Baptism: Millie Cota daughter to Matt and Laura Cota
All Saints Sunday
Kids Sing in Worship
11:00 am Fellowship Hour
7:00 pm “Witnesses” confirmation event
KIDS SING NEXT SUNDAY The Sunday School children will sing during worship service on October 27th.
SMÖRGÅSBORD Thanks to Vicki Duden and all who helped with Smörgåsbord this weekend!
SONSHINE FIESTA! On November 3rd, one of our Thivent Action Teams will host a supper to raise funds for Keith Axvig and his Sonshine Ministries. As many of you know, Keith and his wife Linda, have for many years crossed the border into Mexico to give aid to the poor. They have helped build small churches and homes. They have also provided uniforms and educational supplies for children going to school. The “Fiesta Meal” will be a supper provided by Dano Stephens and his Driftwood Grill. The event begins at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $20 and are available from Gary Graff, Linda Graff, Sandy Bertilrud, DeeAnn Leines, and Shirley Thompson. Thanks to Thrivent and Thrivent Action Teams for their generous support in this project.
TRICK OR TREAT SUNDAY! On Oct. 27th we'll have a “Trick or Treat Sunday”. During coffee hour, each table in the parish hall will be supplied with a bowl for “treats”, provided by our board of education. These “treats” will be mostly non-candy items such as pencils, stickers, etc. Children will go around from table to table “trick or treating” for these items during our coffee hour!
We'll also celebrate All Saints Sunday one week early. As part of our All Saints Sunday celebration, we will have a children's sermon that addresses this connection between Halloween and All Saints Sunday. Later in the service, during our prayers, we will remember and read the names of those among us here at Bethany, who have passed away in the last twelve months. If you would like a friend or relative from another congregation or church remembered in these prayers, please let the pastor know by emailing him or giving him a call. We will light a small candle on the altar as each name is read during our prayers.
Kids 6th grade and below are invited to wear their costumes Sunday school and participate in the coffee hour “trick or treating”!
SURVEY Please take a few minutes to answer our annual survey. Surveys can be found on the table in the parish hall, or they were included in this month's newsletter. Completed surveys can be placed in the basket on the table at the entry to the parish hall. It can also be taken (anonymously) at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6CNMLLK.
WITNESSES As part of our confirmation class, youth will be attending the “Witnesses” event on October 27th at 7 pm at Zion Lutheran in TRF. We will need parents to chaperon and drive.
AMAZON SMILE You can now donate to Bethany Lutheran Church using Amazon Smile. Be sure you are on the Amazon Smile website (smile.amazon.com) and make your regular purchases. A portion of the sale will be donated directly to Bethany. For more information, see below.
Amazon will make a .5 % donation to Bethany for every purchase you make using the link above. This will not come out of your payment, but out of the Amazon charitable foundation, set up to aid charitable organizations such as ours. Click the above and get started. Please type in "Bethany Lutheran Church, 1315 6th St. NE" when asked to search for the charitable organization. The set up is simple and once set up, you are set to go for future purchases. Thank you! Pastor Gary