Grace Lutheran is served by a part-time Parish Nurse, whose ministry includes visitation to those who have been hospitalized, shut-in, are dealing with continuing health issues, mothers of newborns, those in bereavement, and prisoners. This ministry is overseen by the Health Cabinet, which meets the 1st Monday of every other month at 4:00 p.m.
Two Grief Support Groups (one for men and another for women) are currently available to members of Grace Lutheran and the community. These groups offer informal discussion and support for those who have suffered the death of spouse, child, or friend. Both groups meet on the fourth Monday of each month. The Men's Grief Support group meets at 10:00 am in the Kitchen. The Women's Grief Support group meets at 3:30 pm in the Conference Room.
Here are some of the opportunities available to connect with the Parish Nurse ministry and support the members of our congregation:
Grace Lutheran also hosts monthly meetings of Albert Lea Area Parish Nurses, who meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:15pm.
Members of the Visitor Team extend the ministry of the congregation to members who are homebound or who live in nursing homes. Visitor Team members ensure that members receive holy communion on a regular basis, and also extend the fellowship of the community. The team meets six times a year for continued training and sharing.
Those with the spiritual gifts of compassion, encouragement, or prayer are invited to consider serving in this ministry. Contact Pastor Andrea for more details.