1.29.23 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: February 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
*One joint Parish Worship Service on February 19th at Norman 9:00am. This will help all that would like to attend the ski trip, including Pastor Katie. Thank you!
***Parish Council Meeting February 8th Norman 7:15pm
***The ski trip for January 29 has been POSTPONED due to the weather. If the new date does not work for you, please REMOVE your child's name from the bus signup by visiting the link below! Thanks! Hopefully many can join us on the RESCHEDULED date - Sunday, February 19! You can still sign up!!
Find the ski trip details on ndparish.net under "Youth Ski Trip." The three signups below are on this website page.
Please add your child's name to the bus signup (or make sure it's still there from previous date)
Please fill out online waiver
Print off/fill out the rental form and send with your child the day of the event
The Norman Church Foundation has graciously given a grant to cover some of the cost of this activity - and Andes has given us a deal as well! Once we know how many people are going, we'll be able to give everyone their "final payment" that will be payable to the Norman Church by check/Venmo.
*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 4pm-8pm. 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.
*Sign up at ndparish.net for bringing treats for the AA meetings that are held on Monday evenings at 7pm.
Norman Davenport Worship
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Sunday, January 29, 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 Be Thou My Vision (ELW 793) vs 1-2
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (ELW p. 94).
PRAYER OF THE DAY A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
Let us pray
Holy God, you confound the world’s wisdom in giving your kingdom to the lowly and the pure in heart. Give us such a hunger and thirst for justice, and perseverance in striving for peace, that in our words and deeds the world may see the life of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
FIRST READING: Micah 6:1-8
PSALM: Psalm 15
SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
GOSPEL: Matthew 5:1-12
HYMN OF THE DAY: God, Whose Almighty Word (ELW 673)
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.
Cultivate humility in your church. In gatherings of every size, teach us to boast only in the cross. Shape your church to be people of kindness, generosity, and justice. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
The foundations of the earth bear witness to your faithfulness; the mountains and hills echo with your holiness. When we mistreat your creation, show us the error of our ways. Inspire us with reverent awe to honor all you have made. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
You make foolish the wisdom of the world. Raise up honorable leaders who seek justice, love mercy, and pursue peace. Frustrate plans that are corrupt, wicked, and self-seeking. Prosper the work of peacemakers. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Bless all whom the world rejects. Accompany those who are regarded as foolish, weak, low, and despised; reveal your power and presence at work where it is least expected. Give your life, strength, and wisdom to all in need. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
As with your people Israel, remind this congregation of your saving acts. Remind us how your faithfulness brought us through difficulties and sustained us despite our weaknesses. Establish the cross as the center of our life together. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Praise to you for your blessed saints in every time and place. Trusting you accompanied them in poverty, persecution, and in every trial, we trust you abide with your people always. 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: In the Cross of Christ I Glory (ELW 324)
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.
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.
SENDING SONG: Be Thou My Vision (ELW 793) vs 3-4
Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.