This month’s verse is Psalm 130:7b (NRSV)
For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
and with him is great power to redeem.
The Month of March
Guantes por Jesus: Bethany’s Global Mission Ministry Team is announcing a Spring baseball equipment drive, Guantes por Jesus, or Gloves for Jesus. Please help by donating your used or forgotten baseball bats, balls, gloves, spikes, old uniforms, or even score books. Read more in the Beacon HERE, page 3.
Wednesdays in Lent
March 8 through April 5: Services at 12:00 Noon and 6:30pm
- The first two Wednesdays’ theme will center on important places of Lent, Bethany, and Gethsemane.
- Then a three week series of conversations between Pastor Gary and others with the themes of Sin, Hell, and the Devil.
- Lenten Soup Lunch & Supper: Come to the Fellowship Hall on Wednesdays after the Noon services for a soup lunch. We will also have soup and pizza on Wednesday evenings starting at 5:00 p.m.
Available to Usher during Lent? Sign-up HERE. Click on DETAILS to sort by date.
The Labyrinth: Walking the Spiritual Path: Experience the labyrinth walk each day during Lent, from March 1 – April 14, Open daily 7am – 8pm in Room 412 downstairs in the youth area.
Sunday, March 19 – Third Sunday in Lent
Our Scripture readings for Sunday are Exodus 17:1-7 and John 4:5-42.
Weekend of March 24-25
Women of Bethany Retreat: Register at the Welcome Center for the Women’s Retreat taking place March 24-25 in Colorado Springs. Our theme is “All Anew.” We will enjoy the Franciscan Retreat Center for the overnight stay and have time of renewal of mind, body and spirit. We have room for 29 women, so register soon! Contact Michelle Stone-Kraus (firstname.lastname@example.org), Kris Carr (email@example.com) or Pastor Brigette (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like more information.
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.
9 Health Fair: Professional and Affordable Health Screenings. Detailed Flyer: Download HERE. 7:00am – Noon. Just down the block from Bethany, at our neighbor’s place. Temple Sinai, 3509 So. Glencoe Street, Denver, CO 80237. Save time, and register ahead of time by visiting THIS link!
Palm Sunday, April 9
Blood Drive: Bonfils will be at Bethany in the Great Hall from 8am-12 Noon on Palm Sunday, April 9, for a blood drive. Bonfils has 10 pairs of suite-level tickets for select Avalanche, Nuggets and Mammoth games to give away as a special thank you to donors. Those who donate on Palm Sunday will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of tickets. Donors can call Bonfils at 303-363-2300 to reserve an appointment time or go to www.bonfils.org, select “Make an Appointment” and use site code 0377. A sign-up sheet will be available at the welcome center on March 26 and April 2.
We are eager to gather with you for the 30th Anniversary Palm Sunday Prayer Walk! The Urban Servant Corps community will celebrate the beginning of Holy Week as we walk the neighborhood where USC volunteers have been present for 30 years! May this gathering be an act of faithful support for the justice that we seek in our neighborhoods. Thanks to Bishop Gonia for joining us for this event!
Sunday, April 9 from 1-3pm. Meet at 1660 Ogden St. Denver, CO 80218. NEW this year:
- *scavenger hunt for youth groups
- *prizes for “noisiest” offering collection & largest group from a congregation
- *history walk of Ogden House with USC founders, Nelson and Bonita Bock
Please gather generous contributions and “noisy offerings” (coins) to support the USC program. If you are unable to attend the event, please consider a contribution to celebrate 30 years of “serving Christ through action for better community.”
Sunday, April 30
We welcome all new worshipers! Please fill out a Connection Card found in the pew rack and join in fellowship in the Fellowship Hall. To learn more about Bethany’s Bible studies and various ministries, pick up a “Life Together at Bethany” booklet at the Welcome Center or download it HERE. Bethany hosts New Worshiper Information Sessions quarterly and then receives new members. The next session is April 30 at 11:30 a.m. in Room 209. Schedule a home visit with a pastor to discuss how Bethany’s ministries might connect with your faith journey and interests. Contact Sarah at email@example.com.
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:
•Habitat for Humanity/Holy Hammers build dates at Sheridan Square in Sheridan are coming up! Sign up in the Fellowship Hall to work Saturday, March 18th. For questions contact Kevin at 303-699-1629 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Operation One Nation is seeking team members. If you have an interest in providing a measure of comfort and care to our veterans and military and their family members and have two hours on afternoons of the first and third Thursday of every month we would welcome your participation. Join in if you care and if you are able! Contact Warren Miller at 303-794-9568 or Janet Mortinsen at Janet@bethany-denver.org for details.