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.
First Communion Class - October 25, 2014, 9:30 a.m.
Once again it is time for our 1st Communion Class. This years class will be held from 9:30 a.m.—12:00 a.m., Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The class will be open to all 5th graders and their families, but we extend an invitation to anyone (of any age) who wants to refresh, renew, or broaden their understanding of the Lord’s Supper.
This class would be a great review for people who are already receiving the Lord’s Supper, as well as those who are contemplating doing so. It will be taught by Pastor Randy, Pastor Jon and Intern Jon.
October 26, 2014 - Joint Reformation Service
Come celebrate the Reformation at the joint worship service to be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in WaKeeney, October 26, 20134 Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Barbequed pork, rolls, and drinks will be provided for lunch, please bring a side salad OR dessert. Join us!!
Prairie Faith Council Highlights—
October 6, 2014 Meeting
¨ Pastor Randy will be leading a preaching class at Bethesda Lutheran Nov. 23rd
¨ PMA Kim & Pastor Jon will be attending the Bishop’s Convo Oct. 21—Oct 23 and the Fall Event at Bethany House of Studies. Kim will be filling in at St. John Nov. 2 and preaching Thankoffering services at BLC & Immanuel Nov. 23
¨ Intern Jon & Pastor Randy attending Intern/Supervisor Cluster meeting Oct. 20—Oct. 21
¨ Intern Jon taking vacation days Oct. 30—Nov. 4th
¨ The internship committee has met twice, the learning service agreement has been signed and mailed to Wartburg.
¨ The Life Nativity will be held Nov. 29. Setup and take down have been planned. Character volunteers are needed.
¨ Joint Reformation Service to be held at BLC, 10:30 a.m. Roast pork & buns provided, potluck salads and desserts. Joint choir volunteers needed, joint practice at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 26. Will be singing LBW#230.
¨ Bishop’s visit scheduled for Nov. 16 at 3:30 p.m. with lunch to follow at BLC. All rostered leaders, lay leaders, and congregational members are encouraged to attend.
¨ 2014-2015 Rotation Calendar presented
¨ For 2015 PFSM council member rotation is St. John, Immanuel, and Our Redeemer.
¨ 2015 PFSM budget was presented. The increase in budget was due to increased insurance costs. Budget was approved and sent to individual congregations for approval.
Next council meeting Monday, January 27, 2015, PMA Kim will have the devotions.
FOOD PANTRY INGATHERING
During the month of November, Zion Lutheran Church will be collecting items for the food pantry. Bring your donations each Sunday and place in the box at the back of the church.
Operation Christmas Child
Zion Lutheran Women are heading up “Operation Christmas Child” as a holiday project. Take an ordinary shoe box, fill it with toys and other presents, and you have an extraordinary gift for a child that is a refugee of civil war, survivor of a natural disaster, or victim of extreme poverty.
Please bring your Christmas Shoeboxes to Zion Lutheran Church, November 2nd & Nov. 9th. If you need help shopping or would like to donate money for postage call Theo or Marilyn.
Area Ministry Visits this fall
What is God Calling us to do together?
November 16—beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Bethlehem
That is the question that the synod leadership and staff would like to explore with rostered and lay leaders, congregations, and other ministries in each of our area ministers. The conversation around this question will help shape the mission of our synod as we move forward together. The intention is for synod staff members to be in congregations to help lead worship on Sunday morning and then gather as an area ministry in the afternoon November 16, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. with a meal following at
Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Area 2 will have a business meeting beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Monday morning rostered leaders and Parish Ministry Associates will be invited to spend some additional time in conversation with the synod staff.
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE
November 23, 2014
4:00 P.M. - Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Sponsored by the Trego County Ministerial Alliance.
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!