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New Year's Day Service


Pastor Laura Vacation

Pastor Laura will be out of town January 2-4. For emergencies, please call Pastor Andrew Schlecht at his office 701-420-3630 or his cell phone 701-238-1196.

Christmas Eve Services


Pastor Laura on Vacation

Pastor Laura will be on vacation December 25-28, but will still be on-call for any emergencies. She can be reached at her cell phone: 701-429-0308 or at the parsonage: 701-428-3765.

Christmas Eve Services

Norman - 3:30 pm Davenport - 5:30 pm

Mark Your Calendars!

Blue Christmas Community Worship - December 21 at 7:00 pm at Kindred Lutheran

Christmas Eve Services - December 24
     Norman - 3:30 pm; Davenport 5:30 pm

Christmas Day - No Worship Services

New Year's Day - Joint worship 10:00 am at Davenport

December Worship Schedule

8:30 Worship - Norman 11:00 Worship - Davenport Sunday School at 9:45 Dec. 4 - Christmas Program Practice @ Davenport
Dec. 7 - Table/Chair Set-up at 6:30 pm before council mtg
Dec. 10 - Program Practice 9:45 am - Noon @ DCC
Dec. 11 - Program Practice 9:45 @ DCC Dec. 11 - Christmas program performance - 4:00 pm Dec. 18 - No Sunday School Dec.  25 - No Sunday School

Youth Group Meeting

There will be a youth group meeting on Sunday, December 18 at noon at Davenport.

KAMA Christmas Food Baskets

The Kindred Area Ministerial Association will once again be putting together food baskets. Davenport is to provide 30 cans of corn and Norman 30 cans of green beans. Please have your items to church by Sunday, December 11. Otherwise, please have them to Kindred Lutheran by Friday, December 16.

Breakfast at Norman

Christmas time got you tangled up in knots??  
1,876 things to do on your list and you are on #19?
Please consider attending a breakfast (egg bake, muffins, etc.) after the 8:30 worship service on Sunday, December 18 at Norman. This is a no stress, unwind, and kick back enjoy yourself breakfast.  Fellowship and good food free of charge!!!

Carroll Johnson Funeral

Carroll Johnson, a long time member at Norman, passed away this last week. His funeral will be at 11:00 am on Monday, December 5 with a visitation at 10:00 a.m. at the church.

Christmas Program Practice and Set-up

Dec. 4 - 9:45 am - Practice at Davenport church

Dec. 7 - 6:30 pm - Set-up tables/chairs

Dec. 10 - 9:00 am - noon - at Davenport Community Center

Dec. 11 - 9:45 am at Davenport Community Center

Dec. 11 - 2:00 pm - set up for meal

Dec. 11 - 3:30 pm - children should be at the Community Center to get their costumes on
We need several to help serve, bring food, and clean-up

Norman Kitchen Group/Usher Group Merge

In an effort to make things more streamlined, we are merging the kitchen groups with the usher groups starting in January 2017. Each work group will be responsible for finding volunteers from their workgroup to fill the usher scheduled and be in charge of the usher duties for four months of the year. Families will not be assigned a certain month like in the past, but you will have the freedom to choose when you serve from any of the four months your work groups is assigned. Every member of our church will be accounted for in a work group.

2017 Work Group Schedule
Group 1 - January, April, July, October
Group 2 - February, May, August, November
Group 3 - March, June September, December

Your chair will post a signup sheet in the information center at church and email a signup genius in December so you can choose the dates and duties you'd like to help with in the church year. Each family should plan to serve a minimum of two Sundays a year.

These months will rotate between work groups eve…

Pastor Laura Vacation Days

Pastor Laura will be gone Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, November 26, as well as Friday, December 2 through Saturday, December 3. In both of these instances, she will be returning the Saturday evening and will be back for worship on Sunday.

Pastor Sonja Kjar will be on-call for any emergencies. She can be reached at 701-371-3399 and

November Confirmation Schedule

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Norman Lutheran Church
November 2
November 9
November 16
November 23 - No Confirmation - Thanksgiving Eve Service
November 30

Community Thanksgiving Service

The Community Thanksgiving Service will be held on Wednesday, November 23 at Canaan Moravian at 7:00 pm. Pastor Laura will be preaching.

