St. James Lutheran Church Parish Nurse:
Darlene Lind, RN
Office Hours are 9:00 AM to whenever needed, each Tuesday of the month.
When changes come up, dates are printed in the weekly bulletin.
Parish Nursing offers professional heath care considering each individual’s body, mind, and spirit.
Health Screenings: including Blood Pressure Checks
CPR – AED Training
Home Visits to post-surgical individuals
Hospital/Long Term Care Visits
Health Education talks and articles
Referrals to health care providers
Arrange transportation, meals, and other needed services
What Is a Parish Nurse?
Following the example of Christ, the proclamation of the Gospel and care for the earthly needs of those who are hurting go hand in hand. The parish nurse is a vital, contemporary expression of this mercy and compassion in the church.
“By this we know love, that (Christ) laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth” (I John 3:16-18 (ESV)
The roots of parish nursing are ancient. Modern expressions in Lutheran churches in the United States date to the early 1800s. As the parish nursing movement has grown, the Synod has become a trailblazing leader in the caring ministry. In 1988, it became the first church body to name a national parish nurse coordinator: Dr. Maria Schnorr.
Today, parish nurses in the LCMS enjoy a vocation that allows them to provide professional health care in the context of faith in Christ and His church. Concern for the whole person makes parish nursing a wonderful complement to good, pastoral care and assists the body of Christ in outreach tot heir communities.