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Letter from Bishop Narum related to Standing Rock and DAPL

October 26, 2016 – ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and others including 5 synodical bishops, rostered leaders, and lay people traveled to Western North Dakota over the last two days to listen to voices in our communities related to the

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FSLA and What It Means for Churches

October 26, 2016 – Upcoming changes to the Fair Labor Standards act related to workweek, overtime and compensation may impact congregations who have additional staff beyond clergy.  The ELCA has provided a helpful webinar to assist congregations in understanding these

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Service of Prayers for Peace at Standing Rock

September 9, 2016 – On September 8, ELCA Lutherans and full communion partners including Episcopal leaders gathered together in Bismarck and Minot for prayer services to pray together for peace in the midst of the unfolding situation at Standing Rock

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Lutheran Campus Ministry at MSU receives $100,0000 grant to support vocational exploration

Lutheran Campus Ministry at Minot State University has received a grant of $100,000 to explore more deeply its role in helping college students reflect on faith and calling in their lives. Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded the grant as part of

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Adult Learning Opportunities with Great Plains Theological Studies

This spring another adult learning event will be offered along Highway 12.  It is designed for people who want to: deepen their theological and scriptural knowledge     beyond brief Sunday morning Bible studies; or prepare themselves to help provide more seasoned

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Resources for C.A.R. Sunday and SweetDeal for C.A.R.

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The first Sunday in Lent is designated as C.A.R. (Central African Republic) Sunday in the Western North Dakota Synod.  You can find resources below, including a bulletin insert with a Litany, that can be used during your worship

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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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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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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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