WOM Monthly Giving Project

The WOM Monthly Giving Project for November is Kitchen Essentials for Norman Church Kitchen. In the church kitchen, you will find a list of needed cooking utensils for the new kitchen. As we have had many occasions that the kitchen prepares for, there has been a need for some cooking tools. If you wish to purchase an item on the list, please mark it off on the list so that there is not an overabundance of items. If you wish to donate cash for purchasing items, please drop it off at church in the envelope by the list or send to Kim Lammers with a note of your donation.

November Worship Schedule

8:30 Worship - Davenport 11:00 Worship - Norman Sunday School at 9:45 Nov. 6 - Family Sunday at Davenport Nov. 13 - Norman - Christmas program practice Nov. 20 - Norman - Christmas program practice Nov. 27 - No Sunday School

Nominating Committee Seeks Council Members

The Norman Lutheran Nominating Committee is seeking volunteers for the 2017 Norman Church Council. We are seeking to fill President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer as well as give Deacons, four Trustees, and three for the Board of Education. Please prayerfully consider filling one of these positions. Contact any member of the nominating committee if interested or with any questions. Eric Berg, Dean Duval, Kim Lammers, Deb Olson, Stacey Swenson and Trudy Torgerson.

Parish Healing Service

This service will be held on Sunday, November 20 at 7:00 pm, Norman Lutheran Church. In this season of new beginnings, the Norman WOM invites you to a service of prayer and healing. This service is an opportunity to gather with our Norman and Davenport brothers and sisters, and to just be. To gather together in prayer and in silence. To listen for God's presence and to lay all of the burdens that we carry at the foot of the cross.

KAMA Thanksgiving Food Baskets

The Kindred Area Ministerial Association will once again be putting together food baskets. Davenport is to provide 30 cans of corn and Norman 30 cans of green beans. Please have your items to church by Sunday, November 13. Otherwise, please have them to Kindred Lutheran by Friday, November 18.

Choir Members Needed

Choir members are needed for the Community Christmas Celebration, Christmas Around the World. If interested, please contact Marty Schmit or Nancy Ebens.

Norman Parish Players


Parish Youth Meatball Dinner

The Norman Davenport Parish Youth group will hold their annual meatball dinner on Sunday, October 30 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Davenport Lutheran Church.

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

Free Will Offering. Take-outs are available!

Pastor Laura's Office Hours 10/24-10/29

Monday: Day Off
Tuesday: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Saturday: No office hours

10/30 Worship Times Switch

Next Sunday, October 30, service times will switch and Davenport will be at 8:30 and Norman 11:00. This is due to the youth meatball dinner being served that day!

WOM Monthly Giving Project

The WOM monthly giving project for October is snacks for the Kindred Elementary School. Please put all donations on the basket in the Norman narthex.

October Confirmation Schedule

6:15 - 7:15 pm
At Norman Lutheran
October 12 - 1: Canon 
October 19 - No Confirmation
October 26 - 2: The Hebrew Bible

Pastor Laura's Office Hours 10/10-15

Monday: Day Off
Tuesday: No Office Hours
Wednesday 9:00-10:30 am and 1:30 - 5:00 pm
Thursday - 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Friday -  9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 - 4:30 pm
Saturday - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tailgate Sunday

The NorMEN are planning a "Tailgate Sunday" for our Parish on October 23 at 12 pm at Norman to watch the Vikings vs. Eagles game. Please stay tuned for more details!

Davenport Council Meeting

There will be a special council meeting on Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 pm at the Davenport Lutheran Church. We will be meeting with Pastor Laura to discuss several of the items we have been holding until the new pastor arrived.

Note: This is Davenport council only.

FCA Fields of Faith

FCA Fields of Faith will be Wed, October 12th @ KHS Jerlow Football Field @ 7:00pm. Kindred’s FCA Huddle invites you to join this awesome night of sharing the gospel! All are welcome!

