5.7.23 Bulletin & Announcements
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 KES 4th, 5th, & 6th grade Math Olympic teams! They competed in Wahpeton this week and placed first in all grades! Great job!
Special Thank You to the young men and women that participated in the Youth led Worship Service last week. You did a wonderful job and we are so thankful for you! Thank you to all that made the meatball dinner a success and for those that had lunch with us! Thank you!
A message from Bethany-
Great news! This year’s Bethany Auxiliary Geranium Sale set a new record for revenue and exceeded last year’s sales total by 131 plants. 2023 total plants profit: 2,794 plants were sold this year and the Auxiliary’s net revenue totaled $7,404.10. These funds will be used by the Auxiliary to buy materials, equipment and services to enrich the lives of those who live at Bethany Retirement Living. Thank you to Bethany’s sponsor congregations and their members for their support and generosity for the geranium fundraiser
A reminder for those who purchased that the pickup times are: Tuesday, May 9, at Bethany on University or Wednesday, May 10, at Bethany on 42nd If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Carol Johnson, Bethany Auxiliary president at 701.238.5419 or email email@example.com.
Grant R. Richardson Senior Executive – Development & Community Relations
*BINGO Davenport Lutheran will be hosting Bingo on Thursday, May 11th 7-8:30pm Davenport Supper Club. This will be the last event before summer. Plan to resume next fall!
*Rescheduled date-Davenport Lutheran will have cake & coffee following worship on May 14th to celebrate our graduate and confirmand.
*Norman Lutheran will be honoring their graduates on Sunday, May 21. Sign up genius for the dinner on the Parish website. ndparish.net
*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/scholorships covering the remaining cost. Sign up at redwillowministries.com
*Sunday ushering available at Norman Lutheran. Please sign up at the ndparish.net 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (No action needed if you would like to have newsletter by mail.)
*SUMMER WORSHIP Begins…
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
Installation of Officers Sunday, May 7 2023
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 Christ is Alive! Let Christians Sing (ELW 389) vs 1-3
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (ELW p. 94).
PRAYER OF THE DAY A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
Let us pray. Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. Give us grace to love one another, to follow in the way of his commandments, and to share his risen life with all the world, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
INSTILLATION OF OFFICERS P: Dear Christian friends: Baptized into the priesthood of Christ, we all are called to offer ourselves and our gifts and ability to the Lord of the Church in Thanksgiving for what he has done and continues to do for us. It is our privilege to recognize and support those who are engaged in the work of this congregation, especially those in the ministry of the church council & deacons.
The following persons, having been elected (by the congregation) to the positions of leadership, are asked to come forward as their offices and names are read.
2023 PARISH OFFICERS
President-Eric Berg (N)
Vice President- Jim Jermstad (D)
Secretary- Vickie Kub (D)
Treasurer-Steve Haux (N)
President: Renee Flom
Vice President: Jim Jermstad
Secretary: Amity Johnson
Treasure: Marty Schmit
Financial Secretary: Vickie Kub
BOARD OF EDUCATION
BETHANY HOMES REPRESENTATIVE
SYNOD ASSEMBLY REPS
Kermit and Carol Johnson
Kenn and Linda Haugen
CHRISTMAS TREE COMMITTEE
Dale and Kristina Leslie
Ted and Denise Pfeifer
FLOWER AND CARD COMMITTEE
YOUTH GROUP COMMITTEE
YOUTH GROUP TREASURE
PRESIDENT Lukas Croaker
VICE PRESIDENT Jim Hoy
SECRETARY Kia Richard
TREASURER Sarah Baumgarten
FINANCIAL SECRETARY Erin Westby
Eric Berg (2023)
Dawn Thompson (2023)
Nicole Rohrbeck (2024)
MaryJane Nipstad (2024)
Stephanie Mitchell (2025)
Joe Sauvageau (2023)
Missy Braaten (2023)
Matt Swenson (2024)
Kade Mitchell (2024)
Tyler Odegaard (2025)
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Michelle Kuznia (2023)
Rachel Mitchell (2024)
Lindsey Botnan (2025)
Kris Lindemann (2026)
NEW MOTHER MINISTRY
NEW MEMBER MINISTRY
P: St. Paul writes: There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served. There are different abilities to perform service, but the same God gives to everyone ability for particular service. The Spirit's presence is shown in some way in each person, for the good of all. (1 Cor. 12:4‑7)
You have been elected to, positions of leadership and trust in his congregation.
P: You are to see that the words and deeds of this household of faith reflect him in whose name we gather. You are to work together with other members to see that' the worship and work of Christ are done in this congregation and that God's will is done in this community and in the whole world. You are to be diligent in your specific area of serving, that the one Lord who empowers you is glorified.
You are to be examples of faith active in love, to help maintain the life and harmony of this congregation.
P: On behalf of your sisters and brothers in Christ, I ask you: Are you ready to accept and faithfully to the duties of the office to which you have been elected?
If so answer in unison:
Yes, by the help of God.
P: People of God, I ask you: Will you support these, your elected leaders, and will you share in the mutual ministry that Christ has given to all who are baptized? If so answer in unison: Yes, by the help of God.
P: I now declare you installed as officers/council members/deacons of this congregation. God bless you with his Holy Spirit, that you may prove faithful servants of Christ.
Let Us Pray
P: For all who offer themselves in your name, we give thanks, 0 God. Give them the joy of service, and constant care and guidance. Help us all to be both willing servants and thankful recipients of ministry, that your name be glorified, your people live in peace, and your will be done; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
FIRST READING: Acts 7:55-60
PSALM: Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16
SECOND READING: 1 Peter 2:2-10
SERMON: John 14:1-14
HYMN OF THE DAY: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (ELW 611)
CELEBRATION OF GRADUATE SYDNEY KRINGSTAD (Davenport Only)
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,
APOSTLES’ 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
United in the hope and joy of the resurrection, let us pray for the church, the world, and all in need.
A brief silence.
God of life, strengthen your church to proclaim your gospel even in times of trouble. As we remember Stephen, we give thanks for diaconal ministry. Bless all deacons and strengthen them for their bridge-building ministry between church and world. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Creating God, you show your steadfast love through mighty waters, towering mountains, verdant fields, and arid deserts. Protect the earth’s diverse habitats from the forces of pollution, erosion, extinction, and global warming. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Mighty God, your Spirit guides us into all truth. Give wisdom to world and local leaders and organizations as they begin, build, or renew relationships. Strengthen leaders and aid organizations in areas needing to be rebuilt following conflict, unrest, or natural disaster. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Loving God, you make your home among us. Abide with refugees, those experiencing homelessness, those fleeing war and poverty, and all who question if there is a home in your heart. We pray for all who are sick. Hear us, O God.
Your mercy is great.
Assuring God, you accompany your people amid uncertainty and change. Uphold people in this community who have recently moved, changed jobs or schools, retired, or are going through transitions of any kind. Lead us in your ways. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Renewing God, you gather the saints at your heavenly banquet. We give you thanks for the care shown us by those who have gone before us. Grant confidence and comfort for all awaiting the place you have prepared. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
Rejoicing in the victory of Christ’s resurrection, we lift our prayers and praise to you, almighty and eternal God; through Jesus Christ, our risen Lord. Amen.
OFFERING SONG: Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds (ELW 367)
OFFERING PRAYER (ELW p. 152)
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.
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: Christ is Alive! Let Christians Sing (ELW 389) vs 4-5
Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.