Prairie Wind 

Evangelical Lutheran Parish


 

212 N Eisenhower

Junction City, KS 66441

785-238-6567


Sunday Worship 9:30 am

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Children's Time during Worship






Marion Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church

1809 B. Ave.

White City, KS 66872


785-482-3830


Sunday Worship 9 am

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Pray for all 
nations,
leaders and peoples.
Mission Statement
We have benefited greatly from the gifts of God's love, peace and joy through Jesus Christ.  In grateful
 response we seek to share these same gifts with others, inviting all people seeking
 meaning, purpose, and community to a new life in Christ. 

See more of our beliefs and practices at www.elca.org

  

We want you to know that we the people of the Central States Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are deeply concerned for you, our companion Christians in the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of the Urals, Siberia, and Far East as well as all parts of Russia and Ukraine as well. We realize that you are all suffering the effects of the events in Ukraine in many ways, and we think of you and pray for your constantly. We pray that you will also continue to count us as your faithful companions in our journey as followers of Jesus. God be with us all and guide us through this terrible time and bring us to a place of peace.

 

Rev. Gary Teske, chair of our companion synod team, sent that message to our siblings in Christ in Russia and Ukraine. Our companion synod relationships remind us that the church is greater than our own country and connects us one to another across all national borders. As our mission statement proclaims, we are indeed  United with Christ in Baptism.   Because we are united, we know that when one part of the body suffers, we all suffer and there is indeed much suffering happening as governments, regardless of the desire of the people, resort to violence and war, to defend or expand their power. These are days when we join the prophets longing for the time when God “shall judge between the nations and shall arbitrate for many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” (Isaiah 2:4)

 

But we do not wait passively for this time. Rather in these days, I urge all of us to:

  • Pray for all those involved, including those in Russia, that hearts and minds might be changed, remembering the song, “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.”
    • Advocate, in whatever ways possible, for a peaceful and just resolution to the conflict. Rather than demonizing others and escalating the debate, can we speak up with love and respect for those most profoundly affected.
      • Pray for all those involved, including those in Russia, that hearts and minds might be changed, remembering the song, “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.”
        • Advocate, in whatever ways possible, for a peaceful and just resolution to the conflict. Rather than demonizing others and escalating the debate, can we speak up with love and respect for those most profoundly affected.

Contribute to Lutheran Disaster Response as we work together to provide resources and support for those who have been displaced

Finally, I lift up the words of Presiding Bishop Eaton who reminds us  "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God"  (Matthew 5:9). A few weeks ago she wrote:  I watch with grave concern as tensions continue between Russia and Ukraine, and I fervently pray that a peaceful resolution to the conflict will be reached. I affirm the   statement  of the Lutheran World Federation's general secretary, the Rev. Dr. Anne Burghardt: "We urge all parties to de-escalate the situation and work for peace and stability. A peaceful solution must be found."

 

We want you to know that we the people of the Central States Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are deeply concerned for you, our companion Christians in the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of the Urals, Siberia, and Far East as well as all parts of Russia and Ukraine as well. We realize that you are all suffering the effects of the events in Ukraine in many ways, and we think of you and pray for your constantly. We want you to know that we do not want this to weaken our companion church relationship and that we will do everything in our power to maintain and strengthen our partnership in the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ for the benefit of all of God's people. We pray that you will also continue to count us as your faithful companions in our journey as followers of Jesus. God be with us all and guide us through this terrible time and bring us to a place of peace.

 

Rev. Gary Teske, chair of our companion synod team, sent that message to our siblings in Christ in Russia and Ukraine. Our companion synod relationships remind us that the church is greater than our own country and connects us one to another across all national borders. As our mission statement proclaims, we are indeed  United with Christ in Baptism.   Because we are united, we know that when one part of the body suffers, we all suffer and there is indeed much suffering happening as governments, regardless of the desire of the people, resort to violence and war, to defend or expand their power. These are days when we join the prophets longing for the time when God “shall judge between the nations and shall arbitrate for many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” (Isaiah 2:4)

 

But we do not wait passively for this time. Rather in these days, I urge all of us to:

Contribute to Lutheran Disaster Response as we work together to provide resources and support for those who have been displaced

Finally, I lift up the words of Presiding Bishop Eaton who reminds us  "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God"  (Matthew 5:9). A few weeks ago she wrote:  I watch with grave concern as tensions continue between Russia and Ukraine, and I fervently pray that a peaceful resolution to the conflict will be reached. I affirm the   statement  of the Lutheran World Federation's general secretary, the Rev. Dr. Anne Burghardt: "We urge all parties to de-escalate the situation and work for peace and stability. A peaceful solution must be found."

 

Our social statement  For Peace in God's World  offers guidance:

We of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America share with the Church of Jesus Christ in all times and places the calling to be peacemakers. . . . [The basis of the Church's peace-calling is in God's final peace, the peace of God's eternal reign. That calling is to proclaim the Gospel of God's final peace and to work for earthly peace. Let us indeed work for peace in Ukraine.

 








“ For the main and best part of this has already come to pass, namely, that Christ, our Head, has arisen. But now that the Head is seated on high and lives, there is no longer any reason for concern. We who cling to Him must also follow after Him as His body and His members. For where the head goes and abides, there the body with all the members must necessarily follow and abide. ”

          - Martin Luther   1483-1546                        

 



 

 

 

 

 

                

 

 

 



   

Text Box:      “ You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say. ”       
                                                                          - Martin Luther   1483-1546