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 September…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, September 7, in the Activity Room.  We will be making 4 cards.  Our theme will be “Four Fence Cards”.  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, September 3.  Emmanuel and St. Paul members are welcome to join us – call Nancy Walters at 330-889-3382 to get signed up!


Living Lord Adult Forum…The Adult Forum will begin on Sunday, September 10, with a study titled “Keep It Shut”.  The six part DVD study is hosted by Keren Ehman.  It focuses on What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing At All.  In light of the various ways we communicate today, it is especially important to understand what the Bible teaches us.  So if you talk, write, email, text, tweet, Facebook, Instagram, or still use smoke signals, this discussion is for you.  Join us on Sundays at 9:15 am after the first worship service.


Living Lord Return to Regular Worship Service Times…We will return to our regular worship schedule of 8:00 and 10:30 am on Sunday, September 10.  Choir will also begin on Sunday, September 10, with rehearsal at 9:45 am.  If you are interested in joining the Choir, please see May Crain Love.


Living Lord Fellowship in September…We will have Fellowship on Sunday, September 17, after both services.


Living Lord Community Meal at Emmanuel Lutheran Church…The Outreach Committee will be assisting with the Community Meal at Emmanuel Lutheran Church on Friday, September 22.  We are in need of volunteers for setup, serving, and cleanup.  Setup begins at 9:00 am with the meal being served at 12:00 noon.  We also will need help from volunteer bakers to provide 12 dozen cupcakes.  All from St. Paul are welcome to volunteer, too!  St. Paul – please call Donna Tompkins at 330-984-0684 if you are able to assist.  Living Lord – please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board if you are able to help.  Please have your cupcakes at the church (please place them in the refrigerator) on Thursday, September 21.  If you have any questions, please contact Donna Tompkins at 330-984-0684.


From Living Lord’s Parish Nurse, Dora Muller… The summer is winding down and around the valley the canning season is in full swing.  Almost all my co-workers have the pantry full with tomatoes, hot peppers in oil, green beans, peaches, and the list goes on.  If you can plant, you can preserve it.  One of the dangers of canning is botulism, which is food poisoning.  Every fall there are reports of foodborne botulism.  Botulism came from the Latin which means sausage.  It was first identified in Germany during an outbreak of sickening as a result of contaminated sausage.  When one follows the canning process for safe home canning, the risk of developing botulism decreases.  Always sterilize your jars, use new lids for the jars, follow the safety directions to canning, and your harvest will be available for months to come.