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walking together sunday 2019

Sunday, October 13th

After huge success last year, we will once again hold Walking Together Sunday - a synod-wide pulpit exchange!   By choosing to participate, your congregation(s) will be paired with another congregation and/or parish.  As we did last year, we will try to partner you with a congregation that is out of your conference and as much as possible, a different context. 


reading retreats

Do you have a stack of books that is accumulating in your office that you just don't seem to get the time to read? Do you bring them with you everywhere and never seem to crack one open? Would you like to set some time aside to get at those books? Then we have a few options for you! 

Two reading retreats, two venues, two sets of dates!  

October 14-18th

Coteau des Prairies Lodge, Havana, ND

Rooms: $140/night single (or grab a friend and split the cost!) 

Come for one night or all of them!  Meals will be coordinated based on the number of people who register but we have a few different options. Pr Ivy Schulz can cook and charge a small fee per meal, you can bring your own food to prepare (they have two kitchens) or you may visit local establishments. 

January 5-10, 2020

Bear Creek Lodge, Verona, ND

Rooms: Free will donation

This location is the local school converted to a hunting lodge. The accommodations are clean, fun, and eclectic.  Meals will be offered in the same manner as the first retreat - Pr Ivy can cook, you can bring your own, or visit local establishments.

To register, or for questions: Pr Ivy Schulz, Synod Health and Wellness Coordinator

texas-mexico border trip

October 27 - November 2, 2019

Cost: $890

Information and Registration through Vicki Schmidt:

Join Bishop Terry Brandt and others in an immersion experience at the Texas-Mexico border.  The experience will be a combination of learning and service.  We will do some volunteer serving in the migrant shelters (cooking and serving meals, clothes sorting, or whatever the most urgent needs are at the time).  We will also meet with Border Patrol agents and other organizations who live the reality on a day-to-day basis.  

Group number is limited!

events around the synod

Addiction & Faith Conference

September 20-22, Bloomington, MN

Addiction in every form, including opioid addition, is ravaging our world.  How will we as people of faith respond?


Community Clergy Training Program: Military Culture and Wounds of War & Mental Health Resources for Warriors

September 19


West Fargo VFW

444 Sheyenne Street, West Fargo


No cost but please register here:


Annual WELCA Convention

September 21st

Trinity Lutheran, Valley City

This year's theme is Confident Women in Christ and focuses on confident women of the Old Testament - Ruth, Esther, and Deborah.  Along with Bible study, worship, and speakers, those attending as voting members will be electing Vice President, Treasurer, and cluster representatives.  Eight voting members to the 11th Triennial WELCA convention will also be chosen (July 14-16, 2020, Phoenix, AZ)

Pr Shirley Teske will be the guest speaker.

Convention booklets available:


Evangelical Lutheran Parish Nurse Association Fall Retreat

September 26-27
Luther Crest Bible Camp, Alexandria

The ELPNA is inviting all Lutheran Parish Nurses to attend their Fall Retreat "Led By Grace: I Am Who I Am" featuring guest presenter Dn Tammy Devine.  



The Craft of Preaching

October 7-9, Gloria Dei Luthern Church, St Paul, MN

Hone your homiletical skills.  This conference is designed for pastors, leaders, preaching lay leaders, and anyone looking to invigorate their delivery through practical skills developed in an encouraging, collegial environment.  Top preachers offer a behind-the-scenes look at the whole sermon process, and invite you to this unique opportunity to tend the craft of your preaching among peers old and new.  

Event speakers include Shauna Hannan, Karoline Lewis, Joy Moore and Matthew Skinner

To register:


Soul Shop: Ministering to Faith Communities Affected by Suicide

October 24

8:30am - 4:30pm

Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead, MN

Cost: $25

Register at: