A full schedule this August means I won’t be able to visit you as has
become almost a tradition! But I write to thank you for your faithfulness
in ministry both locally and globally. I pray that you will be open every
day to opportunities big and small to follow Christ in your care for
others. I pray that new people will be drawn to weekly worship with you to
celebrate the steadfast love of God so richly given to us in Christ.
Thank you for being a gracious presence of the body of Christ in
Editor’s note: We received Bishop John’s letter after the August
newsletter had been sent
Prayer List For Our
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are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
September 4 BCP Rev. Peter Cominos
September 11 ELW Rev. James Blair
September 18 BCP Rev. Peter Cominos Healing Service
September 25 ELW Rev. Douglas Kahl
We are indeed grateful for the clergy who visit with us each
week. Thank you for sharing with us. We are so blessed.
Schedule of Events
September 4 Discretionary Fund & Potluck
September 7,14,21,28 Bible Study 9:30 am
September 7,14,21,28 Bible Study 5 pm
September 1,8,15,22,29 Ladies Bible Study 1:30 pm
September 13,27 St. Anne’s Guild
September 18 Joint Council
September 18 Last day for Ordering Angel Food
September 27 Grocery Give-away 2:30 pm
At the old Carter Building
September 24 Delivery and Distribution of Angel Food
We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are
pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are
different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
HEALTH BYTES SEPTEMBER 2011
LIVER AND LEARN
Did you know that I work in 9 different ways to keep you healthy?
1. I store the iron reserves you need, as well as a lot of
vitamins and other minerals.
Without me, you wouldn’t have the strength to
I make bile to help digest
your food. Without me you’d waste away
I detoxify poisonous
chemicals you give me, and that includes alcohol, beer, wine and
drugs (prescribed and over-the-counter) as well as illegal
substances. Without me, your "bad" habits would kill you
I store energy, like a
battery, by stockpiling sugar (carbohydrates, glucose and fat) until
you need it. Without me, the sugar level in your blood could
fall dramatically and you’d go into a coma.
I make the blood that got
your system going even before you were born. Without me, you wouldn’t be here!
I manufacture new proteins
that your body needs to stay healthy and grow.
Without me, you wouldn’t grow properly!
I remove poisons from the
air, exhaust smoke and chemicals you breathe. Without me, you’d be poisoned by pollutants!
I make clotting factors that
stop the bleeding when you accidentally prick yourself.
Without me, you’d bleed to death!
I help defend you against the
germs going into your body all the time. I take those cold germs,
flu bugs and other germs you encounter, and knock them dead-or at
least weaken them. Without me, you’d be a sitting duck for every
infection known to man.
Let me tell you some easy ways to love your liver.
1. Don’t drown me in beer, alcohol or wine!
Even one drink is too much for some people and
could scar me for life!
2. Watch those drugs! All drugs are chemicals, and when you mix
them up without a doctor’s advice you could create something
poisonous that could damage me badly. *I scar easily ... and those
scars, called "cirrhosis" are permanent. Medicine is sometimes
necessary. But taking pills when they aren’t necessary is a bad
habit. All those chemicals can really hurt a liver.
3. Be careful with aerosol sprays! Remember, I have to detoxify
what you breathe in, too. So when you are cleaning with aerosol
cleaners, make sure the room is ventilated, or wear a mask.
That goes double for bug sprays,
mildew sprays, paint sprays, and all those other chemical sprays you
use. Be careful what you breathe! Watch what gets on your skin! Those insecticides
you put on trees and shrubs not only kill bugs they can get to me
right through your skin and destroy my cells, too. Cover your skin
and wear a mask.
WARNING! I can’t and won’t tell you I am in trouble until I’m
almost at the end of my rope…and yours.
Remember: I am a non-complainer. Overloading me with drugs,
alcohol and other junk can destroy me! This may be the only warning
you ever get!
Kim Easterle RN SJHS Parish Nurse Program
ON THE LIGHT SIDE
Hospital regulations require a wheel chair for patients being
discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one
elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a
suitcase at his feet, who insisted he didn't need my help to leave
the hospital. After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly
let me wheel him to the elevator. On the way down I asked him if his
wife was meeting him. 'I don't know,' he said. 'She's still upstairs
in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.'
