Bethel Lutheran Bulletin Board





May 30 – 31 – Mission District Convocation, Union Lutheran Church, Salisbury.  Please keep all leaders and delegates in your prayers.




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 This year’s 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.
The date is November 7 – 9.





News and Events

Prayer List

Joe McCollum, Eye Surgery; Carolyn Kiser, Phyllis Trapp, Breast Cancer, Shirley Carpenter, knee replacement surgery in May, 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, Milly Mercado, Madeline Mercedo,  Rae Heskin, Sonya Irey;  Pastor and Mrs. Rick Sloope,  Cathy Harris, Susie Clark, Phil Toller, 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 ),   Bette 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,  Our Military, for those unemployed and looking for jobs, our allies and enemies and for world Peace  Our 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 calling.




We would like to update the prayer chain.  Please contact Diane Carpenter
(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 Information

BUILDING FUND 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 envelopes.



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 still needed…..Bethel has a need for more Sunday School teachers in the Adult, Young Adult and High School classes.  Robert Carpenter will present a Temple Talk today to address this important issue.  Please prayfully consider how you can serve in our congregation in this way.




Taking Faith Home – Insert in this Week’s Bulletin for personal devotional readings





 Bethel has supported our community through our Supporting Christians program for approximately 20 years thanks to the generous contributions  of 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.    

Food for June is Canned Meats and Pinto Beans to be shared with Dallas-High Shoals Crisis Ministry.





June 8 – 6:00 PM - Church Council Meeting


June 14 – Men of Bethel Outing


June 19 – 11:00 AM Widow/Widower’s Lunch

June 22 – 28 – Campformation at Lutheridge.

July 23 – 26 –  The Carolinas Mission District is having a Youth Convocation and mission event this year during the NALC Convocation in Charleston, SC.   This will be a time set aside for worship, Bible study, a visit to Water Mission International, beach time and fellowship.  Total cost for the event is $30.00 and is open to all youth grades 7-12.  Registration deadline is June 25th. Brochures are available in the Narthex or see Pastor Steve for more information.


The Mission District  is in need of some help at the upcoming NALC Convocation.  We need volunteers for ushers, help at the registration tables, help with setting up for Communion, help at hospitality stations and more.  They are also in need of golf carts.  If you are willing to assist with any of these needs, please see Pastor Steve.


This year’s 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 – 9.









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