Marie Johnson

Hazen, ND

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Active Stewardship in the Rural Parish

Where I serve, people are conservative. I don’t mean that they watch Fox News and listen to Rush Limbaugh (although plenty of them do). I’m talking about the deep-down conservatism that always asks the question, “Pastor, if we’ve been doing it this way for so many years, why would you ask us to change? Is …

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The stewardship conference you need.

Led by Synod’s Stewardship Director Rev. Heath Curtis and Assistant Director Rev. Dr. Nathan Meador, this conference will equip pastors and laity to think biblically and “Lutheranly” about financial stewardship in its broader context. MORE THAN GIVING A DOXOLOGY Conference on Stewardship Sponsored by The LCMS Office of National Mission and Iowa District West August …

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District Life News – July 2019

The board of Elders of Immanuel Lutheran in Wahpeton North Dakota has given their pastor, Rev. Matthew Tooman – Life Coordinator for the North Dakota District, 3 Sundays per year to share with LCMS North Dakota District churches.  If your church is sponsoring a life event and would like Pastor Tooman to share a sermon …

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June 2019 Installations

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LWML Fall Retreat

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Follow convention news wherever you are

Whether you’re attending or not, you can easily keep up with all the news related to the 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), July 20–25 in Tampa, Fla. Here’s how to be informed before, during and after the convention. Before Everything you need to know about convention business is contained in the …

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Main Street Living – July Update

“Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17  With this in mind, please continue to share information about our LCMS “Main Street Living” media ministry with others. MSLN is broadcast each Sunday morning – and also available every day at www.mainstreetliving.com (then click on the …

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Zion Claire City Celebrated 125 years!

Zion Lutheran Church rural Claire City, SD celebrated their 125th anniversary on June 16, 2019, at 11:00 AM. North Dakota District president Arie Bertsch was the guest preacher.

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A Response to Seth Millstein’s “How to argue Pro Choice: 11 Arguments Against Abortion Access, Debunked

by Rev. Matthew Tooman District Life Coordinator LCMS North Dakota District May 23, 2019 In an article titled “How to Argue Pro-Choice:  11 Arguments Against Abortion Access, Debunked,” Seth Millstein attempts to defend the practice of abortion and the value that many people place on the abortion industry as a tool for empowering women and …

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You can help a hurting child succeed in school

Help Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch outfit classrooms so they can enroll ten additional middle school students in their on-campus school, Dakota Memorial School. “I don’t even want to think about what would have happened if I wouldn’t have come to the Ranch. I would probably be dead.” Adam, 2019 Graduate of Dakota Memorial School …

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What’s New in Witness & Outreach?

When it comes to Witness & Outreach, there is nothing new under the sun. (Actually, ac­cording to Eccl. 1:9, that’s true of every­thing!) But there are trends in the current work of sharing the Gospel that we should pay attention to. A recent report from Barna Research, “Reviving Evangelism,” highlights the importance of sharing the …

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Main Street Living Media Ministry – June Update

Summer has finally arrived – and with it often comes increased traveling causing us to be out of town on Sundays and/or at other times when our congregation’s worship services are normally held. With this in mind, please remember our LCMS “Main Street Living” media  ministry broadcast each Sunday morning – and also available every …

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