Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sleigh Ride Photos

For those who are interested in seeing some of the photos from the Sleigh Rides. Please select this:

Norman Sleigh Rides 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Sleighs Rides Rescheduled

DECEMBER 29 and 30th  1-4 PM 
Proceeds going to Norman Cemetery Upkeep.  Call Carolyn Thoen for appointments 428-3225.  Weather Permitting.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve Services

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior who is Christ our Lord. All are welcome for services tonight. Davenport 4pm and Norman 530pm. Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Emmanuel - God is with us

Recent events around the world remind us evil is still present in the world. Many have heard of the shootings in Portland, Oregon, Newtown, Connecticut, or Chengping, Henan Province in China. However, we are not alone. God is still with u
s. This Sunday we gather together to know that Christ is with us. We gather to comfort one another. We gather to love one another. We gather to know Christ is with us as a child, a Savior, and a Redeemer.

“the Spirit intercedes for us with sighs to deep for words to express” (Romans 8:26)

“I am the resurrection and the life.e Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die." John 11:25-26

When the people who were at the house consoling Mary saw her leave so hastily, they assumed she was going to Lazarus’s grave to weep. So they followed her there. When Mary arrived and saw Jesus, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping and saw the other people wailing with her, a deep anger welled up within him,f and he was deeply troubled. 34“Where have you put him?” he asked them. They told him, “Lord, come and see.” Then Jesus wept. The people who were standing nearby said, “See how much he loved him!” But some said, “This man healed a blind man. Couldn’t he have kept Lazarus from dying?”

Jesus was still angry as he arrived at the tomb, a cave with a stone rolled across its entrance. 39“Roll the stone aside,” Jesus told them. But Martha, the dead man’s sister, protested, “Lord, he has been dead for four days. The smell will be terrible.” Jesus responded, “Didn’t I tell you that you would see God’s glory if you believe?” So they rolled the stone aside. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent me.” Then Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in graveclothes, his face wrapped in a headcloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!” John 11:31-44

May God be with you.

Also for those who are interested, here is an article about talking to to someone who is dealing with grief.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Norman Players

We are looking for actors/actresses or anyone that would like to help with this fun annual event.  Please call Dawn Thompson 428-3486 if you are interested in being part of this fun event. 

Sunday School Christmas Program

December 16th both congregations will have their Sunday School Christmas Programs.  Norman will have theirs during the worship service at 10:45am with a potluck following the worship service. Davenport will have theirs at 5pm with a potluck to follow. Please join us to celebrate the importance of this Christmas Season.

Norman Sleigh Rides

DECEMBER 22, 23, 24 AND 25TH
1-4 PM Except on the 24th they will be from 1:00-2:30.  Proceeds going to Norman Cemetary Upkeep.  Call Carolyn Thoen for appointments 428-3225  Weather Permitting

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving Service

Community Thanksgiving Service is 7:30PM at St. Maurices.  Let us gather as a community to worship God who has blessed us and keeps us.

Monday, November 5, 2012

All Saints Sunday

Sunday was absolutely great!! Celebrating All Saints Sunday. At Norman, we enjoyed Lefse and by having everyone learning how to make, sharing of knowledge, and all enjoying the fruits of the labor. At Davenport, the youth had a very successful Annual Meatball Dinner. Praise God for all the work that the Holy Spirit is doing and our hands are about to be a part of.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

KAMA Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets

KAMA (Kindred Area Ministerial Area) Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets are being assembled. We have been asked to provide Jell-O (large box) and Canned Yams. There is a need of 48 of each. This will provide for both Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets.  Thanksgiving food will need to be at KLC by November 15th and Christmas will be to be in by December 16th. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Davenport's Youth Annual Meatball Dinner

On Sunday, Nov. 4th is Davenport Lutheran’s Annual Meatball Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00pm.  Free Will Offering.

Norman - Heritage Day

On Sunday, Nov. 4th will be Church Wide Heritage Family Sunday.  Plan to join the Sunday School in lefse making and seeing the puppet play on heritage and seeing the great display of Norwegian items.

Norman Youth

The first Sunday of each month the Norman Youth will provide Recycling pickup.  Please keep separated the following:  aluminum cans, magazines, newspaper, plastic bottles #1 & 2.  Our next pickup will be Sunday, Nov. 4th.

Norman - The Story Class

The next class for the Story will be Wednesday October 23rd at 7:30pm at Norman.  Please come if you are interested in good conversation, have some questions about the Bible or even how this Bible influences your life today. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Member Sunday

On October 28th, Norman will welcome new members.  Please bring a dish to share at the potluck following the services.  Christ continues to call and gather us in his name.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Davenport Luther League Kick Off Event

Sunday, October 28 will be the Kick Off Event for Davenport Luther League with Movie and Pizza from 5pm-8pm at the parsonage.

Norman Quilters

Bed Sheets or large pieces of material needed for the Norman quilters.  Any size or color (not white), and flannel or cotton.

Norman Sunday School - Dorothy Day House Challenge

Sunday School Thanksgiving Contest for Dorothy Day house.  See October Newsletter for more details as what to bring.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sunday October 7th

At Davenport, the congregation learned from the youth about the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans from this past summer.  During coffee hour, we enjoyed some delicious Beignes.

At Norman, the congregation welcomed twins into the Family of God, Jaxson and Aston Tobkin.  The Sunday School also began a food drive challenge with the congregation.

God continues to bless, guide and enrich our lives.  Thanks be to God.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Prayer Chain

The Davenport Lutheran Church will be updating our prayer chain.  If you would like to be included on the prayer chain, please contact Vickie Kub at 428-3482 or  If you would prefer to be contacted regarding prayer requests by text or email rather than a phone call, we are looking to accommodate alternate methods of communication as we update the prayer chain.  

Davenport Rally Sunday

Rally Sunday for Davenport will be on Sunday, September 30th for a picnic with volleyball and softball in Tuskind park.  Bring a dish to share.

Fall Photo Directory

Fall Photo Directory is in the works, please fill out the directory information form and drop it off in the drop boxes at your church. Detailed information in this month’s newsletter.  You may also fill it out here: