1.22.23 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.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: 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
**BELOW ZERO TEMPS FORCASTED - MAY BE POSTPONED! WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR DETAILS. Note NEXT 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.
*Parish Council Meeting February 1st at Norman 7:00pm
**NEXT SUNDAY 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 ndparish.net. 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.
*KAAP fundraising Gala at The Pines February 4, 2022 @ 6:30 pm. Raising funds to inspire, facilitate and support arts opportunities in the Kindred community. Gala tickets available now at kindredKAAP.org
*BINGO Thursday, February 9th 7:00pm-8:30pm Davenport Supper Club! All are welcome to join in the fun!!
*Norman Connect & Serve meeting Sunday Feb 12 at 10 am
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!!
*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.
Norman Davenport Worship
Third Sunday After Epiphany Sunday, January 22, 2023
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. The Holy Spirit calls us together as the people of God. GATHERING SONG: The Church’s One Foundation (ELW 654) vs 1-3
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (ELW p. 94).
PRAYER OF THE DAY A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
Let us pray. 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 9:1-4
PSALM: Psalm 27:1, 4-9
SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
GOSPEL: Matthew 4:12-23
HYMN OF THE DAY: You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore (ELW 817)
CREED (ELW p. 152)
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.
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
Called together to follow Jesus, we pray for the church, the world, and all in need. A brief silence.
Make your church one in purpose, proclaiming the message of the cross. Help us to work together across differences. Energize ecumenical partnerships, including the World Council of Churches and Lutheran World Federation Merciful God, receive our prayer.
We rejoice at the bounty of your creation. Fill the land and sea with your abundance. Bless harvests in the southern hemisphere and fallow fields in the northern hemisphere. Equip farmers to till and keep the earth sustainably. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
In Christ your reign comes near and calls all to repentance. Break the rod of the oppressor in every nation. Dispel the shadow of death in places of war and persecution. Grant us leaders who lift the yokes that burden those in need. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Be a stronghold for those in trouble and a rock for all who are afraid. Rouse communities to care for neighbors who need shelter, are facing maltreatment, or are isolated and lonely. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Sustain the ministries of this congregation and all churches in this community. Nurture each congregation’s unique witness to your presence; foster mutual respect; inspire our cooperation in loving our neighbors. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
We praise you for the faithful who have gone ahead of us, both famous and unknown. Help us to leave our nets and follow, and bring us with them to the fullness of your promise of eternal life. 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: I Love to Tell the Story (ELW 661)
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.
BLESSING (ELW p. 155)
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: The Church’s One Foundation (ELW 654) vs 4-5
Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.