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.

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MidWeek is finished for the 2018-2019 school year.  We will start back up again in September 2019!  Have a great summer!

MidWeek is open to ALL children and adults in the area.  It begins @ 6:00 p.m. every Wednesday evening (September-April) with a delicious meal prepared by Ruth Shiltz, Margaret Schmitt, and Doris Hafliger.  After the meal around 6:30 p.m, the children have music with Sandee Scott. Then, from 6:45-7:30p.m. the children have their religion classes. Also during the children's class, there is an adult bible study group in the church library room from 6:30-7:30p.m. Parents are encouraged to eat with their children and then head to their bibly study while their kids are learning about God!  Adult Bible Study is open to everyone in the community, not just members of Prairie Faith Shared Ministry. Volunteers for MidWeek are ALWAYS needed and appreciated!! It’s going to be a great school year full of learning and fun!




Prairie Faith Shared Ministry Council Minutes

 March 19, 2019


The regular meeting of Prairie Faith Shared Ministry Council was held March 19, 2019 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

The following churches and representatives were in attendance: Bethlehem – Richard Jensen & Margaret Schmitt; St. John – Bob Schonthaler & Katie Dreiling(absent); Immanuel – Raymond Rumpel; & Donna Deines; Emanuel – Larry Pearson; Our Redeemer – Tonya Fenley; & Joe Lutters; Zion – John Fabrizius(absent) & Curt Fabrizius (absent)

Also, in attendance was Pastor Randy Gibbs, Pastor Jon Anderson, Intern Kim Frederking, and guest Bruce Mai. Devotions were given by Pastor Jon.

  • The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was approved as printed.

Staff Reports

  • Pastor Randy has been in contact with Wartburg Seminary concerning the application for an intern for the 2019-2020 year. Assignments will be made later this week. Former Intern Hayden has been accepted to the Southwest Iowa Synod. He has been called to St. Paul’s in Davenport, Iowa into their 2-year residency program.
  • Pastor Jon will be taking vacation March 31st and April 7th – PMA John Dumler will be pulpit supply. August 5th – August 13th he will be attending the church-wide assembly in Milwaukee.

  • Intern Kim Frederking has been approved for endorsement by the CAP panel, this panel will meet again when her internship is finished. Currently she is taking a Rural Ministry class. Intern Kim will be on vacation April 6th – April 14th. On April 14th Intern Kim and David will be hosting an open house at the St. John parsonage from 11:30-2:00 p.m. There will be an adult baptism at Emanuel on Easter Sunday. The confirmation date at St. John has been set for May 12th.

Internship Committee

  • The Internship Committee met 2 weeks ago. The Intern Learning Service agreement has been sent in and the intern 3-month evaluation is due. Sermon response forms will be coming out soon.

Health and Wellness Committee Report

  • Parish Nurse Nancy Bollig handed out a written report to be reviewed later and it is attached to these minutes. The Parish Nurse Ministry has issued a challenge to everyone. “Become more involved with the health ministry! How? Contact Nancy for a volunteer opportunity, attend the book study, make a prayer shawl, help with the transportation project, make a financial donation, stop a negative habit & start a new healthy one, refer a friend or family member, come up with a new idea for the ministry.”
  • Work continues on increasing out-of-county medical transportation services for Trego residents. Nancy welcomes input and support as we approach city council, county commissioners and search for matching funding sources in the community, but also someone in the community to take the lead on the project (if this is you or a friend, please call Nancy.)

  • Amazing Grace book discussion group is meeting on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at BLC. Everyone is invited to attend at any time for part or all of the meetings.

  • Upcoming event June 9 – “Hymn Fest” (or caroling in June-using popular hymns instead of Christmas Carols) to be held at Senior Apartments, LTC, and Ellis Good Samaritan Home if there are enough singers. – Mark your calendars, everyone is invited to participate. Ice Cream social planned following the Hymn Fest.



Old Business


New Business

  • The date for the next Joint Service is April 28th at St. John with a potluck to follow. A member of the Synod Staff will be invited to preach. The loose offering will be sent to the Nebraska Synod Office to help with the recent flood damage.
  • Discussion was held concerning the future of PFSM and its member congregations. Both pastors are nearing retirement. Discussed the steps to follow to enter the call process. Each council member needs to visit with members of their congregations to answer the following question: “What is the one thing that is most important to the people of your congregation?”

The next PFSM council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Intern Kim Frederking will have devotions.



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.


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