From Pastor's Perspective

parish nurse

Did you know here at Good Shepherd we are blessed to be served by three trained Parish Nurses? Celeste Coverdill, Sandy Reifsteck, and Betsy Kakoma.  These three wonderful women serve us by visiting the home-bound, checking that our older members are taking their meds, and arranging for things like lift chairs and other health-related equipment for those in need.

Recently, WCIA did an excellent interview on Parish Nursing. The interview explains what parish nursing is, why it is so important, and what parish nursing opportunities are available at churches.

I highly recommend watching the interview. You can find it through the link below.

www.illinoishomepage.net/the-morning-show/parish-nursing/623799042

Parish nurse training will begin in our community in late February. In the past, GSLC has hosted this training. If you are an RN or you know a nurse who would be interested in becoming a parish nurse, please let the GSLC church office know and we will keep you informed of the training details.

In the meantime, please join me in thanking our three parish nurses along with our member Marilyn Dudley who has been trained as a Synodically Authorized Minister (SAM) and who uses her gifts in visiting our home-bound members, offering a listening ear, a smile, a prayer, and the sacrament of Holy Communion.

Happy New Year!

Pastor Tom