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FCA January Schedule

The Kindred Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) group regular huddle meetings will be held January 17 nd January 31 at the Rick and Jill Klose home at 5:00 pm.

Bare Stage Theatre

The Bare Stage Theatre presents: Fargo Talk Radio by David and Shanara Lassig. Six actresses, over 40 characters, lutefisk, hotdish and a wood chipper....uffda!

This play features two of our very own....Dawn Thompson and Kari Holman!

Show times are January 7, 8, 9 at 7:30 pm and January 9 and 10 at 2:00 pm. For tickets call 701-235-6778 or

December Worship Schedule

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

Christmas Eve Worship

Christmas Eve Worship will be held as follows:

4:00 pm service at Norman
5:30 pm service at Davenport

Snow Bird Address Changes

Just a reminder when you are ready to head south for the winter, please let Kristina Leslie know so she can change your mailing address. Email changes to

The post office is not able to forward the newsletters so they are returned undeliverable and we have to pay postage twice! Please help us out and we will send your newsletter to you!

Parish Christmas Program

Community Christmas Celebration! Stars!  Angels!  Shepherds!  Kings! Sunday, December 13 Davenport Community Center Live Nativity Scene 3:00-4:00 Program 4:00-5:00 Soup & Sandwiches 5:00 Live Nativity Scene 5:00-6:00 Free Will Offering Live nativity will be weather permitting

Sunday School Practice Times

December 6 - 9:45 - 10:45 - practice at Norman
December 12 - 9:00 - 11:00 - dress rehearsal at Davenport Community Center
December 13 - 9:45 - 10:45 - rehearsal at Davenport Community Center

Choir Practice Times

November 29 - 7:00 pm - Davenport Church
December 6 - 7:00 pm - Davenport Community Center
December 12 - 9:00 am - Davenport Community Center
December 13 - we will decide on Saturday if we need to run through it again on Sunday before the program.

Christmas Food Baskets

The Kindred Area Ministerial Association will once again be putting together food baskets. Davenport is to provide 30 cans of fruit cocktail and Norman 30 cans of yams. Please have your items to church by Sunday, December 13.

December FCA Schedule

The Kindred Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) group regular huddle meeting will be held December 6 at the Klose home at 5:00 pm. The Winter See-You-At-The-Pole event will be December 17 at 8:15 am at the Kindred High School flag pole.

Council Meeting Change

Note Change for Wednesday, December 2

The Davenport Council will meet at 7:00 pm. The Norman Council will NOT be meeting.

The parish budget meeting will be held at 6:30 pm. Attendees for this meeting include the presidents and treasurers from each church and also the parish.

Community Thanksgiving Service

The community Thanksgiving Service will be on Wednesday, November 25 at 7:00 pm at Calvary United Methodist Church.

November Worship Schedule

8:30 - Davenport
9:45 - Sunday School
11:00 - Norman

Nov. 1 - Family Sunday School at Davenport
Nov. 8, 15, 22 - Norman
No Sunday School on November 29

Christmas Singers Wanted

We will be having an adult choir as part of the community Christmas program this year. Anyone who would like to sing in the choir, please email Marty at We will be doing two songs this year that are not very difficult. The first practice will be Sunday, November 8 at 7:00 pm at the Davenport church.

November FCA Schedule

The Kindred Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) regular huddle meetings will be held November 8 and November 22 at the Klose home at 5:00 pm.

Norman Parish Players

The Norman Parish Players are back with: Texas Hearts
An original play written by Arlene Haux.
Saturday, November 14 - 6 pm dinner theater Sunday, November 15 - 2 pm matinee/dessert Sunday, November 15 - 6 pm dinner theater For reservations, please call 428-9839.  If no answer, leave a message.
Performances will be held at 
Norman Lutheran Church, rural Kindred
1/2 mile N and 3 miles E of Kindred

KAMA Thanksgiving Food Baskets

The Kindred Area Ministerial Association will once again be putting together food baskets. Davenport is to provide 30 cans of fruit cocktail and Norman 30 cans of yams. Please have your items to church by Sunday, November 15.

Each church will also supply the same food items for Christmas. Those items are due by Sunday, December 13.

