Health Ministry

Dr. Maggie Karner — voice for life, mercy, religious freedom — dies

A funeral for Karner, 52, is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bristol, Conn.

ONM’s Day releases statement on Maggie Karner

The Rev. Bart Day, executive director of the LCMS Office of National Mission, recalls the gifts of the late Dr. Maggie Karner.

Neugebauer to succeed Karner in Life, Health Ministries post

Stephanie Neugebauer of St. Louis will begin serving Sept. 21 as director of LCMS Life and Health Ministries. She succeeds Dr. Maggie Karner of Bristol, Conn.

Webinar: “Missionaries Without Passports”

Rita Nickel, Executive Director of Lutherans in Medical Mission, led a “Missionaries Without Passports” webinar on June 15, 2015. Nickel discussed how congregations can reach out to immigrants and refugees in their own neighborhood.

Webinar to address transcultural health-care ministry

Sponsored by LCMS Health Ministry, “Missionaries Without Passports” is set for 1 p.m. Central Time on Monday, June 15.

Resources for depression and mental illness

Lutherans know that suffering is real, even for Christians. Depression and other mental illnesses can shake us to our core, but we are not alone. Christ is with us in the darkest places, for He is the light of the world, the light no darkness can overcome (Lutheran Service Book, P. 243).

Parish nursing conference held in Wisconsin

The 22nd Annual Concordia Conference for Parish Nurse and Congregational Health Ministries was held May 28-29, 2014, at Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wis. Clergy, parish nurses and others interested in congregational health attended the conference with the theme “Reflecting God’s Love,” based on Eph. 5:1-2.

New curriculum, videos on parish nursing available

The resources from LCMS Health Ministry are provided to help congregations that want to begin a parish-nurse ministry.

Mercy Medical Teams seek volunteers

Volunteers are needed to staff five Mercy Medical Teams that will serve in Madagascar, the Dominican Republic, Kenya and Kyrgyzstan in 2014.

Discover how LCMS parish nurses assist with the care of congregations and their surrounding communities

Discover how LCMS parish nurses assist with the care of congregations and their surrounding communities in both body and soul. This in-depth discussion on the vocation of parish nursing includes information on how to become a parish nurse, educational programs, and the theological framework for this work of mercy in the name of Christ.