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The 2017 Study Tour for Lutheran Parish Nurses International, NFP was August 1-8 in London and Cambridge England. Marcia Schnorr (CLM-Parish Nurse at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rochelle and Chairperson for LPNI) escorted the group with participants from Australia, England, Germany, Norfolk Island, the USA, and Wales. While in London, the group toured the Florence Nightingale Museum and heard a presentation highlighting Nightingale’s call from God to become a nurse caring for body, mind, and soul. Although Nightingale was not a parish nurse, her sense of vocation and spiritual care was not unlike that of parish nurses. Other observations were in Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
In Cambridge, the group the group spent two days at Westfield House and Resurrection Lutheran Church (center for theological studies and headquarters for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in England). While there, they had lectures on the history Lutheranism in England, an overview of parish nursing in the United Kingdom, and sharing about parish nursing in the various participating Lutheran parish nurses.
The study tour in 2018 will be hosted by Judy Hertlein, a parish nurse in the Lutheran Church Canada. A brochure and registration information is available at www.lpni.org
The NID Parish Nurse Network has an intentional gathering most months and spreads them throughout the district for the convenience of all. It is hoped that this will make it possible for all to attend at least one or two a year. Print 2018 Schedule
For a listing of all scheduled gatherings, please contact email@example.com or check their Facebook page (LCMS-Northern Illinois District Parish Nurse Network).
LCMS Health Ministry also provides a video lecture most months that are specifically planned for parish nurses. Visit lcms.org/health/parishnursing to view.