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3.24.24 Bulletin & Announcements

PRAYER REQUESTS-   Carol Malone, Nate and Sam Simley, Garret Fenner & family, Shirley Berg, Harold Ebens, Pastor Phil Larsen and family, Trudy Torgerson, 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                                                                                                                                                                                                               

*Confirmation will resume Wednesday, April 10th                                                                 


*TODAY Sunday March 24th Youth (9-12 grade) Bible Study with Josiah during 11am Worship at Norman

Future youth Bible Study April 21, May 19                                       



*NO Wednesday Worship March 27th

*Parish Maundy Thursday Worship Service- Thursday, March 28th 7pm at Norman Lutheran. Fifth grade First Communion during Worship. (no meal served)

*Parish Good Friday Worship Service- Friday, March 29th 7pm at Davenport Lutheran (no meal served)

*Easter Sunday Worship Services March 31

Davenport 9am (with Easter egg hunt following service)

Norman 11am (with Easter egg hunt following service)

You are welcome to attend either service! All welcome!


*KAMA Easter Community Food Baskets. If you would like to make a monetary donation towards the KAMA items, please see Joan, Pastor Katie or you may venmo@NormanLutheran


A friendly reminder…. You may send your lent offering at VENMO@NormanLutheran

**Lenten Offering- This years’ lent offering will be shared with two of our Norman Davenport Parish families that are experiencing medical expenses. Nate and Sam Simley of Norman and Janet & Jess Hellman of Davenport. Please also continue to keep them in your prayers. This offering includes Maundy Thursday Service, Good Friday Worship.  


*Parish Council Meeting Wednesday, April 3 at Norman Lutheran 7:00pm


*Kindred Food Pantry needs- soup, crackers, cereal, hamburger or tuna helper, salt & pepper, spices (onion, garlic & cinnamon), toilet paper, dish soap, toiletries (soap, deodorant, razors) and women’s hygiene products.


*Kindred Elementary School snack donations.  This month’s need is applesauce pouches!


*Signup for ushering, reading, acolyting, nursery volunteer opportunities at



Sunday, April 28 Youth Group Meatball Dinner More info to come!                                                               

Saturday, May 3 Dinner Theater at Davenport School featuring our own, Dawn Thompson! More info to come!! 

Saturday, June 15th Davenport Community Days


*Bethany Auxiliary is having their spring flower sale! If you would like to order geraniums please call or text your order to Davenport member & Bethany Auxiliary President Carol Johnson @ 701-238-5419 or order form in entryway. A portion of the geranium sales will go towards items for the residents of Bethany such as devotional books, blanket warmers, Netflix services, heat lamps and the Chaplaincy program. These purchases enrich the lives of all residents at both Bethany campuses. Geraniums are $6.00 and come in red, pink, salmon, and white colors.


Norman Davenport Lutheran Parish                                                                                

Palm Sunday March 24th 2024                                                                                                    

Pastor Katie Kringstad

Gathering Music                                                                                                                                                              

Welcome & Greeting                                                                                                                                                               

P. welcome EVERYONE to this special Sunday service, geared toward children of all ages! There will be wiggly children who have difficulty sitting still-- it’s okay! There will be babies who cry out at times-- it’s okay! Today is about telling and teaching the story of our faith. It takes ALL of us to do this. Sing out (even if you’re a little out of tune). Embrace moments of laughter. And hear the story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection with new ears.                                                                                                                                             

We’ll begin our service with the children’s procession of palms! They will be waving their branches and singing to God!

Children Singing and Processing with Palms                                                                                                         

Gathering Hymn: All Glory, Laud, and Honor (ELW #344)                                                                                             

Confession & Forgiveness                                                                                                                                                   

P. God is Holy! He gives us life and helps us to see the world through the eyes of his love.                                      

C. Amen!                                                                                                                                                                                  

P. We are human beings who mess things up and do bad things. Let us admit our sins to God and ask for his forgiveness.                                                                                                                                                                      

Pray to God about your sins in this silence.                                                                                                                                            

P. We admit it, God:                                                                                                                                                              

C. We have been mean to other people. We have not done everything we can to love our family and friends. We have not always done kind things for others. Help us to be better. Forgive us and help us to feel your love. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.                                                                                                                 

P. There is Good News! God loves everyone God has ever created. And through Jesus, we are forgiven even our biggest messes and mistakes. Remember this. And do your best to honor God by showing love to others.                                                                                                                                                                                   

C. Amen.


P. This is one of the oldest prayers in Christianity. Kyrie Eleison (kee-ree-ay aylay-son) means “Lord have mercy.” Every time I say a line of the prayer, you will respond by saying “Lord have mercy.”