OPINIONS On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his
teacher a note from his mother. The note read, 'The opinions
expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents.'
MORE NUDITY A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself
in the women's locker room... When he was spotted, the room burst
into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The
little boy watched in amazement and then asked, 'What's the matter,
haven't you ever seen a little boy before?'
ELDERLY While working for an organization that delivers lunches
to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my
afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various
appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and
wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth
soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of
questions, she merely turned and whispered, 'The tooth fairy will
never believe this!'
PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE!!
Don’t be the part of the problem, Be the solution!
Who is shopping in your medicine cabinet? Your child, grandchild,
friend or spouse?
Learn more about this growing prescription drug addiction problem
and what you can do to be the solution. Also proper places to
dispose of your medications and narcotics.
SJHS HEALTH MINISTRY PARTNERS PARISH NURSE PROGRAM
Wednesday, September 21 St. Joseph Hospital
10 AM Classrooms A & B All are welcome Refreshments served
Your Yearly Dementia Test-- only 4 questions
It's that time of year for us to take our annual senior citizen
test. Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the
muscles. As we grow older, it's important to keep mentally alert. If
you don't use it, you lose it! Below is a very private way to gauge
how your memory compares to the last test. Some may think it is too
easy but the ones with memory problems may have difficulty. Take the
test presented here to determine if you're losing it or not.The
answers will be on different pages. OK, relax, clear your mind and
What do you put in a toaster?
Once again, our congregation came through with flying colors and
put us over the top in donating school supplies for children in
need. Dee Cunningham tells us that for a small congregation we do an
extraordinary job and she's continually amazed with the quantity of
While Dee does not yet have word regarding the Weekend Backpack
Program that we were involved in during the last school year, she
will notify us when she receives all the details. The Weekend
Backpack Program provides enough food for a child, who would
otherwise go without, for a weekend. This distribution is repeated
every Friday during the school year when classes are in session.
Last year there were approximately twenty-two (22) items in each
backpack. We were asked to donate (in plastic containers only) small
jars of peanut butter, grape jelly, and fruit. As soon as this years
request list becomes available it will be announced in the Sunday
bulletin and in this newsletter.
A great big thank you to everyone who has faithfully supported
one or both of these programs in our community outreach.
: 'bread.' If you said
'toast' give up now and do something else.. Try not to hurt
yourself. If you said, bread, go to Question 2.
Say 'silk' five times. Now spell 'silk.' What do cows drink?
SCRATCHES & SCARS OF
Some years ago, on a hot summer day in
South Florida , a little boy decided to go for a swim in the
old swimming hole behind his house. In a hurry to dive into
the cool water, he ran out the back door, leaving behind
shoes, socks, and shirt as he went. He flew into the water,
not realizing that as he swam toward the middle of the lake,
an alligator was swimming toward the shore. His father,
working in the yard, saw the two as they got closer and closer
together. In utter fear, he ran toward the water, yelling to
his son as loudly as he could. Hearing his voice, the little
boy became alarmed and made a U-turn to swim to his father. It
was too late. Just as he reached his father, the alligator
reached him. From the dock, the father grabbed his little boy
by the arms just as the alligator snatched his legs. That
began an incredible tug-of-war between the two. The alligator
was much stronger than the father, but the father was much too
passionate to let go. A farmer happened to drive by, heard his
screams, raced from his truck, took aim and shot the
alligator. Remarkably, after weeks and weeks in the hospital,
the little boy survived. His legs were extremely scarred by
the vicious attack of the animal. And, on his arms, were deep
scratches where his father's fingernails dug into his flesh in
his effort to hang on to the son he loved. The newspaper
reporter, who interviewed the boy after the trauma, asked if
he would show him his scars.
The boy lifted his pant
legs. And then, with obvious pride, he said to the reporter,
'But look at my arms. I have great scars on my arms, too. I
have them because my Dad wouldn't let go.'
You and I
can identify with that little boy. We have scars, too. No, not
from an alligator, but the scars of a painful past. Some of
those scars are unsightly and have caused us deep regret. But,
some wounds, my friend, are because God has refused to let go.