Fall WOM Meeting

The fall WOM meeting will be: Sunday, November 8 at 9:30 a.m.Fellowship Hall

Parish Sunday School Movie Night Canceled

The parish Sunday School movie night scheduled for November 6 has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Family Sunday Activities

All are welcome to join us for Family Sunday at 9:45 am on November 1 at Davenport. We will be honoring our Veterans and doing a service project for VA Clinics in North Dakota. We will be making children's activity bags to donate to the clinics. Children that accompany family members to their appointments need to be kept busy!

Please consider donating any of the following items for the activity bags. Donations can be dropped off at either church.
Small mini booksStickersWord search pagesdot to dot puzzlescoloring books or pagescrayons (non-toxic)lacing cardsZiploc bags gallon size with zipper - to put activities inPlease do not include small items/pieces that can be swallowed!

Fall Time Change

Don't forget to change your clock before you go to bed on Saturday, October 31....otherwise, you might be late to church on Sunday!

October 25 Worship Change

Sunday, October 25, we will switch service times.

8:30 worship at Davenport
9:45 Sunday School at Norman
11:00 worship at Norman

This is due to the Parish Youth Group annual meatball dinner which will be served at Davenport starting at 11:30. Hope to see you there!

Parish Youth Meatball Dinner

The Norman Davenport Parish Youth group will hold their annual meatball dinner on Sunday, October 25 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Davenport Lutheran Church.

The menu consists of meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, salad, dessert and a beverage.

Free Will Offering. Take-outs are available!

WOM Bible Study

Anyone frazzled out there? Well here is an opportunity to unravel the frazzle! Norman Lutheran WOM is hosting a bible study for women in Davenport and Norman Lutheran churches at Norman at 9:45 am beginning Sunday, October 25. This is a 6-7 session study and the group will meet the 4th Sunday of each month. Cost is a suggested donation of $20 for materials. Join us for fun, fellowship and defrazzling! Contact Deb Olson or Joan Grabanski for more information.

October Worship and Sunday School Schedule

Sunday Worship Schedule
8:30 am - Norman 11:00 am - Davenport
Sunday, October 18, there will be one joint worship service at 8:30 at Norman. Davenport will be joining Norman as they dedicate their new addition on their church.

Sunday, October 25, we will switch worship times because of the youth meatball dinner.

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

Sunday School Schedule
Oct. 4 - 9:45 am - Family Sunday at Davenport
Oct. 11 - 9:45 am - Norman
Oct. 18 - 9:45 am - Norman
Oct. 25 - 9:45 am - Norman

October FCA

October 1 - Fall See You At The Pole (SYATP) - KHS Flag Pole at 8:5 am

October 11 - 4:00 pm Leader's Meeting; 5:00 pm Huddle - Klose Home

October 14 - 7:00 pm Fields of Faith - KHS Football Field

October 25 - 5:00 pm Huddle - Klose Home

October 18 - Worship Change

On Sunday, October 18, there will be a joint parish worship service. Davenport members are invited to join Norman as they dedicate their new addition on their church. Pastor Charlie Axness from the Synod office will also be attending and performing the dedication.

Worship service will be at 8:30 am followed by abrunch.

Services for Cathy Jostad

Tuesday, October 6
Kindred High School
7 p.m.

Funeral Service
Wednesday, October 7
Norman Lutheran Church
1 p.m.

Council Meeting

The parish council will meet on Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 pm at Norman Lutheran Church. The individual church councils will meet immediately following.

Prayer Vigil for Cathy Jostad

Let's join together in prayer for Cathy Joad, the Kindred bus driver involved in the accident last week and is in the hospital. The vigil will be held on Monday, September 28 at 6:00 pm at the Kindred bus barn. "For where two or three gather together in my name, there I am with them." Please spread the word, Cathy and her family need our prayers!!

September Worship & Sunday School Schedule

Fall is here and we are moving back to our regular Sunday worship schedule. Early service at 8:30, parish Sunday School at 9:45 and the late service at 11:00.

Rally Sunday (the first day of Sunday School) will be September 13. We will also have a joint service that day at Davenport.

