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.
Bible Study Continues during February
The Man and His Ministry
Join PMA Kim at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Library as we journey through the pages of the Holy Scriptures. Enjoy refreshments, conversation and study as we spend time with Peter as he learns at the Teacher’s side and then goes out to proclaim the Gospel. This is a 6 week study.
Winter Light begins Monday, January 12th, 2015
1:30 p.m.—BLC Library, WaKeeney, KS.
St. John Groundhog Supper
Saturday, January 31, 2015
St. John’s Lutheran Church
5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. - Free Will Donation
Please Join Us for good food & fellowship!!
Pancakes, eggs and sausage are on the menu.
FAITH COMMUNITY NURSE PROGRAM IN DEVELOPMENT
Prairie Faith Shared Ministry is developing a new ministry to meet the needs of our congregations and community—Faith Community Nurse Program. The goals of an FCN are the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities; the prevention of illness and injury; and the alleviation of suffering in the context of the values, beliefs and practices of the faith community. The FCN uses the nursing process to address the spiritual, physical, mental, and social health of the parishioner/healthcare consumer.
The Faith Community Nurse will be there to provide for the health needs in cooperation with other health professionals. It is important for all to understand that a FCN does not replace any existing service or support group or agency. We are not their competition. Our role is referral and filling in the gaps. Such as:
1. Promote healthy lifestyle choices
2. Help with setting up and monitoring medications
3. Provide basic nursing assessment
4. Help with follow up to Doctor appointments and hospital dismissal instructions
5. Work with families in interpreting health care instructions from health care professionals
6. Connect people to appropriate resources (support groups, home health, hospice etc.)
7. Coordinate volunteers who would provide services such as rides, food preparation, nutrition, bathing, light housework, errands, etc.
8. Prepare, develop and coordinate education programs based on identified needs for healthier lifestyles, early illness detection and health resources
9. Provide orientation and continuing education for volunteers
Prairie Faith will be unable to put this program into the budget, therefore funding will need to come from donations, grants, fundraisers, etc. Remember we would like your input as to other needs a FCN could provide and also to hear from those who want to volunteer to help with health care needs.
LENTEN SERIES TO BEGIN
UPPER ROOM TO GARDEN TOMB
There are three verbs of Lent—remember, repent, and prepare. During Lent God’s people remember the events of four days. And then they repent. Remembering inevitably leads to repentance. The final verb of Lent is prepare. Get ready for the joy of Easter. This series is to help you engage in a meaningful companionship with the Savior as he goes his divinely ordained way from the upper room to the garden tomb.
Join us each Wednesday evening beginning with Ash Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Services for Ash Wednesday will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in WaKeeney, St. John Lutheran Church—Ellis, and 7:00 p.m. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church—Ness City. This theme for Lent will continue each Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Immanuel and St. John.
The season of Lent serves as one opportunity for Christians to prepare for the coming celebration of Easter. The season of Lent is not made up of several opportunities of which you may pick and choose which services you want to attend. Each service is intended to be a part of the total preparation time of Lent. With that in mind, please take advantage of our Wednesday Evening Lenten Service series to prepare for the celebration of Easter. After these six weeks of dedicated preparation, the Gospel proclamation of Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be that much sweeter to taste.
LENTEN BREAKFAST SCHEDULE
WaKeeney Lenten Breakfast —7:00 a.m.
Date Men’s Women’
Feb. 25 Imm / Zion United Methodist
March 4 Church of God Imm / Zion
March 11 Bethlehem Church of God
March 18 Christ the King Bethlehem Lutheran
March 25 Presbyterian Christ the King
April 1 United Methodist Presbyterian
Ellis Lenten Breakfasts—6:45 a.m.
Date Host Location
Feb. 25 Methodist Methodist Church
March 4 St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus Hall
March 11 St. John Knights of Columbus Hall
March 18 Christ Lutheran Christ Lutheran Church
March 25 Snow Day
Ness City Lenten Lunches—12:00 p.m.
Date Location Speaker
Feb. 25 Sacred Heart Pastor Jon Anderson
March 4 United Methodist TBA
March 11 First Baptism Rev. Russell King
March 18 United Methodist TBA
March 25 Sacred Heart Fr. Henry Hildebrandt
ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS
Once again St John will be having a light soup supper before the Lenten services. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the service following. Volunteers are needed to make a kettle of soup or dessert for each Wednesday during Lent, beginning February 25th . See Marcy McClelland for details and to sign up for February 25, March 4, March 11, March 18. or March 25.
BETHLEHEM MIDWEEK SCHEDULE DURING LENT
The starting and ending time for Midweek will be changed during Lent.
6:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m.—Meal
6:30 p.m.—7:15 p.m.—Class time, including offering
No Midweek Feb. 18, 2015 for Ash Wednesday Service
No Midweek March 18, 2015 for Spring Break
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!