Our Bible verse for the month is
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.
Psalm 67:3 (NRSV)
Sunday, August 20:
Scripture readings are Psalm 67; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; and Matthew 15:10-20, 21-28.
Celebrate the ministry of Tory Plucheck! We will celebrate the ministry of Tory Plucheck as on Sunday, August 20 after the 10 am service. Join us in the courtyard for a reception, as we share our gratitude for the gifts and life she has shared with all of us at Bethany, and send her off to new adventures.
The Week of August 22 – 27: ELCA Missions Developer and Redeveloper Training
ELCA Missions Developer and Redeveloper Training will be held August 22-27 at Bethany. Friday’s workshops will be open to anyone interested in learning more about ministry, creativity and leadership. Contact Pastor Brigette at email@example.com for more information or to sign up.
Sunday Morning Experience:
September 10, 2017 –May 20, 2018
The Sunday Morning Experience for the upcoming school year will allow for intentional time for worship, education and fellowship for all. Anticipate worship experiences at 8:15 and 10:15am with an intentional flow of education and fellowship in between. Begin your Sunday morning experience with worship, or enter the day with education and fellowship, and then move into worship.
The worship times will shift slightly to allow for a holistic experience for individuals and entire family units. Several opportunities for inter-generational teaching and learning will be offered throughout the year. Your pastors, along with lay leaders, will be offering education classes on Sunday mornings.
More details will come with the August/September Beacon and in the worship bulletins throughout the summer.
Discover your Center: The Centering Prayer groups are hosting a gathering on Saturday, September 9, 2017. from 9:30am to 2:30pm beginning in room 210. Everyone is invited! Sandwiches or salads will be available at noon for a minimum donation of $5. RSVP by August 31, 2017 by emailing Cyndi at firstname.lastname@example.org or the sign up sheet at the Welcome Center. Saturday, September 9th
Pre-Rally Day Party from 4-7pm: Calling all Faith-Building Bethany members… Families, youth, elders, Singles, Couples! Please join us for a Pre-Rally Day Party. John & Nickie Fowler’s Backyard, 8133 S. Wabash Ct. Centennial, CO 80112. Please RSVP by 9/7: 303.956.2261 or email@example.com so we have accurate numbers. Beer, wine, Lemonade, gluten-free dinner, and fun events will be provided!
Rummage Sale: It’s time to start cleaning our and saving items for Bethany’s Fall Rummage Sale. Sponsored by XYZ, all proceeds from this sale will go towards refurbishment of the Fellowship Hall. Bring your gently used items on the collection dates, and then stop on by the big sale!
- Collection Dates: September 12 and 13
- Sale Dates: September 14, 15, and 16
CPR/AED: Partners in CPR will be conducting a CPR/AED and first aid certification class here at Bethany on September 16 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in room 412. The cost will be $40; a morning snack will be provided. For questions or to RSVP, please email Janet Mortinsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-300-3317.
Bethany hosts New Worshiper Information Sessions quarterly and then receives new members. The next session is October 1 at 11:30 am 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.
The Bethany Lutheran Church Retreat will be Sept. 29- Oct. 1 at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. We will hike, make crafts, play games, worship, and have a great weekend as a community. Registration is now open! Please go to the Welcome Center to pick up a brochure for registration information or con- tact Pastor Brigette for more info. See you there!
VOLUNTEER AT BETHANY:
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.
Bethany Lutheran’s MOPS group is seeking two experienced caregivers to work in the nursery during the upcoming year. We need caregivers for babies 6 months – 2 years during the morning hours on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Please contact Stefanie at 920-248-6854 or Stefanie.Unertl@gmail.com. Thank you!
Bethany’s Nursery is calling for caring youth and/or adults on Sunday mornings at both the 8:30 and 10:00am worship services to come and play with our littlest worshippers. Contact Pastor Brigette for more information. Youth: this will count for community service hours.
The Community and Care Ministry Team is looking for a few people who love to plan parties. We need a hospitality committee to plan, coordinate and set up for receptions when we honor, welcome, say goodbye, and commemorate people and events. If you are interested, or know of anyone who is, please contact Linda at LLBBryant@aol.com.
Calling all Caring Adults! Sunday School, Confirmation, and Youth Small Groups are ramping up in September, and our children and youth need you! All curriculum and training will be provided. Bethany is blessed with gifted, inquisitive and thoughtful children and youth who love Jesus, and whom you need to have in your life. Contact Gayle at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor Brigette at email@example.com to find out how to partner in this ministry.
The Life and Safety Committee needs your help! If you are interested in “plugging in” and lighting up the lives of those you will meet and greet on a Bethany Sunday morning, then we have an outlet for you. Bethany’s Life Safety Committee volunteers meet and greet members and visitors on Sunday mornings and would like to expand their numbers. If you would like to “plug in” to this opportunity, please contact David at 303-887-2842 or Janet at 303-300-3317.