A Message From Pastor Beth
For we are God’s servants, working together…. 1Cor. 3:9
On Sunday, November 18, the Eastern North Dakota Synod will be celebrating something it calls “Walking together Sunday.” It is a Sunday that aims to bring awareness to the work of God that we do together through the synod, as well as the ministry we do in our various locations, all while working together for the glory of God, planting the seeds of faith, nurturing that faith, and reaching out in mission to our communities, the state, our country and the world. Our ministries may look a little different depending upon our context, but it is all done in the name of Jesus.
Earlier this year I volunteered United Lutheran to participate in this Sunday. As a part of celebrating how we all walk together, there will be numerous pulpit exchanges throughout the synod to help us become better acquainted with one another. United Lutheran will be doing a pulpit exchange with St. Olaf in Devil’s Lake. Their pastor, Pastor Jim Paulson, will be coming here to lead worship and preach; I will be traveling to St. Olaf in Devil’s Lake to do the same.
This Sunday will be a fun learning experience for all of us as we get a glimpse into what other churches are doing, maybe getting some ideas for our own ministry here at United Lutheran. I also pray that it gives us a renewed vision of who we are and what we are called to do, in this time and this place, with the ministry to which God has called us. I’ll be looking forward to hearing all of your thoughts and ideas after this Sunday.