September 5 –
Gaston County Crisis Pregnancy Center’s
Walk for Life.Bethel has won a trophy for two consecutive years because of
generosity.Pray about how you
can help again this year.More
information to follow soon.
News and Events
Sue Johnson, Back Problems and Shingles, Charlie
Deason, Joe McCollum, Eye Surgery; Carolyn Kiser, Phyllis
Trapp, Breast Cancer, Shirley Carpenter, knee replacement
surgery, Brenda Payseur,Pat Bicknase, Cindy Morgan,Joy Carpenter,Dean Rhyne,Evelyn Miles, Drenda Smith, Emily
Kiser, Shirley & L.E. Payseur,Danny Canipe, Tammie Jones, Sue
Haynes,Sherian Grindstaff,Evan Reed,Felicia Hagerty,Madeline Mercedo,Rae Heskin, Sonya Irey;Pastor and Mrs. Rick Sloope,Cathy Harris, Phil Toler, Erica
Miller, Steven Rickert, Cancer; Victory Ministry,Mickey Lineberger,Ann Dellinger, Andy Lineberger ,Our
missionaries, Victory Ministry, Melissa Payseur,Chrons
Disease, Devyn and Skyler Miller, Granddaughters of Debbie
and Russell Wingfield; Max
Clark,D.A. Rhyne,Amanda Massie(Amelia’s Sister ),
Brown (Prue and Frederick’s Cousin), Caroline Phelps (Friend
of Leanna King, Breast Cancer), Cancer;
Kitty Heller, Joy Sellers Laws, Bone and Liver Cancer, Grace
Haynes, age 13, Stage 4 Cancer, Amanda Osborne, medical
problems and unemployment and her mother, Wanda Waldthrop,
Hospitalized in Lincolnton, heart failure, Tom Hartzell, Sue
Johnson’s Son-in-law, heart problems, Lorena Best in Brian
Ctr., Linconton, NC, Debbie Fletcher, Cancer, Hugh Kiser,
Military, for those unemployed and looking for jobs, our
allies and enemies and for world PeaceOur 10 Mission District Seminarians,
including Amy Carpenter.
Carolyn Kiser would like to thank everyone for all
their concerns, cards and prayers during her recent illness.“God has blessed me with a wonderful
Church family.I love you all.”
Let Pastor Steve or Elaine Kiser know of changes.
Please keep our 10
Mission District Seminarians, including Amy Carpenter, in
your prayers as they continue to be faithful to God’s
We would like to update
the prayer chain. Please contact Diane
(704-735-9890) in the next few
weeks if you would like to be added to or deleted from either the morning or
evening prayer chain. Also, let them know if you would like to be moved from
morning to evening or vice versa. Please consider adding your name to our
prayer chain so you can be a part of this important ministry of our church.
Good News And
ENVELOPES - We
now have envelopes for the Building Fund Offering.These will help our Treasurer keep the offerings separate from the
general offering. Please see Prue Carpenter or one of the Ushers for these
Just a reminder –
If you would like to reserve the Fellowship Hall or Parish House for special
family events, please remember to put this on the Calendar in the Fellowship
Hall or speak with Nita.
Bulletin Announcements: Please
have announcements to the bulletin to Elaine or Pastor Steve by Tuesday
evening. We are now preparing the bulletin on Wednesday morning.
Here is a link to the NALC website.
Please take a look at it for Updates and Newsletter info concerning the NALC
The Worship and Music Committee will begin work on
the List of those serving in various positions during our Worship Services.
If you would like to add your name to assist in any way or wish to have your
name removed, please see Prue Carpenter as soon as possible. The
responsibilities of our Ushers, Acolytes, Greeters and Nursery attendance
are very important and we hope everyone will volunteer in some way as we
serve God in these jobs.
The people of Bethel are willing to Serve as Jesus
commanded us to do. There are many in our congregation that occasionally
need a helping hand with minor repairs around their homes or work outside
that they are no longer physically able to handle on their own. There is a
sheet in the Narthex where you can list such needs. We hope to be able to
branch out in our community in the future to also our serve our neighbors
needs. If you know of such a need, please also list this on the sheet.
Teachers are needed…..Bethel
has a need for more Sunday School
teachers in the Adult, Young Adult, High school and 4th and 6th
Grade Classes.Rally Day is coming up in September and we would like to have teachers
for all classes. Please prayerfully consider how you can serve in our
congregation in this way.
Taking Faith Home – Insert in this Week’s Bulletin for personal
OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE
has supported our community through our
Supporting Christians program for approximately 20 years
thanks to the generous contributionsof this congregation.This past winter, we had an unusually large number of
neighbors who needed help with rent, medical bills, power bills and
food.Our funds are getting very low.We have the privilege of
reaching out to others when other churches in the area do not have
an “emergency help” system set up.If you would like to make a contribution to the Supporting
Christians fund, please make your check payable to Bethel Lutheran
Church and mark the memo line for Supporting Christian.
for August is Spaghetti and Spaghetti Sauce to
be shared with Dallas-High Shoals Crisis Ministry.
OPPORTUNITY THIS WEEK:
August 6 – 6:30 PM
to prepare for Homecoming anthem.
August Council Meeting – Will be held at 6:30 PM on August 17 due to
August 23 – Movie Night – Mark your calendars now to enjoy popcorn and snacks while
we watch a movie on the big screen in our Fellowship Hall.Movie to be announced August 10.
September 5 – Gaston County Crisis Pregnancy Center’s Walk for Life.Bethel has won a trophy for two consecutive years
because of generosity.Pray about how you can help again this year.More information to follow soon.
September 27 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Family Fun Day- Its not that far away and time to begin preparations.Manyvolunteers are needed in foot preparations and games.Please let Lindel Creed know how you can help make
this Family Event a success for your own family as well as for
Women’s Retreat will be held at the Blowing Rock Conference
Center in Boone. We invite all Bethel
women to this retreat. Please give your deposit of $22.00 to Pat
Chapman today if possible.
The date is November 7 –
UPCOMING YOUTH ACTIVITIES
Please send any updates or information to the following