As Pope Francis described in his 2017 Lenten message, "Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ's victory over death.
"This season urgently calls us to conversion," he wrote. "Christians are asked to return to God 'with all their hearts' (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord."
As we begin Lent on Ash Wednesday, March 1, how do we prepare our hearts for conversion and the path to Easter? Turning toward prayer, through the Scriptures, is one solid suggestion.
"May the Holy Spirit lead us on a true journey of conversion, so that we can rediscover the gift of God's word, be purified of the sin that blinds us, and serve Christ present in our brothers and sisters in need," Pope Francis wrote.
You can join us in our Spiritual Reflections for the following Lent services:
Wednesday, March 1st at 9:30am - Meadow Woods Assisted Living
Wednesday, March 1st at 10:30am - Martin Luther Care Center
We will in addition have Ashes for people all day on Wednesday, March 1st, if you are in need of prayer and healing.
Lastly, this Friday, March 3rd. St. Bonaventure will begin the Stations of the Cross each Friday at Martin Luther Care Center.
If you have any questions about our Spiritual Health offered at Martin Luther Campus, feel free to reach out to Rev. David Cobb, Spiritual Care Director, 952.948.5170
Officer Heidi Miller of the Bloomington Police presented a program about Senior Safety. We learned 3 important ways that may keep us safe from crime.
1 AVOID situations that may cause you harm.
2 Be AWARE of your surroundings at all times.
3 Be ASSERTIVE when it comes to your personal safety.
If anyone would like a copy of "A Seniors Guide to Fighting Fraud" feel free to stop by our Campus Club in the Martin Luther Care Center or call today 952.948.5154
To learn more about how you can stay safe, tune into Bloomington Police Department's weekly Roll Call. In Roll Call, officers from the Bloomington Police Department discuss current crime trends in the city. Here's the episode of Roll Call most recently uploaded to YouTube.
Happy Valentine's Day to all of our Martin Luther Campus family. This includes residents, adult day participants, transitional care patients, volunteers, staff, family member, friends and neighbors.
We thank you ALL for attending our Annual Valentine's Day Dance featuring the musical talents of CODA. It was fun and reminiscent! We also crowned our King and Queen of Hearts. Our King this year is Mel Rettmann and our Queen is Lucille Scheffler. Lucille said, "It's great to get everyone out to since and dance. I just love it!"
Ed and Jean Novak who are residents in our Meadow Woods Assisted Living (pictured in one of the last on the slideshow) said, "This is always such a fun event. The music is great and it's fun seeing people get up and have fun."
We invite you to enjoy some fun at Martin Luther Campus. Take a look at one of our activity calendars or our newsletter to see more events.
We shape our lives not by what we carry with us, but by what we leave behind. More and people are planning ahead for their funeral so loved ones don’t have to.
We invite you to attend a FREE presentation with Pam Tsatsos, Pre-Arragement Speciailist at Washburn-McReavy Chapels. Pam will share reasons for planning and a how-to guide with considerations and information you can share with your family. Pastor Diane Reishus, Meadow Woods Chaplain, will also share arrangements and services available at the Martin Luther Campus chapel locations. Each participant will receive a free planning guide. Refreshments will be served and there will be a door prize registration.
Date: Tuesday, March 7th
Address: Meadow Woods, 1301 East 100th Street, Bloomington, MN 55425
RSVP to Amy James at 952-948-5167 or firstname.lastname@example.org by March 3, 2017