WELCOME

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:

   

 

 

Something new is coming to Wednesday night adult Bible study……

You are what you love. But you might not love what you think.

 

In this book, award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. We might not realize the ways our hearts are being taught to love rival gods instead of the One for whom we were made. Smith helps readers recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices. He explains that worship is the "imagination station" that incubates our loves and longings so that our cultural endeavors are indexed toward God and his kingdom. This is why the church and worshiping in a local community of believers should be the hub and heart of Christian formation and discipleship. –Amazon

 

Pastor Randy and Intern Hayden will lead an 8-week discussion on the book, You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit, beginning Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. at Bethlehem. (Location and time may change depending on who all wants to participate.)

 

Because of the book’s focus on spiritual practices and its insights on the connections between our minds, bodies and spirits, this group is sponsored by the Prairie Faith Health Ministry. This means you can receive a book and attend the discussions for free! Call Nancy at 785-743-2005 or email parishnurse@ruraltel.net to order a copy of the book, which is available hardcover or on Kindle. If you want to look through a copy of the book or if you have questions, contact Nancy, Intern Hayden or Pastor Randy.

 

Here are some quotes from the book that may pique your interest….

  • “Do you ever experience a gap between what you know and what you do? Have you ever found that new knowledge and information don’t seem to translate into a new way of life? Ever had the experience of hearing an incredibly illuminating and informative sermon on a Sunday, waking up Monday morning with new resolve and conviction to be different, and already failing by Tuesday night?”

  • “Too often we look for the Spirit in the extraordinary when God has promised to be present in the ordinary.”

  • “…never underestimate the formative power of the family supper table. This vanishing liturgy is a powerful site of formation. Most of the time it will be hard to keep the cathedral in view, especially when dinner is the primary occasion for sibling bickering. Yet even then, members of your little tribe are learning to love their neighbor. And your children are learning something about the faithful promises of a covenant-keeping Lord in the simple routine of that daily promise of dinner together.”

  • “The great reformer Martin Luther once said, ‘Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your god.’ We become what we worship because what we worship is what we love.”

     

    We hope you will join in this new venture!

    “Generally speaking, if you want to know who you really are, as distinct from who you like to think you are, keep an eye on where your feet take you.”  - Frederich Buechner



 WAKEENEY COMMUNITY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Panda Mania—Where God is Wild About You!

Join us at First United Methodist Church beginning the evening of June 4th thru June 8th from 5:00 p.m—7:00 p.m. for VBS 2018, discover that God is wild about them—a fact that will change them forever! It is filled with incredible bible learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Plus we’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in every day life—something we call God Sightings. Volunteers for teachers and helpers are always welcome and appreciated. Contact Wanda Mai if you would like to help.

 

 

Prairie Faith Council Highlights— May

We welcomed Lisa Garrett as the new Administrative Assistant, she started May 2nd.


Staff Reports

¨ Pastor Randy will be leaving for Sioux Falls, South Dakota Tuesday May 15th and back on Saturday to preach at Allie Smith’s ordination and will be on vacation the second week of July.

¨ PMA Kim will be at Wartburg for classes June 2– June 16 and July 7 – July 14, the paper work for her CPE classes have been approved by the Synod and waiting approval from Wartburg. Her internship will begin in January. She will be on vacation May 5 – May 12 and June 29 – July 1. Scheduling for Bold Café will change for the summer – to be determined.

¨ Intern Hayden He will be gone June 4 – June 11 – pulpit supply will be needed for that Sunday, PMA will not be able to cover, pulpit supply will be arranged by PFSM.


Internship Committee Report

¨ The Internship Committee met in April and stewardship was the topic of discussion

Discernment Committee Report

¨ The committee met in April and discussed the classes that PMA Kim has taken so far and those for the future. Discussed the Chaplaincy program (CPE). They may be using the Internship Committee guide for future discussions.

Old Business


¨ Updated and reviewed the office manager position. Her office hours are yet to be determined.


New Business

¨ A joint service is being planned for July 15 at St. John as a farewell to Intern Hayden and welcome Office Manager Lisa Garrett, PFSM will provide the meat and there will be a potluck for sides and desserts.

¨ Intern Hayden’s last Sunday will be July 22. Discussed options available. PMA Kim Frederking will be peaching at St. John beginning July 29th. The staff will organize the other schedules to cover what the Intern has been doing. PMA Kim’s internship will begin in January and she will be serving that internship at the St. John site. Coverage will be arranged by PFSM when pastors are gone due to illness, vacations, etc.

¨ Next PFSM council meeting is scheduled for July 2nd at 7:30 p.m. PMA Kim 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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