Monthly Archives: August 2014

” We Were Blessed to Do God’s Work…”

  This year on our church Mission Trip I learned many things! 1) Sleeping in a tent for a week with 8 girls can be done, 2) giraffes are picky eaters, and 3) doing work for our fellow North Dakotans

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LWR Kits + VBS = Pie in the Face

Sunne Lutheran Church, rural Wilton, has always put together a lot of school kits for Lutheran World Relief, but this year we decided to try something different.  Instead of asking people to donate the needed supplies, our Vacation Bible School

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WND Women Attend Triennial

In July, approximately 45 ladies from the Western North Dakota Synodical Women’s Organization (Women of the ELCA) attended the Ninth Triennial Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Under the theme, “of many generations”, the Triennial had five ladies of 90+ years

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Well Done, Good and Faithful Servants

On Sunday July 20th, 2014 “Lesje Evangelisk Lutersk Menighed of Township of Scandia, County of Bottineau, North Dakota” celebrated their final worship service.  This congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), more commonly known as “Lesje Lutheran”, located near Souris,

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A Different Kind of Nursing

“All nurses are required to provide spiritual care, but for a faith community nurse, it is intentional,” says Susan Carson, a faith community nurse at St. John’s Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation in Sacramento, Calif. “We can openly pray with another

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Nathan Dungan Stewardship Lectures

Nathan Dungan, founder and president of Share Save Spend, will give two upcoming presentations at Luther Seminary. These lectures will focus on the ways in which students and financial coaches can faithfully and effectively manage their personal and congregational finances.

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The Granola Bar Pastor

Jonathan Hemphill always had a passion for young-adult ministry. “I just love young people,” he says. “I think they make the world go around.” But he had a hard time getting a young-adult ministry off the ground as the youth

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Camp Counselors Ready to Serve

  Camp Noah, a day camp for children impacted by disaster, had a setback of its own earlier this summer when plan for a volunteer team of counselors fell through, leaving the program at risk of cancelation. Run by Lutheran

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GIFTS Events 2014 – 2015

Western North Dakota GIFTS The GIFTS Committee invites you to save the dates for upcoming events: November 15, 2014 @ Bethany, MInot – “Making Sense of the Cross“, David Lose March 7, 2015 @ Zion, Minot – “Ministry with Young Adults”, Andrew Root April 11, 2015 @

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