"...there is no quality in my heart at all, call it either faith or charity;
but instead of these I set Christ Himself before me,
and I say, “There is my righteousness.”
--Martin Luther

Contact:  Pastor Rolf Preus - Phone: 701-788-2096

224 Second Street NE, Mayville, ND 58257

Divine Service on Sunday Morning

First American

Lutheran Church

3rd Ave NE & 2nd St NE

Mayville, ND


Grace Lutheran Church

1221 Barrett Street

Crookston, MN




Welcome to Christ for Us! 

(Website last updated on April 10, 2014)

It is considered bad form to argue about religion.  Some folks might even think it is unchristian!  They would be wrong!  Jesus argued about religion.  In fact, the very heart of the cosmic conflict between God and the devil was and is a theological argument.  It has to do with Jesus.  Who is he?  What does he have to say?   You may read or listen to "The Conflict Between God and the Devil," based on St. John 8:46-59 and preached on April 6 at the congregations of our parish.

This evening (Thursday, April 10) is our last midweek Lenten Vespers at First American at 7pm.  Next Sunday is Palm Sunday.

Maundy Thursday service with Holy Communion at

First American on April 17 at 7pm

Good Friday service at Grace on April 18 at 7pm  

We follow the historic one year lectionary at the congregations of our parish. The sermons are preached one Sunday, recorded for broadcast on the following Sunday, and put up on this website sometime in between.

Do Lutherans have bishops?  If so, what is a bishop and what kind of authuority does he have?  You may read, "Bishops: Who Needs Them?" on the power of bishops in the church according to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions.

"What God Joins Together: Speaking the Truth in a World of Falsehood." This presentation is also available on the LCMS Iowa East District website.  You may listen to it here.

Pr. Rolf Preus

First Confessional Lutheran Parish

     First American Lutheran Church in Mayville, North Dakota

     Grace Lutheran Church in Crookston, Minnesota


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