WOM Meeting

WOM meeting:  October 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the Norman fellowship hall: play and Christmas program planning

October Worship Schedule

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

On 10/30 - service times will switch and Davenport will be at 8:30 and Norman 11:00. This is due to the youth meatball dinner being served that day!

9:45 Sunday School
2 - Family Sunday - Davenport
9 - Norman
16 - Norman
23 - Norman
30 - Norman

Fall Craft & Vendor Show

Davenport Fall Festival Craft & Vendor Show Saturday, October 8 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Davenport Community Center Lots of different crafts, jewelry, foods.... Sign up for door prizes Lunch will be sold

Council Meeting

The parish council will meet on Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 pm at Norman. The parish council will meet first followed by the individual church councils.

Community Activities

*Saturday, October 8, Fall Craft Vendor Show at Davenport Community Center, 10:00-5:00pm

*Sunday, October 9, St. Maurice’s Turkey Dinner 11:00am -1:30pm

*Saturday, October 22, Women’s Retreat at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in West Fargo. Registration forms in the narthex.

Congratulations - Brandon & Miranda Mitchell

Congratulations to Brandon Mitchell and Miranda Smith! The couple were united in marriage on Saturday, September 24, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Wahpeton. Brandon is the son of Mark & Carol Mitchell, Davenport. Miranda is the daughter of Ryan & Judy Smith, Wahpeton (formerly of Kindred).

Fellowhip of Christian Athletes (FCA) Kindred Huddle

September 25 Kindred FCA Huddle (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) will meet at the Klose home from 5:00pm-7:00pm. All 7th-12th grade students are welcome!

FCA Fields of Faith will be Wed, October 12th @ KHS Jerlow Football Field @ 7:00pm. Kindred’s FCA Huddle invites you to join this awesome night of sharing the gospel! All are welcome!

Parish Youth Group

Parish Youth Group Kick-off Sunday, October 2 at Davenport from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Meal will be served. Come with ideas for planning your year! All 7th-12th grade students invited! Parents welcome!

Pastor's Office Hours - 9/26 - 10/1

Monday: Day Off

Tuesday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am-10:30am, 1:30pm-5:00pm

Friday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm

WOM Monthly Giving Project

Prescription Sponsorship at Dakota Clinic Pharmacy on 32 Monetary donations for sponsoring prescription copays for patients unable to purchase medicine. Nicole Rohrbeck is a Pharmacist here and will grant sponsorship at her discretion. Checks payable to Dakota Clinic Pharmacy on 32nd. Give directly to Nicole or seal in an envelope and place in donation basket by the end of September.

Update on Parish Sunday School and Confirmation

The Norman Davenport Parish Council met on September 7 to discuss the Parish Sunday School and Confirmation programs.  Much discussion was held on the confirmation program and how it could be improved to provide the best possible education for our Parish students. A couple of decisions were voted on unanimously by the Council. 1.  Confirmation will be held for 7th through 9th grade, with the 9th graders being confirmed on Reformation Sunday (last Sunday in October).  This would mean the 3rd year of confirmation would really only be a couple months long.  Confirmation class would begin after Labor Day.  Confirmation will be held on Wednesday evenings from either 6:00-7:00 or 7:00 -8:00 at Norman and Davenport churches. Classes would alternate between churches-September to December at one church and January to May at the other church. The class time (6-7 or 7-8) will be decided with parent input during the parent meeting being held this Rally Sunday at 9:45 at Norman Lutheran Church. 2.  …

Snack Bags for Churches United

Thank you to all of you - it's so exciting that Kindred Lutheran, Comstock-Hoff Lutheran, Shepard of the Prairie Lutheran Parish and the Norman-Davenport Parish churches are able to commit to an entire school year of snack bags for Churches United for the Homeless!  They have been using the bags we've made in the past for both after school snacks and for the kids that wait in line for the food pantry, and they have been working out well.   Here is what we have been sending to Churches United over the past couple of years: 1.  We have been trying to send 150-200 bags at a time - we use zippered pint sized bags with about one small Styrofoam cup container of product in each bag.  If we send more than 200 bags, it's hard for them to use them in a timely manner before they go stale. The snacks will be accepted at any time, but if we all plan to aim to deliver our snack bags the first part of the month they will have a consistent supply. Norman-Davenport Parish has a s…

2017 Norman Usher Groups

Norman Lutheran will be updating the usher groups this week for 2017.  Please let Diane Kjelstrup know by Saturday, September 24, if you would like to update your information or switch to a different month.

