After over four years of service,
Brent Tildahl is 'retiring' as our
volunteer custodian. We want to September 2010
express our heartfelt thanks to Brent
for his excellent service. Is there NEWS FOR THE FAITHFUL
anyone who would be willing to volunteer for that 6-8 hour per Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church
week position? If so, please contact the church office.
WELCA will meet Wednesday, September 1st at
9:30 a.m. Please notice that this is one week
Sewers Needed for LWR School Supply Bags earlier than usual. We will be assembling kits for LWR.
I have cut out 52 bags, all they need is to be If you have completed kits or materials for kits, please have them
sewn together. They are fast and easy to sew. to the church before our meeting.
Anyone interested in sewing some at home, please Reminder: Don’t forget to ask for the stickers to put on your
call and I will deliver however many you would like. I have used up receipts from Sentry. The “Funds for Friends” is a very worthwhile
all the “heavy” fabric that the church had so keep you eye out for program and enables us to carry out many worthy projects.
fabric sales for next years bags. Please give me a call if you can help.
Thanks, Laurie Collins 275-0501
The brilliant Christian psychiatrist, Dr. Walter
Menninger, said that singing in a church choir was
WANTED: Gently Used Adult T-Shirts very helpful to him. After an exhausting week at
I have been given a pattern to make diapers out of old T-shirts.
work, he found it inspirational and soothing to go to
They won’t be ready for this year, but if we get started now we may
choir practice at his church. The music enabled him to
have a lot for next year. Here is what we need: ADULT size Large or
put the stress of his work week behind him, get in
larger, colors are OK and it is also OK if they have a design on them.
touch with something beautiful and holy, and after practice, relaxed
Please place them in the basket in the Gathering Space. When we get
enough, I would like to plan a “diaper day” to make as many as we
Ask a choir member what singing in a choir does for him or her. It's
can. Thanks, Laurie Collins
very likely that you'll find he or she gets great joy in serving the Lord
through singing. And remember, also, there is wonderful fellowship
Looking ahead… The annual CROP Walk among choir members. Singing in a choir is a good way to make new
will be on Sunday, October 10 beginning at friends. Try it.
the Lions’ Field House in Williams Bay. Faith’s Choir begins rehearsals Sunday, September 12th at
Registration—Noon; Walk begins at 1:00 8:00 a.m., just before worship. Join us!
p.m. Walk 1, 3 or 6 miles.
CEC and Confirmation Classes begin Wednesday,
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church September 8th at 5:30 p.m. We will kick our year off
with a family potluck. Please bring a dish to pass.
420 Read Street, PO Box 128 Walworth, WI 53184 Information about the upcoming year will be shared
Phone: 262-275-3445 after the meal.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.faith-elc.org The Kid’s Choir begins on Wednesday, September
Rev. James P. Mehltretter, Pastor
15 and will meet from 7-7:15 p.m.
Worship & Holy Communion Sundays 9:00 a.m. CEC parents are reminded to pick their children up
in person at 6:50 or 7:15 p.m.
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
Parish Nurse continued…
As a rule, stay away from all vending machine options. Try to
2 Ethan Connelly 1 Scott Forsythe always eat “REAL FOOD”. Most granola bars and energy bars are
3 LaVerne Koerner 5 Pete Walstra just candy masquerading as a pseudo-health food. Other snacks that
5 Betty Anderson 15 Gail Nelson activate your arthritis include yogurt-covered nuts, raisins and
8 Amy Stanfield 20 Greg Kovarik pretzels; banana chips and so-called natural potato chips. Even
12 Chris Lee 25 Spencer Volbrecht innocent looking pretzels act just like sugar when they hit your
13 Chloe Weborg 30 LaVerne Koerner bloodstream because they’re made with refined white flour. HELLO
15 Mary Heyer INFLAMMATION! So promise your joints to stick to Arthritis
16 Eunice Schaid Friendly Snacks!!
19 Scott Kovarik
25 Diane Voss 13 Dave & Rochelle Freymiller
15 Christine & Peter Janzen “Get My People GOING!!” – An Invitation to Wholeness
26 Emily Schaid 20 Mary Heyer & Scott Kovarik
You are invited to take a healthy lifestyle challenge with others
T.J. Schaid 22 Bob & Diane Voss
from our congregation that will take place from September 19-
Please report any errors/omissions in writing to the church office. November 7 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church.