P. In peace, let us pray to the Lord.                                                                                                                                   

C. Lord, have mercy.                                                                                                                                                               

P. For the peace that comes from heaven, and for the promise of heaven, let us pray to the Lord.                           

C. Lord, have mercy.                                                                                                                                                             

P. For peace to reach the whole world, for the health of the Church of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.                                                                                                                                                                      

C. Lord, have mercy.                                                                                                                                                             

P. For this church, and for everyone who came to worship and praise God, let us pray to the Lord.                           

C. Lord, have mercy.                                                                                                                                                         

P. Help us, save us, comfort us, and defend us, Good Lord.                                                                                                  

C. Amen!

Prayer of the Day                                                                                                                                                                  

P. Let us pray together.                                                                                                                                                   

C. Lord, help us to hear the story of your love for us. And then help us to share it with others so that everyone can know how much Jesus loves us! Amen.

Sharing the Peace                                                                                                                                                                     

Children’s Moment – Book “The Story of the First Easter Bunny”                                                                                  

NEW MEMBER WELCOME – Norman                                                                                                                               

Pastor: Dear friends, today we rejoice in your journey of faith that has brought you to this time and place. We give thanks for every community of faith that has been your spiritual home in the past, and the spiritual mentors who have guided you on your way. We celebrate your presence today in this household of faith, where we are seekers and servants, growing in God’s transforming love. We are here this morning to welcome these new members into the community which is Norman Lutheran Church. We are not a building, but the gathered family of God. We are brothers and sisters in Christ, given this new identity through our baptism into Jesus’ death and resurrection. Today we welcome you as members of this family in the larger body of Christ.

OUR COVENANT TOGETHER:                                                                                                                                           

We ask you now to join in mutual covenant with us, and with the church universal in all times and places, by affirming the following:

Pastor: Do you seek to grow in God’s transforming love, as you follow in the Way of Jesus? If so please respond I do                                                                                                                                                                          

New Member: I do.                                                                                                                                                         

Pastor: Are you open to the movement of the Spirit in your life? I so please respond I am.                                   

New Member: I am.                                                                                                                                                              

Pastor: Will you join with us as a church, as we seek follow God’s direction in our midst? Will you welcome and respect each person’s freedom to interpret God’s Truth, as God gives them each light and wisdom? If so please respond I will with God’s help.                                                                                                 

New Member: I will, with God’s help.                                                                                                                           

Executive Board Member: Will you participate in the life and mission of this community of God’s people, praying and working with us in ministry together? Will you share regularly with us in the worship of God and support of our ministries? Will you offer the talents God has gifted you to our work, as the Spirit leads you to serve the community and the world? If so please respond, I will with God’s help.                              

New Member: I will, with God’s help.                                                                                                                 

Congregation: We welcome you with joy! As partners in the common life of this congregation, we pledge to you our friendship and prayers as we grow together in God’s transforming love. We give thanks that you join us now, as fellow seekers and servants!                                                                                                        

UNISON BLESSING PRAYER:                                                                                                                                                

O God, we praise you for calling us to both seek and serve you, and for gathering us into this church. Together may we grow in your Spirit, building one another up in love and ministering to the world as followers of Jesus. May the God to whom we belong equip us for every good work that we do together in his name. Amen

Welcome to Norman Lutheran Church- Rachel Erdmann & Jolee Dahl and Jayci & Devin O’Neil & children Lainey & Jade

We joyfully welcome you into the common life of our church. We promise you our friendship and prayers as we share in the hopes and labors of this church. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may we grow together in faith and be witnesses to the love of God and the peace of Christ.                                                                       

Pastor: Let us pray, Loving God, give to these your beloved ones-- strength for life’s journey, courage in times of suffering, the comfort of faith, love that cannot die, laughter in the company of friends, and the hope of new life; through Jesus Christ, who makes us one. Amen.                                                                         

Apostles’ Creed                                                                                                                                                                   

Pastor. Let us proclaim together our Apostles’ Creed                                                                                                    

Congregation: I believe in God, the Father almighty,                                                                                                   

Creator of heaven and earth.                                                                                                                                                  

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord                                                                                                                    

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit                                                                                                           

and born of the virgin Mary.                                                                                                                                                    

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,                                                                                                                                     

was crucified, died, and was buried.                                                                                                                                    

He descended into hell.                                                                                                                                                        

