3.26.23 Bulletin & Announcements
Please lift in prayer- Steve Haux, Matt Valan, Bob Mitchell, Pastor Phil Larsen and family, Brown Family, Trudy Torgerson, Carol Malone, Bonnie Plath, Arlene Haux, Garret Fenner & family, Tanya Ausk, Shirley Berg, Kenny Garrett and family.
Upcoming Lent/Holy Week-
March 29th Wednesday Lenten Worship 7pm @ Norman taco meal served beginning at 6pm
April 2nd Palm Sunday Worship Davenport 9am Norman 11am. Wednesday kids & Sunday School kids will be singing during worship.
April 5th No Wednesday Worship
April 6th Maundy Thursday Worship & First Communion Service 7pm at Norman Lutheran (no meal served this night)
April 7th Good Friday Worship Service 7pm at Davenport Lutheran (no meal served this night)
April 9th Easter Worship Service Davenport 9am Norman 11am. Easter egg hunt following Worship at both churches,
*April 30th Joint Parish Worship Service led by the Youth Group 10am Norman Lutheran
April 30th Youth Group Meatball Dinner 11am-1:30pm Norman Lutheran
*KAMA Community Easter Food Baskets- as a Parish we are to provide 25 boxes of augratin potatoes and 5 hams. If you would like to make a monetary donation towards these items, please contact Joan.
*Youth Group students will be serving a Meatball Dinner on April 30th. Look for a signup genius coming soon for your opportunity to help with the event.
*April 30th will be a youth group led Joint Parish Worship Service 10:00am at Norman Lutheran with the meatball dinner following. There will be no Davenport 9am or Norman 11am service this day. All are welcome to the Parish Worship!
*BINGO Thursday, April 13 7-8:30pm Davenport Supper Club. There is a signup sheet in the entry way for volunteers to help with the event or contact Amity Johnson.
*Parish Council Meeting Wednesday, April 12 7:15pm at Norman Lutheran.
*Lent Offering will be given to the Brown Family and Pastor Phil Larsen Family. If you have been unable to make it to our Wednesday Lent Worship you may send your offering to our treasurers. Please make a note in the memo that your donation is for Lent offering. Addresses can be found in the newsletter, or contact Joan.
*norMen will be serving lunch following the 11am Palm Sunday service at Norman Lutheran.
*Our Parish week at Red Willow Bible Camp is scheduled for July 30-August 4. Contact Pastor Katie for more information.
Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship Fifth Sunday in Lent March 26, 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 Abide with Me (ELW 629) vs 1-2 PEACE 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, we do not always perceive our neighbors as you do. Whereas your heart overflows with love for all creatures, ours often wane. Expand the walls of hearts so that they can welcome others as you do. Amen.
FIRST READING: Ezekiel 37:1-14
PSALM: Psalm 130
SECOND READING: Romans 8:6-11
SERMON: Jonah 3 - Obedience and Preservation
HYMN OF THE DAY: Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling (ELW 582)
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.
You have breathed into us the breath of life. Enliven your church. Deepen our partnerships with our companion churches around the globe and bless the work of missionaries who accompany them. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Your spirit brings life to creation. Enliven the natural world and restore ecosystems in need of healing. Uplift prophetic voices that turn us to the needs of the soil beneath our feet and the air all around. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
You redeem the world and its peoples. Free us from systems of oppression. Unbind nations and societies from the sins of racism, sexism, and homophobia. Raise up leaders at all levels of government who work to promote the dignity of every human life. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
You weep when we weep. Be present with those who grieve or who are troubled by illness. You hear us when we call to you. Deliver us from the depths of our despair, and free us from the worries that bind us. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Your Spirit of life dwells in our assembly. Bless the music ministries of this congregation and all who lead us in hymns of praise and thanksgiving and in songs of lament and prayer. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
You are the resurrection and the life. Even though we die, we will live. With thanksgiving, we remember all your saints who now live in your eternal love. 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: Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (ELW 712)
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. Amen.
SENDING SONG: Abide with Me (ELW 629) vs 3-5 DISMISSAL Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.