12.4.22 Bulletin & Announcements
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.
*December Worship Times- Norman 9:00am Sunday School 9:15am and Davenport 11:00am and Wednesday School 4:15-5:00pm. Confirmation @ Norman 6:15pm-7:15pm*
**TODAY Norman Sunday School Christmas Program Rehearsal 10:00-11:00am.
*THIS WEDNESDAY, DEC 7th @ 4:15-5:30pm Wednesday Kids Club Christmas Program Practice.
*Parish Council Meeting Wednesday, December 7th 7:00pm at Norman.
*THIS THURSDAY, Dec 8th BINGO 7pm - 8:30 pm at the Davenport Supper Club. Extra Christmas prizes for winning!! All are welcome!!
*Davenport Kids Club Christmas Program will be during 11:00am Worship Service on Sunday, December 11th. Potluck meal will follow program. Gingerbread Manger Scene making also.
*Norman Sunday School Christmas Program during 9:00am Worship Service on Sunday, December 11th with treats to follow. New member Sunday and Gingerbread Manger Scene making also!
*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 Worship Services…Davenport 3:00pm and Norman 5:00pm
***January 2023 our Worship Times change…Davenport Lutheran will worship at 9am and Norman Lutheran will worship at 11am. Wednesday Kids Club 4:15-5:00 and Sunday School at Norman 11:15am (during worship). Confirmation remains Wednesday @ Norman 6:15-7:15pm.
*Kindred Area Food Pantry has seen an increase in usage and is in need of monetary or non-perishable food donations. Items can be dropped off at Kindred Lutheran or if you bring to our churches, we will see that it gets to the pantry. If you or someone you know can benefit from the pantry, please let Pastor know
*School Snacks- Youth are encouraged to donate prepackaged snacks for Kindred Elementary classrooms instead of offering. Suggestions- Rice Krispy treats, fruit snacks, cheezits, granola bars (no nuts) teddy grahams or goldfish crackers.
*HELP NEEDED!! Please consider helping provide warm toes to students with the “Boot Run”- any donation will help kids in our communities receive winter boots. Another opportunity to help in our community is to make sure all our kids have full bellies. Any donations will help provide school lunch to those kids in need. Venmo @NormanLutheran or offering boxes at each church. Collecting now through Christmas.
*Kindred Night@ the Game Dec 12th 6pm High School. Kindred Community Band, Kindred Community Choir, Chili Feed and much more. Sponsored by KAAP (Kindred Area Arts Partnership) Come join the fun!
*Christmas Music Concert Monday December 5th Grades 7-12 @ 6:30pm
*SANTA Days Sunday, Dec 11th 3pm-5pm Kindred High School Meet Santa, play games, enjoy treats and much more!
*Kindred Public Library Storytime Sat Dec 17th and Monday Dec 19 10:00-10:30am Come read books with us about fairies and dragons!
Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship
Second Sunday of Advent December 4, 2022
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 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (ELW 257) vs 1-3
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 nurture our growth as people of repentance and peace; 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
Johnson Family Davenport
FIRST READING: Isaiah 11:1-10
PSALM: Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19
SECOND READING: Romans 15:4-13
GOSPEL: Matthew 3:1-12
HYMN OF THE DAY: My Soul Proclaims Your Greatness (ELW 251)
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
As we prepare for the fullness of Christ’s presence, let us pray for a world that yearns for new hope. A brief silence.
God, you renew the church in every age. We give thanks for hymn writers and theologians. Inspire teachers, writers, and musicians to delight and instruct your people. God, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
You give us a vision of creation in harmony, when hurting and destruction will be no more. Teach us to be stewards of the earth and companions to its creatures. Restore to balance and wholeness what human greed has harmed. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
You defend the cause of all who are poor and oppressed. Raise up leaders who will govern with equity and serve the common good. Guide judges, lawmakers, and public officials to protect the rights of those who cannot advocate for themselves. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
You deliver those in need from suffering and fear. Come to the aid of any who are exploited or abused, especially children, elders, and victims of human trafficking. Provide safety and help to our neighbors without shelter, refugees, and those fleeing violence. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
You urge your people to welcome one another as you have welcomed us. Nurture ministries of hospitality and care in this and every congregation. We pray for people who are homebound, hospitalized, or separated from loved ones. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
You embrace all who have died trusting in your promises, and we give thanks for their faithful witness. Sustain us in hope until we are united with them in the joy of your eternal presence. God, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
God of our longing, you know our deepest needs. By your Spirit, gather our prayers and join them with the prayers of all your children. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
OFFERING SONG: Once in Royal David’s City (ELW 269)
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.
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: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (ELW 257) vs 4-6
Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.