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3.3.24 Bulletin & Announcements

 Today, we say a special thank you to all those that are being installed into council positions at our churches and parish offices. We thank you! We support and pray for you through the coming year.                                     

God’s Blessings to all!


ND Parish Council Officers

President- Renee Flom (Davenport)

Vice President- Lanette Christmann (Norman)

Secretary- Vickie Kub (Davenport)

Treasurer- Steve Haux (Norman)


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

NOTE There will be NO 9:00am worship at Davenport on Sunday March 10.  There will be Supper Church at 5pm that day at Davenport School.      


TODAY March 3rd Special meeting! Norman members will have a special meeting following worship today to vote on the changes of the proposed updated Constitution.                                                          


 *TODAY- You still have time to sign up for the skating event at the Lights in West Fargo that is happening from 4:00-6:00pm today Sunday, March 3rd!! Pizza meal around 5:30pm. This is a wonderful Parish Family event that has been sponsored by a generous donor, so, there is no cost to you! So, if you put on a pair of skates or not, all are welcome to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, family, friends, fun and fellowship!!


*TODAY- First Communion Class for 5th grade students following worship on Sunday March 3@ 12-12:30 and March 10 from 12-1:00pm.


*This Wednesday, March 6 Lent Worship Service at Davenport Lutheran 7:00pm with meal at 6:00pm. All welcome!!


*BINGO this Thursday, March 7th at 7pm Davenport Supper Club.


*Next Sunday, March 10th, Davenport will host their Community Supper Church 5:00-6:00pm at the Davenport School. Come join in the meal of a hotdish showdown, beautiful devotion by Pastor Katie, activities for the kids, basket drawing, fun, food, fellowship and get to meet your neighbors! Everyone is welcome! REMINDER-NO Davenport 9:00am worship this day!!


UPDATE Unfortunately mother nature is not looking like we will make it skiing this year. Watch for updated youth group activities coming soon.


**Lenten Offering- The Parish Council has chosen to share this years’ lent offering with two of our Norman Davenport Parish families that are experiencing medical expenses at this time. Nate and Sam Simley of Norman and Janet & Jess Hellman of Davenport. Please also continue to keep them in your prayers. This includes Wednesdays lent offering and Wednesdays meal free will offering or you may also send your offering at VENMO@NormanLutheran


*Palm Sunday Welcome and New Member Sunday March 24th. Potluck brunch following Davenports 9am Worship and signup genius at for meal following 11am Worship at Norman. Sunday School kids will be singing during Worship at both churches.


*Easter photos with bunnies at Davenport Lutheran on Saturday, March 23. 10-2pm. See signup genius for available times.


*Bible Study Recap with Erin for Feb/March                                                                                                                                                     

Wed, March 13th immediately following Lent Worship at Norman

Wed, March 20th immediately following Lent Worship at Davenport

-Interested in joining Bible Study?  Contact Erin Westby with questions   701-730-0779.


*Youth (9-12 grade) Bible Study with Josiah during 11am Worship at Norman March 24, April 21, May 19                                       


*The great thing about living in a small rural community is helping and supporting one another in times of need. 

Our NDParish is wonderful at reaching out!! There are continuous opportunities to assist our local organizations such as Kindred food pantry, KAMA Backpack program, Walk in Faith, Norman Lutheran Foundation, individually wrapped snacks for our elementary students if you are able. This months need is applesauce pouches!


Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship                                                                             

Third Sunday in Lent March 3rd, 2024                                                                                    

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 I Come with Joy (ELW 482) vs 1-3                                                                                              PEACE                                                                                                                                                                    

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (ELW p. 94).                                                                                                            

PRAYER OF THE DAY                                                                                                                                                              

Let us pray. A brief silence is kept before the prayer.                                                                                                                                     

Holy God, through your Son you have called us to live faithfully and act courageously. Keep us steadfast in your covenant of grace, and teach us the wisdom that comes only through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.                    

INSTILLATION OF OFFICERS                                                                                                                                        

 P: Dear Christian friends: Baptized into the priesthood of Christ, we all are called to offer ourselves and our gifts and ability to the Lord of the Church in Thanksgiving for what he has done and continues to do for us. It is our privilege to recognize and support those who are engaged in the work of this congregation, especially those in the ministry of the church council & deacons.

The following persons, having been elected (by the congregation) to the positions of leadership, are asked to come forward as their offices and names are read.


