St John Lutheran Church Dickinson, ND

             
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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Wednesday, 31 May 2017

    Summer vacation has arrived! At our house, that means a three-month break from before-school franticness. These routine questions can be packed up for the summer: “Did you do your homework?” “How did you forget to do your homework?” “Where are your winter gloves and ha...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Wednesday, 31 May 2017

    Going down the mountain…. that’s the phrase that we used often when I worked at Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. We used the phrase literally in the sense that, eventually, everyone had to trek down from our perch at 9200 feet above sea level...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Monday, 27 March 2017

    “Pastor Lisa, someone called and asked me to bring bars to the funeral. What are ‘bars’?” A few years ago, someone from the congregation who did not grow up in the Midwest called and asked me that question. She was glad to bring something, but what, exactly, are bars? ...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Friday, 24 February 2017

    The season usually starts with a reading from Matthew 6:1 on Ash Wednesday, “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.” How striking that millions will cover their heads in ashes a...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Monday, 30 January 2017

    This is the month we hear all about love. Love is shared with flowers, chocolate, jewelry, fancy dinners, and so on. Love is beautiful and delicious on Feb. 14th. There are so many images of love to draw from, in addition to these beautiful and delicious ones. Love is ...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Wednesday, 28 December 2016

    Five hundred years ago in the small town of Wittenberg, Germany, a man writes feverishly. Filled with equal parts anger, frustration, and hope, he writes until his hand is utterly cramped. He is angry because, as a priest, he cannot bear to watch his impoverished paris...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Monday, 21 November 2016

    by LIsa Lewton, Senior Pastor On Nov. 8-9, the century-old house next door began to disappear. Anyone around the church on those days watched the great big claw chip gingerly away at the structure, like my kids picking away at something they whine about on their plate,...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Tuesday, 25 October 2016

    by Joe Natwick, Associate Pastor God is always on the other side. The biblical evidence for this is vast: 1. In the beginning, when God was creating the earth, the sea, the stars, and all that exists, God created the other side in God’s image. In the image of God they w...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Monday, 26 September 2016

    ~ By Lisa Lewton, Senior Pastor Many years ago, someone told me a story about a time she was a little girl looking over her dad’s shoulder when he was writing a check. It was the 1960’s in Minnesota. When she asked what he was doing, he explained he was writing a check...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Friday, 26 August 2016

    ~ Joe Natwick, Associate Pastor The Olympics giveth and the Olympics taketh away. For two solid weeks my eyes were glued to the television as I sat in awe of Olympians who have trained their whole lives for this moment. I love the Olympics. Not because of our country’s...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Friday, 29 July 2016

    By, Pastor Lisa Lewton Growing up at Our Savior’s Lutheran in Sherwood, I sat in one of two places: next to my Grandma Florence in about the fifth pew from the front, or in the first pew, close to my mom and the organ she was playing. (BTW, she is a retired organist, s...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Friday, 24 June 2016

    ~ Joe Natwick, Associate Pastor It was my 14th birthday. It was a great day. That morning my mom took me to the DMV where I got my driver’s permit. Afterward, we bought some fireworks to shoot off at our lake cabin during the days leading up to the 4th of July. It was ...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Monday, 23 May 2016

    ~ Lisa Lewton, Senior Pastor Martin Luther found a new home! A couple of years ago, the Commons Area was redecorated, walls were painted, and the bust of Martin Luther was relocated. Luther covered some ground in the church during his transition, moving from the chance...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Monday, 23 May 2016

    ~ Joe Natwick, Associate Pastor Doo-dah-d...“no.” Doo-dah-dee-d…“nope.” Doo-d…“come on!” Doo-dah-dee-dah-d... “AGH!” That’s what it sounds like in my house most days now that I have begun learning how to play banjo. The process of learning a new instrument is maddening...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Friday, 25 March 2016

    ~ Lisa Lewton, Senior Pastor I love making a list of tasks I need to accomplish and I love even more to cross a completed task off of the list. I love it! Rarely will I leave my office on a Friday without a fresh list all ready to welcome me into the next week! Okay, I...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Friday, 26 February 2016

    Joe Natwick, Associate Pastor Last month witnessed the start of Lent for billions of Christians around the globe. As per our rich and mysterious tradition, our journey through Lent began in ashes. As I’ve thought more this month, I have come to realize that Ash Wednesd...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Friday, 22 January 2016

    Lisa Lewton, Senior Pastor Our three-year old daughter often begins a story like this: “Once about a time…” Replacing “upon” with “about”, she enters into story. A three-year old can have a way with words. Most often, a three-year old will have a way with one particula...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Friday, 30 January 2015

    Joe Natwick, Associate Pastor When it comes to breaking bad habits or starting something new, I’m the kind of guy that goes all in. Drinking too much soda? No more soda. Ever. Spending too much time on Facebook? Log out and have a friend (preferably a trustworthy one) ...

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WORSHIP TIMES
September - May
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 am
Wednesdays 6:00 pm (Camp-style service)
Thursdays 7:00 pm

June - August
Sundays 8:00 am & 9:30 am
Thursdays 7:00 pm
CONTACT INFO
St John Lutheran Church
146 6th AVE W
Dickinson, ND 58601

Phone: (701) 225-6747
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