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.

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.

Holy Week:

Wednesday, April 16
6pm Seder at Bethany-Elim in Ivanhoe

Maundy Thursday, April 17
3 pm Ruthton Community Center
7 pm Grace Lutheran in Lake Benton

Good Friday, April 18
1 pm Walk of the Cross around Minneota
7 pm Good Friday Service at St Paul in Minneota

Easter Vigil, April 19
6:30 pm Bethany in Arco

Easter Sunrise Service, April 20
6:30 am at Diamond Lake Chapel

Easter Services at each congregation at respective times.

Pastor Julie's survey:
Multiple Area Parish (MAP )Survey



Sunday Worship

8:30 a.m.
Bethany in Arco
Bethany-Elim in Ivanhoe
Grace in Lake Benton

10:30 a.m.
Peace in Ruthton
St. Paul in Minneota  


For detailed preaching schedule, please see the current newsletter.

Weekly Announcement Deadline is Wednesday at Noon.

Monthly Newsletter Deadline is Second Wednesday of each month.

Upcoming Events
(See calendar for full list of events and regular activities)

Sedar Meal
Apr. 16, 6pm - Bethany-Elim, TFA Students be there at 4pm to set up, please

Synod Assembly
June 13-15 @ Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. More info.

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WOTP Secretary:
Mon-Wed - Ivanhoe 9:30-2
Thur - Lake Benton 9:30-2
Phone (507) 694-1238
Toll-Free 1 (866) 944-9682
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