Health Matters...by Dr. Steve Krause
Sunscreens protect us from the ravages of excessive sun by blocking ultra-violet rays. Those rays are strongest when the sun is high in the sky-the most important time to protect your skin!
The incidence of skin cancer and aging would drop dramatically if everybody used sunscreen judiciously.
If you are going to be out for more than an hour (even less for those of you who sunburn easily), use a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor of 30 or higher.
Find a sunscreen you like the feel of—so you will be more likely to use it! Guys sometimes prefer gels to creams or lotions. Personally, I avoid sunscreens containing titanium dioxide or zinc oxide because they always leave you with a white ghostly look and they rub or sweat off easier than other sunscreens. Also, ultra-high sunscreens in the 80 SPF range are often too thick and “un-spreadable” for my liking.
Apply your sunscreen before you leave the house in order to let it soak into your skin, before you get wet, or start sweating. Be generous with the amount you apply – a thin coat does not render the SPF protection listed on the bottle.
Sunscreen does completely block the UV-induced creation of Vitamin D in your skin – so if you are an avid user, you better take Vitamin D supplementation.
Pick a sunscreen and use it! Any of them are better than nothing!
Posted on June 14, 2016 10:28 AM
We have a new signup sheet for fellowship snacks on the bulletin board. Please take a look and see if there is a week that will work for you to provide snacks. Thank you!
Sunday School News...
The last day of our regular Sunday School session is June 5, when the students will learn about Pentecost. For the rest of the summer students in grades 5-8 will attend the adult Bible Study and learn more from the Catechism. Students in grades 4 and lower will still have Sunday School and will learn stories from the life of Jesus.
On June 12 the older Sunday School boys will sing the Verse of the Day, and on July 10 the teenage girls will sing the Verse of the Day.
Tree of Life Bible Camp...
Tree of Life Lutheran Bible Camp is a WELS summer camp for Northern Nevada and California kids entering 4th grade through just out of high school. This summer's camp runs from July 10th to 16th. Registration forms are in the narthex. Financial help is available. If you are interested in attending camp but need financial assistance, please speak to Pastor or one of the Elders.
You may not know that Shepherd of the Mountains has a Love Fund to help our members who are in need. More than one member has trouble paying rent or buying gas and groceries. This fund is a way to show Christian love to our brothers and sisters in need. Since some members have on-going needs at this time, please consider gifting this fund on a regular basis. Just put a check in the offering plate and designate it to the Love Fund. "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for me." Matthew 25:40.
Posted on June 14, 2016 10:25 AM