3.6.22 Bulletin & Announcements
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.
March 2022 Worship Times
Sunday Davenport 9:00am Norman 11:00am
*Wednesday Lent Service 7pm at Norman (Livestream on Parish Facebook page)
Sunday School 11:15 at Norman Wednesday Kids Club 4:15-5pm at Davenport
Confirmation Wednesday 6:15-7pm at Norman
*Wednesday Parish Lenten Worship Services will be at Norman Lutheran 7:00pm. There will be a meal served at 6:00pm before services. You may also watch Wednesday Lent Services livestreamed on our Parish Facebook page.
*Davenport members - the Lenten meal sign up list is in entryway.
*Norman see the sign up genius link that was sent for meals or see Katie/Jen Swenson.
*NOTE CHANGE OF DATE Davenport Lutheran sponsored BINGO This Thursday, March 10th 2022 Davenport Supper Club. Kids are welcome if accompanied by an adult. All proceeds will go toward new audio/video equipment for the sanctuary. Come and join the fun! Bring your friends and neighbors!
*Our Parish Council has chosen to designate this year’s Lent offering to help & continue to show our love & support to our local family with medical and travel expenses as their son Garrett Fenner, a 9th grader at KHS, continues his journey with his kidney disease and the healing process and life changes that he is going through. Will post an update on Garrett from his mom Alicia, soon.
*New member Sunday at Norman Sunday, March 13th.
*Norman 150th Anniversary meeting RESCHEDULED to Sunday March 13th at 9 a.m.
*RESCHEDULED Parish Skating at The Lights! Sunday March 13th 4:00—5:30 pm. Join us for pizza and ice skating at The Lights! 300 32nd Ave W, West Fargo, ND 58078 All are welcome!!
*Come join The Lions Club for a SOUP LUNCHEON Sunday, March 13th 11:30am-1:30pm at Davenport Community Center(old school). A Free Will Donation. A Fundraising Event for the Davenport Lions. Assorted soups, baguette, dessert and drink. Game boards with cash prize payout. Receive a delicious lunch and support your local Davenport Lions Club. All welcome!!
*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
*Norman Members please stop by the website--ndparish.net and sign up for ushering, greeting, reading and acolyting. Many opportunities are available for March. Or contact Eric Berg (701) 799-6338 or Pastor Katie
*KAAP- Join us for an Artist Reception at Wild Roots Venue in Kindred on Tuesday, March 22 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Featuring local artists Roxanne Westman, Robin Wichman, Jessica Haugen, Jeffrey Miller, Stephanie Kalinowski, K-Town Nutrition, music by Sean Maddock and more.
*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 11,12,18,19,24-26 @ 7:30pm March 13, 20, 26 @ 2:00pm. 701.298.6807 or prairieplayhouse,org.
*Mark your Calendars…
-Kindred Fire Department 25th Annual Benefit Supper Saturday, March 26th Prime Rib Supper 5:30-8:00pm
-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.
Parish Council Officers 2022
President – Jim Jermstad
Vice President – Jim Hoy
Secretary – Vickie Kub
Treasurer – Steve Haux
Norman Lutheran 2022
President Lukas Croaker
Vice President Jim Hoy
Secretary Nicole Rohrbeck
Treasurer Sarah Baumgarten
Financial Secretary Erin Westby
Jess Wieser (2022)
Brenda Robinson (2022)
Eric Berg (2023)
Dawn Thompson (2023)
Nicole Rohrbeck (2024)
Dean Duval (2022)
Joe Sauvageau (2023)
Missy Braaten (2023)
Board of Education
Stacy Swenson (2022)
Michelle Kuznia (2023)
Rachel Mitchell (2024)
Davenport Lutheran 2022 Council Members
Kermit Johnson (2022)
Jill Flom (2023)
Todd Ebens (2024)
Mike Schmit (2022)
Kenn Haugen (2023)
Jeremy Johnson (2024)
Board of Education
Joan Pratt (2022)
Jess Kujala (2023)
Noel Baldaras (2024)
Bethany Homes Representatives
Synod Assembly Reps June 4-5, 2022
Kermit & Carol Johnson (Jan-March)
Kenn & Linda Haugen (April-June)
Carol Mitchell (July-Sept)
Denise Pfeifer (Oct-Dec)
Christmas Tree Committee
Dale & Kristina Leslie
Ted & Denise Pfeifer
Flower & Card Committee
Youth Group Advisors
Youth Group Treasurer
Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship
Sunday, March 6th, 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.
WELCOME / ANNOUNCEMENTS –
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: A Mighty Fortress is Our God (ELW 504) 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.
O Lord God, you led your people through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide us now, so that, following your Son, we may walk safely through the wilderness of this world toward the life you alone can give, 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.
Renee Flom, Jim Jermstad, Carol Johnson, Kermit Johnson, Vickie Kub, Joan Pratt, Marty Schmit, Mike Schmit, Amity Johnson, Jill Flom, Nancy Ebens, Kenn Haugen, Jeremy Johnson, Jess Kujala, Noel Baldaras
Sarah Baumgarten, Erin Westby, Eric Berg, Missy Braaten, Lukas Croaker, Dean Duval, Steve Haux, Jim Hoy, Michelle Kuznia, Rachel Mitchell, Kade Mitchell, Brenda Robinson, Nicole Rohrbeck, Joe Sauvageau, Stacy Swenson, Matt Swenson, Dawn Thompson. Jess Wieser.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FIRST READING: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
PSALM: Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
SECOND READING: Romans 10:8b-13
HYMN OF THE DAY I Want Jesus to Walk with Me (ELW 325) vs 1-2
GOSPEL: Luke 4:1-13
HYMN OF THE DAY I Want Jesus to Walk with Me (ELW 325) vs 3
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.
We pray for the church. Sharpen its proclamation of the word so that your people learn to reject voices of deception and distraction. Strengthen all who are tempted to believe lies about themselves or others. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
We pray for the earth and all its creatures. Protect wilderness places and all plant and animal species that call them home. Sustain farmers and all laborers who work the land and harvest the fruits of its abundance. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
We pray for the nations of the world. Awaken elected leaders and government officials to the needs of those who are oppressed and grant them compassion to deal mercifully with immigrants and refugees who reside among us. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
We pray for those in need. Rescue those experiencing mental illness or contending with addiction. Ease the anxiety of those who live with dementia. Command your angels concerning all who are sick. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
We pray for this assembly. Bless those who bake bread and prepare the table for our communion celebration. Accompany those who share the bounty of this meal with those who are homebound or hospitalized. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
We give thanks for those who have died. Gather them with all the saints into your heavenly dwelling place. Encourage us with the promise that all who call upon your name are saved. 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: Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer (ELW 618)
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: A Mighty Fortress is Our God (ELW 504) vs 3-4
DISMISSAL (ELW p. 155)
Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.