Posts with the category “health-and-wellness”

Summer Recipes- Last Hurrah!
by Miriam Rossow on August 4th, 2020
Welcome to the 7th week of our Summer Recipes series. This series of recipes was all about desserts for the summer. We featured different ingredients in each blog: ice cream, berries, lemon & lime, other fruits, chocolate, & allergy sensitive recipes. This final week is our last hurrah of summer! We will choose some recipes that we did not already feature but that feature a previous ingredients. Thank you for enjoying these recipes with us. We hope they made your summer a little more sweet!  Read More
Summer Recipes- Food Allergy Sensitive
by Miriam Rossow on July 29th, 2020
One of the most hospitable things you can do when you are hosting someone is check on food likes, dislikes, pay special attention to allergies and then accommodate those needs as much as you can. When you take the little extra step to make sure everyone has something to enjoy it is noticed. You may choose to go the step farther and try and make a meal or dessert that everyone can eat in which case no one will feel left out or isolated.  Read More
Summer Recipes- Chocolate
by Miriam Rossow on July 22nd, 2020
Welcome to week five of our Summer Recipe Series. This week we will feature a favorite ingredient for many and one that is used in many desserts- chocolate! While chocolate is not a specifically summer ingredient, it is a delicious one! We have chosen some recipes that feature not only chocolate but another more 'summering' ingredient as we start to wrap up this Summer Recipes series.  Read More
Summer Recipes- Other Fruits
by Miriam Rossow on July 14th, 2020
Welcome to our fourth post in our Summer Recipes series for desserts. Each blog has featured a different item. The first week we featured ice cream, then berries for the 4th, and last week our recipes featured lemon and lime! This week we will use other fruits of the summer in our desserts. Enjoy and share pictures of your desserts in the comments or on our FB page.  Read More
Summer Recipes- Lemon & Lime
by Miriam Rossow on July 7th, 2020
This is the third post in our Summer Recipes series for desserts. Each blog has featured a different item. The first week we featured ice cream and last week for the 4th we featured berries. This week we will be featuring desserts with lemon and lime! Enjoy and share pictures of your desserts in the comments or on our FB page.   Read More
Summer Recipes- Berries
by Miriam Rossow on July 1st, 2020
Over the next four or five weeks we will post a blog a week with different recipes featuring a different dessert item. This week our recipes will all feature berries! Enjoy and share pictures of your desserts in the comments or on our FB page.   Read More
Summer Recipes- Ice Cream
by Miriam Rossow on June 24th, 2020
At Easter we gathered favorite recipes from our staff for you to try during your Easter celebrations. Recently we asked our members and staff what favorite summer dessert they enjoyed. Ice Cream was a sure winner and desserts with strawberries was a favorite. Over the next four or five weeks we will post a blog a week with different recipes featuring a different dessert item. This week our recipes will all feature ice cream! Enjoy and share pictures of your desserts in the comments or on our FB page.   Read More
Re-Opening of the Early Childhood Program
by Miriam Rossow on June 5th, 2020
Read more about our plan and procedure for re-opening during the pandemic.   Read More
Connection during a pandemic
by Miriam Rossow on May 8th, 2020
Staying connected during a pandemic and a sheltering in place order is very difficult. As we continue to shelter in place, caring for, and protecting ourselves and our neighbors, a while longer life like this can be disheartening, depressing, and difficult. We pray that the ways that Christ Our Savior has worked to resource you and to support you have been beneficial and a blessing to you.   Read More
Emotionally Settled? How are you doing?
by Miriam Rossow on April 24th, 2020
Being under quarantine with heavy social restrictions might be physically health-preserving during this time of a serious, highly contagious disease spread, but it is not emotionally healthy. We humans long for human contact. When God created man, He said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”   Read More
Support For Everyone
by Miriam Rossow on April 11th, 2020
Staying connected during this very strange time in our history can be difficult. We are asked to stay inside and only venture out for essentials like grocery shopping or walks. When we do go out we are required to stay at least 6 feet away and are asked to wear a mask and gloves! A very strange time indeed and a very hard time to stay connected.   Read More
Loss and Gain
by Miriam Rossow on April 7th, 2020
So much has been lost because of this pandemic. So many people are grieving relationships that have been affected as we seclude ourselves, people are sick and even die. People have lost work and income. People have lost activities and vacations. Amid the loss there have been things that have been gained.   Read More
Celebrate Holy Week at Home
by Miriam Rossow on April 1st, 2020
As we prepare for a Holy Week that is like nothing we have ever experienced before we want to provide you with resources to make your Holy Week meaningful and special. Read A Different Kind of Holy Week for some thoughts on this Holy Week experience. We will be posting services that will not be the same as if we were in person and will be beneficial to you and your family. Use these activities and resources to supplement and make your Holy Week experience deeper. Look for Jesus in your week and for what He might be teaching and showing you in your life.  Read More
Worship, Activities, & the Coronavirus
by Miriam Rossow on March 16th, 2020
At the same time, we want to take heed of what is being advised by those in authority. We want to care for our neighbors by not sharing germs unnecessarily. Your Pastors, staff, and leadership do not take any of these decisions lightly. We understand and want you to understand that we believe sharing Word and Sacrament ministry is important, beneficial, and necessary. We will continue this Word and Sacrament ministry although we do not know what it will look like right now. We have a desire and commitment to serve our church family and those that are in our community with the life-giving message of Jesus, in Word and deed. We believe that we can both serve our family and community while also being considerate of our neighbors. Until further notice we are suspending all our weekly activities including our Wednesday Lenten meals and services as well as Sunday morning Worship, Sunday School, and Bible Study.  Read More
Our Response to the Coronavirus
by Miriam Rossow on March 13th, 2020
While on this earth, in the middle of sin, brokenness, and illness, we are called to trust and hope in Jesus as our strength and provider and we are called to care for and love all of creation. As this virus spreads, we are called to heed the advice of those placed around us. We are not called to panic or lose hope. We know that this virus is spread through personal contact. We also know that those with compromised immune systems and who are elderly are more susceptible to the adverse effects of the virus. Christ Our Savior has put into effect some measures to help stop the spread of the virus as best we can while also keeping our trust in the Lord.  Read More
Planning even in the unknown
by Miriam Rossow on March 12th, 2020
So, it is with the current issue of the Coronavirus. We have been told by all the experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best health prevention entity in the world, that we need to prepare for the corona virus. We need to plan. That doesn’t mean we are going to become infected, but we could. Or our children and grandchildren who are at a minimal risk of becoming ill could become carriers of the virus to their grandparents or others.  Read More
Being Smart and Being Prepared
by Miriam Rossow on March 9th, 2020
At Christ Our Savior we know that Jesus is our source of all comfort. We are also aware that God gives us a responsibility to live in this world and look for Him as we respond to the joys and hurts of life. So as we consider the new threat of the Coronavirus we want to take precautions and measures to help keep everyone safe.  Read More
Source of all Comfort
by Miriam Rossow on March 4th, 2020
Please remember that we who take refuge in the Lord are not exempt from these kinds of dangers, including the coronavirus and many others. We, like all the rest of creation, are living in a time where sin has a hold on us. Hurt, sickness, pain, brokenness, and even death are part of our everyday lives. Even in the midst of our sin and the brokenness of this world God promises to be with us.   Read More
Supporting Life
by Miriam Rossow on February 17th, 2020
The AAA (Alternative Answers to Abortion) Pregnancy Resource Center is a Christ-centered safe haven for women of all ages who find themselves struggling with an unplanned pregnancy. They are a place that my family has been blessed to be able to support and be a part of for many years.  Read More
Tips for a Healthy Heart
by Miriam Rossow on February 15th, 2020
February! Its heart health month! Time to take inventory of our healthy-heart habits! Just a quick check.  Read More
God's Steadfast Love
by Miriam Rossow on February 14th, 2020
God’s word has so much to say about love. God’s steadfast love. In the book of Psalms alone God’s “steadfast love” is declared at least 125 times!  Read More
Care, Support, & Hope for the New Year
by Miriam Rossow on January 9th, 2020
Christ Our Savior wants to support you in your everyday life and especially in the situations when life becomes difficult. Jesus put us together in a community to support and love each other. He has given us each other as a way to share Himself with us. As we support, encourage, lift up, and help each other we are sharing Jesus and His love.  Read More
Let's Talk About Suicide and The Cross
by Miriam Rossow on November 20th, 2019
We need not fear talking about suicide, though. In fact, one myth that is often promoted is that if you talk about suicide with people who are depressed (or with anyone at all), this will get them to consider it themselves when they would have never considered it otherwise. On the contrary, not talking about suicide with those who are at risk leaves them isolated from voices of compassion and love—voices of concern and truth that they desperately need to hear.  Read More
Heart Disease: Men and Women
by Miriam Rossow on October 25th, 2019
By Jan Bernick, Parish NurseWhen it comes to heart disease, men and women are different. Most of the early studies on heart disease were conducted on men, women were rarely included in those studies. Many health care providers generalized findings from those studies to women, which is unfortunate and inappropriate. The good news is, studies on women and heart disease have increased over the past f...  Read More
Osteoporosis Prevention
by Miriam Rossow on September 17th, 2019
Osteoporosis is a disorder of the bones characterized by decreased bone strength predisposing to an increased risk of broken bones.  Read More






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