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Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church

307  2nd AVENUE

P.O. Box 394

Parish Worker:  701-587-5381

Pastor (office):   701-587-5300

Pastor (residence):  701-587-6140



Welcome to Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church!  Ours is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, with a long history in the Northwood area.  We celebrated our 125th Anniversary in 1999, and continue to minister to the needs of the community in Word and Sacrament, as well as through a number of social and educational ministries.  We strive to be a welcoming fellowship, offering exciting programs for all ages and interest groups.  We currently have about 385 baptized members.  The following represents some of the opportunities for worship, education, fellowship and personal growth, currently available at NELC:

 Worship:                       11:00 AM Sunday Worship

                                         7:30 PM Wednesday Worship

Christian Education:  9:45 AM Sunday: Sr. Sunday Church School Grades 7 to 12

                                        6:30 PM Jr. Wednesday Church School for ages 3 - 12.

                                        Adult Bible Study Thursday at 1:00 PM.

                                        4:00  PM Wednesday Second Year Confirmation (Grade 8).

                                        4:00 PM Wednesday: First Year Confirmation (Grade 7).

Youth Ministry:           Second Sunday of every month after worship for Grades 7 to 12

Choirs:                           Chancel Choir Practice: 10:00 AM Sunday.

                                        Bell Choir:  Watch Bulletins and Newsletter for times

For Women  Circles (small group)  monthly meeting with Bible Study: First Thursday of each month.

                        WELCA (Women of the Evangelical  Lutheran Church in America) General Meeting:

                        Second Thursday of each month at 2:00 PM.

                        Quilters:  Every Monday at 9:00 AM.

                        Syttende Mai Smorgasbord:  In the month of May each year.

For Men        Men�s Breakfast:  First Saturday of every month at 8:00 AM.

                        Meatball Dinner:  In the month of October, each year.


At Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church, we are a community of faithful believers, who understand ourselves to be called to be witnesses of God�s manifold gifts of mercy to the world.  Most especially are we called to share the good news that in Jesus the Christ, God has done for us, what we cannot do for ourselves, God saves us from our sins!

 Accordingly, we believe that we remain in relationship to the triune God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in all aspects of life.  By this, we know and understand that God has created us out of nothing.   He has saved us from our sins, and restores our broken relationship to Him in Jesus the Christ; and He takes care of us every day through the indwelling of his Holy Spirit.  God the Father is made manifest to us in all of God�s creation and God�s creative activity in the world.  We experience God the Son in God�s redemptive activity in the world around us.  We are upheld by God the Spirit who sanctifies and sustains us in our daily lives.

 In order to participate in, and be nourished for, God�s great mission, we gather  to worship, hear God�s Word, receive the sacraments, proclaim the Gospel of Jesus the Christ, and nurture our faith.

 At NELC, we take the Great Commission very seriously.  We scatter to serve in our homes, our places of work, our community and world, because we see our daily life as the exercise of our church�s calling.  Our congregation�s very strong sense of mission continues to be a significant part of our ministry today.

 We offer you our heartfelt invitation to join us in worship and learning, in service and sharing at Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church.  May God richly bless your time with us in Northwood!










But now, apart from law, the righteousness of God has been disclosed, and is attested by the law and the prophets, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.  For there is no distinction, since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement by his blood, effective through faith.  He did this to show his righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over the sins previously committed; it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies the one who has faith in Jesus.

Then what becomes of boasting?  It is excluded.  By what law?  By that of works?  No, but by the law of faith.  For we hold that a person is justified by faith apart from works prescribed by the law.  Or is God the God of Jews only?  Is he not the God of Gentiles also?  Yes, of Gentiles also, since God is one; and he will justify the circumcised on the ground of faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith.  Do we then overthrow the law by this faith?  By no means!  On the contrary, we uphold the law.

Romans 3: 21-31