5.1.22 Bulletin & Announcements
Please lift up in prayer- Marlys Grindberg, family & friends of Shirley Jermstad, Aleta Johnson, Bonnie Plath, Arlene Haux, Garret Fenner & family, Trudy Torgerson, Tanya Ausk, Judy Ausk, Shirley Berg, Wesley Nelson, Carol Malone.
Congratulations and God Bless You to our 2022 Graduates Ashley, Abby and Thomas and our Confirmand Aurora!
*Norman Members- We are looking for anyone (adults, high school youth and Sunday School children) that would join us in singing on the 150th Anniversary Sunday, June 26th please contact Gail by email email@example.com or text 701.373.5019 or catch her in person. All are welcome!!
* TODAY-Davenport will be celebrating their Class of 2022 Seniors (Abby, Ashley and Thomas) and our Confirmand (Aurora) with a Celebration Brunch following worship. All welcome!
** Norman members will be celebrating their Class of 2022 Seniors (Anna, Jacob, Molly and Sean) on May 15 with a Graduate Celebration Lunch at Norman. Group M-Z serves - see ndparish.net for signup link.
*JUST A FEW DAYS LEFT TO ORDER-Bethany Auxiliary Annual Geranium Sales...order forms are at the church. Proceeds will go toward providing items for Bethany residents such as devotional booklets, Forum subscriptions, Netflix services and more. Carol Johnson has offered to pick up the flower orders and deliver your order as she is on the Bethany Auxiliary. Please call her at 701-238-5419 to make arrangements
*Davenport will be celebrating Wednesday, May 11th with their end of the year Kids Club.
*Norman members, please sign up at ndparish.net for ushering, reading and acolyting for May!
Norman Davenport Worship Third Sunday of Easter May 1st, 2022 Davenport Honoring of Graduates and Confirmand 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: Lord of All Hopefulness (ELW 765) 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.
Eternal and all-merciful God, with all the angels and all the saints we laud your majesty and might. By the resurrection of your Son, show yourself to us and inspire us to follow Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
FIRST READING: Acts 9:1-6 [7-20]
PSALM: Psalm 30
SECOND READING: Revelation 5:11-14
HYMN OF THE DAY All Creatures, Worship God Most High (ELW 835) vs 1-2
GOSPEL: John 21:1-19
HYMN OF THE DAY All Creatures, Worship God Most High (ELW 835) vs 3-5 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
Set free from captivity to sin and death, we pray to the God of resurrection for the church, people in need, and all of creation.
A brief silence.
Holy One of new beginnings, fill us with new life. Send us into the world as you sent your apostles Philip and James, to invite people to come and see your wondrous acts in Christ. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Revive ecosystems along coastlands that have been devastated by natural forces and human negligence. Reestablish plant and animal life that purifies air and water and that feeds humans and other living creatures. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Accompany laborers who get little rest from their work. Give them hope when they struggle to produce what they need. Give all who labor fair treatment and just wages. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Restore all people who cry to you for help. Turn their mourning into dancing, clothe them with joy, and put a testimony of healing and praise on their lips. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Be present to faithful ones who are persecuted for following you. Sustain them by your faithfulness, and give them strength in the name of Jesus. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Join our voices with angels, creatures, and all the saints in praising Christ and bestowing upon him all blessing and honor and glory. Reveal Christ’s glory to us and through us in our worship. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
In your mercy, O God, respond to these prayers, and renew us by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.
OFFERING SONG: I Know that My Redemer Lives! (#619)
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.
CELEBRATION OF GRADUATES & CONFIRMANDS: Davenport Only
Graduates and their parent/s Come forward to the altar.
Giving of blankets:
QUILT BLESSING WITH PARENTS
P: To ALL the Graduates of the class of 2022, everywhere, but to you especially our dear graduates, one part of your life’s journey is complete. You will soon prepare to begin another phase that will take you to unimaginable places. As you prepare for your next journey, we hope that you remember the ones you leave behind, who have loved and supported you throughout the years.
Your church family is honored to claim you!! We are immensely proud of you!
Graduates of 2022, let Christ’s light shine always. Thanks be to God.
To our confirmand Aurora Boe (Johnson) –
Let us pray, O Lord, how awesome You are! We are so grateful for this day and that this year Aurora took a step deeper into her relationship with You through her confirmation. We thank you for loving us enough to send Your Son into the world, not to condemn it; but that we, through Him might be saved. Lord, we give thanks that Aurora has given You her heart, in believing in your saving grace. We pray Lord that Aurora, as well as each one of us, have been changed for the better because of You and your amazing love which is why Aurora decided to be confirmed. Continue to walk with and guide Aurora all the days of her life. In your Holy name, we pray, 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: Lord of All Hopefulness (ELW 765) vs 3-4
DISMISSAL (ELW p. 155)
Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.