February 25, 2018

 

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Join us Sunday:

Worship Service 9:30-11:15* AM

Youth Sunday School after service*

Adult Bible Study after service*

*Approximately 11:15 AM

 

Upcoming Events

Adult Forum

Sundays, 11:15-Noon
Now through end of Lent

Discussing "America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America" by Jim Wallis

 

Lenten Dinner & Discussion

Join us for this joint event as hosted by our partipating partner churches.

2/21 -- Cross Lutheran

2/28 -- Cross Lutheran

3/7 -- Wauwatosa Presbyterian

3/14 -- Good Shepherd Trinity Pres.

3/21 -- Cross Lutheran

More info here >>

 

Soul Food Sunday

Feb. 25 ~ Noon-1pm

Celebrate Black History Month
with a shared meal. Sign up in
church to bring your favorite dish.

 

Spring Leadership Retreat

Saturday, April 28

More info to come!

 

Yard Clean-Up &
Garden Sign Dedication

Saturday, May 19

 

Healing Service

Saturday, May 19

 

 

News & More

Scholarships available!

Registration is open for the Ellwanger
and Luedke/Hoffman Scholarships!
Deadline is May 1, 2018.

Learn more >>


Adopt a Plot for 2018

Apply now for a plot in our 2018 Cross Lutheran Community Garden!

foodjustice.crosslutheranmke@gmail.com


Read our February Newsletter >>
African American History, Hate Crimes Prevention Act and James Byrd Jr., plus other news, articles and more!

 

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Linda Radder, Parish Nurse


I have been a nurse for 30 years with the last 6 years being spent as Parish Nurse at Cross. A parish nurse is a registered professional nurse who is seen as a pastoral staff member, a health educator, a health counselor, a referral agent and a Health Care Advocate. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and a certificate in Parish Nursing. I am trained as a CPR instructor and am finishing the certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor. I offer educational programs such as CPR, Advanced Directives, Stroke Prevention and Assessment, AODA support groups and many other programs. I also help coordinate the Food Pantry and Hot Meal Program.

 

I work with the Pastor visiting the sick and shut-ins and promote the overall mission and well-being of the parish. I might visit people in their homes, the hospital, or a nursing home to listen, pray, or answer questions as well as share communion. I help individuals identify, understand and cope with health-related concerns. I make many referrals to doctors, hospitals, social service agencies and other resources in the community. I also train volunteers to assist with ongoing programs and encourage a sense of community among the parish and guests.

 

I am divorced, and have a son and one grandson. I love putzing in my house and my garden. I love reading, walking, listening to music, going to movies, the Symphony, and spending time with my grandson and a few close friends. 

 

 I truly believe that Jesus reminds us in Matthew 25 what needs to be done with our lives on earth. He reminds us that we must feed those who are hungry, give those who are thirsty a drink, visit those who are sick and in prison, and clothe strangers. I can do this in my role as the Parish Nurse at Cross.  I also see miracles every day; people who don't speak to others begin to speak after they feel listened to and loved. People who would often only take or look out for themselves, now worry and wonder about others and give their time and possessions to others, instead of just taking. I see people with addictions trying to do better with their lives and I see those with chronic illnesses learning to take better care of themselves and then teaching others to do the same. I also feel that I have been so blessed in my life, that now I must share those blessings with others in my work at Cross.