Prairie Faith Shared Ministry

“Be gathered into one in You”


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 will be hosting
Vacation Bible School

Monday, July 17th to Friday, July 21st 5:30p to 8:30p

This Year’s Theme is Babylon:  Daniel’s courage in captivity 

To sign up or for more details, please call the PFSM Office at 785-743-2005 to be put in touch with Wanda Kortan.

Don’t miss out on the fun, friendship and reinforce your knowledge of the Bible!

Scheduling in Advance is preferred..

Rides are on a 
“First-come-First-serve” basis.

See the Parish Nurse Page
for more information.

St. John Lutheran Church

North of Ellis

Several years ago this youth gathering was held in New Orleans. Many Prairie Faith youth attended and had a great time.  It is an opportunity to meet Lutheran youth from all over the country and hear some outstanding speakers.  

Open to youth who have just finished 8th grade (in 2024) through those who have finished 12th grade.

If interested, contact Pastor Jon!

June is “Men’s Health Month.”  Why is there a whole month dedicated to men’s health awareness?  Is men’s health something that needs special attention?  Some statistics to consider…

  • On average, men live shorter lives than women by about five years.
  • Men have a higher death rate for 9 out of the top 10 leading causes of death including suicide, cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
  • 50% of men will develop some type of cancer.
  • An estimated 35,000 men will die from prostate cancer in the U.S. in 2023.
  • Men visit the doctor half as much as women do.  They often do not get preventative check-ups.
  • Men are less likely to have health insurance than women.

For more information on Men’s Health Month, please see the Parish Nurse Newsletter.
Source:  Prairie Faith Parish Nurse

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:  parishnurse@ruraltel.net

This Month at Prairie Faith

May 2023


Sunday Worship at 9:00 a.m.

Bethlehem WELCA ~ Monday, June 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Council Meeting ~ Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. in BLC Library

BLC at the Food Pantry ~ Thursday June 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 17 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon

LTC Worship ~ Thursday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m.

Senior Apartment Communion ~ Thursday, June 29 at 1:00 pm.


St. John

Sunday Worship at 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, June 4 ~ Worship with a “Welcome” Potluck following service

Ellis Food Box Curbside Pickup ~ Monday, June 5, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Council Meeting ~ Monday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. 

Bible School ~ Monday, July 17th thru Friday, July 21st from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



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


Prairie Faith

Synod Assembly ~ Saturday, June 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Online or at Bethany College)

Father’s Day ~ Sunday, June 18

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

Prairie Faith Council Meeting ~ Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Deadline for PFSM July Newsletter ~ Friday, June 16

Malay’s Simply Produce Ordering ~ Wednesday, June 7 until June 16

Malay’s Simply Produce Distribution at the 4-H Building ~ Tuesday, June 20 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

St. John will be Hosting VBS from Monday, July 17th to Friday, July 21st from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
This Year’s theme is Babylon:  Daniel’s courage in captivity. For more information please contact the PFSM Office at 785-743-2005 to be put in touch with Wanda Kortan.