2.26.23 Bulletin & Announcements
Please lift in prayer- family & friends of Olive Olsgaard, family & friends of Kaylee Bartram, 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.
Our thoughts and prayers to family & friends of Olive Olsgaard. Olive, a longtime member of Norman Lutheran passed away Thursday, February 23 at the age of 97. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 1st at Norman Church at 10:00am visitation from 9-10am. God bless you, Olive. And may the Lord wrap His loving arms around her family & friends at this time.
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 (no regular class during Lent)
*Wednesday Lent Worship will alternate between churches 7pm with a Meal served at 6pm.
*TODAY 2nd Annual “IN” Formal Dress Event at Norman Lutheran Church 12pm-3pm
*THIS WEEK Wednesday, March 1st Lent Worship Service Norman Lutheran 7:00pm. Meal served at 6:00pm. See sign up genius to help with meal items.
*TODAY Parish Family Skating at The Lights in West Fargo from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Free for everyone thanks to a wonderful sponsor couple!!!
*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
*Lent meals- Davenport members there is a sign up sheet in the entryway, Norman members there is a signup genius for volunteer opportunities.
*BINGO Thursday, March 9th 7:00pm-8:30pm Davenport Supper Club! All are welcome to join in the fun!!
*BUNCO NIGHT! This Week!! 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!
*There are still a few (4) open time spots for Easter photos with bunnies and chicks. Date is Saturday, March 18th at Davenport Lutheran. Sign up genius on our Facebook page or ndparish.net website.
Special thank you to everyone that came together for a successful ski trip last Sunday! Over 90+ youth and families from our community enjoyed a beautiful day! Thank you everyone- to the bus drivers, chaperones, lunch makers and food donations, Jen the event organizer, the Norman Foundation and Parish Youth Group for sponsoring the youth. Thank you, youth, parents and a wonderful community!
Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship
Sunday February 26th, 2023
Pastor Katie Kringstad
WELCOME/ANNOUNCEMENTS: P: “The Lord be with you! R: And also, with you
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 Restore in Us, O God (ELW 328)
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (ELW p. 94).
PRAYER OF THE DAY A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
Let us pray.
God of creation and compassion, your call is sometimes terrifying. In fear, we often choose to leave you behind and forge our own way. This feels safer, but it isn’t. Give us faith to see that where you call you will also provide. Amen.
HOLY COMMUNION LORD’S PRAYER
FIRST READING: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7
PSALM: Psalm 32
SECOND READING: Romans 5:12-19
GOSPEL: Jonah 1 - God Calls and Persists
HYMN OF THE DAY: Out of the Depths I Cry to You (ELW 600)
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
Sustained by God’s abundant mercy, let us pray for the church, the world, and all of creation.
A brief silence.
You alone are God. Sustain your church in times of wilderness. Give vision and wisdom to bishops, their staff, and all entrusted with the ministry of administration. Counsel all who faithfully lead your people into the future. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
You create verdant gardens and expansive deserts. Tend to the needs of every living creature. Bless those who work in fields and orchards that the world is nourished by the fruits of their labor. Merciful God,
receive our prayer.
You know our temptations. Sustain those who govern and legislate. Instill in them a sense of your justice and righteousness, that equity and peace would pervade all the regions and nations of the world. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
You are a hiding place for all in distress. Draw near to exiles, and accompany all refugees and immigrants, especially children who travel alone. In times of trouble, trauma, or illness, surround your people with your steadfast love. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
You offer abundance to all. Bless the ministries of hospitality in this place. Care for those who tend to the needs of others, especially worship greeters, coffee hour hosts, and nursery attendants. Merciful God,
receive our prayer.
You alone are God. We praise you for the faithful departed in every age. Unite our prayers with theirs, until our wilderness journey is complete, and we rest in you. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
We lift our prayers to you, O God, trusting in your steadfast love and your promise to renew your whole creation; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
OFFERING SONG: Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer (ELW 618)
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.
SENDING SONG: Restore in Us, O God (ELW 328)
Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.