Marie Johnson

Hazen, ND

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Engaging a Changing Community

My entire 30 years as a parish pastor have been spent serving LCMS congregations in rural and small-town communities. That’s remarkable when you consider the fact that I grew up in Houston — the fourth largest city in the country. I’ve truly been “converted” to the small-town way of life, serving the hard-working people whom …

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Ysleta Mission Trip to Mexico

From February 26th through March 2nd, a group of 11 members from Our Savior Lutheran Church in Minot, traveled to Juarez, Mexico for a mission trip. Together with Ysleta Lutheran Mission out of El Paso, TX, they built two 12X24 foot homes for local families in great need! Everything was funded by Mission Team fundraisers …

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“Main Street Living” Media Ministry – April 2019 Update

“Faith comes from hearing the message – and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17).  We are so privileged to be used of God to communicate the message of Christ crucified and risen – through our television and internet ministry! Please consider sharing information about MSL with at least one new …

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Minneapolis, Here We Come!

The LCMS 2019 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference will be held Nov. 14–16 in Minneapolis, Minn., at the Doubletree by Hilton Bloomington-Minneapolis South. Registration opened March 15th! The blessings and challenges facing rural and small-town con­gregations today will be addressed. Congregations will be encouraged to cul­tivate ways to become healthy churches, eager to …

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National Youth Gathering Information

Held every three years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity.  The next Gathering will be held on July 11-15, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN. During the five …

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Raising Young Leaders and the Lutheran Young Adult Corps

When I was in sixth grade, the Director of Christian Education at my church asked me to be one of several teen representa­tives on the Youth Board. It might sound silly to ask an eleven-year-old to sit through the business agenda of monthly meetings, but I took on the responsibil­ity with genuine passion. This one …

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LCEF Investment Information

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“MAIN STREET LIVING” MEDIA MINISTRY – March Update

Announcement:  If you haven’t already made a note to change the web address to access the archived MSLN programs, you’ll need to do so as the old address will take you to a furniture store in Colorado. Now that the MSL NETWORK is broadcasting in six different areas in the upper Midwest, a decision was …

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Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads Gets Ready for Camp Season

Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads is getting ready for the camp season already!  We are looking for summer staff who help make everything happen, young men and women, 18 years old or older, who want to make an impact in the lives of kids of all ages.  If you know someone who would be interested …

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Cameron: A Walking Miracle

“I can’t really remember a lot of that time.” Those are the words of 14-year-old Cameron*–a handsome young man with stylish brown hair, a subtle grin, and a twinkle in his eye. And, according to his mother, him not remembering is a blessing, because it was a very difficult time. It all started when Cameron …

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District Financial Information – December 2018

INCOME Congregational Mission Giving                                 $65,350.54 Synodical Pledge (35%) (22,872.69) Other Gifts 1,371.52 Total left for District Missions, Expenses $43,849.37 EXPENSES: Local Missions and Committee Activities:  $14,790.28   (Includes UND – Wittenberg Chapel, Life Skills & Transition Center, Deaf Ministry, Watford City) Congregational Support 30,477.99    (Includes General Operations, District President, Business Manager, Board of …

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Reaching Young Women: LWML

Have you ever planned an event hoping that young women would attend? Or have you ever wondered, “Why don’t young women want to help out around the church?” If you have asked these questions, think on this: “And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, …

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