Welcome to Prairie Faith Shared Ministry. Located in north central Kansas, six ELCA Lutheran congregations have stepped out in faith to enter into a truly shared ministry. We strive to provide the best tools for our members to grow as disciples of Christ and to proclaim the Good News of Christ within our communities and throughout the world. We hope you will join us at one of our churches for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.



Please join us for services at:

Bethlehem Lutheran Church-10:30 a.m

338 N 7th
WaKeeney, KS 67672
Office: 785-743-2005

Emanuel Lutheran Church-9:00 a. m.

7 Miles South of Ogallah on K147, 1-70 Exit #135

Ogallah, Ks

Immanuel Lutheran Chuch-9:00 a.m.

438 N. Main

WaKeeney, Ks 67672

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church-9:00a.m.

510 E. Cedar

Ness City, KS

St. John Lutheran Church-10:30 a.m.

7 miles North of Ellis, 1-70 Exit #145

Ellis, KS 67637

Zion Lutheran Church-10:45 a.m.

9 miles South on HWY 283

WaKeeney, Ks 67672






Church Directory Pictures

Pictures have been taken for the directory, if you were unable to make an appointment, please submit a picture to the PFSM office no later than Sept. 2nd and sooner if possible. We would like everyone to be included in the directory. Do not submit color copies, instant camera images or ink jet printed photos, professional photos will require a copyright release. The size should be no larger than 4”X6”. Pictures can be submitted digitally – email them to blc1@ruraltel.net.







St. John Lutheran Church—Sunday School begins September 7, 2014 at 9:15 a.m., to be followed by the Worship Service and Promotion Sunday at 10:30 a.m. To round out the day there will be a potluck dinner to welcome the arrival of Intern Jon Brudvig. Join us for a morning of celebration and fellowship. St. John Confirmation will begin September 10, 2013 with a meal at 6:30 p.m.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church—Midweek Christian Education will Kick-off Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. We will once again begin each Wednesday evening with a light supper for the kids, parents, teachers, helpers and the congregation. This program is open to all children and adults in the area and “YOUR” help is needed to make this a successful program. Don’t wait to be asked! You can volunteer by calling the church office at 743-2005. Make plans to join us for good food, music, Bible stories, and new friends.


We are once again suggesting that each congregation contribute to a Pantry Shower for Intern Jon Brudvig. We are suggesting that you donate gift certificates to local grocery stores or eating establishments or make monetary donations and the office will purchase the gift certificates.   This will alleviate the problem of too much of the same items and out dated food. He will be preaching at each church in September, schedule to be announce.


Present-day college freshman and devout Christian, Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class by the dogmatic and argumentative Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo). Radisson begins class by informing students that they will need to disavow, in writing, the existence of God on that first day, or face a failing grade. As other students in the class begin scribbling the words “God Is Dead” on pieces of paper as instructed, Josh find himself at a crossroads, having to choose between his faith and his future.


God's Not Dead, the movie, will be shown at the TCHS auditorium on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Admission is free, Coffee, cookies and fellowship will follow the showing of the movie. The film will educate, entertain, and inspire moviegoers to explore what they really believe about God, igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions.




Prairie Faith Council Highlights

August 18, 2014 Meeting

Staff Reports

¨ Pastor Randy has begun work with the new intern

¨ Pastor Jon appreciates all the thoughts and prayers while he was in the hospital

¨ PMA Kim will be attending the Women’s Central States Synod Convention Sept. 18 – Sept. 21.

¨ Intern Jon arrived August 7 and will begin pulpit swaps August 31(Zion/Our Redeemer) and Sept. 14(BLC/Immanuel.) Confirmation classes will begin at St. John Sept. 10

Internship Committee

¨ The internship committee had its first meeting Aug. 12. New members are Lynelle Shubert for Zion and Brenda Lucas for St. John


¨ Thank you from Marie Sager for the parting gift of communion ware.

¨ Thank you from the Bishop for our continued support of Pastor Lapachenko in Russia.

Old Business

¨ The summer joint service will be Saturday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m. The loose offering from the joint service will go to the “Living Water Ministry” in the St. Louis area.

¨ The Church Directory pictures will begin August 21 at Bethlehem. Signup sheets are full at BLC, 15 families are signed up at Our Redeemer and Wednesday, August 27 is full at St. John, there are still openings on Thursday, August 28 at St. John.

New Business

¨ Arrangements being made for the staff to offer support work to Bethesda Lutheran Church

¨ Lynelle is in need of a Co-Chair for the Live Nativity. Call if you wish to volunteer.

Next council meeting Oct. 6, PMA Kim will have the devotions.

Look at Our Photos

Come see a slideshow of the 2014 Vacation Bible School, the April Joint Service, and the 2014 Live Nativity - get a glimpse of the activities that take place at PFSM. Check out the video of past Joint Reformation Services posted under Prairie Faith Memories Photos.


Meet Prairie Faith Shared Ministry

Come to the About Us section to meet the church leadership, and find out what we're all about!

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