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11.7.21 Announcements & Bulletins CONFIRMATION

Announcements November 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 *Wreath Sales Today.. deadline extended until noon today for wreath orders. Unfortunately, this year due to the hot and very dry summer conditions, they are only offering the round wreaths. Order forms are in the entry way. Wreaths are $18.00. Text Joan at 701-866-4923. *Sunday, November 14th 3rd Grade Bible Milestone Event *Norman Choir will practice after church Sunday, November 14 and will be singing Sunday, Nov 21. *BINGO Davenport Lutheran Thursday, November 18th 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! *KAMA Thanksgiving Food Basket items for donation. Norman will supply 20 cans of green beans and Davenport 20 cans of cranberries. A box will be set in the entry way of the church for the donations. If you know anyone in the community that could benefit from a food basket please see Pastor Katie. Community Events *17th Annual Davenport Fire Department Sportsman Night Saturday, November 13th 2021 at Davenport Community Center. Serving 5:30-8:00pm Drawing 10pm $20 per ticket includes pork roast dinner, door prizes & raffles. *Sunday, November 21 Kindred Public Library “I’ll be Gnome for Christmas” Tour of Homes. 12:00-5:00pm. Tickets on sale at the library $15.00 *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! 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

Congratulations to our 2021 Confirmands- Aurora (D), Kelby, Tyson, Kylan and Zander (all N). God Bless you! - Norman Lutheran Kelby Erdmann’s verse is Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Faith Project: Kelby made this amazing wooden cross as a symbol of his faith. Kelby knows that the Lord has a great plan for his life and he has such a bright future. Kelby is great at wood working and loves the outdoors which is reflected in his faith project. Congratulations on your confirmation Kelby! Tyson Johnson’s verse is Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and Courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Faith Project: Tyson made this amazing wooden cross from a tree in the woods outside his house where he spends a lot of time. Tyson sees God in nature and knows God is always with him. You can see many of Tyson’s passions, gifts, and talents in the beautiful photos attached to the cross. This is such a creative and inspirational faith project. Congratulations on your confirmation Tyson! Kylan Swenson’s verse is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Kylan chose to make a wooden cross with his faith verse inscribed on it. Kylan made this while farming as he is busy helping farm and also loves playing football and spending time with family and friends. Kylan knows that he can accomplish anything he sets his mind to because Christ is with him and it is Christ who gives him strength. Congratulations on your confirmation Kylan! Zander Swenson’s verse is Hebrews 12:1 “Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” Zander used his God given artistic gifts to draw his beautiful cross and write his faith verse. Zander’s verse Hebrews 12:1 reflects his love of running and Zander knows that God is with him on his daily runs as well as on the race of life. This is a fantastic faith project as it ties in two of Zander’s favorite things which are two of his gifts and talents, drawing and running. Congratulations on your confirmation Zander! Davenport Lutheran Aurora Boe (Johnson)’s verse is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Aurora chose to make a poster board collage of photos showing all of the blessings in her life. This is such an amazing faith project as is a beautiful reminder that Aurora sees God in so many places and people. Aurora also chose to share a poem with us as a part of her faith project titled My Triumph by John Greenleaf Whittier. Congratulations on your confirmation Aurora! My Triumph BY JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER The autumn-time has come;

On woods that dream of bloom,

And over purpling vines,

The low sun fainter shines. The aster-flower is failing,

The hazel’s gold is paling;

Yet overhead more near

The eternal stars appear! And present gratitude

Insures the future’s good,

And for the things I see

I trust the things to be; That in the paths untrod,

And the long days of God,

My feet shall still be led,

My heart be comforted. O living friends who love me!

O dear ones gone above me!

Careless of other fame,

I leave to you my name. Hide it from idle praises,

Save it from evil phrases:

Why, when dear lips that spake it

Are dumb, should strangers wake it? Let the thick curtain fall;

I better know than all

How little I have gained,

How vast the unattained. Not by the page word-painted

Let life be banned or sainted:

Deeper than written scroll

The colors of the soul. Sweeter than any sung

My songs that found no tongue;

Nobler than any fact

My wish that failed of act. Others shall sing the song,

Others shall right the wrong,—

Finish what I begin,

And all I fail of win. What matter, I or they?

Mine or another’s day,

So the right word be said

And life the sweeter made? Hail to the coming singers!

Hail to the brave light-bringers!

Forward I reach and share

All that they sing and dare. The airs of heaven blow o’er me;

A glory shines before me

Of what mankind shall be,—

Pure, generous, brave, and free. A dream of man and woman

Diviner but still human,

Solving the riddle old,

Shaping the Age of Gold! The love of God and neighbor;

An equal-handed labor;

The richer life, where beauty

Walks hand in hand with duty. Ring, bells in unreared steeples,

The joy of unborn peoples!

Sound, trumpets far off blown,

Your triumph is my own! Parcel and part of all,

I keep the festival,

Fore-reach the good to be,

And share the victory. I feel the earth move sunward,

I join the great march onward,

And take, by faith, while living,

My freehold of thanksgiving.



