11.27.22 Bulletin & Announcements
Please lift in prayer- Steve Haux, Trudy Torgerson, Carol Malone, Bonnie Plath, Arlene Haux, Garret Fenner & family, Tanya Ausk, Shirley Berg, Kenny Garrett and family.
ANNOUNCEMENTS- *December Worship Times- Norman 9:00am Sunday School 9:15am and Davenport 11:00am and Wednesday School 4:15-5:00pm
*Youth Christmas decorating @ Norman 7pm November 30th following Confirmation.
*Parish Council Meeting Wednesday, December 7th 7:00pm at Norman.
*BINGO will be held 7pm - 8:30 pm on Thursday, December 8th, at the Davenport Supper Club.
*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.
*Benefit for Karen Schmitz Friday, Dec 2nd 6pm Leonard Country Club Meal, raffle and silent auction.
*Pastor Katie is looking for individuals or families that would be honored to help with the lighting of the Advent Candles each Sunday during the Advent season and on Christmas Eve. There is a short reading to go with the lighting of the candles. Please contact Pastor Katie.
*Davenport Kids Club Christmas Program will be during 11:00am Worship Service on Sunday, December 11th. Potluck meal will follow program.
*Norman Sunday School Christmas Program during 9:00am Worship Service on Sunday, December 11th with treats to follow.
*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 to students with the “Boot Run”- any donation will help kids in our communities receive winter boots. Another opportunity to help in our community is to make sure all our kids have full bellies. Any donations will help provide school lunch to those kids in need. Venmo @NormanLutheran or offering boxes at each church. Collecting now through Christmas.
*Kindred Night@ the Game Dec 12th 6pm at the High School. Kindred Community Band, Kindred Community Choir, Chili Feed and much more. Sponsored by KAAP (Kindred Area Arts Partnership) Come join the fun!
*Parish Christmas Eve services: Davenport @ 3 pm and Norman @ 5 pm
***January 2023 our Worship Times switch….Davenport will worship at 9am and Norman Lutheran will worship at 11am. Wednesday Kids Club 4:15-5:00 and Sunday School at Norman 11:15am (during worship)
Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship
First Sunday of Advent Sunday, November 27, 2022
Pastor Katie Kringstad
PRELUDE/BELL 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 Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers (ELW 244) PEACE CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (ELW p. 94).
PRAYER OF THE DAY Let us pray A brief silence is kept before the prayer. Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection save us from the threatening dangers of our sins, and enlighten our walk in the way of your salvation, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLES
Ostenson Family Norman and Kringstad Family Davenport
FIRST READING: Isaiah 2:1-5
PSALM: Psalm 122
SECOND READING: Romans 13:11-14
GOSPEL: Matthew 24:36-44
HYMN OF THE DAY: Prepare the Royal Highway (ELW 264)
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
As we prepare for the fullness of Christ’s presence, let us pray for a world that yearns for new hope. A brief silence.
God of all, your children everywhere cry out for mercy. Awaken the global church to the urgent needs of our time. Break down barriers of culture and custom and unite people of all faiths in your redemptive and healing work. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of wonder, the earth’s beauty, and abundance is your gift. Teach us your ways of sharing resources and caring for life. Guard fragile habitats, preserve the wild places, and protect endangered plants and animals. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of peace, you judge the nations. Beat our weapons into tools for serving the neighbor. Strengthen the resolve of all who work for an end to war. We pray for lasting peace in the land of Jesus’ birth. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of lovingkindness, you desire fullness of life for everyone. Fill those who hunger. Comfort the grieving and attend to those near death. Bring help and hope to any who are sick or needing your care. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of community, you are present when we gather in your name. Guide congregations in transition or conflict. Give wisdom to congregational councils, call committees, and ministry leaders. Keep us alert to unexpected opportunities for mission. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of promise, your goodness is everlasting. We give thanks for the lives of the faithful who now rest in you. We trust that you will bring us into the company of all the saints with rejoicing. God, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
God of our longing, you know our deepest needs. By your Spirit, gather our prayers and join them with the prayers of all your children. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
OFFERING SONG: People, Look East (ELW 248)
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. Amen.
SENDING SONG: Joy to the World (ELW 267) Kids come up front to sing.
Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.