Category: News

Latest news from the North Dakota District LCMS.

Main Street Living Media Ministry – December

CHRISTMAS will soon be here! THANK YOU IMMANUEL, “God with us”, for coming to earth to redeem your creation! May this wonderful message be heard and seen by all who will be watching the MSL Advent and Christmas worship services and the special Christmas season Lutheran Hour Ministries Animated Series Programs this month. We also …

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Higher Things Conference and Retreats 2020

It’s that time of year already – time to get registered for another great Higher Things Conference! Groups are going two different directions this summer – one to Colorado (June 29-July 2) and one to Michigan (July 21-24). There is group transportation being arranged for both locations, along with some fun events along the way!  …

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Is There Hope in the Midst of Addictions?

DEALING WITH ADDICTIONS IN RURAL AND SMALL-TOWN AREAS Once in a private counseling session with an addict, he said to me in tears, “I stole $12,000 from my parents, and I would walk the streets to see which house I could break into and steal money or goods in order to buy my next fix. …

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Main Street Living Ministry Update – November

Thanksgiving! As it’s been a while, I’d like to briefly mention those who specifically do the work of getting our MAIN STREET LIVING programs on the air. First, we thank the pastors of our Minnesota North & North Dakota LCMS congregations for taking the extra time and effort to have their services ready several months …

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From Chaos to Calm: Horse-inspired Healing

If you’d see fourteen-year-old Jackson* in a lighter moment, you’d see he loves a good joke and is quick to laugh. But he came to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch recently because he had great difficulty managing his behavior, and especially, his anger. He also had significant problems staying focused and functioning well in school. …

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Moving Beyond Survival: DOXOLOGY and Your Church’s Future

 Boom and bust have been the cycle of farmers for generations, as well as businesses in small towns that depend on farm customers. But lately it’s been mostly “bust” and very little “boom.” Plummeting commodity prices, rising expenses, and international trade wars have all taken their toll on those who live and work in America’s …

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Main Street Living Ministry Update – October

    It’s hard to believe that 18 years have gone by since the Twin Towers in New York City were destroyed. As I write this newsletter article on “9-11” of 2019, all of the news programs are remembering the horrific actions flowing from mankind’s sinful hearts which killed and injured so many people! Holy Scripture …

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Trip to Greece – In the footsteps of Paul the apostle

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Church Reflections

Check the Mirror, Pastor — After Five Years, Your Church Looks Like You.” This was the headline of an article that caused me to stop and reflect. If it’s true that after five years the congregation I serve will look a lot like me, is that a good thing or a bad thing? If congregations …

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Main Street Living – September Update

How do you watch the weekly MAIN STREET LIVING worship services and “This Is The Life” programs? On cable, satellite, antenna, or over the internet? This, of course, varies depending on what TV services you have AND where you live. In general, the eastern half of North Dakota and the western half of our Minnesota North Districts …

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OGT Newsletter July/Aug/Sept 2019

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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Your generosity is the key to healing and hope for our awesome kids. You’re a friend and partner of the Ranch, so you know all about the good work your support makes possible. But there may be a few things you don’t know about us. And, I believe you’ll find the six Ranch facts below …

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