Yearly Archives: 2015

Cards of Care

When is the last time that you sent someone a greeting card just to show you care? The women of the Lonetree Cluster (the central eastern part of our synod) were inspired when they heard that their sisters in the

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Community Connections

Working Together to be a community where all people are valued. In the parable of the sheep and the goats we hear the call to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger among us, give clothes

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2016 LYO Gathering

Action Tracks Listing NightLife Listing Event Schedule Thursday Friday Saturday Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 3 – 4 PM    Registration (Hotel Lobby) Mixers 4:00 PM   Welcome & Opening Worship with Offering for the 4 Bible Camps 5:20 PM     Check

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Leaning Silo of North Dakota

For years, the silo on Steve Schimelfenig’s farm towered precariously over his barn.  It had to come down.  Meanwhile, each Sunday during the Easter season kids at his congregation, Bowdon Lutheran, collected noisy offerings in tin cans.  The change was

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Called to Connect

As the daughter of an ELCA pastor and church musician in Sioux Falls, S.D., Sarah Rohde grew up thinking about ministry as a career. But it wasn’t until she traveled to Mexico through the ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission program

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All the news that’s news!

by Rev. Lisa Ahlness, Assistant to the Bishop, Stewardship Every time I think of you, I give thanks to God. Phil 1:3 True confessions time: I love church newsletters. (Do you read yours?) As I write, it is the beginning

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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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