Parish Nurse Ministry

Parish Nurse Ministry

Parish Nurse News

Aren’t you worried about…?
 
The July OWLS (Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors) newsletter has just been delivered to our home and soon we will have a bunch to hand out after worship for you to read too! The front page article is written by Richard Warnke, from the OWLS Spiritual Growth Committee. He talks about “the things we worry about” and the wisdom and power of Scripture to overcome the fears that could torment us if we were not Christians. The ushers will hand them out after services when they arrive, feel free to take one home!
 
The newsletter is also filled with information about this fall’s OWLS Convention, to be held October 9th-12th at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee, WI! Why do they gather each fall? For Spiritual encouragement in our opening/closing worship and daily devotions, Christian fellowship, to learn about the world we live in and serve our Lord through the support of the European Civilian Chaplaincy! The Convention Schedule, a description of the tour to be offered on Tuesday, and a list of the workshops to be offered on Wednesday are all included in the newsletter. The most challenging thing when registering for the Convention? Deciding which workshops to attend! They all sound interesting! Questions about the Convention? Contact Becky Markgraf at 507-354-4403 or owlswels@gmail.com.
 
We usually have a nice group from David’s Star that travels each year to the convention and this year we are especially blessed to have the convention nearby in Pewaukee, making it easier for the first time attendee to join us! There is also flexibility in the days that you attend. We are giving thought to staying at home and driving back and forth each day. Contact Sue if you would like to carpool. We always have a great time, making new friends and renewing old friendships made through the years! Your parish nurse is available to the attendees as a health educator, health counselor and community liaison, even taking blood pressures when requested!
 
Please consider coming to the Convention with the David’s Star OWLS group this fall!
 
Together as we serve the Lord and his people,
 
Sue Bolha RN, Parish Nurse
parishnurse@davidsstar.org   677-3485


5|150 Wellness Circle Program

The 5|150 Wellness Circle is a Scripture-based program centered on improving the overall health and wellness of individuals desiring to live a healthier life.  In 1 Corinthians 10:31, Paul reminds us that whether we eat or drink, we should do it for the glory of God.  

The Wellness Circle is designed to help people adjust their priorities to include better nutrition and exercise habits, one fruit/vegetable serving and 10 minutes of exercise at a time.  After 2-3 months, our goal is that each participant is achieving 5|150 or 5 servings of fruits & vegetables per day and 150 minutes of exercise per week.  The program consists of 10 sessions to help you meet the 5|150 goal as a circle.  

The David’s Star Wellness Circle will begin meeting in the Multi-Purpose Room September 14th from 8:30-9:30am.  For more information, please contact:  

RSVP to Pam Lee RN   262.377.9419 or brianandpam1@att.net

What happens at support group meetings?
  1. Each session will explore a topic related to fruit & vegetable intake and exercise;
  2. Participants are asked to set weekly goals (and track progress) based on the topics to help them improve their fruit & vegetable intake and exercise habits;
  3. Barriers and successes are discussed within the group with the purpose of supporting each other and identifying areas to improve.


Know Any Nurses?  Maybe You can help!  

Christian Nurses are richly blessed-blessed to know Jesus as savior and blessed with valuable medical knowledge and skill-sets.  So it's only natural for them to want to network in order to grow their knowledge and skills, to fellowship with like-minded Christian nurses and to team up to help others in need.

That's what brought together a group of WELS nurses in the greater Milwaukee area last spring.  Since then they've been working toward establishing a national association of WELS nurses to facilitate all of the above.  To learn more, please check out their new website: www.welsnurses.net