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In 2016, ELCA World Hunger is extending an invitation to congregations: Lift up the life-changing work of ELCA World Hunger through new levels of giving – spiritually, intellectually and financially – starting with Lent. Bethany has pledged to raise $10,000 during Lent towards the ELCA’s $2 million goal.
40 Days of Giving Household Devotionals
Download the Devotional HERE!
This devotional is written for all ages and feel free to add where needed! The structure is simple:
- Each day gather your household and connect (Faith + Connect) with the questions offered for the week.
- Then read the Bible passage assigned for the day (five days only) and discuss the reflection questions. (Faith + Bible)
- There is a weekly service (Faith + Serve) opportunity as well as a prayer (Faith +Pray) for the week and a blessing (Faith + Bless) to offer each other at the close of your devotional time.
May the word of God dwell in you richly this Lenten season as we focus on all what God has given us!
Pastor Brigette Weier
Beginning in February
Bethany Dinner Club resumes in February with new groups. We invite you to be part of a great opportunity to meet fellow church members over lunch or dinner. Dinner Club usually consists of 3 couples, who meet 3 times. Two couples bring a salad or dessert, while the host prepares the main course. Host duties rotate over the next few months. We have 2 groups per year, February-July and September- January. Contact Dave Nesslage TODAY at 720-235-9669 or by e-mailing him HERE if you are interested. Singles and couples are welcome! Come…dine!
Ash Wednesday, February 10
We begin Lent on February 10 with the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion at 7:00 a.m., 12:00 noon and 7:00 p.m. A soup lunch will follow the noon service.
Wednesdays from Feb. 17 – March 16
Saturday, February 13
Healthy Marriage Workshop Opportunity – Are you looking for a unique gift for Valentine’s Day, or a fun way to invest in your spouse? The Center for Relationship Education invites you to participate in your best marriage investment yet. Join us for a Healthy Marriage Workshop on Saturday, February 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The workshop will take place in the Great Hall at Bethany We are fortunate to have Larry and Vicky Daub, Bethany members, facilitating this experience. They are part of a team whose combined reach has impacted over 10,000 Colorado couples over the last 5 years through the work of The Center for Relationship Education.
Check out other workshop testimonials at www.myrelationshipcenter.org. The workshop cost is $75.00, however, Bethany members will get the gift of a $15.00 discount using the code BETHANY15 at registration. Childcare will be provided. Singles are welcome. Registration cost for individuals is $37.50. Use the coupon code BETHANY15 at registration to save 20%.
Please plan to bring your lunch or purchase one at a nearby restaurant during the lunch break. Whether you are engaged, married, or looking to have a healthy marriage someday, this event will protect and renew the quality of your connection. Sign up at www.myrelationshipcenter.org, or call 720-488-8888. For further questions, please contact Janet Mortinsen at email@example.com or call 303-300-3317.
Weekend of February 19 – 21
Beginning February 22
Empty Arms: A Grandparents Grief Group. Meets in the Bethany Lutheran Church Library from 7:00 – 8:30pm on February 22, 29 and March 7, 14, and 21, 2016. If you are a grieving grandparent, or know of someone who has experience the loss of a grandchild through stillbirth, miscarriage, or infant loss, no matter if recent or years ago, please consider joining this 5-week group. The facilitators are Pat Guittar and Pat Birznieks, who are also grieving grandparents. For more information and to register, please e-mail Pat Guittar HERE.
The Weekend of March 4 and 5
For 2016, the National Day of Unplugging is March 4-5. The National Day of Unplugging is a 24 hour period – running from sundown to sundown – and starts on the first Friday in March. The project is an outgrowth of The Sabbath Manifesto (link found HERE), is an adaption of the Jewish ritual of carving out one day per week to unwind, unplug, relax, reflect, get outdoors, and connect with loved ones. While this day of rest comes from a religious place, in our over connected world anyone can benefit from taking a day of digital detox.
Saturday, March 12
First Communion Milestone Learning: Saturday, March 12, 2:00-5:00pm. We will gather in the Great Hall for a time of learning, fun and a dinner together. This is for parents and children alike! All children first grade and up (who have not yet received their first communion) are invited! We will celebrate the milestone on the evening of March 24, Maundy Thursday. Please RSVP to Janice HERE.
Holy Week Worship Services
Palm Sunday, March 20: Join us for Worship at 7:30am, 9:00am and 10:30am.
Annual Palm Sunday Blood Drive: 8:00am to Noon in the Fellowship Hall. To reserve an appointment time contact Bonfils at 303-363-2300 or register online HERE using site code 0377. You can fill out the Pre-Screening Questionnaire ahead of time by downloading it HERE. Due to the Zika virus, some donors are currently deferred for 28 days after travel outside of the US. More information is attached. More info HERE.
Maundy Thursday, March 24
- Worship is at Noon and 7:00pm
- 7:00pm is a celebration of First Communion
Good Friday, March 25
- Worship is at Noon and 7:00pm
Easter Vigil, Saturday, March 26
- Worship is at 6:00 pm, here at Bethany
The Resurrection of Our Lord, March 27
- Worship Services will be at 6:00, 7:30, 9:00, 10:30am
Weekend of April 29 – May 1, 2016
Annual Family Retreat at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp: Growing Together in God’s Promises! Join us for Bethany hospitality, great food and relaxing worship in a beautiful mountain setting – the perfect ingredients for this retreat. The weekend offers a variety of activity choices for group interaction. Download the flyer/registration HERE!