Deacon Seitz to present parish mission at St. John’s

Repent, reboot, resolve will be theme

St. John the Evangelist Church in Grafton is presenting a parish mission beginning Sunday, Feb. 12 through the 14th. “We always try and do a Lenten mission and we tried to book Deacon Ben Seitz of the Fargo Diocese, but he was booked during Lent so we are marking it a pre-Lent parish mission,” Rev. Jeff Eppler of St. John’s […]

From the Pastor’s Desk

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord” (Isaiah 55:8). God’s ways are wonderful, mighty and mysterious. His will is always good, even if we don’t understand it, because he is love. Love always acts in goodness. Our greatest struggle is with our pride. How often do we insist that things must […]

Nothing escapes notice of God

By Deacon Greg Lambert at Catholic 365 courtesy of the Big Pulpit When the scope of God’s providence enters into a given conversation, someone will invariably chime in with something like “God has bigger fish to fry” or “God doesn’t sweat the small stuff,” when it comes to the everyday matters of life. In reality nothing seen or unseen by […]

Grafton Federated Church to host Bible study

Everyone welcome to attend

Rev. Robin Dill announced that Grafton Federated Church will be hosting a Bible study on the teachings of Paul. Paul began his life as Saul and grew up to be a Jewish scholar. He was present at the stoning of St. Stephen, the first martyr of the church. He continued to persecute Christians until his conversion on the road to […]

From the Pastor’s Desk

I want it all Have you ever wanted something you did not have? Have you ever wanted more of something you already had? And, have you ever wanted it with a deep passion? Millions of people experience this. If this is you, God urges caution. A young man once asked Jesus to get involved in a personal matter and make […]

An unbreakable story: Lost Roman invention of flexible glass

Article by The Archaeologist courtesy of Big Pulpit Imagine a glass you can bend and then watch it return to its original form. A glass that you drop but it doesn’t break. Stories say that an ancient Roman glassmaker had the technology to create a flexible glass, ‘vitrium flexile,’ but a certain emperor decided the invention should not be. Flexible […]

From the Pastor’s Desk

The name of Jesus Acts 4:12 says, “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.” The name being referred to is “Jesus.” The name would have sounded different in the days of Jesus. It would have sounded something like, “Yeshuwah” […]

Holy closue at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church

Rev. Pete Schiefelbein returns to his former congregation for the Service of Holy Closure, at Our Savior’s Lutheran (OSL) Church on Sunday. He was one of a trio of pastors that included Rev. Brad Skogen, assistant to the Bishop of the Eastern North Dakota ELCA Synod and Rev. Bethany Wertz, the current pastor at OSL.

From the Pastor’s Desk

Epiphany: Universal relevance of Jesus Christ I think I discovered Epiphany somewhere between my senior year of college and first year of theological school. It is one of the Christian calendar’s lesser celebrations that is becoming increasingly popular and its significance valued. Its “story” line it focuses on the journey of the Magi, the shining of a star over Bethlehem, […]

Grafton’s first Norwegian church to close

City’s Apostolic Faith Church takes ownership

The following article was taken from the archives of The Walsh County Record This Sunday, Jan. 8, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Grafton is having a Service of Holy Closure at 10:15 a.m. Our Saviour’s is Grafton’s oldest standing church. The congregation, according to the archives of The Walsh County Record, built the city’s first church late in 1882, 140 […]

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