September Worship Schedule

September 4 - Joint Service - 11:00 am at Norman

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

9:45 Sunday School
11 - Rally Sunday - Norman
18 - Norman
25 - Norman

Sunday School Information

Our first day of Sunday School will be Sunday, September 11 at 9:45 a.m. @ NORMAN!  Please join us for games for the kids, a snack and a parent meeting where you can update your contact information.


We are looking for 2016-2017 Sunday School Teachers! If you can help as a  teacher (or a sub) this year, please let us know as soon as possible so we can begin to make out a schedule!  The first actual class will be Sunday, September 18.  All curriculum is Augsburg Fortress again this year. Please let us know which age group you are interested in teaching!  We will again do "team teaching" so you switch back and forth with a partner as your schedules allow.

Grades 1-2
Grades 3-4
Grades 5-6
Grades 7-12

Sunday School teacher installation will be Sunday, September 11 during the normal worship services. CONFIRMATION
We have a Parish Board of Ed meeting with Pastor Laura on September 1 to get our confi…

Sunday School Teacher Installation

Installation will be held on Rally Sunday, September 11.

WOM Meetings

Wednesday - September 14 at 7:00 pm
Place: The Office, downtown Kindred, Coordinators Meetings

Sunday - September 18 at 9:30 am
Place: Fellowship Hall, Fall Meeting - All Women

Miranda Smith Bridal Shower

There will be an open house bridal shower for Miranda Smith (daughter of Ryan and Judy Smith) on Saturday, September 10, from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Davenport Lutheran Church. Miranda will marry Brandon Mitchell (son of Mark and Carol Mitchell).  The couple is registered at Target and also welcomes Menards gift cards.  Everyone is welcome.

2nd Annual NLC 5K Fun Run/Walk

16803 52nd St. SEKindred, ND
There will be food, games for the kids, and music!
Top age finishers will receive awards.
All proceeds go to Norman Lutheran Church.
Complete the registration form along with your $20.00 entry fee and mail to:
Nicole Rohrbeck16540 50th St SEKindred, ND 58051
Entrees must be received by August 30th to be guaranteed a t-shirt.
On-site registration/race check-in will be available beginning at 3pm; however we
cannot guarantee a tshirt. Registration forms available look for the Norman tab at the top

Pie & Ice Cream Social

This year's NLC Pie and Ice Cream Social will be held on Sunday, September 11 from 4 - 7 pm. See flier on the parish web page for more details.

Pastor Laura's Installation - Sept. 4

Pastor Laura's installation has been scheduled with the synod office for next Sunday, September 4. 11 a.m. at Norman.

This is a JOINT service with Davenport. 

We will be serving a meal following installation. WOM groups will be in touch shortly with the menu/request items for the fellowship lunch as well as which group will be serving.

Final Meet and Greet Event of the Summer!

‘Meet and Greet’ Your Neighbor Night!  August 31 In the Davenport Lutheran Church Parking Lot* 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
This is for EVERYONE in the Davenport area! If you’re new to the area, we’d love to meet you and make you feel at home. If you’ve been around for a while, catch up with old friends and make new ones.

Bring the kids and bring your friends!

We will have LOTS of GOOD FOOD, so come hungry! Everything is FREE and open to EVERYONE!

You are always welcome to stay for our worship service!We have worship service every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the summer.Communion is on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. No matter where you are in your life’s journey, you are welcome here.
* In case of bad weather, we will eat in the church basement.

WOM August School Supply Collection

Our August collection at Norman is for school supplies. 

