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A Note from Our Dean

Greetings! Time for an update before we head to the NALC Convocation in Indianapolis next week. I’ll begin by thanking Pastor Erik Johnson for his many years of faithful service to the church as he enters retirement.  This Sunday will be … Continue reading

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Minkota District Pastors Meeting

District Pastors Meeting: Our next district pastors meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 30th, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Bemidji, Minnesota (5232 Irvine Avenue NW).  Our agenda will parallel previous meetings: 10 am      Coffee and conversation 11 am    … Continue reading

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Missionary – James Puotyual

Pastor James Puotyual was born in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan.  In 1985, due to civil war, he was forced to move to Ethiopia and Kenya, living for a few years in tents in United Nations refugee camps. While … Continue reading

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Support our Missionary to Sudanese Refugees

At the NALC Convocation in August, Rev. James Poutyual was commissioned as a NALC Global worker.  Rev. James is from St. Cloud, a pastor and member of the Minkota Mission District.  They will be working in Gambella, Ethiopia, serving in … Continue reading

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Minkota and E-SD Districts Convention

The Minkota and Eastern South Dakota Mission Districts will be having a combined annual convention on January 14-15, 2019. The gathering will go from Monday afternoon until Tuesday mid-afternoon, at Ebenezer Oromo Evangelical Church (3901 36th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN). Mark … Continue reading

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Update from our Missionary-Pastor James Puotyual

The following is an excerpt from a letter sent by our own Minkota missionary, Pastor James Puotyual, as he goes to serve Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia. On June 4, 2017, I left Minnesota to fly to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and … Continue reading

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The Smalcald Articles – part 63

Original image  •  Index of Scripture Graphics and posts by Scripture reference   Click for a recording of today's lesson.  Mark 7:31–35 From the Confessions: The Smalcald Articles  The Third Part The following articles deal with matters that may be considered with … Continue reading

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Pastor Lyle Belleque is the new Minkota Dean

On January 27, 2018, the Minkota Mission District met for the Annual Convocation. As of today, the Minkota Mission District has a new Dean, Pastor Lyle Belleque. Our first Dean, Pastor Tim Lundeen, was appointed by Bp. Paull Spring and … Continue reading

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Presentation: The Gospel of Mark

Come watch and listen to the Gospel of Mark as it was originally presented. The Gospel of Mark will be retold in a dramatic retelling by presenters from Concordia Theological Seminary – St. Louis, MO. February 11th, 6:30-8:30 PM Samhold … Continue reading

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Eastern SD/Minkota Mission District Convention – Jan. 26-27

This year’s Eastern SD/Minnkota Mission District Convocation will be held on January 26-27, 2018, at the ILT Old Sanctuary, 928 4th Street, Brookings, SD. Registration Cost: $30* payable to: Eastern SD MD *covers cost of meals/snacks. Motel Reservations: (a block of … Continue reading

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