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There are three churches located within the City limits of Northwood. However, there are a number of rural churches in the surrounding area to accommodate different faiths. With our proximity to the larger Grand Forks metropolitan area, many different world religious organizations can find a place to worship.

Community Bible Church

OUR MISSION: To build and strengthen the local church by leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ for the purpose of bringing glory to the Father.

Located at the corner of 4th Avenue and Main Street

PO Box 529
Northwood, ND 58267-0529

Established: August 1987 as a non-denominational community church

Capacity: 200 in Sanctuary and 100 in Fellowship Hall

Pastor: Paul Redding, 701-587-5642,

Elders: Jim Bilden 701-587-5063, Jon Berg 218-779-0053

Activities Sunday:
Christian Education 9:00am
Fellowship Time 9:30am
Morning Worship 10:00am

Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 7:00pm

Women's Bible Study on Tuesday/Thursday at 9:30am

Statement of Faith

1. The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Scriptures, (39 canonical books of the Old Testament and 27 canonical books of the New Testament), to be the plenary, inspired of God, inerrant, revealing the will of God concerning us in all things necessary to our salvation, so that whatever is not contained therein is not to be enjoined as an article of faith.

2. Triune God
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, eternally existing and revealed in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

3. Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the virgin, Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins in fulfillment of the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where interceding at the right hand of the Majesty on High, he is now our High Priest and Advocate.

4. Holy Spirit
We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, cleanse and empower the believer.

5. The True Church
We believe that the True Church is composed of all, who through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united in the Body of Christ. We recognize Jesus Christ as the Lord and Head of the Church.

6. Sin
Just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned. We believe that sin is of two kinds; original and personal.

7. Salvation
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only those who receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy spirit and thus become the Children of God.

8. Baptism
We believe that Christian baptism, commanded by our Lord, is an ordinance signifying our acceptance of the atonement of Jesus Christ, and is declarative of our faith in Him as personal Savior.

9. Lord's Supper
We believe in the ordinance of the Lord's Supper. We partake in the Lord's Supper in remembrance of the new covenant in His blood in reverent appreciation for Jesus Christ, who died for our sins, so that all who believe may have salvation. It is the communion celebration for those who confess faith in Christ.

10. Man's Free Agency
We believe that man was created in the image of God. Because of original sin, man became so depraved that he cannot turn and prepare himself by his own natural strength, nor by words to salvation. We believe that God's grace, through His Son Jesus Christ, is given to all who will turn from sin to righteousness, believe on Jesus Christ for cleansing from sin, and live the life that is pleasing and acceptable in his sight.

11. Second Coming of Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will come again; that we who are alive at His coming shall not precede them that are asleep in Christ Jesus; but that, if we are in Him, we shall be caught up with the risen saints to meet the Lord in the air, so that we shall ever be with the Lord.

12. Resurrection of the Dead
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.

Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Our History

Ebenezer Lutheran Church was given birth as a result of a spiritual revival over 100 years ago. With souls gloriously saved and hearts set ablaze by the Holy Spirit, these "believers" established a new Lutheran Church, calling themselves 'Ebenezer". Taken from 2 Samuel 7:12, Ebenezer means "stone of help". Since 1898 this congregation has found God to be a stone of help, and have sought to be an Ebenezer to the world in which we live, chiefly by proclaiming in thought, word and deed the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Who We Are
*We are, first and foremost Christians.
*We are Lutheran.
*We are members of the Association of Free Lutheran

Congregations (AFLC) with home offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

About the AFLC

The AFLC is not a synod, but rather a "spiritual movement," whose effort is to achieve not a specific form of Church organization but a high quality of Christian life. is a venture of faith, attempting to build an effective and orderly Christian fellowship with a minimum of human organization. is a fellowship of independent Lutheran congregations bound together by the bonds of loyalty to a common cause and common tasks. is a cooperative venture in building Lutheran congregations by means of a dominant emphasis upon a living and personal Christian experience.

Five Fundamental Principles

Seeking above all to be a spiritual movement, the AFLC:

*Recognizes the Bible as being inerrant and the authority in all areas of life;

* Recognizes that the teaching and preaching of God's Word is the main task of the Church, to be conducted in such a way that the saints are built up in the faith and unbelievers see their need for salvation;

*Believes that the congregation is the right form of the Kingdom of God on earth, with no authority above it but the Word and Spirit of God;

*Believes Christian unity is a spiritual concept;

*Believes that Christians are called to be salt and light in the world, separated from the ways of the world (Pietism), and that this difference is to be reflected in the life of the congregation as well as in institutions of the church body.

What We Confess, Believe and Teach

God - We teach that there is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4), eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:13).

Jesus Christ - We teach that Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully human, who by his death on the cross has redeemed us (1 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Colossians 1:15-20).

Salvation - We teach that Jesus Christ is the only Lord and Savior 9Acts 4:12), and the Gospel is the power of God for salvation for all who believe (Romans 1:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3-5). This salvation is the free gift of God ("grace") which is to be received by faith alone (Romans 3:23-25; Ephesians 2:8). We teach that one can have the assurance and certainty of eternal life (John 5:24; 1 John 5:11-13).

The Bible - We teach that the Bible, as a whole and in all its parts, is the divinely inspired, revealed, and inerrant Word of God, and is therefore the final authority in all matters of faith and life (2 Timothy 3:16; Psalm 18:30; Isaiah 45:19; Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:18).

The Church - We teach that the congregation is the local body of Christ (Colossians 1:24), part of the one true Church (Romans 12:5) made up of all who believe in Christ as Lord. To the building up of this body the Holy Spirit gives each member "gifts" which are to be used and exercised to the edification of the congregation and to the extension of God's Kingdom on earth 9 Ephesians 4:11-12; Romans 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-31).

Worship - We teach that above all else; God seeks a people who will worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23). We are a congregation that teaches and represents a variety of practices and worship preferences, with the proclamation of the Word of God always being central.

Baptism and Holy Communion - We teach that Jesus instituted Holy Baptism ( Matthew 28:18-19) and Holy Communion (Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:23-25). We teach that God truly acts in these sacraments, and that our faith is an essential part of the equation (Mark 16:16; 1 Corinthians 11:29; John 3:16).

The Return of Christ - We teach that Christ will return in power to judge the living and the dead (Matthew 25:31ff)

We Are Here to Serve You!

Sunday Worship (with nursery) 10:30am
Sunday School (age 4 and up) 9:15am
Small Group Bible Studies
Youth Ministry (grades 7-12)
Confirmation Classes (grades 7-8)
Active Women's Organizations (monthly meetings)
Men's Group
Weekly Men's Bible Study Group
Prayer Chains and Prayer Ministry Teams
Service Groups (every member a part of)
Full Choirs (Adult and Youth)
Strong Missions Emphasis

You Are Invited!

If you are looking for a place of worship, fellowship, service, inspiration and spiritual help, we invite you to be a part of Ebenezer Lutheran Church - together we journey towards becoming:

A Worshiping Community - celebrating with joy a God who is rich in mercy and love toward us...

A Serving Community - responding to God's care for us, we care for others...

A Learning Community - growing towards a maturing life of grace and faith...

A Sharing Community - using our gifts and resources to bless others in need...

Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have. Contact Pastor Mark Molstre at the office 587-5196 or at home 425-629-9121, or by email at

Our Mission
To know Christ and make Him known...

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Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church

307 2nd AVENUE
P.O. Box 394
Northwood, ND 58267

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:

10:30 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

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

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