Prairie Faith Shared Ministry

“Be gathered into one in You”


Prairie Faith Shared Ministry

“Be gathered into one in You”

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Welcome to Prairie Faith Shared Ministry. Located in north central Kansas, three 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.

Join Us

We have three congregations and worship with a variety of styles and liturgies. We encourage you to find out more about our congregations. Hope to see you in worship soon.

Our Pastor and interim Pastors/PMA’s rotate into different congregations during the month. Lay leaders also serve each congregation at various times.  This is done to establish a working relationship between the Pastors and all the congregations of PFSM, as well as between the members of our congregations. Joint congregational worship services are held at various times during the year to provide fellowship between all of our members.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Worship services are Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.

St. John
Lutheran Church

Worship services are Sunday
mornings at 11:00 a.m.

Emanuel Lutheran Church

Worship services are the 1st and
3rd Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.

St. John Lutheran Church

Final Sunday School for this School Year will be Sunday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m.

Have a safe and wonderful Summer!!

Sunday School held at 10:00 a.m.
During the School Year

Please join us as we celebrate another great year of Fellowship, Worship and Learning! Looking forward to seeing you there!  If you would like more information about Sunday School, please call the church office at 785-743-2005 to be put in touch with a St. John Sunday School representative.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Midweek has dismissed for this
School Year.
Have a safe and wonderful Summer!!

There is a Meal each Wednesday evening of Midweek beginning at 6:00 p.m. followed by music and class.  Class will dismiss at 7:30 p.m.  During Lent, class will dismiss at 7:15 p.m.for Lenten Services.  Hope to see you there! Midweek will be held on early dismissal days from school at the regular time.  

You do not have to be Lutheran to attend Midweek.  You are invited to come, join your friends in fellowship and learn more about Jesus and God’s Word.  If you would like more information regarding Midweek  please reach out to any of the following:   Bridget Cook, Lisa Garrett or Ruth Shiltz or call the Church Office at 785-743-2005, and we will put you in touch with a Bethlehem Midweek representative

Thank You to all who volunteered to help with our Midweek Program.  We could not do it without you. You are very much appreciated!

Area community resources will continue to be highlighted in the Prairie Faith Parish Nurse News over the next few months. Perhaps you personally are not in need of some of these resources and services, but you may be able to share the information with someone you know who could benefit! This month’s focus is the Neuromuscular Wellness Center at Fort Hays State University.

Macy Klaus serves as the Director of the Center and is a Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional and is ACSM Exercise is Medicine Credentialed. Macy stated that this program is ideal for persons who have “used up” their physical therapy days with their insurance carrier or who have reached their PT goals, but still have potential for improved function and health. This is an ongoing wellness program which clients may utilize for a short time while they work toward new goals for health and safety specific to their health conditions—or they may choose to continue to participate for months or even years! Clients will receive not only professional services from Macy and her students, but they also experience a great deal of support from other clients who are participating at the center and clients find they really enjoy the social aspect of visiting with the students!

The Neuromuscular Wellness Program is ideal for anyone with significant neurological disorders, such as:

  Stroke survivors
Muscle spasticity
Multiple sclerosis
Fall Risk

 This is not a rehabilitation program like in a hospital setting, but rather a fitness program–a “next step” for persons after completing physical therapy. Additionally, individuals who are at risk from falling benefit greatly from the program. The program will work with individuals in an effort to improve balance and walking, including the use of assistive devices.

Through a customized exercise routine, clients are given the tools and support to promote movement, improve cardiovascular health, and increase stamina. The Neuromuscular Wellness Program emphasizes a “do it yourself” approach. The director and trained student staff work with clients to put in the effort to reach their goals, with the ultimate goal to keep clients self-sufficient, independent, and at home.


See the July Parish Nurse News for further details.

Neuromuscular Wellness Center
Fort Hays State University

Prairie Faith Parish Nurse News 

A prayer shawl is a tangible gift representing the many and continuing prayers for comfort, caring, healing and love offered for an individual experiencing a difficult time for various reasons—serious illness, grief, loss, emotional trials, or spiritual upheaval in their lives. If you know of someone in the community who might be comforted by receiving a prayer shawl or blanket, please contact Nancy. There are several options for delivery of a prayer shawl to your friend, neighbor, or family member—you may request one to be prepared and then gift it yourself, request the pastor to deliver it, or request Nancy to deliver one.         Email:

This Month at Prairie Faith

July 2024


Sunday Worship at 9:00 a.m. 

Pastor Jon will be on vacation from Tuesday, July 2nd through Sunday, July 7th and Monday, July 22nd through Monday, July 29th.

Bethlehem LTC Worship, Monday, July 1st at 11:00 a.m.

Tile reconditioning Monday, July 1st through Wednesday, July 3rd. (Basement & Education Wing)

Bethlehem WELCA ~ Monday, July 8, at 2:00 p.m. in the BLC Library. 

BLC Council Meeting ~ Wednesday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the BLC Library.  Note the time change
from 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WaKeeney LTC Communion ~ Thursday, July 18th, at 1:00 p.m.

WaKeeney Senior Apartment Communion ~ Thursday, July 18th, at 2:00 p.m.

Bethlehem Meals on Wheels Deliveries ~ July 29th through August 2nd.

St. John

Sunday Worship at 11:00 a.m.

Vacation Bible School, Monday, July 8th through Friday July 12th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Vacation Bible School Program, Sunday, July 14th at 10:30 a.m. with Lunch following program.
(Note:  VBS Program is at 10:30 a.m. in place of the 11:00 a.m. Worship)

St. John Council Meeting ~ Monday, July 15th, at 7:00 p.m.


Sunday Worship at 9:00 a.m.  (1st and 3rd Sundays of the Month)

Prairie Faith

Prairie Faith Council Meeting ~ Meets every other month.  Next meeting is in August.

Pastor Jon will be on vacation from Tuesday, July 2nd through Sunday, July 7th and Monday, July 22nd through Monday, July 29th.

Yoga at the WaKeeney Library ~ Mondays at 4:00 p.m. 

Deadline for PFSM May Newsletter ~ Friday, July 19.