorated with their scents?  The healing properties of essential oils are well known.  Essential oils are extracted from plants such as barks, leaves, and flowers.  The sale of scented candles and air diffusers are very popular because people enjoy their soothing effects.  We have come a long way from burning incense, as was practiced by the Egyptians and Romans, to today where we employ bergamot scent to treat post-anesthesia nausea.  Caution is necessary when shopping for essential oils.  They can be considered as drugs, and thus, because government regulation is limited and as yet to be adopted, at least personal caution should be taken to avoid overuse and/or side effects.  Remember, not all natural ingredients are safe.  Most of our medications are derived from nature.  If in doubt as to how to use and what essential oils are best suited for you, limit yourself to candles and fresh-cut flowers to invigorate your home.  There are physicians in our area that are certified in complimentary medicine and can help you to better understand the role of essential oils.  Just enjoy the smell of roses…it will light up your day and improve your energy level.

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