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.
UP COMING EVENTS:
EVENING ADVENT SERVICES
St. John Lutheran Church will once again be hosting Evening Advent Services beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a soup supper, followed by the worship service at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
Put the Christ back in Christmas! See you in worship this month!
The dates are:
November 30th, December 7th, December 14th,
Bethlehem’s Annual Pie & Pipes
Pastor Randy and his piping pals will once again favor the WaKeeney community with bagpipe music on Sunday, December 11, 2016, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in Bethlehem’s Sanctuary. Traditional bagpipe tunes, as well as familiar Christmas carols will be performed. Pie and coffee will be served following the concert in the church basement. Mark your calendars now to attend.
WaKeeney Community Christmas Dinner
The WaKeeney Community Christmas Dinner will be held along with the Golden Age dinner at noon on December 16, 2016. This meal is open to everyone in our community so pass the word to those you know who might like to come. Each Church is to bring 5 salads, 2 pies and provide 2 workers. This meal is free and provided by donations of food and helpers. Any monetary contributions received will go to the food pantry.
Come and help spread the Christmas cheer, on Saturday, December 17th. We will be meeting at 4:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church to car pool, from there we will go to the Trego Manor and then on to Long Term Care. After the Long Term Care visit and weather permitting we will stop by various homes to finish off the afternoon. Anyone and everyone is welcome, grab a friend and come join the fun. THE BEST WAY TO SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER IS SING LOUD FOR ALL TO HEAR! KEEP YOUR VOICES TUNED UP AND SAVE THE DATE!!
The Longest Night
A Worship Service of Hope, Strength, and Community
The Christmas season can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas after a big life change such as a lost job, a broken relationship, or the recent death of a loved family member or friend. A person may be experiencing the weariness of poor health, the pain of isolation, or feel overcome by anxiety or depression—or perhaps it is a time that has always been difficult for other reasons. These situations can make us feel very alone in the midst of the celebrating and spending going on around us.
The constant refrain in the media and in stores focuses on the happiness of the season and getting together with family and friends, but it reminds some people of what they have lost or of what they have never had. Our spirits sink as the days grow shorter. We feel the darkness growing deeper around us. We need the space and time to acknowledge our sadness and concern; we need to know that we are not alone. We need encouragement to live the days ahead of us.
For these reasons, Prairie Faith Parish Nurse Ministry offers a special “Longest Night” service on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Come out and join in hearing prayers, scripture and music that acknowledge that God’s presence is for those who mourn, for those who struggle and that God’s Word comes to shine light into our darkness. Everyone, regardless of church background (or lack of it) is welcome.
The service will be followed by a brief time for light refreshments and fellowship.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Reformation Sunday - 2016
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!