News of the Shared Ministry


Emmanuel Clothes Closet…The Clothes Closet is open every Tuesday at 9:00 am.

Emmanuel Shopping Cart Needs for February…Cereal, macaroni & cheese, canned fruit, single servings of macaroni & cheese, pasta dishes, pudding, fruit cups, granola bars, small package of cheese and crackers, peanut butter crackers, cookies, individual cakes (e.g. Hostess), and paper grocery bags.


Living Lord Card Class… Join us for a card-making class on Thursday, February 2, in the Activity Room.  We will be making 4 cards.  Our theme will be Celebrations.  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, January 29.  Emmanuel and St. Paul members are welcome to join us – call Lynne Walters to get signed up!  The next card class will be March 2.

Living Lord Bingo at NSOV…The Outreach Committee will be hosting Bingo at Niles Shepherd of the Valley on Wednesday, February 8, at 2:00 pm.  We will meet at 1:30 pm to set up.  Men and women both are invited to assist.  Please see the sign-up sheet on the main bulletin board if you are able to help or bake cookies.  We are in need of the following Bingo prizes:  word search books, peanut butter cup candy, and stuffed animals.  If you have any questions, please contact Donna Tompkins.  Emmanuel and St. Paul members are welcome to join us – call Donna Tompkins for information.

Living Lord Life Line Screening…Friday, February 10, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be at Living Lord Lutheran Church on Friday, February 10, 2017.  Ultrasound screenings to identify risk factors for cardiovascular disease include:  carotid artery (plaque buildup – a leading cause of stroke), abdominal aortic aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), peripheral arterial disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a heart rhythm screening (an EKG to detect atrial fibrillation – irregular heartbeat), and an osteoporosis risk assessment for men and women.  Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early.  Register online today at  Emmanuel and St. Paul members are welcome to register also.

Living Lord Fellowship in February…We will have Fellowship on Sunday, February 19, after both services.

Living Lord Mystery Auction & Dinner…The Mystery Auction is returning on Friday, February 24, in Fellowship Hall.  Dinner will be at 5:30 pm.  The cost is $8.00 per adult and $5.00 for children 10 and under.  The Mystery Auction will begin at 6:30 pm (even if you cannot make the dinner).  Join us for an evening of food, fellowship, laughter, surprises, and mystery.  The Bell Choir members will be your hosts for the evening, and proceeds from the auction will benefit the Bell Choir and the Music Ministry at Living Lord Lutheran Church.  Dinner will run from 5:30-6:30 pm and will consist of homemade soups, sandwiches, drinks, and dessert.  The auction will begin at 6:30 pm.  Please come to the auction even if you cannot make the dinner.  Here’s how the auction works.  Anyone who wants to donate a “mystery package” is invited to wrap up your package any way you like.  Wrap it in fancy paper with a bow or just plain newspaper.  If you choose, put a riddle or clue on the outside to help those bidding on your package guess what might be inside.  Make it fun!  Put small items in a large box, inexpensive items in expensive-looking boxes, or a valuable item in a trash bag.  Fun!  During the auction, all items will be offered unopened.  So you may buy a roll of paper towels for $10 or a valuable collectible for $5.  In the past, we have had gag items, homemade pies, spring flowers, gift certificates, and gift cards as well.  Please bring your packages to the church before the auction on Friday, February 24.  Sign up to attend the dinner by Monday, February 20, on the sign-up sheet in the hallway or with a Bell Choir member after Sunday services.  If you have any questions, please contact Jan Was or Lynne Walters.  Emmanuel and St. Paul members are welcome to join us…just call Jan or Lynne to get signed up.

From Living Lord’s Parish Nurse, Dora Muller…Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart…

February is traditionally a very romantic month which involves chocolates, red roses, and the usual marriage proposal.  All this is very good for the emotional health of the heart, however, to keep our hearts healthier, we need to invest in more than just roses.  It is true that chocolate and red wine is good for our health.  However, this is not a very healthy diet.  The idea is to improve our diets by reducing some of the bad fats such as saturated and trans fats.  Adopt good fats such as those found in olive oil, avocados, canola, and nuts.  Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains will help control hunger and provide nutrients essential to our body functions.  Engaging in physical activity will help maintain a healthy heart.  Invite a special person to participate in a regular exercise program.  A good walk five times per week will help increase your stamina, help with sleeping, and overall well-being.  At this time of the year, there is a lot of advertising to join health clubs.  However, walking outside when weather permits or walking indoors can be sufficient and affordable.  Many local malls and high schools offer walking programs during the winter time.  With exercise and a proper diet, the heart will have an increased performance by pumping more oxygen throughout the body.  We cannot forget that stress is not good for our heart.  With stress, the cortisol level increases and can have negative effects.  Stress is a part of life and we cannot entirely eliminate it, but we can minimize it.  My husband always tells me that I cannot control everything and that it is wise to live in the moment and let life take its course.  We all need to learn to relax and accept that life is not always perfect and that being stressed out is not good for us.  We need to maintain healthy hearts and include our loved ones in the journey to healthy diets and physical activities that bring enjoyment in our lives and still enjoy some chocolate and the festivities of the month of February.  Don’t forget Life Line Screening will be at Living Lord on Friday, February 10.  Register online today at