Labor Day September 4
Grandparents Day September 10
Patriot Day September 11
Constitution Day and Week

Talk Like a Pirate Day September 19
Rosh Hashanah September 21
National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15 through Oct 15)
National Potato Month
National Chicken Month
National Piano Month
National Biscuit Month

Symbols of September

· Birthstone: Sapphire

· Flower: Aster

· Zodiac signs: Virgo and Libra

· .Fun Facts about September

· It is the first month of the Autumn or Fall season.\\

· Constitution Week takes place during the month of September.

· September in the Northern Hemisphere is similar to March in the Southern Hemisphere.

· American college and professional football begins during the month of September.

· Many kids begin the school year during this month.

· Teacher's Day is celebrated in India on September 5.

· The Anglo-Saxons also called this month Gerst Monath meaning barley month. This is because they would harvest their barley crops during this month.

· September is often associated with fire because it was the month of the Roman god Vulcan. Vulcan was the Roman god of fire and the forge.

September Birthdays

September 2 John MacDonald

September 10 Doug Stewart

September 18 Marv Bradow

September 23 Julie Dorcey

September Anniversaries

September 2 Bill & Alice Parsons

September 7 Vance & Mary Ann Gary

Monthly Schedule

September 3 Potluck & Discretionary

Sept.6,13,20,27 Bible Study 10 a.m.

September 17 Joint Council Meeting

September 26 Grocery Give away

We Pray For

Barb Blair, Nora & Jackie Brundt, Dick Davis, Dr. Jim Deering, Kelly Dorcey, Neil Frisbie, Nevin Gagstedder, Bev. Gardner,John Garside, Keegan Harrington, Rick Harrington, Diane Martinez,  Chris Honsa ,Priscilla Howey, Danielle Huffman, Chari Johnson,Bob Kleinbrook, Paul Krause, Carel LeCureux, Norma Lee, Rev. Richard Lee, MaryLou & Al Luoma, Rev. John MacDonald, Ava Nordeen, Kenny Patty, Rosalie Peterson, David Pettinga, Christine Purnell, Shirley Sproul, Jessica Taylor

We also pray for our family members in the military.

Jay Bergstresser, Tim Callaham, Mitchell Curley, Aaron and Melanie Engles, Jarred Loveless, Brook Morris, Christopher Morris, Patrick Morris, Jayson and Tonya Raymer, Cory Rick, Christopher Scott, Anthony Sidoti, Kyle Shepherd, Bryan Szucs,

. Stephany and Joel Therrion.

On The Light Side

A man owned a small farm in South Georgia. The Wage and Hour Depart,ent suspected he was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent to interview him. The agent asked: “You give me a list of your employees and tell me how much you pay them.” The farmer responded: “All right. I have a hired man. Been with me for three years. I pay him $600.oo a week plus room and board. I have a cook. She’s been here six months. She gets $500.00 a week plus room and board.” The agent wrote all this information down on his pad and asked: “Anybody else?” The farmer responded: “Yeah, there’s a half-wit here. He works about 18 hours a day. I pay him $10.00 per week and give him chewing tobacco.” The agent, looking surprised and said: “Aha!! I want to talk to that half-wit.” The farmer smiled and responded: “You’re talkin to him!” The agent’s jaw dropped!


The Prepared Pastor

A pastor was out making his rounds to see ill church members when he ran out of gas. As luck would have it, there was a station just down the street. He walked to the station to borrow a gas can and buy enough gas to start the car and drive to the ststion to fill up. The attendant at the station regretfully told him that the only can he owned had just been loaned out but if he would care to wait, he was sure it would be returned shortly. The pastor was on the way to see an ill church member, so he decided not to wait. He walked back to the car. He looked for something to carry the gas in and he spotted a bed pan that had been left in his car by a church member he had taken home from the hospital the previous week. Always resourceful, he carried it back to the gas station and filled it with gasoline, and carried it back to his car. As he was pouring the gas into the tank of his car, two men walked by and stopped abruptly just staring at the pastor. One of those men turned to the other and said, “Now that’s what I call faith!” The pastor just smiled and kept pouring.


 What a wonderful lesson this was for me. I do not recall ever being taught this in school. "The Meaning in the Flag-Draped Coffin"

All Americans should be given this lesson. Those who think that America is an arrogant nation should really reconsider that thought. Our founding fathers used GOD's word and teachings to establish our Great Nation.

