Marie Johnson

Hazen, ND

Author's posts

Trip to Greece – In the footsteps of Paul the apostle

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Church Reflections

Check the Mirror, Pastor — After Five Years, Your Church Looks Like You.” This was the headline of an article that caused me to stop and reflect. If it’s true that after five years the congregation I serve will look a lot like me, is that a good thing or a bad thing? If congregations …

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Main Street Living – September Update

How do you watch the weekly MAIN STREET LIVING worship services and “This Is The Life” programs? On cable, satellite, antenna, or over the internet? This, of course, varies depending on what TV services you have AND where you live. In general, the eastern half of North Dakota and the western half of our Minnesota North Districts …

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OGT Newsletter July/Aug/Sept 2019

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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Your generosity is the key to healing and hope for our awesome kids. You’re a friend and partner of the Ranch, so you know all about the good work your support makes possible. But there may be a few things you don’t know about us. And, I believe you’ll find the six Ranch facts below …

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The No-Casserole Illness

AND HOW THE CHURCH CAN RESPOND It’s a conversation I’ll never forget. While visiting with a local pastor one day about the mental health focus of The Lutheran Foundation, he shared something he did one Sunday morning in church.  As people gathered for worship, everyone received a sheet of paper with a list of ten …

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“MAIN STREET LIVING” MEDIA MINISTRY – AUGUST UPDATE

“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction” 2 Timothy 4:2. 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 …

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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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