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


health article

"Decision Making"

As of June 1st many of the stay-at-home orders were lifted across the country, even though the COVID case counts remain high or may have in some cases just started to decline. It feels like we have been left pretty much on our own to decide what activities would be appropriate to participate in and which ones should we continue to avoid.

While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, it's important that you have the information you need to understand the potential risks and how to safely engage again. The CDC has provided some good questions to ask before participating in an activity that may make your decision easier:

  • How many people will I be interacting with?
  • Will this activity put me in close contact with others? Will it be outdoors or indoors? 
  • What's the length of time that I will be interacting with other people? 
  • Will I have to share any items, equipment, or tools with other people? 
  • Is COVID spreading in my community? Does my activity require travel to another community? 

Read the complete article with answers to these questions and more by clicking HERE.

Penny LaBerge, Parish Nurse

Archived Health Articles Downloadable files:


"My Mask Protects You, Your Mask Protects Me"

"Staying Sane in the Midst of COVID-19"

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:


Face Mask patterns

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.