Marie Johnson

Hazen, ND

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Love Abounds – Family Convocation

October 21-22, 2022 Bethel Lutheran Church & Ramada Inn, Bismarck Schedule: Friday 11am-2pm: Mercy Meals Friday Evening: Bear Making Activity with Youth Gathering Saturday: Rev. Dr. Mark Wood, Lutheran Family Service; Comfort Dog Gideon; Lunch Provided

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How to Manage Your Anxiety

I experienced dark times in my life as a child and at every stage of my growth into and through adulthood. I became a prisoner of my anxiety; especially in my earlier years.  I was gripped by obsessive thoughts and worries; phobias (in my case excessive handwashing to ward off germs); inability to slow my …

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“Main Street Living” Media Ministry – June Update

A Christian friend of mine usually adds the words “It’s all about Jesus!” along with his signature. I am reminded of how very true this is whenever I read the words of Colossians 1:16-17: “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in …

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Messiah, Mandan Joins St. Paul’s, Minot to get work done at Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads

–And issues a Challenge to other congregations to help too! We are super excited about the Shepherd’s Hill Work Weekend this summer! What is this Work Weekend, though? Last year, St. Paul’s, Minot took around 40-50 volunteers to Shepherd’s Hill to tackle many projects. Using Thrivent Dollars and Special Funds from St. Paul’s, plus manual …

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Confronting your Addiction

Ever wonder how much is too much? This is a great question for all of us to ask ourselves as we examine our coping strategies for our lives. Learning how to cope and adapt to life’s stressors is a good thing, but sometimes our choices for coping can become problematic and lead to addiction. “No …

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ND Lutherans for Life Essay Contest Winners

North Dakota Lutherans for Life held their Essay Contest in support of life in March. The theme for this year’s essay contest was Blessed for Life from Psalm 41:2: “The Lord protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his …

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St. Paul Lutheran Church, St. Thomas, to celebrate 140 years!

The 140th anniversary of St. Paul Lutheran Church – St. Thomas, ND, will be celebrated on June 26, 2022. There will be a Divine Service at 11:15 am followed by a meal. The 140th Anniversary Service begins at 2:30 pm with bars and coffee served following the anniversary service. Please come join the faithful to …

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Bismarck-Mandan LCMS Ascension Day Service

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Call Day 2022

The Seminaries held their call days at the end of April. The call day ceremonies are where the pastoral candidates get their first calls and vicarage/deaconess intern placements. The North Dakota District will be receiving one candidate and one vicar this year. <– Candidate Christopher Durham Pastor – Redeemer Lutheran Church Lisbon, ND (Candidate Durham …

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Turtle Mountain Outdoor Archery Shoot to benefit Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads

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Main Street Living North Media Ministry – May 2022

EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY is of course the strongest of testimonies! The New Testament Church grew as the Holy Spirit used the eyewitness testimonies of those who had SEEN JESUS ALIVE after having personally seen him crucified and dead. This is what motived the disciples and apostles to preach the resurrection of Jesus – even to their …

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The LCMS ND District Office is hiring!

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The Office Manager will coordinate office administration and procedures to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. The Office Manager is an energetic professional who doesn’t mind wearing multiple hats. Experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support-related tasks and able to work independently with little or no supervision. Well organized, flexible, and enjoy …

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