Winds of the Prairie Ministries is a group of five ELCA congregations united in mission and faith. Our six churches are spread throughout Lincoln, Lyon and Pipestone Counties of Southwestern Minnesota.

Bible Boot Camp for 5th and 6th Grade 2014-2015

Register for Bible Boot Camp - camp on November 1, 2014, February 7, 2015 and May 2, 2015.

Saturday November 1: 9:30 to noon Bible Boot Camp for 5th and 6thGraders who need or would like a review of the Bible Story in preparation for TFA instruction.  This class will meet November 1, 2014, February 7, 2015 and May 2, 2015 from 9:30 am to noon.  Register off the Winds website byOctober 29 or call Pastor Julie (507-215-2388) for more information.

God has planted us in rich prairie soil to nourish the faith, reach out with the good news of Christ, and to serve our neighbors.


Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
- Matthew 9:12-13

Winds News and Notes

Buffalo Ridge Chorale In Concert

Sunday, October 19th 4:00pm at St. John Cantius Church  Of Wilno - Dr. Russell Svenningsen, Director,  Professor of Choral Music at Augustana College. $5 General Admission - Children 14 & under free.

*A ‘free will’ light evening meal will be served by the Wilno Parish following the concert.

This concert is made possible through a grant from the SWMN Arts Council

Hope’s Meatball Dinner & Fall Festival 
5-7 pm Sunday, October 19 - Hope Lutheran in Minneota - Meatball Dinner: $10; 8 and under $5. Silent Auction and Bake Sale too.

October 12th - CROP Walk will be held in Minneota this year. Registration is starts at 1:15pm with a start time of 2pm for the walk.  Raising funds for the Lyon Co Food Shelf & to End Hunger in God’s World. Contact Pastor Steve for more details.

Community Halloween Party
Fri. Oct. 24 - 5:30-8pm at Lincoln Elementary School Community Halloween Party at Lincoln Elementary School.  Free dance & music by More Cowbell Productions.  Costume parade for kids at 7pm.  BBQ pulled pork sandwich meal for $5 & Hot dog meal for $3.  Sponsored by Investing In Ivanhoe. 

Painting and Prayers

Painting and Prayers

Register for the Painting and Fellowship event for Women on November 2, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Bethany-Elim in Ivanhoe.

Ladies of all ages, come learn and paint this painting based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-22. No previous skill required. Paint a 16 x 20 for $25 or an 11 x 14 for $15. Register online from the website page or call the office 507-694-1238 by October 27.