Wednesday, December 31, 2014

WOM Group Coordinator Meeting

There will be a Group Coordinator meeting on Wednesday, January 7 at 6:30pm at Kindred Spirits. Topics will include planning for the upcoming year, parsonage cleaning, and preparation to welcome our new pastor.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

January Family Sunday

January 4 is Family Sunday. Sunday School will be at 9:45 at Davenport. We will be assembling snack bags for Churches United for the Homeless. Please bring any donations to Davenport by Sunday, January 4.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

No Sunday School - Dec. 28

There will be no Sunday School on Sunday, December 28 due to the holiday break. Sunday School will resume on January 4.

December Worship Schedule

Davenport - 8:30 am
Norman - 11:00 am

Feel free to attend whichever service works best for your schedule. If you attend the other church, just use your offering enveloped or write your check to your church. It will get to the right place!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Program Practice Schedule

Saturday - 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Davenport School. We are hoping to be done before 11:30 a.m., but have allowed the extra time just in case! This will be a dress rehearsal. If you WILL NOT be able to attend (because, I don't know, maybe there is a some football game at 11 a.m.??), please let us know! We'll just plan to keep this time unless we have an overwhelming response that this will not work for majority.

Sunday - 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. at the Davenport School. This will be a dress rehearsal and our last chance for a run through before the big program!!!

Sunday - 3:30 p.m. Please have your child at the school by 3:30 p.m. for the 4 p.m. program. We are almost 100% sure you can hang your coats in the hallway where the first grade rooms used to be (I don't think they've taken the hooks down?!). The live nativity will be going on outside for the kids to pet the animals, eat cookies, drink cider and cocoa! Kids preschool-grade 3 - please wear something nice (you do not have a costume). Kids 4th grade and up - please wear whatever you want keeping in mind you will have a costume over your clothes. NICK E - please wear black dress pants for your king outfit :-)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Parish Christmas Program


The parish Christmas program will be held December 14. Jesus: Light of the World, will be a community Christmas celebration held at the Davenport Community Center.

3:00-4:00 - Live Nativity*
4:00-5:00 - Christmas Program (musical play program)
5:00 - Soup & Sandwiches
5:00-6:00 - Live Nativity*

Please join us and bring a friend!
Free will offering

*weather permitting


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Notice of Special Meeting


NORMAN – DAVENPORT PARISH

Special Meeting – December 7, 2014 - calling of Pastor Dana Steinwand to serve as Parish pastor

Purpose: The Norman – Davenport Pastor Call Committee has made the recommendation to the Parish Council that Pastor Dana Steinwand be called to service as Parish pastor. Each of the Norman – Davenport Parish congregations are to be assembled to vote to approve this recommendation. 

Two written ballot issues are to be considered.

Ballot 1:    Approval for the Parish council to “call” Pastor Dana Steinwand to serve as pastor of the Norman – Davenport Parish.  Voting YES indicates that you approve to call Pastor Steinwand to serve as our pastor. 

Ballot 2:    Approval for the Parish council to offer a compensation package as outlined below.  Voting YES indicates acceptance of the compensation package as presented below. 
 
  • Base Salary is $30,250 (this is below the Synod’s recommended base salary of $37,750)
  • Housing equity of $9,075 (per Synod recommendation)
  • Medical and Dental will be a policy for Pastor Steinwand and his wife
  • Vacation of 5 weeks
  • Travel allowance (based on IRS mileage rate - the Pastor will keep a mileage log and submit monthly bills to the Parish Treasurer)
  • Expense for official Synod meetings of $1,200
  • Furnishing allowance of $1,200
  • $3,000 moving allowance

Christmas Program Planning Meeting

A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 3 at 6:30 pm at the Davenport Community Center.

Christms Program Practice and Choir Practice



Choir practice for the Christmas program will be held as follows at the Davenport church:
December 7 - 6:30 pm
December 13 - 9:45 am
December 14 - 9:45 am


Christmas Program practice will be held as follows:
December 7 - 9:45-10:45 am, Davenport church
The following practices will both be at the Community Center.
December 13 - 9:30 - 11:30 am - dress rehearsal,
December 14 - 9:45-10:45 am - dress rehearsal

Council Meetings

The next Parish council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 3 at 7:00 pm at Davenport Lutheran. Individual church councils will meet immediately following.

Norman WOM Group December Activity

The group's first event will be a painting party held on December 10 at 6:30 at the church. Contact Nicole Rohrbeck for more information. We are looking forward to an evening of fun and fellowship!

