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:
St. John Vacation Bible School
Grab your parka and snow boots!
Join us at St. John Lutheran Church beginning the evening of May 29th thru June 2nd from 5:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m. for VBS 2017, we’re headed deep into the stunning Arctic Circle that is filled with treasure and thrilling to explore! And be sure to pack your Bible—we’ll be learning all about that breathtakingly beautiful Book that is filled with wonders and exciting to explore! Children’s Sunday is scheduled for June 4 with a potluck following. Volunteers for teachers and helpers are always welcome and appreciated. Contact Wanda Kortan if you would like to help.
WaKeeney Community Vacation Bible School
The churches of WaKeeney will be sponsoring Vacation Bible School May 22—May 26 at the United Methodist Church for ages 3 thru the 6th grade. It will begin with a meal at 5:00 p.m. Class time will be from 5:30—7:00 p.m.
Join us for a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors and discover they're lovingly crafted by God.
Prairie Faith Council Highlights— April
¨ Pastor Randy reported on the arrival of the new intern, Hayden Kvamme and his wife Kathryn. Proposed date of arrival is at the end of July and Intern Allie’s last Sunday to preach at St. John will be July 16. Pulpit switch on July 23 with Pastor Randy being at St. John.
¨ Pastor Jon will be gone in May to check out hospital, motel and long-term stay facilities in KC. His health is well and now just waiting for a call for a transplant. He will be attending the PMA Convo April 28th & 29th.
¨ PMA Kim will be at the PMA Convo April 28th & 29th. Helping with WaKeeney VBS May 22 – May 26. Attending classes in Wartburg June 5 – 12th as she begins the 3 year Team Program for ordination. She is attending the WELCA Tri-Annual meeting July 9- 17th, vacation July 22 – July 30th.
¨ Intern Allie’s last Sunday to preach at St. John July 16th and plans to be moved from the parsonage by July 17th. Evaluations are on tract. She is recovering well from surgery and thanks everyone for all their help. Starting a Summer Youth group at St. John for high school & college age students beginning May 31st. Lyle Johnston will be filling in for her at the yoga classes while she is gone to the yoga retreat in Chicago May 18th – May 25th and Lyle will continue the classes after Intern Allie leaves in July.
Health & Wellness Committee
¨ 2 PFSM Walk Kansas Teams reporting in every week. Prayer shawls will be blessed at the joint service on April 23rd. Health and Wellness board members will help with the set up and clean up of the meal for the joint service. Reviewed topics for upcoming Health & Wellness events – if anyone has ideas for health related events please contact the Parish Nurse or a board member.
¨ We want to encourage everyone to give some of their time in helping our ministry grow and serve by attending Joint Service April 23rd.
¨ Made plans for Joint Service July 30 at BLC. Service of welcome and farewell. Possibly have the barbershoppers.
¨ Possible Bluegrass Concert in August in the park
¨ The next PFSM council meeting will be Tuesday, June 13th at 7:30 p.m. Intern Allie will have devotions.
Wednesday Night Opportunity that begins in May!
Pastor Jonathan Fisk, a Missouri Synod pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL, is an energetic and eccentric blogger. It all started with his YouTube Channel, Worldview Everlasting, where he posts bold videos that talk bluntly about the issues in the Christian world. He is the author of BROKEN: 7 “Christian” Rules that Every Christian Ought to Break as Often as Possible.
This summer, there will be a study group on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 in which we will watch a bit of Pastor Fisk and talk about what he says. Please come! I think you will be challenged, entertained and grow in your faith. Bring a friend and have some fun! For a taste of what’s in store, check out the YouTube channel mentioned above. This group is open to everyone, and if we need to provide childcare, just let us know. See you Wednesday evenings beginning May 3! – Pastor Randy
RECECPTION FOR THE GRADUATES
at ST. JOHN
May 14 at 9:30 a.m.
The WELCA group will also present the quilts to the high school graduates at the worship service that morning.
Summer Youth Group Begins May 31
Wednesdays during the Summer 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Faith fun for High School & College Youth at St. John’s Parsonage
March 17th we received exciting news from Wartburg Theological Seminary informing Prairie Faith Shared Ministry that our new intern for the 2017-2018 year will be:
Hayden grew up in Des Moines, IA. He and his wife, Kathryn, will be joining us sometime this summer. We hope to hear from Hayden soon, Keep your eye on the newsletter for more information in the coming months.
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!