12.12.21 Announcements & Bulletin
Prayer requests; Please lift up in prayer- Cindy Norberg, 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.
Today may we also lift up in prayer Mayfield, Kentucky and all the statesand areas that were in the path of the tornadoes on Friday. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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 Christmas Eve Worship Service times-- Norman 3:00pm and Davenport 5:00pm
*KAMA Christmas Food Basket items for donation 20lbs of butter (20 boxes with 4 sticks) and five hams. You may give a monetary donation towards these items if you would like. See Pastor Katie or Joan. Delivery to KLC by Dec 18.
*Norman Lutheran will be having a fun Gingerbread Manger Scene event following services Today, Sunday, December 12th. All welcome!
*Sunday School/Wednesday Kids Club Christmas programs will be during worship services on Sunday, December 19th. Norman will have treats following 9:00am service. Davenport will have a soup & sandwich lunch following 11:00am worship. All are welcome!!
*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!
*A friendly reminder to Norman members, please take the time to submit your recipes for the 150thcookbook. More information contact Deanna Opgrand.
* Norman Members- There are 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 always on the website: ndparish.net and also a direct link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4AA8AF23A5FF2-usher. Or you can contact Deacon Eric Berg at 701.799.6338 to sign up.
**You may find the signup genius links on the Parish website at ndparish.net
*January 2022 Worship Times…..Davenport will worship at 9:00am and Norman 11:00am
*Annual Meeting dates are set. Davenport January 9th and Norman January 16th. All annual report information due to Joan by Davenport January 2nd and Norman January 9th please.
*High School Music Concert Thursday, December 16th 7:00pm in high school gym.
*TODAY!!Kindred Parks & Rec event (create craft ornaments, Bingo, cookie decorating, inflatables and Santa) at the Kindred High School December 12th from 3:00pm-5:00pm Free Admission
Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship
3rd Sunday of Advent December 12th2021
Pastor Katie Kringstad
The Holy Spirit calls us together as the people of God.
PRELUDE/BELLS WELCOME / ANNOUNCEMENTS – SPECIAL MUSIC – Norman Choir and Children’s Choir
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 Joy to The World (ELW 267) vs 1-2
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH
PEACE (ELW p. 152)
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (ELW p. 94).
SPECIAL MUSIC – Piano Students of Melissa Pratt
Ida Berg, Christina Kringstad, Estee Lindemann, Cruz Lindemann, Emmy McDowell, Emily Sauvageau.
PRAYER OF THE DAY (ELW p. 150)
Let us pray. A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
Stir up the wills of your faithful people, Lord God, and open our ears to the preaching of John, that, rejoicing in your salvation, we may bring forth the fruits of repentance; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
HOLY COMMUNION THE LORD’S PRAYER
FIRST READING: Zephaniah 3:14-20
PSALM: Isaiah 12:2-6
SECOND READING: Philippians 4:4-7
HYMN OF THE DAY It Came upon the Midnight Clear (ELW 282) verses 1-2
GOSPEL: Luke 3:7-18
HYMN OF THE DAY It Came upon the Midnight Clear (ELW 282) verses 3-4
Let us profess our faith through the words of the Apostles Creed:
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.
Holy God, renew your church and raise up leaders who announce your good news. Grant peace to congregations and seminarians in the midst of transition. Guide the work of candidacy and call committees. Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
Creating God, your Spirit brought forth the earth and all that is in it. Breathe life into us, that we are inspired to live in harmony with one another and the planet. Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
Shepherding God, you lead your people in paths of righteousness. Raise up prophets in our own day who warn against captivity to greed and point us to the freedom found in generosity. Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
Nurturing God, you come near in times of worry and need. Cradle us in your arms, that we trust you and are not afraid. Attend to any who are hungry, imprisoned, or ill this day. Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
Rejoicing God, you exult over us in singing. Enliven the song of this assembly and bless the ministry of church musicians. With instruments and dance, join our voices to the song of all creation. Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
We give you thanks for your servants who showed us your goodness and grace. By the power of your Spirit, keep us steadfast in faith until we make our home with you. 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.
OFFERING SONG: WHAT CHILD IS THIS #296 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 Joy to The World (ELW 267) vs 3-4
DISMISSAL (ELW p. 155)
Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.