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Follow Me Celebration

Follow Me Celebration for the Missional Community.  

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me
Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me. Matt. 16:24.

Introduction:
If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. Matt. 16:24. Will You Come and Follow Me? Summons. John Bell. Would we, could we, should we follow Jesus? Yes of course! But at what price?
Obviously Matthew sees that Jesus is rightly putting Peter the Rock behind Him, in the position of a follower, not a leader, and for good reason.
Prophet Jeremiah continues his confession lament. Jeremiah points out the corruption in society and demands correction. The privileged will have to alter the good life as they know it. The poor will have to walk the straight line. God is watching.
In today’s Psalm 26, David appears to promote self righteousness. What reaction do we feel in response?
In today’s letter to the Romans, Apostle Paul promotes love within evangelistic behaviors and communications.
We have much to learn and practice in following today’s message. 

Scripture:
Old Testament: Jeremiah 15:15-21.
Psalm: Psalm 26:1-8.
New Testament: Romans 12:9-21.
Gospel: Matthew 16:21-28.

Will you let me be your servant
Richard Gillard
First Plymouth Lincoln Nebraska
https://youtu.be/32jWTAIHXgE

Will You Let Me be be Your Servant

Prayer:
On this day of rejoicing, Dear God of our ancestors, as we gather to break the bread, we remember that through the blood of the Lamb you redeemed usand made us pass over from death to new life. Grant that, as we celebrate your mighty deeds, we may be one with Jesus in offering you this sacrifice of praise. Amen.

Altar Call
Lord Jesus, I want to experience your mercy today. I believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for my sins. I admit I am a sinner in need of a Savior, and I am inviting you to be mine right now. Come into my life. Forgive my sin. Live in me as my Leader from now on. I believe you are a God who is rich in mercy. 

Prayer Intentions:
Creator God, you call us to love and serve you with body, mind, and spirit through loving your creation and our sisters and brothers.
Open our hearts in compassion and receive these petitionson behalf of the needs of the church and the world.
Prayers of the People;
Holy One, hear our prayers and make us faithful stewards of the fragile bounty of this earth so that we may be entrusted with the riches of heaven. Amen.

Apostles Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen. (Book of Concord). 

Our Father
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. (Book of Concord). (Matthew 6:9-13).

Liturgy of the Eucharist 

Handshake of Peace

Confession
The Apostle John proclaims, If we confess our sins He who is faithful and just will forgive our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9.

Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

Communion Hymn

Sing of Jesus, sing forever
Thomas Kelly.
Fernando Ortega.
https://youtu.be/lYDgt1R6yTI

Sing to Jesus Fernando Ortega

Institution of the Lord’s Supper 

26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. – Matthew 26:26-28(ESV).

Communion

Prayer:
Faithful God, you are the hope of all the oppressed, and the source of freedom for those held captive. Make us strong to witness to your liberating power, in generosity of life and in humility of spirit, that all the world may delight in your goodness. Amen.

Summons Song
Will you come and follow me
John L. Bell.
https://youtu.be/o469PRLdbHU

Will You Come and Follow Me

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 6:24-26.

The Service has ended. Go in Peace.
Thanks be to God. 

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus Spirit of Peace Church.

Who Am I Celebration

Who Am I Celebration

Who Am I
Who Am I

Introduction

Who Am I?
In reading Matthew’s gospel today, we see that Peter gets it; he is in the presence of the One who is anointed by and Son of the living God. In todays homily we will see there is more invested in this dialog than acknowledging Jesus; this comes down to allegiance to Jesus and our Creator God.
God speaks imperatively through the prophet Isaiah; hear me, pursue righteousness. History and my power as God demand righteousness. Bam.
David brings us a psalm of praises in thanksgiving to a powerful God.
Paul’s letter to the Romans addresses all believers. Humble yourself before God no matter what your calling or experiences are in this mortal world.
We have a tough challenge this week. There is no edging nor waffling. Stand up for Jesus.

Scripture

Old Testament: Isaiah 51:1-6.
Psalm: Psalm 138.
New Testament: Romans 12:1-8.
Gospel: Matthew 16:13-20.

Hymn

Who Am I
Casting Crowns
https://youtu.be/3rT8Re1EIQc

Prayer

Through the waters of oppression and death, Lord God, you led a people into the burning presence of your love.
As you fed them in the desert, now feed us with the finest of wheat, that we may know the liberating power of the paschal feast. Amen. 

Altar Call

Lord Jesus, I want to experience your mercy today. I believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for my sins. I admit I am a sinner in need of a Savior, and I am inviting you to be mine right now. Come into my life. Forgive my sin. Live in me as my Leader from now on. I believe you are a God who is rich in mercy.

