Marie Johnson

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Limited Time: 40-Month Note at 4%!

40-month note at 4% is nearing the goal of $100 million invested for ministry! Learn more here. Click here to view the LCEF North Dakota eNews   Limited Time: 40-Month Note at 4%! To meet future LCMS ministry loan demand and help support growing ministry opportunities, LCEF needs to raise $100 million. We are over halfway …

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Main Street Living Media Ministry – December Update

The first recording of pastors from the Western Region of the ND District LCMS took place at Messiah Lutheran Church in Mandan on November 3rd. These worship services will be broadcast during January and February! A reminder that MSLN is now additionally being broadcast at 10:00AM Central (9:00 Mountain) on the following “XTRA” channels: KBMY …

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God’s People in Action

In late October, Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch hosted a Faith in Action Mercy Conference on its Fargo campus. Attendees were inspired and energized to be a part of God’s mission to bring hope and healing to the world. Attendees packaged 1,662 meals for people in Africa, rekindled their passion to help people in need, …

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Lutheran Church Extension Fund Honors Late North Dakota District Vice President Bill Sharpe

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Dec. 3, 2018) —Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) honored the late Bill Sharpe with the Arthur C. Haake Leadership Award on Nov. 16 during LCEF’s Fall Leadership Conference. Bill Sharpe served as the LCEF vice president in the North Dakota District for over 25 years, from August 1991 up until his untimely …

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Have No Fear

More than 170 pastors and lay leaders gathered Nov. 8–10 at the Hilton Kansas City Airport in Kansas City, Mo., for the 2018 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference. The Rev. Dr. Keith Schweitzer, a dual-parish pastor in Iowa who also serves as a bi-vocational pastor via substitute teach¬ing, attended with his wife, Susan. …

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Introducing New Hymns in Small Churches

One of the huge challenges facing any smaller congregation (whether rural or urban or small town) is how to expand the base hymnody and liturgy of the group, enabling the worshipers to encounter, become familiar with and maybe even just learn to love and appreciate a growing repertoire of fresh and new (or at least …

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“Main Street Living” Media Ministry – November Update

Hopefully, the expansion to the western half of North Dakota went smoothly in your viewing area! You should be now receiving the broadcasts at 10:00 AM Central (9:00 Mountain) on KBMY Xtra Channel 17.3 Bismarck/Dickinson and KMCY Xtra Channel 14.3 Minot/Williston, WDAY Xtra Channel 6.3 Fargo-Moorhead and WDAZ Xtra Channel 8.3 Grand Forks. (Note: Some …

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District Pew Message and Financials – October 2018

Greetings and blessings to you in our risen Lord Jesus! Missions are found in the heart of God.  Mission begins with the beating of God’s heart, because it is who God is.  God’s  desire is for “all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim. 2:4).  In His …

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“Orphan Grain Train” Hurricane Relief

The Jamestown “Orphan Grain Train” branch is collecting items to help with relief for those affected by the recent hurricanes. The items listed below are what is needed and can be dropped off at the Jamestown “Orphan Grain Train” warehouse (103 4th Ave SE) on Mondays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and Saturdays from …

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Inactive Ministry -It’s a Matter of Perspective

I have, in my years of ministry and in business, that we humans are often very focused on the “how” and for some reason fail to recognize the importance of the “why.” Why we are doing something oftentimes has as much or more impact on the thing we found are do­ing as the steps taken …

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“Main Street Living” Media Ministry – October Update

WOW! There’s a lot happening in October! First, beginning Sunday, October 7th, MSLN is expanding to the western half of North Dakota through broadcasts on KBMY WDAY-Xtra Channel 17.3 Bismarck/Dickinson and KMCY WDAY-Xtra Channel 14.3 Minot/Williston at 10:00 AM Central (9:00 Mountain). Plans are being made to begin recording pastors from our western congregations this …

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ND District Annual Men’s Winter Retreat

**Notice the date has been changed** Click the image above for a printable flyer to share with your family, friends and congregation.

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