The book Spreading the Word: A Young Pastor's First Years of Ministry in North Dakota, by Robert L. Tasler. The following book description comes from the back cover:
"Follow a Pastor’s recollections of his first years in ministry, told through interesting poignant and often humorous short stories. View rural ministry in the 1970’s through the eyes of an eager but inexperienced young minister who learns and grows from interacting with his church members and the people of his community.
Rev. Robert L. Tasler is a native of Windom, Minnesota, and career pastor in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, a conservative Lutheran body in fellowship with dozens of similar churches around the world. A 1971 ordained graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, Bob has served parishes in North Dakota, California, Utah and Colorado."