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    Christmas Message from Bishop Eaton

    "I remember my home growing up. It was on the west side of Cleveland..."  Read Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton's Christmas message to the people of the ELCA right HERE or watch her video message HERE. Merry Christmas!

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    Angel Tree

    We are again providing Christmas gifts to refugee families and seniors that Lutheran Family Services supports. Please stop by the tree in the Fellowship Hall and take a gift! Due back to church by Friday, Dec. 2. Contact Sarah with ??s.

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This month’s verse is Micah 6:8 (NRSV)

“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?‘”

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The 2016 Annual Report for Bethany Lutheran Church can be read HERE.

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Sunday, January 22

Leadership Thank You & Installation: At both services we will thank our outgoing leaders and install the incoming leaders.

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King Soopers, Whole Foods, Starbucks, Sprouts, Tony’s, and Safeway Gift Cards will be available in the Fellowship Hall. Your purchase helps support our own Bethany Early Childhood Center!  You receive the dollar amount on the gift card and BECC receives 5%. Thanks for your support!

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Care Packages:  During the month of January the Community and Care Ministry Team will be collecting donations for care packages for soldiers and college students to be sent for Valentine’s Day. You may pick up an address form at the Welcome Center on Sundays as well as drop off donations. Keep in mind that donations must be package friendly. Any snack items, as well as monetary donations are welcome.We will assemble the care packages between services in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, January 29. We would greatly appreciate your help!

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Refuge worship at 6:00pm in the Chapel on January 22.

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The funeral service for Harry Bowland will be Monday, January 23 at 11:00 a.m.

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Centering Prayer
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 The Thursday afternoon Centering Prayer group will start a new book “Between the Dark and the Daylight” by Joan Chittister on January 26.

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Understanding Your Grief Support Group:  Sundays, January 29 – March 5 from 10:00-11:30am in the office conference room

When the loss of someone in your life occurs, the mourning and grief process begins. Although each person has a unique journey, there are some common threads. A grief sup- port group can be a place to learn, to share and to work through this experience in the company of others. Under- standing Your Grief, a book written by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, a grief counselor, will be utilized for the support group along with an optional journal. Janet Mortinsen, Director of Health and Wellness, will facilitate this session. The group will meet in the conference room in the main office from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings for 6 weeks from January 8- February 12, 2017. To register for this class or for more information, please contact Janet Mortinsen at 303-300-3317 or janet@bethany-denver.org.

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Wednesday, January 18

The Stewardship Team is seeking inviting people to make phone calls to our members. We will be gathering on Wednesday night, January 18 from 7:15 to 8:15pm. You are invited to join in worship at 6:30. Following worship we will gather in the office area at 7:15 to begin calling. An easy script will be provided. This will conclude our invitations for people to complete a commitment card for support of God’s ministries through Bethany Lutheran Church in 2017. Please contact Pastor Gary if you are able to make phone calls on either of these evenings, Gary@Bethany-Denver.org.  Thank you for your support of the ministries of Bethany!

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Sunday, January 22

Membership Interest Session:  11:30 a.m. – 12:30pm.  Thinking about joining Bethany but just not sure where to start? Come find out what Bethany is all about on January 22 in Room 209. Please contact Sarah HERE or 303-758-2820.

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The Bible in 52 Weeks:  This group will meet on Sunday, January 22 at 5:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. You can pick this Bible study up anytime! If you would like to begin the New Year reading about God’s great love for us, let Pastor Brigette know HERE.

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Adult Faith Formation:  On January 22, 10:00am, Pastor Carl will begin a study of the Gospel of Matthew in Room 210. A participant guide is available at the Welcome Center. If possible, read the first chapter prior to January 22. If you

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LOOKING AHEAD
:  Sunday, April 2, 2017:  First Communion Learning Session.  First Communion class is for any child three years and up, who would like to begin receiving communion or have been already receiving communion and would like to take the learning session. This session is for the parent (s) and child together (siblings are welcome) and will include lunch, learning stations and rehearsing the milestone on Maundy Thursday, April 13, 2017. Please contact Pr. Brigette for more information.

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It is the works of love that Bethany’s Ministry Council is focusing on this entire year.  There are many ways that you can feel more connected to your Bethany community through works of love, starting with Service in Worship. Looking for a way to re-charge and connect?   Looking for a way to help strengthen our community? Many opportunities available in the area of Worship & Celebration. (No app required… just a willing spirit). For more information contact Jack Lindsey HERE or Anada Gusé HERE.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Ushers:  We need lots more ushers for both the 8:30 a.m. and the 10:00 a.m. services. Flexible schedule, training provided, good benefits – a great way to PLUG-IN! For more information for the 8:30 a.m. service, con- tact Dave Okes HERE or   at 303-770-1794. Contact Andy Gift at 303-751-1106 or Andy@andygift.com for the 10:00 a.m. service.

    Altar Guild At each worship service Bethany welcomes all to the Lord’s Supper. But, help is needed to prepare the Supper. Men, women, couples, friends, teens and especially, families, including children are needed. This task takes a few minutes on Sunday mornings for one service. The spiritual satisfaction received is enormous. Please thoughtfully consider this wonderful opportunity. Please contact Linda Sather HERE or at 303-798-4513

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