In the midst of your struggle, God's been there holding on to
The Scripture teaches that God loves you. You are
a child of God. God wants to protect you and provide for you
in every way. But sometimes we foolishly wade into dangerous
situations, not knowing what lies ahead. The swimming hole of
life is filled with peril - and we forget that the enemy is
waiting to attack. That's when the tug-of-war begins - and if
you have the scars of God's love on your arms, be very, very
grateful. God did not and will not ever let you go.
Thanks to Bev
Answer: Cows drink water. If you said 'milk,'
don't attempt the next question. Your brain is over-stressed and may
even overheat. Content yourself with reading more appropriate
literature such as Auto World. However, if you said 'water', proceed
to question 3.
3. If a red house is made from
redbricks and a blue house is made from blue
bricks and a pinkhouse is made from pink bricks
and a black house is made from black bricks, what is a green
house made from?
Greenhouses are made from
glass. If you said 'green bricks,' why are you still reading
these??? If you said 'glass,' go on to Question 4.
using a calculator - You are driving a bus from London to Milford
Haven in Wales . In London , 17 people get on the bus. In Reading ,
6 people get off the bus and 9 people get on. In Swindon , 2 people
get off and 4 get on. In Cardiff , 11 people get off and 16 people
get on. In Swansea , 3 people get off and 5 people get on In
Carmathen, 6 people get off and 3 get on. You then arrive at Milford
Haven .. Without looking back to review, how old is the bus driver?
Thank you to all who have contributed to the kitchen shower.
There is still time to pick a few things up on the list or feel free
to make a cash donation. Please make checks payable to St. Anne’s
Guild, thank you again!!!!
I have always thought you should learn something new every day.
Unfortunately many of us are at that age where what we learn today,
we forget tomorrow.
But, give it a shot anyway
Read this and you will know everything???
If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your
food on the right side of your mouth. If you are left handed, you
will tend to chew your food on the left side of your mouth. To make
half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million
individual flowers Heroin is the brand name of morphine once
marketed by 'Bayer'. Tourists visiting Iceland should know that
tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult! People in nudist
colonies play volleyball more than any other sport
Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel
In 1952, but he declined.
Astronauts can't belch - there is no gravity to
from gas in their stomachs.
Ancient Romans, Chinese and German societies ofter
Used urine as mouthwash.
The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance
Era, it was fashion to shave them off!
Because of the speed at which Earth moves around the
Sun, it is impossible for a solar ecipse to last more than 7 minutes
and 58 seconds.
Google is actually the common name for a number with
a million zeros.
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in
their hair. 1
Gold is the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if
it’s buried in the ground for thousands of years.
It takes glass one million years to decompose, which
means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite number of
Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is
attached at only one end.
If you are getting thirsty, you need to drink more
water. When a person is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
Warner Communications paid $28 million for the
copyright to the song Happy Birthday
Zero is the only number that cannot be represented
by Roman numerals.
The banana plant cannot reproduce itself. It can be
propagated only by the hand of man.
The University of Alaska spans four times zones.
The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and
illness than the disease it was intended to prevent.
The tooth is the only part of the human body that
cannot heal itself..
Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other
painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.
Airports at higher altitudes require a longer
airstrip due to lower air density.
Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because
it doesn’t smoke unless it’s heated above 450 degrees F.
If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more
water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts
Zero is the only number that cannot be represented
by Roman Numerals.
If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall
chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in
Answer 4:Oh, for crying out loud! Don’t you remember your own
It was YOU driving the bus!
PS 95% of people fail most of the questions!
FROM THE KITCHEN OF PENNY MULLEN
1 BOX OF Angel Food Cake Mix
1 can of Pumpkin (15 oz.) not Pumpkin Pie Mix
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2/3 cup water
Combine dry ingredients, mix well.
Add water, and mix
Bake in 9x13 pan at 350 degrees
for 25 minutes,
or until done in
center when tested.
Best if kept in refrigerator when cool.
Editor’s note: Maggie Krause- I will be having carpal tunnel
surgery on the 30
th . Hopefully
it will take care of the tingling in my right hand. Please have
patience with me as I heal and get the hang of newsletter editing. I
am still learning (work in progress)!!!r.net