Marie Johnson

Hazen, ND

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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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Main Street Living Media Ministry – February Update

We are encouraged and thankful to hear from an increasing number of people who are watching “MAIN STREET LIVING”! Please continue to share information about this TV & INTERNET ministry with your friends and family! ALSO, continue to introduce and/or remind all WDAY “XTRA” CHANNEL viewers that they can now watch at 10:00 am Central …

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Higher Things Retreats

Two local youth retreats are planned for 2019. These retreats are being organized by a dozen North Dakota pastors, as well as many lay leaders and musicians. The two retreats are being held March 29–30 at Zion Lutheran Church in Gwinner and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minot. The retreat in Gwinner will focus on …

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Main Street Living TV Ministry – January 2019 Update

We are now entering YEAR THREE of our MAIN STREET LIVING NORTH MEDIA MINISTRY! We lift of thankful hearts to our Lord and Savior for blessing this ministry addition to the Minnesota North and North Dakota Districts of our LCMS! We also give special thanks to our production crew members Jay Schaefer and DCE Ryan …

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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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