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Small Town Ministry

Just got off the phone with a pastor who serves a very small town congregation in ND which used to convinced that they have no children anymore. Last Christmas, they included grandchildren who were visiting grandparents for...

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2nd Chance Job Fair

Fargo congregations were one of the sponsors for yesterday’s 2nd Chance Job Fair. Clothes were collected and made available to attendees. Employers were present to take applications. It was an opportunity for several area...

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Summer of MInot

The congregations of the North Dakota District entered into a covenant at their district convention that this summer would be the Summer of MInot. They pledged to allocate time and resources to the flood recovery effort. To...

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Minot (the forgotten city)

I spent yesterday in Minot.  I was kind of glad it was just one day.  I’m not sure (none of us can be until we are faced with a catastrophe)  that I’d cope well with the mess following a flood.  But, home after home,...

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Tulsa & Minot

 Rev Phil Hannemann of St Paul Rugby writes: From July 23-29 our church fellowship hall was the camp out zone for six adults and seven youth from Good Shepherd Lutehran Church of Tulsa, OK.  They logged in time at Minot from...

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More water

This home belongs to Renee Johnson/Minot.  Renee is the treasurer of the ND LWML.  In response to my previous message, Rev. Daryl Rothchild has reported that his home has been similarly effected.  Approximtely 4,100 homes in...

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Minot flooding

Rev Daryl Rothchild and his family were evacuated from their home today in anticipation of record flooding in Minot.  Rev Rothchild lives in Minot and serves congregations in Upham, Towner and Kramer. It is estimated that 10,000...

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Bismarck/Mandan flooding

21 of North Dakota’s 53 counties are federal disaster areas.  The communities of Bismarck/Mandan are dealing with excessive amounts of water from rains in western North Dakota and eastern Montana in recent weeks.  This...

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Sponsor a Kid

At a lunch meeting last week, it was decided to seek sponsorships for 15 Native American children to attend camp at Shepherds HIll Retreat this summer.  Pastor Joel Brandvold will identify the children.  A week at camp costs...

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Us & Housing

Our Life Together includes Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota.  LSSND  offers a variety of programs across the state of North Dakota.  One of those programs is Lutheran Social Services Housing, Inc.  LSS Housing is in the...

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