Please lift up in prayer- Matthew Lunde, Bennett Mitchell, Garret Fenner & family, Trudy Torgerson, Tanya Ausk, Shirley Berg, Wesley Nelson, Shirley Jermstad, Carol Malone. Announcements *September Worship Norman 9:00am Davenport 11:00 *TODAY Sunday School starts during 9:00am worship! *Confirmation begins this Wednesday September 22nd 6:15-7:00pm at Norman *Your help is needed with upcoming Sunday School Link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4EA9AA2CABFBCF8-sunday *Next Sunday September 26th Blessing of the Animal Worship Service at Davenport 11:00am. All are welcome to this special service to bless God’s beautiful creatures that complete our families. Please bring them in a pet carrier or on a leash, big or small, we bless them all!! You may also bring a photo of your pet for a blessing! -Just a reminder that we need you! Below you will find a link to sign up to serve and acolyte this fall https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4aa8af23a5ff2-usher
*Norman Choir Musicians consider being a part of Normans musical family. Text or call Gail Tobkin at 701-373-5019 or email email@example.com All are welcome!! *Norman Davenport Parish Women are planning a Table Fest at Norman on Saturday, November 6th. Luncheon, speaker, door prizes, raffle & decorated tables. If you would like to decorate a table, contact: Carolyn Thoen 428-3225 Elaine Swenson 428-3286 Nancy Ebens 428-3224 More details to come!
*8th-12th grade informational meeting October 3rd at 10:00am Norman Lutheran Prayers Please! Surgery September 21st
****An update on Garret Fenner from the Fenner Benefit Facebook Page.... Garret is a Kindred student that had both kidneys removed and has been on the donor waiting list and having dialysis several times a week. The family received the most wonderful news this week!! They found a match! Surgery is hopeful for September 21st. Prayer warriors for Garret, please pray for Garret's donor in San Francisco, his family and medical team, the flight team transporting his new kidney and pray for Garret and his medical team here.
Community Events *TODAY St. Benedicts Catholic Church Annual Fall Dinner Sunday September 19th from 11am to 2pm. Baked Ham dinner, silent auction, bake sale, country store and kids’ activities. Adults $12 Children (5-12) $6 Children (4 & under) Free. Takeout meals available. *Speed Rustad Memorial Arena presents Tuesday Nights under the lights Barrel Racing Jackpots. September 14th & 28 October 12th & 26th. Information will be posted on the Speed Rustad Memorial Arena Facebook Page. *Annual Speed Rusted Horse Show & Jackpot Barrel Race Saturday, October 2nd 10:00am *St Maurice Annual Turkey Dinner Sunday, October 10th 11:00am-1:30pm $12 adults,$6 ages 4-10 Takeout available 428-3094 *Learn to Play Guitar with Steve Stine. 8 - week beginner guitar class begins Thursday, October 7th, 2021 6:00-7:00pm at Norman Lutheran Church All ages welcome. Positive, encouraging and fun! Call/text 701-428-2234 or www.KINDREDGUITARLESSONS.COM walk ins welcome!
Worship Plan for Sunday, September 19, 2021
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 Children of the Heavenly Father (ELW p. 781) verses 1-3
PEACE (ELW p. 152)
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS (ELW p. 94).
PRAYER OF THE DAY (ELW p. 150)
Let us pray.
O God, our teacher and guide, you draw us to yourself and welcome us as beloved children. Help us to lay aside all envy and selfish ambition, that we may walk in your ways of wisdom and understanding as servants of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
FIRST READING: Jeremiah 11:18-20
PSALM: Psalm 54
SECOND READING: James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a
GOSPEL: Mark 9:30-37
SERMON (ELW p. 151)
Sermon Mark 9:30-37
GOSPEL: Mark 9:30-37
The gospel is announced.
The holy gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Jesus’ teaching and action in this text are directed to the church whenever it is seduced by the world’s definition of greatness: prestige, power, influence, and money. The antidote to such a concern for greatness is servanthood.
30[Jesus and the disciples went on] and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it;31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” 32But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him. 33Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” 34But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. 35He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” 36Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, 37“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”
The gospel concludes:
The gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
HYMN OF THE DAY Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (ELW p. 712) verses 1-3
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
Made children and heirs of God’s promise, we pray for the church, the world, and all in need.
A brief silence.
Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
OFFERING SONG: Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness (ELW p. 843)
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.
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 on you with grace and mercy.
The Lord look upon you with favor and ☩ give you peace.
SENDING SONG Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (ELW p. 858)
DISMISSAL (ELW p. 155)
Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.