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Happy birthday! You're how old?

Living to be 100 is frequently touted as the test of vitality — and a glance at The Lutheran's 100+ Club proves plenty of people are doing it.

Scientific advances may soon push U.S. life spans even beyond that of 114-year-old Verona Johnston of Worthington, Ohio, the oldest known living American.

While the aim is to extend life and health, some worry that people will live longer with no guarantee their added years will be good.

Gwen Halaas, project director of the Ministerial Health and Wellness Project with the Division for Ministry, says, "Believe it or not, this is an issue of stewardship.

"Since we can't know the length of our lives, it's in our best interest to steward our health — physical, emotional, intellectual, vocational, social/interpersonal and spiritual. Living well is living a balanced life, made easier within a community of believers. The vitality of the church is a reflection of the vitality of its members."


Comments

Pat Redfield

Pat Redfield

Posted at 9:48 pm (U.S. Eastern) 6/6/2010

100 birthday:

Alonzo Swain, United Redeemer Lutheran Church, Zumbrota, MN

 Alonzo was 100 on June 10, 2010.

Please print in your next issue.  Thank youl

 

Web Manager

Web Manager

Posted at 11:25 am (U.S. Eastern) 6/7/2010

Thanks, Pat. I have shared your submission with the appropriate editor. In the future, any 100+ submissions (which appear in our print edition only) may go to our main in-box lutheran@thelutheran.org.

Robert Rumpf

Robert Rumpf

Posted at 8:05 pm (U.S. Eastern) 6/12/2010

 100 Elsa Englert, St. Stephen, Williamsburg, VA celebrated her 100th birthday at a birthday luncheon on June 8, 2010

Web Manager

Web Manager

Posted at 9:30 am (U.S. Eastern) 6/15/2010

Do not post 100+ submissions here. Future postings will be deleted. Please send them to: lutheran@thelutheran.org

DeMar Sather

DeMar Sather

Posted at 12:30 am (U.S. Eastern) 7/2/2010

In your 100 plus section please print the name Meta Conrad 102 Our Saviour's Tucson, Az.



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