4.2.23 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.
Special thank you to everyone for the donations for the KAMA Community Food Baskets.
*Today following Norman’s 11am Worship, a fellowship lunch will be served by the norMEN. All are welcome!
Holy Week- TODAY 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 12 Parish Council Meeting Wednesday, 7:15pm at Norman Lutheran.
*BINGO Davenport Lutheran will be hosting Bingo on 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 please contact Amity Johnson.
*Connect & Serve Ladies Event “Bread Baking & Quilt Making” Sunday, April 23 2:00pm-5pm at Norman Lutheran Church. $50 each. Signup link can be found on our Facebook page or ndparish.net website
*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!
Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship Palm Sunday April 2nd 2023 Pastor Katie Kringstad
PROCESSIONAL GOSPEL: Matthew 21:1-11 WELCOME / ANNOUNCEMENTS – CHILDREN’S SONG – Ho Ho Ho Hosanna! BLESSING OF PALMS (ELW p. 256) The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Let us pray. A brief silence is kept.
We praise you, O God, for redeeming the world through our Savior Jesus Christ. Today he entered the holy city in triumph and was proclaimed messiah and king by those who spread garments and branches along his way. Bless these branches and those who carry them. Grant us grace to follow our Lord in the way of the cross, so that, joined to his death and resurrection, we enter into life with you; through the same Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
PROCESSIONAL HYMN: Prepare the Royal Highway (ELW 264)
PRAYER OF THE DAY (ELW p. 150)
As we now enter into the contemplation of the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ and meditate on the salvation of the world through his sufferings, death, burial, and resurrection, let us pray.
Silence is kept. Then the presiding minister prays the prayer of the day.
Everlasting God, in your endless love for the human race you sent our Lord Jesus Christ to take on our nature and to suffer death on the cross. In your mercy enable us to share in his obedience to your will and in the glorious victory of his resurrection, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
FIRST READING: Isaiah 50:4-9a
PSALM: Psalm 31:9-16 SECOND READING: Philippians 2:5-11
HYMN OF THE DAY What Wonderous Love Is This (ELW 666) vs 1-2
GOSPEL: Matthew 26:14--27:66
Passion of Our Lord According to St. Luke Luke 22:14-23:56 (NLT)
For this reading, the congregation will be asked to read those parts which are printed in bold type.
Narrator (N): When the time came, Jesus and the apostles sat down together at the table. Jesus said,
Jesus (J): I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before my suffering begins. For I tell you now that I won’t eat this meal again until its meaning is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.
N: Then he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. Then he said,
J: Take this and share it among yourselves. For I will not drink wine again until the Kingdom of God has come.
N: He took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying,
J: This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.
N: After supper he took another cup of wine and said,
J: This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you. But here at this table, sitting among us as a friend, is the man who will betray me. For it has been determined that the Son of Man must die. But what sorrow
awaits the one who betrays him.
N: The disciples began to ask each other which of them would ever do such a thing. Then they began to argue among themselves about who would be the greatest among them. Jesus told them,
J: In this world the kings and great men lord it over their people, yet they are called ‘friends of the people.’ But among you it will be different. Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant. Who is more important, the one who sits at the table or the one who serves? The one who sits at the table, of course. But not here! For I am among you as one who serves. You have stayed with me in my time of trial. And just as my Father has granted me a Kingdom, I now grant you the right to eat and drink at my table in my Kingdom. And you will sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. But I have pleaded in prayer for you,
Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.
N: But Peter said,
Congregation (C): Lord, I am ready to go to prison with you, and even to die with you.
N: But Jesus said,
J: Peter, let me tell you something. Before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me.
N: Then Jesus asked them,
J: When I sent you out to preach the Good News and you did not have money, a traveler’s bag, or an extra pair of sandals, did you need anything?
J: But now, take your money and a traveler’s bag. And if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one! For the time has come for this prophecy about me to be fulfilled: ‘He was counted among the rebels.’ Yes, everything written about me by the prophets will come true.”
C: Look, Lord, we have two swords among us.
J: That’s enough,
N: Then, accompanied by the disciples, Jesus left the upstairs room and went as usual to the Mount of Olives. There he told them,
J: Pray that you will not give in to temptation.
N: He walked away, about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed,
J: Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.
N: Then an angel from heaven appeared and strengthened him. He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood. At last he stood up again and returned to the disciples, only to find them asleep, exhausted from grief.
J: Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation.
N: But even as Jesus said this, a crowd approached, led by Judas, one of the twelve disciples. Judas walked over to Jesus to greet him with a kiss. But Jesus said,
J: Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?
N: When the other disciples saw what was about to happen, they exclaimed,
C: Lord, should we fight? We brought the swords!
N: And one of them struck at the high priest’s slave, slashing off his right ear. But Jesus said,
J: No more of this.
N: And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.
Then Jesus spoke to the leading priests, the captains of the Temple guard, and the elders who had come for him.
J: Am I some dangerous revolutionary, that you come with swords and clubs to arrest me? Why didn’t you arrest me in the Temple? I was there every day. But this is your moment, the time when the power of darkness reigns.
N: So they arrested him and led him to the high priest’s home. And Peter followed at a distance. The guards lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat around it, and Peter joined them there. A servant girl noticed him in the firelight and began staring at him. Finally she said,
Women: This man was one of Jesus’ followers!
N: But Peter denied it.
Men: Woman, I don’t even know him!
N: After a while someone else looked at him and said,
Women: You must be one of them!
Men: No, man, I’m not!
N: About an hour later someone else insisted,
Women: This must be one of them, because he is a Galilean, too.
N: But Peter insisted all the more,
Men: Man, I don’t know what you are talking about.
N: And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. At that moment the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Suddenly, the Lord’s words flashed through Peter’s mind: “Before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me.” And Peter left the
courtyard, weeping bitterly. The guards in charge of Jesus began mocking and beating him. They blindfolded him and said,
C: Prophesy to us! Who hit you that time?
N: And they hurled all sorts of terrible insults at him. At daybreak all the elders of the people assembled, including the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. Jesus was led before this high council, and they said,
C: Tell us, are you the Messiah?