Yearly Archives: 2015

Women from Western ND Supporting Women in Seminary

The Western North Dakota Synodical Women’s organization and the WND SWO Board is pleased to give nine women from Western North Dakota who are currently enrolled in an ELCA seminary programs a monetary gift from the W.I.S.E. (Women in Seminary

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See the Face of God

GOD’S WORK OUR HANDS, gave our congregation, First Lutheran in Bismarck, ND, a unique way to “See the face of God.” Leslee Webb, LSW and School Social Worker at South Central High School in Bismarck spoke to our congregation about

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Growing in Faith and Service

All of the cabins are shuttered, the wood piles refilled, the canoes and pontoons put away.  Camp season in Western North Dakota is over for another year.  This year, your four outdoor ministry sites, Badlands Ministries in Medora, Camp of

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Bring Home the Bacon this Advent

This season of Advent (and beyond) the Sending Team invites congregations, confirmation and church school students, Women of the ELCA groups and more to use piggy banks and the following resources to raise awareness and financial resources for World Hunger.

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Be not afraid

by Bishop Mark Narum 12/1/2015 Fear can be a crippling emotion.  Fear can make you freeze – unable to move, speak or even think.  Fear can also create panic leading a person to say or do things they would otherwise

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Relationships Flourish Amid the Slowdown

  Relationships created during the Bakken Oil Boom continue to flourish despite the oil slowdown and departure of people.  Wilmington Lutheran Church in Arnegard welcomed new faces during those times, one of them Manuel Cabrera from a village northwest of Mexico

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Food for Body and Soul

When Paul Holje and George Kelley talk about how they changed careers midlife to start a business, they joke that their story is the one about the architect and air traffic controller who opened a bakery. Self-proclaimed “foodies,” Paul and

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When his dad, Pastor Robert Schmidt, received a letter about a contingency meeting at Camp of the Cross to approve an increase in the building project budget, Levi Schmidt wanted to do something to help! He attended the meeting and

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Tractors for Jesus

You can’t beat the fellowship that happens in the midst of exhaust fumes, rusty iron, and the occasional spray from a leaky engine head.  Harnessing the enthusiasm and expertise of old tractor connoisseurs, much fellowship happened in the Bowdon parish

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Called, Gathered, Enlightened & Sanctified

by Beth Anderson, Synod Ministry Coordinator 10/29/2015 “He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.” -Luther’s Small Catechism I’m still emerging from a blessed 3 days with

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