5.15.22 Bulletin & Announcements
Please lift up in prayer- Carolyn Thoen, Marlys Grindberg, family & friends of Shirley Jermstad, Aleta Johnson, Bonnie Plath, Arlene Haux, Garret Fenner & family, Tanya Ausk, Judy Ausk, Shirley Berg, Carol Malone.
Congratulations to all KHS students that participated in State Speech Contest. We are so proud of you!!
Thank you to all that helped with Davenports Spring Picnic! It was a great evening!!
*Newsletter information due to Jen by May 20th. Send to email@example.com
* Norman members will be celebrating their Class of 2022 Seniors (Anna, Jacob, Molly and Sean) and their Spring Picnic on May 22nd with a Celebration Lunch. Group M-Z serves - see ndparish.net for signup.
*Norman members there are many opportunities for you to volunteer for May ushering. please sign up at ndparish.net for ushering, reading and acolyting for May and June!
*Hi everyone, we are happy to announce that there will be an opportunity for KIDS & ADULTS to participate in a choir opportunity during the 150th Anniversary celebration this summer! The choir will sing two songs - "Seek Ye First" and "This Little Light of Mine." Rehearsal Saturday, June 25 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Choir performs during the Celebration Program inside the church (Ice Cream Social to follow) *Please sign up here ASAP if you can join: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4AA8AF23A5FF2-150th1
UPCOMING REHEARSALS Sunday, May 22 Adult choir @ 10:00 a.m. 10:30am Kids will join practice. Saturday, June 25 @ 1 p.m. Please contact Gail if you have questions or need additional information: 701.373.5019. We will need to have commitment soon from kids and adults though, to make sure the chosen songs will work. Signup can also be found on FB or on our website at ndparish.net. Please pass this information along if you know any visiting members or former pastors that would like to join in during the celebration! Thanks!
**A Message from Red Willow: We are gearing up for camp this summer and urging everyone who is interested to sign up for camp as soon as they can! www.redwillowministries.com
All of the weeks still have some openings, but we have been advertising a lot, so the plan is for camps to start filling up! We have placed a bag/basket in the entry way of each church if you would like to help sponsor a youth with a scholarship to attend camp.
*Rural Cass County Emergency Mobile Food Pantry Tuesday, May 24th 4:30-5:30pm 602 1st St N. Casselton. All in need of food assistance are welcome to attend and receive food at no cost. A short intake form is filled out onsite; no pre-registration or referrals required.
*Davenport will begin their 7:00pm summer Wednesday Worship Schedule on June 1st. There will be NO worship in Davenport on Sunday, May 29th.
*Community Chalkfest May 18th 3:30pm-7:00pm at High School- the Community chalkfest is an all-ages event that is free and open to the public! Attendees will be able to view the high school students’ calk artwork & will have the option to create their own in a special, free chalk area. KAAP Artist-in-Residence Glassblower Jon Offut will offer demonstrations at 4:30pm and 6:30pm.
*Kindred City Wide Rummage Sales this Saturday May 21st.
*Kindred Baccalaureate Sunday May 15th 7:00pm St. Maurice. *KHS Graduation Sunday May 29th 2:00pm
Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship Fifth Sunday of Easter May 15th 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: Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing (ELW 389) 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 teach us that without love, our actions gain nothing. Pour into our hearts your most excellent gift of love, that, made alive by your Spirit, we may know goodness and peace, 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: Acts 11:1-18
PSALM: Psalm 148 SECOND READING: Revelation 21:1-6
HYMN OF THE DAY Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (ELW 712) vs 1-2
GOSPEL: John 13:31-35
HYMN OF THE DAY Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (ELW 712) 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
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.
Loving God, lead us to follow your Spirit, rather than our own prejudices or desires, as the church cares for one another. Open us to perceive your gifts in those we least expect. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Inspire us to praise you through the beauty and majesty of the natural world around us. Urge us toward more deliberate care of the world you have made. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Humble the rulers of nations before your splendor. Direct them to the people who need their attention most, and turn them from the temptation to hoard wealth or power. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Hasten to dwell among those who are in pain or distress. As Christ enters our deepest suffering, remain with those experiencing despair and great need. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Place holy love at the center of all our relationships and communities. By your love heal us, convict us, and renew us. Bring an end to racism in our churches and communities. Let everyone know your goodness by the love we show one another. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Give us a place in the diverse company of your beloved saints. Teach us the value of each person’s identity, and bless us with a shared identity as your children, kindred of Christ. 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: In The Garden (bulletin insert)
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: Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing (ELW 389) vs 3-5
DISMISSAL (ELW p. 155) Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.