3.27.22 Announcements & Bulletin
Please lift up in prayer- Aleta Johnson, family and friends of Maxine Torgerson, Shirley Jermstad, Bonnie Plath, Marlys Grindberg, Arlene Haux, Garret Fenner & family, Trudy Torgerson, Tanya Ausk, Judy Ausk, Shirley Berg, Wesley Nelson, Carol Malone.
*Tickets on sale for Harwood Prairie Playhouse presents THE PLAY THAT MUST GO ON. A Fargo Talk Radio Disaster featuring our own Dawn Thompson. March 26 @ 7:30pm 701.298.6807 or prairieplayhouse,org.
-Kindred Fire Department 25th Annual Benefit Supper Saturday, March 26th Prime Rib Supper beginning at 5:30
An update to this next announcement.... Pastor Katie announced that she spoke to a representative from Lutheran World Relief and these relief packets WILL be going to people in Ukraine. Let us try and surpass our goal of 24 boxes!!!
*Lutheran World Relief This lent we will be collecting donations for Lutheran World Relief. Each week is a new item to bring. Our goal is to have 24 sets to send to Lutheran World Relief. Week 1- Bars of Soap (any kind, in original wrapping) Week 2- Bath Towels (light weight, 52x27 dark colors recommended) Week 3- Toothbrushes (adult size) Week 4- Combs Week 5- Nail clippers
*KAMA Community Easter Food Baskets. Items for donation are Norman 20 bags/boxes of dinner rolls and Davenport 20 cans of green beans. As a Parish we also are responsible for 5 hams. If you would like to make a monetary donation to these items, please see Pastor Katie or Joan. Donations are to be at our church by Friday April 7th.
*Mark your Calendars... Our Parish Youth and families' spring service project is scheduled for Sunday April 24th. Our hope is that we will be able to help with some spring cleanup of a few of our local cemeteries for Memorial Day. All help will be appreciated and hoping our youth, grade 5 and up will join us - families are welcome! This is a weather permitted event, our back up day will be Sunday, May 1st.
*FM Master Chorale Palm Sunday Concert 3 pm April 10 Olivet Lutheran church Our own Pastor Phil Larson will be soloist. Tickets at the door or on line at masterchoralefm.com
*Bethany Annual Geranium Sales....I received in the mail an order form for geranium sales from Bethany Auxiliary. If you are interested in helping out the Auxiliary there are order forms at the church, or let me know and I can get you one or the information. Proceeds will go toward providing items for Bethany residents such as devotional booklets, Forum subscriptions, Netflix services and more!
Mark your Calendars..
*Bring your family & friends and come out to support the Christine Volunteer Fire Departments 26th Annual Fish "Walleye" Fry Saturday, April 9th 2022 at 4:30pm-8:30pm at the Christine Community Center.
-KHS Theater presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Saturday April 2@ 7pm and Sunday April 3 @ 2pm in High School Gym. Free and Open to the public.
*A special thank you to Kade Mitchell and Gunnar for installing the pantry shelving at Norman. It looks wonderful! Thank you also to all that had a part in this project by ordering, cleaning, organizing etc.. Take a look at it next time you are there! It looks great
Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship Fourth Sunday in Lent March 27th 2022 Pastor Katie Kringstad
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 PRAYER - Dear Lord, I thank you for this day, these people, this church, and community. I pray that you would be with us this hour and that you would open our hearts to your word. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.
GATHERING SONG: Just As I Am, without One Plea (ELW 592) vs 1-2
PEACE (ELW p. 152)
CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS
PRAYER OF THE DAY (ELW p. 150)
Let us pray. A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
God of compassion, you welcome the wayward, and you embrace us all with your mercy. By our baptism clothe us with garments of your grace, and feed us at the table of your love, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
HOLY COMMUNION LORD’S PRAYER
FIRST READING: Joshua 5:9-12
PSALM: Psalm 32 SECOND READING: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
HYMN OF THE DAY God When Human Bonds Are Broken (ELW 603) vs 1-2
GOSPEL: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
HYMN OF THE DAY God When Human Bonds Are Broken (ELW 603) vs 3-4
Let us profess our faith through the words of the Apostles Creed:
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
Drawn close to the heart of God, we offer these prayers for the church, the world, and all who are in need. A brief silence.
Jesus formed the disciples in the ways of extravagant mercy and profound welcome. Lead your church to be a community marked by forgiveness, hospitality, and celebration. Send us to transform a world plagued by fear and condemnation. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
You make the land to produce a harvest that sustains your entire creation. Equip farmers and farm workers who till the soil. Nourish the earth with ample rainfall and abundant sunshine. Heal grounds tainted by pollution or misuse. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Countries are divided and leaders often harbor grudges. Reconcile nations that experience conflict especially Ukraine and Russia. Act quickly to bring an end to war. Anoint peacemakers trained in the art of diplomacy and foster a spirit of collaboration among political rivals. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Your people cry for help in times of distress. Resolve disagreements among family members. Save those experiencing financial hardship. Hear our prayers for those who are sick or grieving. Console us with the promise that everything can become new. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Your love comes to us when a table is set and a feast is prepared. Bless the feeding ministries of this congregation. Bring an end to hunger in our community and around the world. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
The one who was dead is alive again. We give thanks for those who have died, confident that steadfast love surrounds them. Shelter them in your love until we are gathered at your heavenly banquet. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Accept the prayers we bring, O God, on behalf of a world in need, for the sake of Jesus Christ. Amen.
OFFERING SONG: Lord Jesus, You Shall Be My Song (ELW 808) vs 1-2
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 you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and ☩ give you peace. Amen.
SENDING SONG: Just As I Am, without One Plea (ELW 592) vs 3-4 DISMISSAL (ELW p. 155) Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.