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Latest news from the North Dakota District LCMS.

Main Street Living Media Ministry – September 2020 Update

WHAT AN IMPORTANT THING it is that we may sometimes take for granted! I am referring to the study, and prayer, and effort, and time that our pastors put in week after week (and several times a week during certain times of the church year) to craft a sermon message for us! As I prepare …

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Main Street Living Media Ministry – August 2020

JUST WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN? And, how does being one really differ from the other religions and moral codes of the world? This is the question that Mr. Brownly is struggling with – and which was keeping him from openly sharing his faith with others. My guess is that many within our churches will be …

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Main Street Living Media Ministry Update July 2020

IN THE WAKE of the death of George Floyd, we hear many reasons as to what is wrong with our society and how to fix it. Why such hate, racism, and even murder – and not only here in America but all around the world, and throughout all of history? Where is this all coming …

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Seven Ways to Help a Friend or Loved One Through a Challenging Time

Mental health is essential to overall health and well-being and mental illnesses can be treated. One in five people, including adults and children, experiences a mental illness in any given year. Those problems can contribute to the onset of more serious long-term conditions such as major depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia. Approximately one-half of chronic …

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No Better Story

by Dr. Mike Rodewald, Executive Director, Lutheran Bible Translators My wife and I visited Liberia in March. This was just before the COVID-19 virus was making its impact known on travel. The purpose was to attend the dedication of yet another New Testament – the Gola language community celebrating the Bible in their hands in …

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Orphan Grain Train sends shipment to Moldova

“On Monday, May 18th, various volunteers at the Orphan Grain Train warehouse in Jamestown, ND, helped load a shipment of clothing, bibles, books and medical supplies which will be sent to Moldova.  Praise the Lord!”

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Main Street Living Media Ministry

HAVE YOU been watching the “This Is The Life” programs along with the MSL Divine Services each Sunday? As our LCMS President Matthew Harrison states during his introduction of these programs, though they were recorded in the 1960s and 70s, the subject matter is still very relevant! I look forward to watching each week’s episode …

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Congratulations candidates, vicars

Call Day 2020 was one for the record books. Everything was different, yet still the same. The Word of God was preached, hymns were sung, vicarages and deaconess internships were assigned, pastoral candidates were given their first calls. Each of the two seminaries had their own way of making the virtual service work. Concordia Seminary, …

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Main Street Living Media Ministry – May Update

“Coronavirus” and “COVID-19” are likely the two most often heard words during the past month or two! My hope is that you and your loved ones have been and will continue to be spared from this pandemic. Perhaps these times have already or will provide special opportunities to minister to others in the name of …

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Almost overnight, COVID-19 has radically changed life as we know it . . . across the nation, worldwide, and now, here at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch.

But one thing hasn’t changed:  the need for a very special place where vulnerable children can find healing, hope, and shelter from the storms of life. First, please know we’re praying that you and your loved ones are safe.  Our kids know that you make their treatment and education possible.  They’re truly grateful. Most important …

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Main Street Living Media Ministry – April 2020

YOU AND I HAVE the most crucial message in the world! That message is that our Creator God loves us so much that He left the splendor of heaven to come down to earth and redeem His fallen creation, including each person reading this article, and every person watching any an episode of MAIN STREET …

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Main Street Living Media Ministry – March 2020 Update

AS I WRITE this article on February 10th, the Coronavirus epidemic continues to capture the headlines, the recent wide fires in Australia are still somewhat fresh in our minds, and the nightly news is a constant reminder that we are indeed living in a fallen, broken world. In the last two weeks, I’ve attended the …

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