3.19.23 Bulletin & Announcements
Please lift in prayer- Matt Valan, Bob Mitchell, 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.
March 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
*April Newsletter information, articles and photos are due March 20th. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Parish Council Meeting Wednesday April 12th 7:15pm @ Norman Lutheran. (*Note date change)
*THIS WEEK Wednesday, March 22nd Lent Worship Service Davenport Lutheran 7:00pm. Meal served at 6:00pm All welcome! Lent offering will be given to the Brown family & Pastor Larsen family.
*WE NEED YOU! Men & Women, Norman & Davenport members.. Choir Practice for Good Friday We are trying to put together a choir to sing a couple of songs for Good Friday. We will keep practice to 30 minutes so as to not burden anyone too much! We welcome anyone from either congregation - men or women - who would be willing to help us out. Thank you in advance. Any questions, please email Marty at: email@example.com Here are the practice times Wednesday, March 22nd after Lenten service @ DLC Sunday, March 26th after 9:00am Worship Service @ DLC Sunday, April 2nd after 9:00am Worship Service @ DLC
*Parish members…Sign up at ndparish.net for bringing treats for the AA meetings that are held on Monday evenings at 7pm @ Norman Lutheran.
*Norman members- there are many great opportunities for you to volunteer with Lent meals, ushering, reading, acolyting and even Lent activities for Sunday school. Please sign up on the ndparish.net website
*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!
Upcoming dates to remember-
March 22nd Wednesday Lent Worship 7pm @ Davenport Meal served beginning at 6pm
March 25th Kindred Fire Dept Annual Benefit 5:30pm @ Firehall
March 29th Wednesday Lenten Worship 7pm @ Norman meal served beginning at 6pm
April 5th No Wednesday Worship
April 6th Maundy Thursday Worship & First Communion Service 7pm at Norman Lutheran
April 7th Good Friday Worship Service 7pm at Davenport Lutheran
April 9th Easter Worship Service Davenport 9am Norman 11am.
April 12th Parish Council Meeting 7:15pm @ Norman
April 13th Bingo at Davenport Supper Club 7-8:30pm
Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship
Fourth Sunday in Lent March 19, 2023
Pastor Katie Kringstad
PRELUDE/BELL 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 Come to Me, All Pilgrims Thirsty (ELW 777) vs 1-2
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (ELW p. 94).
PRAYER OF THE DAY
Let us pray. A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
God of creation and compassion, you promise to be a God who hears us, no matter how far we stray. Help us to know deep in our bones that wherever we run you are already there. Amen.
FIRST READING: 1 Samuel 16:1-13
PSALM: Psalm 23
SECOND READING: Ephesians 5:8-14
SERMON: Jonah - God in the Depths of Chaos
HYMN OF THE DAY: What Wonderous Love Is This (ELW 666)
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
Sustained by God’s abundant mercy, let us pray for the church, the world, and all of creation. A brief silence.
We pray for your church. Bless partnerships with other Christians and inter-religious dialogue. Guide the daily work of denominational and congregational leaders. Strengthen our combined witness for the sake of the gospel, that all experience your life-giving love. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
We pray for the universe. All creation teems with life, from the depths of the earth and seas to the skies above. Fill us with awe and reverence for the diversity and preservation of life. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
We pray for the nations of the world. Topple the dividing walls that separate us from our neighbors. Form us into your beloved community where diversity of gender, race, language, ability, and ethnic origin is celebrated and affirmed. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
We pray for those who suffer in mind, body, or spirit. Be present with all who are lonely, and give courage to all who are afraid. Comfort those who live with chronic illness or other sickness. Give them your living water always. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
We pray for this congregation, especially those preparing for baptism. Nurture their faith and pour your love into their hearts. Inspire our community by their testimony to God’s grace in their lives. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
We give thanks for the lives of all your saints Their hope in you sustained lives of faith and service. Encourage us with the hope they shared 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: Take, Oh, Take Me As I Am (ELW 814)
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: Come to Me, All Pilgrims Thirsty (ELW 777) vs 3-4
DISMISSAL Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.