Sept. 6 - Joint Service at 11:00 at Norman
Sept. 13 - RALLY Sunday at Davenport - Joint Service at 8:30; Sunday School at 9:45
Sept. 20 - 8:30 at Davenport; Sunday School 9:45 at Norman; 11:00 at Norman
Sept. 27 - 8:30 at Davenport; Sunday School 9:45 at Norman; 11:00 at Norman

Parish Youth Group Kick-off

All youth grades 7-12 join us for our Fall Kick Off! Sunday, September 20 5:00 - 7:00 pm Davenport Lutheran A meal will be provided so come HUNGRY! Come ready to share your ideas/events for our upcoming year. Hope to see you there! Let us know if any need carpooling and we can help! Dawn Thompson, Lannette Christmann, Joan Pratt & Jill Flom

Fellowship of Christian Athletes - September

The Kindred Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will kick-off the new year on Sunday, September 13 at 5:00 pm at the Rick & Jill Klose home. They will also met on September 27 at the same time/place.

Acolyte Training

Acolyte training will be held at Norman for 5-8th graders and their parents on Sunday, September 20 from 9:30-9:45 am in the sanctuary.

Rally Sunday - Joint Service

There will be a joint worship service and Family Sunday on Sunday, September 13 at 8:30 at Davenport. This is Rally Sunday and will be the kick-off to the new Sunday School year. Following the service there will be a parent meeting, sign-up sheets, activities for the kids and we'll be filling snack bags for Churches United for the Homeless. Everyone is welcome to join us!

September 6 Change in Worship

On Sunday, September 6, there will be a joint worship service at 11:00 at Norman.

There will be no 8:30 service at Davenport.

Aug. 26 Service Canceled

Next Wednesday's (Aug. 26) evening service has been canceled. All Norman Davenport parish members are encouraged to participate in the joint worship service on Sunday, August 30. The service will be held at 10:00 am at Norman and will be outdoors, weather permitting. In the event Mother Nature does not cooperate, the service will be moved indoors. Come back later that afternoon for all the other festivities taking cream social, food, 5K, games, music, etc. See the parish webpage at for more information! Click on the Norman Lutheran tab at the top of the page! Regular worship hours will resume on Sunday, September 6 with the 8:30 service at Davenport and the 11:00 service at Norman.

Joint Worship Service - August 30

There will be a joint parish worship service on Sunday, August 30 at 10:00 am at Norman. We will plan for an outdoor, contemporary service, weather permitting. Service will move indoors if weather does not cooperate!

Norman Pie and Ice Cream Social

You are invited to... Norman Lutheran Church Dinner & Pie & Ice Cream Social Sunday, August 30 4:00 - 7:00 pm Live & Silent Auction New Addition Open House Games for the Kids Dunk Tank & Face Painting Music 5K Run/Walk Hay Wagon Rides Menu Includes: Pulled pork sandwiches, Grilled Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Pie & Ice Cream, Lemonade and Coffee New this year!! 1st Annual 5K Run/Walk 4:00 Start $20 Entry Fee Entry Form can be found at Guaranteed a t-shirt if you register by August 14 For more information contact Nicole Rohrbeck

Pianist/Organist Wanted

Norman Lutheran is looking for a piano or organ player to accompany the weekly service liturgy and hymns starting August 16. Please contact Eric Berg at (701) 799-6338.

Summer Worship Series

We have a wonderful "Summer Worship Series" guest pastor lineup for August while Pastor Dana is on leave.  Each one is excited to come out to our parish and should be a joy to have at worship! 

Thank you for helping our guest pastors feel welcome at our churches each Sunday and Wednesday this summer!

August Wednesday, August 19    Helen Kuhens  Sunday, August 23          Bill Ahlfeldt
Wednesday, August 26   TBD
Sunday, August 30          Joint Service at Norman at 10:00 am  
Please let Eric (701.799.6338), Kristina (701.730.5827) or Jim (701.793.4417) know if you need anything during this period of the Pastor's leave.

Council Meeting

There will be a parish council meeting on Wednesday, August 5 following the 7:30 pm service at Davenport. Individual church councils will meet immediately following the parish council meeting.

Leave of Absence

Pastor Dana has been granted a leave of absence to take advantage of Fairview Health Services Ministerial Health and Leadership Resources.

