5.22.22 Bulletin & Announcements
Congratulations to our Norman graduates today! Anna, Molly, Jacob and Sean! God’s Blessings to you through your next journey! We are very proud of you!
Our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Marlys Grindberg. Marlys passed from this life into eternal life with Jesus Tuesday, May 17th. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 28th at Davenport Lutheran Church 10:30am with a gathering one hour before. If you are unable to attend the service, it will be live streamed on Boulger funeral home website. Marlys was a life long member of Davenport Lutheran Church, where she was baptized, confirmed and married. Our prayer warrior will be missed! May the Lord wrap His loving arms around family and friends and comfort them at this time.
Please lift up in prayer- Carolyn Thoen, family & friends of Marlys Grindberg, family & friends of Shirley Jermstad, Aleta Johnson, Bonnie Plath, Arlene Haux, Garret Fenner & family, Tanya Ausk, Judy Ausk, Shirley Berg, Carol Malone.
*Davenport will begin their 7:00pm summer Wednesday Worship Schedule on June 1st. There will be NO worship in Davenport on Sunday, May 29th. Norman 9:00am summer worship time begins Sunday June 5th
*Parish Council Meeting Wednesday, June 1st at Davenport following Worship Service
*Norman members there are many opportunities for you to volunteer for 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 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 with a monetary donation to 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.
Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship
Norman Graduate Recognition- Sixth Sunday of Easter May 22nd 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: Amazing Grace (ELW 779) 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.
Bountiful God, you gather your people into your realm, and you promise us food from your tree of life. Nourish us with your word, that empowered by your Spirit we may love one another and the world you have made, 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 16:9-15
PSALM: Psalm 67 SECOND READING: Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5
HYMN OF THE DAY For the Beauty of The Earth (ELW 879) vs 1-2
GOSPEL: John 14:23-29
HYMN OF THE DAY For the Beauty of The Earth (ELW 879) 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.
God of new life, open your church to the unexpected ways your Spirit is at work. Guide bishops, pastors, deacons, and lay leaders in their visioning, partnership, and planning. Surround us with your peace. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Give a vision of increase and abundant harvest for farmers, laborers, and gardeners who are beginning their growing season. Join their efforts with the goodness of creation to feed all living things. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Shine your light of wisdom and peace among nations. When those in power seek to assert dominance over others, confound their ways and make them yield to your humble authority. God, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
Give safe haven to those who seek healing, liberation, or peace. Create places filled with hospitality where hurting people find your loving presence and wholeness. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Uphold the work of ministries and organizations in our communities who assist people experiencing homelessness, citizens returning from prison, and all marginalized people. Accomplish your will through their efforts. God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Assemble your people at rivers, streams, and fonts, where we remember our baptism and welcome others into the communion of saints. Gather us with those who have died when we meet together at your river of life. 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 (In the bulletin) at Davenport
and When Peace Like a River (#785) at Norman
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.
CELEBRATION OF GRADUATES: Norman Only
Graduates and their parent/s Come forward to the altar.
Giving of blankets: Anna Berg, Molly Campbell, Jacob Hiatt, Sean Maddock
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.
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: Amazing Grace (ELW 779) vs 3-5
DISMISSAL (ELW p. 155)
Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.