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 April…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, April 6, in the Activity Room.  We will be making 4 cards.  Our theme will be “All Occasion”.  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, April 2.  Emmanuel and St. Paul members are welcome to join us – call Lynne Walters to get signed up!


Living Lord Easter Food Baskets…We will pack and distribute the Easter Food Baskets on Thursday, April 13, beginning at 9:00 am.  Pickup will be from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon.  No deliveries.


Living Lord Fellowship in April…We will have an Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 16, between services.


From the Parish Nurse, Dora Muller… I can’t clean my room because I get distracted by the cool stuff I find…

Spring cleaning is the unofficial start of summer.  Before I moved to the USA, the concept of spring cleaning was very foreign to me.  Why wait until spring to clean cupboards, windows, and floors?  And, why not do this anytime of the year?  Well, the answer to this silly question is the weather and tradition.  Soon the spring cleaning marathon will take off.  When is it the time to choose cleaning supplies?  The possibilities are infinite, from harsh bleach that promises to kill everything under the sun to vinegar and lemon juice that claim to be safe for the environment and our sensitive skin.  When organizing and scrubbing, make sure that you follow the cleaning product labels and safety instructions to avoid accidents.  For example, some products can release harmful fumes such as those found in oven cleaning supplies, which can damage the lungs or trigger an asthma attack.  Also, many products are harsh on the skin.  Personal protection is essential such as gloves and why not wear eye goggles.  However, the most important thing during the spring cleaning marathon is to use precaution, be safe, and do not overdo.  Remember that after a long winter without physical activity, the routine of getting the house ready for summer can be strenuous on our bodies.  The best plan is to divide the work among family members, go slowly, and choose your cleaning products wisely.  Most important is to pay attention to your body.  If you start to feel tired and experience aches and pains, it is time to slow down and to contact Molly Maid’s wonderful services.  However, if your bank account does not allow such a luxury as hiring help, go slow on your spring cleaning and have a safe and healthy spring.