4.3.22 Bulletin & Announcements
Please lift up in prayer- Aleta Johnson, Shirley Jermstad, Bonnie Plath, Marlys Grindberg, Arlene Haux, Garret Fenner & family, Trudy Torgerson, Tanya Ausk, Judy Ausk, Shirley Berg, Wesley Nelson, Carol Malone.
April 2022 Worship Times
Sunday Davenport 9:00am Norman 11:00am Sunday School 11:15 at Norman Wednesday Kids Club 4:15-5pm at Davenport Confirmation Wednesday 6:15-7pm at Norman
*** Holy Week Worship Services
Wednesday, April 13th NO Lenten Service
Thursday, April 14th Maundy Thursday Service at Davenport Worship 7pm -Meal served 6pm
Friday, April 15th Good Friday Service at Norman 7:00pm
**Easter Sunday Worship April 17th
Davenport Worship 9:00am Norman 11:00am (Easter egg hunt for the kids following each service.)
*Parish Council Meeting will be Wednesday, April 13th at Davenport 7:00pm *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 Lutheran sponsored BINGO Thursday, April 21, 2022 Davenport Supper Club 7pm-8:30pm. If you are able to help, that would be greatly appreciated!
***Norman members, please consider signing up for ushering, reading and acolyting for April worship services. There is a sign up link on the ndparish.net website.
***Our Lent offering will be going to help & continue to show our love & support to our local family with medical and travel expenses for Garrett Fenner, a 9th grader at KHS. Garrett was granted his Make A Wish last weekend!
*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
*DUE THIS FRIDAY…..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. Bring items by Friday April 8th.
*Mark your Calendars... Our Parish Youth and families' spring service project is scheduled for Sunday April 24th. with some spring cleanup of our 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.
*Bethany Annual Geranium Sales...order forms are here for the annual geranium sales from Bethany Auxiliary. Order forms at the church. Proceeds will go toward providing items for Bethany residents such as devotional booklets, Forum subscriptions, Netflix services and more.
*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
-TODAY…KHS Theater presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown @ 2pm in High School Gym. Free and Open to the public.
*Bring your family & friends and come out to support the Christine Volunteer Fire Departments 26th Annual Fish "Walleye" Fry on Saturday, April 9th 2022 at 4:30pm-8:30pm at the Christine Community Center.
Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship Fifth Sunday in Lent April 3rd, 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: In the Cross of Christ I Glory (ELW 324) 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.
Creator God, you prepare a new way in the wilderness, and your grace waters our desert. Open our hearts to be transformed by the new thing you are doing, that our lives may proclaim the extravagance of your love given to all through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
FIRST READING: Isaiah 43:16-21
PSALM: Psalm 126 SECOND READING: Philippians 3:4b-14
HYMN OF THE DAY My Faith Looks Up to Thee (ELW 759) vs 1-2
GOSPEL: John 12:1-8
HYMN OF THE DAY My Faith Looks Up to Thee (ELW 759) 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.
Do a new thing in the church. Free us from paradigms that no longer serve the gospel and bring forward leaders who imagine fresh ways of doing ministry. Give us courage in the face of change. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Do a new thing for creation. Reverse the trajectory of climate change and environmental catastrophe. Revive habitats already impaired by human disregard. Amplify the voices of climate scientists and researchers working to chart a new course. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Do a new thing in our world. Break barriers that prevent political enemies from working together for the well-being of all. Make a way for peace and collaboration among the nations. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Do a new thing for those who suffer. Reveal a path for any who are unemployed or underemployed, for those experiencing homelessness, and for all who struggle with money. Comfort those who grieve and restore those who are sick. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Do a new thing within us. Direct us into encounters that broaden our understanding of the human experience. Amplify voices that are ignored or devalued. Deliver us especially from the scourge of racism. Merciful God, receive our prayer.
Do a new thing in our death. Fill us with the knowledge of Christ and the power of his resurrection as we give thanks for all the saints who have attained the prize of their heavenly call. 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: In the Cross of Christ, I Glory (ELW 324) vs 3-4 DISMISSAL (ELW p. 155)
Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.