This month’s verse is Psalm 98:1a (NRSV)
“O sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvelous things.”
Sunday, October 23
Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost
Artwork: You might have noticed something new on the walls this week. Our Faith through Art Confirmation class has spent the last few weeks building prayer walls for the Bethany community. During this course we learned how our gifts, like art, can be used to support and give life to our communities. Please take some time on Sunday to look in the Fellowship Hall and in the Narthex for these prayer walls, and take some time to say a prayer in a different format!
Refuge at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel. This is a twice a month worship for high school students created by high school students! Refuge is a safe place where students can come together just as they are and worship out loud in an authentic, creative, and original way. While Refuge is geared toward our high school demographic, all are welcome. See you there!
Saturday, October 29
Bethany Make Over, Landscape Clean Up Day….PART 2: Saturday, October 29, 9am. Many thanks to all who participated in our Bethany Make Over Clean Up Day. We made tremendous progress towards bringing back our landscape. We pruned, spread mulch, pulled weeds. We filled 2 dumpsters with debris. We need just a little more help to finish a few things off. Starting at 9:00am, we will finish filling one last dumpster and spreading the last of the mulch. Please bring wheel barrows, shovels, rakes and loppers to help finish what we started. This would be a great way for young and old alike to help the community. This would be a great project for families. See you on October 29!
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Sunday, November 6 – All Saints’ Day
Third Grade Milestone: The Lord’s Prayer—Families of third graders, on November 6th, gather with the third grade Sunday School teachers, Gayle and Pr. Brigette at 10:00 a.m. in the Great Hall, as we learn together about the Lord’s Prayer and why we pray it each Sunday. November 13th, the third grade students will lead the Lord’s Prayer during the communion liturgy during the 8:30 a.m. worship service. If you have any questions please contact Gayle Newell email@example.com or Pr. Brigette firstname.lastname@example.org
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On All Saints Sunday, November 6, the Chancel Choir will present “Requiem,” by Maurice Duruflé, as a part of the 10:00 worship service. Duruflé’s Requiem is one of the greatest masterpieces in all of choral literature. The Chancel Choir, under the direction of Dr. James Kim, will present this work not as a concert performance, but integrated into the fabric of our All Saints Sunday worship, where we honor the memory of those who have departed this world during the past year. Featured soloists will include Bethany’s own Judy Glenn, Matt Weissenbuhler, and John Wollan. Also featured will be Bethany’s Director of Music and Organist, Rick Seaton, who will attempt to play what is widely regarded as one of the most difficult organ parts ever written. Come. Worship. All are welcome.
Sunday, November 13
Adult Education Opportunities: Do you have a passion for sharing insights on the Bible, faith and current events, faith topics or other areas of spiritual growth with adults? On November 13th, join Pr. Brigette in the Chapel at 11:30am as we plan Sunday morning adult education for 2017. We will be offering equipping for anyone willing to facilitate a class, as well. We hope to offer courses during the 10:00am education time. Contact Pr. Brigette for more information.
Bethany Lutheran Church and Bethany Foundation Annual Meeting: Following the 10:00 a.m. worship service. Look for additional information including the Slate of Candidates in the November/ December Beacon.
Saturday, November 19
Operation One Nation is hosting our 3rd Annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner and Concert on November 19th with dinner starting at 5:30pm in Fellowship Hall and continuing until 6:45pm. This year the catered Italian fare from Romano’s of Littleton will be free to all Veterans, active military and children ages 12 and under. A suggested donation of $10 for other attendees will include “Best of Littleton” meal of spaghetti, meatballs, dinner salad and dressing, bread, breadsticks, drinks and dessert.
The concert which follows in Bethany’s Sanctuary will feature the Sons and Brothers band from Westcliffe, CO. This group delivers country, gospel and popular sounds that are certain to get your toes tapping and your spirits soaring. Last year’s audience could only remark at Intermission: “Where did you find these guys?” They’re that good and kids of all ages will love them! Please RSVP by 11/17 to Janet Mortinsen at 303-300-3317 or by e-mail.
Thursday, November 24 – Thanksgiving
Saturday, December 3rd
Advent Fair: 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We will gather to create a beautiful advent wreath, other fun Christmas crafts (great gifts for family!), a time in the Sanctuary for the “Hanging of the Greens” liturgy, and at noon a chili cook- off lunch! It will be a joyous time for all ages! If you would like to help organize crafts or the chili cook-off lunch, please contact Pastor Brigette at email@example.com.
Getting Connected with Bethany: Plug In 2016!
CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES: Christmas Service participants needed! Please sign up to help out with Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. See the sign up sheets at the Welcome Center or go to http://signupschedule.com/
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As the Ash Wednesday bulletin told us, the disciplines of Lent are self-examination and repentance, prayer and fasting, sacrificial giving and works of love. It is the works of love that Bethany’s Ministry Council is focusing on this entire year, through the Plug In 2016 campaign. There are many ways that you can feel more connected to your Bethany community through works of love, starting with Service in Worship. Plug In 2016 – a Lenten discipleship opportunity! Looking for a way to re-charge and connect? Plug In 2016. Looking for a way to help strengthen our community? Plug In 2016. Many opportunities available in the area of Worship & Celebration. Why not Plug In?! (no app required… just a willing spirit). For more information contact Jack Lindsey (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kara Heilman (email@example.com)