Pastor Dana will be using this time to focus on enhancing ministerial health; personally and for the parish. This is a unique opportunity for spiritual growth for us all. Please continue to keep Pastor Dana and Lynda in your prayers.

During this leave of absence, please contact Jim, Kristina or Eric for needs of the church.

Jim 701.793.4417
Kristina 701.730.5827
Eric 701.799.6338

"Come Meet Jesus"

All are welcome as Groundswell presents "Come Meet Jesus!!"  Three evenings of music, testimonies and God's Word. August 4, 5, and 6 at 7:00 pm at Kindred City Park. Admission is Free. Bring your own lawn chair. Bring friends, family and neighbors. This revival is sponsored by Kindred Area Ministerial Association (KAMA). In case of bad weather, the event will be moved indoors.

Prayer Request - Vacation Bible School

Next week starting Monday, July 27 is the Community Vacation Bible School. Please keep all of the kids, teachers and other volunteers in your prayers for a wonderful week!

Summer Worship Schedule

Sunday morning service - 9:00 am at Norman
Wednesday evening service - 7:30 pm at Davenport

We will follow this schedule the months of July and August.

Please feel free to attend whichever service works best for your schedule. When you attend, just use your offering envelope or write your check to your church. It will get to the right place!

Prayer Request - National Youth Gathering

Keep in your prayers all the kids from across the country that are traveling and will be attending the National Youth Gathering in Detroit, Michigan.

From our parish, we have the following that will be attending: Colton and Emily Christmann, Kyra Braaten, along with Missy Braaten as chaperone. They are joined by Hailey Thompson from Kindred Lutheran. They left on Sunday, July 12 and will return on July 21

Newsletter Items Due

Just a reminder that items for June's newsletter are due by Thursday, July 23.

Community Vacation Bible School

When: July 27-30 Time: 6:00-8:15 pm Where: Kindred Lutheran Church Ages: 4 years old - 6th grade Cost: FREE Volunteers also needed: Youth Grades 7-12 - adults
Registration sheets are available at each church or register online following this link:

Happy 4th of July

Wishing you and safe and happy 4th of July!

Pastor Dana on Vacation

Pastor Dana will be on vacation July 1 - 5. If you need anything during that time, please contact the council presidents. Eric Berg, Norman or Kristina Leslie, Davenport.

Discovering Hope Conference

The Discovering Hope Conference, for building vitality in rural congregations, will be held on Saturday, June 27 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Concordia College, Barry Auditorium. Pastor Nancy Nyland, a member of the ELCA Renewal Team and keynote presenter at the recent Synod Assembly is the event leader.

Prayer: Letting Go and Letting God
Worship: Building Community and Hope
Making Disciples: Learning to Live Jesus' Way
Evangelism: A Way of Life
Caring Ministries: Serving as Jesus Served
Leadership: Who's Driving the Tractor?
Discovering the Gift of Place
Mission: Possible - Discovering Hope for the Future

A team of at least three from each participating congregation or multipoint parish is encouraged. If you are interested in attending, please contact Eric Berg. The registration deadline is June 19.

Father's Day Brunch/Birthday Celebration

Join us for a Father's Day brunch on Sunday, June 21 following the 9 am worship service. We will be enjoying brunch and fellowship in the NEW dining room! We will also be celebrating the birthday of our oldest member, Agnes Liudahl. She will be 96 years young on July 3!

Jermstad's 50th Anniversary Celebration

There will be a 50th anniversary celebration honoring Clarence and Shirley Jermstad on Sunday, June 28 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm at Davenport Lutheran Church. All are welcome!

Bridal Shower for Kelsey Sumption

You are invited to an open house bridal shower for Kelsey Sumption at Davenport Lutheran Church on Saturday, June 27, from 9:30 - 11:30 am. Kelsey will be marrying Brent Plante on August 1, 2015.

Kindred FCCLA Pancake Breakfast

The Kindred High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members will be serving a pancake breakfast on Sunday, June 7 from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm at the Davenport Community Center. All proceeds to benefit the Kindred High School FCCLA state event winners. They will be representing North Dakota at the National FCCLA Convention in Washington, DC in July.

