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10.14.23 Bulletin & Announcements

PRAYER REQUESTS- Please lift in prayer Pastor Phil Larsen and family, Trudy Torgerson, Carol Malone, Bonnie Plath, Arlene Haux, Garret Fenner & family, Tanya Ausk, Shirley Berg, Erickson family and Kenny Garrett & family. Please pray for our elders. Prayers for Israel.

October Worship Times

Norman 9:00am Worship - Sunday School (kids will be dismissed after 15 minutes of Worship with leaders)

Davenport 11:00am Worship – Wed Kids Club 4:15pm-5pm @ Davenport - Nov 5th Sunday School begins 11:15am

Confirmation at Norman - 7th & 8th grade 6:30pm-7:15pm and 9th grade 7:30pm-8:15pm.


*Bible Study gathering with Erin Westby will be October 18th 7:00-7:45pm in Norman Fellowship Hall. Contact Erin @ 701-730-0779 or

*THIS WEEK!! YOUTH EVENT Our 7th & 8th grade students will be meeting after school and raking leaves this Wednesday, October 18th. Followed by pizza at the church. There is no confirmation that evening. Please contact Jolene (701-361-6953) or Jen (701-371-5537) if you have any questions or would like us to add your house to our list of homes to rake!

*Speed Rustad Memorial Horse Show will be October 21st Fun starts at 10am

*NORMAN members that would like a name tag-include your name on the clipboard at the name tag table and one will be made for you! You can take your name tag with you or you can leave it on the table in your last name container.

*Parish Table Fest Saturday, October 28! Tickets are on sale for table seats! Pastor Kathy Valan guest speaker. *There is still time to donate a prize for the raffle drawing at table fest. See Nancy Ebens or Elaine Swenson.

*Parish Fall Festival will be Wednesday, October 25 @ Norman Lutheran 6-7:30pm. Donations needed for the bookwalk, bottlewalk and cupcake walk prizes. Please see the signup genius or contact Joan to be added.

*Confirmation Sunday October 29th

*Back to School Shoe Run- We are still accepting monetary donations for the Shoe Run which helps kids in our community with shoes and boots for winter. (winter is coming) For more info:

*We will be collecting snacks for the Kindred Elementary School. Individually wrapped items such as fruit cups, applesauce pouches, granola bars, etc… You may leave your items at either church and we will make sure they get to the school.

*Mark your calendars-

*National Youth Gathering early signup by November 1st. Youth 8th-12th grade.

*Davenport Fire Dept. Sportsman’s Night Saturday Nov 4th 5:30pm @ Davenport Community Center

*Youth Group is taking orders for Christmas Wreaths. $20 for 24inch wreath. Orders due by Nov 7th & delivery Thanksgiving Sunday.

* 3rd grade Bibles during Worship on Nov 5th

* Kindred Lutheran Ham Dinner Nov 5th

*Honoring Veterans Worship @ Davenport November 12th 11am soup & sandwich lunch to follow. All welcome!

*Sunday, Dec 3rd Concordia Christmas Concert 2:00pm. Pastor Katie & Chris’ daughter Sydney will be singing. Parish signup genius for tickets (25.00) and bus transportation is available from Kindred.

*Please let us know when to use your winter address. (Post Office will not forward newsletters-they return to us)


Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship

20th Sunday after Pentecost - Sunday, October 15th, 2023

Pastor Katie Kringstad

PRELUDE/BELL/WELCOME: 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 Norman- We Are Called (ELW 720) Davenport- God of Grace, God of Glory (#705)




Let us pray. A brief silence is kept before the prayer. Lord of the feast, you have prepared a table before all peoples and poured out your life with abundance. Call us again to your banquet. Strengthen us by what is honorable, just, and pure, and transform us into a people of righteousness and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


FIRST READING: Isaiah 25:1-9

PSALM: Psalm 23

SECOND READING: Philippians 4:1-9

HYMN OF THE DAY: You Servants of God (ELW 825) vs 1-2

GOSPEL: Matthew 22:1-14


HYMN OF THE DAY: You Servants of God (ELW 825) vs 3-4


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.


Trusting in the transformative power of God’s loving Spirit, let us pray for the church, the world, and all in need. A brief silence.

For the church of Jesus Christ in this and every land, that all followers of Christ share the mind of Christ and strive to live together in peace, staying firm in the Lord. God of grace, hear our prayer.

For green pastures and still waters and all the beauty of the natural world, that creation flourishes and humankind lives in right relationship with all you have made. God of grace, hear our prayer.

For the nations of the world and all who hold positions of authority, that they govern in accordance with God’s vision of justice, providing shelter and refuge to all in need, striving toward the goal of peace and prosperity for all. God of grace, hear our prayer.

For all experiencing valleys of illness and grief, that they be healed and comforted and find rest in the presence of the Good Shepherd who walks beside them. God of grace, hear our prayer.

For this community of believers, that wherever there is conflict or discord, the love of Christ may keep us united and make us mindful of all that is true, honorable, just, pure, pleasing, commendable, and excellent. God of grace, hear our prayer.

In thanksgiving for the beloved saints who now rest in your mercy, that their faithful witness guides your church until the day we join them at your heavenly feast. God of grace, hear our prayer.

Gracious God, into your hands we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your unending love and amazing grace; through Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.

OFFERING SONG: O Living Bread from Heaven (ELW 542)


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: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory (ELW 890)


Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.


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