KAMA Christmas Baskets


The Kindred Area Ministerial Association (KAMA) will be putting together Christmas baskets. Davenport is asked to bring 25-30 cans of peas. Norman is asked to bring 25-30 cans of cranberries. Please have your items to the church by Sunday, December 14.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Community Thanksgiving Service

Davenport Lutheran will be hosting this year's Kindred Community Thanksgiving service. It will be held on Wednesday, November 26 at 7:00 pm. Father Jared Kadlec will be preaching. Hope to see you all there!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Youth Group Movie Night

 
Parish Youth Group Movie Night
November 23
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kristina Leslie's House - 415 3rd Avenue, Davenport
 
 

 
Heaven is for Real


Supper provided
 
Will also be discussing upcoming activities
 
See you there!

Thankoffering Sunday

This year's Thankoffering Sunday is November 23. The special offering will go to the NDSU Lutheran Center. Children can bring a canned food item which will go to the Kindred Community Food Pantry.

November Events

With so many activities in November, we want you to get them on your calendars!

Nov. 19 - Parish budget meeting at 7:00 pm at the parsonage

Nov. 23 - Thankoffering Sunday - offering to NDSU Lutheran Center; kids bring canned food item
                Norman Food Drive items are due
                9:45 Sunday School Christmas Program practice

Nov. 26 - 7:00 Community Thanksgiving Service at Davenport; Father Jared Kadlec preaching.

Nov. 30 - First Sunday in Advent; No Sunday School

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Thanksgiving Baskets Items Due Nov. 16

The Kindred Area Ministerial Association (KAMA) will be putting together Thanksgiving baskets. Davenport is asked to bring 25-30 cans of peas. Norman is asked to bring 25-30 cans of cranberries. Please have your items to the church by this next Sunday, November 16.

Snack Bag Donations Due Nov. 16

The parish Sunday School will be filling snack bags for Churches United for the Homeless again in November. If you'd like to donate snack items (cereal, pretzels, nuts, dried fruit, etc.), please bring your item to the church by next Sunday, November 16.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Norman Building Update

For anyone interested, there will be a building update / information meeting next Sunday, November 16 following the worship service. Our plan is to have an update meeting every third Sunday each month going forward.  We want to make sure people have an opportunity to stay informed about the progress.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Worship Schedule

8:30 am worship at Norman
11:00 am worship at Davenport

Holy Communion: 2nd and 4th Sundays

Sunday School Schedule - all are at 9:45 am
Nov. 2 - Family Sunday at Davenport
Nov. 9 - Norman
Nov. 16 - Norman
Nov. 23 - Norman
Nov. 30 - No Sunday School

Norman Women's Group Meeting

Part two of the group will meet on Sunday, November 9 at 9:30 am.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

November Announcements

With so many activities in November, we want you to get them on your calendars!

Nov. 2 - Family Sunday at Davenport; Heidi Odegaard & Joyce Transgrud
              Choir practice for the Christmas Program - 9:45 at Davenport
               Sunday School kids sing at Davenport worship

Nov. 9 - Norman 4th graders to receive Bibles during service
              Arlene Haux "Barnyard Stories" play
              Sunday School kids sing at Norman worship
              9:30 - "Part 2" of Norman Women's Group

Nov. 16 - Food items for KAMA food baskets are due
                9:45 Sunday School Christmas Program practice

Nov. 19 - Parish budget meeting at 7:00 pm at the parsonage

Nov. 23 - Thankoffering Sunday - offering to NDSU Lutheran Center; kids bring canned food item
                Norman Food Drive items are due
                9:45 Sunday School Christmas Program practice

Nov. 26 - 7:00 Community Thanksgiving Service at Davenport; Father Jared Kadlec preaching.

Nov. 30 - First Sunday in Advent; No Sunday School

Family Sunday School - November

Family Sunday will be held November 2 at 9:45 am at Davenport Church. Special guest speakers will be Heidi Odegaard on Project Give 5 and Joyce Transgrud on Africa. This will be a powerful presentation and we encourage all congregation members from Norman and Davenport to join the Sunday School in this special Family Sunday.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Parish Youth Meatball Dinner

The Norman-Davenport parish youth group will be holding their annual meatball dinner on Sunday, October 26 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Davenport Lutheran. The menu will consist of meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, buns, dessert and beverage. Free will offering. Hope to see you all there!

Celebrations

Norman Lutheran welcomes the following new members:
Clay, Mary, Kelby, Tieg, and Kirby Erdmann
Jared, Lisa, Taylor and Gavin Keller
Douglas and Gail Tobkin

Through Holy Baptism, they welcome the following into their Family of Faith:
Oskar Eric Berg, son of Eric and Erika Berg.

Upcoming Community Activities

October 25 - Canaan Moravian Turkey Supper, 3:00 - 7:00
November 2 - Kindred Lutheran Ham Dinner, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New Member Sunday

Sunday, October 19 will be New Member Sunday at Norman. A potluck dinner will be held following the service. The working group for the dinner will be Group 3.