This “invitation to wholeness” encourages you to identify
small changes in your lifestyle which would help you be healthier.
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH INCOME & EXPENSES YOU choose three areas you would like to work on, and YOU set
your own goals. WE will encourage each other, and WE will
Surplus journey together.
Income Expenses (Deficit) Moses was radically changed by his experience in traveling
This Week $ 1,935 $ 5,090.79 $ (3,155.79) with the people of Israel on their way out of Egypt to the Promised
This Month $ 7 ,756 $ 12,216.58 $ (4,460.58) Land. Our program is based on the Exodus story and invites us to
Year-to Date $100,249.06 $112,332.06 $(12,083.00) encourage each other to seek wholeness in all areas of our lives –
from healthy eating, to moderate exercise, to getting enough sleep.
Stewardship is planned giving and does not leave giving to It is for all ages, and for people of every health condition, because it
chance. It challenges us to plan. It asks us to appraise – is completely tailored to your situation and your choices.
deliberately – what we are doing with our time, our talent and our Your parish nurse, Karla Tildahl, will be glad to answer any
treasure. questions you might have about the program. You will receive a
small packet of materials when you sign up. We will be available
before/after worship on August 29 & September 12 to sign you up,
AUGUST and get you started.
Average Weekly Attendance - 50
(4 Sundays) Blessings on your journey,
Parish Nurse & Health Ministry,
Faith Lutheran Church
PROMISE YOUR JOINTS ARTHRITIS FRIENDLY
by Karla Tildahl, R.N., Parish Nurse 5 Marissa Kovarik
12 Corrine Lee
Last month I wrote about the foods that can either help your joints
19 Quin Dixon
or make them worse. Using food to gain health is called Functional
Medicine. This month I would like to share with you the Top 13 Arthritis 26 Jake Sherwin
Friendly Snacks. Starting today promise your joints that you’ll make at
least one of the smart snack substitutions in this article.
The ideal snack combines a complex carbohydrate food with a little
protein. For example, if you pair a small handful of walnuts with a piece 5 Dan Dowden, Steve Miller, Kris & Kevin Strehlow, Jose Martinez
of fresh fruit as a mid-morning snack, the fruit releases glucose slowly 12 Youth
and evenly because of its fiber content, so you won’t get a sugar rush 19 Larry & Tracy Volbrecht, Marlene Hill, Mary Jo Peters
followed by the typical letdown. The protein in the walnuts digests even 26 Brent Tildahl, Pete & Ardis Walstra
more slowly, so its effect on your appetite lasts longer.
A snack should contain no more than 100 – 150 calories, and you
should limit yourself to two per day, equally spaced between meals.
