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How many of you carry around anxiety and fear?

The gospel of Matthew reminds us that God is at work in our lives taking care of all of our today’s and tomorrow’s. That you and I are clothed in Christ, who is the one who calls us out of … Continue reading

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Greetings from First Lutheran Church Council!

Greetings from First Lutheran Church Council. I would like to take some time to update you on a few things. The call committee at First Lutheran has been working hard in following the process outlined by the ELCA and the … Continue reading

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Change is not easy!

Things are picking up at First Lutheran. School is around the corner and this means church school and changing back to our regular worship times and routines [like LAF]. Thank you for your openness and prayers as we have been … Continue reading

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Sharing of God’s peace

Christ Lutheran Church in Hammond was my home congregation. When I was in middle school and high school it felt like a sanctuary. I fell in love with worship there, discovered my voice, and learned to love God. It will … Continue reading

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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

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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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