Congregational Life Ministries
The Healing Ministry of Jesus Christ
The saving mission of Jesus was to the whole person. He lived the perfect life, suffered, died and rose again to bring life and forgiveness to the soul, and well-being to the emotional and relational life. In the service of His mission, He preached, taught, healed. (Taken from Parish Nursing LCMS Health Ministries)
The Healing Ministry of Good Shepherd Congregation
WORSHIP: Preach the Word and administer the Sacrament.
OPTIMAL WELLNESS: Living to the best of one’s potential.
PREVENTATIVE HEALTH CARE: An expression of our stewardship of the Christian’s life
MINISTRY TO THE SICK: Supporting the use of God-given health-care resources
and ministering to the physical, spiritual, and emotional health of individual members.
What Is The Role of the Parish Nurse?
Offered on an individual and confidential basis; and through programs, articles and resource materials.
PERSONAL HEALTH COUNSELOR...
Listens and supports in times of concern and celebration, visits homes, hospitals, and nursing homes; performs blood pressure screening and personal health assessments with concern placed on holistic wellness: physical, psychological, and spiritual.
Assists and utilizes services and resources in the community.
Supports and trains volunteers to respond to the needs of the congregation and the community.
GriefShare Support Group.
INTEGRATOR OF FAITH AND HEALTH...
Participates with prayer and reading Scriptures, acknowledging the effects of
anxiety, doubt, fear, guilt and faith on health and healing.
Which Services Does the Parish Nurse Not Provide?
The Parish Nurse is not a clinical nurse, does not administer medications or treatments, is not a primary health care giver, and does not provide hospice care, house keeping or daily services.
Introducing Lynn Cook, R.N.
Lynn Cook and her husband moved to Collinsville in August of 2008, and in November joined Good Shepherd congregation.
Lynn is a registered nurse and is licensed in Illinois.
After graduating from Lewis and Clark Community College in May of 1996, she has worked in long term care, dialysis, and public health nursing.
For more information about the Congregational Life Ministry of Good Shepherd or to contact the Parish Nurse call: the church office at
344-3151or e-mail Lynn Cook, R.N. at
Mrs. Cook is providing GriefShare sessions for those who are grieving the death of someone close to them. Contact Mrs. Cook or the church office for more information.