Some items that are commonly requested are:
crayons, markers, colored pencils
Bottles of white glue
glue sticks
#2 pencils
Large erasers
2 pocket folders
scissors (Fiskers)
dry erase markers
Sharpie markers
sandwich size Ziploc bags
notebooks - spiral and wide ruled

If you chose to donate any items, please just put them in the basket in the Narthex at Norman by August 31 and they will all go to the Kindred School.

Funeral Service for Virgil Torgerson

The funeral service for Virgil Torgerson will be held Friday, August 26 at 11:00 at Norman.

August 21 Worship Service

Join us at Norman on Sunday, August 21 at 9:00. Pastor Terry will be speaking. Hope to see you there!

In Search of....Muscle Power!

Pastor Laura will arrive at the parsonage next week on Thursday!

Thursday, August 25
We are looking for volunteers from our parish to help unload once they get to Kindred. They will arrive with a u-haul sometime in the late afternoon on Thursday, August 25. We will tentatively plan on 5 p.m. to meet and help them, but she will update us as the day goes on. Let Marty or Jen know if you are available to help, and we can text/call you with their actual arrival time on Thursday.

We will also plan to bring a BBQ supper over for she and her husband. Let Marty or Jen know if you would like to help out with the meal. We are looking for a pan of bars and a bag of chips.

Sunday, August 28
Pastor Laura has also requested some of our strong, parish helpers on Sunday, August 28. Her parents are bringing a u-haul with some furniture and her piano in it, so they would love some help with that heavy lifting as well.

Open Position: Parish Newsletter Editor

Open Position: Norman Davenport Parish Newsletter Editor

Please check the parish web page at where announcements are posted and you can sign up for the weekly E-announcements.  E-announcements are emailed each Monday morning and include a listing of all the announcements posted that week. Or you can like us on our Facebook page (Norman and Davenport Lutheran Church) where we will also be posting items.

If interested, please contact council presidents, Marty Schmit or Eric Berg.If questions about the position, please contact Kristina Leslie.

Payton Nelson Bridal Shower

An open house bridal shower for Payton Nelson will be held at Norman on August 20 from 9:30-11:30 am. She is registered at Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond. All are welcome!

WOM Monthly Giving Project

The WOM monthly giving project for August is school supplies. There is a list on the information at Norman of required supplies. Place donations in the basket in the narthex.

August 10 Service Canceled

On Wednesday, August 10, there will be no worship service at Davenport. Please consider going to worship at Norman on Sunday, or you may be interested in this benefit: West Prairie Free Lutheran Church Bison Feed/Silent Auction on August 10th. 5:30-7:30 pm. with a Greg Hager concert.  All proceeds will benefit the Troy Solhjem family.

Whatever your plans, hope you have a good week!

Parsonage Cleaning

Parsonage cleaning will be held on Wednesday, August 10 at 5 pm to get ready for Pastor Laura and her family! Potluck BBQ supper; just bring a side to share!

Norman Quilters

We need HELP! The Norman Quilters recently "Inherited" many boxes of fabric from a lady in Michigan (Jill Thoen's neighbor) who wants to make sure we keep busy here.

If you could lend us a hand, we are going to quilt again  Wednesday, August 3, at 9 am to about 2:30.  On the job training!  In fact, if you can thread a needle and tie a knot, you are more than qualified.

A child can do this---in fact, if your daughter (or son) would like to come and help, that would be great!  Drop them off and we'll see that they get home.

We also need people who would be willing to do some sewing for us at home---sewing blocks together--very simple stuff.

If you can help, call Elaine S. 428-3286 or Bonnie O. 428-3215.

August 3 Worship Time Change

On Wednesday, August 3, the evening service will start at 7:00 pm (instead of 7:30). This is so the parish council/church council meetings can start at 8:00 and not be quite so late.

Council Meeting

The Parish Council will meet on Wednesday, August 3 following the evening worship service at Davenport. The service will begin  at 7:00 (NOTE TIME CHANGE) and the council meeting will meet starting at 8:00. Individual church councils will meet following.

