Louise Nesdahl, is a Registered Nurse, is our parish nurse. Her specialized training and education are used to promote health, wellness and spiritual care for the whole person over a lifetime. As part of our ministry team, Louise regularly visits parishioners to discuss health issues, provides health information and refers people to community resources, and coordinates volunteers and programs for health promotion. Louise also offers blood pressure checks after worship on some Sundays. To make an appointment with Louise, contact the church office at 457-6661 or email Louise at ParishNurse@salemluth.org.
Our pastoral care team extends care and support to families the during hospital stays. Please call the church office whenever you (or a family member) are admitted to the hospital. Privacy laws and short hospital stays sometimes slow the channel of notification. Without your contacting us, the church will not hear of the hospitalization in any other way. Please call the church office at 651 457-6661.
Care Team Ministry
This ministry “does for a friend what a friend would do.” Care Team Ministry responds, free of charge, to the non-medical “quality of life” needs of individuals and families of all ages not routinely fulfilled by existing social services programs. Volunteers are matched with Care Partners who may do a broad range of activities together from phone visits to providing transportation to appointments, depending on needs and abilities. God calls us to be in a relationship with one another. If you are feeling called to serve, please contact Care Team Leader and Parish Nurse, Louise Nesdahl at 651-457-6661.
Salem offers two types of prayer support. The Prayer Chain works quietly and steadily behind the scenes. If you have a prayer request, call the Prayer Chain; Pat Rehm (651) 306-0568) or Jeanne Ristrom (651) 457-1151. It may be a problem or illness, or in praise or thanksgiving. No request is too small. Requests are worded for confidentiality. Salem also encourages those who are comfortable to invite the entire community to pray for you. These prayers are printed in the Sunday bulletin. We will pray for you in worship and ask people to continue those prayers on their own at home.
The Gathering ministry provides a safe and enjoyable environment for those who are experiencing early- or mid-stage stage memory loss and gives respite to caregivers who desire a break. Participants enjoy a morning of activities, followed by a nutritious lunch During the afternoon participants are involved in another series of stimulating activities and socializing. Each Gathering accommodates a maximum of 8 participants. The Gathering is coordinated by Lyngblomsten and implemented by a consortium of volunteers from area churches. The Gathering meets at Salem on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 10 am – 3 pm. For more information on The Gathering, contact Louise Nesdahl at 457-6661 or visit the Lyngblomsten website: The Gathering