Comfort Dog Blog
A Message from Mercy
February seemed short, yet longer than usual for some reason…Hmmm. Anyway, it was AGAIN a little too warm for my liking. (I like to play in the snow, if you didn’t know, but we haven’t had anything measureable to enjoy…) My service here at Our Savior continues! The ministry outreach here is so great, and I am very happy to be a part of it. It is a privilege to go out and serve others, representing Our Savior Lutheran Church and School. Thank you for giving me that opportunity!
My team has started a new feature here on my newsletter page. It’s called “Getting to Know You,” and it will feature one of my handlers or ministry partners each month. You’ll get to know a little bit more about them and what they are like. Look for it at the end of this blog.
I’ve been making my usual rounds during the month with my handlers, Amanda Paxton, Amy Romines, Larry Lose, Sherry Ederheimer, Dave Walls, Dana and Doug Netherton, and Becky and Scott Kamman. If you see them, thank them for their great work!
Are you looking to get involved with a ministry at Our Savior? My team is constantly looking for more people willing to help out with our ministry, whether as a dog handler or especially at this time, ministry partner. Ministry partners go out with the handlers and assist them in handing out cards, greeting people, talking with them and praying with them when appropriate. Time commitment is as much as you care to do. If you are interested in any of these positions please contact my “top dog”, Doug Netherton at 541-5199. We can fit you in.
If you’d care to follow what I am doing and view my pictures, you can see me and “like” me on my own Facebook page. www.facebook.com/MercyComfortDog I am currently at over 3,500 “likes” on my page. Have you liked me yet? Share me with your Facebook friends. All they have to do is click “like” on my page. I also have a Twitter account as well. You can follow me there. My handle is @LCCK9Mercy. I also have an Instgram account! (These social media pages are keeping my handlers busy! If you ever have a picture of me on your camera or phone, send it to them! They’d appreciate it!) My Instagram handle is lcck9mercy. Look me up and follow me there, too. Facebook tends to be my primary means of social media at this time, though.
Did you know that my ministry is not funded by the general fund of Our Savior? I am funded totally by the generosity of folks like you and by fund raising that my team does on my behalf. If you’d like to donate toward my expenses, I am very appreciative and will give you a big hug. I love going to Feeder’s Supply, so a gift card from there is always great. Since our ministry is not funded through the OSLC general fund, we appreciate all monetary donations as well.
Another way that you can also help out my ministry is by saving your aluminum cans and recycling them here at church. Drop them off in the trailer parked in the southwest back corner of our church parking lot. All proceeds go to our Comfort Dog ministry. Thank you!
If you or your family has a need for comfort, please contact my “top dog,” Doug Netherton to arrange a visit. We’d be happy to arrange a visit.
My verse is Exodus 34:6, "And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, 'The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.'"
In HIS Love,
Mercy Comfort Dog
Mercy Comfort Dog -- Getting to Know You
Your Name: Amy Romines
Your Comfort Dog role(s): Handler
Your profession: Mom and Volunteer
Your family members: Husband--Steven, Children--Nolan, Jacob, Gabrielle, Connor, Parents--Dave and Diane Mehl
Your current pet(s): Stanley (Cocker Spaniel), Koda (Golden Retriever), Mittens (cat)
Your favorite childhood pets: Evie and Misty (cats)
Places you regularly go with Mercy and handler: Baptist Hospital East with my mom, Diane Mehl who is a ministry partner
Your favorite thing about Mercy (or Mercyism): Her genuine affection for people and the smiles and joy she brings to people.
The service you usually attend: 11:00 AM
Year you became a member at OSLC: 1974