5.8.22 Bulletin & Announcements
Happy Mother’s Day
“Her children arise up, and call her blessed.” Proverbs 31:28
Please lift up in prayer- Marlys Grindberg, family & friends of Shirley Jermstad, Aleta Johnson, Bonnie Plath, Arlene Haux, Garret Fenner & family, Trudy Torgerson, Tanya Ausk, Judy Ausk, Shirley Berg, Wesley Nelson, Carol Malone.
Congratulations to all the KHS students that participated in the State Music Contest this week in Minot. We are so proud of you!!
*If you or anyone you know need any kind of assistance as the flood waters rise, please reach out and let us know. We can and will rally together to help in any way possible!
*This Wednesday, May 11th 5:00pm Davenport Lutheran Community Spring Picnic Celebration. If inclement weather, we will meet at the school. All welcome for food, fun and games!!
* Norman members will be celebrating their Class of 2022 Seniors (Anna, Jacob, Molly and Sean) on May 15 with a Graduate Celebration Lunch at Norman. Group M-Z serves - see ndparish.net for signup link.
*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!
*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."
Saturday, June 25 1 p.m. Rehearsal
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
Sunday, May 15 @ 10:30 a.m.
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! 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! www.redwillowministries.com
*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 Worship
Fourth Sunday of Easter/Mother’s Day
May 8th, 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.
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)
CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS
PRAYER OF THE DAY (ELW p. 150)
Let us pray. A brief silence is kept before the prayer.
O God of peace, you brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the great shepherd of the sheep. By the blood of your eternal covenant, make us complete in everything good that we may do your will, and work among us all that is well-pleasing in your sight, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
CHILDREN’S MOMENT – Kids sing and Mother’s Day Poem
FIRST READING: Acts 9:36-43
PSALM: Psalm 23 SECOND READING: Revelation 7:9-17
HYMN OF THE DAY Children of the Heavenly Father (ELW 781) vs 1-2
GOSPEL: John 10:22-30
HYMN OF THE DAY Children of the Heavenly Father (ELW 781) vs 3-4
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)
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: My Faith Looks Up to Thee (#759)
DISMISSAL (ELW p. 155)
Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.