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2.14.24 ASH WEDNESDAY bulletin & announcements


PRAYER REQUESTS-   Nate and Sam Simley, Claire Kringstad, Garret Fenner & family, Shirley Berg, Harold Ebens, Pastor Phil Larsen and family, Trudy Torgerson, Carol Malone, Bonnie Plath, Arlene Haux, Tanya Ausk, and Erickson family. Please pray for our elders.       

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


FEBRUARY WORSHIP

Davenport Worship at 9:00am with Sunday School during Worship 9:15                                                                              Norman will Worship at 11:00am with Sunday School during Worship 11:15-12:00pm                                                      **NOTE There will be no Sunday School at either church this Sunday, Feb 18th

 

-There will be no in person Confirmation through Lent. Confirmation students are encouraged to attend Wednesday Lent Services.


-The Parish Council has decided to share this years’ lent offering with two of our Norman Davenport Parish families.  

 

SPECIAL MEETING MARCH 3, 2024

Norman members- a proposed copy of the updated Constitution has been emailed out for your viewing. There will be a special meeting on March 3rd following worship to vote on the changes. For those that do not have access to an online copy to view, I have made several copies and left them in the entryway for you to view. Thank you--Joan.  Any questions please contact Dawn Thompson, Norman President.

 

**Newsletter information due soon! Please send any photos, articles and information to ndparishnews@gmail.com

 

*Wednesday, February 21-Lent Worship at Davenport Lutheran 6:00pm meal & 7:00pm Worship.

 

IMMEDIATE NEED AT KINDRED COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY The food pantry has been busy–Items can be dropped off at Kindred Lutheran Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm. Or you may bring to our churches and we will see that it gets to the pantry. Thank you!

 

*Parish Family Ice Skating Event at The Lights in West Fargo Sunday, March 3    4:00-6:00pm. Signup coming soon.

 

*Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 10th as Davenport Lutheran will host their Community Supper Church- 5:00pm-6:00pm at the Davenport School. This month’s theme is St. Patrick’s Day with a Hotdish Showdown Competition. See Katie’s flyer for details and information of how to sign up for the hotdish showdown!  No 9am Morning Worship at Davenport March 10th.

 

*Parish Youth Ski Trip in the planning. Ski Trip has been moved to Sunday, March 17th.  More details for registration and cost will be forthcoming soon.  Mark your calendars!

 

*Youth (6-12) Fundraising Opportunity for Upward Basketball events throughout the next several Saturdays. See signup genius or talk to Amity Johnson. There are still a few time spots available to volunteer.

 

*We continue to help provide snacks for the elementary school. You may leave individually wrapped items such as applesauce pouches or fruit cups, granola bars, etc… at the church and they will be taken to the school. Thanks!


*Bible Study Recap with Erin for Feb/March                                                                                                                             

Feb 28th immediately following Lent Worship at Norman                                                                                                      

Wed, March 13th immediately following Lent Worship at Norman                                                                                        

Wed, March 20th immediately following Lent Worship at Davenport                                                                                    

 -Interested in joining Bible Study?  Contact Erin Westby with questions   erin.westby@hotmail.com   701-730-0779


*Youth (9-12 grade) Bible Study with Josiah during 11am Worship at Norman

Feb 25,  March 24,  April 21,  May 19                                                                                                                                                                 

**Opportunity to support our local organizations if you can… Kindred Area Food Pantry KAMA Backpack program Walk in Faith (former boot/shoe run) Norman Lutheran Foundation Again, we Thank you!                                   


CommunityEvents-                                                                                                                                                                      

-Storytime Kindred Library Saturday, Feb 17 10am                                                                                                                                            

-Saturday, Feb 17th 4pm-8pm Colfax Fire & Rescue Dept 30th Annual Prime Rib Supper -Richland School 101 Main Ave, Colfax. Wonderful meal, raffle, and silent auction.         


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Ash Wednesday Worship

Norman Davenport Lutheran Parish                                                

Wednesday, February 14, 2024                                                         

7:00pm Norman Lutheran Church                                                       

Pastor Katie Kringstad

 

 

PRELUDE/BELLS                                                                                                                            

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 Beautiful Savior (ELW 838) vs 1-2                                                                                                


PRAYER OF THE DAY                                                                                                                                                                 

Let us pray. A brief silence is kept before the prayer.                                                                                                        

Almighty God, the resplendent light of your truth shines from the mountaintop into our hearts. Transfigure us by your beloved Son, and illumine the world with your image, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Psalm: Psalm 50:1-6                                                                                                                                                         

1The mighty one, God the | Lord, has spoken;

  calling the earth from the rising of the sun | to its setting. 2Out of Zion, perfect | in its beauty,  God shines | forth in glory. R3Our God will come and will | not keep silence;  with a consuming flame before, and round about a | raging storm. 4God calls the heavens and the earth | from above  to witness the judgment | of the people.5“Gather before me my | loyal followers,  those who have made a covenant with me and sealed | it with sacrifice.” 6The heavens declare the rightness | of God’s cause,  for it is God | who is judge. R


READING: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6                                                                                                                                       

3Even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. 6For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.


HYMN OF THE DAY Songs of Thankfulness and Praise (ELW #310) vs 1-2


GOSPEL: Mark 9:2-9 2Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. 4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 5Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” 8Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus. 9As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.


