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    We Need You!

    Holy Communion Assistants are particularly needed for the 10:00 a.m. service, but new volunteers for either service are welcome.  Training is provided Contact info HERE.

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    The Bible in 52 Weeks

    Join us each week in the Word!  Households/individuals will be invited to meet once a month on a Sunday evening from 5-6:30pm for a potluck dinner and engage in a Bible story through conversation, a fun activity or reading. Contact Pr. Brigette for more information!

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September 2016:  This month’s verse is Ephesians 2:8

“For by grace you have been saved through faith,

and this is not your own doing; it is a gift of God.”

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September 25, 2016

Scripture Readings for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost:   Amos 6:1a, 4-7Psalm 146, 1 Timothy 6:6-19 and Luke 16:19-31.

Worship and Holy Communion will take place on Sunday at 8:30 and 10:00am.  Pastor Gary preaches.
  • God’s Garden – Davison visit & Clinic update. Sunday, Davison and Yana, along with Vision Trust will visit Bethany. Come say Hi to our Zimbabwe partners after services in Fellowship Hall.

BLC Bibles

  • Shona Bible update – Buy one get one free! Global Mission has been working for several years to provide Bibles in the native Shona language for the orphans served by God’s Garden. This is Davison’s #1 prayer request; 2,500 bibles are needed. So far we have purchased 250 at $31 each. Through the generosity of several Bethany members and Global Mission, any gift for the purchase of Shona Bibles will be matched up to $4,000. This will raise $8,000, and purchase another 250. This is a long term project. You can give anytime through 2nd Mile Giving Envelopes or at the meet and greeton Sunday. Just specify Shona Bibles.
  • BLC Refuge LeavesRefuge 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel. This is a once 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!
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BLC BiblesThe Bible in 52 Weeks engages all ages in Bible stories that are at the core of our faith through a variety of activities. Households/individuals will be invited to meet once a month on a Sunday evening from 5-6:30 p.m. for a potluck dinner and engage in a Bible story through conversation, a fun activity or reading. Each of the three weeks in between the monthly gatherings, households/individuals will interact with a story either on their own, in small groups or on-line support. A closed Facebook group will be formed that is optional to join. Our first week to meet as a group will be Sept. 18th from 5-6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Contact Pr. Brigette for more information!

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Thursday, September 29

2016-live-life-fair-artworkAn Art and Storytelling Fundraising Event for Ten Thousand Villages:  Ten Thousand Villages Denver invites you to their Art and Storytelling Fundraising Event, “Live Life Fair” on September 29, 2016 from 6 to 9pm.  It is being held at The Inn at Cherry Creek, 233 Clayton Street, Cherry Creek North.  Tickets are available at: www.livelifefair.yapsody.com or contact the store at:  303-316-8873.  Proceeds from the event will help Ten Thousand Villages Denver continue to create economic stability for the artisans they work with in Denver and around the world.   Download the flier HERE.

BLC BECC logoFamilies of Preschoolers and Kindergartners:  Come on September 29 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. to the Fellowship Hall for Family Faith Night with the families of BECC. We will begin at 6pm with a pasta dinner (gluten free provided) and explore our five senses through the Creation Story with games, crafts, stories and songs. You won’t want to miss this meaningful time as a family for faith in daily life! Bring a neighbor family! Contact Pastor Brigette for more information at brigette@bethany-denver.org.

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Blessing of the Animals Sunday, Oct. 2, at noon in the Courtyard.  Bring the furry/feathered members of your family to receive a pastoral blessing!
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Families of First Gradersare invited on Oct. 2 to a special “Together in Faith Sunday School” to learn with their child about the Ten Commandments. We will meet in the Great Hall at 10:00 a.m.for opening and then engage in fun activities and conversations about how God wants us to live together.  The milestone learning will be celebrated on Oct. 16th at the 8:30 a.m. worship service where the children will recite the Ten Commandments.  Please contact Pastor Brigette for more information at brigette@bethany-denver.org.
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BLC WELCA LilyWomen of Bethany: Please attend an informational meeting on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall for the Women of the ELCA Triennial Gathering. The tenth triennial gathering will be held July 13-16, 2017 in Minneapolis. We’ll also be discussing Women’s ministry opportunities and ideas for Bethany at this meeting. A light breakfast will be served.  Please RSVP to Pastor Brigette at brigette@bethany-denver.org.
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2016-secondwindSecond Wind FundPlease join in on Sunday, October 2 or Wednesday, October 5 as we join together with Second Wind Fund to learn about their organization that works with suicide awareness and prevention for children and teens. This is a conversation for anyone and everyone to learn about signs and symptoms, how to be supportive, and how to get help (and be help!)! We will also be taking part in the 15th Annual Second Wind Walk/Run on Saturday, October 8 at Clement Park! To sign up go to secondwindwalkrun.organd choose “Bethany Lutheran Church” as your team! For questions, please contact Tory Plucheck (tory@bethany-denver.org;303-504-2672).

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BLC New MemberNew Member Information:  Bethany hosts New Member Information Sessions quarterly and then receives new members. The next session is Sunday, October 2 at 11:30 a.m. The pastors welcome the chance to meet with you at any time to discuss how Bethany’s ministries might connect with your faith journey and interests.

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Sunday School Christmas Program Auditions:  Sundays Oct. 2 or 9 at 11:10am in the Great Hall Room 303. There’s a place for everyone: speaking parts, non-speaking parts, singers and dancers. For children 1st – 5th grade. PreSchool, PreK and Kindies will sing at the beginning of the program. The program will be performed on Sunday, December 11 at the 10:00 a.m. service. Children will get forms in their Sunday School classes today.

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Saturday, October 15

blc-cleanup-dayBethany Extreme Make Over Landscape/Cleanup Day:  We need your help getting Bethany’s landscape ready for winter. Bring your tools, gloves, shovels and rakes! We’ll begin at 8:00am.  We will be working on: Pruning trees, Pruning bushes, Spreading Mulch, Pulling weeds, and anything else necessary to make things look nice! Come help spruce up Bethany! Questions? Contact Laura: 303-758-2820 or Laura@Bethany-denver.org.
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Getting Connected with Bethany:  Plug In 2016!

2016 PlugInLogoAs 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 (drjacklindsey@comcast.net) or Kara Heilman (drheilman@comcast.net)

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2016 Brazil FlagAttention All Bethany Families:  Looking for a chance to Plug-in?  Want to make $600 per month and be a hero for a family in need? There are three high school foreign exchange students from Brazil that need host homes for this fall! They are going to be attend high school  at Thomas Jefferson High School for one semester. This is an excellent opportunity for families to share the American family experience and our beautiful State of Colorado. These students are in need of help ASAP as their previous host homes have fallen through at the 11th hour! Please call Karen Dehmlow at 720-271-0360 for more info!

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