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 funerals of two younger friends who have been struggling with health problems for years. And on March 5th, I too will be undergoing surgery for prostate cancer, for which your prayers will be greatly appreciated. Indeed, as we read in Romans 8:22: “We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.” “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” I Corinthians 15:57 (-Ken Koehler, Volunteer Coordinator for Main Street Living North)
Special programming for the Easter Season begins on Palm Sunday, April 5. Palm Sunday will be a one hour tour of the Holy Land. The documentary “The Holy Land-The Eternal Rock Tour” will air for the entire hour replacing the This is the Life segment and the local worship service. The documentary shows the locations where many Biblical events occurred. Easter Sunday, Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer will deliver a special Easter message. Rev. Meyer is President of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. Mark your calendars for these two special services. If you are attending services at the time the program airs, you can see these presentations on the website, www.mainstreetliving.com, until Friday of the week following the broadcast.
“Main Street Living North” Programs for March 2020:
March 1: Rev. Adam Harvala, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, West Fargo, ND, presents the message: “Sweet Merciful Relief,” based on Psalm 32:1-7. “This Is The Life” program is: “Man Adrift,” a Fisher Family episode that discusses the relationship of faith and works.
March 8: Rev. Jacob Wagner, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Vergas, MN, presents the message: “Change?!?!?!,” based on Gen. 12:1-9, Rom. 4:1-8, 13-17, John 3:1-17. “This Is The Life” program: “Time Out for Bill.” What is proper when Christians face adversity?
March 15: Rev. Robin Fish Sr., Immanuel Lutheran Church of Bartlett Township (Verndale), MN, presents the message: “True Blessedness,” based on Luke 11:14-28. “This Is The Life” program is: “A Gift for Grandpa.” Freddie goes to great lengths to get a gift for Grandpa Fisher and learns valuable lessons along the way.
March 22: Rev. Steve Schulz, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND, presents the message: “Blinded by the Light,” based on John 9:1-14. “This Is The Life” program: “Boy on the Fence.” Young Tom is faced with a dilemma as he chooses new friends when his family moves to the city.
March 29: Rev. Kevin Mann, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Henning, MN, presents the message: “Life from Death,” based on John 11:1-53. “This Is The Life” program: “The Sin of Roy Baxter” deals with a man who is overcome with guilt, after making a decision that goes terribly bad.
“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 (normally “This Is The Life,” along with occasional church-season specials). MSLN programs are also archived and can be viewed at any time on www.mainstreetliving.com then click on “North (Fargo)”.