Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Friday Sunset 6:57 pm - Saturday Sunset 6:55 pm
SABBATH SERVICES THIS WEEK
Orcas Adventist Fellowship
Church Service 11 AM
Speaker: Pastor Don Bryan
Sabbath School 10 AM
Church Service 11 AM
Speaker: Richard Foster
Head Elder: Dale Downs
Potluck Following Service
13th Sabbath Offering this Sabbath, September 30. Please give generously to the Southern-Asia Division.
New Bible study is starting at Friday Harbor Church on Tuesdays at 7 PM. All are welcome!
Friday Harbor Church Board will be meeting Thursday, September 28 at 6 PM at the church.
Reminder... Fall Ferry Schedule goes into effect on Sunday, October 1.
Friday Harbor Church Bulletins: Do you have info that needs to get into the Harbor Church bulletin? Bulletin info can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org call Virlinda @ 370-5557. Please turn bulletin info in by evening prior to Sabbath.
Lopez Bible Study will take a summer hiatus beginning in June. It will resume again in October.
Beautiful Hands will meet each Friday evening, 6pm-8pm at the OCS High School, Room 306.
Catalina Kohring 5
Wren King 15
Brittni Bryan 18
Virlinda Foster 18
Fall Ferry Schedule effective October 1, 2017 - January 6, 2018
Parish Nurse Notes
Humor, and specifically laughing, has an amazing impact on our bodies' health. The bigger the belly laughs the better. But how does laughter lower blood pressure exactly? Laughing actually increases blood circulation, delivers oxygen and nutrients efficiently, helps the immune system, fights stress chemicals and allows the muscles to relax. Stress is a principal contributor to high blood pressure and laughter is an excellent antidote for stress. Aside from simply altering our mood for a moment making us feel better, laughter also reduces four stress related hormones, epinephrine, dopac, growth hormone and cortisol. Reducing these hormones reduces the amount of oxidation in the blood vessels which means less plaque.Two organs benefit the most from laughter; the heart and the lungs. A good belly laugh is like an aerobic exercise for your heart. No it's not the same as 30 minutes of walking, but for people who may not be able to exercise, it's a decent substitute. The lungs expel more air than they take in during a good laugh and this acts as a cleansing breathe. When the laughter is over, you will breathe deeper sending oxygen enriched blood to the body. And a good laugh can be internalized and relived. How many times have you thought back to a joke or humorous situation and chuckled to your self. Each time you do that your body is responding positively.
Sally Coffin, RN