Showing posts from June, 2017

Monthly Giving Project

MILK Monetary Collection....milk boxes will be available to collect your extra change throughout the months of May, June and July. The monetary donation will be given to Kindred Elementary for students unable to purchase snack milk for the school year.

Registration for Community Vacation Bible School

Registration for 2017 Vacation Bible School is here!
This year Norman Davenport Parish will be partnering again with Kindred Lutheran to sponsor a Kindred Community Vacation Bible School during the month of August.  This year's theme will be Maker Fun Factory, and it will be hosted by Kindred Lutheran Church. Dates:  August 14 - 17 Times:  6:00 PM to 8:15 PM Location:  Kindred Lutheran Church We will be collecting school supplies to donate to Kindred School, and we will be making tie-dyed shirts again too! Registration forms are available at both Norman and Davenport churches.  Please return registration forms to Pastor Laura or Diane Kjelstrup.  We love our volunteers!  Without you our community vacation bible school would never happen.  This year Norman Davenport Parish will be in charge of leading Imagination Station (crafts) for both pre-K and elementary students as well as the KidVid Cinema (movie) for the elementary kids.  Our very own Pastor Laura will be working together with Pa…

Summer Worship Schedule

Wednesday Evenings - Davenport  at 7:30  pm Sunday Mornings - Norman at 9:00 am Campfire Worship - Norman at 7:00 pm July 9 - August 13

Java and Jesus

WOM’s Spiritual Enrichment Committee invites you to join them in gathering and starting your day with God a few times throughout the summer. We will gather at Norman Lutheran from 6:00-6:30am on Wednesday, June 14, July 12, and August 16 for coffee, scripture and prayer as a way to ground ourselves in the middle of each month, and start our day with God and in fellowship with one another. All are welcome! Questions? Ask Pastor Laura, Deb Olson, or Kim Lammers.

ELCA World Hunger Bike Ride

Norman-Davenport has been asked to sponsor, and Davenport Lutheran has been asked to host, for the EaND Synod’s bicyclists on June 23 for the ELCA World Hunger Bike Ride! The bicyclists will arrive at Davenport around 5 pm for supper the evening of the 23rd to share a meal with us along with a powerpoint presentation to talk about the goals for the ELCA World Hunger initiative. A sign-up sheet will be in the narthex at Davenport to provide food and/or help serve the meal on the 23rd. The parish will also be collecting donations to support this event, the bicyclists, and ELCA World Hunger, which can be given to Pastor Laura.

Norman Spring Cleaning

Join us if you can for a Spring Cleaning afternoon and evening at Norman!
Monday, June 5 "Spring Cleaning @ Norman"4-8 p.m. 6 p.m. delicious supper of brats served by Eric Berg
Feel free to come and go as you are able for a afternoon/evening of fellowship and spring cleaning at Norman! -OUTSIDE - we will work outside in the park area to prepare an area for a firepit to be used for the campfire worship this summer -INSIDE - we will tackle, all WOM groups together, cleaning the windows in the fellowship hall, the floors under the pews and dust the chairs in the balcony

Council Meeting

The councils will meet at Davenport after worship on Wednesday, June 7.

Pastor Laura's Office Hours - 6/5-6/11

Monday - Day Off
Tuesday - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Feedback Requested - Future Parish Worship Times

The subject of the monthly alternating of parish worship times was discussed at the last parish council meeting. The parish council would love the input of both congregations on the idea of, as a trial, not alternating worship times from September-December 2017. The idea is that not alternating every month is more welcoming to visitors, and even for members, in knowing when each church’s service will take place. In order to continue to be fair in terms of early vs. late worship, the council is considering alternating the times every year. However, in order to see how each congregation feels about a set time, the council’s thought is to have set worship times for both congregations for the months of September through December 2017, and then discussing how it went at the Annual Meeting in January to determine if the congregations wish to continue with the change. Please talk with your respective council members or Pastor Laura and share any questions, concerns, or feedback regarding thi…