Main Street Living Media Ministry – August 2020

JUST WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN? And, how does being one really differ from the other religions and moral codes of the world? This is the question that Mr. Brownly is struggling with – and which was keeping him from openly sharing his faith with others. My guess is that many within our churches will be able to identify with him. The “THIS IS THE LIFE” episode entitled “House of Sand” does an excellent job of answering this question! I encourage everyone who may have missed this episode to go to “” and click on “Watch This Is The Life,” then scroll down to the “House of Sand” episode – posted June 26, 2020 – to watch this program! (You may wish to keep scrolling and watch other episodes too sometimes.)

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

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 August 2020

August 2:    Rev. Jonathan Durkopp, Trinity Lutheran Church, LaMoure, ND, & Trinity Lutheran Church, Adrian, ND, presents the message: “God’s Care,” based on Matthew 14:13-21. This Is The Life program is: “The Visit” – During wartime, a Christian’s response to tragedy becomes a witness to others.

August 9:   Rev. Ron Hobbie, Zion Lutheran Church & St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ada, MN, presents the message: “Have You Comprehended?” based on Job 38:18. This is The Life program is: “One Hour to Live” – Divine forgiveness for the truly penitent assures a man –and in the nick of time.

August 16:   Rev. Richard Biberdorf, Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND, Zion Lutheran Church, Binford, ND, & Grace Lutheran Church, Cooperstown, ND, presents the message: “Choking Us with Cream,” based on Romans 11:1-2a, 13-15, 28-32. This Is The Life program is: “Trial By Fire” – When an unexpected tragedy strikes…pray, forgive, and move forward.  Do not allow the past to embitter the future. When one door closes, another will open.

August 23:   Rev. Andrew Ratcliffe, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School, Perham, MN, presents the message: “What’s the Point,” based on Romans 11:33. This Is The Life program is: “Red Trap” – A loving father’s son became conflicted and lost.  Fortunately, he was surrounded by people who cared.

August 30:   Rev. Paul Preus, Zion Lutheran Church, Ellendale, ND, presents the message: “In the Likeness of Our Father,” based on Matthew 5:38-39. This Is The Life program is: “Run Away” – Away we go, back to where we started.

“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).  

Programs are broadcast starting at 9:00 am Central time on the following FOX stations:

Fargo-Moorhead:                                KVRR Channel 15.1

            Thief River Falls-Grand Forks           KBRR Channel 10.1

            Jamestown                                          KJRR Channel 7.1

            Pembina                                              KNRR Channel 12.1

Programs are broadcast starting at 10:00 am Central Time / 9:00 am Mountain time on the following WDAY XTRA Channels:

            Fargo-Moorhead                                 WDAY Xtra Channel 6.3

Grand Forks                                        WDAZ Xtra Channel 8.3

            Bismarck/Dickinson                            KBMY Xtra Channel 17.3

            Minot/Williston                                   KMCY Xtra Channel 14.3

Please check your cable and satellite providers for the corresponding channel on your system. MSLN programs are also archived for one year and can be viewed at any time on

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