Parish Nurse Ministry

Providing Spiritual, Physical & Emotional Care for the Congregation

Parish Nurse Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Blood Pressure Checks - 1st Sunday of every month between services in the Fellowship Hall.

Throughout history, commitment to the whole person has been basic to the philosophy of the church. The Parish Nurse is a Registered Nurse who melds nursing and ministry. He or she is committed to the healing ministry of the church, and committed to promoting wellness of spirit, body, and mind to individuals, families, and the body of Christ.

What are the functions of the Parish Nurse?

  • Integrator of Faith and Health
  • Health Educator
  • Personal Health Counselor
  • Referral Agent
  • Trainer of Volunteers
  • Health Advocate
  • Developer of Support Groups

Penny LaBerge, LCC Parish Nurse Coordinator

CoVID-19 Resources

Looking for resources on COVID-19?

a) Food, etc

b) Mental Health resources (online, virtual, telehealth, services, etc.) 

c) Shelter

d) Cleaning & other necessities à Supplies

e) Need to quarantine or isolate

f) Resources for kids while not in school

g) Medication needs

h) Means of communication

i) Transportation needs

j) Homelessness needs

Go to the St Louis County Health Department at

MNsure has announced a COVID-19 Emergency Special Enrollment Period. Please go to for more information or contact Megan Halena at 218-626-7354 OR

Helping people in our church & community…

The CDC has recommended that all people wear a face mask when out in public. Face masks are not readily available to the general public. People are encouraged to make their own coverings.

Because there are those in our congregation that are unable or can’t make their own face mask, we are asking that if you have or know anyone with sewing skills, a tangible way to help is to make "home-made" surgical masks.

Click below for a couple websites to go to for patterns:

Download Face Mask patterns


health article

"Staying Sane in the Midst of COVID-19"

Over the past few weeks, concerns about the spread of the coronavirus have turned our daily lives upside down. Right now, it seems that there is a lot in our lives that is beyond our control. While social distancing is slowing the spread of COVID19, it has caused a disruption in our routines. Many of us are struggling to find a new “normal” in our lives.

At times like this, it’s easy to get caught up in our own fears and concerns and focus on what we can’t do or have. I would like to give you some things that you can do every day that will help change our focus to something more positive and promote good self-care.

  • Maintain your normal routine as much as possible. 
  • Eat well. 
  • Take time out for activities you enjoy.
  • Find ways to exercise. 
  • Find things that nurture your spirit. 
  • Stay in touch with friends and family. 
  • Reach out to others in need. 

Click HERE to read complete article: "Staying Sane in the Midst of COVID-19"

Penny LaBerge

Parish Nurse

Lending Closet

Medical equipment is available to borrow for short-term use.  We have walkers, crutches, commodes, shower chairs, and more.


Please contact the Parish Nurse for more information.