Care Ministry Connections
Basics of the Mediterranean diet are:
www.ChooseMyPlate.gov. The focus is on eating a well-balanced diet as pictured in the plate which replaces the Food Pyramid.
Half of the plate should be fruits and vegetables, slightly over one fourth is grains, with over half of that being whole grains, leaving the remainder for protein. In addition, three servings of dairy should be included and empty calories (sweets) should not exceed 160.
Going on a diet may provide short term weight loss, but the better plan is to change our eating habits permanently. God has graciously provided food to nourish our bodies, invites us to share our food with both fellow Christians and strangers, and offers Himself as the ultimate food. Physicians and dietitians still recommend that the healthiest diet is one low in fat and full of grains, fruits and vegetables. Diseases such as heart disease, colon, prostate and breast cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels have all been linked to diets rich in animal based foods.
May we be blessed in our Lenten journey with these words of Jesus,..’Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled’ (Mt.5:6) Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!
Jehovah’s Care Ministry offers the gifts of friendship and faith to homebound members of the congregation and others needing a visit, a bit of cheer or a caring touch. Sometimes members bring communion to the shut-ins. The Care Ministry volunteers meet quarterly under the direction of Lydia Volz, and meetings include topics helpful in care ministry as well as reviewing the needs of the homebound.
To learn more about receiving services from Jehovah Lutheran's Care Ministry Connections or about becoming a Care Ministry volunteer, please contact: (651-644-7241)
Care Ministry Connections: Community plans for 2019-2020
sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus with the
|All Year:||Keystone food shelf
– food, bags, dollars; supporting church goal is $2,500/year.
CEEDS clothing ingathering and distribution and possible other refugee needs. CrossingHOME clothing, household items, bedding, food shelf supplies.
DONATION CENTER is open to receive donated goods from members and community.
Donors may call the office at 651-645-2867 to set up a donation time.
|September – October:|
|Meet with CEEDS to plan use of Clothes Closet and
distribution at Jehovah.|
Host forum-report on Lutherans for Life with K. Mennicke during ABClass time.
Sep. 26 - Keystone Gala to raise money for a new FOODMOBILE.
|November – December:|
Christmas gifts for LSS Metro Homeless Youth - 4 persons; about 20 gifts.
Christmas Target gift cards (8-10 for Lyngblomsten to share with elderly residents.
Christmas cookies and visit greeting each person at Unity Daycare.
|January – February:|
|Gather toiletry/first aid items for Health East's Caring Hearts drive and Rezek youth.
MN Foodshare month; emphasize special, matched dollar giving to Keystone Food Shelf.
Make envelopes for dollar donations available to congregation.
Prepare for Celebrating Seniors Sunday.
May 3: Thirteenth Annual Celebrating Senior Sunday with worship and luncheon.
|June – August:|
|Gather clothing, household goods, games, for Giveaway
Table at Aug. 4 Nat'l Night Out.
|Partnering with Keystone Food Shelf, LSS Homeless Youth, CrossingHOME, CEEDS, Health East, Union Gospel Mission, Lyngblomsten, Unity Day Care, as we are able. Please share your ideas about "sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus" at Jehovah with any member of the Care Ministry Connections committee: Lydia Volz, Shirley Dorow, Maynard Dorow, Janet Fishback, Katherine Mennicke, Jeanne Watson, Jane Hamann, Lynne Baerthel , Nancy Sontag and Sandy Kolar.|
Click on "back" or "next" to view the 2017 Tenth annual Celebrating Seniors event.
Jehovah's oldest member, Bernice Demullilng, has attended all ten Senior Sundays, as have several others of the congregation's elders and friends.
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