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


health article

"Refresh Your Prayer Life in the New Year"

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some changes in 2021. I do realize that just because I want things to be different in my life, they aren’t going to automatically happen. Changes take planning, time, and effort. This is why so many New Year’s resolutions end up failing. People sincerely want to change, but they are either not sure how to start or don’t realize the effort it will take to get there. Their goal becomes overwhelming and unmanageable.

Many people want to improve their prayer life. We desire a closer relationship with God, but some don’t know where to start while others feel overwhelmed by all the things that need prayer. I’d like to provide you with a suggestion that may help to refresh your prayer life and make prayer time more doable.  (Read the complete article by clicking HERE.)

Penny LaBerge, Parish Nurse

Archived Health Articles Downloadable files:

"2020 COVID-Safe Holidays"


"My Mask Protects You, Your Mask Protects Me"

"Staying Sane in the Midst of COVID-19"

"Decision Making"

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:


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.