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Love and Tolerance for Others

Love and Tolerance for Others
Pastor Cathy Hanus, Certified Holistic Health Coach
All Are Welcome at Our Table !

Introduction

Health and Wellness
Spirit Health and Wellness, Is. 38:16.

Presentation
Love and Tolerance for Others
Love and tolerance for others is our code. – ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 84.
I have found that I have to forgive others in all situations to maintain any real spiritual progress. The vital importance of forgiving may not be obvious to me at first sight, but my studies tell me that every great spiritual teacher has insisted strongly upon it.
I must forgive injuries, not just in words, or as a matter of form, but in my heart. I do this not for the other persons’ sake, but for my own sake. Resentment, anger, or a desire to see someone punished, are things that rot my soul. Such things fasten my troubles to me with chains. They tie me to other problems that have nothing to do with my original problem. – Daily Reflections. © 1990. Alcoholics Anonymous World Services.

AA. Into Action p.84.
Step Ten discussion.

Simple Gut Heal Meal
Simple Gut Heal Meal

Meal
Healing the Gut
Organic Broccoli
Organic Cauliflower
Organic Pine nut based Hummus
Organic Vegetable crackers

Song
What the World Needs Now
Jackie DeShannon
https://youtu.be/YUaxVQPohlU

What the World Needs Now

Prayer

Thank you, God, for the body of believers who are called to serve you, who are proclaiming the Good News to all who will hear. From those who minister across the country to the men, women, and youth here at home, send us out to be a light in the dark. Send us out to speak life. Send us out to extend grace and mercy. Send us out to feed the hungry, to befriend the lonely, to find the lost. Open the doors of this church and fill it with the broken, the angry, the hurting. Let them find forgiveness and comfort here in the presence of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name. Amen. – adapted from community prayer by Jennie McChargue.

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Spirit of Peace Missional Community.

Saint Patrick Health Wellness

Saint Patrick Health Wellness
Savor the Flavor of Eating Right!
Pastor Cathy Hanus, Holistic Health Coach
All Are Welcome to Our Table!

Saint Patrick Celebration
Saint Patrick Celebration

Opening Prayer

Saint Patrick, Ireland
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
Traditional Saint Patrick Meal
Traditional Saint Patrick Meal

Saint Patrick’s Day Traditional Themed Meal
All Are Welcome to Our Table!
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
Seven choice exercises accomplished seven times each

  • Bumble Bee Foods

Saint Patrick’s Day song
https://youtu.be/-TUpakGDvlM

Saint Patrick 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.

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Spirit of Peace Missional Community.

Leap Year Health Wellness

Leap Year Saturday Afternoon Health Wellness
Pastor Cathy Hanus, Holistic Health Coach
All Are Wecome to Our Table! 

Opening Springtime Theme Prayer
Springtime Prayer
For flowers that bloom about our feet,
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet,
For song of bird, and hum of bee,
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
For blue of stream and blue of sky,
For pleasant shade of branches high,
For fragrant air and cooling breeze,
For beauty of the blooming trees,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!

  • adapted from Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Presentation
Organic
Food sources
The term “organic” refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. While the regulations vary from country to country, in the U.S., organic crops must be grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, bioengineered genes (GMOs), petroleum-based fertilizers, and sewage sludge-based fertilizers.
Organic livestock raised for meat, eggs, and dairy products must have access to the outdoors and be given organic feed. They may not be given antibiotics, growth hormones, or any animal by-products.
Benefits
How your food is grown or raised can have a major impact on your mental and emotional health as well as the environment. Organic foods often have more beneficial nutrients, such as antioxidants, than their conventionally-grown counterparts and people with allergies to foods, chemicals, or preservatives often find their symptoms lessen or go away when they eat only organic foods.

  • adapted from Health and Wellness HelpGuide.
    Benefits of Locally Grown Food
    Know Your Grower
    Freshness.
    Local food is harvested when ripe and thus fresher and full of flavor.
Organic themed meal
Organic themed meal

Meal
All Are Welcome to Our Table!