Friday, October 3, 2014

October Worship and Sunday School Schedule

8:30 am service at Davenport
11:00 am service at Norman

Joint Sunday School will be held at 9:45 as follows:
October 5 at Davenport
October 12, 19, and 26 at Norman

Norman Cemetery Memorialization

The original cemetery of the Norman Lutheran Church is one of the oldest cemeteries in North Dakota. The earliest burial recorded in this cemetery was June 11, 1876. The unveiling of a plaque and a brief memorialization ceremony will take place on October 12 following the 11:00 am service at Norman.

Directions to the cemetery are as follows: go 1-1/2 miles east of the Norman Church, then 1 mile south, then 1/2 mile west, then about 1/2 mile north to the site. The site is on the east side of Jason Solhjem's driveway.

Norman Women's Group

There is a new birth to celebrate....a NEW Women's Group at Norman. In honor of this new beginning, we will be hosting a baby shower. Donations will be given to the YWCA Women's Shelter. Suggestions include: diapers, wipes, clothes, ointments, toys, bottles, and any baby supplies.

This new group will kick-off on Sunday, October 12 with a meeting at 9:30 followed by the service at 11:00.

See October's newsletter for more information.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Confirmation

Confirmation for 8th and 9th graders will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 8, and 22 from 11:40 am to 12:20 pm at the high school.

There will be no confirmation on October 15 or 29.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Council Meeting

There will be a parish council meeting on Wednesday, October 1 at 7:00 pm at Norman. Individual church council meetings will immediately follow.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Luther League Kick-Off

The joint parish Luther League will be kicking off the year with a pizza party on Sunday, September 28 from 6:00-8:00 at Davenport Lutheran Church. The Luther League is for all kids in grades 7-12. Come see what we've got planned for the upcoming year! Will also be looking for ideas from you for activities and also a name for our newly formed group. Hope to see you there! Any questions, please contact Kristina Leslie, Dawn Thompson or Lannette Christmann.

Sunday School Teacher Installation

Installation of this year's Sunday School teachers and substitutes will be held on Sunday, September 21. Please plan to be at church that morning. Installation will take place during both the Norman and Davenport services.

Acolyte Training

The deacons at Norman Church will have acolyte training for youth grades 5-8 on Sunday, September 21 at 9:45 am in the narthex.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rally Sunday - September 14

Rally Sunday is September 14 at 9:45 am, our first day of Sunday School! There will be a joint service that morning at 8:30 at Norman. Following the service there will be a potluck breakfast. Everyone is encouraged to bring something to share. Plan to stay for food and fellowship!

Following breakfast, the older youth will lead the younger kids in games, a scavenger hunt and fill snack bags for children.

Parents and anyone interested in Sunday School will meet in the basement to discuss the upcoming Sunday School year.

Angie Kub Bridal Shower

Open House Bridal Shower
for Angie Kub
Bride-to-be of Chris Twite
Saturday, September 27, 2014,
10am - 11:30 am
at Davenport Lutheran Church

September Worship and Sunday School Schedule

September 7 
8:30 am service at Norman
11:00 am service at Davenport
 
September 14 - Rally Sunday
Joint Service at 8:30 at Norman
Joint Sunday School at 9:45 at Norman
 
September 21 & 28
8:30 service at Norman
9:45 Joint Sunday School at Norman
11:00 service at Davenport

Sunday, August 31, 2014

FCA - Kindred Huddle - Kick-off

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Kindred Huddle will start their new season on Sunday, September 7, at 5:00 pm. This will be their annual "kick off" with their kick ball tournament and BBQ at the Rick and Jill Klose home.

Just a reminder that the FCA huddle is open to all students at Kindred High School in grades 7-12. You do not need to be an athlete to join their huddle! Please spread the word, and students don't forget to invite a friend!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Picnic in the Park-(ing Lot)


Bring your friends and join us for a
"Picnic in the Park-(ing lot)"
Davenport Lutheran Church
Wednesday, August 27
5:306:45 pm
Menu: Hotdogs and brats on the grill, beans, salad and bars.
 
Everything is free and everyone is welcome!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Funeral for Doris Trom

Gathering:12:00-1:00 pm, Monday, August 25 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Funeral Service:1:00 pm, Monday, August 25, at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Remaining Worship Schedule for August

August 23 - Norman at 9:00 am
August 27 - Davenport at 7:00 pm
August 30 - Norman at 9:00 am

Starting September 7, we will move to our new worship times.

