1.8.23 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.
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.
Davenport Annual meeting is today following worship. Fellowship brunch to follow!
Norman Annual meeting January 15th, 2023. All Norman reports due to Joan by TODAY January 8th. Please send in Word format if possible to email@example.com Potluck lunch to follow – Group 1 (A-L) will serve. Sign up on website. Any questions contact Joan.
*Please submit all newsletter reports, photos & information to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 20th of January.
*BINGO Thursday, January 12th 7:00pm-8:30pm Davenport Supper Club! All are welcome to join in the fun!!
*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 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.
Norman Davenport Worship Service
Baptism of Our Lord Sunday, January 8, 2023
Davenport Lutheran 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. The Holy Spirit calls us together as the people of God.
GATHERING SONG All Are Welcome (ELW 641) vs 1-3
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (ELW p. 94).
PRAYER OF THE DAY
Let us pray. A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
O God our Father, at the baptism of Jesus you proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit. Make all who are baptized into Christ faithful to their calling to be your daughters and sons, and empower us all with your Spirit, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
FIRST READING: Isaiah 42:1-9
PSALM: Psalm 29
SECOND READING: Acts 10:34-43
GOSPEL: Matthew 3:13-17
HYMN OF THE DAY: Wade in the Water (ELW 459)
APOSTLES’ 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.
Calling God, you speak with power to your church. Open our hearts and minds to the new things you are declaring. Strengthen bishops, pastors, deacons, lay leaders, and teachers of the faith. Equip the baptized for your reconciling and redeeming work. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Renewing God, you provide the waters of the earth and in Jesus’ baptism you reveal the waters of life. Cleanse and protect oceans, rivers, and watersheds. Bring relief to parched lands and to communities without access to safe water. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Righteous God, you never weary of establishing justice. Increase cooperation and constructive dialogue between nations. Guide local, national, and international authorities to govern with equity, vision, and integrity. We pray for those in military service, for peacemakers, and for our enemies. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Abiding God, your mercy is steadfast. Give sanctuary to people who flee from oppression, war, poverty, and famine. Sustain health care workers, caregivers, first responders, counselors, and all who help and heal. Comfort those who are grieving or experiencing crisis. Merciful God,
receive our prayer.
Blessing God, in Christ you gather the beloved community. Kindle the gifts of your Spirit in your people. Accompany the newly baptized, those recently ordained, and any beginning a new ministry. Inspire synodical leaders and congregational councils to serve with imagination and wisdom. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Promising God, your faithfulness endures throughout all generations. We give thanks for those who have died in Christ, trusting that we will be united with them and all the saints in Christ’s resurrection 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: Spirit of Gentleness (ELW 396) vs 1-3
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.
SENDING SONG: Go, My Children, with My Blessing (ELW 543)
DISMISSAL Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.