Help Wanted: Parsonage Painters

The Laughlin's have requested that we paint the ceilings at the parsonage. They hope to choose colors for the walls and do that themselves in the future.  
From the looks of things, those ceilings probably haven't been painted for nearly 15+ years.   That house is BIG, so we can use some HELP.... Please contact Missy B. ( call or text 212-3345) if you are available to help your convenience.

Summer Worship Schedule

Our summer worship schedule continues with Sunday worship at Norman at 9:00 am and Wednesday evening worship at Davenport at 7:30 pm. This will be for the months of June, July and August. Feel free to attend whichever service works best for your schedule. Just use your offering envelope or write your check to your church; it will get to the right place!

Community Vacation Bible School

The Brightest Week of the Summer! ~ New friends ~Amazing experiments ~ Spelunker Sports ~Lip-smacking snacks ~ Surprising adventures ~Incredible music Kindred Lutheran Church August 1 - 4 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm Registration form For more information contact Stacy S. 701-799-1196
Permission to photocopy this resource from Group’s Cave Quest VBS granted for local church use.
Copyright © 2016 Group Publishing, Inc., Loveland, CO.

WOM Monthly Giving Project

The monthly giving project will be monetary donations for the purchase of milk for daily snack time to Kindred Elementary. Milk cartons are available for a yearly purchase at snack time, although some children are not able to receive this from their family. The yearly cost is $80 per child. This will be the monthly giving project for the months of May, June and July.

Collection containers are available at Norman! Please pick one up!

Cookie Booth at Kindred Days

Norman Church will be doing a "Cookie Booth" for Kindred Days next weekend! Stop by our booth for a yummy monster cookie and bottle of water! The booth will be open on Saturday, July 30 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (or until gone!) in the Kindred Park.

Norman Quilting

The quilting crew would like to extend an invitation to join them:
Wednesday, July 27 9 a.m. - after lunch ***Usually a yummy potluck lunch. Contact Elaine S for the menu/what to bring!  428-3286

August Newsletter

Items for the August newsletter can be sent to Eric Berg by Saturday, July 23.

July 31 Worship

There will be no service at Norman on Sunday, July 31. Instead everyone is encouraged to attend the Kindred Community worship at 10:00 am at the Memorial Building.

June 29 - Fun Music & Food!!

Come on over to the Davenport Lutheran parking lot party on Wednesday, June 29th from 6 - 7 p.m. and hear some fun calypso style music. Lots of free eats too!

June 29 Supper and Service

Davenport invites everyone to come join us on Wednesday, June 29 for a meal and service. This will be Pastor Aanen's last service with our Parish! Everyone is encouraged to join us for food, fun, fellowship and worship. BBQs, brats and beans will be served from 6:00-7:00 followed by a service at 7:30.

No Worship July 3

There will be no worship service at Norman on Sunday, July 3. Everyone is encouraged to attend the meal and service on Wednesday, June 29 as this will be Pastor Aanen's last service with our Parish.

July Newsletter Deadline

July newsletter items should be submitted no later than Thursday, June 23. Send to or call Kristina at (701) 428-3423.

Lunde Anniversary Celebration

You’re invited to the 50th Anniversary Celebration
Gwen and Nord Lunde

Council Meeting

The parish council will meet on Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00 pm at Norman. The parish council will meet first followed by the individual church councils.

June Newsletter Items

June newsletter items should be submitted no later than Monday, May 23. Send to or call Kristina at (701) 428-3423.

Note: items received after the 23rd are not guaranteed to be included in the newsletter.

Notice of Special Meeting

Special Meeting - May15, 2016 regarding approval to call Pastor Laura Laughlin to serve as Parish pastor
Purpose:The Norman-Davenport Parish Call Committee has made the recommendation to the Parish Council that Pastor Laura Laughlin be called to service as Parish pastor. Each of the Norman-Davenport Parish congregations are to be assembled to vote to approve this recommendation.The vote will take place at the end of the worship service at each church.
Two written ballot issues are to be considered.
Ballot 1:Approval for the Parish council to “call” Pastor Laura Laughlin to serve as pastor of the Norman – Davenport Parish.Voting YES indicates that you approve to call Pastor Laughlin 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 $36,500
·Housing equity Per Synod recommendation
·Medical and Dental insurance …

Davenport Spring Cleaning

It is that time of year again! Spring cleaning is scheduled for May 14-21. A list of everything that needs to be done will be down in the basement. Once you have completed something, please cross it off so others know what has been done.

