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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 Meals-Jan

 

 

  

 

 

 

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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 Marlene Long & Kerah Deines. 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

 December 3, 2019

 

The regular meeting of Prairie Faith Shared Ministry Council was held December 3, 2019 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

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

Also, in attendance was Pastor Randy Gibbs, Pastor Jon Anderson, Parish Nurse Nancy Bollig, Intern Kim Frederking. Devotions were given by Margaret Schmitt.

  • The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

  • The treasurer’s report was approved as printed.

    Staff Reports

  • Pastor Randy has arranged for the Bishop to be here on December 8 for lay training. Everyone is invited to attend this training with no obligation to be a worship leader, this is going to become an important part of our ministry, everyone should encourage people to attend. The emphasis will be on communion. Invitations been sent to those that have been identified in each congregation that have volunteered to serve as worship leaders. After this training leaders will be able to lead worship and preside at communion. A preaching training will be held at a later day given by the staff. The BLC/Zion children’s program will be held Dec. 21st at BLC followed by the annual BLC Chili Cook-Off. At 4 o’clock everyone is invited to go Christmas Caroling with the Parish Nurse Ministry group.

  • Pastor Jon spoke of his dialysis. He is feeling well but please keep him in your prayers. He invited everyone to attend the Barbershops’ Fundraiser performance at the Methodist Church, 7:00 p.m. on Dec.8th. This will benefit the food pantry. Please bring nonperishable food items and/or a monetary donation.

  • Intern Kim Frederking reported she will be meeting with the Candidacy Committee on December 13th for approval. The date for ordination will be February 29th at BLC with a reception following at Shiloh Winery. Installation will be March 15th at St. John. Advent services will be held on Wednesday nights (4th, 11th, 18th) in December with a soup supper. Carols and Candles will be Dec. 15th. There will be no services at Emanuel Jan. 12th.

  • Parish Nurse Report – A written report is attached. Thanked the council for designation the parish nurse ministry for the loose offering from the last joint service. She highlighted the upcoming Longest Night Worship service, Dec. 21st at 7:00 p.m. at BLC. Join them for Christmas Caroling at 4:00pm Dec. 21st. She has 4 copies of the devotional “Hope for Caregivers” to be given out. Contact Nancy if you know of someone who might benefit. The grant for 20% local match out-of-county/rural transportation bus has been approved; further grant proposal information was submitted to KDOT on Nov. 22. Prayer shawls will be blessed at the next joint service.

Communications

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Old Business

  • PFSM council has formally issued a call to Kim Frederking. An email will be sent to council members not present to ensure their approval, when the paper work is completed it will be sent to each church to be ratified at their annual meetings.

New Business

  • Discussed and finalized the 2020 budget, it has been sent to each congregation to be approved at their annual meetings.

  • BLC, Emanuel and Zion are up for council member changes if they wish to do so.

  • Reviewed the applications that were received for the office manager position. The council gave their authorization for the executive council to meet with the applicants as soon as possible and interview and hire.

 The next council meeting will be January 28, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. 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.

 

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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