​​​Hello Church Family,




This year the month of March brings us into the season of Lent. Usually we talk of fasting or giving something up some of us are better than others when it comes to self discipline. I, for one, am certainly not in the disciplined group. This year let us challenge one another to add something… a spiritual walk. I mean a physical spiritual walk. It is called prayer walking and is very easy. Any one at any level of fitness can participate. All you need is a pair of walking shoes and God! As you start your walk, talk to God about giving you guidance and wisdom for a prayerful life. When walking through your community pray for your neighbors. Pray that they know God, that they are safe, and that they will be successful. If you walk in nature, pray for the protection of our Earth and our resources. Walking in the city can lead one to praying for the community at large, our politicians, homeless, those struggling with addiction, for the safety of Miami drivers, the list is endless. As you see something pray about it. This small addition to your daily activity will enhance your health and spiritual life. So, lace up your sneakers and start praying! 


March is also colorectal cancer awareness month. Everyone ages 50 to 75 needs to get screened for colorectal cancer, earlier if the disease runs in your family or you have abnormal stools. Screening helps to catch cancer early, when it’s easier to treat, therefore saving lives. There are three main types of colorectal cancer screening tests: colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and stool tests. Each test has pros and cons. Please talk to your primary care doctor to find what test is right for you. 


Other health conditions for the month of March:




  •  World Sleep Day on March 15 …special day for the teenagers


  •  American Diabetes Alert Day (March 26)

  •  Purple Day for epilepsy awareness (March 26)


  •  Brain Awareness Week (March 11–17) 



 

With the peace and love of Christ our Risen Redeemer,



Yvette Salas, RN, CRRN 




If anyone would like information or has any questions,
please call Yvette at #570.401.8117
or see her after church on Sunday in the Fellowship Hall.


St. Thomas Lutheran Church

From Our Parrish Nurse