Merry Christmas & Blessed New Year

Merry Christmas & Blessed New Year

Worship Opportunities for Christmas Day and into the New Year 2022

DEC. 25 – CHRISTMAS DAY, ONLINE SERVICE ONLY. (No worship on Saturday night)

DEC. 26 – SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS – 9:30 a.m.

JAN. 1 – NEW YEARS DAY – NO SATURDAY WORSHIP

JAN. 2 – “CHRISTMAS 2” SUNDAY – 9:30 a.m.

Go to our Events Page for additional information:  https://sttimothylutheran.com/events

Weekly Health Message – “VACCINATE WITH CONFIDENCE”

Weekly Health Message – “VACCINATE WITH CONFIDENCE”

A study published in the journal The Lancet of Infectious Diseases indicated that people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 appear to have a much lower likelihood of developing long Covid than unvaccinated people even when they contract the coronavirus.

“We found that the odds of having symptoms for 28 days or more after post-vaccination infection were approximately halved by having two vaccine doses,” researchers wrote in the study.

More than half of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated against #COVID19. Do your part to help defeat this virus. Get vaccinated as soon as you can.

Find a vaccine location near you by

  • Search gov
  • Text your ZIP code to 438829
  • Call 1-800-232-0233

#WeCanDoThis

Reference: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(21)00460-6/fulltext

Weekly Health Message – Taking care of your mental health is a priority.

Weekly Health Message – Taking care of your mental health is a priority.

Stress and anxiety can creep up on us at any time and when it does, it’s important to pause and reground yourself. But did you know building small habits and rituals into your daily routine can make a big difference in managing your overall stress levels?

Try some of these recommendations to help you add moments of peace and calm to your everyday routine.

Always remember that managing stress looks different for each person.

It’s important to listen to your body and put yourself first when learning ways to managing stress and anxiety. Taking the time to find techniques that work best for you is key. Perhaps it’s immersing yourself in nature, reading a good book, or watching your favorite television show or movie.

Whatever it may be, find something that can serve as an outlet away from the stress of your daily life.

Learn more about managing stress at https://go.usa.gov/xH5QU

 

Weekly Health Message – Eat more Plant-based foods

Weekly Health Message – Eat more Plant-based foods

Eating a healthy diet is very important during the COVID-19 pandemic. What we eat and drink can affect our body’s ability to prevent, fight and recover from infections.

Plant-based foods include vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, and fruits, among others. Fiber, vitamins, and minerals are abundant in plant-based diets. According to research, Plant-based foods can help lower blood pressure, cut cholesterol, regulate blood sugars, and assist in weight loss.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4991921/

https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/pdfs/dietary_guidelines_slides.pdf

 

Weekly Health Message – Protect Yourself and Your Family

Weekly Health Message – Protect Yourself and Your Family

Flu vaccination prevents millions of illnesses and flu-related doctor’s visits each year. For example, during  2019-2020 flu vaccination prevented an estimated 7.5 million influenza illnesses, 3.7 million influenza-associated medical visits, 105,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations, and 6,300 influenza-associated deaths.

Protect yourself and your loved ones from flu and its potentially serious complications.

Learn more about the benefits of vaccination at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccine-benefits.htm

Reference: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden-averted/2019-2020.htm