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.



Please join us for services at:

Bethlehem Lutheran Church-10:30 a.m

338 N 7th
WaKeeney, KS 67672
Office: 785-743-2005

Emanuel Lutheran Church-9:00 a. m.

7 Miles South of Ogallah on K147, 1-70 Exit #135

Ogallah, Ks

Immanuel Lutheran Chuch-9:00 a.m.

438 N. Main

WaKeeney, Ks 67672

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church-9:00a.m.

510 E. Cedar

Ness City, KS

St. John Lutheran Church-10:30 a.m.

7 miles North of Ellis, 1-70 Exit #145

Ellis, KS 67637

Zion Lutheran Church-10:45 a.m.

9 miles South on HWY 283

WaKeeney, Ks 67672








“Winter Light”


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.





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.






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. 




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




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.




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!

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