Sunday, June 18, 2017

Monthly Giving Project

MILK Monetary Collection....milk boxes will be available to collect your extra change throughout the months of May, June and July. The monetary donation will be given to Kindred Elementary for students unable to purchase snack milk for the school year.

Registration for Community Vacation Bible School

Registration for 2017 Vacation Bible School is here!

This year Norman Davenport Parish will be partnering again with Kindred Lutheran to sponsor a Kindred Community Vacation Bible School during the month of August.  This year's theme will be Maker Fun Factory, and it will be hosted by Kindred Lutheran Church.
Dates:  August 14 - 17
Times:  6:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Location:  Kindred Lutheran Church
We will be collecting school supplies to donate to Kindred School, and we will be making tie-dyed shirts again too!
Registration forms are available at both Norman and Davenport churches.  Please return registration forms to Pastor Laura or Diane Kjelstrup. 
We love our volunteers!  Without you our community vacation bible school would never happen.  This year Norman Davenport Parish will be in charge of leading Imagination Station (crafts) for both pre-K and elementary students as well as the KidVid Cinema (movie) for the elementary kids.  Our very own Pastor Laura will be working together with Pastor Beth from Caanan Moravian Church to lead the Bible Story stations.  (Thank you ladies!)  We will also need help in the kitchen and will need group leaders for pre-K and elementary kids. 

Vacation Bible School will again be free and open to all students entering grades pre-K through 5th grade.  If anyone is interested in offering a monetary or in-kind donation of food or craft supplies to help support our community VBS, please direct those gifts to Pastor Laura.  We will have more specifics regarding what food and supplies are needed closer to the dates of the event. 

Everyone is invited to a short program on the last evening of VBS where the kids will be singing and treats will be served outside. 

If you have any questions please contact Pastor Laura or Diane Kjelstrup.

Please let us know if you are able to volunteer with any of the following areas and which nights you would be available. 

Imagination Station (crafts) for pre-K
Imagination Station (crafts) for elementary
KidVid Cinema (movie) for elementary
Kitchen Volunteers
Group Leaders for pre-K
Group Leaders for elementary

Thanks everyone!

Summer Worship Schedule

Wednesday Evenings - Davenport  at 7:30  pm
Sunday Mornings - Norman at 9:00 am
Campfire Worship - Norman at 7:00 pm
July 9 - August 13

Java and Jesus

WOM’s Spiritual Enrichment Committee invites you to join them in gathering and starting your day with God a few times throughout the summer. We will gather at Norman Lutheran from 6:00-6:30am on Wednesday, June 14, July 12, and August 16 for coffee, scripture and prayer as a way to ground ourselves in the middle of each month, and start our day with God and in fellowship with one another. All are welcome! Questions? Ask Pastor Laura, Deb Olson, or Kim Lammers.

ELCA World Hunger Bike Ride

Norman-Davenport has been asked to sponsor, and Davenport Lutheran has been asked to host, for the EaND Synod’s bicyclists on June 23 for the ELCA World Hunger Bike Ride! The bicyclists will arrive at Davenport around 5 pm for supper the evening of the 23rd to share a meal with us along with a powerpoint presentation to talk about the goals for the ELCA World Hunger initiative. A sign-up sheet will be in the narthex at Davenport to provide food and/or help serve the meal on the 23rd. The parish will also be collecting donations to support this event, the bicyclists, and ELCA World Hunger, which can be given to Pastor Laura.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Norman Spring Cleaning

Join us if you can for a Spring Cleaning afternoon and evening at Norman!

Monday, June 5
"Spring Cleaning @ Norman"4-8 p.m.
6 p.m. delicious supper of brats served by Eric Berg

Feel free to come and go as you are able for a afternoon/evening of fellowship and spring cleaning at Norman!
-OUTSIDE - we will work outside in the park area to prepare an area for a firepit to be used for the campfire worship this summer
-INSIDE - we will tackle, all WOM groups together, cleaning the windows in the fellowship hall, the floors under the pews and dust the chairs in the balcony

Council Meeting

The councils will meet at Davenport after worship on Wednesday, June 7.

Pastor Laura's Office Hours - 6/5-6/11

Monday - Day Off
Tuesday - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Feedback Requested - Future Parish Worship Times

The subject of the monthly alternating of parish worship times was discussed at the last parish council meeting. The parish council would love the input of both congregations on the idea of, as a trial, not alternating worship times from September-December 2017. The idea is that not alternating every month is more welcoming to visitors, and even for members, in knowing when each church’s service will take place. In order to continue to be fair in terms of early vs. late worship, the council is considering alternating the times every year. However, in order to see how each congregation feels about a set time, the council’s thought is to have set worship times for both congregations for the months of September through December 2017, and then discussing how it went at the Annual Meeting in January to determine if the congregations wish to continue with the change. Please talk with your respective council members or Pastor Laura and share any questions, concerns, or feedback regarding this idea.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Norman Spring Cleaning

All are welcome and invited to attend our Spring Cleaning event on Monday, June 5 from 4:00-8:00 at Norman. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm, courtesy of Eric Berg. Feel free to come and go as you are able for a night of fellowship and spring cleaning at Norman!  Projects to be completed: OUTSIDE - we will work outside in the park area to prepare an area for a fire pit to be used for the campfire worship this summer; INSIDE - we will tackle as a group cleaning the windows in the fellowship hall, the floors under the pews and dust the chairs in the balcony.

EaND Synod Assembly 2017

Pastor Laura will be attending the Synod Assembly in Fargo on June 3 and 4. Norman will worship as per usual at 9:00am.

June 4 Worship

Pastor Laura will be attending the 2017 EaND Synod Assembly on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4. Norman will worship at 9:00 am as per the usual summer schedule.