Showing posts from March, 2016


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

Special Parish Council Meeting

There will be a special joint Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday, March 9 at 8:30 pm following the Lenten Service at Norman. This special meeting is being called to select the members of the next Call Committee.

EaND Synod Church Council Training Session

The Eastern North Dakota Synod is doing a free training session for church council members. Topics include: Role of the Church Council, Congregation Dynamics, Managing Conflict, Evaluating Effectiveness, Becoming a Missional Church. This event will be held at Kindred Lutheran Church on March 13 from 2:00 – 5:30 pm. Please register by March 10. For more information or to register: