News of the Shared Ministry

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


Emmanuel Shopping Cart Needs for March…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, March 2, in the Activity Room.  We will be making 4 cards.  Our theme will be All Occasion Cards:  Pretty vs. Cute.  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, February 26.  Emmanuel and St. Paul members are welcome to join us – call Lynne Walters to get signed up!  The next card class will be April 6.


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


Living Lord Easter Food Baskets…We will begin collecting food for the Easter Food Baskets on Sunday, March 19.  The last day to bring in items will be Sunday, April 9.  A chart will be in the hallway for items to bring.  If you know anyone in the three churches (Living Lord, Emmanuel, and St. Paul) or anyone else in need, please call or email the Parish Office (330-856-5302 or to order your food basket by Friday, March 31.  We will pack and distribute the baskets on Thursday, April 13, beginning at 9:00 am.  Pickup will be from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon.  No deliveries.  There will be envelopes to donate for the purchase of hams available at the food chart in the hallway.  Please mark “Easter Food Baskets” in the memo portion of your check made payable to Living Lord Lutheran Church.  You may also place your check in the collection plate.  If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office.


From the Parish Nurse, Dora Muller… On need of supplements & vitamins – “If you eat a balanced diet, you get all the vitamins and minerals you need and you don’t need any supplement and overdosing can actually be more harmful.”   Subodh Gupta

No one can walk into a pharmacy, or a so-called health store, without feeling overwhelmed with so many vitamin supplements and other health supplements that promise panacea for all our health worries.  The industry’s sales pitch, that attracts millions of consumers per year, promises to reduce stress, regain your youthful energy, achieve your dream body, and all your aches and pains will disappear.  It is the perpetuation of the “forever young” myth.  Remember, our bodies have an expiration date and we can sensibly care for our health by engaging in healthier habits that include a good diet, physical activities, and fulfilling relationships.  As a society, we often do not have the wisdom to age gracefully.  Let’s think about the term “supplements”, which means to complement the small deficiencies that our diets sometimes lack.  A well-balanced diet provides most of the vitamins and minerals that a human body needs to perform.  However, our society generally has developed health habits that sometimes lack common sense and rely on supplements to complement our diets.  This doesn’t mean that we do not need supplements.  Yes, as we age our metabolism slows down and a little boost may be necessary.  For someone who is pregnant or trying to conceive, supplements can help.  Other people battle immune diseases or are recovering from chemotherapy and need extra help to build up energy.  We should always ask our health care providers which vitamin and mineral deficiencies we are more susceptible to and how we should complement these deficiencies with supplements.  Do not let advertisements of health supplements result in filling your medicine cabinet with unnecessary bottles of pills and making a big dent in your wallet.  My message is to be proactive and before reaching out for supplements that promise a miracle new body, we should rethink our lifestyle and follow your physician’s advice.