Prayer Intentions

Friends in Christ, God invites us to hold the needs of our sisters and brothers as dear to us as our own needs.
Loving our neighbors as ourselves, we offer our thanksgivings and our petitions on behalf of the church and the world.
Prayers of the People;
Hear our prayers, God of power, and through the ministry of your Son free us from the grip of the tomb, that we may desire you as the fullness of life and proclaim your saving deeds to all the world. Amen.

Apostles Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen. (Book of Concord). 

Our Father

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. (Book of Concord). (Matthew 6:9-13).

Liturgy of the Eucharist 

Handshake of Peace

Confession

The Apostle John proclaims, If we confess our sins He who is faithful and just will forgive our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9.

Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

Institution of the Lord’s Supper

26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. – Matthew 26:26-28(ESV).

Communion

Prayer

Dear God, you blessed Abraham and Sarah, and made them a great nation.
Keep us in remembrance of the rock from which we are hewn, that the waste places of our lives may blossom to your glory. Amen.

Hymn

My hope is built on nothing less
Edward Mote (1834).
Sovereign Grace
https://youtu.be/rkMapZB8qMk

My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

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 6:24-26.

Closing  

The Service has ended. Go in Peace.
Thanks be to God.

God’s Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus SpiritofPeace.us

Year A Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 16 (21). 

Walk on Water Community Worship Service

Walk on Water Community Worship Service

Jesus walks on water
Jesus walks on water

Walk on Water Celebration for the Community.
Modern Song Focus on Contemporary Church Artists performing hymns of traditional foundation.
Everyone is Welcome!

Introduction:
Walk on Water
Matthew proclaims his brother in Christ Paul fears the deep lake when he takes his eyes off Jesus and Jesus reaches out to save him.
In Kings, Jeremiah speaks to us of God calling upon Elijah to message His people that He will save the believers.
David in Psalms glorifies God trusting in Him for salvation.
Paul to Romans and us, a letter to inspire evangelism in believers.

Walk on Water Service Introduction

Scripture:
Old Testament: 1 Kings 19:9-18.
Psalm: Psalm 85:8-13.
New Testament: Romans 10:5-15.
Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33.

Old Testament: 1 Kings 19:9-18. Music

Lord, you sometimes speak in wonders
Christopher Idle
Dunfermline Abbey
https://youtu.be/KWj_6zB248Q

https://youtu.be/KWj_6zB248Q

Lord, you sometimes speak in wonders
unmistakable and clear;
mighty signs to prove your presence,
overcoming doubt and fear

Prayer:
Eternal God, you are present with us throughout our lives, even when others plot to do us harm.
May we learn to live together in unity, that in all we do, we may sing your praises now and forever. Amen.

Psalm 85:8-13.

Psalm 85
Rebecca De la Torre
https://youtu.be/S-1hepcwwSU

Psalm 85 Rebecca DeLaTorre

Prayer Intentions:
Friends in Christ,
God invites us to hold the needs of our sisters and brothers as dear to us as our own needs.
Loving our neighbors as ourselves, we offer our thanksgivings and our petitions on behalf of the church and the world.
Prayers of the People;
Hear our prayers, God of power, and through the ministry of your Son free us from the grip of the tomb, that we may desire you as the fullness of life and proclaim your saving deeds to all the world. Amen.

Apostles Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen. (Book of Concord).

Our Father
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. (Book of Concord). (Matthew 6:9-13).

Liturgy of the Eucharist 

Handshake of Peace

Confession
The Apostle John proclaims, If we confess our sins He who is faithful and just will forgive our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9.

Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

Institution of the Lord’s Supper

26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. – Matthew 26:26-28(ESV).

Be Not Afraid
Bob Dufford
Jon Michael Talbot
https://youtu.be/wQr4udSiEew

Be Not Afraid

You shall cross the barrenn desert
But you shall not die of thirst
You shall wander far in safety
Though you do not know the way
You shall speak your words to foreign men
And they will understand
You shall see the face of God and live

Prayer:
Through the storms of life, O God, you are with your people in the person of Jesus your Son.
Calm our fears and strengthen our faith that we may never doubt his presence among us but proclaim that he is your Son, risen from the dead, living for ever and ever. Amen. 

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
John Newton (1779).
https://youtu.be/Pfumgpnshag

How Sweet the Name ofJesus Sounds

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds in a believer’s ear!
It soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds, and drives away our fear.

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 6:24-26.

The Service has ended. Go in Peace.
Thanks be to God.

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus

Walk on Water Community Worship


Community Worship Service
Walk on Water
All Are Wecome!