Ice Cream Social Benefiting the Cindy Peterson Family

Pie & Ice Cream Social
Benefiting the Cindy Peterson Family
Norman Lutheran Church
Rural Kindred, ND
 
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Serving from 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Free Will Offering
 
Menu
BBQ Pork
Hot Dogs
Grilled Peaches
Potato Salad
Beans
Chips
Homemade Pies
Ice Cream
Lemonade
Coffee

Silent Auction
Horse and Wagon Rides - 4:30 - 6:00 - Schmidt Family
Carnival Ticket Style

Anytime Fun:
Inflatables
Inversion Sphere
Dunk Tank

Yard Games & Tattoos
 
Entertainment
"The MOOS" - The Men of Our Savior's Lutheran in Moorhead, MN
 
Address and Directions:
16803 52nd St. SE, Kindred
From Fargo: Take I-29 South to Exit 50; go 5-1/2 miles west.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Funeral for Cindy Peterson

Prayer Service: 700 pm Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred with visitation starting at 5:00 pm.

Funeral Service: 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Norman Lutheran Church, rural Kindred with visitation starting at 1:00 pm.

Burial: Kindred Cemetary, Kindred, ND

Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com

Address for Norman Church: 16803 52nd St. SE, Kindred, ND
Directions from Fargo: Take I-29 south to Exit 50, go 5-1/2 miles west

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Council Meeting

The next council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 6 at 7:45 pm at Davenport following the evening service. The parish council will meet first followed by the individual church council meetings.

Monday, July 28, 2014

August 3 Worship Service Change

There will be no service at Norman on Sunday, August 3. Instead, everyone is invited to join in the Community Worship Service in Kindred. The service is scheduled for 10:00 at the Memorial Building.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Congratulations on Wedding


Congratulations to Tyler Mitchell and Ashley Smith who were married on Saturday, July 26. Tyler is the son of Mark and Carol Mitchell, Davenport. Ashley is the daughter of Ryan and Judy Smith, Wahpeton.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Community Vacation Bible School

Just a reminder that Vacation Bible School starts next week!
Community VBS will be held at Kindred Lutheran Church, July 28-31 from 6:00pm to 8:15pm. This year’s theme is “Weird Animals.”

Some things to remember:
- Please send a WHITE t-shirt for your child no later than the second day, July 29, so they have one for the craft project on Tuesday.  They will be designing and creating their own tie-dye shirt.
 
-We are participating in a mission project this year to help provide clean water for children in India.  If you choose to participate, your child can help by bringing quarters to VBS.  Each quarter will turn into a balloon to help fill the "well" for clean water! For just $2.50 a child in India can have clean water at school for one year. We can watch our "water" grow all week.
 
-We will NOT be serving a dinner before each night of VBS. However, we will have the doors open and volunteers available starting at 5:30 pm if your child would like to bring a brown bag dinner. We encourage you to come and picnic with your old and new VBS friends before we start.
 
-We would appreciate you not dropping off kids before 5:55 p.m. unless they are eating at the picnic dinner. 
 
-Snacks will be provided daily. Since your child’s safety is very important to us, let us know if there are any food allergies that we should be aware of.
 
-On the last night of VBS, Thursday July 31, we are planning to put on a small performance for you parents with the fun new songs we are going to learn. We encourage you to come at 8:00pm to enjoy the show along with some ice cream.  The ice cream social will be held for everyone outside (weather permitting) once the music program is over. 
 
We look forward to seeing you all next week! 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Congratulations on Baptism

Congratulations to Ryan and Kari (Sumption) Hage on the baptism of their son, Jack Ryan. Jack was born April 3, 2014.
 
Jack was baptized at Davenport Lutheran on Wednesday, July 2. His sponsors are Kayla and Kortney Kirkeby, Kelsey Sumption, and Brennan Marsh.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Summer Worship Schedule

Sunday morning worship - 9:00 am at Norman.
Wednesday evening worship - 7:00 pm at Davenport.
This will be the schedule for June, July and August.
Everyone is welcome to attend the service that works best with their schedule.


Volunteers Needed - Community Vacation Bible School

Community Vacation Bible School will be held July 28-31 from 6:00-8:15 pm at Kindred Lutheran Church. Norman and Davenport are organizing VBS this year. We are currently looking for volunteers. Please contact anyone on the Board of Education if you can help. Sign-up sheets will be at both Davenport and Norman.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Norman Building Informational Meeting

The Norman Building Committee will have an informational meeting after services on Sunday, June 22. New architect drawings with kitchen will be shown and discussed.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Council Meeting

There will be a parish council meeting on Wednesday, June 4, following the worship service at Davenport. The service is at 7:00pm and the meeting will follow that. Individual church council meetings will be held after the parish council meeting. All council members should make every effort to attend. these meetings.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Congratulations to our 2014 Graduates

Congratulations to our 2014 graduates!

