- Baptism: Ames Daniel Gagner - Prayers for Healing
11:00 am Fellowship Hour
7:00 pm Bible Study on Revelation
Wednesday February 20th
7:30 am Women's Breakfast and Bible Study
9:30 am Quilting
3:00 pm Confirmation Class/Youth Group Serves Meal at Care and Share
6:30 pm Midweek Worship
6:30 pm Bethany Women's Mtg. “Come and See!” Fellowship, worship, and service.
Thursday February 21st
7:30 am Men's Breakfast and Bible Study
9:30 am TRF Pastor's Conference Mtg. Immanuel Plummer
Sunday February 24th
9:00 am Sunday School
9:00 am First Communion Class (5th/6th)
10:00 am Worship
11:00 am Fellowship Hour
7:00 pm Bible Study: Revelation
BAPTISM Ames Daniel Gagner son of Aaron and Ashley Gagner will be baptized this Sunday morning. Ames' sponsors are Aaron and Jill Thibert, and Paul and Jenna Davenport. Welcome to God's family Ames!
PRAYERS FOR HEALING If you would like prayers for healing either for yourself or a loved one, raise your hand during the communion distribution and the pastor and his assistant will have prayers for you.
YOUTH SERVE AT CARE AND SHARE Our youth will be serving a meal at the Care and Share homeless shelter in Crookston on Wednesday, February 20th This will take the place of our regular confirmation class. The meal will be prepared by the youth after school and then taken to Crookston. Should last from about 3-7 pm. During the month of February, a box will be in the parish hall for personal items for the residents. Needed are deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, washcloths and towels, diapers size 4-5, men's boxers, and socks. Thanks to Thrivent Action Teams for seed money.
YOUTH SKI TRIP The Youth Group will be skiing at Buena Vista on Friday, March 1st right after school until it closes. There will be a cost to attend. Questions can be directed to Jenny Schmitz and Hannah Seeger.
BIBLE STUDY ON “REVELATION” We have begun our six week Bible study on the book of Revelation. In our study we'll look at the book of Revelation from a different perspective, studying not just what the book means for us today, but also what it meant to the people of 2000 years ago. Come join us on Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm. The study will last about 1-1/2 hours.
DATES COMING UP!
Feb. 24th 9:00 am First Communion classes start for 5th and 6th graders
Feb. 28th 7:00 pm TRF Conference Gathering at Zion in TRF
March 6th 6:30 pm Lent Starts
April 7th 10:00 am First Communion celebrated
April 21st Easter Sunday
May 5th 10:00 am Confirmation (tentative)
THIEF RIVER FALLS CONFERENCE GATHERING 7:00 pm Thursday evening Feb. 28th at Zion Lutheran in TRF. This is primarily for council members but anyone is welcome who wishes to learn more about our conference and synod, meet the bishop, and visit with his staff. This is a good opportunity to develop new ways of working together as a conference of churches.
FIRST COMMUNION CLASS Communion Class for fifth and sixth graders will start Feb. 24th at 9:00 am. The class will be in place of regular Sunday school and will last for approximately five weeks. First Communion will be celebrated on April 7th at 10:00 am.
COME AND SEE “Come and See” John 1:39-41 has been chosen as the theme for Bethany's Women of the ELCA for 2019. “Come and See” is the invitation that Jesus gave to His first disciples, the Apostle John being one of them. “Come and See” is the invitation that Jesus gives to people today. “Come and See” is the invitation we send to all confirmed women of Bethany. Join us at 6:30 pm on the third Wednesday of the month for fellowship, worship and service. We NEED you, regardless of age, abilities and even attitudes. We have lots of work to do sharing God's love and joy. Please join us.
Pick up the new 2019 WELCA Book in the Parish Hall!
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