On the third day he rose again.                                                                                                                                              

He ascended into heaven,                                                                                                                                                  

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.                                                                                                                     

He will come again 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



P. Jesus calls us to follow him. So let us follow where he leads us and pray to God our Father, for everyone God created...                                                                                                                                                                       

P. Lord, we ask you to help our church to serve you by loving others. Help us to see ways to share your love in our world. Lord, in your mercy:                                                                                                                                     

C. Hear our prayer.                                                                                                                                                              

P. Lord, we thank you for the leaders you place in our lives. We thank you for our teachers, pastors, bishops, our parents, and our family... and we ask you to guide them and refresh them so that they can work to protect and help us. Lord, in your mercy:                                                                                                                 

C. Hear our prayer.                                                                                                                                                                

P. Lord, help us to tell the story of your Son Jesus with our words and with our actions. Help us to share your love with everyone we meet. Lord, in your mercy:                                                                                                      

C. Hear our prayer.                                                                                                                                                        

P. Lord, protect the people in this world who need your protection the most. Help bring clean water, food, and shelter to the places where it’s needed the most. Lord, in your mercy:                                                       

C. Hear our prayer.                                                                                                                                                                

P. Lord, help us to care for your Creation. Help us to watch over the animals that you made, to use our stuff wisely and to be careful not to waste anything. Lord, in your mercy:                                                                       

C. Hear our prayer.                                                                                                                                                                   

P. Lord, we pray for people who are sick, or sad, or hurting. We pray especially for our friends and people in our community... Lord, in your mercy:                                                                                                                               

C. Hear our prayer.                                                                                                                                                              

P. Lord, we pray for the people who have died. We thank you for letting us get to know them and love them, and we thank you for taking them home to be with you. Comfort their families and friends in their sadness. Lord, in your mercy:                                                                                                                                                

C. Hear our prayer.                                                                                                                                                                  

P. Hear these prayers, Lord, and all the prayers on our hearts and minds. We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord.                                                                                                                                                                                  

C. Amen.

Psalm Psalm 31:9-16                                                                                                                                                          

9Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I | am in trouble; my eye is consumed with sorrow, and also my throat | and my belly. 10For my life is wasted with grief, and my | years with sighing; my strength fails me because of affliction, and my bones | are consumed. 11I am the scorn of all my enemies, a disgrace to my neighbors, a dismay to | my acquaintances; when they see me in the street | they avoid me. 12Like the dead I am forgotten, | out of mind; I am as useless as a | broken pot. R 13For I have heard the whispering of the crowd; fear is | all around; they put their heads together against me; they plot to | take my life. 14But as for me, I have trusted in | you, O Lord. I have said, “You | are my God. 15My times are | in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who | persecute me. 16Let your face shine up- | on your servant; save me in your | steadfast love.” R                                                                                    

1st Reading Philippians 2:5-11                                                                                                                                          

5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, 8he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross. 9Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.                                                                                                                                            Gospel                                                                                                                                                                                                  

P. I invite the children forward to get some good seats for our Gospel and message today! We have a special guest for our message today, so make sure you don’t want to miss out.                                                         

Matthew 21:2-11                                                                                                                                                          

2saying to them, "Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. 3If anyone says anything to you, just say this, 'The Lord needs them.' And he will send them immediately." 4This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying, 5"Tell the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey." 6The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; 7they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. 8A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!" 10When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, "Who is this?" 11The crowds were saying, "This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee."                                                                                                

Message  Skit – Interview with Bill the donkey.                                                                                                                 

Offering Hymn: Prepare the Royal Highway (ELW #264)                                                                                            

Offering Prayer                                                                                                                                                                            

P. Let us pray.                                                                                                                                                                            

God, who gives us everything,                                                                                                                                                

C. You give us all that we could ever need: our food, our families, our homes, and even our money. Help us to serve you with all of these things. Help us to be generous givers so that others can be helped in your name. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.                                                                                                                           

Holy Communion                                                                                                                                                                                                   

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                                                                                         

P. Let us pray together the prayer that Jesus taught us to pray:                                                                                         

C. 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                                                                                                                                             

Blessing  P. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord’s face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord look upon you with favor and ☩ give you peace. Amen.                                                                             

Hymn: Jesus Loves Me (ELW #595)                                                                                                                                      

Sending and Invitation                                                                                                                                                            

P. Let us go out to tell the story of God’s love! And let us come back together to celebrate the joy of Easter!                                                                                                                                                                                   

C. Thanks be to God.


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