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.
WaKeeney Community Vacation Bible School
July 13—July 17, 2015 6:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church
Join us for an exciting Bible-times adventure in Jesus’ hometown, Nazareth!
Call (743-2005) to register you child.
Bible Studies will continue through the summer months. Everyone is welcome to join in at any time.
¨ Every Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, led by Pastor Jon or Pastor Randy.
¨ Every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. (except for the first Thursday of the month) at the Good Samaritan Home in Ellis led by Intern Jon. Even though this Bible study is held at the Good Samaritan Home it is open to everyone. The residents would be thrilled if you attended! The “Book of Acts” is on the agenda.
Tend to your spiritual garden this summer by joining a Bible study. You will be glad you did!
Bishop Gustafson’s message regarding
the violence in Charleston
Dear Sisters and Brothers in the Central States Synod,
The Church must speak out. The Church – that’s all of us, brother and sister Christians in the Central States Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and I – cannot be silent when the evil of racism explodes in the murders of nine African American people allegedly by a white man as they gathered for prayer at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, last evening.
We might wonder, “What can I do, what can I say, that can have any impact on such a massive problem?” We can call racism what it is: a tangible evil that takes lives; an evil that survives and thrives on a toxic mix of ignorance and fear. As our Dean in St. Louis, Rev. Roy Christell, pointed out in an email to his pastors, we are a predominantly white church; as such we can and should take the first step in creating relationships that dispel that ignorance and heal that fear. When we hear hate speech or see a hateful act we can stand up and confront it, and do so as people of faith. God’s Word announces to us that we all “are one in Christ.” (Gal 3:28). That is the identity that God gives us, and with it comes the responsibility and opportunity to live as if we believed it to be true. The willingness to live that life doesn’t depend on how others receive us; it depends on our trust in the God who is making all things new. That trust is itself a gift of God. Let’s use it.
Finally, I ask you to join me in prayer for the loved ones of those who were killed at Emanuel, that in the midst of grief and pain they might feel God’s own comfort in the love of friend and stranger alike. Thank you for your faithful witness to the saving love of Christ.
Roger Gustafson, Bishop
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!