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Saint Patrick Health Wellness

Saint Patrick Health Wellness 

Pastor Cathy Hanus, Holistic Health Coach 

Opening Prayer 

I arise today Through the strength of heaven; Light of the sun, Splendor of fire, Speed of lightning, Swiftness of the wind, Depth of the sea, Stability of the earth, Firmness of the rock. 
I arise today Through God's strength to pilot me; God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to guide me, God's eye to look before me, God's ear to hear me, God's word to speak for me, God's hand to guard me, God's way to lie before me, God's shield to protect me, God's hosts to save me Afar and anear, Alone or in a multitude.
Christ shield me today Against wounding Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me.
I arise today Through the mighty strength Of the Lord of creation.
- Anonymous. 

Message 

Saint Patrick 

Today we all remember Patrick, Missionary to Ireland

Patrick is one of the best-known of the missionary saints. Born to a Christian family in Britain around the year 389, he was captured as a teenager by raiders, taken to Ireland, and forced to serve as a herdsman. After six years he escaped and found his way to a monastery community in France. Ordained a bishop in 432, he made his way back to Ireland, where he spent the rest of his long life spreading the Gospel and organizing Christian communities. He strongly defended the doctrine of the Holy Trinity in a time when it was not popular to do so. His literary legacy includes his autobiography, Confession, and several prayers and hymns still used in the church today. Patrick died around the year 466. 

There are times when God calls upon each of us to be attentive to the needs of our brothers and sisters, all people, with special concerns, in the Missional Community. It is our responsibility to engage and follow the call. 

Nutrition Presentation 

March is Natural Health Month 

St. Patrick’s Day comes along mid March. Wherever and whenever we should aspire to make informed food best choices and continue to develop and share best eating and physical activity choices. Our theme is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.” We will savor some healthy flavors this St. Patrick’s Day. 

Healthy St. Patrick’s Day tips

Be festive with Green:

Add more dark greens to your salad, such as baby kale, spinach, romaine and green leaf lettuce, green peppers, cucumbers, etc.

Be inspired to Go Green with your side dishes. Try Brussels sprouts, broccoli, edamame or green beans.

Pistachios and pepitas. Sprinkle on entrees, side dishes and salads.

Green tea is a good way to warm up and get antioxidants at the same time.

Sweeten up that fruit salad with kiwi and green grapes

Spinach. Add to your fruit smoothie to add extra fiber and iron.

More colors of the rainbow food possibilities: 

Red – watermelon, apples, tomatoes, strawberries. 

Blue/purple – blueberries, eggplant, grapes, red onion, blackberries  

Yellow – banana, pear, pineapple  

Orange – clementine, mangos, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe  

White – cauliflower, mushrooms, garlic  

 – some of our nutritional lesson today is borrowed from HyVee Foods 

Saint Patrick’s Day Traditional Themed Meal 

Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage 

Natural grass raised lean beef 

Vegetables

Organic red and green cabbage 

Kale and Spinach 

Roasted Brussels sprouts 

Organic red spring potatoes 

Irish Soda Bread 

Fresh Butter 

Beverage 

Green Tea

Dessert 

Pineapple 

Red Black table grapes 

Exercise 

 with Pastor Michael 

Saint Patrick’s Day Workout 

Saint Patrick’s Day Themed Exercises

Seven choice exercises accomplished seven times each 

 – Bumble Bee Foods 

Saint Patrick’s Day song 

Closing Prayer 

Saint Patrick, Ireland 

May the Strength of God pilot us. 
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Host of God guard us
Against the snares of the evil ones,
Against temptations of the world.
May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all!
May Thy Salvation, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and evermore. Amen. 

Movie Season Celebration

Another Movie Season Celebration is upon us! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus, along with our Missional Ministry Staff, have the fellowship sharing desire to kick off another Movie Season Celebration! We are blessed to have generous resources to gather dozens of youth and adults every Movie Season from Valley and surrounding communities for a movie and lively fellowship at a meal nearby. If you are new to this Celebration and would like to join us, you are invited. Do not be shy, just contact us for a mutually available time. Spirit.Peace@outlook.com Feel free to call, leave a message and text 402-541-7019

Pastor Michael invites youth and adults to accompany him to movie theaters in the community for movie viewing, light meals, fellowship and lively discussion.

