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2.25.24 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.       



Davenport Worship at 9:00am with Sunday School during Worship 9:15am                                                      

Norman will Worship at 11:00am with Sunday School during Worship 11:15-12:00pm                                               

NOTE There will be NO 9:00am worship at Davenport on Sunday March 10.  There will be Supper Church at 5pm that day at Davenport School.                                                               


*TODAY Youth Bible Study with Josiah 11am in Norman Fellowship Hall All 9-12 grade welcome!   


*This Wednesday, February 28 Lent Worship 7:00pm at Norman Lutheran- Meal begins at 6:00pm.

*Wed 2/28 Bible Study Recap with Erin immediately following Lent Worship in Norman Fellowship Hall

*Norman Members – please sign up on our website to help with this week’s Lenten meal


*Confirmation students have an optional field trip to the police station and funeral home this Wed. 2/28 right after school. Please let Pastor Katie know if you can attend.


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


*Parish Family Ice Skating Event --All are Welcome!!!

Your family is invited to a PARISH ICE SKATING evening!                                                                                                

When:  Sunday, March 3         Time: 4-6 pm                                                                                                                                                         

Where:  The Lights, West Fargo Pizza will be served about 5:30 pm.                                                                     

Event is FREE of cost thanks to a wonderful event sponsor! There is a signup genius on the website so we can get an idea of how much pizza to plan for.  


**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.  Any question please contact Dawn Thompson, Norman President.


*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!


*Easter photos with bunnies at Davenport Lutheran on Saturday, March 23. 10-2pm. See signup genius for available times.


*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   701-730-0779.


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

 March 24, April 21, May 19


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

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!

*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 tovolunteer.                                          


*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!


Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship                                                                               

Second Sunday in Lent February 25th, 2024                                                                            

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 Take My Life, That I May Be (ELW 685) vs 1-2                                                                             PEACE                                                                                                                                                                     

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (ELW p. 94)                                                                                                                  

PRAYER OF THE DAY                                                                                                                                                              

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

O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life. Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake 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.                                                                                                                      

CHILDREN’S MOMENT – Book – “The Seed Who Was Afraid to Be Planted”                                                         

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.                                                                                                                                               

FIRST READING: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16                                                                                                                      

PSALM: Psalm 22:23-31                                                                                                                                            

SECOND READING: Romans 4:13-25                                                                                                                          

HYMN OF THE DAY: Spirit of Gentleness (ELW 396) vs 1-2                                                                               

READING: Philippians 4:5-6                                                                                                                                                

“5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”                           

SERMON – Max Lucado video – Let Your Gentleness Be Evident to All                                                                

HYMN OF THE DAY: Spirit of Gentleness (ELW 396) vs 3-4

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.                                                                                                                                  

OFFERING SONG: When Peace Like A River (ELW 785)                                                                                                  

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: Take My Life, That I May Be (ELW 685) vs 3-4                                                                             

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


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