2.5.23 Bulletin & Announcements
Please lift in prayer- Pastor Phil Larsen and family, Steve Haux, Trudy Torgerson, Carol Malone, Bonnie Plath, Arlene Haux, Garret Fenner & family, Tanya Ausk, Shirley Berg, Kenny Garrett and family.
Special thank you to Dawn Thompson and Jim Jermstad for leading our Worship services today as Pastor Katie is on vacation. We are blessed to have you! Thank you!
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
*One joint Parish Worship Service on Feb 19th at Norman 9:00am. Ski trip rescheduled to this day. Thank you!
***Parish Council Meeting February 8th Norman 7:15pm
***The ski trip is now February 19th If the new date does not work for you, please REMOVE your child's name from the bus signup by visiting the link below! Thanks! Hopefully many can join us on the RESCHEDULED date - Sunday, February 19! You can still sign up!!
Find the ski trip details on ndparish.net under "Youth Ski Trip." The three signups below are on this website page.
Please add your child's name to the bus signup (or make sure it's still there from previous date)
Please fill out online waiver
Print off/fill out the rental form and send with your child the day of the event
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.
*School snacks- Our youth are encouraged to donate prepackaged snacks for Kindred Elementary classrooms through May 2023 instead of weekly Sunday School offering. Bring to Norman for Sunday School or Davenport on Wednesday Kids Club.
*BINGO Thursday, February 9th 7:00pm-8:30pm Davenport Supper Club! All are welcome to join in the fun!!
*Norman Connect & Serve meeting Sunday Feb 12 at 10 am
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help or if you plan to bring a dress or dresses!
*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!!!
*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
*Ash Wednesday Worship Service February 22nd @ Davenport Lutheran 7:00pm. All welcome as our lent journey begins
Norman Davenport Worship Fifth Sunday after Epiphany February 5, 2023
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 Lord of Light (ELW 688) vs 1-2
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (ELW p. 94).
PRAYER OF THE DAY A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
Let us pray.
Lord God, with endless mercy you receive the prayers of all who call upon you. By your Spirit show us the things we ought to do, and give us the grace and power to do them, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
CHILDREN’S MOMENT - video
FIRST READING: Isaiah 58:1-9a [9b-12]
PSALM: Psalm 112:1-9 
SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 [13-16]
GOSPEL: Matthew 5:13-20
SERMON - video
HYMN OF THE DAY: Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (ELW 712)
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.
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
Called together to follow Jesus, we pray for the church, the world, and all in need.
A brief silence.
Call your people to seek your wisdom in difficult conversations and action. Give the church everywhere courage to repent for the ways we have tolerated and practiced injustice. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Inspire our wonder at creation, from the light of dawn to the beauty of the dark night. Sustain the unseen depths of the ocean to the plants and animals we know well. Bring healing to lands and communities experiencing natural disasters. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Instruct the powerful in your ways. Provide upright leadership in business and industry, that workers are not oppressed. Throughout the world, inspire voters and raise up politicians to heed your call for nations to practice righteousness. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Loosen the bonds of injustice in our midst. Grant peace to endless quarrels, put an end to hunger, and break every yoke of oppression. Shelter all who flee abuse in their homes or violence in their communities. Satisfy those afflicted in any way. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Shape our congregation to be salt for the earth. Give us delight in your commandments, that we are generous with those in need. Make us steadfast in our trust in you, ready with tangible mercy and compassion for our neighbors. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
The cross and resurrection bring redemption from sin and death. We praise you for all whose unshaken faith in Christ shines forth in their witness. Keep them in our remembrance and bring us with them into the kingdom of heaven. 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: Rise Up, O Saints of God (ELW 669) vs 1-4
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.
SENDING SONG: Lord of Light (ELW 688) vs 3-4
Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.