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408 Ninth Street NW
Mandan, ND 58554
FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH
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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
newsletter I have experienced a lot of personal change. William
started preschool, I had an emergency appendectomy, and then
I found out we were expecting our second child at the end of
August. Not to mention it finally feels like spring! Hallelujah!
One of the toughest transitions is yet to come – Pastor
Lee’s retirement. I have to confess I have a mix of emotions. I
am excited for Pastor Lee as he begins the next chapter of his
story. Pastor Lee has taught me so much about what it means
to be a “pastor” - to listen and care for individuals and the
congregation. I truly believe that listening to him preach has
made me a better preacher. I feel blessed to have worked with
him. Yet, I am grieving the loss of a colleague who has offered
so much to the larger church and this congregation, a colleague
who’s passion, love, and insight will no longer be a part of First
Despite my grief at what we are losing, I look to the
future with hope. Just read these words from Jeremiah 29:11,
“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD,
plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with
hope.” We are all a mix of emotions – joy, excitement, sadness,
and grief. Yet, God is at work in Pastor Lee’s life, just as God is
at work in your life and in our congregation; working to bring
about a future of hope.
There will be a ‘farewell potluck’ for Pastor Lee on
Sunday, April 28th at 11:45A.M. in the Fellowship Hall. Please
come and bring a side. Church Council will provide the main
dish. Let us share God’s hope with Pastor Lee, even as we
anticipate the future.
Grace and Peace,
Rev. Lee Herberg
Rev. Christina Martin
Administrative Assistant &
Coordinator of Lay
Sunday School Ministry
Ron & Mavis Watson
First Lutheran Is A Mission
Partner with Camp of the
First Lutheran Church
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11th Annual Theology on the Prairie Lecture Series
with Keynote Presenter: Rev. Dr. Rick Carlson
Where: Camp of the Cross Ministries ~ Garrison, ND
When: April 28th-30th
Time: Sunday 5:00 P.M. (includes supper at 6:00 P.M.) to Tuesday Noon (following brunch).
To register please call Camp of the Cross at 701-337-2246 by April 15th!
A Word from the Mission Endowment Committee…
Lent provides an opportunity to strengthen our devotion to God. Perhaps this is the time to make a planned gift to our endowment which will strengthen our congregation’s future and keep ministry faith alive for generations to come. Contact one of the First Lutheran Mission Endowment Committee Members: Kristi Entzi (400-6900), Michelle Radke (400-9687), Heather Heinle (226-4956), Terry Bohn (471-7725), or Dave Anderson (400-5081) or call the church office for more information on how you can contribute (663-3594).
Palm Sunday, April 14th
8:30 A.M. & 10:45 A.M.
Maundy Thursday, April 18th
7:00 P.M. Worship with Holy
Good Friday, April 19th
7:00 P.M. Tenebrae Service
Note: No Wednesday Evening
Service on April 17th
Easter Sunday, April 21st
7:00 A.M. - Sunrise Service
(led by the youth)
9:00 A.M. - Traditional Easter
11:00 A.M. - Contemporary Easter
The youth will be serving egg bake, fruit,
coffee & juice for a free will offering.
Please join us!
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3rd: 7pm - Confirmation -
4th: LAF - Sloppy Joes
10th: 7pm - Confirmation -
11th: LAF - Sandwiches
17th: No Confirmation
18th: LAF - Nachos
24th: 7pm - Confirmation
25th: LAF - Mac & Cheese
Our youth are available and happy to “egg” the house of your choice. Each plastic egg is filled with one small toy and one piece of peanut free candy! Every order also contains a golden egg with a special surprise in side. Your eggs will be delivered the night before Easter. So on Easter morning the house of your choice will awake with a fun surprise on their lawn.
40 eggs are just $20, 80 eggs are just $40. Larger orders are available-please contact Pastor Chris.
All profits go to our First Lutheran Youth going on the mission trip. Please turn in your orders no later than April 14!
We would love to have you join us!
Sunday, April 21st
The youth will be serving egg
bake, fruit, coffee & juice for a
free will offering.
What: Bake Sale for Camp
When: Sunday, April 14th
Come and get your Easter
goodies and help our youth go
to Bible camp this summer!
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8:30 am ~ Traditional
10:45 am ~ Contemporary
9:30 am ~ Coffee
9:30 am ~ Church School
6:00 pm ~ Transitional
6:00 pm ~ Church School
7:00 pm ~ Confirmation
Thank you to all the greeters, ushers, communion servers,
readers, communion set-up, coffee hour workers, and to all
who have supplied goodies for the last month. Your help is
March 3 Kase Anthony Seeman
March 24 Christian Xavier Jordan
March 24 Presley Ella Ramsdell
March 12 David Haberstroh & Laura Gerhart
March 12 Michael Groce
March 26 Scott Heinert
In memory of Lloyd Keidel given by Cathy Sommer.
articles for the May
Newsletter will be
April ~ Mission of the Month Weekend Meals for Mandan Kids
Items needed are Chap Stick, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Fruit
Cups, Canned Fruit, Granola Bars, Cereal, Pudding
Cups, Applesauce, Chef Boyardee', Mac & Cheese, Soups,
Hamburger Helper, Spaghetti Noodles, Spaghetti Sauce,
Pop Tarts, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Rice A Roni, Pasta
Roni, Pork and Beans, Baked Beans, Pancake Mix-no
eggs required such as Krusteaz Brand, Syrup, Canned
Tuna, Chicken, Ham.
NO GLASS JARS PLEASE!
You may put your items in the boxes in the Narthex.
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First Lutheran of Mandan – Church Council Minutes
February 21, 2019
Members Present: Pastor Lee Herberg, Pastor Christina Martin, Kevin Fishbeck, Wayne Friesz,
Mike Hatzenbuhler, Carol Nitschke, Ron Webb, Tony Michlitsch, Jeff Bradford
Devotions presented by Pastor Christina Martin
Approval of Agenda
Moved: Kevin Fishbeck, Second: Jeff Bradford Motion: Passed
Approval of Minutes from December 20, 2018, January 08, 2019, January 18, 2019 meetings
Moved: Kevin Fishbeck, Second: Mike Hatzenbuhler Motion: Passed
• January Income: $37,900 • January Expenses: $40,871 • Cash on Hand: $159,008.77
• Ceiling fans in sanctuary update:
• Education / Youth Support Staff Position
Youth Team, President, Accountant to meet with Kama on February 25 to discuss
job requirements, pay and responsibilities
• Sanctuary Choir Director
There has been a qualified applicant and discussions have started.
• Nominating Committee for Council