Prairie Faith Health Ministry News

Walking alongside individuals to meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs,

by connecting and/or creating healthy resources for their lives.

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Prairie Faith Parish Nurse News~~May 2021

Body                       Mind                Spirit


One of the roles a parish nurse offers is connecting people to community resources. In this month’s Parish Nurse News, page 2 is provided by Tabitha Keith, the executive director for CASA of the High Plains. (CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate.) Tabitha attended Bethlehem Lutheran Church throughout her junior high and high school years, and her parents are Marlene and Rusty Long. In 2018 Tabitha graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social work, and she completed an internship with CASA. She then worked with Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center as a forensic interviewer until the opportunity to return to CASA presented in October 2020. Tabitha stated that her current priorities include recruiting new CASA volunteers, as the organization was heavily affected this past year with COVID-19 restrictions, and getting more involved in the communities that she serves. Tabitha shares a lot of interesting information on the public Facebook page for CASA of the High Plains—check out her posts! I hope you find her article interesting, and please consider calling Tabitha to discuss ways that you might help children in our region!


The Prairie Faith Health Ministry Advisory Board will meet on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church basement. Anyone is welcome to attend meetings to learn more about the parish nurse ministry or to share ideas for future work or events. You may want to consider becoming a member of the board! Contact Nancy or any member of the board if you have interest in participating or if you have any questions or concerns.


Glorious God, give me grace to amend my life, and to have an eye to my end without begrudging death, which to those who die in you, good Lord, is the gate of a wealthy life.


Give me, good Lord, a full faith, a firm hope, and a fervent charity, a love of you incomparably above the love of myself.


Give me, good Lord, a longing to be with you, not to avoid the calamities of this world, not so much to attain the joys of heaven, as simply for love of you.


And give me, good Lord, your love and favor, which my love of you, however great it might be, could not deserve were it not for your great goodness.


These things, good Lord, that I pray for, give me your grace to labor for. Amen.


(Prayer by Thomas More   1478 - 1535)



Feel free to call or email me to: schedule a confidential appointment to discuss your health/wellness questions, schedule transportation to a medical/dental/counseling appointment if you need a ride, request a prayer shawl for someone in the community going through a difficult time, locate community health resources, request other parish nurse work, or discuss your ideas for the health ministry!

Nancy Bollig, RN   785-769-4731 (leave a message, please)

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