ST. ANDREW'S SIGNPOST
The Rev. Canon Linda Mayer, Priest
Linda Cox, Senior Warden
Bob Beeson, Junior Warden
1. Lake Chelan Food Bank—Linda read two letters from the Lake Chelan Food Bank. One expressed their appreciation for our monthly donation. The second was a reminder that the Food Bank accepts fruit and veggie surplus from local gardens.
2. Diocesan donations—Letters from the Diocese were read thanking us for our $43.00 donation to the Endowment for the Episcopate and our $500.00 donation to the Bishop Scholarship Fund.
3. Chaplain volunteers needed—Linda shared a letter sharing the need for volunteer Chaplains at the Chelan County Regional Jail and the Juvenile Detention Center. They would appreciate prayers and support.
4. Mission Statement—At Vestry Retreat, members discussed and edited the St. Andrew’s Mission statement. The Vestry must approve the statement so it can be brought before church members at the Annual Meeting.
5. Electrical Work—Beckstead Electric began work on wiring updates in the church Monday, July 16.
6. Landscaping updates—Joan Hazelton reported that the Dogwood has mildew and needs one more treatment. Ivy needs to be cut down from Kelly’s brick wall and root kill added. Bob will get an estimate for ivy removal.
Everyone is invited to our Annual Picnic!
Sunday, August 19th after church
Dave and Betty Pettit’s Manson Home
Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, silverware and plates will be provided.
Bring your own drinks and a side dish to share.
Add your name to the Sign up sheet posted in the Parish Hall.
Annual Pie Social—Our annual pie social will be held Saturday, August 18th from 10:00 a.m. until the last pie is sold! If you would like to bake a pie there are 9” tins available in the Parish Hall. Be sure to make a fruit pie. If you would like to volunteer there are positions available to serve. It is a delightful day and a wonderful opportunity to share St. Andrew’s church and our delicious pies with the community. Please call Barb Sutor or April Clayton if you have questions.
ECW August Luncheon—The next ECW luncheon will be held Thursday, August 9 at 12:00 noon. Every woman in the church is more than welcome to join.
Bach Fest Concert Sales—Our Episcopal Church Women served cold water, tasty cookies, and fresh cherries at the Bach Fest concert held at Riverwalk Park last month. Close to $350.00 was raised that evening and is used to sponsor a Bach Fest musician.
Barb, Cris, Susan, and Betty. Thank you ladies!
Twelve Summer Safety Tips for Seniors
As we enter into the summer heat, it's especially important that we keep our senior community members in mind. The following twelve tips, explained further here, are a quick list of ways seniors can stay healthy even in the high temps we are about to experience here in the NW:
1. Stay hydrated
2. Talk to your doctor about any concerns
3. Keep your cool -- find places to stay cool during the hottest part of the day
4. Stay in touch with friends and family
5. Meet your neighbors
6. Know who to call
7. Wear the right clothes
8. Protect your eyes
9. Know the risks of hyperthermia
10. Put on sunscreen and wear hats
11. Apply bug spray, if needed
12. Exercise smart
Symptoms of Hyperthermia
It's important to remember that elderly people are not just more vulnerable to heat changes because of their health conditions; they are also less likely to recover from changes in temperature quickly. This means it's especially important to recognize and treat any symptoms of hyperthermia in our elderly community. You may also want to check in with your senior community members to see if any of their medications make them more likely to react to heat, as this can present another complication.
Here are the symptoms of hyperthermia:
• heat fatigue and exhaustion,
• sudden dizziness (known as "heat syncope"),
• heat cramps,
• heat stroke (when body temperature rises above 104 degrees Fahrenheit)
Submitted by Community nurse Michelle Jerome
I asked God to take away my pain. God said, “No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.”
I asked God to make my handicapped child whole. God said, “No. Her spirit was whole, her body was only temporary.”
I asked God to grant me patience. God said, “No. Patience is a by-product of tribulations. It isn’t granted, it is earned.”
I asked God to give me happiness. God said, “No. I give you blessings. Happiness is up to you.”
I asked God to spare me pain. God said, “No. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.”
I asked God to make my spirit grow. God said, “No. You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful.”
I asked for all things that I might enjoy life. God said, “No I will give you life so that you may enjoy all things.”
I ask God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me. God said…. “Ahhh, finally you have the idea.”
Jack & Maureen Reynolds—12
Elbert & Hannah Hubbard—22
Doug & Cathy Chevalier—22