Norman - Ethan Lammers and Justin Chase
Davenport - Molly Pfeifer and Rachel Faller

These kids will be graduating from Kindred High School on Sunday, May 24.

Friday, May 9, 2014

May 18 Service Times Switch

Please note that on Sunday, May 18, Davenport and Norman will switch worship times. Davenport's service will be at 9:00 am and Norman's Sunday School will start at 9:30 am followed by the service at 10:45 am. This change is for May 18 only.

Last Day of Sunday School - Norman

May 18 will be the last day of Sunday School. We will start at 9:30 with games for the kids outside (weather permitting). There will also be a meeting for the parents to review the year and plan for next year.

A potluck dinner will follow the 10:45 service to honor the 2014 graduates and confirmands. Group 1 will be serving the meal for the dinner.

Baccalaureate Service

The Kindred Area Baccalaureate service for the 2014 graduating seniors will be held on Sunday, May 18 at 7:00 pm at the Kindred Lutheran Church.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May 11 Worship & SS Schedule

Norman - Worship at 9:00. Kids will sing in church. Sunday School at 10:15.

Davenport - Sunday School at 9:30; last day of Sunday School until next fall. Kids will sing in church. Worship at 10:45.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Confirmation Sunday

Confirmation will be held on Sunday, May 4 at both Norman Lutheran and Davenport Lutheran.

Norman's service will be at 9:00 am.
Davenport's service will be at 10:45 am.

Norman Confirmands
Molly Thompson
Nick Peterson
Kyra Braaten
Emily Christmann
Rachael Cose
Emily Duval
Brooke Hiatt
 
Davenport Confirmands
Melissa Pratt
Danny Pfeifer
Dylan Olson
Andrew Kolling
 
Congratulations!

Ashley's Drive for Children Helping Children

Just a reminder that Ashley's Drive for Children Helping Children goes through April 28.

Please consider donating the following:
School Supplies: for a kindergarten starter pack: markers, crayons, pencils, activity books, etc.
Toys: manipulative objects like legos and blocks, crafts, puzzles

Books: any age from infant through elementary school

Donation boxes are located at Davenport Lutheran, Kindred Lutheran, Kindred State Bank and Lil' Buck a Roos from April 14-28 to drop off your new or gently used donations.
Thank you for your attention and help with this drive to give to and inspire children!
 
With our community and our churches working together, we can help build hope, inspire, and strengthen self-esteem in children whose families do not have extra resources.

Ashley, a 4th grader at Kindred and member at Davenport Lutheran, organized this drive in hopes of inspiring and giving hope to disadvantaged children. The Head Start Program of Fargo (helping ages 0-5) and professionals in our community (helping ages 3-12) assists approximately 370 children and are in need of numerous items from school supplies to learning toys to books.

Davenport Spring Cleaning

Just a reminder that spring cleaning is scheduled through April 30. A list of everything that needs to be done is down in the kitchen and there are still a few tasks remaining. Once you have completed something, please cross it off or sign your name so that others know that it has been done or that is the item you intend to take care of. Everyone is encouraged to help out according to their schedule.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Davenport Youth Service Project

Davenport Luther League will meet on Wednesday, April 23 from 7:00-8:00 at the church. We will spend one hour helping with some of the spring cleaning at the church. Parents are encouraged to attend with their youth. If anyone else would like to join them during that time, please feel free!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bridal Shower for Ashley Smith

Bridal-Shower-Umbrella-Balloon1There will be an open house bridal shower for Ashley Smith (daughter of Ryan & Judy Smith), bride to be of Tyler Mitchell (son of Mark & Carol Mitchell) on Saturday, April 26 from 9:30-11:00 at Davenport Lutheran Church. They will be married on July 26.
The couple is registered at Target & Menards. Everyone welcome!


Ashley's Drive for Children Helping Children

Ashley, a 4th grader at Kindred and member at Davenport Lutheran, has organized a drive in hopes of inspiring and giving hope to disadvantaged children. After a few phone calls, they realized there is a large amount of local families in financial distress.

The Head Start Program of Fargo (helping ages 0-5) and professionals in our community (helping ages 3-12) assists approximately 370 children and are in need of numerous items from school supplies to learning toys to books.

HOW CAN WE HELP?
Just by donating any item below that is no longer being played with or used will help brighten the day of a child in need.

School Supplies: for a kindergarten starter pack: markers, crayons, pencils, activity books, etc.
Toys: manipulative objects like legos and blocks, crafts, puzzles

Books: any age from infant through elementary school

There will be boxes placed at Davenport Lutheran, Kindred Lutheran, Kindred State Bank and Lil' Buck a Roos from April 14-28 to drop off your new or gently used donations.
Thank you for your attention and help with this drive to give to and inspire children!
 
With our community and our churches working together, we can help build hope, inspire, and strengthen self-esteem in children whose families do not have extra resources.

