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Mission Statement of Jehovah Lutheran Church

A community of joy – gathered around word and sacrament - celebrating, learning & sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus!

Care Ministry Connections
 Sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus!

Health Notes


June

FAITH AND HEALTH

Greetings in the Name of the Healing Christ! We do indeed have a God who provides for all of our needs, beyond our understanding. This month we will look at the relationship between Faith and Health. Our faith strongly influences our experience of health and illness, birth and death. The Bible shares this promise,”…good news gives health to the bones” (Pr. 15:30). There is no better good news than the Gospel: Christ died for us!

Here are some basic ways we can care for this awesome gift:

  • Include prayer and devotions into your life every day
  • Do all things out of gratitude to our great God and Father
  • Exercise, play every day
  • Eat well balanced, nutritious foods
  • Smile, laugh every day (especially at our selves)
  • Share time, thoughts and feelings with others
  • Attend worship services: virtual or in person when safe
  • Follow social distance guide lines for protection and to reduce spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus illness.
  • Respect the safety of others as well as your own by following recommended safety precautions

May we be comforted by this promise,”…You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You” (Is.6:3).

Lydia Volz
Care Ministry Connections: Congregation



May

Blood Pressure, Stroke and Cholesterol Awareness

May is a beautiful time of year but also a time to be aware of cholesterol and blood pressure levels, either of which can contribute to stroke if allowed to be above normal. An additional concern is the current danger of contracting COVID 19 if these conditions are present . Additional health problems that increase the risk are asthma, diabetes and obesity. If you have been diagnosed with any of these, be sure to follow the treatment plan prescribed by your doctor and follow the Stay in Place restrictions as closely as possible. Stroke is also called brain attack and is caused when the blood supply to the brain is clogged or bursts. Brain cells can die within minutes if oxygen and nutrients are blocked. Warning signs include:

  • Sudden numbness on one side of the face, arm or leg or
  • Difficulty speaking or sudden change in vision
  • Dizziness, loss of balance, or difficulty walking, or
  • A sudden severe headache

It is imperative that the tPA drug is administered within a 4 hour period, as soon as possible, to break the clot and reduce permanent damage. The following are guidelines for reducing stroke risk.

  • Check BP at least once a year, more often if elevated (above 120/80)
  • Take medication as prescribed even if you feel fine
  • Eat a heart-healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight
  • Exercise four days a week and reduce chronic stress

"I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul." (3 John 2).

Lydia Volz
Care Ministry Connections: Congregation



Care Ministry Connections - Congregation

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)

Are You in Need of Prayer?

The telephone prayer chain is a group of members committed to praying for the needs of others, both in the church community and beyond. If you or a loved one are in need of prayer, you may activate the prayer chain by calling Katherine Mennicke at 651-636-3271, or the church office, 651-644-1421. Requests may be anonymous or details may be shared as necessary and/or comfortable. All requests are held in confidence. -- “Lord, teach us to pray..”


Care Ministry Connections: Community plans for 2019-2020

sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus with the
hungry, homeless, prisoners, elderly and others in need


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.
All Year:
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.

2019:
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.
2020:  
January – February:
  Gather toiletry/first aid items for Health East's Caring Hearts drive and Rezek youth.

March:
  MN Foodshare month; emphasize special, matched dollar giving to Keystone Food Shelf.
Make envelopes for dollar donations available to congregation.

April-May:
  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.

Seniors Are Celebrated the first Sunday of May Each Year

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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