President – Carol Johnson                                                                                                                                                

Vice President – Dave Christianson                                                                                                                         

Secretary – Amity Johnson                                                                                                                                         

Treasurer – Marty Schmit                                                                                                                                          

Financial Secretary – Vickie Kub                                                                                                                                 

Deacon – Renee Flom                                                                                                                                                   

Deacon – Jim Jermstad                                                                                                                                                 

Deacon – Becky Christianson                                                                                                                                  

Trustee – Jeremy Johnson                                                                                                                                              

Trustee – Mike Schmit                                                                                                                                                  

Trustee – Dean Andvik                                                                                                                                                 

Board of Ed – Jess Kujala                                                                                                                                                

Board of Ed – Hilary Odegaard                                                                                                                                        

Board of Ed – Gwen Lunde                                                                                                                                               

Other – Joan Pratt                                                                                                                                                            

Parish Nurse – Elaine Cle



President – Dawn Thompson                                                                                                                                        

Vice President – Jim Hoy                                                                                                                                          

Secretary – Kia Richard                                                                                                                                              

Treasurer – Sarah Baumgarten                                                                                                                                 

Financial Secretary – Erin Westby                                                                                                                               

Deacon – Eric Berg                                                                                                                                                       

Deacon – Nicole Rohrbeck                                                                                                                                    

Deacon – MaryJane Nipstad                                                                                                                                      

Deacon – Stephanie Mitchell                                                                                                                                   

Deacon – Lanette Christmann                                                                                                                                     

Trustee – Joe Sauvageau                                                                                                                                             

Trustee – Missy Braaten                                                                                                                                               

Trustee – Matt Swenson                                                                                                                                              

Trustee – Kade Mitchell                                                                                                                                                      

Trustee – Tyler Odegaard                                                                                                                                               

Trustee – Kyle Ostenson                                                                                                                                                 

Board of Ed – Rachel Mitchell                                                                                                                                       

Board of Ed – Lindsey Botnen                                                                                                                                       

Board of Ed – Kris Lindemann                                                                                                                                        

Board of Ed – Stevie Ostenson                                                                                                                                        

Parish Treasurer – Steve Haux                                                                                                                                     

Parish Nurse – Elaine Clemenson

P: St. Paul writes: There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served. There are different abilities to perform service, but the same God gives to everyone ability for particular service. The Spirit's presence is shown in some way in each person, for the good of all. (1 Cor. 12:4-7)                                                                         

You have been elected to, positions of leadership and trust in his congregation.                                                    

To Council/Deacons

P: You are to see that the words and deeds of this household of faith reflect him in whose name we gather. You are to work together with other members to see that' the worship and work of Christ are done in this congregation and that God's will is done in this community and in the whole world. You are to be diligent in your specific area of serving, that the one Lord who empowers you is glorified.                                  

You are to be examples of faith active in love, to help maintain the life and harmony of this congregation.

P: On behalf of your sisters and brothers in Christ, I ask you: Are you ready to accept and faithfully to the duties of the office to which you have been elected?                                                                                                  

If so, answer in unison: Yes, by the help of God.

Congregation stand

P: People of God, I ask you: Will you support these, your elected leaders, and will you share in the mutual ministry that Christ has given to all who are baptized?                                                                                             

If so, answer in unison: Yes, by the help of God.

To Council/Deacons                                                                                                                                                               

P: I now declare you installed as officers/council members/deacons of this congregation. God bless you with his Holy Spirit, that you may prove faithful servants of Christ.  Amen.

Let Us Pray

P: For all who offer themselves in your name, we give thanks, 0 God. Give them the joy of service, and constant care and guidance. Help us all to be both willing servants and thankful recipients of ministry, that your name be glorified, your people live in peace, and your will be done; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

CHILDREN’S MOMENT – Book – “I’m Not a Scaredy Cat”                                                                                       

FIRST READING: Exodus 20:1-17                                                                                                                                 

PSALM: Psalm 19                                                                                                                                                

SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25                                                                                                                   

HYMN OF THE DAY: Lord, Be Glorified (ELW 744) vs 1-2                                                                                       

READING: Philippians 4:6                                                                                                                                                  

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”                                                                                                                             

SERMON – Max Lucado video – Present Your Requests to God                                                                             

Pastor’s Prayer –                                                                                                                                                                        

Dear Lord, we thank you for this day, and though life is full of highs and lows we know that you are always with us. In the waves of life, we are securely anchored to you. Help us to remember when times are difficult and we become afraid, that we are anchored in God’s love, power, and wisdom. Today is the day to discover that “Christ is enough.” In your Holy name, we pray, Amen.                                                                 

HYMN OF THE DAY: Lord, Be Glorified (ELW 744) vs 3-4                                                                                          

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.

OFFERING SONG: Son of God, Eternal Savior (ELW 655)                                                                                        

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: I Come With Joy (ELW 482) vs 4-5                                                                                                 


Go in peace. Serve the Lord.  Thanks be to God.




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