Norman Davenport Lutheran Parish

All Saints Sunday and Confirmation Sunday

November 7th 2021

Pastor Katie Kringstad GATHERING The Holy Spirit calls us together as the people of God. PRELUDE/BELLS NORMAN CHOIR 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: Children of The Heavenly Father (781) 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. 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 FIRST READING: Isaiah 25:6-9 PSALM: Psalm 24 SECOND READING: Revelation 21:1-6a HYMN OF THE DAY Shall We Gather at The River (ELW 423) verses 1-2 GOSPEL: John 11:32-44 SERMON HYMN OF THE DAY Shall We Gather at The River (ELW 423) verses 3-4 CONFIRMATION / AFFIRMATION OF BAPTISM Dear friends, we give thanks for the gift of baptism as we come before God to make public affirmation of baptism into Christ. If our confirmands would please come forward. I present Kelby Erdmann, Tyson Johnson, Kylan Swenson, and Zander Swenson (Norman Lutheran). Aurora Johnson (Davenport Lutheran) who desire to make public affirmation of their baptism on this day. Let us pray. Merciful God, we thank you that you have made us your own by water and the Word in baptism. You have called us to yourself, enlightened us with the gifts of your Spirit, and nourished us in the community of faith. Uphold us and all your servants in the gifts and promises of baptism, and unite the hearts of all whom you have brought to new birth. We ask this in the name of Christ. Amen. PROFESSION OF FAITH The presiding minister addresses those making public affirmation of baptism. The assembly may stand and join in the responses. I ask you Kelby, Tyson, Kylan, & Zander. Aurora. to profess your faith in Christ Jesus, reject sin, and confess the faith of the church. Do you renounce the devil and all the forces that defy God, the powers of this world that rebel against God, and the ways of sin that draw you from God? Response: I renounce them. The presiding minister addresses the candidates and the assembly. Do you believe in God the Father? I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God? 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. Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit? 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. AFFIRMATION The presiding minister addresses those making public affirmation of baptism. You have made public profession of your faith. Do you intend to continue in the covenant God made with you in holy baptism: to live among God’s faithful people, to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper, to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, to serve all people, following the example of Jesus, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth? Each person responds: I do, and I ask God to help and guide me. The minister addresses the assembly. People of God, do you promise to support these sisters and brothers and pray for them in their life in Christ? We do, and we ask God to help and guide us. Those making affirmation may kneel. The presiding minister prays for God’s blessing. Let us pray. We give you thanks, O God, that through water and the Holy Spirit you give us new birth, cleanse us from sin, and raise us to eternal life. The blessing may be repeated for each person. The minister may lay both hands on the head of the person and say: Stir up in Kelby Erdmann, Tyson Johnson, Kylan Swenson, and Zander Swenson (Norman Lutheran). Aurora Johnson (Davenport Lutheran) the gift of your Holy Spirit: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord, the spirit of joy in your presence, both now and forever. Amen. Those making public affirmation stand and face the assembly. A representative of the congregation addresses the assembly. Let us rejoice with these sisters and brothers in Christ. We rejoice with you in the life of baptism. Together we will give thanks and praise to God and proclaim the good news to all the world. PRESENTATION PRAYER: (unison) Merciful God, we thank you for Kelby, Tyson, Kylan, & Zander. Aurora, whom you have made your own by water and the Word in baptism. You have called them to yourself, enlightened them with the gifts of your Spirit, and nourished them in the community of faith. Uphold these sons / daughter of your own keeping in the gifts and promises of baptism, and unite the hearts of all whom you have brought to new birth. We ask this in the name of Christ. Amen. PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION Eternal God, you hold firm amid the changes of this world. Hear us now as we pray for the church, the world, and everyone in need. A brief silence. Merciful God, we give thanks for all missionaries who have brought your message of hope to new communities and wiped tears away. Continue to raise up courageous missionaries to share your gospel of hope. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer. Creating God, we praise you for abundant harvests and the goodness of creation. Create communities of care for your earth so that all land, water, and soil will be celebrated and cherished by future generations of saints. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer. God of peace, we give you thanks for nations of peace that serve as a refuge for all whose homelands are afflicted with violence. Strengthen those who continue to work for peace and support all veterans who carry the scars of war. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer. God of healing, we give you thanks for health care workers who labor around the clock to answer cries for help. Bring wholeness to all who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, addiction, and all who long for healing in any way. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer. God of justice, we praise you for the feeding ministries and for all meals that bring people together for nourishment and fellowship. Bless chefs, bakers, servers, dishwashers, communion assistants, and meal ministry coordinators. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer. God of the ages, we give you thanks for the saints of this congregation who have inspired, challenged, loved, and taught us. Wipe away our tears and lead us by their example until we feast together on your holy mountain. Today, we remember the Saints from our Parish, our families and our community; among those we remember Diane K. Peterson, Freida Phahl, Sharon Johnson, Wes Robertstahl, Audrey Casperson, Conway Simensen, Carolyn Driscoll, Frank Joyce, Audrey Burkhart, Janet Jensven and all our loved ones we name out loud or in our hearts. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer. God our protection and strength, we entrust to you all for whom we pray. Remain with us always, through Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen. OFFERING SONG: FOR ALL THE SAINTS # 422 VS 1-2 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. Amen. 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 When Peace Like A River (ELW 785) DISMISSAL (ELW p. 155) Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God. Prayer Requests: Please lift up in prayer- Marlys Grindberg, Jack Davidson, Toots Smeby, Julie Burkhart, Arlene Haux, Claire Kringstad, Matthew Lunde, Bennett Mitchell, Garret Fenner & family, Trudy Torgerson, Tanya Ausk, Shirley Berg, Wesley Nelson, Shirley Jermstad, Carol Malone. Today we lift up in prayer all the Saints that have gone before us this year and their families.


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