Oct 5, 2006

Vail Vision October 5, 2006

Greetings in Jesus.

According to a recent article in the Arizona Daily Star, there are six new cases of West Nile Virus in Tucson. These new cases have expanded the "Hot Zone" (Kolb to Country Club and 29th to Grant). The virus is spread when a mosquito feeds off a dead bird and then a human. There are several steps you can take to reduce the accumulation of mosquitos such as:

  • Clean yards and pools, and remove any debris.
  • Remove all standing water from flowerpots, saucers, old tires, toys and any areas where water collects.
  • If standing water cannot be dumped, use mosquito larvicide pellets  available at any hardware store  in the water. They are not toxic to plants or pets.
  • Trim excess vegetation and remove weeds.
  • Wear protective, long-sleeved clothing when outdoors.
  • Apply mosquito repellents containing DEET, picardin or lemon oil of eucalyptus.
  • Avoid the outdoors around dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Horse owners should contact their veterinarians for vaccinations.


(Source: Pima County Health Department)
One of the lessons for this Seventeenth week after Pentecost relates the story of the Israelites wandering in the wilderness. They were complaining to Moses because all they had to eat was manna. They longed for the food that they used to eat in Egypt (Numbers 11). This made God really angry. He sent quail for them to eat. So much in fact, they got sick of it. This was the original West Nile Virus. Israel couldn't get the Egyptian way of life out of their minds. We need to remember that God has delivered us out of our sin. Because of this, we should not complain about how we had it so good before. It really wasn't very good at all - we were bound in slavery to sin. I pray God's protection for you from the original and the new West Nile Viruses.


David Hook


The collection of specified foods, men's clothing, and toiletries for the Phoenix Rescue Mission will continue through Sunday October 15. A list to take with you is available on the LWiM table. Mites are collected every Sunday in the MITE BOX on the LWiM table. The next meeting of Christ Lutheran Vail Lutheran Women in Mission Society will be a Potluck Breakfast on Saturday Dec 9, at 9:00 A M. The menu will consist of Breakfast Casseroles, Fruit, Juice, Baked Treats, Coffee and Tea. We will have a speaker for that occasion. All ladies of the Church are invited. Watch the Vail Vision for dates of the Interest Groups. The Greeting Card group will start soon and the Women's Bible Group will begin in January, 2007. Other new activities are also in the planning stage. It is an exciting time for LWiM at Christ Lutheran Vail as we see God working through His women to bring the Good News to the people of Vail.


Michael Card in Concert
Michael Card will be in concert at Fountain of Life on December 6th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are now on sale either after the services or online at www.fountainconcerts.com. Come see this amazing performer as he does a concert called, "Celebrate the Promise".


"Me Too.. is for children, birth to preschool age, and their parents. "Me Too.. gives the little tots the opportunity to sing songs and hear Bible stories, just like the “big kids'. The new "Me Too.. class will begin the third Sunday in October, the same time as the other classes. If you have any questions, contact Shannon Field at 777-3009.


Tara Clark is our Nursery Coordinator and has been manning the Nursery during the church service for children infant to four year olds. She would like to have some games, puzzles, books and toys available for the children. If you have something that is in good condition and age appropriate, a bin will be near the Welcome Center for the next two Sunday's. Tara will also have a sign-up sheet for Nursery Volunteers and also one for providing snacks in the Nursery.


Christ Lutheran Vail has another exciting new venture in the wings---MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, will kick off its inaugural meeting on Friday morning, October 20th from 9:00am to 11:30am at the home of Dr. & Mrs. Chris Hickie. MOPS is for all mothers with children from birth through kindergarten. The purpose of MOPS is to nurture every mother of preschoolers by meeting her distinct needs to the glory of Jesus Christ. If you would like to be a part of this exciting new venture or want more information contact either Tacie Hickie (721-9787) or Polly Phillips (647-7684).


If you would like to have a Church Directory, stop by the Welcome Center!

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