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.
. BLC Mid-Week Christian Education Kick-Off
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016—6:00 p.m.
Midweek Christian Education School is open to all children and adults in the area. So mark your calendars for September 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. and join us for the opening session filled with good food, music, Bible stories, and new friends.
St. John Sunday School—
begins September 11, 2016 at 9:15 a.m., to be followed by the Worship Service and Promotion Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Once again volunteers will be needed for teachers and helpers. Contact Wanda Kortan to let her know that you wish to help!
The summer sales will have started on school supplies. Keep in mind that St. John will once again be collecting for School Kits, Personal Care Kits, & Fabric Kits for Lutheran World Relief.
Second Sunday Educational Event
“Creative Strategies for Life’s Challenges”
Sunday, September 11, 2016
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Western Cooperative Electric, WaKeeney
Want more enjoyment? Creativity? Fulfillment? What about playfulness?
On Sunday, September 11, 2016, you will have the opportunity to learn creative strategies for life’s challenges! Laurita Burbach, LSCSW, Ph.D, will present an informal, interactive program discussing how stress can affect our bodies, how life experiences cause us to experience stress in different ways, and tools to identify and measure the impact of stressors. A simple menu of strategies and solutions of healthy responses to the challenges that we face living life will be incorporated and practiced during the presentation. Participants will have the opportunity to share experiences, but there absolutely will be no pressure to participate or share. There will be information for all, and all are welcome!
Please RSVP to 785-743-2005 by the end of the day Friday, September 9 so that there will be the right amount of handouts for participants.
There is no cost to attend—this event is sponsored by Soaring Hawk Life Skills, Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Western Cooperative Electric and the PFSM Health Ministry.
Church Together: Giving in Hope Area Ministry Gatherings
Sunday, September 18 - from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2703 Fort St.,
Hay, KS 67601
We Are Church Together for the Sake of the World. What Does It Mean to Really Live Into This?
Join Bishop Gustafson and other synod staff as we gather on Sunday, September 18, from 3:00—6:00 p.m.at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hays, KS. to explore what it means to be Church Together and how Giving in Hope strengthens our connection with each other. Times have changed. . . and stewardship has changed. It is difficult to teach or practice stewardship unless we have a clear understanding of what it looks like today. We want to help you and your congregation develop a mindset and heart for generosity in order to grow our capacity to serve the world. This gathering will help us to see our gifts as tools God gave us to minister to the world around us, with the love of Christ.
Everyone (congregation members, council members etc.) is invited to attend this three hour event that includes dinner at no cost and the following activities:
¨ Giving in Hope Stories – Share stories of how giving has made a difference – for the giver and receiver.
¨ Ministry "Speed Dating" – Get to know the needs of multiple ministries in 10-minute presentations.
¨ The New Stewardship – “Stewardship” has changed. Find out what it looks like in 2016 and beyond.
¨ Celebrate Our Successes – Celebrate as we worship and share a meal together.
Our gatherings across our synod are being supported by a grant from the Stewardship of Life Institute. All are invited to attend, especially council members and stewardship teams.
Please register for this event online at:
www.css-elca.org/area-ministry-gatherings so we may plan for the preparation and serving of the meal.
Or call the church office at 785-743-2005 and we will get you registered!
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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!