North Dakota will be sending 12 voting delegates which have already been selected by their circuits. With the assistance of its congregations, the ND District will pay travel, lodging, and meals for these delegates as well as pay a Synod assessment of $18,832 for general convention costs. North Dakota congregations are expected to remit $2 per communicant member to help pay these costs. As of May 17, 2013, 37 congregations have remitted $16,128.65. These funds may be remitted at any time. Thank you in advance for your help.
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May 16 2013
For those in the Bismarck, Mandan area:
Looking for child care for your school age child(ren)?
Check out Camp Luther!
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May 16 2013
Bismarck/Mandan Lutherans for Life Picnic
Sunday, June 2, 2013 @ 4pm
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
730 Hwy. 1804 NE
Bismarck, ND 58503
Contact Person: Mary Ann Anderson 663-1949
The Bismarck/Mandan Lutherans for Life invite you to a picnic (bring something to share) on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 4PM.
- ND State Legislator, Dick Dever, will be our guest speaker. He will discuss what happened with the “life” bills this legislative session and advise us how we can support “life” issues going forward in our state.
- We would also appreciate some “coffee house” style entertainment. Please call Mary Ann if you would be willing to share something with us.
- Youth are encouraged to participate. See you Sunday, June 2nd.
- There will be elections to fill the offices of President and Vice President. Please contact Mary Ann 663-1949 with any names for those positions.
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May 01 2013
through Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
August 5-7, 2013
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
1005 1st Avenue St E
West Fargo, ND 58078
Monday at 1:00 p.m. – Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.
Zion and the Nations: Isaiah and Today
Dr. Paul Raabe, Professor of Exegetical Theology
The book of Isaiah reveals a complex multi-dimensional interaction between Zion and the nations. Here we will explore that interaction by looking at Isaiah and Gentile oracles. We will also explore how the same complex interaction is taking place today.
Registration deadline: July 15
Host: Rev. Clark H. Jahnke, 701-282-4195; firstname.lastname@example.org
Register by mailing this downloadable form with payment or online at www.csl.edu
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Apr 30 2013
Disaster Times 4/30/2013
Make a difference in someone’s life – volunteer to rebuild houses in Minot, ND through Lutheran Disaster Response, a partner in Hope Village.
If you have experience remodeling your home, you have the skills we need. A team of six with one leader who could guide others would be great. Call 701-500-5206 to find out more.
Please pray for those who are in need, those who help, and consider volunteering if you are able to.
Volunteers Numbers Update:
Volunteers April 21st -April 27th there were 8 groups consisting of 61 volunteers, donating 1,592 hours working on 16 homes
A volunteer hour in ND is valued at $17.49/hr which equates to $27,844.08 service given in just 7 days.
Volunteers for Hope Village Spring Clean-up.
There were 15 volunteers donating 45 hours valued at $787.05.
To date building materials from the Recovery Warehouse have been delivered to a total of 150 houses
Additional assistance may be available to those impacted by the 2011 flooding. Homeowners who live within the city limits of Minot may qualify for Community Development Block Grant funds. Income guidelines have been adjusted – see if you qualify now by calling 701-837-5813. Until you ask, you don’t know!
As of April 30th,
there are 74 families waiting for volunteers
who will rebuild their flooded homes.
All stages from framing through finishing work are needed-
Will you help?
Lutheran Disaster Response is the rebuilding partner in Hope Village and really needs volunteers to continue rebuilding efforts in Minot.
Site supervisors are especially needed!
Will you help?
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Mar 07 2013
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota teams with Midwest Motor Express each spring to collect and deliver quilts and
kits at distribution points across the state for the Lutheran World Relief Drive. Please notice that Lutheran Social Services
does only the spring drive and Midwest Motor Express does the fall drive. If you have any questions, please contact
Jenny Snyder at Lutheran Disaster Response/LSS of ND at 701-271-3288 or 1-800-950-2901.
Lutheran World Relief released new Quilt and Kit Guidelines in 2011. Updates are available at lwr.org/get involved. To
request copies of the new Quilt & Kit Ministry Guide or if you have questions about the new guidelines, contact LWR at
email@example.com or 800.597.5972.
Download the flyer below for more information.
2013 Spring LWR flier
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Jan 08 2013
LCMS Young Adult Ministry – a movement of young adults in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod who are reaching out to their peers with the love and light of Christ
- blogs written by young adults, for young adults
- book and media reviews
- podcasts that include interviews, panel discussions and faith conversions with young adults
- servant event volunteer opportunities
For Young Adults, By Young Adults
Empowered to Lead
Check out the LCMS Young Adult Ministry website for more information!
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Jan 01 2013
Concordia Plan Services continues to closely monitor the Affordable Care Act, or health care reform, so we can share important information and resources with you.
This fall, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod launched an awareness campaign, “Religious Liberty: Free to be Faithful,” which encourages LCMS church leaders and members to use the many resources available to educate themselvesabout the importance of religious freedom.
Among the resources the Synod has made available through its Free to be Faithful campaign are several pertaining to health care reform.
One helpful item is an infographic which provides a high-level comparison of what the Affordable Care Act means to you for various entities in our Concordia Health Plan vs. secular health plans.
To access the infographic and additional resources pertaining to health care reform, visit
You can also visit
and click on the Health Care Reform.
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