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St. Anne’s Episcopal Church

ANNOUNCEMENTS

January 21, 2018

WELCOME TO ST. ANNE’S

The St. Anne’s family welcomes you to our worship service this morning.  If you are a visitor, please complete the Visitor Card in the book holder in front of you.  You may then drop the card in the offering or give it to one of our ushers.  Thank you for worshiping with us today!

CAUGHT IN THE ACT

A big thank you to Andi Baker (who organized the trip) and Steve Hanson for attending the Diocesan youth ski weekend. Their gift of time and effort for other’s children is noticed and greatly appreciated. Thanks also to those who monetarily supported the trip. Nancy Ardon, Raj Bete, and Jinaro Fey-Awan had a wonderful experience and are making friends with Episcopalians their age across the state.

INFLUENZA IDENTIFICATION AND PREVENTION

Influenza is now described as widespread in 49 of the 50 US states. In addition to the usual increase in flu illnesses in the winter months, proximity of individuals in schools and other large crowds contributes to the wide spread incidence.

How do I know if I have the flu?

The only definitive way to know if you have the flu is by testing for the virus. There are several tests available with varying degrees of sensitivity. All the tests require swabbing the nose and or back of the throat and testing the specimen for the virus.

Symptoms consist of fever, cough, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, body aches, headache and fatigue. You may also experience vomiting and diarrhea, although the flu typically affects the respiratory system and not the gastrointestinal system.  Your Health Care Practitioner may or may not do lab tests to determine if you have the flu. Your Health Care Provider may prescribe an antiviral medication to shorten the severity and length of the symptoms.

Who is most susceptible to complications from the flu?

Persons who are immune compromised such as those with chronicle illness, respiratory illness such as COPD and emphysema, diabetes, blood diseases, cancer, very old and very young.

What should I do if I think I have the flu?

If you are at high risk for complications from the flu you should contact your health care professional. Persons who are healthy individuals should stay home to avoid exposing others to the flu.

You should also increase your fluid intake, especially taking fluids that contain electrolytes. Examples of these fluids are ginger ale, Sprite and juices. Children under the age of 2-3 years should be given electrolyte replacement fluids such as Pedialyte and other fluids formulated for the unique electrolyte needs of young children.

You can use a medication such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen for fever and discomfort.

If symptoms do not resolve within 2-3 days, you should see health care professional. If you have questions or concerns at any time that the illness is getting worse see a health care provider.

LITTLE HATS, BIG HEARTS

Volunteers from around the country are joining the American Heart Association, in connection with The Children’s Heart Foundation, to celebrate American Heart Month by knitting and crocheting red hats for babies born in February at participating hospitals. Little Hats, Big HeartsTM, honors babies, moms, and heart healthy lives in a very special way. Supporters are knitting and crocheting red hats to be given out to thousands of babies during American Heart Month in order to empower moms to live heart healthy lives and to help their children do the same.

If you knit or crochet and would like to participate in Little Hats, Big Hearts, please contact Joann Olson.  She has patterns for hats and will be delivering the hats before February.

ST. ANNE’S MEMORIAL GARDEN FUNDRAISER

Cremation rates in Iowa are at over 40 percent.  The Ankeny, Iowa area does not have a Memorial Garden associated with a church.  St. Anne’s Episcopal Church wishes to offer the option of a sacred space for in ground interment of ashes to the public. Funds are needed for the development of the Memorial Garden to be located on the grounds of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Ankeny, Iowa.

All donations are tax deductible. Please click on the link below to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/bx974-st-annes-memorial-garden

St. Anne’s will also be collecting bottles and cans to support the building and maintenance of a Memorial Garden at St. Anne’s.  Please bring your donations of cans and bottles to St. Anne’s and place them in the box beneath the table in the Parish Hall or the black garbage can outside labeled “bottles and cans only”.  Please rinse out your bottles and cans and do not include the lids.  Thank you!

DMARC DONATION OF THE MONTH

Diapers

THIS WEEK AT ST. ANNE’S

Sunday, January 21

FOOD DONATION SUNDAY
10:00 am Holy Eucharist

Monday, January 22

6:30 am Alcoholics Anonymous

Tuesday, January 23

 Wednesday, January 24

6:30 am Alcoholics Anonymous
9:30 am Healing Service
6:30 pm Bible Study

Thursday, January 25

 Friday, January 26

6:30 am Alcoholics Anonymous
12:00 noon Alcoholics Anonymous
 Saturday, January 27

Sunday, January 28

10:00 am Holy Eucharist
5:00 pm Neighborhood Meal