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RELIGION CALENDAR

Religion Calendar (Oct. 2)

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Sunday service: Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 2650 NW Highland Drive in Corvallis, will share God’s Word and Holy Communion at 9 a.m. Sunday, both in the sanctuary and via live-stream worship, accessible at www.svlccorvallis.org and facebook.com/shepherdcorvallis.

Pastor Eric Bohlmann will the worship service.

The congregation continues to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to protect worshipers’ health, and asks individuals to wear masks.

Multi-Gen Bible study will follow the service at 10:30 a.m., both in church and via Zoom. Instead of the usual Bible study, there will be an update on the progress of the Manna Project, a mission Shepherd of the Valley began five years ago. The purpose is to provide canned soup to various hospitals. The soup will then be sent home with patients in need of nutrition to help with the healing process. The project will soon supply the first 20,000 cans of soup to local hospitals.

For access to the Zoom meeting, call the church office at 541-753-2816.

Baha'i devotions and discussion: "Honoring Lyn Martin: The Soaring Soul" is set for 10:30 a.m. Sunday via Zoom.

Twenty-five years ago, a band of friends initiated a weekly prayer and study group. From its beginning, this group relied on the dedicated service of Lyn Martin, who died last week. In her honor, this month’s programs will share readings related to the soul and life beyond death. “The progress of man's spirit in the divine world, after the severance of its connection with the body of dust, is through the bounty and grace of the Lord alone, or through the intercession and the sincere prayers of other human souls, or through the charities and important good works which are performed in its name.” All are welcome to participate in fellowship, readings and discussion of the life of the spirit.

Zoom instructions for the meeting and readings can be found on the local Baha'i website, https://linnbenton.local.bahai.us/. Those who need help or have questions can call 541-753-5752.

Nursing program offered: Registration is open for the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course starting Nov. 15 via Zoom.

The Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course and a concurrent Foundations for Health Ministry course for lay members of faith communities is set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16, Nov. 29 and 30, and Dec. 13, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 14; the final day includes a dedication ceremony.

The continuing education course is offered in partnership with Samaritan Health Services, Linn-Benton Community College Extended Learning, and the Faith Community Health Network of the Mid-Willamette Valley.

A Faith Community Nurse is not simply a registered nurse who happens to be a member of a faith community. Faith Community Nursing is a recognized nursing specialty. Faith Community Nurses and Health Ministers serve their congregations and community through advocacy; by improving health literacy, health equity and overall access to care; and by promoting spiritual, emotional and physical well-being.

The Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course prepares nurses to provide a bridge between the health care system and the faith community. Faith Community Nurses and Health Ministers work together to open conversations about health and wellness of the mind, body and spirit, and provide additional connection and support for faith community members and leaders facing the challenges of today.

The financial support of Samaritan allows the course to be offered at a reduced cost of $299, which includes three textbooks and 38 contact hours for continuing education. Registration is available by emailing colea@linnbenton.edu.

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