Marie Johnson

Hazen, ND

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In Memorium

Evelyn M. Allensworth August 8, 1950 – February 24, 2017 Evelyn M. Allensworth, age 66, of Grafton, ND passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017, at the Altru Hospital of Grand Forks after a fierce battle with cancer. Evelyn Mary Heuchert was born August 8, 1950, in Grafton, ND, the daughter of the late Raymond …

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Youth participate in MercyCare Visit to Chilé

The North Dakota District has partnered with MOST Ministries to send four youth to engage in MercyCare and continue to cultivate the relationship with the Lutheran Church in Chilé. The group, lead by Chaplain Rick Jones and Deaconess Faith Swenson, had a great time immersing themselves in the Chiléan culture while helping the congregations in …

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What a Great Turn Out for the Annual Men’s Retreat!

Thirty-Seven men from around the district attended the Annual Men’s Retreat at Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads. Pastor Jon Walla (Bethel, Bismarck) was the speaker and led the men in studying “Manhood Redeemed” on January 20-21.

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Teaching the Faith

When I was first asked to take on the role of VBS Coordinator as a junior in college I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. With the help from my Pastor and many volunteers in the church, we have been able to make a successful VBS week each summer. Here are a few …

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Campus Ministry Alive and Well in the ND District!

Pictured above are students from the NDSU chapter of LCMS U along with President Matthew Harrison. This group attended the LCMS Campus Ministry Conference in Washington, D.C. from January 3-6, and President Harrison (pictured far left) was one of the plenary speakers.

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National Lutheran Schools Week 2017

Celebrating “through the decades” at Grace Lutheran School Lyric video for the song “(Jesus is) Louder than the Radio”. Original song was written and performed by Mr. Jay Schaefer and the students of Grace Lutheran School, Fargo ND. Enjoying Wacky Day at Martin Luther School! Thank you for supporting our Lutheran Schools! Grace Lutheran School …

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Rev. Eckstein included as Essayist

Concordia Publishing House recently put out a book entitled The Ethics of Sex: From Taboo to Delight; Ethics of Sex. North Dakota District’s Rev. Tom Eckstein (Concordia, Jamestown) was given the privilege of writing the essay on homosexuality included in this book. Topics covered in this are male and female sex differences, marriage, polygamy, contraception, …

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Got Letters?

St. Andrew Niagara is looking for any “old style” changeable, black on white background steel letters for the old style church announcement signs. These are 3 1/2 inches high by 2 inches wide. We’re thinking that possibly some church may have purchased a new announcement sign, but still had the letters in a closet somewhere. …

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Higher Things 2017

Dear Pastors, Youth Leaders, and Congregations: This past July, 71 youth and chaperones from all across the North Dakota District traveled to Fort Collins, Colorado for the Higher Things Youth Conference. The feedback that we received from the youth was phenomenal and it was decided that we need to continue to provide the opportunity for …

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2017 National Essay Contest

For students in Grades 6 through 12 (Any Lutheran student or student in a Lutheran school) Sponsored by the Council of Federation Presidents, Lutherans For Life Contest Guidelines: Students will write a life-affirming essay based on the 2017 Conference theme: Hope For Life and 1Peter 3:15 “in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, …

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Grace Lutheran School News

Check out Grace Lutheran School’s new blog, AND check out GLS on Facebook! http://gracelutheranschoolfargo.blogspot.com/ www.facebook.com/gracelutheranschoolfargo PLUS….. (Have you heard?…..) Grace Lutheran School students are working hard and it shows! Through the marvelous educational system, we have been blessed with here at Grace Lutheran School, our students are learning, thriving and making our community proud! Please …

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President Arie Bertsch? Now, Who is He?

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