Job Opening: Norman Davenport Parish Administrative Assistant

The Norman Davenport Parish has a job opening for an Administrative Assistant.

Duties include secretarial services for efficient operations of the Pastor and the Norman and Davenport councils and congregations.

Hours are variable. Salary is $10/hour.

If interested or for a full job description, please contact Eric Berg at (701) 799-6338.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

This Week's Service Schedule

April 17 - Maunday Thursday with Communion Instruction
     5:30 pm - pizza supper
     6:00-7:15 - Instruction and making communion bread
     7:30 - worship service

April 18 - Community Good Friday service at St. Maurices - 7:00

April 20 - Easter Sunday
     6:00am - Sunrise Service - Davenport - rolls & coffee following
     10:45 - Worship Service - Norman





Friday, April 11, 2014

Flowers for Easter Sunday at Norman


If you have flowers that you would like to share for Easter Sunday, please bring them to the church by noon on Saturday, April 19.

If you would like us to purchase flowers on your behalf, please give a monetary donation to either Carolyn Thoen, Bonnie Odegaard or Sue Boreen by this Sunday, April 13.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Monthly Newsletter Deadline


Just a reminder that the newsletter deadline is the 23rd of each month. An email reminder is sent one week prior to those individuals that normally contribute to the newsletter. Additional follow-up will not be done as it is everyone's responsibility to ensure their items are submitted by the deadline. If items are not submitted on time, they will not be included in that month's newsletter.

Anyone can submit items for the newsletter by emailing ndparish.webmanager@gmail.com.


 
For the most up-to-date information, please check our parish website at www.ndparish.com.

You can also sign-up for the weekly Eannouncements email. These emails are automatically generated each Monday morning with all of the announcements that have been posted to our website. If you are interested in receiving this weekly email, please email ndparish.webmanager@gmail.com to get added to the distribution list.



Youth Group Event

There will be a parish youth group event on Sunday, April 13, from 5:00-7:00 at Davenport Lutheran. This event is for kids in Grades 7-12. Come join us for Game Night. Supper will also be provided. See you there!

Call Committee Meeting

There will be a Call Committee meeting on Wednesday, April 9 following the Lenten service at Davenport.

Items for KAMA Easter Basket

The Kindred Area Ministerial Association is once again putting together Easter food baskets. They distributed 29 baskets for Christmas and anticipate the same for Easter.

Our parish has been asked to provide the following:

Norman - 29 large cans fruit cocktail
Davenport - 29 cans pineapple

Davenport - please have your items to the church by Wednesday, April 9 so they can be delivered to Kindred.

Otherwise, the food needs to be to the Kindred Lutheran Church by Thursday, April 10 in the Fellowship Hall in the basement. Delivery of the baskets will begin on Sunday, April 13 and throughout Holy Week.

Bob Jostad Benefit

Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction
Sunday, April 13
11am - 2pm
Memorial Building, Kindred ND
 
Free-will donation

Bob has been a long-time volunteer of Kindred Ambulance and was injured in early January which has required a hospitalization, two surgeries to save his foot and an additional surgery to come. Bob has been out of work since that time and unknown when he will be able to work again.

A fund has also been set-up at Kindred State Bank.

Sponsored by Kindred Area Ambulance Service.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Norman Family Sunday April 6

Reminder: 

Family Sunday "Quilting" this week at Sunday School starting at 9 a.m. with church to follow at 10:45 a.m. 

9 a.m. Egg Bake brunch (served by Group 3)
9:15 a.m.  Guest speaker Wesley Nelson - he sews together a large percentage of the quilt tops that the Norman Quilters finish up each year.
9:30 a.m. Different quilting stations will be set up for everyone to explore - a cutting station, a sewing station, a "design station" a table for people to lay out quilt squares in a pattern, and a tying station featuring a quilt top made by Wesley Nelson. 

**We will also have tables set up for the little kids to make their own "quilts" on felt squares and a coloring sheet. 

**A benefit for Bob Jostad, a new member of our congregation, is coming up next weekend.  The quilters are donating a quilt to the silent auction and a fleece blanket will be out for us to tie for a silent auction basket from the Sunday School

**A candy bag station will be available for kids to fill small bags for the Norman Grandparents Spring/Easter gift.

See you Sunday!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Davenport Annual Dinner

Davenport Lutheran Church
Sunday, April 6
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Davenport Community Center (old school)
MENU:
~Beef Sirloin Tips~
~Grilled Chicken Breast~
Baked Potato
Vegetable
Salads
Bars – Buns – Beverage
Adults: $9
10 & Under: $5
2 & Under: Free
Dine In or Carry Out Available
 

Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held Wednesday, April 2, following the Lenten service at Norman. The service is at 7:30 pm. Parish council meeting will start immediately following the service. Individual church councils will meet following the parish meeting.

