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 in advance and driving to our recording locations. Thanks also to the congregations who serve as our recording sites. Most of the time, the recording is done at Immanuel, Fargo, with a once a year recording at Immanuel, Grand Forks, and once a year in western ND, where we’ve recorded at both Messiah, Mandan, and Bethel, Bismarck.

Jay Schaefer, a member of Immanuel, Fargo, continues to do all of the technical work (recording, editing, and getting the programs to the TV stations and our MSL website. Courtney Solberg, also a member at Immanuel, has been assisting recently with set up and running the Teleprompter. And Ken Koehler from St. Andrew, West Fargo, continues to coordinate our MSL North operation overall, including setting dates and locations for the recordings and writing the newsletter and bulletin articles, etc. In addition to Ken, our Lay Leadership Team continues to be Doug Schmidt (VP), Mark Jones (Treasurer), and Carole Borchers (Secretary). There are, of course, also others who help out in various ways, including those of you who financially support the programs!

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 all archived programs at any time at (then click on the link under the picture identified as “North (Fargo).”

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 web site. God’s blessing in Christ!

“Main Street Living North” Programs for November 2019:

November 3: Rev. Philip Beyersdorf, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Minot, ND, presents the message: “Saints Washed in the Blood” based on Revelation 7:9-17. The “This Is The Life” program is: “Cell of Hope”- Flag Washington (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) gets a new cellmate Jimmy Stricklin (Richard Dinitri) who is obnoxious. Washington, who came to Christ while in prison, is tested, and they come to blows.

November 10:  Rev. Tom Marcis, Zion Lutheran Church, Bismarck, ND, presents the message: “Life out of the rut” based on Exodus 3:1-12. The “This Is The Life” program is: “Undertow”-Harry (David Ogden Stiers) loses his daughter to drowning. In his grief, he blames the lifeguard, Jim (Gil Peterson). The loss turns to anger towards Jim, who also is struggling with the loss of his wife, just a year earlier.

November 17: Vicar Chris Durham, Zion Lutheran Church, Bismarck, ND, presents the message: “Raise up your heads because your Redemption is drawing near” based on Luke 21:5-28. The This Is The Life program is: “The Healer” -Dave Forman (Gary Collins) is a dynamic “faith healer” who becomes angered by the drowning death of his daughter. His grief becomes too great when a father asks him to heal his diabetic daughter.

November 24: Rev. Don Fondow, MN North District President, presents the message: “Thanks for EVERYTHING!” based on Deuteronomy 26:11 and I Thessalonians 5:18. The This Is The Life program is: “Flames of Hate”-Betty Blackwood (Angie Dickenson) is stuck between the man she loves, Art (Ed Kemmer), and her obsessive father Nate (Edger Dearing) who disapproves of Art. But when they elope, her father cuts them off completely.

“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 (normally This Is The Life,” along with occasional church-season specials).  Programs are broadcast at 9:00 am 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, ANDat 10:00 am Central (9:00 am Mountain) on the following WDAY & affiliate Xtra Channels:WDAY Xtra Channel 6.3 Fargo-Moorhead, WDAZ Xtra Channel 8.3 Grand Forks,KBMY Xtra Channel 17.3 Bismarck/Dickinson, and KMCY Xtra Channel 14.3 Minot/Williston – as well as the cable and satellite systems carrying these stations. (For a list of cable & satellite stations and their channel assignments in your area, please contact your church office.) MSLN programs are also archived and can be viewed at any time on www.mainstreetliving.comthen click on “North (Fargo).”

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