12.18.22 Bulletin & Announcements
Thank you Pastor Kathy Valan for being with us today!
We appreciate you! Merry Christmas!
Please lift in prayer- Pastor Phil Larsen and family, Steve Haux, Trudy Torgerson, Carol Malone, Bonnie Plath, Arlene Haux, Garret Fenner & family, Tanya Ausk, Shirley Berg, Kenny Garrett and family.
*TODAY SANTA will be visiting Davenport. Stop by the Davenport Senior Center/Fire Hall between 4:00pm-6:00pmand enjoy a cookie with Santa and receive a goodie bag!
*Christmas KAMA Food Baskets Davenport 22 cans of green beans and Norman 22 packages of dinner rolls to be at church TODAY!
*Please submit all newsletter reports & information to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 20th of December.
*Blue Christmas Service Wednesday, December 21st at 7:00pm at Kindred Lutheran Church. Our parish is joining together with our fellow ELCA neighbor church Kindred Lutheran for a Blue Christmas service of remembrance. Grief can be especially hard during the holiday season. Blue Christmas is a meaningful service and special time to set aside and remember those that we miss especially during this holiday season.
**Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Services…Davenport 3:00pm and Norman 5:00pm
*January 2023 worship time change-
Davenport 9am- Wed Kids Club 4:14-5pm and
Norman 11am- Sunday School 11:15am (during worship)
*There will be no Worship Service at either church on Sunday, December 25th and also no services on January 1st.
Davenport Annual meeting January 8th, 2023. All reports due to Joan by January 1st. Please send reports in Word format to email@example.com Norman Annual meeting January 15th, 2023. All reports due to Joan by January 8th. Please send in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org Any questions contact Joan.
*Norman will again be offering sleigh rides on December 29 and December 30 from noon - 5 p.m. at the Norman Church! Sign up genius on Facebook or ndparish.net or call 701-371-5537
*Also we are in need of people to volunteer in order to make the sleigh rides happen. We need people to donate doughnut holes and Christmas goodies and work the event both of the days (one person to greet and serve goodies inside, one person to greet and help with s'mores outside). Sign up genius on Facebook or ndparish.net
Norman Davenport Lutheran
Christmas Carol Sing Service
Sunday, December 18th 2022
PRELUDE/WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
GATHERING PRAYER (UNISON) God of grace, you have given us minds to know you, hearts to love you, and voices to sing your praise. Fill us with your Spirit, that we may celebrate your birth among us, and worship you anew this Christmas Season. Amen.
OPENING CAROL – O Come All Ye Faithful – (#283) vs. 1 and 4
SHARING OF THE PEACE*
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLES – Westby Family Norman, Schmit Family Davenport
CAROL - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (#257) vs. 1 – 3
SCRIPTURE/MEDITATION – Pastor Kathy Valan
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.
CAROL – The First Noel (#300) vs. 1-3
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.
COMMUNION CAROL – Away in a Manger (#278)
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
Christ, born in a stable, give courage to all who are homeless: Jesus, Savior, hear our prayer.
Christ, for whom the angels sang, give the song of the kingdom to all who weep: Jesus, Savior, hear our prayer.
Christ, worshipped by the shepherds, give peace on earth to all who are oppressed: Jesus, Savior, hear our prayer.
Christ, before whom the wise men knelt, give humility and wisdom to all who govern: Jesus, Savior, hear our prayer.
Christ, whose radiance filled a lowly manger, give the glory of your resurrection to all who rest in you: Jesus, Savior, hear our prayer.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, full of the Spirit, hear our prayer, receive our praises, fill our lives. Amen.
OFFERING CAROL - As with Gladness Men of Old (#302) 1-4
OFFERING PRAYER 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.
CAROL –Angels We Have Heard on High (#289)
SENDING God blesses us and sends us in mission to the world.
BLESSING 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 CAROL – It Came upon the Midnight Clear (#282) vs. 1