Norman Building Vote - April 6

A vote on this issue will be held after worship services on April 6. There will be time before the vote to answer any questions you may have but if you have questions ahead of time, please contact Dale Torgerson. Please come out on April 6 to vote on this very important issue for the future of Norman Lutheran Church.

 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Norman Family Sunday - April 6

FAMILY SUNDAY "Quilting"- April 6 - at 9 a.m. at Norman.  ALL AGES welcome to join us for a quilt making experience, featuring our own Norman Quilters and special guest Wesley Nelson, who will share with us how he designs and sews most all of the quilt tops for the Norman Quilters.  Brunch will be served with special recipe egg bakes provided by Eric Berg's family.

Norman Sunday School News - April

1.  First Communion will again be held on Maundy Thursday this year, before the service, for all fifth graders!
Since Davenport/Norman offers communion to all ages, and lets each individual family choose when to accept the bread and wine, we just want to make sure some formal education is offered each year to our congregants.  ALL AGES and families are invited to attend this event, but we are asking that (in keeping with the tradition of our church) we at least have the fifth graders and their families attend.
Thursday, April 17
5:30 -6 p.m.   PIZZA 

6-7:15 p.m.    Pastor Aanen will lead an information session on communion and the Board of Ed will help the families make communion bread to be served during the service

7:30 p.m.       Worship service at Norman this year

More information to come!


2.  Acolytes for April
April 6 - Nick Eggmann and Nic Chase
April 13 - Nick Eggmann and Tyla Maddock
April 20 - USHERS - Easter Sunday
April 27
- Nick Eggmann and Karl Swenson

3.  THANK YOU so much to Davenport for hosting the March 30 joint worship Talent Show Sunday and serving such a delicious meal! 

4.  NO SUNDAY SCHOOL on April 20, Easter Sunday.  An egg hunt will follow the 10:45 a.m. service outside, weather permitting.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Parish Family Fellowship Sunday

Please join us Sunday, March 30 at Davenport for a day of fun and fellowship.

Sunday School Fun will begin at 9:00 am with a Talent Show for our children All are encourage to participate. A light snack will be provided.

The kids will also be singing together in church.

A joint family church service will begin at 10:45. Theme for the day will be "Our Gifts and Talents."

A lunch of scalloped potatoes and ham will be served following the service.

All are welcome! We look forward to spending the day with you.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Survey regarding Sunday School/Youth Group

Dear Members of Davenport-Norman Parish:

Davenport approached Norman about exploring the opportunity to work together with our Sunday School Programs. This would be on a trial basis for a set period of time after which a decision will be made whether or not to continue.
 

Davenport currently offers Sunday School K-9 and has a smaller attendance. They do have a strong youth group program for the older kids grades 7-12. Norman offers Sunday School through grade 12 and has a larger K-9 attendance per Sunday but currently has no youth group program for the older kids.

 

The Boards of Education from both Norman and Davenport have met to see what our options are for possibly working together to offer a parish Sunday School and possibly having a joint youth group.

 

We have compiled a survey to see what you, the parents, want to see happen before we make an official recommendation to our church councils in April. Pastor Aanen had announced in church and the newsletter the possibility of changing our worship times, however, this was only one option that has barely been explored.

 

We would actually like to start the discussion with this survey, giving everyone the opportunity to share their feelings. We just want to see what the support for a joint venture is in our churches, increasing our pool of children, teachers and resources each Sunday morning.

 

The easiest and fastest way to complete your survey is online through the Survey Monkey link at the end of this email. All answers are confidential - only include your name if you choose. However, paper copies of the survey will be available in the back of each church, to be placed in the return envelope by SUNDAY, MARCH 23.


Survey Link:

Sincerely,
Norman & Davenport Boards of Education

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Call Committee Meeting

There will be a call committee meeting on Wednesday, March 12 at Davenport following the Lenten service. We have received a list of candidate names the committee needs to review.

Churches United for the Homeless Snack Project

The following note was received from Jen Enquist, the Community Center and Member Relations Director at the Churches United for the Homeless...

Snacks are here! I just have to tell you all, this has been just great. When the snacks come in I always think "whoa boy, where will I put all of this!?" ...and then within a few days I am soooooo thankful I have such a good supply handy. It is such a blessing that we receive them on a regular basis. The bags are handy, fun, tasty and nutritious. Your help is fun, dependable and appropriate; I can't thank you enough.

Mark Your Calendars

A few events to mark on your calendars...

