“GLORY TO GOD in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14 There doesn’t seem to be much peace on earth these days. As I write this article in mid-November, Russia continues to rain down missiles throughout Ukraine, tensions are growing with North Korea and China, and the recent mid-term elections seem to indicate an ever-deepening split in our own nation regarding who should govern. And sadly, I could list many more examples of a lack of peace. BUT there IS PEACE between God and those of us who believe in Him! This PEACE has been made possible by the Jesus we celebrate especially at this time of the year we call CHRISTmas!

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-Ken Koehler,Volunteer Coordinator

“Main Street Living North” Programs for December 2022:

Dec 4th: Rev. Heath Trampe, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Minot, ND, presents the message: “Peace? Are you kidding me?” based on Matthew 3:1-12. Lutheran Hour seasonal program: “Stable Boy” – A manger scene comes to life and tells the story of the first Christmas.

Dec 11th: Rev. Philip Beyersdorf, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Minot, ND, presents the message: “The Work of the Great Physician” based on Matthew 11:2-11. Lutheran Hours seasonal program: “Red Boots for Christmas” – A shoemaker learns the true meaning of Christmas.

Dec 18th: Rev. Craig Fenske, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Grand Forks, ND, (message to be announced). Lutheran Hour seasonal program: “Christmas Is” – The shepherd in a Christmas play learns the importance of Christmas.

Dec 25th: Rev. Matthew Harrison, LCMS President, presents the Christmas message. Lutheran Hour seasonal program: “Christmas on Main Street” – The Christmas message at a mission brings a grandson and his grandfather together.

“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 (usually “This Is The Life,” along with occasional church-season specials).

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