SERMON                                                                                                                                                                          


HYMN OF THE DAY “Restore in Us, O God” ELW # 328                                                                                    


INVITATION TO LENT (ELW p. 252)                                                                                                                              

Friends in Christ, today with the whole church we enter the time of remembering Jesus’ passover from death to life, and our life in Christ is renewed. We begin this holy season by acknowledging our need for repentance and for God’s mercy. We are created to experience joy in communion with God, to love one another, and to live in harmony with creation. But our sinful rebellion separates us from God, our neighbors, and creation, so that we do not enjoy the life our creator intended. As disciples of Jesus, we are called to a discipline that contends against evil and resists whatever leads us away from love of God and neighbor. I invite you, therefore, to the discipline of Lent—self-examination and repentance, prayer and fasting, sacrificial giving and works of love—strengthened by the gifts of word and sacrament. Let us continue our journey through these forty days to the great Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection


CONFESSION OF SIN (ELW p. 252)                                                                                                                                

Silence is kept for reflection and self-examination.                                                                                                                              

Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.                                                                         

Most holy and merciful God,                                                                                                                                                

we confess to you and to one another,                                                                                                                            

and before the whole company of heaven,                                                                                                                       

 that we have sinned by our fault,                                                                                                                                        

by our own fault,                                                                                                                                                               

by our own most grievous fault,                                                                                                                                           

in thought, word, and deed,                                                                                                                                                       

by what we have done and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart, and mind, and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We have not forgiven others as we have been forgiven.                                                                      

Have mercy on us, O God.

We have shut our ears to your call to serve as Christ served us. We have not been true to the mind of Christ. We have grieved your Holy Spirit.                                                                                                                          

Have mercy on us, O God.

Our past unfaithfulness, the pride, envy, hypocrisy, and apathy that have infected our lives, we confess to you. 

Have mercy on us, O God.

Our self-indulgent appetites and ways, and our exploitation of other people, we confess to you.                

Have mercy on us, O God.                                                                                                                                                      

Our negligence in prayer and worship, and our failure to share the faith that is in us, we confess to you. 

Have mercy on us, O God.

Our neglect of human need and suffering, and our indifference to injustice and cruelty, we confess to you. 

Have mercy on us, O God.

Our false judgments, our uncharitable thoughts toward our neighbors, and our prejudice and contempt toward those who differ from us, we confess to you. 

Have mercy on us, O God.

Our waste and pollution of your creation, and our lack of concern for those who come after us, we confess to you. 

Have mercy on us, O God.

Restore us, O God, and let your anger depart from us.                                                                                                  

Hear us, O God, for your mercy is great.


HOLY COMMUNION


LORD’S PRAYER                                                                                                                                                              

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.

IMPOSITION OF ASHES (ELW p. 254)                                                                                                                        

Almighty God, you have created us out of the dust of the earth.                                                                                     

May these ashes be a sign of our mortality and penitence, reminding us                                                                

that only by the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ are we given eternal life;                                                           

through the same Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

People may come forward to receive the ashes.                                                                                                                                                   

Ministers mark the forehead of each person with a cross of ashes,                                                                                           

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.                                                                              

Accomplish in us, O God, the work of your salvation,                                                                                                 

that we may show forth your glory in the world.                                                                                                      

By the cross and passion of your Son, our Savior,                                                                                                          

bring us with all your saints to the joy of his resurrection.

The presiding minister addresses the assembly.                                                                                                                                               

Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen.


OFFERING SONG: Oh Savior, Precious Savior (ELW 820)                                                                                   

OFFERING PRAYER                                                                                                                                                                      

Let us pray. A brief silence is kept.                                                                                                                                                              

Merciful God, accompany our journey through these forty days. Renew us in the gift of baptism, that we may provide for those who are poor, pray for those in need, fast from self-indulgence, and above all that we may find our treasure in the life of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION                                                                                                                                          

As we celebrate Christ embodied in human form, we pray for God’s blessing on the church, the world, and all of creation. A brief silence.                                                                                                                                                                            

We pray for the church, that the transformational power of God enters the hearts of all people. May its leaders serve as examples of your grace and healing across time and space. God of grace,                                

receive our prayer.

We pray for the creation, that we will humbly observe the swirl of wind and the heat of the bright sun. Teach us to honor all you have made and to care for the animals, plants, air, and bodies of water of this planet. God of grace, 

receive our prayer.

We pray for those charged with leadership, lawmaking, and governance of our towns, states, and countries, that they will strive for goodness and justice all the days of their lives and callings. God of grace, 

receive our prayer.

We pray for any who are sick and suffering. Guide us to offer hospitality, shelter, friendship, and care to any in need. God of grace, 

receive our prayer.

We pray for this congregation and its ministry in the wider community. May we share the transforming beauty and love of God in ways that honor the dignity of all whom we encounter. God of grace,                     

receive our prayer.

Trusting that all the saints, prophets, and those who die in faith are held in your care, we remember in thanksgiving those who have died. Grant us your gift of salvation as we await your coming again in glory. God of grace, 

receive our prayer.

Knowing the Holy Spirit intercedes for us, we offer these prayers and the silent prayers of our hearts in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                                           

BLESSING:                                                                                                                                                                            

Lay Leader:                                                                                                                                                                          

May God, who has forgiven and fed us, now make us strong for these days ahead.                                               

May Jesus lead us, and may we be found faithful to follow.                                                                                      

May the Spirit drive us into the wilderness,                                                                                                             

purifying our hearts for all to see and be blessed.                                                                                                       

Pastor:                                                                                                                                                                             

And may the blessing of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Be with us and remain with us always!             

People: Amen!                                                                                                                                                              


SENDING SONG: Beautiful Savior (ELW #838) vs 3-4                                                                                                   


DISMISSAL (ELW p. 255)                                                                                                                                                     

Go forth into the world to serve God with gladness;                                                                                                          

be of good courage; hold fast to that which is good;                                                                                              

render to no one evil for evil; strengthen the fainthearted; support the weak;                                                     

help the afflicted; honor all people; love and serve God, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.               


Thanks be to God.

                                                                                                                                 

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