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5.19.24 Bulletin & Annoucements

PRAYER REQUESTS-   Anderson family & baby Camden, Polly Roe, Carol Malone, Nate and Sam Simley and baby Wyatt, Garret Fenner & family, Shirley Berg, Harold Ebens, Pastor Phil Larsen and family, Trudy Torgerson, Bonnie Plath, Arlene Haux, Tanya Ausk, and Erickson family. Please pray for our elders.    


*Congratulations 2024 Graduates! Norman Davenport Parish is so proud of you!

Samantha Ebens-Davenport                                                                                 

Tess Rohrbeck, Charlie Peterson and Olivia Huesman- Norman


Jeremiah 29:11

 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”


*Special Thank you to Josiah Bjertness for being with our Parish and teaching our youth Bible Study this year! We thank you and we appreciate you!


Norman will Worship at 9:00am beginning next Sunday May 26 (Memorial Weekend Sunday)

Davenport- No Sunday Worship May 26th Please feel free to attend worship at Norman.

Davenport Wednesday Summer Worship begins June 5th at 7pm


*Newsletter information due by May 20th to


*Veterans Honor Flight- Local Kindred Veteran, Mark Kuhn will leave today on the Honor Flight from Fargo airport. The Honor Flight will return on Tuesday, May 21 around 7pm. If you are available and would like to join us to welcome Mark and our Veteran’s home, let’s meet around 6:30pm Tuesday at Hector Airport.


RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS Davenport will be having their annual rummage sale and bake sale during Community Days June 15th. Donations can be dropped off at the Church. Contact a member for an entry code or to meet you at church if you would like to drop off items.


*Benefit for Polly Roe of Kindred set for June 19th at the Kindred Baseball Field. There is a link if you would like to order a t-shirt to support the Roe family. “We All Roe Together” with 50% of the shirt profits to go to the Lend a Hand Up Fundraiser.


*Parish Nurse Elaine is setting up a babysitting clinic. Please contact Pastor Katie if your youth would be interested in attending.


*Bible Study Recap with Erin on Wed, May 29 (tentative) from 7-7:45pm at Norman.


LEND A HAND UP* There is a Lend a Hand Up account fundraiser for the Simley Family and the Anderson Family. If you would like to support the family during their health journey.


 *LOOKING FOR MUSICIANS-- Norman Lutheran is starting a Worship Band and needs your talent!! We need singers, guitarists, drummers, and any other instruments. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Katie.

*Bone Builders Class at Davenport School. Monday and Thursday 9:30-10:30am..


CAMP SIGNUP-Time to sign up for Red Willow summer Bible Camp. July 28-August 2nd grades 3-9. Attending with the same group from Colfax as last year. Use code NDPL24 to use the gift from the church reducing the cost.

*Please visit to volunteering to usher, read, acolyte, AA treats and more…


*Thursday, May 23 Davenport Fire Dept BINGO 7pm at Supper Club

*KHS Graduation Sunday May 26

*Parish Council Meeting Wednesday June 12 at Davenport following Worship.



Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship

Day of Pentecost Sunday, May 19th 2024

Pastor Katie Kringstad


WELCOME/ANNOUNCEMENTS: 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 SONG: Spirit of Gentleness (396) vs 1-2 




Let us pray. A brief silence is kept before the prayer. 

Mighty God, you breathe life into our bones, and your Spirit brings truth to the world. Send us this Spirit, transform us by your truth, and give us language to proclaim your gospel, through 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 2:1-21 

PSALM: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 

SECOND READING: Romans 8:22-27 

HYMN OF THE DAY: You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore (817) vs 1-2 

GOSPEL: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 


HYMN OF THE DAY: You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore (817) vs 3-4 


Presentation of the Quilt 

Leader- Dear friends in Christ, there was a day when your parents held you in their arms and rocked you to sleep. They cuddled you in a blanket to keep you warm, safe and comforted. Very soon you will be launching a new life, away from the safety and security of this home, family, church, and community. As you go out into the world, may this quilt be a reminder of your parent’s love and the nurture of this Christian Community.   

(Parents stand with back to the altar and with child facing them, wrap quilt around child’s shoulders, leaving hands on shoulders while they repeat the blessing following Pastor’s prompts.) 