Davenport Days


June Council Meeting

The next council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3 at 8:15 pm following the evening service at Davenport. The parish council will meet first followed by the individual church councils.

Note: this is a change in the rotation schedule. Since Wednesday evening services are being held at Davenport, the June and August council meetings will be at Davenport following the service.

Bridal Shower for Sara Baker

There will be a bridal shower for Sara Baker on June 6 at 9:30 am at Norman Lutheran Church. Sara will be marrying Thomas Martin on June 13, 2015. The couple is registered at Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Macy's. All are welcome.

May 24 Worship Schedule

Worship Service Schedule - May 24
8:30 - Davenport
11:00 - Norman

FCA See You At the Pole

The Summer See You At the Pole event is scheduled for Thursday, May 21 at 8:15 am at the KHS Flag Pole.

Baccalaureate Service

The Kindred Area Baccalaureate service for the 2015 graduating seniors will be held on Sunday, May 17 at 7:00 pm at St. Maurice Catholic Church.

May Sunday School Schedule

May 3 - Family Sunday at Davenport - we will be filling snack bags for Churches United for the Homeless, making gifts for our mothers and fathers, and practicing a poem/song for the May 10 service.

May 10 - No regular Sunday School - Kids will be singing, sharing poems and handing out gifts to their parents during the worship service. Come to whichever service best fits your schedule. Kids are also invited to share a talent or special music for the service.

May 17 - Last day of Sunday School and parent meeting at Davenport (due to joint worship service at 11:00)

May Worship Schedule

May Worship Services
8:30 at Davenport 11:00 at Norman

May 17- Joint Service - Pastor Dana's Installation
11:00 - Davenport followed by a meal
Sunday School - all at 9:45 May 3 - Davenport May 10 - No Sunday School but kids sing during worship May 17 - Davenport - Last day plus parent meeting

Pastor Dana's Installation Service

The installation service for Pastor Dana Steinwand will be held on Sunday, May 17. We will have Sunday School at Davenport at 9:45. A Joint Parish Worship Service with the installation of Pastor Dana at 11:00 at Davenport.

A meal will follow; see sign-up sheets at the churches. There will be no 8:30 service on this day. There will also be a special offering taken this day which will be given to World Hunger.

Taylor Lammers Bridal Shower

You are invited to a bridal shower for Taylor Lammers at Norman Lutheran Church on Saturday, May 16, at 9:30 am. Taylor will be marrying Robert Heinzen on June 13, 2015. The couple is registered at Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond.


Norman Lutheran Church will have confirmation on Sunday, May 3 during the 11:00 am worship service.

Brunch Honoring Graduate

There will be a potluck brunch honoring our 2015 KHS graduate, Kassie Jo Kautzman on Sunday, May 3 following the 8:30 am service at Davenport.

April 26 Services Switch

NOTE!!  Service times will switch on Sunday, April 26.

Davenport will be at 8:30 and Norman at 11:00.

WOM Meeting

There will be a WOM executive meeting on Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 pm.

There will be a WOM general meeting on Sunday, April 26 at 9:30 am in the sanctuary. Come celebrate the end of our new women's group "WOM" trial period and share ideas on what is working and what we can work on for the coming year! Great time for new ideas as well!!

Confirmand/Graduate Dinner

There will be a dinner honoring the confirmands and graduates on Sunday, April 26 following the 11:00 am service at Norman. Group 1 will be serving.

Make Your Mark on Hunger

The Norman and Davenport Sunday School has been invited to participate in a “Make your Mark on Hunger” event on Sunday, April 26th from 2:00 – 3:30 at Kindred Lutheran Church. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about food insecurity, childhood hunger, nutrition and malnutrition and the BackPack program.  The students will then use what they have learned to select and purchase foods online to be delivered to the McKenzie County Food Pantry (Watford City) to supplement their BackPack program. 

