Passing this along to all –

For your listening pleasure – check out the You Tube below of Matt Richard
interviewing me about the new church starts in ND.
Thanks so much to Matt.  What a great job!
Please forward this to everyone and anyone!

Blessings in Christ,
+ Jim
Rev. Dr. James A. Baneck

District President
The North Dakota District
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

413 East Avenue D
Bismarck, ND  58501
701.751.3424 office
701.226.9136 cell

> Begin forwarded message:
> Date: June 23, 2015 at 12:08:11 PM CDT
> Subject: Posted!
> From: “Rev. Dr. Matthew R. Richard” <>
> To: James Baneck <>, “Rev. Dr. James A. Baneck” <>
> Great job today!
> You can publicize the Hangout through sharing this Link: <>
> -matt
> _____
> Rev. Dr. Matthew R. Richard
> Zion Lutheran Church <>
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> 701-678-2401 (W)
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> While the blessings of the Internet include the opportunity to easily connect with others, share the proclamation of Christ with readers near and far, and while reading the Word through a good blog posting is a good thing, nothing can replace gathering with a faithful congregation to receive the gifts of Christ in Word and Sacrament. God works faith through His Word, where and when He wills, but no one receives the joy of gathering with fellow believers through a screen. Likewise, the blessing of receiving the Body and Blood of Christ only happens when you gather with other Christians. While I pray that you are blessed by this email, I even more pray that you are regularly gathering with a faithful pastor and congregation. If you do not have such a fellowship I would be happy to do what I can to help you find a congregation.