Community Worship
Walk on Water Community Worship

Sunday August 9 2020  10am 

Veterans Memorial 227 N Spruce St Valley NE

Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus
Spirit of Peace .us
minister@spiritofpeace.us
402-541-7019

Volunteers and Donations Welcome

Little Doubt Health and Wellness

Little Doubt Health and Wellness
All Are Welcome to Our Table
Pastor Cathy Hanus, Holistic Health Coach
* Activity modified for Pandemic 

Opening Prayer:
Creator of the universe, you made the world in beauty, and restore all things in glory through the victory of Jesus Christ.
We pray that, wherever your image is still disfigured by poverty, sickness, selfishness, war and greed, the new creation in Jesus Christ may appear in justice, love, and peace, to the glory of your name. Amen.

Message
Pastor Michael Hanus
Allow Apostle Thomas the Benefit of the Doubt. Feel free to learn more at our Service tomorrow morning or contact us; if interested and unable to attend!

Presentation

Organic Vegetable Medley
Organic Vegetable Medley

Meal
All Are Welcome to Our Table
Pastor Cathy Hanus
Even Thomas does not doubt the gut healing potential of the organic vegetable medley prepared for today’s meal!

Fellowship
Discuss Missional Community Engagement
Chat Bench
Community Garden Planning
Continue Planning Science Festival for next Saturday

Exercise
Pastor Michael Hanus
Basic Warmup and Beyond

Closing Prayer:
Blessed are you, O God of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom we receive the legacy of a living hope, born again not only from his death but also from his resurrection.
May we who have received forgiveness of sins through the Holy Spirit live to set others free, until, at length, we enter the inheritance that is imperishable and unfading, where Christ lives and reigns with you and the same Spirit. Amen.

Song
Joy Unspeakable
I have found his grace is all complete.
Barney Elliott Warren (1900).
Inspired Mandisa (Modern).
https://youtu.be/l8i1TGOM0mQ

Mandisa Joy Unspeakable

Aaron’s Blessing
All Are Welcome to Stop or Pass By for the 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.

Health Wellness Easter Season Celebration

Health Wellness Easter Season Celebration
All Are Welcome to Our Table!
Pastor Cathy Hanus, Holistic Health Coach.

Opening Prayer
118:1 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!
118:2 Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
118:19 Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.
118:20 This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it.
118:21 I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.
118:22 The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.
118:23 This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
118:24 This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
118:25 Save us, we beseech you, O LORD! O LORD, we beseech you, give us success!
118:26 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD. We bless you from the house of the LORD.
118:27 The LORD is God, and he has given us light. Bind the festal procession with branches, up to the horns of the altar.
118:28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God, I will extol you.
118:29 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. – Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29.

Opening Hymn
This is the day the Lord hath made
Isaac Watts
Sung by Children’s Choir
https://youtu.be/cccJhMVFrLs

This Is the Day that the Lord has Made!

Message
All Are Welcome in This Place
Pastor Michael Hanus 

Presentation
All Are Welcome to Our Table!
Pastor Cathy Hanus, Holistic Health Coach.

We Know What We Should Eat!
We Know What We Should Eat!

We Know What We Should Eat!
If you have visited with us once, or been here for every Health and Wellness presentation for the Missional Community, I am confident you know what you should eat. Just as we know that Jesus gifts us salvation by believing in Him, and faith, without good works, is dead. James 2:14-26.
Today we explore a most nutritious and satisfying dish to prepare and eat.

Healthy Organic Vegetables
Healthy Organic Vegetables

Meal
Fresh Organic garden vegetables
Organic Brussels Sprouts
Organic Cauliflower
Organic Carrots
Organic Green beans
Organic Baby Portabella mushrooms
Organic Kalamata olives
Seasonings
Organic Coconut oil
Organic Ginger
Organic Olive oil
Organic Sesame seeds
Organic Turmeric

Fellowship
Basic Exercise with Pastor Michael
Chat Bench engagement
Community Garden planning
Holy Week and Easter Service preparations
Love One Another engagement
You Matter to Me engagement

Covid-19 Health Dept Gathering Restriction
Covid-19 Health Dept Gathering Restriction

Closing Hymn
Jesus Paid It All
Fernando Ortega
https://youtu.be/D5DyeCx8H4U

Jesus Paid It All

Aaron’s Blessing
All Are Welcome to Stop or Pass By for the 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.

Sexual Assault Awareness

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month.
Please join the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Domestic Violence Program in wearing teal throughout April to help raise awareness. 

Sexual Assault Awareness
Sexual Assault Awareness

Prayer
Our God is a Mighty Protector
O Lord, help us to be strong stewards of all You have entrusted to us. Give us the courage and Your strength to stand against violence inflicted upon Your precious people. In Jesus’ name. Amen. – adapted from Beliefnet author Lesli White

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

#tealptn

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 – All Are Welcome to Stop or Pass By for the 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