Parent(s):I come this day before God to bless you and thank Him for your life.  You have given my life a deeper meaning and calling. Through you, I have experienced God’s love, joy, and forgiveness. 

Wherever you go, whatever you do, my love goes with you; you will always be part of my heart. 

May this quilt remind you of the warmth of my love, the care of this faith community, and the comfort of the Holy Spirit. 

And on those nights when I cannot wrap you in my arms, wrap yourself in this quilt and know that in God’s family, you are never alone.  


(Parents and graduates switch places. Parents hold quilts while graduate place hands on Parents’ shoulders to bless them by repeating these words after the leader) 


Graduate Addressing Parent(s): Samantha Ebens                                             

You have given of your heart and of your home. You have loved and cared for me, even when it was difficult. 

Today I honor and thank you for your courage, patience, wisdom, and love. Wherever I go and whatever I do, I will always be your child, blessed by your love. I thank God for blessing my life with you. 


Leader- The Lord be with you. Congregation: And also with you. 



Pastor: To ALL the Graduates of the class of 2024, everywhere, but to you especially Samantha, 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.  

Congregation:  Your church family is honored to claim you!!   We are immensely proud of you! Samantha, let Christ’s light shine always.  Thanks be to God. 


Norman Graduate Blessing 

Pastor: To ALL the Graduates of the class of 2024, everywhere, but to 

you especially our own 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.  

Congregation:  Your church family is honored to claim you!! We are immensely proud of you!   We give you blessings of good will and love as you journey forth into the world. We pray that God will give you strength and determination to develop new relationships that will help to strengthen and sustain your faith. 

Pastor: Because we are made in the image of God we have been blessed with free will to make choices and decisions. 

Congregation:  We pray that you make wise and rational decisions, always turning to God for help. God hears, God listens, God is always with you. Do not forget that. Always keep in mind that God is around and if you turn to him, he will guide you. 

Pastor : Just as Jesus commissioned the disciples to go out and spread his word with the world, so do we commission you, to do the same through the way you live your life. Always keep Christ in your heart. 

Congregation: We send you forth with all our love, all our reverence, all of our perseverance, and all of our support. Strive for only the best rewards that life has to offer you and may the love of Christ shine through you. 

Pastor: Christ is the light of all people. Let him shine in you during tough times and always keep that light alive. 

Congregation:   Graduates of 2024, Let Christ’s light shine always.  Thanks be to God. 


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. 


OFFERING SONG: For the Beauty of the Earth (879)   


Let us pray. A brief silence is kept before the prayer. 

O God, you have prepared for those who love you joys beyond understanding. Pour into our hearts such love for you that, loving you above all things, we may obtain your promises, which exceed all we can desire; through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 



Rejoicing that Jesus is risen and love has triumphed over fear, let us pray for the church, the world, and all those in need of good news. 

A brief silence. 

We pray for the church universal, for its ministries, and for the spread of the gospel. Shower your Spirit upon Sunday school students, confirmands, and the newly baptized. God of grace, hear our prayer. 


For the earth, our precious home. We give thanks for the diversity of plant and animal life on our planet. Empower us by your Spirit to be wise and faithful stewards of all you have made. God of grace, hear our prayer. 


For the nations and those who govern. Give those in authority understanding hearts, that they work together to bring justice and peace on earth. Grant all who vote in elections wisdom and discernment. God of grace, hear our prayer. 

For those in need around the world: for victims of crimes, for victims of sexual abuse and exploitation, for those who are incarcerated. For all who suffer in any way. God of grace, hear our prayer. 


For this congregation and its ministries: for those who plan and lead worship, for acolytes and communion servers, for readers and tech ministers, for all who prepare and clean our worship space. May our worship be pleasing in your sight. God of grace, hear our prayer. 


We remember the faithful departed. Give us thankful hearts for those who have gone before us in the faith. At the last day, breathe new life into our dry bones, that we might feast forever with all the saints in light. God of grace, 

hear our prayer. 


Into your hands, most merciful God, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your abiding love; through Jesus Christ, our resurrected and living 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 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. 


SENDING SONG: Spirit of Gentleness (396) vs 3-4 


Go in peace. Serve the Lord. 

Thanks be to God. 




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