Organic White Beans
Organic Cauliflower
Organic Carrots
Organic (No Kidding!) Mac and Cheddar Cheese
Organic Cara Cara Oranges
Organic Honeycrisp Apples
Country Hearth Dakota style 12 Grain

Fellowship discussion

Community Garden Organically
Why
Organic gardening helps to prevent a loss of topsoil, toxic runoff, water pollution, soil contamination, soil poisoning, death of insects, birds, critters and other beneficial soil organisms, as well as eliminating pesticide, herbicide, and fungicide residues on food from synthetic fertilizers.
How
Start Small
Grow What You Eat
Start Easily
Seed
Plant Starts (Transplants)
Weather timing
Cool planting
Warm planting
Space
Soil
Irrigation

  • adapted from Natures Path.

Spring themed song
Springtime
Music Box Kids
https://youtu.be/A16Cu6Ic1pA

Springtime

Closing Prayer

Hope of Spring
God, thank you for Spring and the hope of warmer, longer, brighter days.
Thank you for the coming of growth and life and birth.
Thank you that things are coming awake in the world.
This is what our calendar says, and we do see some signs that it is real.
But we also still struggle with the residual layover of winter.
Now we ask that you bring into reality all that belongs in this season.
Your word says that we will have provision, and hope, and joy, and health and loving relationships here and now in this life.
We ask that what belongs in this season would become actual in our practical lives.
We hope in you and in your promises. We hope in your gift of Spring. Amen. – adapted from Xavier.edu

Aaron’s Blessing
The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. – Numbers 6:24-6.

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Spirit of Peace Missional Community

Dinner and a Movie at the Theater

All Are Welcome to 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. 

Dinner-Movie
Dinner and a Movie at the Theater

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
Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Spirit of Peace Missional Community invite youth and adults to accompany them to movie theaters in the community for movie viewing, light meals, fellowship and lively discussion.

Tree lighting

Spirit of Peace Supports the Community Tree Lighting event!

Spirit of Peace served the community freshly prepared homemade ham sandwiches with artisan ham and homemade whole wheat or white bread along with a choice of variety of donut holes for a dessert.

Everyone received a Merry Christmas invitation along with their choice of sandwich.

Merry Christmas! Spirit Missional Community
Merry Christmas! Spirit Missional Community

We are pleased to share our freshly prepared health and wellness resources with the community.

We appreciate the compliments on the well prepared dinner.

All Are Welcome! Community Tree Lighting
All Are Welcome! Community Tree Lighting

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Spirit of Peace Missional Community.

Spirit Volunteers

Spirit Loves its Volunteers.

Volunteers and Donors are the backbone support of a Missional Community activity such as our Community Thanksgiving Day Harvest meal.
Spirit of Peace is grateful for all its volunteers and donors that support the Missional Community Fellowship in this activity.

Community Thanksgiving Harvest
Community Thanksgiving Harvest

Blessings to All! Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Missional Community.

Free Community Thanksgiving Day Meal

Free Community Thanksgiving Day Harvest Meal

ALL Are Welcome To Our Table

Free Community Thanksgiving Day Harvest Meal ALL Are Welcome To Our Table
Free Community Thanksgiving Day Harvest Meal ALL Are Welcome To Our Table

Free Community Thanksgiving Day Harvest Meal ALL Are Welcome To Our Table

YOU Are Invited!

When: Thursday November 28th 12-3pm As Long As Food Lasts

Where: 111 E Front St, Valley NE 68064

What: Free Community Thanksgiving Day Harvest Dinner with All the Trimmings

Family Activities

Organized by: Spirit of Peace

Volunteers and Donations Welcome!

RSVP Welcome for Planning Purposes

Contact: Michael or Cathy Hanus, 402-541-7019, minister@spiritofpeace.us

Peace and Joy to All!

Got More Cruciferous Vegetables. Indeed.

Got More Cruciferous Vegetables. Indeed.
Pastor Cathy Hanus Holistic Health Coach
All Are Welcome at Our Table

Two weeks ago, we saw hard frost at night, several nights in a row. Since then, our weather has been windy and warmer. Glorious Day! The time passes so quickly!

Thanksgiving Prayer for Our Blessings
Thanksgiving Prayer for Our Blessings

Opening Prayer:
Glorious Day!
Giving Thanks to the Lord, with a Grateful Heart, Thanksgiving Prayer.

Heavenly Father, we come before you today, not to ask for anything but humbly giving thanks for all You have done for us.
We appreciate You, Father, for sending Your Son to die on that old rugged cross to redeem us of our sins.
Thank you Jesus, for enduring so much pain and suffering for our salvation.
We pray that we will be blessed with the same kind of strength to endure life for Your sake.
We give you thanks for giving us, and our family and loved ones, health and strength.
Oh Lord, thank you for your unconditional, undying, never-failing, endless love that graces us each day. Ps. 118:1., 1 Thess. 5:16-18.

Thanks for this Day
Redeemer, we also want to give You thanks for waking us up on this glorious day. We thank You for protection, not only over ourselves, but for our loved ones as well.
We give thanks for health, strength, grace, forgiveness, peace, joy, for loving us unconditionally and never failing us. Lead us, Lord that whatever we do, we do it in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Ps. 107:1., 2 Cor. 9:15.

Thank You for Blessings
We thank You for every blessing and also for every trial for they shape us into who we are meant to be and who You want us to be.
Thank You for new mercies and blessings each and every day. We thank You for wonderful families, spouses, food on the table and roofs over our heads.
Thank You, Father, that You know us, You hear us, and You see our tears. We gratefully give thanks for all You have done Messiah, as well as all You are going to do in our lives. In Jesus’ Holy Name, Amen! 1 Chron. 16:34., Col. 3:17. – adapted from Thanksgiving, Cheryce Rampersad.

Glorious Day
Casting Crowns
Glorious Day https://youtu.be/VXp6xcY5IqU

Presentation:
Cruciferous vegetables.
Cruciferous vegetables are among a winter cold crop group withstanding reasonable chill that includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, bok choy, arugula, Brussels sprouts, collards, watercress and radishes. Cruciferous is a classification for members of the mustard family, from the Latin cruciferae meaning “cross bearing,” as the four petals resemble a cross.
Cruciferous vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing cancers. Cruciferous vegetables are rich in fiber and low in calories, this will help you feel satisfied without overeating.

Meal:
For our meal today, we selected fresh Cruciferous vegetables from the garden. They all survived last nights hard frost under a cloth cover.
You will see we are dining on broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, bok choy, arugula, Brussels sprouts, collards, watercress and radishes; all steamed under pressure in a stainless steel pot for two minutes.
For variety in nutrients and color, we added in fresh sweet potatoes, carrots, asparagus, apples and pears; all picked fresh from the garden.

Fellowship:
Today we discuss further plans for our annual Free Thanksgiving Day Community Meal.

Exercise:
Today we stretch in the setting sun with Pastor Michael Hanus, practicing yoga on mats.

Closing Prayer:
Thankfulness.
Dear Jesus, we are thankful for all you have given us. You stood with us in recovery from the spring flooding in March, loved and healed us as we did our best to start plants from seed in weather that suddenly went from frost and wet to hot and dry, watched over us through some violent summer storms, brought us a bountiful harvest of garden fresh fruits and vegetables, and sustain us as we thankfully gather and eat your bountiful harvest. In Your Name we pray. Amen.

Closing Song:
No Longer Slaves
Jonathan David and Melissa Helser
No Longer Slaves https://youtu.be/f8TkUMJtK5k

Blessings, Peace Be With You! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus

Got Cruciferous

Got Cruciferous Vegetables?
Pastor Cathy Hanus Holistic Health Coach
All Are Welcome at Our Table

This last sunset we saw a hard frost, 26 degrees F., frosting everything exposed in the vegetable garden and some plants that were covered hoping to evade the damage the hard frost brings.

Autumn Frost Prayer

How glorious Your paint box, Lord, and the copper, gold, rust and amber You color Your creation. I listen to the crunch of an apple and hear the music of autumn. O, taste and see. How innumerable the seeds in a pumpkin, as wondrous as Your thoughts. But why do I never notice Your acorns until they fall from the tree? Marching bands, homecoming floats, tail-gating picnics and touchdowns,
we give thanks for these. The last of the corn and the first frost, they come with the harvest moon. But guard us, Lord, from the first cough and the first cold. For your mercies extend farther than any shooting star that drops from the sky. We dig out our woolens and parkas and warm up by the fire. Soon with turkey and stuffing and the sweetest yams, we will give our best Thanksgiving to You. – adapted from Rick Hamlin, Guideposts.

