Health & Visitation Ministries
of Trinity's Health Ministries:To serve
God's people in Christ's name by ministering
holistically to physical, emotional, and
came, people brought many who had demons
in them. Jesus drove out the evil spirits
with a word and healed all who were sick."
This mission is rooted in Christ who
spoke about the healing of body, mind,
and spirit. To accomplish this ministry,
Trinity has a parish nurse, Vicki Dueringer, R.N., and an active
health ministries committee comprised
of physicians, nurses, social workers, and others who are passionate about our
The parish nurse works in collaboration
with the pastors, committee sponsors,
community services, and resources to enhance
health care delivery for the congregation.
The parish nurse works with the congregation
- Visiting members wherever
they are (homes, hospitals, or nursing
- Counseling members
on health concerns
- Assisting in obtaining
- Helping to understand
the relationship of body, mind, and
- Assisting in lifestyle
- Organizing, coordinating,
promoting and evaluating health education
programs and screenings
- Coordinating congregational
Contact Parish Nurse Vicki Dueringer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715.832.6601.
The home visitation ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church serves spiritual needs of those members and congregational friends who are unable to participate in worship services because of confinement to their homes or residential health care facilities. Spiritual needs are addressed through caring personal contact, provision of opportunity to participate in Holy Communion, and sharing of prayer, healing blessings, and anointing.
As a team, the pastors, Parish Nurse Vicki Dueringer, and Director of Visitation Ministry Pat Garber share in implementing this ministry. In addition, specially prepared Home Communion Visitor volunteers provide vital connections to the Trinity community through on-going, regular visits with one or more members. Besides establishing a caring relationship, the Home Communion visitors extend Trinity's service of Holy Communion by delivering the gifts of God's word and sacramental meal.
Contact Pat Garber for more information about the visitation ministry, to refer someone for visitation, or to express interest in serving as a volunteer.
A Cancer Resource
A resource available to Trinity members is the availability of Dr. David Mertens, retired oncologist, who is offering himself as a resource to Trinity members living with cancer or newly diagnosed. He is available to listen and help maneuver through many aspects of care and decisions.
Contact Parish Nurse Vicki at email@example.com if you would like to connect with Dr. Mertens.
How To Get Involved in Trinity's Health Ministries
Opportunities for involvement include:
- Taking monthly blood
pressure checks (medical personnel only)
- Donating blood
- Working at the Bloodmobile
- Assisting with transportation
- Providing meals for
those in crisis
- Providing respite care
(sit with homebound person while their
caregiver gets out)
- Assisting with errands
or medical appointments
- Visiting homebound
and nursing home residents
- Serve on the Health