Health


03
Jul 2020
Weekly Minute with Pastor Susan

Dear ones, I pray that you are all staying well and avoiding high risk places and activities as we move into our fifth month of this new, crazy life I’ve begun calling “Covid-Chaos 2020.” For many (if not most) of us this has added a layer of stress to our already complex lives. We know that intermittent stress can be good for us (that’s another article) but when it becomes chronic it can affect all aspects of our health. So please remember to do the things that keep you grounded in life......

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28
Jun 2020
We Need Your Help!

The following supplies will be needed before we begin in-house worship. Many of the items are in limited supply. If you find any of the following items in stock and don’t need them for your own personal use, please consider purchasing them and donating them to the church.  Clorox wipes (or equivalent sanitizing wipes) Hand sanitizer refill jugs (approx. 67 oz. containers)containing at least 60% alcohol  Kleenex tissue in square boxes Non-latex gloves THANK YOU!...

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26
Jun 2020
A Note from the Parish Nurse

Hello again! This past week, we had an OWLs Zoom meeting on good neighbor practices in COVID-19 and racism. Wonderful discussion and shared stories resulted. Pastor Susan and I attended a webinar this week from the Southeastern Synod on Senior Care in the midst of COVID-19. I will be sending the recording out to the OWLS members in the Parish Nurse News this week. The webinar featured speakers from the CDC, a counselor who specializes in gerontology, and a parish/faith community nurse. I continue to monitor and track COVID-19 across our county,......

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25
Jun 2020
Weekly Minute from Pastor Susan

We had a great town hall meeting on Sunday, June 21st via Zoom. I’m glad so many were able to participate. We reviewed the current draft of our re-opening worship plan and took questions and suggestions. If you were unable to attend, there is a recording of the meeting and you may find it here: TOWN HALL MEETING RECORDED ON SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2020 Several points were made that the team had not considered, and we are grateful for the suggestions for managing the things that we have not yet clarified in the......

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19
Jun 2020
A Note from the Parish Nurse

Greetings from your parish nurse!  I pray all of you are well and making wise decisions, even though they are difficult ones to make. Did you remember that Messiah houses a medical equipment lending library? We have straight walkers, rolling walkers, wheelchairs, bedside commodes, shower chairs, and handrails for the bed. Did you know that if you remove the bucket, a bedside commode can be placed over your toilet and provide a raised seat and arms? All of these items are available for lending, free of charge, as part of the Badenhop......

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12
Jun 2020
A Note From The Parish Nurse

God’s blessings to each of you!  As I watch my container garden grow with yellow squash, zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, and basil, I am reminded of God’s loving care for us. God knows just what my garden needs. Food, water, soil, and light. Just as God knows what each plant needs, He knows what each of you need. Food, both physical and spiritual; water, both physical and transformational; soil, both physical roots and spiritual grounding; and LIGHT, both physical, spiritual, and God’s word. During this time of the unknown, where everything changes day......

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09
Jun 2020
Virtual OWLs Meeting!

THURSDAY, June 18 OWLS June 18, 2020 at 12 Noon Please join us for the OWLS Zoom Meeting!! We will catch up with each other to start the meeting and then discuss good neighbor practices with COVID-19 and racism.  We would like to offer meals for this time. Please RSVP to Mary Sophia by Thursday, June 11, for more information or to register your intent to attend and receive meal.  Further instructions will be sent in response to your RSVP. Step by Step Instructions for ZOOM 1) On you computer, tablet or phone, Click on the......

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29
May 2020
A Note from Your Parish Nurse...

Grace and peace to each of you.  As I speak with you, I am continually amazed at your resilience. Please know that this situation will require much more flexibility and resilience as we go forward. I am sure there are days that are beyond difficult. On those difficult days, please reach out to me or Pastor Susan. You are not alone! Even if you live alone, we are all one through Jesus Christ. We are not alone. God is with us. I am grateful to serve at a church that takes a......

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05
Feb 2019
Health Notes from the Parish Nurse

By Mary Sophia Hawks– RN, BSN, FCN – Parish Nurse Upcoming Fairs This is Your Lifetime! This is Your lifetime! is the new title for our upcoming “fairs.” Our health fairs are now an educational series covering birth to retirement and beyond. Part I: Birth thru Pre-K Saturday, March 2, 2019 — 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Topics will include developmental milestones, stimulating your child, parenting styles, vaccinations, doctor visits, electronics, preparing for school, social behaviors, and how faith and faith communities play a role. Discussions on parenting issues will be encouraged.......

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