Presentation:
Cruciferous vegetables.
Cruciferous vegetables are among a winter cold crop group withstanding reasonable chill that includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, bok choy, arugula, Brussels sprouts, collards, watercress and radishes. Cruciferous is a classification for members of the mustard family, from the Latin cruciferae meaning “cross bearing,” as the four petals resemble a cross.
Cruciferous vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing cancers. Cruciferous vegetables are rich in fiber and low in calories, this will help you feel satisfied without overeating.

Meal:
For our meal today, we selected fresh Cruciferous vegetables from the garden. They all survived last nights hard frost under a cloth cover.
You will see we are dining on broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, bok choy, arugula, Brussels sprouts, collards, watercress and radishes; all steamed in a stainless steel pot for two minutes.
For variety in nutrients and color, we added in fresh sweet potatoes, carrots, asparagus, apples and pears; all picked fresh from the garden.

Fellowship:
Today we discuss initial plans for our annual Free Thanksgiving Day Community Meal.

Exercise:
Today we stretch with Pastor Michael Hanus, practicing yoga on mats.

Autumn
Vivaldi
https://youtu.be/sgh5xjjgS_A

Steamed Cruciferous Vegetable Medley
Steamed Cruciferous Vegetable Medley

Closing Prayer:
Thankfulness.
Dear Jesus, we are thankful for all you have given us. You stood with us in recovery from the spring flooding in March, loved and healed us as we did our best to start plants from seed in weather that suddenly went from frost and wet to hot and dry, watched over us through some violent summer storms, brought us a bountiful harvest of garden fresh fruits and vegetables, and sustain us as we thankfully gather and eat your bountiful harvest. In Your Name we pray. Amen.

Got Daikon

Got Daikon?
Pastor Cathy Hanus Holistic Health Coach
All Are Welcome at Our Table

Autumn Prayer

Comfort Me in Suffering
Loving God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, lend skill to the hands of my healers, and bless the means used for my cure. Give me such confidence in the power of your grace, that even when I am afraid, I may put my whole trust in you; through our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

Blessed Assurance
Fanny Crosby (1873).
https://youtu.be/rDeiy9-t2GE

Health Wellness Nutrition Presentation
Daikon Radish
Daikon, (“great root” Jp), Raphanus sativus L. var. longipinnatus Bailey, brassica family, is a mild-flavored winter radish usually characterized by fast-growing leaves and a long, white, napiform root.
This summer, I am turning out an excellent healthy crop of Daikon. It is a large versatile crop used for root and green top harvest; eaten raw or prepared in various ways.
This harvested member of the brassica family is best known for its anti-inflammatory effects after it is eaten raw or prepared in various healthy ways.
Today, We prepare the Daikon we freshly harvest by slicing it into suitable French fry pieces and cooking it in coconut oil; air frying would be another excellent possibility.
It has a taste quite similar to a French fry along with a mild peppery taste for our culinary selected cultivar.
We use the fresh Daikon tops in a tossed salad with fresh garden heirloom tomatoes, carrots, red pepper slices and balsam vinegarette dressing.
We steam red beans, kohlrabi, and ripe black olives to accompany our Daikon.
We prepare a mix of fresh apple, cherry, raspberry and pear sauce for dessert, with mild green tea.

Got Daikon Culinary Experience

  • Art of Mindfulness
    At Fellowship today we discuss the Art of Mindfulness. Mindfulness is described as the state of being aware of something or
    a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, as a therapeutic technique.
    We present mindfulness technique, role play and practice its applications, and visit over the experience and its value in our daily lives.

Autumn Closing Prayer:

When I must go, dear God, please let it be, A golden autumn day; when red leaves fall,
When purple grapes in shining clusters hang, And bittersweet glows bright against the wall,
When o’er the barren fields and russet meads, Their last farewells the crickets cry.
Let me make my silent journey, When the homing birds fly south across the sky.
When I must go, dear God, please let me go, As silently as autumn rain,
As still as lacy shadows ‘neath the willow trees, As calm as is the moon above the hill.
So let me go, and may there be no grief, When life is done and I must say goodbye.
I will take my leave with flowers and falling leaf, And lie in peaceful sleep beneath the sky.

  • Anonymous

Parting Blessing:
May the Peace of God which Surpasses All Understanding, Guard Your Hearts and Minds in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:7.

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus. SpiritofPeace.us