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.


Advent


 

 

 

 

UP COMING EVENTS:



 

Midweek advent services

“Prepare Your Hearts for Christmas”

St. John Lutheran Church is hosting Evening Advent Services beginning at 6:00 p.m. with a soup supper, followed by the worship service at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. The dates are December 6th, December 13th, & December 20th.



WaKeeney Community Christmas Dinner

The community Christmas Dinner will be held along with the Golden Age dinner at noon on December 15, 2017. This meal is open to everyone in our community so pass the word to those you know who might like to come.  Each Church is to bring 5 salads and 3 pies and provide 2 workers. This meal is free and provided by donations of food and helpers. Any monetary contributions received will go to the food pantry.




Chili Cookoff


DECEMBER 17, 2017 AT BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH FOLLOWING WORSHIP

 

The first annual chili cook-off has been set. The chili board met last week and set the date for December 17 after the children’s Christmas program. Since it was a chilly night in Bethlehem when Jesus was born (or so we have always thought) what better than to hear the story and eat the chili.  This is a chili cook-off challenge for the men of BLC and the chili board decided to allow the ingredients list to be whatever the cook thinks is best. (hot or mild) The format is this: bring a pot of chili to church that day. People will be given a bowl and the opportunity to taste a variety of chili’s.  You will cast your vote by donating to the collection can beside the chili. Donations will go to support the Parish Nursing Ministry whose funding comes solely by the generosity of others.  There was a rumor that there might also be cinnamon rolls to go with it.  Maybe some of the women would like to host a cinnamon roll baking contest that day? The possibilities are as endless as the love of God manifest in the baby Jesus.  The winner will be chili king for a year and take possession of the traveling trophy.




Longes Night Service 

The Longest Night” Service

Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church


The Christmas season can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas after a big life change such as a lost job, a broken relationship or the recent death of a loved family member or friend. A person may be experiencing the weariness of poor health, the pain of isolation or loneliness or feel overcome by anxiety or depression—or perhaps it is a time that has always been difficult for other reasons. These situations can make us feel very alone in the midst of the celebrating and spending going on around us.

 

The constant refrain in the media and in the stores focuses on the happiness of the season and celebrating with family and friends, but it reminds some people of what they have lost or of what they have never had. Our spirits sink as the days grow shorter. We feel the darkness growing deeper around us. We need the space and time to acknowledge our sadness and concern; we need to know that we are not alone. We need encouragement to live the days ahead of us.

 

For these reasons, Prairie Faith Parish Nurse Ministry offers a special “Longest Night” worship service on December 21—the winter solstice and the longest night of the year – at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The service will last approximately an hour. Come and join in prayer, scripture and music that acknowledge that God’s presence is for those who mourn, for those who struggle and that God’s Word comes to shine light into our darkness. This service is non-denominational, and everyone is welcome, whether they attend a church or not.

 

The service will be followed by an opportunity for private prayer or meditation in the sanctuary. Light refreshments will be served for those wishing to stay and visit. Please feel free to email Nancy at parishnurse@ruraltel.net or call the church office at 785-743-2005 with any questions or concerns.


The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

       John 1:5




GET UP, GET OUT, GET FIT

The third annual Get Up, Get Out, Get Fit program will begin on Monday, January 1, 2018 and will run for eight weeks through Sunday, February 25! The Parish Nurse Ministry is again partnering with the Trego Recreation Commission, Golden Prairie Extension District and Heartland Community Foundation to offer a fun, points-based system for community members of all ages and abilities.

Your wellbeing has multiple aspects, including movement, nutrition, emotional, faith life, friends and family, medical, and work—and you will earn points in this program by improving your level of health in each of these areas and by setting personal goals that you design. You will feel motivated to experience an increase in physical activity, to adopt healthier eating habits, and to start positive permanent lifestyle changes to help decrease risk factors for chronic diseases. You will receive a discounted membership to the Trego Rec., have an opportunity to attend support groups and classes related to various aspects of health, and experience a chance to win great prizes! Participants may sign up at the Trego Rec. Open House on Monday, December 18, 2017 from noon to 7:00 (food will be served!) or by contacting Nancy before January 1 for an enrollment packet.

Start the New Year by Getting Up, Getting Out, and Getting Fit!!


  

 

 

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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