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9.24.23 Bulletin & Announcements

PRAYER REQUESTS Please lift in prayer Dan Albright, Beulah Rustad, Matt Valan, Pastor Phil Larsen and family, Carol Malone, Bonnie Plath, Arlene Haux, Garret Fenner & family, Tanya Ausk, Shirley Berg, Kenny Garrett and family.

September Worship Times Norman 9:00am Worship - Sunday School (kids will be dismissed after 15 minutes of Worship with leaders) Davenport 11:00am Worship - Wednesday Kids Club 4:15pm-5pm @ Davenport Confirmation at Norman - 7th & 8th grade 6:30pm-7:15pm and 9th grade 7:30pm-8:15pm.


*TODAY- Blessing of the Animals Worship Service at Davenport Lutheran 11am- All welcome! (please use leash or crate/kennel) Lunch following service.

*NORMAN members that would like a name tag-include your name on the clipboard at the name tag table and one will be made for you! You can take your name tag with you or you can leave it on the table in your last name container.

**Parish Table Fest is coming soon! Saturday, October 28! If you would like to donate a prize for the raffle, that would be wonderful and appreciated! Please contact Elaine Swenson or Nancy Ebens. Tickets will be on sale soon for table seats! Pastor Kathy Valan will be guest speaker.

*TODAY- The kick off meeting starts September 24 @ 10:00 am @ Norman Fellowship Hall. Bible study with Erin Westby will start October 1st. This Bible study is not just for women, it is for men and teens also! Contact Erin @ 701-730-0779 or

*Back to School Shoe Run- We are still accepting monetary donations for the Shoe Run which helps kids in our community with shoes and boots for winter. (winter is coming) For more info:

*We will be collecting snacks for the Kindred Elementary School. Individually wrapped items such as fruit cups, applesauce pouches, granola bars, etc… You may leave your items at the churches and we will make sure they get to the school.

*Mark your calendars-

* The St. William’s Church annual fall turkey dinner, bake sale, country market and raffle at the Argusville Community Center, Argusville, ND on Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 11:00 am - 1:30pm. Free will offering (a $15 suggested donation).

*Annual Turkey Dinner at Canaan Moravian Church October 8th 4-7pm. “To Go” meals only. They encourage you to sign up on their website or facebook link to order your meals for pickup.

*BINGO begins Thursday, October 12th

*Speed Rustad Memorial Horse Show will be October 21st.

*The third annual Norman-Davenport Table Fest is Saturday, October 28,

Thank you so much for all the rummage sale and bake sale donations! It was a great day! Thanks to everyone for working and organizing the items. So appreciated!


Norman Davenport Lutheran Worship

September 24th, 2023 17th Sunday after Pentecost

Pastor Katie Kringstad

PRELUDE/BELL/WELCOME: 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. ANNOUNCEMENTS

GATHERING SONG Lord of All Hopefulness (ELW 765) vs 1-2



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

Almighty and eternal God, you show perpetual lovingkindness to us your servants. Because we cannot rely on our own abilities, grant us your merciful judgment, and train us to embody the generosity of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.




FIRST READING: Jonah 3:10--4:11

PSALM: Psalm 145:1-8

SECOND READING: Philippians 1:21-30

GOSPEL: Matthew 20:1-16


HYMN OF THE DAY: O Master, Let Me Walk with You (ELW 818) VS 3-4


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.


Remembering the caring and generous works of God, we pray for the church, creation, and the needs of our neighbors. A brief silence.

God who is gracious and merciful, teach your church to invite and welcome all. Lead us to be grateful for the blessing of community. Challenge your church to choose equity and compassion over judgment. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

God who sends the wind and the sun, you know every worm and bush by name. Help us remember that even the humblest parts of creation are precious to you. Show us how best to care for the earth and its creatures. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

God who is ready to relent from punishing, impart your compassionate wisdom to legislators, judges, members of the military, and law enforcement. Give them courage to serve their communities in times of uncertainty, stress, or exhaustion. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

God who saves, direct your people who are tempted by evil ways. Protect your children from calamity and disaster. Strengthen all who are incarcerated. Encourage all who are in despair or pain of any kind. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

God who is slow to anger, may we boast about the goodness of Jesus with the confidence of Paul in prison. Inspire us to find abundance in whatever vocation we are called to in the world and in service to our congregation. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

God who abounds in steadfast love, we give thanks for the saints called to the kingdom of heaven. United with them in spirit, hold us firm as we labor in this life and look to the life to come. Merciful God, receive our prayer.

Remember us according to your steadfast love as we offer these and the prayers of our heart, trusting in your compassion made known through Jesus Christ. Amen.

OFFERING SONG: Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer #618


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.


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: Lord of All Hopefulness (ELW 765) vs 3-4

DISMISSAL Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.


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