Parents are encouraged and welcome to stay.  We are opening the event to students in grades 2-8, but younger children may come with their parents.  All are welcome, so pass the word! If you are interested in attending please email Amity Johnson at by Monday, April 20th

April Worship Schedule

April Worship Services 8:30 at Norman 11:00 at Davenport

April 26 - Service times switch
8:30 - Davenport
11:00 - Norman
Sunday School - all at 9:45 April 5 - No Sunday School April 12 - Norman April 19 - Norman April 26 - Norman

Bridal Shower for Brooke Jameson

You are invited to a bridal shower for Brooke Jameson at Norman Lutheran Churchon Sunday, April 19 at 2:00 pm. Brooke will be marrying Patrick Thiel on June 19, 2015. The couple is registered at Marcy’s, Bed, Bath and Beyond, and Target.

Youth Group Event

Sunday, April 19, 5:00-7:00 will be our final event for the school year. Join us for a fun evening of games including Outburst and Bible Guesstures! Supper will also be provided.

Allison Family Benefit

There will be a benefit for Jason "Boomer" Allison on April 18 at the Kindred Elementary School from 3:00-7:00 pm. Join us for a Silent Auction, Raffle, Dinner, Bake Sale, and Inflatables.

Council Meeting - Date Change

The Parish Council will meet on Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 pm at Davenport Lutheran. Individual church councils will meet immediately following.

Kindred Swimming Pool Fundraiser

There will be a fundraiser and Pancake Feed on Sunday, April 12 from 10:00 am -1:00 pm at the Kindred Memorial Building. Free will offering. Raffle drawing will be held at Noon. Raffles are $20 and can be purchased at City Hall or Kindred State Bank. Prizes include gift certificates to Scheel's and several types of guns.  In the event a person wins a gun, they can opt for a Scheel's gift card of equal value.

Good Friday Service

The Good Friday Community Worship Service will be held Friday, April 3 at 7:00 pm at the Canaan Moravian Church.

Easter Sunday Worship Schedule

Easter Sunday - April 5 8:30 am service - Norman 11:00 am service - Davenport

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

The Kindred Huddle will meet April 12 and 26 at 5:00 pm at the Klose home.

The Spring See You At the Pole (SYATP) event is scheduled for Thursday, April 2 at 8:15 am at the KHS Flag Pole.

Good Friday Choir Practice

Choir practice for the Good Friday Community Choir at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 1 at Kindred Lutheran. All are welcome to join.

Carl Grindberg Services

The prayer/remembrance service for Carl Grindberg will be held on Wednesday, April 1 at the Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel in Kindred. Visitation will be from 6:00-7:00 with service at 7:00 pm.

The funeral service will be on Thursday, April 2 at 11:00 am at Davenport Lutheran Church.

Communion Class/Maunday Thursday Service

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 2 at the DAVENPORT Church 5:30-6 pm   PIZZA 
6-6:55 pm   Pastor Steinwand will lead an information session on communion and the Board of Ed will help families make communion bread to be served during the service
7 p.m.         Worship service

Easter Lilies

If you are interested in donating a lily or any other flower to brighten up the altar for Easter Sunday, please bring it anytime between now and Easter. We would like to fill the sanctuary with flowers on Easter.

Palm Sunday

The Sunday School kids will be singing one song in church for EACH SERVICE on Palm Sunday, March 29!  We will have palm leaves for each child at each church for them to wave as we sing that morning.

8:30 a.m.  - Church/singing at Davenport

9:45 a.m.  - Sunday School at Norman

11 a.m. - Church/singing at Norman

Feel free to bring your little songbirds to whichever service works best in your schedule, but we don't mean you have to attend both services next Sunday morning

Lenten Service Schedule

Lenten Services are held at 7:00 pm. The location alternates every other week.

March 25 - Norman
April 2 - Davenport

This year's offerings will be going to the Jason "Boomer" Allison Benefit. Jason Allison is from Kindred and was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a motor neuron disease causing muscles to degenerate. There is currently no cure for ALS. Jason is married to Angie and they have two songs ages 6 and 10 months. They are faced with a challenging journey. They have ongoing medical expenses, modifications need to be made to make Jason's environment accessible to him as this devastating disease continues to change his life and mobility.

Good Friday Community Choir

All are invited to join the community choir which will be signing for the Good Friday Community Worship Service at Canaan Moravian. Rehearsal is on Wednesday evenings at Kindred Lutheran Church at 8pm from March 18 to April 1. Any questions, please call LaVonne Nokleberg and leave a message.

