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The Rev. Peter Schmidt, middle, and his granddaughter Tula Nash are greeted by long-time church member Don Grindahl at Faith Lutheran Church in West Fargo, this past Sunday. Carrie Snyder

Long-time pastor retires

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Days into retirement, the Rev. Peter Schmidt is still getting used to his new role in the community of West Fargo, one that no longer includes shaping the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church, a mission he has held for the past 24 years.


“Being a pastor has been a joy and a privilege and hard work,” Schmidt said. “Being able to serve here for so long has been a rare gift.”

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