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5.14.23 Bulletin & Annoucements


Please lift in prayer- Elaine Clemenson family, Burkhart/Muellenbach family, Steve Haux, Beulah Rustad, 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.

Congratulations to our Kindred High School Music students for a great showing at the State contest last weekend! Great job to all!


*TODAY Davenport Lutheran will have cake & coffee following worship to celebrate our graduate Sydney and confirmand Reed.

*Norman Lutheran will be honoring their graduates on Sunday, May 21. Sign up genius for the dinner on the Parish website.

*Red Willow Bible Camp Grades 4-9 for the week of July 30th-August 4th. Pastor Katie will be attending as Pastor of the Week at that time. The cost will be $50 per child with the church/scholarships covering the remaining cost. Sign up at

See the link sent out for the Norman Foundation to request a scholarship.

*Sunday ushering available at Norman Lutheran. Please sign up at the website if you are willing to help Worship with reading, greeting, acolyting, bell ringing, ushering duties. Thank you!

*Kids Club last day Wed May 17th. Kids Club Spring Celebration Wed May 24th

*Sunday School @ Norman last day May 21st Spring Celebration that day!

*Synod Assembly- June 3-4, 2023 Holiday Inn, Fargo

*Parish VBS- more information to follow!

*Newsletter Opt Out- If you would like to opt out of receiving the paper newsletter by mail, please send us an opt-out message to (No action needed if you would like to have newsletter by mail.)


Norman will have Sunday Worship May 28th at 9am. (No service at Davenport)

Davenport Wednesday summer worship begins June 7th at 7pm.


Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship

Sixth Sunday of Easter/Mother’s Day May 14th 2023

Pastor Katie Kringstad



P:“The Lord be with you! R: And also, with you

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.

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: This Little Light of Mine (ELW 677)

PEACE (ELW p. 152)



A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

Let us pray.

Almighty and ever-living God, you hold together all things in heaven and on earth. In your great mercy receive the prayers of all your children, and give to all the world the Spirit of your truth and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those

who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

forever and ever. Amen.

FIRST READING: Acts 17:22-31

PSALM: Psalm 66:8-20

SECOND READING: 1 Peter 3:13-22

GOSPEL: John 14:15-21

SERMON: Pastor Katie Kringstad

HYMN OF THE DAY Children of the Heavenly Father (ELW 781) vs 3-4


PRAYER: Loving God, we thank you for Sydney who graduates from high school this year, a milestone in her life. You have blessed her during her years in school with wisdom, friendships, and talents. You continue to challenge her to make this world a better place. Help her to look forward to her next steps: continuing in her education at Concordia. Give her faith and a sense of purpose in these next steps in life. Show her how to continue to serve others as well.

And may she always be aware in everything she does that she will find fulfillment in doing your will, that you will be with her always, and that you will bring to completion the good work you have begun in her.

May she always know how loved she is by you Lord, by her family, and by this congregation. In your Holy Name, we pray, Amen.


Heavenly Father, We raise our confirmand Reed to you. We rejoice in his faith journey and ask you to be his guide, guardian, and help. Let him feel the love of his church family as he continues his faith journey. Reveal to him your plan your good and wonderful plan for his life. Surround him with your Holy Spirit, instilling in him the confidence only you can provide. Gracious God, help us to live as your role models for our youth. Give us the wisdom, strength, and courage to walk uprightly, to do your will, to reflect the love of Jesus in all circumstances. Help us make good choices. Let us continue to grow in faith, to commit to study of your word, and share the good news of the Gospel with the youth of this congregation. You have richly blessed our church family and we are grateful for all you have done. We give you honor, glory, and praise. In your Holy Name, we pray Amen.


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.

Mother’s Day Litany:

One: All who gather here are sons or daughters.

All: We praise God for the women who gave us life.

One: For mothers’ brave, strong, compassionate, full of wisdom and grace,

ALL: We give you thanks.

One: For mothers vulnerable, worried, frustrated, and hurried, All: We pray for peace.

One: For relationships that are strained and no longer a source of joy,

All: We pray for healing.

One: For mothers who have died, that live no longer with us, but whose light shines on in our hearts and memories,

All: We pray for those that mourn and give God thanks for life eternal.

One: For mothers who grieve, who have lost children born or unborn,

All: We weep with those with broken hearts.

One: For those who are struggling to raise children, who are tired and weary,

All: We pray that we may be their village, offering real help in hard times.

One: For those who are preparing emptier nests,

All: We both celebrate and mourn with you, and hope their wings are as strong as their roots are deep.

One: For stepmothers, navigating the pitfalls and joys of creating a new family,

All: We pray for wisdom and patience.

One: For Grandmothers who are doing the hard work of raising children again,

All: We pray for the caregivers, those who care for the children.

One: For those who are waiting and sometimes struggling with the biological process to bring new life, and for those who are waiting for the adoptive process to be fulfilled.

All: We wait eagerly with you and offer you our hand to hold in the trial.

One: For women who do not have children, but instead teach, lead, care for, and guide the children of others,

All: We give God thanks and praise.

One: For the mothers, sisters, daughters in our midst and around the world. For the women who, created in the image of God, give not just life, but abundant life. For women fighting, struggling, and sweating for the sake of others. For women caring, compassionate, and crying with the heart of Christ. For the caregivers, prophets, preachers, teachers, leaders, shepherds, healers. For Moms, in their wide variety and many forms,

All: We give God thanks and praise

OFFERING SONG: Borning Cry (#732)


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.


Mother’s Day Poem

I love her so much, my mom. She's always in my heart. Even though we argue, we'll never be apart.

She can tell when I have problems. She knows when I am down. She's always there to cheer me up and take away my frowns. At times when I get mad at her, it's hard to stay that way. Only because she makes me laugh every passing day. Mom, I love you More than you see. You have always been there When I needed you to be. I wish there was more For you I could do, But all I can say Is how much I love you. It is deeper than the oceans, Higher than the sun. I could shout it forever And still not be done. Your smile is a keepsake. I keep close to my heart That I open up and treasure When we are apart. Happy Mother’s Day!

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


The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord’s face shine upon and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and ☩ give you peace.

In the name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit. Amen.

SENDING SONG: My Faith Looks Up to Thee (#759)

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


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