March Worship Schedule

March Worship Services 8:30 at Davenport 11:00 at Norman

March 8 - Joint Service - 11:00 at Davenport
Sunday School - all at 9:45 March 1 - Davenport March 15 - Norman March 22 - Norman March 29 - Norman

Youth Group Service Event

Dorothy Day Food Pantry
Monday, March 16
Leaving the Davenport church at 5:15 pm
At the Food Pantry from 6:00-8:15 pm

The area colleges are on spring break this week and they need our help!

We will have food for the kids to grab as we are leaving the church.

For those of you not familiar with the Dorothy Day Food Pantry, the food pantry provides food baskets to low-income families and individuals from both Cass and Clay counties. Food baskets are distributed Monday and Wednesday. Clients can come once per month to obtain a food basket, and each person receives an average of 25 pounds of food which typically lasts for 2-3 days. Everyone must present identification in order to receive a food basket. Since its inception, food pantry utilization has steadily increased. We will be helping these families do their shopping for their food baskets. Upon arrival, we will receive training on what we will be doing. If there is a lull in shoppers, we may be helping restock shelves as well.

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KAMA Easter Food Baskets

Believe it or not, it is time to begin collecting food for the KAMA Easter Food Baskets!  Our churches are being asked to collect the following items: Davenport - 30 cans of corn; Norman - 30 gallons of milk. They also ask for $35 from each church to help purchase the fresh food for the baskets.

Davenport - cans of corn can be delivered to the church and we will get them to Kindred. Please have them to the church by Sunday, March 22.

The food will be delivered to Kindred Lutheran Church by Thursday, March 26. Delivery of the baskets will begin on Sunday, March 29 and throughout Holy Week.

Norman WOM Fellowship Event

The next WOM fellowship event is the Taste of Home Cooking Show on Thursday, March 12 at the Courtyard by Mariott in Moorhead. The doors open at 4 pm and the class starts at 7 pm. Tickets are $20. If you would like to participate in this event, please contact Nicole Rohrbeck at

March 8 Service and Sunday School

There will be a joint parish service on Sunday, March 8 at 11:00 in Davenport. All are welcome! There will be no Sunday School.

POSTPONED - Pastor Dana's Installation Service

With the Kindred Vikings Girls Basketball team heading to the state tournament next weekend, it has been decided to postpone Pastor Dana's installation service. We will update you as soon as it is rescheduled.

February Worship Schedule

Norman - 8:30 am
Davenport - 11:00 am

Parish Sunday School - 9:45
February 1 at Davenport
February 8, 15, 22 at Norman

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!

Installation of Council Members

The installation of new council members will take place during both services on Sunday, February 22. If you are a council member, please try to attend this Sunday.

Opportunities to Serve - Davenport

DAVENPORT - Want to be involved?
Here are some opportunities:

Annual Dinner Coordinator
The dinner is tentatively scheduled for March 29. However, we are in need of an individual or individuals willing to coordinate!! The Community Center has already been secured. There are notes available to help guide you. Numerous volunteers have stepped up to offer their assistance so you won't be doing this alone, however, we just need someone to "Chair" this event. Grab a friend and do this together! The dinner will have to be canceled if no one volunteers.

Synod Assembly Representatives
This year's assembly is scheduled for April 18-19, in Fargo at the Holiday Inn. Looking for two representatives.

If you are interested in helping out with either of these events, please contact Kristina Leslie.

Sock Drive

Norman/Davenport Sunday School Sock Drive for the homeless through the month of February. Donations will be given to the North Dakota Joy of Sox. Baskets are set up in the narthex for your donations. Thank you!