Dinner and a Movie at the Theater

“MMM”s: movie meet-ups, meals and mingling are a great way to enjoy the passing of time, energize our spirits and enjoy life.

If you have an interest in this activity in the missional community, please contact us at: Spirit.Peace@outlook.com

Free Health Wellness proper balance

Proper Balance Lunch n Learn

Pastor Cathy Hanus, Holistic Health Coach 

Opening Prayer 

Dear Heavenly Father,

There has to be more to more to life than just my work and duties.  I am a responsible person and most of the time I feel very guilty for wanting to step back and actually enjoy the pleasures of life. So, to avoid this guilt, I do not choose activities that incite this guilt. Doing this has made me very stressed and unhappy.

I have such a hard time finding that proper balance.  I need your wisdom and discernment of what to say: “No.” to so I will have more time for things I need to say: “Yes!” to.

Can you open my eyes to see what I am missing and how I need to fill in those areas?  Please show me what I need to omit from my schedule, too.

Help me to relax and really enjoy my downtime.  And in this relaxed state, I want to hear your still and quiet voice.  I have noticed that when things are crazy and hectic, I can not hear your voice. 

I can also see that in this busy-ness, I am losing my ground because I am not connecting with you like I should be.

Lord, I love you and you are all that I need. Help me to depend on you more and myself less.

When my life is over, I do not want to have any regrets that I did not spend time with the people who mattered most, especially YOU. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.” – Julia Shalom Jordan. Shalom be with You. May 21, 2013. 

Presentation 

Create Your Energy Roadmap 

Discuss the Circle of Life. 

Complications 

 ADHD. 

Food solutions: 

 Lower carbs 

 Increase Omega 3 fatty acid 

 Fish 

 Flaxseed 

Proper Balance Lunch n Learn

Meal 

Appetizer

 Celery 

 Natural ground peanut butter 

Braised Chicken 

Coconut oil 

Poultry seasonings 

Broccoli, green 

Brussels Sprouts, green 

Cauliflower, white 

Green Beans, green 

Sweet Potato, orange 

Vegetable seasonings 

Dessert 

Table grapes, red 

Crisp Apple slices 

Exercise 

Light Exercise Following a Meal Has Tremendous Impact on Triglyceride Levels. 

Many studies have demonstrated that the timing of meals and exercise is important for glycogen loading, muscle building and improved nutrient uptake and utilization by the body.  These studies have shown that even a single bout of exercise can change the body’s hormonal response that in turn positively affects nutrient metabolism in skeletal muscle, liver and even adipose (fat) tissue. 

 – Karen Hughes. MS. Cooper Institute. 

Reference: 

Aoi, W. (2013). Combined light exercise after meal intake suppresses postprandial serum triglyceride. Medicine & Science In Sports & Exercise, 45(2), 245 – 252. 

Exercise engaged:

We do our standard post meal light theraband muscle stretches Basic workout while seated. 

Closing Song:

Lives in the Balance 

Jackson Browne 

Closing Prayer 

Lord, help me to create a balanced life.

Help me to take time to enjoy life, 

to be a person full of gratitude.

Help me take time to love, 

to extend my hand in service to those around me.

Lord, remind me to take time to learn, 

to be disciplined and accountable.

Help me to make a difference in the 

small and big moments of my life.

Lord, help me to keep smiling, 

to be happy, and to try to be myself. 

Lord, infuse me with your spirit 

so I can create a life of balance, 

moderation, and simplicity.

And whatever my challenge, 

let it be an occasion to deepen my life’s purpose. Amen. 

 – Susan Burke. Notre Dame Prayer Book. Ave Maria. 

Valentines day devotion meal fellowship

Valentines Day Devotion for the Community.
Modern Song Focus on Contemporary Church Artists
performing hymns of traditional foundation.
Everyone is Welcome!

Valentines Day Devotion introduction:
Saint Valentine (Valentinius) is a believer and a physician who was imprisoned and persecuted for his faith and coming to the aid of fellow believers in 270 A.D. Valentinius is recognized as a saint by the Lutheran and other Christian Churches. History supports that social behavior in Mid-February gives way to Celebration of Love. What Love Do We Speak of? For God so Loved the World, that He Gave His Only Begotten Son, that Whoever Believes in Him Shall Not Perish, but have Eternal Life. John 3:16.
Deuteronomy 26 witnesses to us that our redemption is found in the Lord’s faithfulness to His Word.
King David brings us a hymn of thanksgiving in Psalm 91.
In Rom. 10, Paul interprets Deut. 26 for us. The Lord’s Good News will grow inside of us.
In our gospel lesson, Luke instructs us that our ability to resist temptation comes from the Lord.

