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Annual Report Covers

The 2017 Annual Report covers are now available to order from the ELCA website at this link: https://resources.elca.org/ The cover can also be downloaded for free.

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Advocacy Trip Update

December 20, 2017 Greetings in Christ’s name! I write today to share news of a recent visit to North and South Dakota by churchwide staff. This trip comes as a follow-up to last June’s visit by Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.

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Hay Relief Across the Miles

In a moving display of interchurch solidarity, three Lutheran churches in Minnesota felt compassion for their fellow ranchers in dought-striken Western North Dakota and decided to gather hay to share with them. Faith Lutheran in Wolverton, Comstock Lutheran of Comstock,

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2017 ND Legislative Updates of Interest to ELCA Congregations

Updated 5/9/2017 Throughout the 2017 session of the ND Legislature, our synod attorney Murray Sagsveen, will be sharing updates on bills coming before the legislature and upcoming hearings that may be of interest to rostered ministers and members of our synod

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Update to FLSA Overtime Ruling

Nov. 30, 2016 –  On November 22, a federal district judge in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction temporarily blocking the implementation and enforcement of the Overtime Final Rule that was scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016. The judge

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Response to Presiding Bishop’s Statement on Standing Rock

    November 17, 2016 Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This week the Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America released a statement regarding events which are happening at Standing Rock.  I am not writing to support, condemn,

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Invitation to A Season of Listening. . .

Over the next few months, we invite congregations and members of this synod to enter into “A Season of Listening. . .” – a time of intentional conversation about engaging racial diversity across the synod and how we strengthen bonds

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ELCA Presiding Bishop Issues Statement on Standing Rock

CHICAGO (Nov. 14, 2016) – The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has issued the following statement on Standing Rock. Statement from ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton on Standing Rock When we come

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Thoughts on Standing Rock – Nov. 1, 2016

November 1, 2016 – by Bishop Mark Narum We stand witness to historic events.  A gathering of native peoples from around the world gather along the flood plain of an ancestral home.  Historic in that, for the first time in

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News from the Our Companion Synod in the Central African Republic

Former missionary Jim Noss, recently returned from a visit to the Central African Republic, which is the international companion synod partner for the Western North Dakota Synod.  Among his stops was the Emmanuel Health Center at Gallo, a ministry that

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