11.13.21 Bulletin & Announcements
Please scroll down to see the special Veteran's Day Davenport worship service and the Norman worship service bulletins.
Please lift in prayer-Coltyn Anderson & Family, Steve Haux, Trudy Torgerson, Carol Malone, Bonnie Plath, Arlene Haux, Garret Fenner & family, Tanya Ausk, Shirley Berg, Kenny Garrett and family.
Congratulations to our third graders, Coltyn, Will, Josh and Reed for receiving their Bibles today! God Bless You!
*November Worship Times- Norman 9:00am Sunday School 9:15am and Davenport 11:00am and Wednesday School 4:15-5:00pm
*Newsletter information due November 20th to email@example.com If you have reports, news & information or photos from an event that are complete, you may send them ahead of time before the 20th please.
*TODAY Items Due for KAMA Community Thanksgiving Food Baskets- Davenport 20 cans of cranberries and Norman 20 boxes of stuffing. Or monetary donations for purchase of turkeys.
*BINGO will be held 7pm - 8:30 pm on Thursday, December 8th, at the Davenport Supper Club. Notice the date has been changed from the 3rd Thursday of the month to the 2nd Thursday of the month to avoid conflicting with the meetings of the Davenport Firefighters. To celebrate the holiday season we would like to offer some additional prizes December Bingo. In December we will be offering some random Christmas gifts such as gift certificates, candy, and Christmas décor. If anyone would like to make a monetary gift to go towards purchasing these prices or if you would like to purchase a prize to donate please let me know. I will leave an envelope at the entry table in the church if you would like to give a donation at church tomorrow. You can also email me Jeremyamity@gmail.com or Venmo me with your donation.
*Kindred Area Food Pantry has seen an increase in usage and is in need of monetary or non-perishable food donations. Items can be dropped off at Kindred Lutheran or if you bring to our churches, we will see that it gets to the pantry. If you or someone you know can benefit from the pantry, please let Pastor Katie know or stop by Kindred Lutheran.
* Ladies Night Out; A Holiday Heart: Preparing our hearts for the holidays! All are welcome! Bring a friend! Wednesday, November 16th @ 6:30pm-8pm Norman Lutheran Church Cost $25 Guest Jessica Richard will guide us through the curating of a charcuterie board for your holiday entertaining. Signup genius on the ndparish.net website
*School Snacks- Youth are encouraged to donate prepackaged snacks for Kindred Elementary classrooms instead of offering. Suggestions- Rice Krispy treats, fruit snacks, cheezits, granola bars (no nuts) teddy grahams or goldfish crackers.
*Help provide warm toes and full bellies for Kindred Students in our School Lunch & “Boot Run”
Venmo @NormanLutheran or offering boxes at each church. Collecting now through Christmas.
*Kindred Public Library Tour of Homes next Sunday, Nov 20th. Tour six beautiful homes from 12noon to 5pm and raffle drawings (get all your tickets at the library), Uptown Eatery brunch 9:30-1pm and will have soup & sandwich from 1-3pm and a Craft & Vendor Show 11-4 at two locations-Wild Roots/K-Town and Memorial Building.
Today…and every day…we are grateful for our military service personnel,
past and present, and the families who support them.
Norman Lutheran Worship
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Pastor Katie Kringstad
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 God, Whose Almighty Word (ELW 673) vs 1-2
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (ELW p. 94).
PRAYER OF THE DAY
Let us pray. A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without you nothing is strong, nothing is holy. Embrace us with your mercy, that with you as our ruler and guide, we may live through what is temporary without losing what is eternal, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
FIRST READING: Malachi 4:1-2a
PSALM: Psalm 98
SECOND READING: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
GOSPEL: Luke 21:5-19
HYMN OF THE DAY: How Firm a Foundation (ELW 796)
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
United with your saints across time and place, we pray for our shared world. A brief silence.
Reviving God, keep your church active in its mission and ministry. Encourage bishops, deacons, pastors, and lay leaders to risk boldly in their proclamation and fill them with wisdom and endurance for challenging times. Lord, in your mercy, receive our prayer.
Renewing God, as the northern hemisphere prepares for winter, make us mindful of the ordered beauty of your creation. Teach us to treasure cycles of rest and new life. Help us care for what you have made. Lord, in your mercy, receive our prayer.
Loving God, accompany all who make sacrifices for the sake of others. Safeguard first responders and active duty military personnel. Grant peace to veterans and heal any wounds in body, mind, or spirit. Lord, in your mercy, receive our prayer.
Healing God, your people cry out to you. Sustain doctors, nurses, and hospital personnel in their tireless work. Uphold mental health professionals and those in their care. May the sun of righteousness rise on all who are sick. Lord, in your mercy, receive our prayer.
Uniting God, unite this assembly in its shared mission and ministry for the sake of the gospel. Highlight ways we can better work together and give us patience to work through disagreement. Lord, in your mercy, receive our prayer.
Consoling God, abide with all who grieve for loved ones who have died. Comfort us with the promise of resurrection and new life with you. Lord, in your mercy, receive our prayer.
