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Family Ministry

February 2018

When people ask how we are, most of the time we respond, "Busy!" I hear just about everyone say that they don't know where all the time goes. There doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day. We have so much to do and not enough time to do it. Sometimes, we want to help more in certain areas, but don't know where we will find the time to help. I hear this struggle from just about everyone I talk to.
Angela McCoy
Angela McCoy
We tend to get stressed and science shows that being stressed leads to more health problems. With Lent right around the corner and thinking about what we are giving up, stress is something that we can add to our list and it would make all of our lives better. So many of us have a life that is “full” and having a “full” life is a good thing. Let go of stress and perfection and see your life full of joy and love. Things in life don’t have to be perfect. After all, God requires love, not perfection.

God Bless,
Angela McCoy

“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he   will never let the righteous be shaken.”   Psalm 55:22

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World Marriage Day Celebration
In celebration of World Marriage Day, we will have a special cookie fellowship on the weekend of February 10 and 11 and a special prayer during worship to celebrate the marriages and anniversaries of those couples who have been married 25 years or longer. If you will be married 25 years or longer as of 2018 and have not already provided your anniversary information, please email your names and your anniversary date by February 4 to Angela McCoy at:  angelamccoydfm@gmail.com or call the church   office.

JOY Kid’s Club
Our JOY Kids Club will meet on Sunday, February 25, after the 10:30 worship Service. Please join us for refreshments, crafts, and playtime. To help with planning for refreshments, please contact Angela McCoy to let her know you will be attending.

Children’s Worship
Children’s Worship (for ages 18 months through 2nd grade) takes place Sunday morning during the 10:30 worship service (after the Children’s  Message) in the Church Nursery. We have an  age appropriate Bible lesson, a craft, and playtime. Join us for the fun!  Parents are always    welcome to come down and get their children to participate with them in communion.

Church Library
It is said that God's word is our great heritage! Please remember, Emmanuel Lutheran Church’s library provides Christian resources for all generations. Our library's books, periodicals, and DVDs, are available for the spiritual strengthening of individuals and families. Members at Emmanuel may check out these resources for use at home. Please visit our newly organized Library with new materials to borrow!

Archive Committee
The Archive Committee will meet on February 26 at 11:00 a.m. to organize our Archive Room. If you are interested in helping, please contact Angela McCoy.

Valentine Cookie Boxes
It is that time of year again when we send cookies to our out-of-town college students and military personnel in celebration of Valentine’s Day. We will collect cookies in the Fellowship Hall kitchen through 9:00 a.m. Sunday,  February 4. We will pack the boxes on Sunday, February 4 during Sunday School. Also, we need current addresses for our college students/military personnel. If you are willing to donate cookies, help us package them, or have any current information, please contact Angela McCoy no later than February 2. (330) 332-5042 or angelamccoydfm@gmail.com

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Faithfully Fit Ministry Information
 
Chair Exercises:  Staying Active - Staying Ageless   
Do you feel more comfortable exercising in a small group? Do you want to improve your flexibility, strength, and balance? Then, our Fitness Ministry (sponsored by our Elderberries) is for you. All are welcome to join us. We meet for Chair Exercises at 10:00 a.m. on the following days:

   
Mondays, February 5, 12 and 26
    Fridays, February 2 and 23
   
Faithfully Fit Meet-Up: 
This group meets for  motivation and support. We exercise together to  DVD programs.
   
    Fridays, February 2 and 23 at 9:00 a.m.

Please remember that if Salem Schools are on a two hour delay or closed, the Fitness Ministry programs are cancelled.

Our Exercise Room is open daily from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. There is a sign-in sheet in the church  office.


For questions or concerns about any information with our
Family Ministry programs, events, and/or activities,
please contact Angela McCoy: (330) 332-5042
E-mail:  angelamccoydfm@gmail.com

To contact us:
Phone: 330-332-5042
Fax: 330-332-4405
Email: lutheran251@gmail.com
251 S. Broadway Avenue
Salem, OH