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6.18.23 Bulletin & Announcements

PRAYER REQUESTS Please lift in prayer- family & friends of Berniece Braaten, Dan Albright, Coltyn Anderson, Elaine Clemenson 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.


*Wednesday Worship Davenport Lutheran June 21st at 7:00pm All Welcome!!

*Newsletter information, articles, and photos due by June 20th. Please send to

*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. Sign up at redwillowministries. Inquire Norman Foundation for scholarships to help with registration fees.

*Parish VBS- Sunday, August 13th at Norman Lutheran. 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 (No action needed if you would like to have newsletter by mail.)

*Kindred Food Pantry is in need of donations! They are looking for items such as canned chicken or tuna, peanut butter, jelly, snack items for kids, packets of oatmeal, cereal, pancake mix, and canned fruit. You can bring the items to church or directly to the food pantry at Kindred Lutheran Church.

*A GoFund Me account has been set up for Dan Albright, Davenport resident, for medical hardship at this time. A benefit will be held July 22, at Rheault Farms Fargo, ND.

Father's Day Stories

A Father's Eyes Jonathan's mother died when he was very young and his father brought him up. Both of them shared a very special relationship. Jonathan loved to play football and his father made sure that he was always there to cheer his son at every match, even if Jonathan wasn't a part of the playing team. Jonathan being small sized, wasn't allowed to play in the main team. Nevertheless, he continued with his practice with full determination. Everyone thought that Jonathan would never be able to make it into the team, though somehow, his determination carried him through. The coach seeing his diligence and dedication decided to keep him on the roster.

One day during practice, the coach met him with a telegram. Jonathan was shocked to read the message contained in it. Swallowing hard, he mumbled to the coach, "My father died this morning. Will it be all right if I miss practice today?" The coach gently put his arm around his shoulder and said, "Take the rest of the week off, son, and don't even plan to come to the game on Saturday." On the day of the game, Jonathan's college team was losing badly to the rival team. The coach and the players had all lost hope when they saw Jonathan coming towards them. Jonathan ran up to the coach and pleaded him to allow him to play this match. At first, the coach wouldn't allow him to play. However, after a lot of persuasion, the coach gave in. No sooner Jonathan joined the team in the field, their scores started to improve before both the teams were on a tie. However, the real cheer came during the crucial closing seconds when he intercepted a pass and ran all the way for the winning touchdown. His team members were ecstatic. The crowd came running towards him to celebrate the win. After the match, the coach went up to Jonathan, who was seated alone in the corner of the locker room and asked, "Kid, I can't believe it. You were fantastic! Tell me what got into you? How did you do it?" He looked at the coach, with tears in his eyes, and said, "Well, you knew my dad died, but did you know that my dad was blind?" The young man swallowed hard and forced a smile, "Dad came to all my games, but today was the first time he could see me play, and I wanted to show him I could do it!"


Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship

Sunday, June 18th and Wednesday, June 21st 2023

PRELUDE/BELL/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: Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (712)

PRAYER OF THE DAY A brief silence is kept before the prayer.

Let us pray.

God of compassion, you have opened the way for us and brought us to yourself. Pour your love into our hearts, that, overflowing with joy, we may freely share the blessings of your realm and faithfully proclaim the good news of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


OFFERING SONG: What Wonderous Love Is This (#666) READING: John 3:9-10 9 “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked. 10 “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? SERMON: Joan Pratt “You Should Know” The Lutheran Hour June 15, 2003


One: For fathers everywhere, who have given us life and love, that we may show them respect and love.

All: Holy God, hear this prayer for our fathers.

One: For fathers who have lost a child through death, that their faith may give them hope, and their family and friends support and console them

All: Holy God, hear this prayer for our fathers that mourn.

One: For men who may or may not have children of their own, but act like a father to someone in need of advice, support, nurturing, and love.

All: Holy God, hear this prayer for our father figures.

One: For stepfathers who have assumed that role with love and joy, who have loved the children of another as their own, and created a new family.

All: Holy God, hear this prayer for step-fathers.

One: For adoptive fathers, who have heard the call of God to lovingly step forward for those that need their care. All: Holy God, hear this prayer for adoptive fathers.

One: For new fathers, full of hope. For long-time fathers, full of wisdom. For the fathers yet to be, and fathers soon to be.

All: Holy God, hear our prayer for the fathers of your Church.

One: For those that have shaped our lives without claim of family or kinship. For those who have taught us, guided us, shaped us, and molded us into servants of Christ our Lord.

All: Holy God, hear our prayer for the fathers of our faith.

One: God our Father, in your wisdom and love you made all things. Bless these men, that they may be strengthened as Christian fathers. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. And let us praise fathers who have died, but always live on in our memory and whose love continues to nurture us.

SENDING SONG: On Eagles Wings (#787) DISMISSAL: P: Go in Peace and serve the Lord R: Thanks be to God POSTLUDE


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