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Meet Pastor David Ude

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I am David Ude (and as my Mom would point out, that’s David, not Dave!). I am child number eight of nine and pastor number four of four in our immediate family! I am blessed to have many cousins, nieces, and nephews (at last count, Grandpa Roland A. Gurgel has over 120 descendants).

I was born in Madison, Read More
“Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day”  Psalm 25:5

I was raised on a ranch north of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. I grew up in the American Lutheran Church (now part of the ELCA) and graduated from Oak Grove Lutheran High School (ALC) in Fargo, N.Dak. Read More

On the big day at St. Stephen Lutheran, many of Pastor Kesterson’s extended family were present (see photo below). The same day the congregation celebrated the anniversary of its sanctuary (it had belonged to a funeral home and was permanently moved to the site 25 years ago). Don Drews narrated a slide show that depicted the move, the Read More

Fond du Lac Installation

Respectfully submitted • Jim Fillmore • Member of Luther Memorial Church

Greetings to my friends in Christ,

It started out like any January Sunday in Wisconsin. It was cold. But it was the first Sunday in the month so that meant that we would share Communion in our morning service. It was Read More