Pastor Appreciation Day!
“I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus.” — 1 Corinthians 1:4 (Bible Verse)
The second Sunday of October is "Pastor Appreciation Day" and the Norman Davenport Parish is very blessed to have Pastor Katie Kringstad and her family in our lives.
We appreciate Pastor Katie's leadership, friendship and steady guidance. Sunday and Wednesday school is so much fun to help with because of her organization and creative planning for the youth in our parish. The extra effort she puts in for confirmation is teaching kids how to love God and serve his people through various ways. We appreciate her genuine support and excitement over trying new things or participating in events we've had in our churches for years. Pastor Katie has a gift for really "seeing people" and meeting them where they are through AA meetings, home and hospital visits, or by opening her door and heart in the middle of the night or other times of need.
We appreciate her husband, Chris, and his dedication to our technology and ensuring that worship is interactive and posted online to share God's word with those that join us remotely on a Sunday morning. We are thankful for her children who she is teaching to serve right along with her: Sydney's beautiful voice, Christina's acolyte skills, and Claire's helpfulness in the kitchen and anywhere else.
Pastor Katie: the call of Pastor requires you to give of yourself continually to our parish while caring for your own family as well. We pray for your strength, wisdom, guidance and health. On behalf of the Norman Davenport Parish we thank you for being with us during this season and continue to pray for and support you and your family as we are grateful you do the same for ours.