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.
GREAT NEWS—INTERN ASSIGNMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE!!
Alexandra E. Hjerpe—WILL BE OUR 2016-2017 INTERN
Alexandra will be coming with her husband Nash. Her last name sounds as if it starts with the letter “y”, and is pronounced “yurp-ah” with a distinctively Scandinavian lilt at the ending. Alexandra and Nash will arrive the first of
Hello, congregation members of Prairie Faith Shared Ministries!
My name is Alexandra, and I am grateful to share with you that I will be starting in September and serving for the year as pastoral intern. Thank you for your willingness to welcome me, as well as my husband Nash, into your parish community! We are delighted to spend this year with Prairie Faith, and hope to learn a great deal from you about the ministry collaboration happening in the Kansas area.
I grew up in Minnesota lake country and attended college in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Nash and I met while working at Camp Metigoshe, a rural ELCA bible camp, up on the border of North Dakota and Canada. We will actually be arriving at Prairie Faith as newlyweds, as our wedding is at the end of this August. This is an exciting time for us in lots of ways!
Currently I am wrapping up my second year at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. My friend Jon Brudvig, who you may remember as the most recent intern at Prairie Faith, shared with me what a positive experience he had with your community. Please know that I am keeping you all in my prayers, and I hope that you will keep me in yours, as we approach this time together.
All the best, and may the peace of Christ be with you!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS
Embark on an icy expedition at WaKeeney Cooperative Bible School May 23—May 27. We will anchor the kids in rock-solid Bible truths that will guide them through life’s challenges. Meal at 5:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Class Time: 5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
To be held at United Methodist Church, WaKeeney
MAY 31 – JUNE 3 at St. John Lutheran Church
BARNYARD ROUNDUP VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Jump into a Vacation Bible School that’s all about Jesus.
Class time begins at 5:30 p.m. and lasts until 8:30 p.m.
Children’s Day is scheduled for Sunday, June 5, 2016
Volunteers for teachers and helpers are always welcome and appreciated. Contact Wanda Kortan if you would like to help.
St. John Lutheran Church—Sunday, May 22, 2016
Two young people will affirm their baptism:
Hayley and Logan
Everyone is encouraged to support them on this special day.
RECYCLE YOUR CRAYONS
Zion WELCA is recycling broken crayons. We will send them to a company that will melt them down and make new crayons. The crayons will be given to hospitals for children when they are patients. If you have crayons to donate, you can call Theo Wiedeman at 785-731-2355 or Marilyn Deines at 785-743-8944.
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!