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Let’s get to know one another!

Born November 10, 1955, I am 63 years old. I’m married to Rev. Julie Anderson who is a Pastor with Good Shepherd of Bismarck. We have 2 children, Charlene & Trent….READ MORE Advertisements

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Staff Changes

As the month of April comes to an end, First Lutheran of Mandan will be going through some staff changes. First and foremost, I invite all of you to celebrate with us April 28th after the 11:45 service.   As Pastor … Continue reading

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Full of Change

In September’s newsletter entitled “Full of Change”, I wrote about transition. The changing seasons, the new HVAC system, and the laments of what could have been. Since last June, I have seen a lot of change, and since the September … Continue reading

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The Church season of Lent

As a North Dakota native, I continue to be one who is thankful to live in a place where all the seasons of the year can be experienced. Having said that, this year I am feeling that winter has been … Continue reading

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Love is patient, love is kind…..

4Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant 5or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the … Continue reading

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There will be signs in the sun, the moon and the stars

A parishioner recently told me that its ‘too hot outside’ for December. I, for one, am not complaining! But the parishioner went on to say that the world will soon end because the warmth outside and the recent earthquake in … Continue reading

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lights, sounds, and smells of Advent and Christmas

I love the lights, sounds, and smells of Advent and Christmas. Each one seems to remind me of happy memories, youthful longings, and a sense of belonging. I remember one Christmas my grandma Mac gave me a gift that was … Continue reading

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Ventures in Growing Stewards

A recent issue of “Living Lutheran”, the monthly magazine of the ELCA featured an article entitled “Ventures in Growing Stewards” for congregations. In doing some additional reading and ‘ingathering’ of material for our own stewardship education, I came upon some … Continue reading

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Full of Change

September and October are always full of change. This time of year marks the end of summer, the beginning of autumn, and the all too soon arrival of winter. We quite literally move from long days of light and warmth … Continue reading

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It’s a ever changing time

On Thursday, August 16th, we lost the “Queen of Soul”, Aretha Franklin to the bonds of heaven. I was always a big Aretha fan, as ‘rhythm and blues’ is one of my favorite genres of music, and no one since … Continue reading

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