Saint Valentine
Saint Valentine

Prayer:
God of justice, I take this opportunity to remember all those Christians who lost their lives in your name. I pray that you may reward them for being selfless and truthful to your word. Bless the families they left behind and forgive their enemies. May you set aside a special place for them in heaven for they have passed the test and lived the faith. The Bible tells us that whoever stands by you on earth has a special reward in heaven. May you give our martyrs a worthy reward and let them be an inspiration to our lives. Amen.

Valentines Day Reflection Scripture:
You shall celebrate with all the bounty that the LORD your God has given to you and to your house. Deut. 26:11.
Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name. Ps. 91:14.
No one who believes in him will be put to shame. Rom. 10:11.
Do not put the Lord your God to the test. Luke 4:12.

God Moves in a Mysterious Way
William Cowper (1774).
http://youtu.be/6z0e_xSC8to

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.

Prayer:
Lord of the living,
through baptism we pass from the shadow of death
to the light of the resurrection.
Remain with us and give us hope
that, rejoicing in the gift of the Spirit
who gives life to our mortal flesh,
we may be clothed with the garment of immortality,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Name of All Majesty
Timothy Dudley Smith
performed by the Grace Baptist Sanctuary Church Choir and Praise Orchestra
http://youtu.be/cg_QlYIvL2U

Name of all majesty, fathomless mystery,
King of all ages by angels adored;
power and authority, splendor and dignity,
bow to His mastery – Jesus is Lord!

Prayer:
Lord of deliverance and freedom,
you taught the people of Israel
to acknowledge that all things
come from your bountiful hand.
Deepen our faith
so that we may resist temptation
and, in the midst of trial,
proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord,
now and for ever. Amen.

Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Leo Friedman and Beth Slater Wilson (1910).
performed by Pat & Shirley Boone
http://youtu.be/DG-ZPxman3w

Let me call you Sweetheart
I’m in love with you
Let me hear you whisper
That you love me too
Keep the love light glowing
In your eyes so blue
Let me call you Sweetheart
I’m in love with you.

We are all stewards spreading the Word of Jesus’ blessings for His people.
Picnic Meal Fellowship Activities for the Entire Family!

Of course lively discussion and activities will be available!
Perhaps you may prefer to sit and visit!
Please Contact Us with Special Requests!

Three days of prayer

Three Days of Prayer

Three Days of Prayer 

Every congregation, member and pastor is being invited to set aside some time each day of January 1, 2, and 3, 2019 for prayer.  

Prayer is a gift that God has given to us as a means to approach the throne of grace with confidence, like that of a child coming to her parents sharing concerns, victories, defeats and every part of life.  It is an opportunity to express the deepest heartache and the greatest joy.  Prayer is a conversation between the Creator and the created … and the conversation began with God, for us, in Christ Jesus. – Rev. Mark Vander Tuig, LCMC Service Coordinator. 

Day 1. January 1st 2019. 

Confession. This is a day focused on confession. We have made our lives, our relationships, and even the church, in our own image. We confess that the church belongs to Jesus and not to us. We gather to lay down our pride, our sin and our agenda and ask the Lord of the church for forgiveness, which He gives freely and with mercy.

Day 2. January 2nd 2019. 

Petition. This is a day of petition. Pray for your congregation, for the pastor, for the leaders, for those who carry out ministries, for the Sunday School teachers, for the Confirmation leaders, for those leading adult Bible studies and for those leading small groups. Pray for those in hospital and nursing home ministries. Pray for all those connected to your church that they might know God’s redeeming love for all in Christ.

Day 3. January 3rd 2019. 

Vision. This is a day for vision. Pray that the Holy Spirit will again move through the hearts and minds of leaders and pastors that God’s vision for His church might be revealed and fulfilled. This is a time of prayer for renewal, revival and encouragement. Pray for God’s vision.

