|Bethany Lutheran Church Red Lake Falls MN||
Bethany Church Newsletter
From the Pastor
"When you're accustomed to standing before God, kings don't matter much. Big potentates are just small potatoes when you have been standing in the presence of the Most High". — Vance Havner
Life got you down? Seems like the bullies have all the power? Well maybe you've got more resources than you think you have! Consider just a couple of the following and how they might help you in dealing with a pandemic or some other problem.
I'm sure there are many more resources available that can help us cope. All gifts from our gift giving God!
Let us pray.. Dear Lord when we feel down, help to read, ponder, and pray, that we might be refreshed through the power of your endless love. Amen.
We'll be having our "Affirmation of Baptism" service for our 9th graders on September 20th at 2:00 pm in the wooded area behind the church. We are limiting the attendance to ten people per family and families of the confirmation kids only. This will bring us to about fifty people, which should the weather not permit outdoor worship we will be able to accommodate in our building. Thanks for being such a great class Ava Anderson, Blake Audette, Ashtin Frederickson, Mykayla Peterson, and Jace Seeger!
We are hoping to begin Confirmation classes on Wednesday Sept. 23rd at 3:00 pm. We'll see how school progresses and if all goes we will have "in person" confirmation at church using social distancing and prepackaged snacks. I'll be keeping in touch with parents as we get closer to the date. We will also have the "Zoom" social media program for a backup, should we need to use it. We have a total of eight kids in our combined 7th and 8th grade class this fall.
Our plan for Sunday school this year is to have classes via "packets" that will contain materials, craft items, and possibly snacks. The packets will be delivered by our board of ed. We had considered "in person" Sunday school but decided against it due to too many difficulties with finding and training teachers, and a school schedule that might change rapidly. We'll keep you informed of any changes, but for the fall this will be our plan.
Red Lake Falls Food Shelf.
Minnesota Food Share contacted us and awarded the Red Lake Falls Food Shelf with $140.80 for our participation in the 2020 March Campaign. The RLF Food Shelf was awarded $52.89 for our client usage and $87.91 for the food and monetary donations collected throughout the campaign.
The cumulative totals in donations received this year were 1,639.01 pounds of food and $14,127.85. May God bless you abundantly for your generosity and help in making the 2020 March Campaign a success for the Red Lake Falls Food Shelf.
With thanks for your past and present support,
The Red Lake Falls Food Shelf
2 – Arick Broden, Taye Reich
3 – Olivia Larson
5 – Iver Cota, Jordan Johnson
6 – Sam Pahlen
7 – Sandra Klein
8 – Aaron Gagner, Shari Klein, Sue Knutson, Peggy Gervais
10 – VeAnn Wright
12 – Val Fering
13 – Laurie Duden, Dakota Erickson, Tim Hams
15 – Kevin Brevik, Neal Vraa
16 – Gabrielle Baird, Ryan Nelson
17 – Angela Sauve
21 – Shelby Baird, Zadin Lallier, William Tydlacka
22 – Ethan Peterson
23 – Myron Cote, Scott Larson, Kelly Pahlen, Casey Vraa
24 – Lindsey Gagner, Hannah Nord25 – Melissa Benoit, Lynnae Larson
27 – Nina Bakke
28 – John Murphy
29 – Sandy Bertilrud, Crystal Guenthner
30 – Alexia Olson
1 – Tom & Lacie Hovland
7 – Reed & Nichole Engelstad
8 – Jayson & Melissa Sletten
9 – Jason & Cristin Gums
12 – Cary & Ashley Lewis
13 – Clayton & Abby Leith
16 – David & Erica Johnston
18 – Chad & Tammy Larson
20 – Jon & Ashley Erickson, Brad & Trish Seeger
21 – Jared & Shari Ecklund
23 – Chuck & Margie Flage
24 – Kurtis & LeAnn Ellefson
25 – Mike & Alison Lacina
30 – Dan & Melissa Benoit, Dennis & Nancy Haglund