Recycling Opportunity

In recognition of Love your Charity month celebrated by MinnKota in the month of February, MinnKota will provide an additional 15 cents per pound for aluminum cans and an additional 2 cents per pound for sorted recyclables delivered to the redemption centers during the month of February. We'd like to encourage all Norman-Davenport Parish members to bring in their recycling and mention the Norman Lutheran Youth or Joan Grabanski's phone number 701-428-3707 and it will get credited to the youth account. This is a great bonus now in February for charities and would encourage all parish members to bring in recycling for this worthy cause. You can donate the following clean sorted material and receive the following additional funds for your recycling: Aluminum cans: 15 cents/pound #1 and #2 plastic bottles: 2 cents/pound Magazines: 2 cents/pound Newspapers: 2 cents/pound Sorted paper: 2 cents/pound Steel and tin cans: 2 cents/pound Visit their website for a recy…

Council Meeting

There will be a joint parish council meeting on Wednesday, February 4 at 7:00 pm at Norman Lutheran. Individual church council meetings will be held immediately following. Council meetings are generally held every other month on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm. We alternate locations between the two churches. Council members from both Norman and Davenport mark your calendars for these meetings as your attendance is important. All council members are asked to make every attempt to be at these meetings

WOM Fellowship Activity

The next WOM fellowship event will be held on Sunday, February 8 from 6:30 – 8:30pm. We will again be painting with Creatively Uncorked in the church basement. This time the painting will be “Kissing Umbrella” (you can see it here: If you would like to participate in this fun event, please contact Nicole Rohrbeck at by February 1.


WELCOME Pastor Dana and Lynda to the Norman Davenport Parish Family! We are blessed to have you with  us!

February Family Sunday

Family Sunday is February 1 at Davenport at 9:45. Guest speaker will be Mrs. North Dakota International 2015, Erin Bertel. You may have seen the article in the December 28 Fargo Forum regarding her providing hope to the homeless through donations of socks.

The Sunday School will also be sponsoring a Sock Drive to benefit the homeless. The best kind of socks to donate are men's tube socks because they don't have a heel so anyone of any age can wear them. There will be a basket set up at each church for your donations.

Just a reminder that Family Sunday's are not just for families with kids in Sunday School Family Sunday's are for EVERYONE in our congregations. All are welcome! Come hear Erin's story. Hope to see you there!!

Kindred, Finally!

An essay by Lynda Steinwand
We finally made it to Kindred, YAY!!I have 2 observations; moving is hard work, and I hate it.Anyway.We were originally going to leave on Thursday after the movers left.We forgot to plan on the fact that about 20 % of our stuff didn’t fit on the truck (we were warned that might be a possibility) and that moving is hard work!Dana had planned on getting a trailer from uHaul, but the lights on our 4-runner would not make the trailer lights work and it would have necessitated major surgery (on the 4-runner) to get it fixed.So on Friday, Plan G, Dana went to rent a uHaul truck and car towing gizmo.Truck was in Sioux Falls, gizmo was in Brandon (about 10 miles away).Got uhaul came home, started loading the truck, with the help of our angel of mercy, Lyle O’Donnell (we never would have gotten stuff packed if not for him….thank you!)This is Friday.We did get truck loaded, but it was around 5 pm and driving up there at that point would have been foolhardy, so we went…

Davenport's Annual Meeting

Davenport's annual meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 25 following the morning worship service. Service times will switch and Norman will be at 8:30 with Davenport at 11:00. A potluck lunch will follow.

January 25 Worship Times

Just a reminder that worship times will switch on Sunday, January 25. Norman will have the 8:30 service and Davenport will be at 11:00.

January Youth Group Activity

The youth group will be going bowling on Sunday, January 25. We will leave from the Davenport Church at 1:30 pm. The cost will be covered by the youth group and includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and pop. Please RSVP to either Kristina Leslie, Lannette Christmann, or Dawn Thompson by Sunday, January 18. We need to know how many to expect so that we have enough drivers.

FCA Canceled for January 18

Update from Klose's: There will be no FCA on Sunday, January 18 due to a family conflict.

Norman's Annual Meeting

Norman's annual meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 18 following the morning worship service. A potluck lunch will follow.

Annual Report Deadlines

Information for the annual reports should be sent to Kristina Leslie at

Norman's deadline - January 11
Davenport's deadline - January 18

January Acolyte Schedule - Norman

January 11 at 11:00 - Anna Berg & Deidre Braaten
January 18 at 11:00 - Sean & Tyler Maddock
January 25 at 8:30 - Deidre Braaten & Hope Rohrbeck - NOTE TIME CHANGE