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1.15.23 Bulletin & Announcements


Please lift in prayer- Pastor Phil Larsen and family, Steve Haux, Trudy Torgerson, Carol Malone, Bonnie Plath, Arlene Haux, Garret Fenner & family, Tanya Ausk, Shirley Berg, Kenny Garrett and family.


January Worship:

Davenport Lutheran 9:00am Wednesday Kids’ Club 4:15-5pm

Norman Lutheran 11:00am Sunday School 11:15am (during worship)

Confirmation 6:30pm-7:15pm Wednesdays at Norman Lutheran

**Note January 29th will be one Parish Worship Service 9:00am at Norman Lutheran. All are welcome to Worship. This will help Pastor Katie, all Parish Youth (7-12) and parish families that would like to go on the ski trip to Detroit Mountain at 10:00am.

*Norman Annual Meeting today following worship. Fellowship meal to follow.

*Please submit all newsletter reports, photos & information to before the 20th of January.

*Parish Council Meeting February 1st at Norman

*Ushering and coffee hour snacks: Sign up on the website to usher or serve Sunday coffee at Norman. If you’d like to sign up for coffee hour with a person, please call or text Gail Tobkin at 701.373.5019 and she will let you know what is available.

*Norman will try doing coffee hour BEFORE church for the month of January to see if it is something that people like. Please have treats ready to serve by 10:15am.

*Norman Davenport Parish Youth (7-12) Ski Trip to Detroit Mountain on Sunday, January 29th. We have 2 buses lined up to transport to Detroit Mt. Please sign up if interested on the parish website Families welcome. Chaperones needed. Sack lunch will be supplied for the youth. Much more details on the website or contact Jen Swenson.

*School snacks- Our youth are encouraged to donate prepackaged snacks for Kindred Elementary classrooms through May 2023 instead of weekly Sunday School offering. Bring to Norman for Sunday School or Davenport on Wednesday Kids Club.

*BINGO Thursday, February 9th 7:00pm-8:30pm Davenport Supper Club! All are welcome to join in the fun!!

* 2nd Annual “IN” Formal Dress Event at Norman Lutheran Church Monday, February 20th, 2023 2pm-5pm If you are wanting to buy or sell a prom or homecoming dress come to Norman. This is President’s Day so the kids will not have school. Please email if you would like to help or if you plan to bring a dress or dresses!

*Parish Family Skating at The Lights in West Fargo. Sunday, February 26th from from 5:00pm-7:00pm. There is a sign up on the website so we have a count for pizza. Free for everyone thanks to a wonderful sponsor couple!!!

*AA Group meets each Monday evening 7pm at Norman Church. If you would like to volunteer to bring treats for the group it would be much appreciated. Sign up on the website

**Kindred FFA Commitment to Corduroy Saturday, January 21st 6:00pm Sarah & Jeremy Baumgarten farm 4664 159th Ave SE Davenport, ND. Purchase your ticket for Meal. There will also be a Live & Silent auction as we celebrate the success and show our support to the Kindred FFA Chapter. Ticket sales end Monday 1/16. Tickets at

*Mark your Calendar for Joe & Evelyn Brown Benefit at Davenport Community Center (school gym) on Saturday, February 25th 3pm-7pm. Meal, silent auction and more. If you would like to donate an item for the auction contact Nikki at701-799-2808. Both Joe & Evelyn are fighting lung cancer.

*Kindred Area Arts Partnership fundraising Gala is Saturday, February 4 starting at 6:30 pm at The Pines in Davenport. Celebrate local and community artists and chefs as we raise money to continue to support art opportunities in our school and community. Tickets and more info at


Norman Davenport Worship

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Norman Annual Meeting

Pastor Katie Kringstad


WELCOME/ANNOUNCEMENTS: P: “The Lord be with you! R: And also, with you

GATHERING This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. he Holy Spirit calls us together as the people of God.

GATHERING SONG This Little Light of Mine (ELW 677)



PRAYER OF THE DAY -Let us pray.

A brief silence is kept before the prayer. Holy God, our strength and our redeemer, by your Spirit hold us forever, that through your grace we may worship you and faithfully serve you, follow you and joyfully find you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


FIRST READING: Isaiah 49:1-7

PSALM: Psalm 40:1-11

SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9

GOSPEL: John 1:29-42


HYMN OF THE DAY: Here I Am, Lord (ELW 574)


I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.*

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.


Called together to follow Jesus, we pray for the church, the world, and all in need. A brief silence.

Put a new song in the mouth of your church. Inspire the baptized to tell of your faithfulness, sharing the good news of your salvation throughout the earth. Bless the witness of missionaries. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

The waters of baptism call us into life in the Spirit. Preserve the world’s waters: protect them from pollution, support plants and animals who depend on them, and bring rain in places of drought. Guide us in protecting local waterways and in responding to devastating floods. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

In Jesus you are the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Show your mercy to all nations. Direct leaders to do your will; fill governing bodies with righteousness; equip judges with discernment and compassion. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

You incline your ear to all who cry to you. Draw near to individuals and communities suffering violence, injustice, illness, or poverty. Hide them in the shadow of your hand and make us signs of your faithfulness to all in need. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

You are glorified in the servants you have called. With Martin Luther King Jr., give us bold trust in you. Even when it feels like a sharp sword or polished arrow, give us courage to receive your call to repentance and racial justice. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

In every place and time, you have sanctified your people. We praise you for the testimony of those who have died in the faith. Strengthen us as we wait for the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

We bring to you our needs and hopes, O God, trusting your wisdom and power revealed in Christ crucified. Amen.

OFFERING SONG: What Wonderous Love Is This (ELW 666)

OFFERING PRAYER (ELW p. 152) Let us pray.

Blessed are you, O God, maker of all things. Through your goodness, you have blessed us with these gifts: ourselves, our time, and our possessions. Use us, and what we have gathered, in feeding the world with your love, through the one who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ, our Savior, and Lord. Amen.

SENDING God blesses us and sends us in mission to the world.


The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord’s face shine upon and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and ☩ give you peace. In the name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit. Amen.

SENDING SONG: They’ll Know We are Christians by Our Love


Go in peace. Serve the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


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