11.28.21 Announcements & Bulletin
Please lift up in prayer- Trangsrud family, Luke Olson, Marlys Grindberg, Jack Davidson, Toots Smeby, Julie Burkhart, Arlene Haux, Matthew Lunde, Bennett Mitchell, Garret Fenner & family, Trudy Torgerson, Tanya Ausk, Shirley Berg, Wesley Nelson, Shirley Jermstad, Carol Malone.
We lift up in prayer Hank and Joyce Trangsrud on the death of their son Steven. Steve passed away Tuesday, November 23. There will be a memorial service Tuesday, November 30 at 6:00pm with visitation from 5:00-6:00pm at Fredrikson Funeral Chapel in Kindred. Our thoughts and prayers to the Trangsrud family at this time. May the Lord wrap His loving arms around you at this difficult time.
December Worship Times Norman 9:00am Davenport Worship 11:00am Sunday School during 900am Worship Davenport Wednesday Kids Club 4:15-5pm Confirmation Wednesday 6:15-7pm
*Norman Choir will practice after church Sunday, November 28 and December 5 with the Sunday School kids to prepare for singing in church on the 12th.
*BINGO Davenport Lutheran Thursday, December 16th 7:00pm-8:30pm. Davenport Supper Club. Kids are welcome if accompanied by an adult. All proceeds will go toward new audio/video equipment for the sanctuary. Come and join the fun! Bring your friends and neighbors!
*Parish Council Meeting Wednesday, December 1st at Davenport 7:00pm
*A friendly reminder to Norman members, please take the time to submit your recipes for the 150th cookbook. More information by the bulletin board or contact Deanna Opgrand.
* Norman Members- There are a couple of slots left in November, and slots left in December including bringing goodies for the Christmas Program on Sunday, December 19 and ushering for the Christmas Eve service Friday, December 24th at 3 p.m. the link is alwyas on the website: ndparish.net and also a direct link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4AA8AF23A5FF2-usher. Or they can contact Deacon Eric Berg at 701.799.6338 to sign up.
*Pastor Katie is seeking five individuals or five families who would like to sign up to light the Advent Candle. We need one person/family per week at each church starting this Sunday. You will have a sheet of paper with a Bible verse and prayer to read and will light the candle. It is a very beautiful and meaningful part of the Advent season. The fifth week is the Christmas Eve service which is 3:00 pm Norman and 5:00 pm Davenport.
Week 1 – Hope Week 2 – Love Week 3 – Joy Week 4 – Peace Week 5 – Christ
**You may find the signup genius links on the Parish website at ndparish.net
*Music students (piano & woodwind) of Melissa Pratt will be performing at the West Acres Mall on Monday, November 29th from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Stop by the JCPenney wing fountain area to hear several of our youth perform!
*6th grade Holiday Program Band & Choir Concert at Kindred Elementary South Gym on Thursday, December 2nd @ 6:30pm. All welcome!
*The Kindred Area Arts Partnership is offering a night @ the game opportunity on Tuesday, November 30...featuring a community pep band and community choir! Lavonne Nockelberg has graciously offered to direct the choir again this year and would like to have a count of who is interested in the choir ASAP so she can find enough music for this years song! Pep Band: one practice Sunday, November 21 @ 6:30 p.m. in the high school band room Choir: one practice Sunday, November 21 @ 5 p.m. in the high school band room (two additional practicies at the Kindred Lutheran Church on Wedesday November 10 and Wednesday November 17, both at 7:30 p.m.) Please click the link below for more information on the event and sign up links to participate in various activities including the pep band and the choir! https://www.kindredkaap.org/night-the-game
Night @ the game: Join the Kindred Area Arts Partnership (KAAP) Tuesday, November 30 during the girls' basketball game at the Kindred High School. Help us cheer on the girls' basketball team, sing, or play in the band, and celebrate the energy of sharing arts and athletics in our community beginning at 5 p.m. with the Chili Feed. Some events of the evening: -Free will chili feed with chili and soup donated by our local establishments and local community members! Contact us by clicking the link below if you'd like to bring a crockpot full of your favorite soup! -Community pep band - looking for community members to relive their band days and join the high school band for the evening on the stage! We'll provide an instrument for you! -Community choir - looking for community members to join their voices for a special song before the game -school song performed by Kindred K-6th grade -Ornament making - sign up for your kids to make a personalized holiday ornament -North Dakota Student Art Show exhibit + much more
Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship 1st Sunday of Advent - Sunday November 28th 2021 Pastor Katie Kringstad
The Holy Spirit calls us together as the people of God.
PRELUDE/BELLS WELCOME / ANNOUNCEMENTS –
GATHERING PRAYER - Dear Lord, I thank you for this day, these people, this church and community. I pray that you would be with us this hour and that you would open our hearts to your word. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
GATHERING SONG O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (ELW 257) vs 1-2
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH
PEACE (ELW p. 152)
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (ELW p. 94).
PRAYER OF THE DAY (ELW p. 150)
Let us pray.
A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection alert us to the threatening dangers of our sins, and redeem us for your life of justice, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
SPECIAL MUSIC: Oh, Come Little Children – Sarah Baumgarten, Michelle Kuznia, Erin Westby
FIRST READING: Jeremiah 33:14-16
PSALM: Psalm 25:1-10
SECOND READING: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
HYMN OF THE DAY Soon and Very Soon (ELW 439) verses 1-2
GOSPEL: Luke 21:25-36
HYMN OF THE DAY Soon and Very Soon (ELW 439) verses 3-4
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
In this season of watching and waiting, let us pray for all people and places that yearn for God’s presence.
A brief silence.
God of presence and peace, strengthen your church around the globe to proclaim the message of your love coming to the world. Open our hearts to recognize your face in all people and in all of creation. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
God of mighty redwoods and microscopic plants, fields and city parks, the wind and the waves, be a healing balm to our wounded planet. May we nurture what you have lovingly created. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
God of equity and compassion, bring righteousness and goodness to all peoples of the earth. Give a heart of discernment and integrity to leaders in our communities. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
God of comfort and care, be present with those who watch and wait. Come to all who await births, deaths, divorces, new unions, new jobs, retirements, healing, and life transitions of every kind. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
God of promises kept and new dreams awakened, shelter your people from destructive storms. We pray for those whose lives have been upended by natural disasters, for the work of Lutheran Disaster Response, Lutheran World Relief, and other relief organizations. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
God of companionship and community, we give you thanks for the saints who journeyed with us and now abide in you. Even in distress and uncertainty, make us confident that your promises endure forever. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
God of new life, you come among us in the places we least expect. Receive these prayers and those of our hearts, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
OFFERING SONG: WAKE, AWAKE, FOR NIGHT IS FLYING #436 OFFERING PRAYER:
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.
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.
SENDING SONG O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (ELW 257) vs 3-4
DISMISSAL (ELW p. 155)
Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.