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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.



 Intern Allie's Farewell Sermon at the Joint Service, July 30, 2017

Select the podcast on the sermon tab.

 

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UP COMING EVENTS:

 

 

 

Coming in August….


 

Saturday, August 26, 2017


Bluegrass Concert in the Park


7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

Wakeeney Swimming Pool Park

Featuring: The Halbleib Bluegrass Band

 

 

 

Coming in September….6:30 p.m. during Midweek Hour


By Heart….Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism

 

Like the Small Catechism itself, this course aims to create faith. It is for adults who have never encountered the Small Catechism, and it is for adults who studied and memorized it as adolescents or teens. It is for those who assume that the original document requires no further explication and that we should simply pick it up and start reading (or memorizing). It is also for those who ­ find scripture to be an inaccessible forest of words, the Creed and Lord’s Prayer to be rote exercise, the sacraments to be obscure rituals, and Martin Luther and his innovations to be largely irrelevant.

 

For those who are about to be introduced to the Small Catechism, and for those who know it well already, we hope the Spirit will use this course to ignite—and reignite—in them the irrepressible spark that Luther’s poetic and resonant words uniquely do still today.

 

So, the purpose of this course is to create space, at least, for conversations with Luther’s Small Catechism.

 

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton states, “Studying the Small Catechism together will give us a common language with which to talk about faith, engage scripture, and make sense of our lives in the 21st century.”

 

To place your order for a workbook and to sign up for the group, contact the PFSM office at 785-743-2005 or blc1@ruraltel.net

 

 

 

 

 

2017-2018 Intern

 

Dear Prairie Faith Shared Ministry,

 

I am delighted to be heading to Kansas for my internship year as a part of my education at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. Thank you for your willingness as a faith community to be an internship site. I trust our time together next year will be very formative for all of us!

 

I grew up for the most part in West Des Moines, Iowa, though my family moved around a lot growing up. I was born in Denver, Colorado (Go Broncos!), and my family now lives in a western suburb of Minneapolis. I grew up going to a Disciples of Christ Church in West Des Moines and became Lutheran just before entering seminary. I met my wife, Kathryn, at a scholarship conference in Chicago in the fall of 2015, and we have been attending Wartburg together since the Spring of 2016. Kathryn graduated with her Master of Arts degree from Wartburg this past May, and we are very excited to meet our first child, a daughter, due this September. Intern Allie has already told me of some of your excitement about our baby girl, and for that we are so thankful!

 

Before attending seminary, I graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire with a degree in Math. While I haven’t played seriously since high school, I love baseball and football and still enjoy playing a little bit when I have the chance. Kathryn also spent time in Colorado, and so we are Rockies fans as well! I also love music, reading about theology, and getting to know people. More recently my wife has introduced me to some Broadway musicals, which I have greatly enjoyed. She is an avid reader (this Spring she probably read 50 novels or so!), having her Bachelor degree and a Master’s degree in English.

 

While neither of us have spent much time in a rural setting (my wife and her family are also from the Minneapolis-St. Paul area), we have developed a growing passion for rural ministry during seminary and are so excited to spend the year with you all. You will have plenty to teach us, not only about farming and rural life, but about all the great things happening at Prairie Faith as well. Again, thank you for your commitment to the internship program, and know that I can’t wait to meet you all.

 

Peace and Blessings in Christ our Savior,

Future Intern Hayden Kvamme


 Intern Haden

 


 







 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 

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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