NEWS FROM THE SHARED MINISTRY

Emmanuel Clothes Closet…The Clothes Closet is open every Tuesday at 9:00 am.  In need of:  autumn and winter clothes (children & adults), 35 gallon black garbage bags, gallon zip lock bags, toilet tissue, deodorant, lotions, bar soap, dish soap, and all baby needs.

 

Emmanuel Shopping Cart Needs for October…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, October 5, in the Activity Room.  We will be making 4 cards.  Our theme will be “Textures of Fall”.  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, October 1.  Emmanuel and St. Paul members are welcome to join us – call Lynne Walters to get signed up!

 

Living Lord Mission Endowment Award Sunday:  Greetings and blessings to everyone from MEF!  I am proud to announce our MEF 2017 Award winner is Camp Frederick.  After much deliberation, we thought Camp Frederick was the most deserving and would be the most beneficial of this Award.  There is a change of date for the Award presentation from what was previously announced.  Due to conflicting schedules with Camp Frederick, the Award presentation will now be on Sunday, October 8, at both services.  We will also be celebrating our 20th Anniversary!  We hope you will be there!  I would also like to thank everyone who continues to support the Mission Endowment Fund.  For those who have ordered a plaque spot on the MEF board, I apologize for the delay and promise they will be added to the board soon.  I have had a busy and long summer and conflicting schedules with the calligrapher who does our plaques on our board.  I hope everyone had a great summer and I look forward to seeing you on MEF Award Day!

 

From Living Lord’s Parish Nurse, Dora Muller…˝Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.˝ Benjamin Franklin

We have all gone through the situation of trying to figure out the reason when and why to take our medications:  after meals, before meals, with meals, or at bedtime.  It can be confusing, especially at bedtime.  For many people, bedtime means to change into pajamas, turn the lights off, and tucking into bed.  Husband often does not go to bed until the game is over and it could be well after midnight (for me bedtime is 9:00 pm when I am done for the day).  Let’s examine our bodily functions that do not stop working because it is night time.  Metabolism slows down, but does not stop, which is why we need to pay special attention to when we take our medications before calling it a day.  By taking medications at bedtime, that means that there is about an eight hour interval until the next dose is taken.  Also, our bodies work at somewhat different schedules.  For example, the level of cholesterol produced by the liver is highest during the night and lowest during the day.  Therefore, cholesterol medication, such as statins, perform best when taken before bedtime which allows for a better interaction between the medication and the production of cholesterol.  For those with blood pressure issues, the doctor usually prescribes medication to be taken twice a day.  Blood pressure is usually elevated during the day and lower during sleep.  However, as we age, our blood pressure usually does not drop at night and results in the condition known as “non-dipping blood pressure” which can cause an increase in the risk factor for heart attacks, stroke, and kidney diseases.  In these cases, it is necessary to take blood pressure medication as ordered.  Normalizing daily blood pressure levels and maintaining a regular spacing between doses of medication decreases the risk for heart attack and stroke.  So, when your physician prescribes a medication dose at bedtime, we now will understand the reason why.