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.






Lutheran Christianity 101

Interested in becoming a member at one of the Prairie Faith congregations? Want to brush up on what it means to be Lutheran Christians, or maybe consider the question for the first time? Join Pastor Randy and Intern Hayden at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sunday, April 29, at 7 p.m. for this low-key "membership" class. No prior reading necessary! Simply come ready to engage in discussion on the basics of our shared faith in Christ.


Worship in the Park at St. John Lutheran Church


On Sunday, May 6, in place of their normal worship service, St. John Lutheran Church will have a Spring Service in the Park in Palco at 10:30 a.m. at the city park right next to the McKenna Center. Please come join us for this outdoor worship service with picnic following! Invite your friends and family!

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



The Faculty and Staff of

Wartburg Theological Seminary

and the class of 2018 announce the 164th year

Commencement Exercises 

Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

St. Joseph the Worker Church

2001 Saint Joseph St. Dubuque, Iowa 

Baccalaureate Service—10:00 a.m in Loehe Chapel

Reception luncheon will follow in Von Schwartz Refectory,

Wartburg Theological Seminary.


Alexandra Elise Hjerpe Smith


Will be ordained to the ministry of word and sacrament

Thursday, the 17th of May, 2018—11:00 a.m.

At the Chapel of Reconciliation,

Augustana University, 2001 S. Summit Avenue,

Sioux Falls, South Dakota 

Your prayers and presence are requested.














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!

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