Whatever you do stay one step ahead of your hunger because once your
stomach starts growling, you’re going to eat whatever’s handy. Plan
ahead and always carry some healthy snacks with you when you’re away
from home. 5 Brent Tildahl
TOP 13 ARTHRITIS FRIENDLY SNACKS 12 Rick Lottig 5 Kovariks
• Air-popped popcorn (without butter flavoring) and a slice of cheese 19 Sue Pruessing 12 Shirley Jones
• Apple slices (or other fresh fruit) and five walnut halves 26 Bob Schaid 19 Ardis Walstra
26 Eunice Schaid
• Six prunes or apricots (dried) with six almonds
• Yogurt with raisins, chopped nuts and cinnamon or yogurt with fresh
5 Gail Connelly, Vera Maurer
• Peanut butter and raisins on wholegrain bread 12 Lynn Lottig, Mary Heyer
• Four brazil nuts and 20 dried cherries 19 Karen Martinez, Dan Christensen
• Fruit smoothie with plain yogurt, banana, berries and flaxseed 26 Bob & Gerda Moritz
• 10 tart fresh cherries with a teaspoon of almond butter
• One-third 100% cherry or pomegranate juice with two-thirds club
soda and thumb size piece of cheese
• Whole wheat pita bread with one tablespoon peanut butter or two 5 Kristi Reierson, Gail Connelly
tablespoons hummus 12 Betty Anderson, Pam Jones
• Celery sticks with one tablespoon peanut butter 19 Bob & Dianne Voss
• One fourth cup low fat cottage cheese with fresh fruit and a little 26 Clark Family
• One cup raw cut up vegetables with two tablespoons hummus
Hazel Fischer, all servicemen & women, Charlie &
Decisions. We are faced with them each day. We Hank Stalo (newborn grandchildren of Tom &
have been given complete freedom in the relationship we Maria Stalo), Eleanora Cada, Dennis Jordan
have with our Lord Jesus Christ. We are not puppets, but (recurring cancer), , Suzette Rowe (friend of Sue
rather can choose a variety of paths for our lives. All of Schaid-breast cancer), Dori Mort (Christine’s grand-
us can think back on key decisions that profoundly changed our lives. daughter-multiple health issues), Michael Anderson
Sometimes those decisions, even simple ones, allowed us to build new (Betty Anderson’s grandson-colon cancer), Maureen Lidow (friend
relationships and explore opportunities never before imagined. of Freymillers-cancer), Evie Duesterbeck (Marlene Hill’s cousin-
As Lutherans we shy away from what can be called decision cancer), Saraha Seeber, Lois Weeks & family (friend of Wendy
theology where one “decides” to give their life to the Lord in one way Pace), Tracy Ashorn (Christine's niece-lupus)
or another. Lutherans focus on the decision our Lord made to give him-
self for us on the cross as an act of grace on our behalf. In sum, we Don & Helen Van de Bogert Marjorie Plote
believe Christ chooses us, we don’t choose him. Having said that, we 634 Upper Brookwood Drive Ridgestone Village
are confronted with important decisions in our faith lives as well as Fontana, WI 53125 1025 S. 2nd Street
other parts of our lives. 275-5889 Delavan, WI 53115
We make decisions weekly on attending worship, sending our
children to CEC, helping out with projects and, in general, supporting Faith Rambow Alice Worden
the church in any number of ways. These are our decisions and are Vintage on the Ponds 660 Woelfel Road #C2
often considered very personal and sometimes private. While that can N4901 Dam Road Brookfield, WI 53045
be true, they have an enormous impact on our congregation . The Delavan, WI 53115 262-395-4706
Sunday you choose to attend or miss may be just the Sunday your
neighbor or a new family needs to see you worshiping. Your decision to Barb Davies
help with CEC may be seen by your neighbors as a fun opportunity to Brolen Park Senior Center
work with you and get to know you better. 2191 Church Street
The Holy Spirit works through all of these decisions and interac- East Troy, WI 53120-1308
tions to inspire, uplift and empower each of us in our faith life. 262-642-3534
I hope as fall begins and you review your schedule and
commitments that you are moved toward decisions of involvement and JULY COUNCIL MEETING NOTES
engagement with the church that proclaims the love and forgiveness of • WSB will be asked to have our mortgage payment due date later in
Jesus Christ as a free gift. Please look through this newsletter to see the month so as not to have so many expenses due at the same time.
opportunities for worship, service, education and fellowship here at • The east door has been repaired. Clean-up: Saturday, July 31st.
Faith Lutheran. • Stewardship committee will meet on August 10th to begin working
on fall drive.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with the • CEC - Some teachers will be teaching again this year. Waiting to
Chili Supper Silent Auction. We need 5 or 6 hear from other potential teachers. Noelle will remain superintendent.
volunteers to help collect, price, display • “Mommy & Me” is moving to the Walworth Library. WELCA
items and help with the auction in general. This considering continuing financial support to show it is sponsored by
is a key way people have supported our church Faith.
and we need help to continue the success of the • Brent is “retiring” as custodian. Looking for a replacement.
auction. Please contact Dave Freymiller @ 262- • Council decided not to drive the trolley at the fair.
812-6290 and offer to help. Thank you! • Due to many conflicts there will be no August meeting. Next meet-
ing: Tuesday, September 21st at 5:15 p.m.