Twelve Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas begins on Christmas Day, the birth of Jesus Christ and goes to the Epiphany, the acknowledgment by the magi that Jesus Christ is the Savior, Son of God. 

Our classic twelve days song is theorized to have a fundamental relationship to the religious based twelve days of Christmas in the following manner: 

Partridge in a Pear Tree – Jesus Christ; 

Two Turtle Doves – The Old and New Testaments; 

Three French Hens – The three virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity; 

Four Calling Birds – Four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; 

Five Golden Rings – First five books of the Old Testament; 

Six Geese-a-Laying – Six days of creation before God’s rest on the seventh day; 

Seven Swans-a-Swimming – Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit; 

Eight Maids-a-Milking – Eight Beatitudes; 

Nine Ladies Dancing – Nine fruits of the Holy Spirit; 

Ten Lords-a-Leaping – Ten Commandments; 

Eleven Pipers Piping – Eleven faithful disciples; 

Twelve Drummers Drumming – Twelve points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed. 

Twelve Days Christmas 

United Student Ministries 

Crossroads Bible Church 

Suicide Prevention in the Missional Community

Spirit of Peace Supports the Community.

We see that a very important concern in the psychosocial health of the community is suicide prevention.

This evening we visited the interesting presentation about how “Talk Saves Lives.”

This is an excellent informative presentation that everyone engaging the community should be interested in

We hope to continue to make a difference in engaging our role in Suicide Prevention in the Missional Community.

Talk Ssves Lives
Talk Ssves Lives

 

Christmas Fellowship

ALL ARE WELCOME!

You Are Invited to a

Health and Wellness Christmas Party

Nativity
Nativity

12 pm Noon Thursday November 29

Valley View Community Center

400 W Meigs St Valley NE

to Celebrate Christmas and Share in Good Food and Fellowship!

Your favorite food dish donation is welcome!

Organized by: Spirit of Peace and the Health and Wellness Team.

Contact: Karen, 402-289-2902;

Pastors Cathy or Michael, 402-541-7019.

Spirit of Peace, Box 245, Valley, NE

SpiritofPeace.us

Faith Hope Love Joy Peace

Fruits of the Holy Spirit:
Faith, Hope, Love, Joy, Peace

Faith, Hope, Love, Joy, Peace 

Come join Spirit of Peace Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus in the Free Faith Hope Love Joy Peace Series Presentation

Preparing for Christmas 2018

In this liturgical life change presentation series, we focus on five qualities of character: Faith, Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. 

All Are Welcome to join us in this presentation. If you are so inclined, we accept invitations to come to your location for presentation and discussion. 

We justify these qualities of character by reading and applying Scripture. 

But the Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22. 

Faith 

We exercise our quality of Faith by trusting in Jesus Christ and reliance in His Word. 

We walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7. 

Hope 

We experience Hope through expectation of good in our lives. 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13. 

Love 

We practice Love through our readiness to assist the good of others. 

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:10. 

Joy 

We engage Joy as an experience in goodness. 

If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. John 15:10-11. 

Peace 

We come to know Peace as assurance that aspirations turn out well. 

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27. 

Advent 

Advent, derived from Latin, defined, is the arrival of a notable person.

We await the coming of Jesus Christ in the Nativity on Christmas Day and His Return in the Second Coming of Christ. In our case, this and every Liturgical Season of Advent will bring us the celebratory arrival of the Christ Child on Christmas Day. 

Church Celebration Services 

Every week of these four weeks of Advent we will reflect upon, and practice in our lives, building one upon the next, Faith, Hope, Love and Joy. In formal prayer and reflection, we will cover each one of these qualities of character in our liturgical services as we progress through Advent and become prepared on Christmas Day for the Peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guarding our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7. 

Pastor Michael Hanus, Spirit of Peace Missional Community

Spirit Celebrates Thanksgiving Day Volunteers

Spirit of Peace Celebrates Thanksgiving Day Environment Preparation Volunteers

There is so much to do in order to organize and present a successful event!
Spirit of Peace is blessed to have helpful volunteers generous with time, energy and other resources. We do our best to show our appreciation for our fantastic generous volunteers.

Some of the environment volunteers are pictured here.

We Love Our Volunteers
We Love Our Volunteers

Spirit of Peace celebrates and thanks every one of you!
Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus