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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MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS:  4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS:  8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

STARTING 06/01/2021



PFSM Council Meeting Highlights—May 2021

The regular meeting of PFSM council was held May 19, 2021.

The following churches and representatives were in attendance.  Bethlehem- Richard Jensen and Margaret Schmitt, St. John- Bob Schonthaler and Katie Dreiling, Zion- Curt Fabrizius, Emmanuel and Our Redeemer were unable to attend.  Guests- Jeremiah and Janette Burbach

Also attending were Pastor Jon Andersen and Pastor Kim Frederking.

(Before the council meeting there was a zoom meeting with Synod reps to discuss how to begin moving forward with future ministry needs)

Devotions were given by Margaret.

*Minutes from the April 7 meeting were approved as presented.

*Treasurers report- Pastor's convention expense for $65 will be placed under different line item but otherwise approved as presented.

Staff Reports

*Pastor Jon- Kidney process is going well, he will now be primarily doctoring in Hays.  Pastor Jon has 3-4 upcoming funerals.  Visitations and nursing home visits/services continue.  The Zion memorial service will be at 9:00 AM at Zion Cemetery. Pastor's vacation will be end of June or July.

*Pastor Kim- Pastor Kim has upcoming double graveside service, visitations and nursing home visits/services continue.  Work on SJ playground is ongoing, they are also making a cemetery directory.   SJ will have Memorial Day services as 9:00AM.  Kim has been having medical treatments in Wichita for her knee, hopefully will not need surgery.  June 2 is starting day for bible study at parsonage, VBS is June 9 - 12.   June 27 Kathy Whitney will lead services and on July 25 Bishop Candea will lead services when they have their 100 anniversary celebration/BBQ.  Sue Ellen Bahedla will preach on August 8, there will be a potluck following.  Pastor Kim will be on vacation July 8 - 20.  Lay leaders will cover.

*PFSM Nurse Ministry- Printed report presented.  $1000 donation from Harvey Trust.  Ministry will possibly be assisting KU Med with outreach site for dementia diagnosis patients/families.  Prayer partner/pal program and Parish nurse work is ongoing.  Richard expressed the need for someone to help with transportation van committee.  Curt F. has agreed to help with this project!  Next meeting is May 24 at 5:30, all are welcome.



Old Business

*Rotation- The last Sunday in June will be the only June rotation with Kathy at SJ and Pastor Kim at BLC.  

*July 25 will be a PFSM combined service at SJ as they celebrate anniversary.

*CDC saying unmasking is okay for the vaccinated.

*Standardized bulletins can be a future discussion for PFSM as we go forward.

New Business

*Kathy Whitney will be the supply pastor at BLC but her time length of availability to do this is unknown.  Starting in July she will be a part of the regular rotation.

*We have agreed to sign the process of Leadership Developer Agreement.

*New office hours were presented by Kyra and approved by council.  Tuesday and Friday- 8 AM - 2 PM.  Monday and Wednesday- 4 PM to 8 PM. 

*Jeremiah shared some thoughts and concerns as we go through the process of change.

*Next meeting July 21 at 7:00 PM.  Curt volunteered John F. to do devotions.

*Meeting adjourned with Lord's Prayer



 These are interesting times, to say the least. One of the things we have discovered is that it is hard to be a person of faith in these trying and fearful times. What are some of the things you find difficult to deal with as a person of faith these days? What are you wrestling with? What questions do you have? On Tuesday evenings, from 6-7 p.m., we will be gathering to talk about these things together. Perhaps we will find answers, perhaps not. But it will be a time to talk together as people of faith about issues that concern us, and listen to the concerns of others. Best of all we will discover that we are not alone! We can support each other in this journey. If needs arise, we are open to other times and specific topics. Just let us know. Join us.



It is important to remember during these times of “social distancing” that we are all together in our love of God and our love of the mission at PFSM. Despite our temporary Coronavirus suspension of most church activities, we will continue to pay our bills, meet our monthly obligations, and care for our Staff and employees just as they care for you and our church facilities. To that end, we ask everyone to remember to give your offering as you normally would each month. If you want you can drop it off at the PFSM office or mail it to:



338 N. 7th St.

WaKeeney, KS 67672

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

 338 N 7th Street
WaKeeney, KS 67672


Emanuel Lutheran Church

 27037 Highway 147
 Ogallah, KS 67656


Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

 510 E Cedar Street
 Ness City, KS 67560

St. John Lutheran Church

 394 St John - St Andrew Rd

Ellis, KS 67637

Zion Lutheran Church

27001 283 Hwy

WaKeeney, KS 67672 




**Due to Covid-19, no meals are being served. MidWeek is from 6:45p.m. - 7:30 p.m.**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!






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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