On Sunday, October 24, Lee Attema was dedicated to the ministry of Parish Nurse at First Presbyterian Church.
What is a Parish Nurse?
A parish nurse is a registered nurse who seeks to honor Jesus by bringing healing and wholeness into the lives of others. Parish Nurses function within the bounds of their training and licensure. The Parish Nurse at First Presbyterian is a nurse practitioner and, when appropriate, can diagnose, treat and prescribe for clients who do not have resources or a physician.
What does a Parish Nurse do?
A Parish Nurse has five areas of focus
I have a problem that isn’t listed above. Can the Parish Nurse help me?
The parish nurse serves the congregation and the community. If you have a need or know of one, please make it known. All needs will be seriously considered. If a need does not fit in the skill set of the nurse practitioner the church will seek to minister to the person in need.
When will the Parish Nurse be available to see patients?
The parish nurse has a daytime medical practice and works some weekends at the ER. However, he can be reached by cell phone at any time day or night. If he is working, a time can be arranged to meet that day if necessary. Office hours will be Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. at the church and on Sundays by appointment. Please feel free to call 281-728-6263.
I am blessed with good health. How can I support this ministry?
Jesus began his ministry saying “Come, follow me”. Often we feel that there are no opportunities for us to do so. But here is that opportunity. This is a ministry where opportunities to serve Jesus will develop. We invite you to come alongside and bless others as Christ has blessed you. We obviously desire your prayer but seek your presence as well.