posted Sep 7, 2010, 6:33 PM by Dustin Seibel   [ updated Nov 15, 2012, 8:40 PM by Unknown user ]

Faith Lutheran Church in Harvey, North Dakota, is a place Where God’s Word and People Meet.
We are a congregation of the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ–or LCMC.

Our “birth date” was on April 25, 2010; just shortly after the second vote to leave the ELCA failed by 24 votes. Later, there were approximately 130 individuals who began worshiping at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Harvey. Several Congregations in the community of Harvey offered their buildings to us for a place of worship: Wesley United Methodist Church, New Life on Main Church, Bethel Baptist Church, Harvey Assembly of God and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. We are deeply grateful for their generosity and we are humbled by their hospitality and assistance. May our Lord Jesus bless them in their ministries!

Our congregation was officially recognized by the LCMC as a member congregation on July, 2010. We celebrated our Charter Sunday on August 1, 2010, at the Harvey Golf Course. The Lord blessed us with awesome weather and we had lively and joyful worship. The Chartering (which took place during worship) yielded 129 signatures! We celebrated Holy Communion, then joined together for the best potluck ever. There was fine dining for all! It was an incredible day of joy.

Sunday, August 29, 2010, was our last Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church. We began worshiping at the Harvey Seventh Day Adventist Church on September 5, 2010, at 9:00 am. We are grateful for the generous provision afforded us by Wesley United Methodist Church. Now, we are able to hold services and Sunday School without time constraint. The Seventh Day Adventist building is all one level, with adequate seating (for now) and class room space. Again, we are blessed by the generous hospitality of our friends in Christ.

Each day is like opening a gift–it brings something new and exciting. We don’t know what the Lord has in mind for us; but we do know that the Lord is providing all that we need. What a ride!

You are invited to ride with us as we develop and grow in our ministry. You need not live in Harvey to do so–you can partner with us in prayer no matter where you are. And, if the Lord moves you to partner with us in other ways, we would cherish your involvement.

If you’re in town on Sunday, drop in for a visit–we always have refreshments and visiting after worship. Our worship location is on the corner of Judy Boulevard and Business Hwy 52. If you’ve a mind to, you can drop in at the pastor’s residence/office for a chat and some "Pretty Good Gourmet Lutheran Coffee. Again the address is 421 8th St. W., Harvey.

-Pastor Fred

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