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Confirmation Sunday

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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…

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.

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!

Bridal Shower for Ashley Smith

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There 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 don…

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.

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





Flowers for Easter Sunday at Norman

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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.

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.

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…