First Communion Class 
ALL AGES and families are welcome to attend this event.
Thursday, April 17
5:30-6:00 - pizza
6:00-7:15 - Pastor Aanen will lead an information session on communion and families will make communion bread to be served during the service
7:30 - Maunday Thursday worship service

Community Good Friday Service
Friday, April 18 - 7:00 pm at St. Maurice's in Kindred

Easter Sunrise Worship
Sunday, April 20 - 6:00 am at Davenport

Winter Address Changes

If you were one of the fortunate one's to get out of North Dakota during these cold winter months but did not provide your winter address for the newsletter, they are being returned to sender. These items are not forwarded by the post office. Copies of the newsletters are available to view and/or print on the parish website.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Davenport Luther League Bowling Activity

The Davenport Luther League will be going out to eat and bowling on Sunday, March 2. We will leave from the church following the morning service. Please let Kristina know whether or not you are able to go so that we have enough drivers.

Annual Reports Available

Copies of the 2013 annual report are available at each church. If you are not able to get to the church, but would like a copy, please contact Kristina Leslie and a copy will be mailed to you. You can send an email to ndparish.webmanager@gmail.com or call 428-3423.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Norman Building Committee Open Forum

An open forum to discuss the proposed changes to the church addition will be held after church services on Sunday, February 23. Please come with ideas and comments.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Council Meeting

There will be a parish council meeting on Wednesday, February 5, at 7:00 pm at Davenport Lutheran. The individual church councils will meet following the parish meeting.

February Service Schedule

Davenport
Worship - 9:00 am
Sunday School - 10:15 am
 
Norman
Sunday School - 9:30 am
Worship - 10:45 am
 

Davenport - Churches United Snack Drive

Davenport Lutheran is teaming up with Norman Lutheran and Kindred Lutheran to make snack bags for the children at Churches United for the Homeless. The snacks are given to the children after school and also when they are waiting in line for the food pantry.

We will be assembling the bags on Sunday, February 9 after the service. This project is for the entire congregation and not just the Sunday School. All are welcome to help send a little love to brighten a child's day!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Davenport Annual Meeting Rescheduled

Davenport's annual meeting has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 2, following the 10:45 service. A potluck will follow.

Service times on February 2 will switch with Norman at 9:00 and Davenport at 10:45.

February 2 - Service Times Switch

Norman and Davenport will switch service times on February 2 as Davenport's annual meeting has been rescheduled for this day.

Norman
Service - 9:00
Sunday School - 10:15
 
Davenport
Sunday School - 9:30
Service - 10:45
Annual Meeting
Potluck

Norman SS - February 2

This will be a Family Sunday focused on World Hunger and making the spring Norman Grandparent gift. The kids will also be singing in church that morning.

FCA Canceled - Jan. 26

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting has been canceled for Sunday, January 26. The next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, February 9.

Services Canceled - January 26

There will be no service or Sunday School at Norman or Davenport Lutheran today. The annual meeting at Davenport will be rescheduled.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Newsletter Deadline

Just a reminder that the deadline for next month's newsletter is January 23. Please send any items you would like in the newsletter to ndparish.webmanager@gmail.com or contact Kristina Leslie at (701) 428-3423.

Davenport Annual Meeting

Davenport Lutheran's annual meeting will be held on Sunday, January 26 following the worship service at 10:45 am. A potluck will follow the annual meeting.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Time Change - January 19

Norman will hold their annual meeting on Sunday, January 19. Because of this, service and Sunday School times will switch for this day.

Norman
Sunday School at 9:30
Worship at 10:45
Followed by annual meeting
 
Davenport
Worship at 9:00
Sunday School at 10:15
 

Davenport Annual Report Deadline

Reminder that all reports for the Davenport annual report are due by Sunday, January 19. Please send them to Kristina Leslie at ndparish.webmanager@gmail.com or mail to PO Box 265, Davenport, ND 58021.

Norman Annual Meeting

Norman's annual meeting will be Sunday, January 19 following the church service. Note that church time is 10:45 am.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Davenport - No Sunday School - January 12

Davenport Families - There will be no Sunday School this Sunday, January 12. Classes will be held next Sunday, January 19 at 10:15.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Annual Report Deadlines

The deadlines for the annual reports are as follows:

Norman - Sunday, January 12

Davenport - Sunday, January 19

Reports for both Norman and Davenport should be sent to Kristina Leslie at ndparish.webmanager@gmail.com or mailed to PO Box 265, Davenport, ND 58021.

Davenport Youth Meatball Dinner

The Davenport Luther League will hold its annual meatball dinner on Sunday, January 12 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Davenport Lutheran Church.

Menu will be meatballs, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, coleslaw, dessert and beverage.

Free will offering. Take-outs available.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Worship Services Canceled

Due to the extreme cold and wind forecasted for tomorrow, January 5, worship services at both Norman and Davenport have been canceled.