May Worship Schedule

May's worship and Sunday Schedule is as follows:

8:30 am - Norman
11:00 am - Davenport

Sunday School - 9:45 am
May 1 - Field Trip - more details to come; watch your email!
May 8 - Mother's and Father's Day program
May 15 - Norman - last day of Sunday School - games for kids outside and parent's meeting in the basement

Kindred FFA Flower Sales

The Kindred FFA Alumni Annual Flower and Vegetable sale will be held Friday, May 6 from 2-6 pm; Saturday, May 7 from 9-3 pm and Saturday, May 14 from 9-3 pm. Makes great Mother's Day gifts! All proceeds benefit Kindred FFA student scholarships. Find us north of the high school.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The Kindred Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) group summer See You At the Pole (SYATP) event will be held on May 19 at 8:15 am at the KHS flag pole.

Kindred Area Baccalaureate

The Kindred Area Baccalaureate service for the 2016 graduating seniors will be held on Sunday, May 22 at 7:00 pm at Kindred Lutheran.

Kindred FFA Rummage Sale

The Kindred FFA chapter will be hosting a garage sale from 8-3 pm on Saturday, May 7. LOTS of tools and miscellaneous. If you have items you'd like to donate for the sale, please bring them by the school starting this week or call Tam at (701) 212-5235.

WOM Meeting

A general WOM meeting will be held on Sunday, May 8 at 9:45 am at Norman.

Parish Youth Group

MAY DAY, MAY DAY to our Parish Youth Group! Sunday, May 1 we are planning a fun event for all grades 7-12 Davenport/Norman Youth. It involves delivering May Day baskets, eating pizza and playing human foosball!

We hope you can join us for this service/fun event. Watch for our mailing in your mailbox and RSVP to Dawn Thompson at 238-7753.

May Newsletter Deadline

May newsletter items should be submitted no later than Saturday, April 23. Send to or call Kristina at (701) 428-3423.

Graduate/Confirmand Dinner

On Sunday, April 24, we will be celebrating the 2016 graduates and confirmands.

Davenport will be a brunch potluck following the 8:30 am service.

Norman's will be following the 11 am service. Group 3 will bring hotdish and serve; you bring the side dishes!

April Worship Schedule

April's worship and Sunday Schedule is as follows:

8:30 am - Davenport
11:00 am - Norman

Sunday School - 9:45 am
Apr. 3 - Family Sunday at Davenport
Apr. 10 - Norman
Apr. 17 - Norman
Apr. 24 - Norman

Fashion, Friends & More!


Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

The Kindred Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) group regular huddle meetings will be held April 3 and April 17 at the Klose home at 5:00 pm. The sping See You at the Pole (SYATP) event will be on April 7 at 8:15 am at the KHS Flag Pole.

Council Meeting

There will be a parish council meeting on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:00 pm at Davenport. Individual church councils will meet immediately following.

Church Cleaning at Norman

The first couple of weeks of April will be dedicated to church cleaning. Please signup to help through Signup Genius or your group chairman will be calling you.

Bridal Shower for Breanna Ordahl

There will be an open house bridal shower for Breanna Ordahl, bride to be of Bryce Knowlen on Saturday, April 9 from 10 am – 2 pm at Kindred Lutheran Church. The couple is registered at Target & Bed, Bath & Beyond or sign up at the Kindred One Stop.


Confirmation will be held at Norman on Sunday, April 3 during the 11 am service. Congratulations to Cale R. and Tyla M. There are no Davenport confirmands this year.

Thank You!

Thank you to the Nor(MAN) group for the delicious Palm Sunday pancake breakfast!

Easter Service Schedule

7:00 am Sunrise Service -  Davenport
8:30 am Service - Norman

There will be NO Sunday School or 11:00 am service.

