2.19.23 Bulletin & Announcements
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.
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
*Newsletter information, photos, articles, due February 20th. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
*TOMORROW 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 email@example.com if you would like to help or if you plan to bring a dress or dresses!
*THIS WEEK 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
*YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP!!! Parish Family Skating at The Lights in West Fargo. Next 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!!!
*NEXT SATURDAY!! 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 NIGHT! Come on out to the Norman Fellowship Hall 7:00pm on Thursday, March 2nd…bring a friend to have a night of fun & fellowship! All are welcome! Appetizers & Desserts, bring one to share!
*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!
Norman Davenport Lutheran Parish Worship Service
Transfiguration of Our Lord Sunday, February 19th 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: Here I am to Worship
PRAYER OF THE DAY
The Serenity Prayer:
“God, grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time.
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace.
Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it.
Trusting that You will make all things right
If I surrender to Your will.
So that I may be reasonably happy
In this life and supremely happy with
You forever in the next. Amen.”
CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS:
Dear Lord, I ask for your forgiveness for trying to do everything on my own. Forgive me for my enormous ego. I think I am my own self-made man, my own independent woman. I need no one, I can do it all on my own. I even thought I could earn my place in your kingdom, through my own good works and deeds. Today I am reminded of how wrong I am. That any good that I’ve done in this world is so small in comparison to what you have done, through your death on the cross, and the awesome power of your resurrection. Forgive me Lord, when I forget that it is you who “saves”, and not me. Amen.
SONG OF THE DAY: 10,000 Reasons
1st READING: Exodus 24:12-18
PSALM: Psalm 2
2nd READING: 2 Peter 1:16-21
GOSPEL: Matthew 17:1-9
OFFERING SONG: Lord, I Lift Your Name on High (ELW 857) x3
Gracious God, we ask that you use this offering and all that we have for the building up of your work in this parish and in the wider world. Lord, our gifts seem small when compared with Your glory and Your majesty, but we know that you are pleased when we offer our gifts with thankful hearts. Take them and use them; take us, and use us too, and show us how to use everything that we have and are for Your glory. Amen.
SENDING SONG: Step by Step – x3
DISMISSAL: P: Go in Peace and serve the Lord R: Thanks be to God