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3.31.24 Bulletin & Announcements "Easter"

He Is Risen!  He Is Risen Indeed!!


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.   



**Easter egg hunt following service

April Worship Times-                                                                                                                           

Davenport 9am with Sunday School during worship.                                                                                                                                   

Norman 11am with Sunday School during Worship.


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


*Youth (9-12) will be serving a meal at The Lighthouse Church in Fargo on April 3rd.


*Bible Study Recap with Erin Wednesday, April 3 & April 17 at Norman.


*Youth 9-12 grade will be serving a meal at NDSU Crossroads and will be Worshiping with the students. Please see signup genius at for meal items and if you are able to help serve.


*Confirmation Classes will resume on Wednesday, April 10th at Norman Lutheran. Parent helpers needed for this final stretch!


*Thursday, April 11 BINGO 7pm at Davenport Supper Club


*Sunday, April 21 Youth (9-12) Bible Study with Josiah during 11am Worship at Norman


*Youth Sunday School donations for Kindred Elementary School- Goldfish crackers & granola bars.


*Would you be able to provide treats for Monday nights AA Meeting at Norman Lutheran 7pm?                                                        

Please see the sign up on the website.



Friday, May 3 Dinner Theater at Davenport School featuring our own, Dawn Thompson! More info to come!! Youth will serve meal.

Sunday, May 5th Davenport Supper Church More info to come.


*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. Order due by April 24th .


**The new Christ in our Homes daily devotional books are in the entryway. Please take one if you would like. There is pocket size and large print available.


NOTE The youth group meatball dinner has been rescheduled for the fall. Same great taste just a different date!! Please watch for details!


*Quilting at Norman Lutheran on Tuesdays from 9:00-2:00


Norman Davenport Lutheran Parish                     

Resurrection of Our Lord                                                

Easter Sunday March 31, 2024                                     

Pastor Katie Kringstad





The sun began to stretch its light over the horizon. The third day had just dawned. Mary, mother of James, Mary Magdelene, and Salome walked together to Jesus’ tomb to anoint his body. There was nothing particularly remarkable about the early morning; Jerusalem was beginning to wake up; cooking fires were stirred, water was fetched; birds chirped and coaxed the sun to reach a little higher. Even that early in the day the women could tell it was going to be hot. Their sandaled feet kicked up little puffs of dirt and sand. Sweat began to bead at their brows. They shifted the bundles of spices they carried on their shoulders, but it was the weight in their heart that was heaviest. Yet they were determined to do what women did at a time like this. Maybe it was this work that kept them going; it’s good to have a routine to follow when inconsolable grief has carved a hollow in your heart. They knew what to expect. They knew what they needed to do….until all of a sudden they didn’t!


People of God! Hear the good news!

Tell us! What’s the good news?!


Alleluia! Christ is risen!

Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!


People of God! The tomb is empty! Alleluia!

Alleluia! Jesus is ALIVE!


Alleluia! This is God’s doing!

Let’s spread the good news! Alleluia!


Tell me! What’s the good news?

Christ is risen! Alleluia! Alleluia!


GATHERING HYMN: Jesus Christ is Risen Today (#365)


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

O God, you gave your only Son to suffer death on the cross for our redemption, and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the power of death. Make us die every day to sin, that we may live with him forever in the joy of the resurrection, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (ELW p. 94)                                                                           

SHARING OF THE PEACE                                                                                                              

CHILDREN’S MOMENT                                                                                                                  

FIRST READING: Acts 10:34-43                                                                                                               

PSALM: Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24                                                                                                                

SECOND READING:  1 Corinthians 15:1-11                                                                                                   

HYMN OF THE DAY: Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing! (#385)                                                           

EASTER GOSPEL: Mark 16:1-8                                                                                                                 


OFFERING HYMN:  Kub/Brech Family at Davenport – Syndey Kringstad at Norman                            

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. 


Rejoicing that Jesus is risen and love has triumphed over fear, let us pray for the church, the world, and all those in need of good news. A brief silence.

Holy God, we pray for the body of Christ, the church. Where the church is persecuted, protect it. Where the church is privileged, grant it humility. Where the church is fractured, heal it. Guide us all to embody Christ’s love in the world. God of grace, hear our prayer.


Life-giving God, we pray for the earth, your good creation. Join our prayers with branches lifted in praise and roaring waters of new life, that together we may proclaim Easter hope. God of grace, hear our prayer.


Merciful God, we pray for all peoples and nations. Free oppressed communities from occupation, exploitation, and abuse. Teach leaders your way of justice. Empower peacemakers and all who work to end violence and strife. God of grace,

hear our prayer.


Liberating God, we pray for people everywhere who long for good news. Roll away the stones that keep people from living with dignity and wholeness. Breathe new life and hope into people struggling to make it through each day. God of grace,

hear our prayer.

Loving God, we pray for this community of faith and for your Spirit in our midst. Feed us at your Easter table and fill us with your wisdom, that we may serve and care for others. God of grace, hear our prayer.


Eternal God, we remember those who have gone before us in death. Renew our trust in your promises, that we live with joyful courage and compassion. God of grace, hear our prayer.

Into your hands, most merciful God, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your abiding love; through Jesus Christ, our resurrected and living Lord. Amen.

SENDING God blesses us and sends us in mission to the world.

BLESSING 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.

SENDING SONG:  Lift High the Cross (#660)                                                                            

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



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