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10.8.23 Bulletin & Annoucements


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.

October Worship Times

Norman 9:00am Worship - Sunday School (kids will be dismissed after 15 minutes of Worship with leaders) Davenport 11:00am Worship - Wednesday Kids Club 4:15pm-5pm @ Davenport Confirmation at Norman - 7th & 8thgrade 6:30pm-7:15pm and 9th grade 7:30pm-8:15pm.


**TODAY--Parish Council Meeting** Sunday, October 8th 6:00pm at Norman Lutheran.

*Bible Study gathering with Erin Westby will be October 11 7:00-7:45pm in Norman Fellowship Hall. Contact Erin @ 701-730-0779 or

**THIS WEEK--BINGO begins Thursday, October 12th 7:00pm-8:30pm Davenport Supper Club

*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 is coming soon! Saturday, October 28! If you would like to donate a prize for the raffle, that would be wonderful and appreciated! Please contact Elaine Swenson or Nancy Ebens. Tickets are on sale for table seats! Pastor Kathy Valan will be guest speaker.

*YOUTH GROUP EVENT- In October the Youth Group plans to rake leaves for those who could use a hand with that chore in Kindred! We plan to meet after school on Wednesday, October 18th. Once the work is done, we will have pizzas for supper 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!

*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.

*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-

*TODAY-Annual Turkey Dinner at Canaan Moravian Church October 8th 4-7pm. “To Go” meals only. They encourage you to sign up on their website or facebook link to order your meals for pickup.

*TODAY-St. Maurices Church Annual Turkey Dinner October 8th 11-1

*Speed Rustad Memorial Horse Show will be October 21st.

*The third annual Norman-Davenport Table Fest is Saturday, October 28

*Youth Group will be taking orders for Christmas Wreaths end of Oct into the first week of November. More info to come!

*Confirmation Sunday October 29th

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


Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship

19th Sunday after Pentecost Sunday, October 8th 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 I Come with Joy (#482) vs 1-3



Let us pray. A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

Beloved God, from you come all things that are good. Lead us by the inspiration of your Spirit to know those things that are right, and by your merciful guidance, help us to do them, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.




FIRST READING: Isaiah 5:1-7

PSALM: Psalm 80:7-15

SECOND READING: Philippians 3:4b-14

HYMN OF THE DAY: Oh Savior, Precious Savior (ELW 820) vs 1-2

GOSPEL: Matthew 21:33-46


HYMN OF THE DAY: Oh Savior, Precious Savior (ELW 820) 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.

God of all grace, you are the source of life and joy. Strengthen the resolve of your church throughout the world, that together we press on toward the goal of your heavenly call in Jesus Christ. God of grace,

hear our prayer.

God of all creation, you plant and nourish the earth as your own precious vineyard. Bless fields and orchards and the hands of those who labor in them, that your people are fed with an abundant harvest of good fruit. God of grace, hear our prayer.

God of all the earth, you desire peace and justice between nations and peoples. Guide leaders of nations, states, provinces, and cities, that they faithfully govern your people with wisdom, integrity, and compassion. God of grace, hear our prayer.

God of all compassion, in Christ, you lovingly poured yourself out like wine for your people. Have mercy on all who mourn, who struggle with their mental health, who cry out for justice, who hunger, and all in any need. God of grace, hear our prayer.

God of all steadfastness, you set Christ as the cornerstone and foundation of the church. Build up this congregation as living stones, that it stands in the community as a witness to your enduring faithfulness and love. God of grace, hear our prayer.

God of all hope, the saints who came before us lived and died with their hearts fixed on you. We give you thanks for their faithful witness, and we wait with hope for the great day when we join their voices in praise. 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: When I Survey the Wonderous Cross (ELW 803)


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: I Come with Joy (#482) vs 4-5

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


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