Prairie Wind 

Evangelical Lutheran Parish


 

212 N Eisenhower

Junction City, KS 66441

785-238-6567


Sunday Worship 11:00am

Coffee Fellowship

 following 

Children's Time during Worship


Marion Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church

1809 B. Ave.

White City, KS 66872


785-482-3830


Sunday Worship 9:00am

Sunday School for children: 10:30 am







Summer, summer, summer!

I thought it would never get here and now, after days of extremely high temperatures, it seems that it will last forever.

Summer means many different things for many people.  Extra daycare cost, extra food cost, heat, mowing the lawn, etc. are all words of summer. Perhaps the best word of all is VACATION.  Time off, time away, time with family and friends, these are the days!

But…

There are things to do.

Things must be done and done by me (if they are going to be done right)

I am too busy to take time off.

But, does total devotion mean removal of any kind of breaks or relaxation from our lives?

There is a tendency, I think, to regard Jesus and his disciples as tireless workers always ready to jump into action when needed. The truth is, however, Jesus took time to attend feasts, and join friends for an evening together.

In Mark 6:30-31, Jesus says to the disciples, “come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” The scripture goes on to tell us “for many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.” Jesus and his disciples took time to rest; so should we. It should be noted, however, that this rest came after a hard day’s work.

Take time to enjoy the summer.  Break away from you daily routine and try something new.  Yes, you are needed and you will be missed.  Things may not get done the way you do them but, if they are important, they will get done. 

Hurry, summer will be over before you know it.  

Rest and be renewed.

Blessing to you all.


Pastor Anita

 

Pray like it all depends on God, then when you are done, go work like it all depends on you.    

~Martin Luther



ELCA ANNUAL REPORT for 2018
PEOPLE

ELCA supports 365 new congregation in 54 synods

 

And 220 missionaries in 40 countries.

 

This past summer, over 32,000 attended the


 YOUTH GATHERING in HOUSTON.


 

GIVING



$23.6 million was given to ELCA WORLD


 HUNGER, supporting 537 projects


in 61 countries, including 43 states.



LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE 


assisted 47 emergencies in 33 countries


AND 32 emergencies here at home 


in 19 states and territories.


 

ALWAYS being made NEW, 


the campaign for ELCA reports


As of January 31st, we have collectively received


 more than $226 million,


including $181 million in cash and multi-year


 commitments 


and $45 million in planned gifts


 for churchwide ministries.


   ELCA thanks you.

 

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