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12.3.23 Bulletin & Annoucements

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.

Our thoughts and prayers to family & friends of Elaine Mitchell. Elaine, a Davenport member, passed away November 26 at the age of 85. Funeral Service was held Tuesday at Boulgers Funeral Home in Fargo. May the Lord wrap His loving arms around her family and comfort them at this time.

December Worship Times

Norman 9am and Sunday School during Worship 9:15am (Christmas Program Practice)

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


*Advent begins Dec 3. If you and your family would like to share in the Advent readings and lighting of the Advent Candles during Sunday Worship, please sign up on the signup genius link.

*Parish Council Meeting **note date change** Monday, December 4th 7pm at Davenport.

*Youth Bible study Dec 10 during Worship 9:15am with Josiah Bjertness.

*Dec 10th youth lefse making. More info to come!!

*Christmas Poinsettias order by 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

*Christmas Programs Dec 17th during Worship.

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

Davenport 27 boxes of cake mixes and 4 hams.

Norman 27 cans of frosting and 4 hams *Use signup on under "Connect & Serve"

Please have items to church by Dec 17th.

*Mark your calendars-

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

*Dec 3 Concordia Christmas Concert 2pm

*Dec 9th Santa coming to Davenport 1-3pm Davenport Senior Center

*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


Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship

First Sunday of Advent-December 3rd 2023

Pastor Katie Kringstad



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 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (ELW 257) vs 1-3

LIGHTS OF LOVE – Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Remembrance of Those Loved and Now Spending This Christmas with Our Lord and Savior.




Let us pray. A brief silence is kept before the prayer. Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection awaken us to the threatening dangers of our sins, and keep us blameless until the coming of your new day, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


  • McDowell Family Norman

  • Odegaard Family Davenport


FIRST READING: Isaiah 64:1-9

PSALM: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

HYMN OF THE DAY: The King Shall Come (ELW 260) vs 1-2

GOSPEL: Mark 13:24-37


HYMN OF THE DAY: The King Shall Come (ELW 260) vs 3-5


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.


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.

Call your church into holy fellowship as we await the restoration of all things. Reenergize your faithful people to live with hope and compassion, especially those who serve as missionaries near and far. Center us on your promise to come among us and make all things new. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

All creation signals your presence, O God: the vastness of the cosmos, the turn of the seasons, and living things that both rest and flourish. Rekindle our commitment to care for the earth. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

Let the nations tremble at your holy presence, that justice and liberation prevail in all corners of the earth. Restore peace to nations in conflict, teach righteousness to corrupt leaders and systems, and bring stability to areas facing uncertain futures. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

Enrich the spirits of all who feel hopeless, fearful, or despairing. Stay close to those who await healing or relief. Deliver all in any need. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

Be with those who keep awake at night: nurses working overnight shifts, caregivers of newborns and aging adults, stargazers, those who are anxious, or those who are traveling. Reveal to all that the dark can be a place of calm and comfort filled with your presence. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

You have sent out your angels and gathered your faithful people from every time and place, calling them into one fellowship of saints. Bless the witness of those who dwell in your eternal presence 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: Once in Royal David’s City (ELW 269)


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.


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: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (ELW 257) vs 4-6

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


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