1.23.22 Announcements & Bulletin
Please lift up in prayer- Bonnie Plath, Marlys Grindberg, Arlene Haux, Garret Fenner & family, Trudy Torgerson, Tanya Ausk, Shirley Berg, Wesley Nelson, Shirley Jermstad, Carol Malone.
January 2022 Worship Times
Davenport 9:00am Norman 11:00am
Sunday School 11:15 at Norman
Wednesday Kids Club 4:15-5pm at Davenport
Confirmation Wednesday 6:15-7pm at Norman
***LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT RECIPIES BY MONDAY! THANK YOU!*** Thank you so much to everyone who submitted recipes to the cookbook - it's going to be a really nice variety when it's finished! We are waiting on some old Norman pictures that are being digitized right now to add to the pages, so we're offering a ONE LAST CHANCE if you have a special recipe you'd like included. Please submit it by Monday!
*Parish Youth Ski trip to Detroit Mountain Sunday January 30th. Sign up at ndparish.net for skiing or tubing, chaperone opportunity or sack lunch provider. Sign up before Thursday January 27th.
*Upward basketball partners with churches to leverage sports in their communities. They focus on connecting families and building communities. Many kids in the Kindred school district and Norman Davenport Parish are involved in Upward Basketball. At each practice and game, they have a devotional and prayer. Each Saturday the kids have games at churches usually in Fargo. However, on Saturday the 29th Upward basketball games will be held at Kindred Elementary from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mike Stanley who leads Upward in the Kindred area offered Norman Davenport Parish the opportunity to run concessions throughout the day. They provide all of the food, drinks and candy, we just work the stand. The Parish is then able to keep the proceeds and put them towards our Summer Bible Camp Scholarships. This is a great opportunity to support our kids as well as get the Norman Davenport Parish name out there. Please consider signing up to help! It will be a fun day! Sign up at ndparish.net
*Norman Members please consider signing up for ushering, acolyting and greeting during February Worship. Sign up on Parish website ndparish.net or contact Eric Berg.
*BINGO Davenport Lutheran Thursday, February 17th 2022 Davenport Supper Club. Kids are welcome if accompanied by an adult. All proceeds will go toward new audio/video equipment for the sanctuary. Come and join the fun! Bring your friends and neighbors!
*Tickets are on sale now for the Kindred Area Arts Partnership Gala Event. February 5, 2022 at The Pines Venue 6:30-9:30pm. kindredkaap.org for ticket information.
*Giving Hearts Day is coming soon. February 10, 2022.
*Connect & Serve meeting at Norman on Sunday, February 13 at 10 a.m. in the Norman Fellowship Hall.
Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship
Third Sunday after Epiphany, January 23, 2022 Pastor Katie Kringstad
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.
PRELUDE/BELLS WELCOME / ANNOUNCEMENTS
GATHERING PRAYER - Dear Lord, I thank you for this day, these people, this church, and community. I pray that you would be with us this hour and that you would open our hearts to your word. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.
GATHERING SONG My Faith Looks Up to Thee (ELW 759) vs 1-2
PEACE (ELW p. 152)
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS
PRAYER OF THE DAY (ELW p. 150)
Let us pray. A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
Blessed Lord God, you have caused the holy scriptures to be written for the nourishment of your people. Grant that we may hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that, comforted by your promises, we may embrace and forever hold fast to the hope of eternal life, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
FIRST READING: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
PSALM: Psalm 19
SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
HYMN OF THE DAY Children of the Heavenly Father (ELW 781) verse 1-2
GOSPEL: Luke 4:14-21
HYMN OF THE DAY Children of the Heavenly Father (ELW 781) verse 3-4
Let us profess our faith through the words of the Apostles Creed:
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
The Spirit of the Lord is poured out upon us in abundance; so we are bold to pray for the church, the world, and all that God has made. A brief silence.
You reveal yourself to us in the reading of scripture. Fulfill your word through the faithful witness of your church. Send us out to bring your liberating good news to all people. Lord, In your mercy, hear our prayer.
All creation proclaims your handiwork. Teach us to love the intricate and beautiful bodies that you have created. Bless tiny insects, enormous whales, and every creature in between. Sustain species at risk of extinction. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
You desire that there be no dissension among us. Where we are divided in our society, nation, or world, come quickly to reunite us into one body. Ease conflict, dispel violence, and bring an end to war. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Anoint with your Spirit all who seek your favor. Grant provision and justice for people living in poverty, people living with disability, those living with pain, or those living under oppression. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Build up the body of Christ in this place. Bless the variety of ministries in this congregation. Empower us to freely welcome and deeply value each person who enters into worship and ministry among us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
In thanksgiving we lift before you the saints for whom the promise of salvation has now been fulfilled. Tend to those who mourn. Bring us together in your everlasting glory. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Since we have such great hope in your promises, O God, we lift these and all of our prayers to you in confidence and faith; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
OFFERING SONG: We Give Thee but Thine Own (ELW 686)
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.
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 you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and ☩ give you peace.
SENDING SONG My Faith Looks Up to Thee (ELW 759) vs 3-4
DISMISSAL (ELW p. 155) Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.