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2.12.23 Bulletin & Announcements


PRAYER REQUESTS:

Please lift in prayer- Pastor Phil Larsen and family, Brown Family, Steve Haux, Trudy Torgerson, Carol Malone, Bonnie Plath, Arlene Haux, Garret Fenner & family, Tanya Ausk, Shirley Berg, Kenny Garrett and family.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

February Worship: Davenport Lutheran 9:00am Wednesday Kids’ Club 4:15-5pm Norman Lutheran 11:00am Sunday School 11:15am (during worship) Confirmation 6:30pm-7:15pm Wednesdays at Norman Lutheran

*NEXT SUNDAY One joint Parish Worship Service on Feb 19th at Norman 9:00am. Ski trip rescheduled to this day. Thank you!


*TODAY Norman Connect & Serve meeting Sunday Feb 12 at 10 am


*TODAY at Norman 12noon our Parish nurse, Elaine Clemenson, will be holding an informative event for our Parish members on CPR and using the AED. All are welcome to attend!!


*Newsletter information, photos, articles due by the 20th of February. Please send to ndparishnews@gmail.com


***The ski trip is next Sunday February 19th You can still sign up by Tuesday, Feb 14th!! Find the information and details on ndparish.net. There are three sign ups/forms on the site for you (bus signup, waiver, and a rental form). Please send these forms on the ski day with kids! The Norman Church Foundation has graciously given a grant to cover some of the cost of this activity - and Andes has given us a deal as well! Once we know how many people are going, we'll be able to give everyone their "final payment" that will be payable to the Norman Church by check/Venmo.


*Ash Wednesday Worship Service February 22nd @ Davenport Lutheran 7:00pm. All welcome as our lent journey begins. No meal served before Ash Wednesday service. Wednesday services following will alternate between Norman and Davenport with a meal served at 6pm. Worship service at 7pm. All are welcome! Watch for signups for meal volunteer opportunities.


*TWO WEEKS AWAY!!! Parish Family Skating at The Lights in West Fargo. Sunday, February 26th from 5:00pm-7:00pm. There is a sign up on the website so we have a count for pizza. Free for everyone thanks to a wonderful sponsor couple!!!


*ONE WEEK AWAY!! 2nd Annual “IN” Formal Dress Event at Norman Lutheran Church Monday, February 20th, 2023 2pm-5pm If you are wanting to buy or sell a prom or homecoming dress come to Norman. This is President’s Day so the kids will not have school. Please email pastorkatie@gmail.com if you would like to help or if you plan to bring a dress or dresses!


*Mark your Calendar for Joe & Evelyn Brown Benefit at Davenport Community Center (school gym) on Saturday, February 25th 4pm-8pm. Meal, silent auction and more. If you would like to donate an item for the auction contact Nikki at701-799-2808. Both Joe & Evelyn are fighting lung cancer.


*Sign up at ndparish.net for bringing treats for the AA meetings that are held on Monday evenings at 7pm.


*Norman ushering opportunities are available. Please sign up on the ndparish.net website


*BINGO Thursday, March 9th 7:00pm-8:30pm Davenport Supper Club! All are welcome to join in the fun!!


*Bunco/potluck. We are looking to see if there are any parish members that would love to play Bunco or even help organize the event! Please contact Missy at 701-212-3345


*Norman members - If you would like to be added to the Norman prayer chain please contact Stacy Swenson at 701-799-1196. We will be using WhatsApp in order to have one prayer chain text message group. Thank you!

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Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany February 12th, 2023

Pastor Katie Kringstad

PRELUDE/BELL

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 All Creatures, Worship God Most High (ELW 835) vs 1-2

PEACE

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (ELW p. 94).

PRAYER OF THE DAY A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

Let us pray.

O God, the strength of all who hope in you, because we are weak mortals we accomplish nothing good without you. Help us to see and understand the things we ought to do, and give us grace and power to do them, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

CHILDREN’S MOMENT

HOLY COMMUNION LORD’S PRAYER

FIRST READING: Deuteronomy 30:15-20

PSALM: Psalm 119:1-8

SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9

GOSPEL: Matthew 5:21-37

SERMON

HYMN OF THE DAY: O Master, Let Me Walk with You (ELW 818)

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

Called together to follow Jesus, we pray for the church, the world, and all in need. A brief silence.

Inspire your church that it may be a sign of life throughout the world. From the exploration of faith with children and new believers to missionaries and bishops, shape lives of faithfulness, so that all find abundant life in your ways. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

Nourish your creation. Accompany all who plant and water. Bless the work of farmers; provide for subsistence farmers facing drought and climate change. Guide the work of agricultural scientists toward sustainable ways to feed the world. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

Give growth where there seems to be no hope for life. In nations and regions where reconciliation seems impossible, empower peacemakers with your Spirit. Where death holds sway through violence, disease, and hunger, equip relief workers to bring hope. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

Nurture all in need. Bring healing to all who experience trauma caused by systems of injustice and destructive relationships. Give courage to those struggling to repent and those seeking reconciliation. Sustain all who work for restoration. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

Encourage this congregation. Call us to a common purpose and keep us from quarrelling. Turn our hearts toward you and guide our leaders, so that our choices may be lifegiving for all. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

Thanks be to you for the lives of all who have died in Christ. Teach us to follow them in your ways and gather us with them into the promise of eternal life with you. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

We bring to you our needs and hopes, O God, trusting your wisdom and power revealed in Christ crucified. Amen.

OFFERING SONG: God of Grace and God of Glory (ELW 705)

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: All Creatures, Worship God Most High (ELW 835) vs 3-4

DISMISSAL

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


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