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.


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

Worship On Wednesday - WOW continues through August with 7pm worship at Diamond Lake Chapel followed by 8pm book study of C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity.

TFA Registration - For students who will be in 7th or 8th grade next year register for TFA here or call the winds office (507-694-1238 or 1-866-944-9687) for a form.

TFA SENIORS – please complete your Faith Story soon to finalize your Affirmation of Baptism process.

First Communion Class registration - First Communion Instruction for those who have completed 5th Grade or later will be held on Saturday August 23, 3014. At 9:00 am we’ll begin at Bethany Lutheran Church with instruction and Bread making.   After lunch we’ll road trip to Scharde Vineyards and finish our day with a visit to a sheep farm. A parent or related adult is required to accompany the student on this adventure.  Click to register.

WXY Youth 2014 Fundraiser for Summer Trips - Fruit Club is taking orders for this ongoing fundraiser. Please fill out an order form, which can be found at WOTP churches. Or go to The Fruit Club website. We will update delivery dates and times as they become available (see right column).

Thank you for supporting WXY Youth!

Danebod Village in Tyler, MN is still accepting pledges for their Building Project that is scheduled for this fall.  A deadline of September 1, 2014 has been set for all pledges.  If you have any questions, please contact one of the individuals listed in the pledge letter or call Danebod Village at 507-247-3200.

New Worship Year Starts September 7, 2014

We begin our new worship year on September 7 with our Rally Sunday and the "God's Work, Our Hands" Day of Service. Come prepared to get into new year with your full heart, mind and spirit.

New Worship Schedule:

  • Peace and Bethany Elim - 8:30 Services
  • Bethany and Grace - 10:30 Services
  • St Paul is the solo church this year - time TBD

We take another look at the foundational stories of the Old Testament as it prepares us for the Gospel of Matthew."Liturgy" means "work of the people" so consider being a lector, altar or communion helper, along with other opportunities to serve. Let your council , altar or worship leaders know of your interest.

WOTP 10 Year Anniversary Directories - Ready for pick up at your church. We also have a limited number for sale at $15.00. Please contact the WOTP office for information.