Our Bible verse for the month is
Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.
Psalm 67:3 (NRSV)
Cereal for a Cause! Project Angel Heart’s annual Summer Cereal Drive is nearly here. PAH’s mission is to deliver nutritious meals, at no cost, to people comping with life-threatening illness. We will collect standard size boxes of healthy whole grain cereal like Cheerios, Corn Flakes and Raisin Bran. Please NO sugary cereals, hot cereals, individual or bulk sizes. Bring your cereal in all during the month of July.
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Food Collection Summertime is here and the living is easy – unless you don’t have enough food to feed your family. Please help Metro Caring get food to people in need. We have grocery carts at each entrance on Sundays. Top needed items: canned fruit with low sugar, oatmeal or low sugar/high fiber cereals, canned tuna, peanut butter, and boxed shelf-stable milk. Thank you!
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Saturday, July 22
Mosaic in Denver (Mosaic serves people with cognitive disabilities) invites you to attend their Tinsel-town Production (Prom) July 22 from 6:00-9:00 pm at Augustana Lutheran Church. They also could use some support! Volunteer opportunities include: Photographers, DJ, set-up and break-down help, donate corsages (150), prom attire, business sponsors for printing, memorabilia and decorations. Contact Stephanie.Webb@mosaicinfo.org Thank you!
Sunday, July 23
Scripture readings are Isaiah 44:6-8, Psalm 86:11-17, Romans 8:12-25 and Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43.
Tuesday, July 25
Are you looking for a family-friendly volunteer opportunity to continue to grow and teach your children about living a life of service to those in need? If so, here’s one available this summer: Tuesday, July 25, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Lutheran Family Services. We’ll quality check and stuff school backpacks for refugee children. Each of these opportunities has a max capacity for volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Tara Sawinski at 303-941-0093 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, July 26
Worship on Wednesday: 6:30 pm in the Chapel. This summer we invite you to hear the call stories of several of our staff and students in or headed to seminary. We all have a story. Come and hear; and reflect on your own sense of call. On July 26, we will have a very special guest – ELCA Presiding Bishop, Elizabeth Eaton, will share her faith journey story!
Sunday, July 16
We extend blessing to the Davis family as they move to Wartburg, IA to continue their seminary education and their journeys in serving God. We will celebrate Jason’s ministry at Bethany and send him with our prayers and blessings on July 30 during the 10:00 am worship service, followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall. Please be sure to come and offer your gratitude!
Saturday, August 5
Are you looking for a family-friendly volunteer opportunity to continue to grow and teach your children about living a life of service to those in need? If so, here’s one available this summer: Saturday, August 5, 8:45 am – Noon, Urban Servant Corps (For Lutheran World Relief). We’ll welcome those who bring donations and help take the boxes to the basement of the Urban Servant Corps home. If you are interested, please contact Tara Sawinski at 303-941-0093 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, August 9
Are you looking for a family-friendly volunteer opportunity to continue to grow and teach your children about living a life of service to those in need? If so, here’s one available this summer: Wednesday, August 9, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at DenUM & SAME. Here we’ll stock and organize pantry shelves and then enjoy a lunch & learn session at the SAME Cafe (So All May Eat). Each of these opportunities has a max capacity for volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Tara Sawinski at 303-941-0093 or email@example.com.
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.
SAVE THE DATE: September 2017
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
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.