Monthly Archives: September 2015

Fitness, Fellowship and Faith

By Erin Strybis Catch members of The Intersection, an ELCA congregation in Dorchester, Mass., on a Sunday after worship and you’ll notice something unusual about their fellowship hour. For starters, there’s not a coffee cake to be found and folks don’t

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Report from Synod Council – September 2015

9/29/2015 The Western North Dakota Synod Council gathered September 18-29 with a full agenda at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Bismarck.   Friday evening the council gathered with members of the Church of the Cross’s Transition Team to engage a process

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Dishin’ With the Bish’!

The chili spices have been put in the cupboard, the recipe (what recipe???) has been retired, “Chili with the Bishop” is no more.  But wait, synod staff are still cookin’! We are proud to unveil for you “Dishin’ With the

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Program Manager Position at Camp of the Cross Ministries

Camp of the Cross Ministries Garrison, ND Program Manager Position Camp of the Cross Ministries (CCM) in Garrison, ND is seeking an additional full time program manager to join our staff to work with the adult program ministries of CCM.

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Synod Feeding Team Launches NEW Resource Exchange Website

Are you in need of an educational resource in your congregation? Visit the synod’s new online collection of educational resources created and shared by local WND leaders. Already the website offers a number of great resources, and we continue to

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“Lutefisk for Christmas” – A Church School Christmas Program with a Purpose

Rev. Chris Lenning of Plaza has written a church school Christmas program entitled “Lutefisk for Christmas.”  It has been performed in about five churches in our synod and Pastor Chris is offering it for use by any WND congregations who are starting to think about

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A Spiritual Buffer?

by Beth Anderson, Synod Ministry Coordinator – 9/25/2015 “My soul is cast down within me; therefore I remember you . . .By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to

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Together, we build.

by Sherie Heine, Assistant to the Bishop 9/11/2015 “11 The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body

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Book Grant makes study materials available to Congregations

Starting this fall the synod’s Feeding Team is sponsoring a new grant called the Book Grant Program which will provide up to ten books per congregation to conduct book studies that relate to guest speakers who are visiting Western North

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Join Knife River Lutheran Church on a Mission trip to San Marcos, TX

As a part of our mission to “actively spread God’s shining light with unrelenting fortitude”, we at Knife River Lutheran Church of rural Stanley, ND are planning an epiphany-time mission trip this coming year. We will be travelling to San

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