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7.16.23 Bulletin & Announcements


Please lift in prayer- family & friends of Glen Blanchard, family & friends of Joe Brown, family & friends of Berniece Braaten, Dan Albright, Steve Haux, Beulah Rustad, Matt Valan, Bob Mitchell, Pastor Phil Larsen and family, Trudy Torgerson, Carol Malone, Bonnie Plath, Arlene Haux, Garret Fenner & family, Tanya Ausk, Shirley Berg, Kenny Garrett and family.

Our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Glen Blanchard. Glen passed away on July 11th, 2023 at the age of 71. Glen and his wife Donna were long time members of Norman Lutheran Church before they moved to Garrison, ND. There will be a Memorial Service at 11:00am on Friday, July 21, 2023 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garrison. May the Lord comfort the family at this difficult time. Condolences can be sent to Donna Blanchard 524 6th St NE Garrison, ND 58540.


*Wednesday July 19th Worship at Davenport Lutheran 7:00pm. All Welcome!

*Sunday, July 23 Worship 9:00am at Norman

*Newsletter information due July 20th to

*A Benefit for Dan Albright, Davenport resident, for medical hardship.

When: July 22nd, 11:00am-2:00pm

Where: Rheault Farm Bunkhouse (Interior Shelter) 2902 25th St S Fargo

Come join us for food, fellowship, and FUN all while supporting Dan during his time of need! For more information on Dan's current situation or to donate please go to his GoFundMe page: https:/ If you have any questions or would like to help during Dan's benefit, please contact Kai Feland at 701-412. 3419 or Kerry Leno at 701-893-8498.

*Pastor Katie and 11 of our youth will be attending Red Willow Bible Camp July 30-August 4th.

*Parish VBS Sunday, August 13th at Norman Lutheran. Signup at

*Davenport members- there is a sign up in the entryway for serving treats after Wednesday evening worship!

*Davenport members- we are beginning to discuss updating the basement fellowship hall. If you have any ideas, suggestions or comments, please let a council member know!

*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.

*Mark your calendar for Community Days- Kindred August 11-13 and Davenport September 16

*Mark your calendars-

The third annual Norman-Davenport Table Fest has been scheduled for Saturday, October 28. If you would like to host a table, contact Nancy Ebens or Elaine Swenson. More details to come.


Join us for Bible stories, games, crafts, singing, snacks, and more! Sunday, August 13th, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Norman Lutheran Church with a BBQ supper to follow at 5:00 p.m. and worship at 6:00 p.m. (there will be no 9:00 a.m. worship that Sunday).


12:45-1:00 - Welcome and Introduction – Nametags / Registration – Seating

1:00-1:15 - Ice Breaker / Opening

1:15-1:30 - Opening Devotion

1:30-2:00 - Break into Activity Groups

2:00-2:15 - Bible Story Lesson

2:15-2:45 - Mid-afternoon Snack and Restroom Break

2:45-3:00 - Sing-along

3:00-3:30 – Games

3:30-4:00 - Break into Craft Groups

4:00-4:30 - Themed Play/Skit Presentation/Songs

4:30-4:55 - Games/Group Fun/Cleanup

4:55-5:00 - Closing

5:00-6:00 – Supper

6:00-6:40 - Worship

Vacation Bible School!


Please sign up and put your t-shirt size as well for kids and adults! Thank you!


1:00 PM to 5 PM – Registration starts at 12:45 pm Team Jesus 5:00 p.m. – Supper 6:00 p.m. – Worship (No 9:00 a.m. worship that day)

Lace up those athletic shoes and do some stretching cause we are going to spend a day of games, contests, and learning about Jesus. The Bible story will teach us that Caleb was God’s champion who learned to run with the faith as he went from detective to disciple. The day will include great activities, songs, crafts, and lots of team contests. Team Jesus Theme Bible Story: Caleb-From Detective to Disciple Let’s all become members of Team Jesus!

Questions please contact pastor Katie at

Date: 08/13/2023 (Sun.)

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT

Location: Norman Lutheran Church


Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship

Sunday July 16th & Wednesday July 19th 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: You Have Come Down to The Lakeshore (817) vs 1-2

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

Let us pray. Almighty God, we thank you for planting in us the seed of your word. By your Holy Spirit help us to receive it with joy, live according to it, and grow in faith and hope and love, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.



OFFERING SONG: Lord, Let My Heart Be Good Soil (#512) x2

READING: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

SERMON: Pastor Katie

SENDING SONG: You Have Come Down To The Lakeshore (817) vs 3-4

DISMISSAL: P: Go in Peace and serve the Lord R: Thanks be to God



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