Parish Nurse Ministry

Parish Nurse Ministry

Pray, Praise and Give Thanks!
We are quickly moving into the holiday season and there will be many opportunities to do just that! The beautiful hymns of praise and thanksgiving from our final 175th Anniversary Service still linger in my head. It is such a blessing to belong to David’s Star where His precious Word is taught! God has blessed us mightily over the years!

Last week 11 members of David’s Star traveled to the beautiful Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake for the Annual OWLS Convention to worship, serve and fellowship with about 200 other WELS seniors from all over the country. We worshipped together with the Winnebago Lutheran High School Choir, blessing us with their beautiful voices! We toured the world famous Road America Race Track or the Wade House historical site, heard a variety of speakers and attended breakout sessions learning a variety of things! It was announced that the various OWLS Chapters and individuals gathered and donated upwards of $52,000 toward the European Civilian Chaplaincy this year! It is our privilege to support that ministry and we thank the members of David’s Star who participated in that!

I would like to encourage all of our seniors to join the local David’s Star OWLS Chapter! God has plans for us that are good! We may be running a bit slower during these last few laps of our race here on this earth but there is still much work that we can do. We serve the Lord locally with projects here at church or nationally through the European Civilian Chaplaincy. And along the way, we encourage and enjoy one another!

Let us pray, praise and give thanks!

Your sister in Christ,
Sue Bolha RN,   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

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: