Apr 15 2018

BLT Day!

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Apr 14 2018

Organ Workshop

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Apr 14 2018

Men’s Ministry: Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Tour

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Mar 30 2018


Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota teams with Midwest Motor Express each spring to collect and deliver quilts and kits at distribution points across the state for the Lutheran World Relief Drive. Please notice that Lutheran Social Services does only the spring drive and Midwest Motor Express does the fall drive. If you have any questions, please contact Cari Logan at Lutheran Disaster Response/LSS of ND at 701-235-7341.

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Mar 29 2018

Church Workers Scholarship Deadline Quickly Approaches

The deadline for applications for a scholarship from the North Dakota District for the 2018-19 school year is June 1. The scholarship is for students enrolled in an LCMS college/university or seminary preparing for full-time church work. For an application, please contact your financial aid office.

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Mar 20 2018

Called to Glory – Rev. Charles Johnson 1948-2018

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, the gracious and merciful Lord Jesus Christ called home His faithful servant Reverend Charles Earl Johnson to be with Him in heaven.

Arrangements are as follows:
Visitation from 5-7 p.m. with prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Beautiful Savior, 2601 23rd Ave. S Fargo, ND 58103

Funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Beautiful Savior.

Pastors should bring their red stoles for funeral service.

Click here to read Pastor Johnson’s obituary.

Heavenly Father, into whose keeping we entrust our loved ones, help us to look to You in our time of sorrow, remembering the cloud of faithful witnesses with which we are surrounded. Grant that we may one day share in the joys of those who now rest in your presence; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. (LSB p.316)

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Mar 16 2018

Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads to Hold Congregational Safety Seminar in April

Does the news make you wonder and worry about the safety of your congregation and the members? We are hosting a special Congregational Safety Seminar on Saturday, April 14 th  starting at 9:30. Please bring your pastor and others in your congregation for an opportunity to study God’s Word, consider your neighbor and their safety in the setting of your church. Please contact Pastor Jon (director@shretreat.org or 701 389-9033) to reserve your place or for more details.


Summer is coming!! Before we know it, summer will be here, along with all the activities. For Summer Camp registration, check with your congregation for a brochure, or look online for our online registration! You can submit your information through our website registration and make your payments through PayPal. Check out the registration page for more information.


We are now able to take donations through PayPal! You can set the amount and how often you want to help with making camp a great place to be! Don’t forget about your opportunities to give through AmazonSmile and your Thrivent Choice dollars as well.


Our Spring calendar is filling up with retreats and events. Check our website for the latest details, or watch for our latest brochure in your church’s email. If you want your own copy, send us a message and we will include you on the brochure mailing list.

During our late winter months of February and March, we are offering a 25% discount on all bookings! During the month of April, we are offering a 50% off for all clergy reservations to give our pastors a time of recouping after Lent and Easter. And don’t forget the possibilities of Confirmation retreats as your celebration of confirmation draws closer!


Are you still looking for a place for your summer family reunion? We have weekends available to host your family reunion, call to schedule your time of fun here at Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads!

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Mar 16 2018

Rural Church Experiences Blessings Working Together

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, organized in 1902, has shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ with people of the Upham, Newburg, Deering, and Towner communities for 116 years. In 1907 it became a two-point parish with St. John’s; in 1999, Bethlehem/St. John became one congregation with Rev. Daryl Rothchild, Pastor.  The present edifice was built in 1950.
             The winter of 2017 saw record snowfall in this north central area of the state and when it melted Bethlehem’s basement was covered with a foot of water. At the July 5, 2017 voter’s meeting, it was decided to abandon the basement and build a 2700 sq. ft. addition to the west of the present structure including parish hall, kitchen, office, and storage room. The front entrance would also be extended allowing ground-level access and a “lift” installed for handicap accessibility. Work began immediately with members using their talents, skills, and resources, giving glory to God. Working together was a time of fellowship and growth among members. The present sanctuary was also painted, and new carpet was installed, giving the entire building a unified appearance and face-lift.
             The record snowfall also became a blessing to this farming community. With very limited rainfall in the spring and summer of 2017, the sub-soil moisture sustained the crops and resulted in a good harvest.  Members were able to make generous contributions to this project, and all the bills have been paid.
             Our first Worship Service was December 17, 2017, five months after starting this project. The parish hall has excellent facilities for bible class with a pull-down screen and all-around sound system. It is great for large gatherings. The kitchen cabinets were cleaned, sanitized, and placed in the new kitchen where they are being used once again. It is a joy to worship and work together with fellow saints in these pleasant surroundings.
             During the summer of 2018, plans are to remodel the present washrooms, making them handicap accessible, also.
All Glory be to God!

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Mar 15 2018

Main Street Living North TV – April Update


ATTENTION: MSLN broadcast time changes from 10:00 am to 9:00 am beginning Sunday, April 8th!


As part of the new contract with the Fargo based FOX television stations, the broadcast of our MSLN “Worship Service Program” moves to 9:00 am, and the “Kid’s Crossing” program moves to 9:30 am beginning Sunday, April 8th. We have been told that this move will also lower the number of times that our program will be “bumped” for national FOX sports programs. Please help share this time change with family and friends that may be watching these programs. NOTE: The new Duluth based station will continue to broadcast these programs at 10:00 & 10:30 am.

Please continue to help spread the word to your extended family and friends! In addition to viewing the TV programs Sunday mornings, please also let them know that they can watch all of the Fargo based archived programs at any time online at www.mainstreetlivingnorth.com.

To add 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 at www.mainstreetlivingnorth.com.  Thank you and God’s blessing in Christ!


“Main Street Living North” TV Programs for April 2018:

April 1:   Rev. Dave Suelzle, Grace Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND, presents today’s message: “Death Swallowed Up … Forever?” based on Isaiah 25:7-8. Hymns are: “Jesus Christ is Risen Today,” “I Know that My Redeemer Lives,” and “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice, and Sing.”

April 8:   Rev. Blake Rickbeil, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bertha, MN, presents today’s message: “Peace Be With You” based on John 20:19-31. Hymns are: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna,” and “Christ is Risen Today.”

April 15:   Rev. Dan Suelzle, Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel, Grand Forks, ND, presents today’s message: “Children of God” based on I John 3:1-7. Hymns are:  “The Day of Resurrection,” “Children of the Heavenly Father,” and “Go My Children with My Blessing.”

April 22:   Rev. Jeff Ross, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garfield, MN, presents today ’s message: “Real Security” based on John 10:11-18 & Psalm 23. Hymns are: “The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want,” “The King of Love My Shepherd Is,” and “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us.”

April 29:   Rev. Adam Harvala, Assistant Pastor, St. Andrew Lutheran, West Fargo, ND, presents today’s message: “Fruit From Gnarled & Tangled Vines” based on John 15:1-8. Hymns are: “The Day of Resurrection,” “Jesus, Thy Blood & Righteousness,” and “On What Has Now Been Sown.”

“MAIN STREET LIVING is a locally produced TV program that includes a 30-minute worship service led by participating pastors of the North Dakota and Minnesota North Districts of our LCMS, along with a 30-minute children’s program called “Kid’s Crossing.” Beginning on Sunday, April 8, 2018 MSLN will be broadcast each Sunday at 9:00am Central time on the following FOX stations: KVRR Fargo-Moorhead Channel 15.1, KBRR Thief River Falls-Grand Forks Channel 10.1, KJRR Jamestown Channel 7.1, KNRR Pembina Channel 12.1, and cable and satellite systems carrying these stations, and archived on www.mainstreetlivingnorth.com.

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Mar 15 2018

Congratulations Pastor and Betsy Jones!

Jeremiah Steven Jones was born Tuesday, March 6th at 11:01 am.
He was 6lbs 10oz; 19 in long; 23 days early.

Almighty God, creator of all that exists, we thank You this day for the birth of Jeremiah. As You have added him to the human family, so also unite him to Your holy Church through the waters of Holy Baptism. By the gracious working of Your Holy Spirit, help him to grow in Your nurture and admonition that he may bring glory to You and serve others in Your name; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. (LSB p.318)

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Feb 26 2018

The Christian Conscience – Higher Things Youth Retreat

Higher Things Event FlyerHigher Things Youth Retreat

April 20-21, 2018

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hankinson

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Jan 24 2018

Convention Results

Convention election results are available on the convention page.

Updated after Tuesday’s sessions.

We will be live on Facebook at about 10:30 am (Mountain Time) to hear about “Unity in Mission” by Rev. Zelwyn Heide and at about noon for Installation of all elected officers and close of the convention.

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