“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior.” And because God has established the Civil Government for the good of our fallen world (see Romans 13), it is vital that we as Christians actively participate in the structure of government under which we live. Therefore, we are to work for laws and elect civil representatives that will best represent God’s revealed will and the good of our neighbor. If you have not yet voted, you are encouraged first to be informed as a Christian citizen, then vote, and then continue to pray for those elected to serve as our civil representatives.
Please continue to share information about our LCMS “Main Street Living” media ministry with others. In addition to being broadcast each Sunday morning, you can view archived programs anytime at www.mainstreetliving.com – then click on the link under the picture identified as “North (Fargo).”
Thank you for your much-needed financial support! Checks may be sent to “Main Street Living NORTH,” 821-5th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103, or donate by Credit Card or your PayPal account on the website. God’s blessing in Christ!
-Ken Koehler / MSL North Volunteer Coordinator
“Main Street Living North” Programs for November 2020:
Nov. 1: Rev. Jim Meyer, a member at St. John, Thief River Falls, presents the message: “Lavished With Love” based on I John 3:1-3. This Is The Life program: “Cell of Hope” – Flag Washington (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) gets a new cellmate Jimmy Stricklin (Richard Dinitri), who is obnoxious. Washington, who came to Christ while in prison, is tested, and they come to blows.
Nov. 8: Rev. Jon Walla, Bethel, Bismarck, ND, presents the message: “Ready or Not, Here He Comes,” based on Matthew 25:1-13. This is The Life program: “Undertow” – Harry (David Ogden Stiers) loses his daughter to drowning. In his grief, he blames the lifeguard, Jim (Gil Perterson). The loss turns to anger towards Jim, who also struggles with the loss of his wife, just a year earlier.
Nov. 15: Vicar Benjamin Ramthun, Zion, Bismarck, ND, presents the message: “Our Certain Future,” based on I Thessalonians 5:1-11. This Is The Life program: “The Healer” -Dave Forman (Gary Collins) is a dynamic “faith healer” who becomes angered by the drowning death of his daughter. His grief becomes too great when a father asks him to heal his diabetic daughter.
Nov. 22: Rev. Arie Bertsch, ND District President, presents the message: “Thanks for Nothing,” based on 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24. This Is The Life program: “Flames of Hate” – Betty Blackwood (Angie Dickinson) is stuck between the man she loves, Art (Ed Kemmer), and her obsessive father Nate (Edger Dearing), who disapproves of Art. But when they elope, her father cuts them off completely.
Nov. 29: Rev. Toby Heller, Concordia, Beulah, ND, presents the message: “Appearances Can Be Deceiving,” based on Mark 11:1-10. Lutheran Hour Animated Series-The City that Forgot About Christmas” – Benji thinks the hustle and bustle of Christmas only makes people more grouchy, but Grandfather has a different view.
“MAIN STREET LIVING” is a locally-produced TV program that includes a 30-minute worship service led by participating pastors of the Minnesota North and North Dakota Districts of our LCMS, along with a 30-minute Lutheran Hour program (typically “This Is The Life,“ along with occasional church-season specials).