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We, the people of the congregation, serve God every day through a wide variety of occupations. God equips us with skills and calls us to use those skills to serve God.

Through the congregation we serve in ways we could not as individuals.  We engage in relief and development work among those who live in poverty through Lutheran World Relief. Visit www.lwr.org to learn more. We make Quilts, School Kits, Personal Care Kits, Fabric Kits and Baby Care Kits which are distributed all over the world through Lutheran World Relief. The quilting group meets every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. Items for the Personal Care Kits are collected in March and April. Items for School Kits are collected in July and August. Items for Baby Care Kits and Fabric Kits are gathered throughout the year.

Through the ELCA we help to support 233 missionaries in 48 countries.  We have a special relationship with the Lutheran Church in the Central African Republic (CAR). As companions we pray for each other and encourage one another. We offer support for programs in CAR that provide safe water, heath care, elementary school education for children, high school education for girls, and training and education for church leaders.  (www.elca.org/globalmission)

The Women of the ELCA (WELCA) group periodically serves treats at Bethel Lutheran Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, collects hats and gloves to distribute to local youth, and sends care boxes to military personnel.

To address the needs of those who may be hungry, homeless, or lonely in the community, we have partnered with Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, First Lutheran Church and St. Joseph's Catholic Church to serve a free meal (Banquet West) on Sundays from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 916 Main Street, Williston.

We have a prayer chain. To request prayer or to join the prayer chain, please call 701-774-8919.

We embrace other opportunities to serve as they are made known to us. To serve in any of these ways or to share invitations to serve, just call the church at 701-774-8919

Good Shepherd - A member of the ELCA