Here is how to understand the flag that laid upon it and is surrendered to so many widows and widowers: Do you know that at military funerals, the 21-gun salute stands for the sum of the numbers in the year 1776?

Have you ever noticed that the honor guard pays meticulous attention to correctly folding the United States of America Flag 13 times? You probably thought it was to symbolize the original 13 colonies, but we learn something new every day!

The 1st fold of the flag is a symbol of life.

The 2nd fold is a symbol of the belief in eternal life.

The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing the ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of the country to attain peace throughout the world.

The 4th fold represents the weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.

The 5th fold is a tribute to the country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, 'Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.'

The 6th fold is for where people's hearts lie. It is with their heart that they pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

The 7th fold is a tribute to its Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that they protect their country and their flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of their republic..

The 8th fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.

The 9th fold is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers. For it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.

The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of their country since they were first born.

The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

The 12th fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in the Christians eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.

The 13th fold, or when the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding them of their Nations motto, 'In God We Trust.'

After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the Unied States, preserving for them the rights, privileges and freedoms they enjoy today.

There are some traditions and ways of doing things that have deep meaning. In the future, you'll see flags folded and now you will know why.

Please share this with the children you love and all others who love what is referred to as the symbol of ' Liberty and Freedom.'

The Wonders of using COCONUT OIL

Be sure to buy organic coconut oil. Most Walmarts carry it on the aisle with the other cooking oils also health stores should have them as well.

1. Moisturizer – simply scoop some out of the jar and apply all over your body, including neck and face.
2. Eye cream – apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags, and wrinkles. Use on the lids in the evening.
3. Preshave – coconut oil will prep skin for the pending damage caused by shaving.
4. Aftershave – coconut oil will help heal your skin after shaving without clogging pores.
5. Deodorant – coconut oil alone can be used as a deodorant, but even more effective in combination with cornstarch/arrowroot powder and baking soda!
6. Hair Conditioner/Deep Treatment - use as a leave in hair conditioner by applying a teaspoon of coconut oil to your ends and then running your fingers through your hair to distribute the rest! For a deeper treatment, rub in a tablespoon of coconut oil onto your dry scalp and gently work through to the ends. Put a shower cap on to prevent transfer onto bed linens and leave on overnight.
7. Hair Gel/Defrizzer – rub a little between your palms and either scrunch into hair (for curly hair) or finger comb in through from scalp to ends (for wavy/straight hair).
8. Toothpaste – there are numerous recipes out there but I just mix coconut oil and baking soda and dab a little of the mix on my toothbrush.
9. Make up remover – use a cotton swab and a dab of coconut oil and you would be amazed at how well it works!
10. Chapstick – just rub a little into lips and it not only acts as a softening agent but it also has an SPF of about 4 so you get a little protection!
11. Massage Oil – pretty simple; grab some and rub!
12. Lubricant – it is an all natural, perfectly safe personal lubricant. Not compatible with latex!
13. Sunscreen
18. Body scrub – mix coconut oil and sugar together and rub all over! Rinse off and your skin will be super soft! You can add in essential oils if you would like a specific smell

19. Healing - when applied on scrapes and cuts, coconut oil forms a thin, chemical layer which protects the wound from outside dust, bacteria and virus. Coconut oil speeds up the healing process of bruises by repairing damaged tissues. Plus, it smells a heck-of-a-lot better than anything from the pharmacy.
20. Bug Bites – when applied directly to a bug bite, coconut oil can stop the itching and burning sensation as well as hasten the healing process.                
Another 20 suggestions in next month’s newsletter.

Thanks Jan Potts


Quiz for September

. Bible Trivia Questions About Bible Stories and Characters.

1.How much time did Jonah spend in the belly of the whale?

2. Why did a Bible published in London in 1632 become known as the Wicked Bible?

3. The name of God is not mentioned in only one book of the Bible. Which one?

4. What kind of wood was used to make Noah's Ark?

5. For what event in February 1964 did evangelist Billy Graham break his strict rule against watching TV on Sunday?

6. How old was Moses when he died?

7. How many books of the Bible are named for women?

8. In the Bible, for what "price" did Esau sell his birthright to his younger twin brother, Jacob?

9. . Who is the only woman whose age is mentioned in the Bible?

10. In the Bible, who did the sun and moon stand still before? .

11. According to the Bible, what substance was used to caulk Noah's ark and to seal the basket in which the infant Moses was set adrift on the Nile? .

Listen to the wind

It talks!

Listen to the silence

It hears!

Listen to the heart

It knows!

Thanks Vera Olver



Subject: Fun Facts

1. Strawberry isn’t a berry but a banana is.
2. Avocados and
watermelon are berries, too.

3. Cashews grow on trees like this:

4. And Brussels sprouts grow in long stalks like this:

5. Chocolate milk was invented in Ireland.
6. Ketchup used to be sold as
7. Carrots were originally

8. McDonald’s sells 175,000 hamburgers every second of every day.

9. Yams and sweet potatoes
are not the same thing.
10. Ripe cranberries will
bounce like rubber balls.
11. An average ear of corn has an
even number of rows, usually 16.
12. Betty White is older than sliced bread and actually has a bitter disposition.

13. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.
14. Honey never
spoils. You can eat 32,000-year-old honey.
15. Peanuts are not nuts. They grow in the ground as legumes.

16. Vending machines are twice as likely to kill you than a shark is.
17. Coconuts kill more
people than sharks every year. So do cows.
18. Pound cake got its
name from its original recipe, which called for a pound each of butter, eggs, sugar, and flour.
19. The probability of you drinking a glass of water that contains a molecule of water that also passed through a dinosaur is
almost 100%.
20. Honey is made from nectar and bee vomit.

21. Pineapples grow like this:

22. Quinoa is the seeds of this plant

23. Kiwis grow on vines:

24. Ginger is the root of a plant:

25. And cinnamon is just the inner part of this tree after has begun to rot:

26. And artichokes are flowers that are eaten as buds. This is what they look like when flowered:

27. “Spam” is short for spiced ham.
28. Popsicles were invented by an
11-year-old in 1905.
29. Apples, like pears and plums, belong to the
rose family.
30. The official state VEGETABLE of
Oklahoma is the watermelon.
Peas and sliced bull testicles are the most popular pizza toppings in Brazil:

32. There are over 7,500 varieties of apples throughout the world, and it

would take you 20 years to try them all if you had one each day.
33. The twists in pretzels are made to look like
arms crossed in prayer and are banned in Russia.
34. Canola oil was
originally called rapeseed oil, but renamed by the Canadian oil industry in 1978 to avoid negative connotations. “Canola” is short for “Canadian oil.” It was celebrated on Confederation Day this past Saturday.
35. And no matter what color Froot Loop you eat, they all taste the same because there all made the same .

Many thanks to Karen Redemaacher for sending these fun facts.


Answers to Bible Quiz

1. 3 days and 3 nights

2. Because “NOT” was missing from the 7th commandment, making it “Thou shall commit adultery.”

3. The Book of Esther

4. Gopher wood according to Genesis 6:14

5. The Beatles first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show”

6. 120 years old according to the Bible (Deut. 34:7)

7. Two, Ruth and Esther.

8. Pottage of Lentils (Genesis 25:29-34)

9. Sara

10. In the Bible, Joshua.

11. Pitch, a naturaal asphalt.

This “N” That


Harmony Weekend and Art and Craft Show in Harrisville on August 30th and 31st. Music on the hill during craft show from 9 am to 4 pm. Enjoy shopping and the music. Parade on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Lots of good food to purchase!


From the Kitchen


Taco Pie

5 – 8 inch tortillias

1 lb. ground beef

½ to whole package of taco seasoning

¼ cup water

1 jar of taco sauce (I used Ortega medium but you can use mild or hot also)

2 cups shredded Mexican cheese (or more)

2 to 3 green onions chopped

Tomato chopped

1 8 inch or 9 inch pie pan or cake pan

Pour a little taco sauce in bottom of pan

Spread a tortillia with some of the refried beans. I found it was esier to fo this on a dinner plate and then place it in the pan.

Sprinkle some of the meat misture over the refried beans

Top with a couple of large spoonfuls (or more) of taco sauce then sprinkle with a some of the shredded cheese

Repeat layers until pan is almost full

Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, uncover and top with the rest of the shredded cheese and continue baking for 6 to 7 minutes or until chesse is melted

Sprinkle chopped onion and tomatoes over the top. Cut in pie shaped pieces and serve with sour cream and addistional thick salsa.

I used 3 whole wheat tortillias. About 2/3 to ¾ of a jar of taco sauce. I also used a 9 inch cake pan. I think you can tell that I love cheese. My daughter and hubby loved it! mk


Margaret Krause, Editor

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