Accept these prayers, gracious God, and those known only to you; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
OFFERING SONG: Lord of All Hopefulness (ELW 765)
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: God, Whose Almighty Word (ELW 673)vs 3-4
Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Davenport Lutheran Church
Veteran’s Worship Service
Sunday, November 13th, 2022
Pastor: Katie Kringstad
Reader: Joan Pratt
Prelude Welcome & Opening
THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM Pastor:In the name of the Father, and of the ☩ Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Reader: Amen. Pastor: Dear friends, today we gather in honor of those who have served our country. We honor their devotion to duty, and their commitment to the cause of peacemaking, which is guided by the promise of faith, given to us in baptism. Together, we are joined to Christ in the waters of baptism, and we are clothed with God's mercy and forgiveness. Let us give thanks for this gift. Reader: We praise you for the gift of water that sustains life, and above all we praise you for the gift of new life in Jesus Christ. Shower us with your Spirit, and renew our lives with your forgiveness, grace, and love. To you be given honor and praise, through Jesus Christ our Lord in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen. HYMN: God of Our Fathers
THANKSIVING FOR THOSE WHO DIED IN ACTIVE SERVICE Pastor: God of peace, you are with us in times of trouble and you sustain those in harm’s way. We give you thanks for those who have served their nation and died to protect it. We thank you for their dedication and their willingness to lay down their lives for others. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. Reader: A reading from John: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father.”
THANKSGIVING FOR THOSE WHO DIED AFTER RETURNING HOME Pastor: God our refuge, you know the realities of our human suffering and you embrace us at all times. We remember those who returned home from war, but who now live with you in your eternal care. We thank you for being with them in difficult times and places, and for welcoming them into your peaceful presence. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. Reader: A reading from Psalm 73: Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
SPECIAL MUSIC: My Country, ‘Tis of Thee
THIRD GRADE BIBLES If our third-grade families would please come forward. Pastor: Today is such an important day for our third graders, Crosby Johnson, Coltyn Anderson, Will Haugen, and Josh Gjestvang as well as their parents fulfill the promise made in baptism to place the Holy scriptures in their child’s hands. Parents if you would please face your child with their Bible in your hands. This Bible is a gift from your church family here at Davenport Lutheran Church. Crosby, Coltyn, Josh, and Will. receive the gift of this Bible so that the story of God and God’s people may be with you at home, church, or wherever you shall choose to carry it. Enjoy reading about how God is at work in the world, in nature, and in history. Learn about the life and teachings of Jesus. Be open to how God may continue to speak to you through your reading of the scriptures.
Parents, please place your child’s Bible in their hands, then place your hand on their head and let us pray: Blessed be your name, O Lord our God, You are the fount and source of every blessing! You have revealed yourself to us your children in many diverse ways. Our memory of your revelation is in the Scriptures that these children hold in their hands. Look with delight upon these beautiful children today as they receive these Bibles to read and remember You in the stories of our salvation. Help them to absorb its wisdom and live its truth. Walk with them and encourage them with the help of the Holy Spirit to use these sacred writings for inspiration, for the increase of faith and devotion, and for the building up of your Kingdom. Through your Word may we each be transformed into the very likeness of Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you forever and ever. Amen. Inside your Bible’s parents you will find a fun Bible worksheet that you and your child can complete at home to help learn how to navigate the Bible!
THANKSGIVING FOR VETERANS Pastor: God our shelter, in times of hardship and distress you remain faithful and continue to love us. We pray for those who have fought and returned home, whose bodies, minds, and hearts carry the scars of war. We thank you for their courage and strength. We thank you for their safe return and ask that, in your mercy, you grant ongoing healing and love for life. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. Reader: A reading from Psalm 91: For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot. Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name. When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them.
THANKSGIVING FOR THOSE CURRENTLY ON ACTIVE DUTY Pastor: God our deliverer, no matter what comes our way, your constant presence brings us calm. We pray for those who serve in the military now. Protect them from all harm and bring them home to those who love and miss them. Grant comfort and stability to those who await a possible deployment. We thank you for their steadfast commitment to their fellow citizens and their bravery in difficult times. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. Reader: A reading from Psalm 121: I lift up my eyes to the hills— from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore. HYMN: O Beautiful for Spacious Skies
THANKSGIVING FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS Pastor: God our Father, no man or woman serves alone. We lift up the family and friends of those who have served or are serving. Ease anxious thoughts and lighten burdens that weigh down. Replace worry with trust and doubt with faith. Make us always mindful of the sacrifices they make and the hardships they endure so their loved ones can answer the call to service. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. Reader: A reading from 2 Samuel: He said, The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.
A PLEA FOR PEACE Pastor: God of all nations, through the prophet Isaiah you proclaimed a day when people will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war anymore. We pray for that day. We pray for your peace in all places and for all people. We pray for leaders of all nations to work together and keep your people safe. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. Reader: A reading from Philippians: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. HYMN: Lead On, O King Eternal!
THE LORD’S PRAYER SENDING God blesses us and sends us in mission to the world. BLESSING 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 HYMN: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory