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12.10.23 Bulletin & Announcements

PRAYER REQUESTS-  family & friends of Elaine Mitchell, Melvin Anderson, 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.

December Worship Times                                                                                                                                                    

Norman 9am and Sunday School during Worship 9:15am (Christmas Program Practice today & dress rehearsal)                                                

Davenport Lutheran 11am and Sunday School during Worship 11:15am (Christmas Program Practice today and dress rehearsal)


*TODAY Youth Bible study during Worship 9:15am with Josiah Bjertness.   


*TODAY youth lefse making 10-11am.                   


*Today Bible Study meeting with Erin Westby following both Norman and Davenport Worship services. Feel free to visit with Erin and ask questions that you have about the Bible Study she is beginning for our parish. 

*Christmas Poinsettias order due TODAY Dec 10th. If you would like to purchase a poinsettia in memory of or in honor of a loved one for the Christmas season.  Please text Sue Boreen at 701-730-4744 (Norman) or text Carol Johnson 701.238.5419 (Davenport). $20 each -pay at either church or Venmo@NormanLutheran with name and church in the memo line. Loved ones names will be listed in the bulletin on Christmas Eve.

*Thursday, Dec 14 BINGO 7-8:30pm @ Davenport Supper Club

*Walk in Faith- A Parish opportunity to help local families for Christmas. See signup at or our Facebook page. Items due to churches by next Sunday, Dec 17th.  

*NEXT SUNDAY- Christmas Programs Dec 17th during Worship.                                                                                                                        

Norman 9am with brunch following program and gingerbread manger scene making also! Signup for meal items and gingerbread items on signup genius at                                                                                                                                                                            

Davenport 11am potluck meal to follow along with gingerbread manger scene making.

*Youth Group/Confirmation students & Families will be ringing the Salvation Army Bell on Dec 18 & 19. There are a few time spots available for Ringing the Bell on Dec 19th.     

*Christmas Eve Worship- Sunday, Dec 24                                                                                                                                                                                                            

9am Contemporary Parish Family Worship @ Norman Lutheran                                                                                              

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship at Davenport Lutheran 3:00pm                                                                                    

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship at Norman Lutheran 5pm

*KAMA Christmas Food Basket Items - Please have items to church by Dec 17th.                                                              -Davenport items have been fulfilled.  Any additional items can be put in the food pantry box.                                         -Norman 27 cans of frosting and 4 hams.     See signup at                                                                                                                                     

*Ushering opportunities available.  

Norman members- See signup link at          

Davenport members- there is a new signup sheet in the entryway for monthly 2024 ushering.             


 * NEWSLETTER INFORMATION please send all information, photos, and articles for our New Year 2024 January Newsletter to   I would like to start organizing and preparing as there are many wonderful events through the next couple weeks to reflect on.         


*New Years Eve Worship- Sunday, December 31 - Norman will have 9am Worship and Davenport 11am Worship.                                                                                                     

*Mark your calendars-                                                                                                                                                              

*THIS WEEK--Night@The Game Dec 11. Join the community pep band and choir at KHS 6pm! Soup supper also!                                                                                                                                                                                                   

*Dec 16 & 18 Storytime at Kindred Library 10am                                                                                                                          

*Dec 17th Santa coming to Kindred 2-4pm at High School                                                                                                  

*Davenport Fire Dept BINGO Dec 28 7pm at Supper Club                                     


JANUARY WORSHIP TIMES beginning January 7th  2024

Davenport will Worship at 9am with Sunday School during worship 9:15-10

Norman will Worship at 11am with Sunday School during worship 11:15-12



As this year is winding down, i would just like to put thoughts in your mind for next year, 2024.

The nominating committees will be looking to fill any open positions on the council, boards and committees. If you feel you are being called to help in an area of your congregation, please contact your President (N-Lukas Croaker and D-Renee Flom) or nominating committee member.


The Annual meetings will be-

Sunday, January 21st for Norman Lutheran. All reports due by January 14th to 

Sunday, January 28th for Davenport Lutheran following Worship. All reports due by January 21st to



Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship                                                                                   

 2nd Sunday of Advent - December 10, 2023                                                                               

Pastor Katie Kringstad



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 Joy to The World (ELW 267) vs 1-2                                                                                              PEACE                                                                                                                                                                        

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (ELW p. 94)                                                                                                                            

PRAYER OF THE DAY                                                                                                                                                                    

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

Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son. By his coming strengthen us to serve you with purified lives; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.                 


LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLES                                                                                                                              

- Wilson Family Norman and  - Johnson Family Davenport      


CHILDREN’S MOMENT – The Christmas Fox book                                                                                                     



LORD’S PRAYER                                                                                                                                                                  

Our Father, who art in heaven,                                                                                                                                       

hallowed be thy name,                                                                                                                                                     

 thy kingdom come,                                                                                                                                                               

thy will be done,                                                                                                                                                                    

on earth as it is in heaven.                                                                                                                                              

Give us this day our daily bread;                                                                                                                              

and forgive us our trespasses,                                                                                                                                         

as we forgive those                                                                                                                                                   

who trespass against us;                                                                                                                                                     

and lead us not into temptation,                                                                                                                                      

but deliver us from evil.                                                                                                                                                    

For thine is the kingdom,                                                                                                                                                 

and the power, and the glory,                                                                                                                                   

forever and ever. Amen.

FIRST READING: Isaiah 40:1-11                                                                                                                                

PSALM: Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13                                                                                                                                       

SECOND READING: 2 Peter 3:8-15a                                                                                                                            

HYMN OF THE DAY: Prepare the Royal Highway (ELW 264) vs. 1-2                                                                     

GOSPEL: Mark 1:1-8                                                                                                                                                    SERMON                                                                                                                                                                          

HYMN OF THE DAY: Prepare the Royal Highway (ELW 264) vs.3-4

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                                                                                                                                              

With hope and expectation, we offer our prayers for the church, the world, and all who await God’s day of restoration.  A brief silence.                                                                                                                              

Send forth your faithful people with words of promise and forgiveness. Teach your church to be bold in revealing your good news in word and in deed. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

Reveal your majesty in mountain peaks, flowing rivers, and blossoming wilderness roads. Heal the earth where it longs for renewal. Bring wholeness to the earth and all its creatures. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

Turn the hearts of the nations toward righteousness and peace. Increase cooperation for justice between countries, commonwealths, political parties, and diplomatic leaders. In times of prosperity, direct leaders to be generous for the sake of all. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

Comfort your people with tender words of love and healing. Surround all who are grieving, all who know depression or anxiety, or all who feel lonely or forgotten. Be a steadfast presence when all else feels uncertain. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

Grant holy patience to all who are waiting this season. Give hope to those seeking employment. Bring reassurance to people awaiting new diagnoses or treatments. Protect expectant parents. Watch with those who keep bedside vigil. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

With you a thousand years is like a day. Bless the memory of the saints from ages past and the anticipation of saints yet to be born. Inspire us to live with faith as we await your new heaven and new earth. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

Listen to these and all our prayers, O God of hosts, and restore us with your great and everlasting mercy. Amen.

OFFERING SONG: What Child is This (ELW #296)                                                                                                     

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.                       

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 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) vs 3-4                                                                                                  

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


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