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.
THE FIRST ANNUAL
KIDS’ CLOTHING DRIVE
GENTLY USED CLOTHING FOR KIDS AGE
0-TEEN FOR FREE DISTRIBUTION
OCTOBER 17, 2015—10:00 AM-5:00 PM
WAKEENEY PUBLIC LIBRARY COMMUNITY ROOM
CONTACT MARLENE LONG FOR MORE INFORMATION
COLLECTING CLOTHING UNTIL OCTOBER 2ND
COME CELEBRATE THE REFORMATION
at the joint worship service to be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in WaKeeney, October 25, 2015. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. We will join together following the service for a Reformation Dinner. Cooked pulled pork is being donated , please bring a side dish and canned goods for the Food Pantry. The joint offering will also go toward the Food Pantry.
Prayer and Healing Service—October 28, 2015
Join together Wednesday, October 28, 2015 beginning at 7:30p.m.
at Bethlehem Lutheran Church for a service of prayer and healing.
Anyone who senses the need for God's healing in any aspect of their lives may join in prayer for others and themselves. During the service the assembly will be invited to come forward to receive a word of blessing and prayer, along with a physical gesture of healing--the laying on of hands and anointing with oil. These signs, first given in baptism, serve as a reminder that we are sealed by the Holy Spirit and marked forever with the cross of Christ. This service is open to all in the community; please invite friends, neighbors and family. If you are unable to drive, please call us at 785-743-2005, 785-769-4731, and transportation will be arranged for you.
FIRST COMMUNION CLASS
Once again it is time for our 1st Communion Class. This year’s class will be held from 10:00 a.m.—12:00 a.m., Saturday, October 31, 2015 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 PMA Kim.
Prairie Faith Council Highlights—
September 22, 2015 Meeting
- Pastor Randy preached at former Intern Marie’s Ordination. Her installation date has not been set
- Pastor Jon Vacation days Oct. 9—Oct. 11. Attended Bethany House of Studies meeting, discussed ideas for coverage in rural areas of Western Kansas
- Pastor Jon & PMA Kim will be attending the Bishop’s Convo Oct. 20-Oct. 23.
- PMA Kim will do the Thankoffering service at BLC & Immanuel. Confirmation has started at St. John with 4 attending. LWR kits dedicated on Sept. 13th. PMA will attend WELCA Synod board retreat Oct. 11. Youth will lead service on that Sunday.
- Health & Wellness Committee
- Three new people have joined the Health & Wellness Committee; six new volunteers have been added to the ministry. More volunteers are always needed.
- Partners for Healthy Eating/Exercise meeting each Monday at 4:15 p.m. followed by yoga Oct. 28 at 7:30 Prayer & Healing Service at BLC
- Upcoming educational events were discussed
- Area 2 gathering with the Bishop will be held at BLC Nov. 15, 3:00 p.m. All members & leaders are encouraged to attend.
- Marlene Long hosting Kid’s Clothing Drive Oct. 17 at 10:00 a.m. at WaKeeney Public Library
- Old Business
- Joint Service in the park went well, good attendance. The offering was more than enough to cover the cost of the Halbleib Blue Grass Band
- New Business
- Joint Reformation service at BLC Oct. 25—10:30 a.m. Meat will be provided, everyone please bring a side dish. Offering to the Food Pantry, bring canned goods to the service.
- We will proceed with the Live Nativity again this year, all volunteers are welcome
- 2016 proposed budget will be sent to the congregations for approval.
- Next council meeting is Nov. 10 Devotions will be given by Pastor Jon
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!