Good Friday Community Service

The community Good Friday worship service will be held on Friday, March 25 at 7:00 pm at St. Maurice in Kindred.

Communion Education Class

On Thursday, March 24, first communion education will be held at Norman led by Pastor Aanen. This is encouraged for all children in 5th grade and their parents, but is open to anyone who would like to renew their communion education.

5:30 - 6:00 pm - pizza supper
6:00 - 7:30 pm - education and making of communion bread
7:30 pm - Maundy Thursday worship service

WOM March Giving Project

The MARCH Giving Project will be collecting healthy snacks to be donated to the children at Kindred Elementary School. Healthy snacks include individually packaged fruit, fruit cups and granola type snacks. 

The February donations were a little light, so it was decided that more snacks would be needed for the March donation.

Please bring your donations to the Narthex donation basket by March 31.

March Worship Schedule

March 2 - 7:30 pm at Davenport
March 6 - 8:30 am at Norman; 11:00 am at Davenport
March 9 - 7:30 pm at  Norman
March 13 - 8:30 am at Norman; 11:00 am at Davenport
March 16 - 7:30 pm at Davenport
March 20 - 8:30am joint worship service at Norman
March 24 - 7:30 pm at Norman
March 25 - 7:00 pm Good Friday Community Service - St. Maurice
March 27 - 7:00 am Easter Sunrise at Davenport
                   8:30 am at Norman 
                   No 11:00 service

April Newsletter Deadline

Items for the April newsletter should be submitted no later than Wednesday, March 23. Send to or call Kristina at (701) 428-3423.

Palm Sunday Worship

On Sunday, March 20, there will be a joint worship service at Norman at 8:30 am. The Sunday School kids will be signing for this service. Following the service, the Men at Norman (MAN) group will host a pancake breakfast.

Good Friday Community Choir

All are invited to join the community choir which will be singing for the Good Friday Community Worship service at St. Maurice. Rehearsals are on Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm March 6, 13, and 20 at Kindred Lutheran Church.

WOM Meeting

There will be a WOM meeting on Sunday, March 20 at 9:45 am to plan the April event.

Lenten Service Schedule

Lenten Schedule - all services at 7:30 pm
Mar. 2 - Davenport
Mar. 9 - Norman
Mar. 16 - Davenport

Soup and Sandwich meals will be served prior to Lenten services. Meals will be served at 6:30 followed by the service at 7:30.

This year's Lenten offerings will be going to help a local family in need. This family is currently having medical and financial issues and we would very much like to help them out. However, to protect their privacy, we will not be identifying the family at this time. Just know that your offerings will be going to help a family in need and will be staying in the Kindred-Davenport community.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

The Kindred Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) group regular huddle meetings will be held March 13 at the Klose home at 5:00 pm.

Time Change

Time to Spring Forward! Don't forget to move your clocks ahead one hour this coming Saturday, March 12.

Postponed - Family Sunday School Field Trip

The Family Sunday field trip has been postponed. Instead we will meet as normal - 9:45 at Davenport. There will be a group lesson and a special project! See you there!

KAMA Easter Food Baskets

The Kindred Area Ministerial Association (KAMA) will once again be putting together food baskets. Davenport is to provide 30 cans of pineapple and Norman is to provide 30 gallons of milk.

Davenport - please have your items to the church by Sunday, March 13.

Norman - Group chairs will be notifying you how these donations will be collected.

Call Committee Formation

The councils of Norman and Davenport Lutheran are seeking volunteers to serve on the Parish Call Committee.In accordance with our Constitution, section C13.05 “When a pastoral vacancy occurs, a Call Committee of six voting members shall be elected by the Congregational Council.Term of office will terminate upon installation of the newly called pastor.”

Please contact your respective Congregational President to have your name put on the list for consideration by the Council for service on the Call Committee.The Call Committee will be selected at a joint meeting of the Parish Council after Lenten worship on March 9, 2016.Please submit your request to serve before March 9.
Norman President Eric Berg, phone 701-799-6338, email: Davenport President Marty Schmit, phone: 701-361-3418, email:

Thank you for your service, Marty & Eric