Sunday, January 31, 2016

St. Maurice's SOUPER Bowl

St. Maurice's SOUPER Bowl 
Sunday, February 7, 2016 

Join us for your pre-game meal on Super Bowl
Sunday, February 7 from 11am to 1pm
Homemade soup, sandwich and dessert buffet
Featuring a basket silent auction
St. Maurice's Catholic Church, Kindred, ND

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Council Meetings

The Parish Council will meet on Wednesday, February 3 at 7:00 pm at Norman. Individual church councils will meet immediately following the parish council meeting.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Correction for Vicki Schmit Funeral

Correction: The funeral for Vicki Schmit will be at St. Maurice's in Kindred this coming Wednesday, January 27 at 10:30 am. Visitation is at 9:30.

Snack Bag Sunday

We are packing snack bags for Churches United for the Homeless this Sunday at 9:45 a.m. before Sunday School in the church basement!  Hickson church had a conflict come up with February, so we switched with them.  We will follow with our regular classes and lessons.

If you'd like to donate zipper sandwich bags/snack items/cereal/nuts/dried fruit please bring to Norman by 9:45 a.m. Sunday morning.

January 31 Worship Times Change

Sunday, January 31, service times will switch due to Norman's Annual meeting.

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

Norman's Annual Meeting

Sunday, January 31, Norman will have the 11:00 am worship service followed by their Annual Meeting and a potluck lunch to follow. Group 2 will serve.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Davenport's Annual Meeting

Davenport's annual meeting will be held on Sunday, January 24 following the 11:00 am worship service. A potluck will be held following the annual meeting.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Review Period - Constitution and Bylaws

The congregational constitution and bylaws are 15 (Davenport) and 16 (Norman) years old. Since then, the recommended “model” constitution provided by the ELCA has been modified seven times. The parish and church council officers are proposing that our respective constitutions and bylaws be amended and brought into conformity with the Model Constitution for Congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as most recently amended by the Churchwide Assembly. Following the Model Constitution helps to underscore our congregation's recognition of its unity and inter-relationship with the Eastern ND Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as a whole.

Draft 1 of the proposed amended constitution and bylaws document is now available for review on our parish website at
www.ndparish.com under the Member Resources tab. A few hard copies will also be available at each church. If you would like a copy emailed to you, please contact Kristina Leslie at the following email address: ndparish.webmanager@gmail.com. All comments and questions should be sent to Kristina Leslie, Davenport Council President, Eric Berg, Norman Council President or Jim Jermstad, Parish Council President. 

Review Period Notification: The period for member review and comment will expire January 20, 2016.

The vote to approve the constitution and bylaws will take place during our upcoming annual meetings in January 2016.


Annual Meeting Notification: Davenport’s annual meeting is scheduled for January 24 and Norman’s annual meeting is scheduled for January 31. Both meetings to be held immediately following the 11:00 am worship service. 

If you wish to review the Model Constitution for Congregations without the amendments proposed by our congregations/parish, this document is available on the website of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (www.ELCA.org/constitution). 

Note: both congregation and parish bylaws have been incorporated into the provisions of the constitution that pertain to the same matter for clarity in use and can be identified as follows:

C8.02.01 – “C8” refers to the Chapter - in this instance Chapter 8 Membership; “02” refers to the Constitutional provision - Classification of members; “01” refers to the bylaw related to membership.

Notice of Annual Meetings

The annual meetings have been scheduled as follows and will be held immediately following the 11:00 am worship service.

Davenport - Sunday, January 24
Norman - Sunday, January 31

On Sunday, January 31, worship times will switch and Davenport will be at 8:30 and Norman will be at 11:00.

We will be voting to amend our respective constitutions and bylaws. Please see the Member Resources page on www.ndparish.com for more information. Or watch your mail for more information.

Worship and Sunday School Schedule for January

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

Sunday, January 31 times will switch for Norman's annual meeting.
8:30 - Davenport
11:00 - Norman

Sunday School
All times at 9:45

Jan. 3 - No Sunday School
Jan. 10 - Family Sunday at Davenport - "Gifts and Talents" talent show - all ages welcome!
Jan. 17 - Norman
Jan. 24 - Norman
Jan. 31 - Norman - Grades 7-8 are invited to help teach during the annual meeting

February Newsletter Items

Items for the February newsletter should be submitted no later than Friday, January 22 to Kristina Leslie at the following email address ndparish.webmanager@gmail.com.

FCA Canceled

The Kindred FCA huddle meeting scheduled for this Sunday, January 17, has been canceled due to the extreme temperatures.

Friday, January 15, 2016

January 17 Worship/SS Canceled

Due to the extreme cold forecasted for this weekend, a decision has been made to cancel all activities for this weekend.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Annual Reports Due - January 15

All reports for both the Norman and Davenport annual meetings are due no later than Friday, January 15 to Kristina Leslie at ndparish.webmanager@gmail.com

If possible, please send them in either a Word or Excel document. If you are not able to send them by the deadline, please contact Kristina either via email or at 701-428-3423 to discuss timing of your report.