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11.12.23 Bulletin & Announcements


PRAYER REQUESTS- Please lift in prayer our Veterans, past & present and their families, Pastor Phil Larsen and family, Trudy Torgerson, Carol Malone, Bonnie Plath, Arlene Haux, Garret Fenner & family, Tanya Ausk, Shirley Berg, and Erickson family. Please pray for our elders.


November Worship Times Norman 9:00am Worship - Sunday School (kids will be dismissed after 15 minutes of Worship with leaders) Davenport 11:00am Worship –- Sunday School during Worship November Confirmation at Norman - 7th grade 6:30pm-7:15pm and 8th grade 7:30pm-8:15pm.

Thank you, Veterans, and families. We are so thankful and blessed for your service.


ANNOUNCEMENTS *TODAY- Nov 12- High School Bible study @ Norman 9:15-10am


*TODAY- Veterans Service Davenport Lutheran 11am. All welcome! Lunch to follow worship.


*KAMA Thanksgiving Food Basket donations Norman 25 cans of corn and two turkeys. Items due by Nov 19th please. (Davenport items have been purchased and delivered)


*Norman November Coffee Hour Offering- any offering during coffee hour at Norman now through the end of November will be donated locally to Churches United for the Homeless.


*Kindred Elementary snack donations- Individually wrapped items-fruit cups, apple pouches, granola bars, etc…

*Mark your calendars-

*Saturday, Nov 18th Storytime at Kindred Library. 10am. Come read with Joan Pratt and “Take a Trip to the Moon”


*Kindred Public Library Tour of Homes Sunday, November 19 @ 12noon-5pm. Purchase your tickets at the library. KAAP Holiday Market Vendor Show 11am-4pm will be set up at Wild Roots and Memorial Building. Wonderful Fun day for everyone!


*Night@The Game Dec 1st. Join the community pep band and choir for this special night at KHS 6pm! Soup supper also!


Kindred Area Food Pantry is in need of supplies. They are looking for-- cereal, pancake mix, syrup, spaghetti sauce, pasta, chicken in a can, muffin mix, instant meals, Mac-n-Cheese, shampoo & conditioner, body soap, and paper products. Items can be dropped off at Kindred Lutheran or bring items to our church & we can deliver to pantry.


**Just a reminder that we are updating the Parish directory. please send a family photo and any information needed to be updated (phone disconnected, new email or phone #, change of address, birthdays/anniversary etc...) to normandavenportparish@hotmail.com. There is a beautiful fall photo booth area set up at either church for you to use if you would like, today after worship or any time that is convenient for you! You may also send in a recent family photo from this summer if you would like.

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Norman Lutheran Worship

24th Sunday after Pentecost - Sunday, November 12, 2023

Pastor Katie Kringstad

PRELUDE/BELLS

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.

WELCOME / ANNOUNCEMENTS –

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

O God of justice and love, you illumine our way through life with the words of your Son. Give us the light we need, and awaken us to the needs of others, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

GATHERING SONG: Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers! (ELW 244) vs 1-2

PEACE (ELW p. 152)

CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

PRAYER OF THE DAY (ELW p. 150)

Let us pray.

A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

Almighty God, you have knit your people together in one communion in the mystical body of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Grant us grace to follow your blessed saints in lives of faith and commitment, and to know the inexpressible joys you have prepared for those who love you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

CHILDREN’S MOMENT

HOLY COMMUNION

LORD’S PRAYER

FIRST READING: Amos 5:18-24

PSALM: Psalm 70 SECOND READING: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

GOSPEL: Matthew 25:1-13

SERMON

HYMN OF THE DAY Soon and Very Soon (ELW 439) vs 3-4

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

Let us turn our hearts to God, our breath and life, as we pray for the church, the world, and all who are in need.

A brief silence.

O God for whom we wait, come quickly to your people, bring your salvation, and center us in hope found only in you. Deepen our faith through meaningful worship and send us out with your justice and truth. Hear us, O God.

Your mercy is great.

O God for whom we watch, we glimpse your power in rushing water and your beauty in the darkening night. Restore this creation, and provide clean water to all people and animals. Save us from foolish, wasteful living. Hear us, O God.

Your mercy is great.

O God for whom we long, let justice roll down like waters on all nations. Bless citizens with wise leaders; save your children from war. We pray for the veterans of this community, that they are supported and loved. Hear us, O God.

Your mercy is great.

O God, in whom we hope, we pray for all who are in need. Provide for those who experience homelessness or hunger, support the under- or unemployed, and comfort any who are suffering this day. Hear us, O God.

Your mercy is great.

O God for whom we listen, inspire the music ministry of our congregation. Fill our worship with songs to proclaim your greatness. Help us to sing and dance with joy and tell boldly of your salvation. Hear us, O God.

Your mercy is great.

O God, in whom we remain, we remember our loved ones who have died and now live in you. Bring comfort and the assurance of new life to all who grieve. Hear us, O God.

Your mercy is great.

We offer our spoken prayers and those held in our hearts trusting in your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.

Amen.

OFFERING SONG – Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer (618)

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 you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and ☩ give you peace.

Amen.

SENDING SONG: Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers! (ELW 244) vs 3-4

DISMISSAL (ELW p. 155)

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


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