News from Region Five
Region 5 includes:
     Illinois
     Iowa
     Northern Great Lakes
     Wisconsin

Repesentatives are:
     Michelle Knapp RN mbretingk@aol.com, Newly retired from Advocate Health Care Faith Community Nurse, Chicago Illinois.

                                                        Region 5 News

Greetings Region 5 - Faith Community Nurses ! 

 I would like share the following prayer from Joyce Rupp's new book "Prayer A Gathering of Blessings, Reflections, and Poems for Spiritual Growth" from the chapter " A Listening Heart" -

O Listener of our Deepest Self, the ear of your heart is forever attentive to us.  We call and you respond.  We turn and you embrace.  We look and you gaze.  We search and you lead.  We lose and you find.  We wander and you return us home.  Grant us the grace to be a reflectiom of your presence.  Remind us often to let go of vain ambition when it pushes us to control or impede what you are stirring within the one whom we companion.  Thank you for the priviledge of walking with those who desire to set their hearts on you.  Amen.

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You can find helpful resources for your church at the Church Health Center's website -  www.churchhealth.org.  If you are looking for a Foundations of FCN course, you can find information about the ones coming up there also.  

With the help of the list of churches in Region 5 on the ELCA website, I've been looking for the parish nurses in our region by looking at church websites.  If you know of parish nurses, please let me know so I might reach out to them.

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Please send me news about what's going on in your area of Region 5 so we can publicize the events for you here on the website.  Is there anyone out there who would like to help organize a gathering for faith community nurses in our region?  Let me know.

Blessings to you and your ministry!

Michelle Knapp RN    -     newly retired !  Advocate Health Care Faith Community Nurse                                     
                                           Ebenezer Lutheran Church & Immanuel Lutheran Church                               
                                           Chicago, Illinois
                                           Church # (773) 743-1820


Updated 9/24/17