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.
2015 April Joint Service at Zion
Prairie Faith Joint Service
Spring is a time of new beginnings, when we can sweep away the staleness of winter and celebrate the signs of new life. Each year we are reminded that God specialized in creating new life, not only outdoors—but also in our lives. Come, bring a friend and your favorite potluck dish to the Prairie Faith Joint Service April 26, 2015 -10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. Enjoy inspiring music, dynamic preaching and a delicious potluck dinner will follow.
Parish Nurse Ministry News
Throughout April and May you will have the opportunity to fill out a survey that will help the Parish Nurse and the Health and Wellness Committee understand the community’s needs and to make plans to begin helping persons on an individual or group basis and to plan health-related events. Blank surveys will be available at the individual congregation’s churches, and completed surveys may be left in the labeled box at the church, given to Donna at the church office or mailed to Nancy. If you have friends or family who are unable to attend worship, please let Donna or Nancy know, and surveys can be mailed to those persons or a visit can be made to the individual to help them answer the questions on the survey. Individual survey answers will be confidential, but the general information gained from the complete group will be used to assist in planning. (A person does not need to be a member of a PFSM congregation.)
At any point in time that you have a question, need assistance with a health-related issue or want to add your name to the volunteer pool, please do not hesitate to contact Nancy. Thank you for keeping the Parish Nurse Ministry in your prayers.
Care, the Source of All Cure
Care is something other than cure. Cure means "change." A doctor, a lawyer, a minister, a social worker-they all want to use their professional skills to bring about changes in people's lives. They get paid for whatever kind of cure they can bring about. But cure, desirable as it may be, can easily become violent, manipulative, and even destructive if it does not grow out of care. Care is being with, crying out with, suffering with, feeling with. Care is compassion. It is claiming the truth that the other person is my brother or sister, human, mortal, vulnerable, like I am.
When care is our first concern, cure can be received as a gift. Often we are not able to cure, but we are always able to care. To care is to be human.
For further reflection ...
"He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him." - Luke 10:34 (NIV) (From Bread for the Journey by Henri Nouwen)
St. John Reception for Graduates
May 17, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.
The WELCA group will also present the quilts to the high school graduates at the worship service that morning.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Embark on an icy expedition at St. John Lutheran Church, May 26—May 29 with Vacation Bible School. We will anchor the kids in rock-solid Bible truths that will guide them through life’s challenges.
Class time begins at 5:30 p.m. and lasts until 8:30 p.m.
Children’s Day is scheduled for Sunday, May 31, 2015
In the Mail Bag:
Dear Prairie Faith Shared Ministry,
Thank you for being part of my education. I learned so much from my time with you all! I have been assigned back to Central States Synod, a lot of it is because of my time with you. I am excited to be back in CSS. Be on the look out for my ordination invite within the next few months.
In God’s Peace & Love
Marie Sager (Intern 2013-2014)
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!