Bethel Lutheran Bulletin Board

 

 

WhatsNew

 

December 10  5:30 PM – Everyone is invited to join the Youth Group for our annual Christmas Caroling outing.  We will plan a “Fast Food” meal following the caroling. Next youth Meeting will be January 7.

 

 

 

 

   

 

Youth Group

 

Come Join The Fun.
Crafts and Games
Bible Lessons
Meet New Friends
Click Here For Youth Group

   

 

   
 

 

December 24 – 8:00 Christmas Eve Candle Light Service in Historic Church.

 

 

 
   

 

 

News and Events

 
Prayer List
The family of Margaret Farnsworth (Sue Carpenter’s Mother) Pastor Libby Toler, Recovering at home after ByPass Surgery,  Amelia Mauney, Frances Singleton,   Charlie Deason, Carolyn Kiser, Phyllis Trapp, Brenda Payseur,  Pat Bicknase, Cindy Morgan, Joy Carpenter, Dean Rhyne, Evelyn Miles, Drenda Smith, Shirley & L.E. Payseur, Danny Canipe, Tammie Jones, Sue Haynes, Sherian Grindstaff, Evan Reed, Felicia Hagerty, Madeline Mercado, Rae Heskin, Sonya Irey; Pastor and Mrs. Rick Sloope, Phil Toler, Erica Miller, Steven Rickert, Cancer;  Mickey Lineberger, Ann Dellinger, Andy Lineberger ,Our missionaries, Victory Ministry,  Amanda Massie, Bette Brown , Kitty Heller, Joy Sellers Laws,  Grace Haynes,  Hugh Kiser, Cancer,    Bill Blanton, Lung Caner (Jeff’s Father) , Larry Whaley, 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.

 

 

 
Let Pastor Steve or Elaine Kiser know of changes
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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

Attn: Golden Agers:   If you will be 70 years old during 2015, please let Wanda Huffstetler know as she prepares the Prayer Partners list for the new year.  Please also give her your Dates of Birth and Wedding Anniversary date.

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

http://www.thenalc.org/

 

 

 



 

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. 

 


 

 4 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.

 

OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN 

 

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

 

 

OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE

 

 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.     

 

 

OPPORTUNITY THIS WEEK:

 December 3 – 7:00 pm Evening Bible Study
Children’s Christmas Play practice will be begin today during the Sunday School hour.  Thanks to Amy Cable for directing our play again this year. The Christmas Play will be held on December 21.

 November 30 – Election of new Council Members begins with Nominating ballot.  

November 30 – 4:00 PM – Advent Services begin in sanctuary

 LOOKING AHEAD 
November 30 – December 8 -   We once again have an opportunity to share Christmas gifts with the Gaston County Senior citizens through the Social Services Department. These gifts will go to seniors who might otherwise be forgotten during the holidays. Because we have such a limited time to get these gifts collected, this will give us an extra week to select our tags and get the gifts back to the church. Please choose your tags today. This allows case managers to get all gifts delivered by Christmas All gifts should be placed in “Gift Bags” using tissue paper to cover gift.  Thank you for your generousity. This allows case managers to get all gifts delivered by Christmas.  

December 10  5:30 PM –
Everyone is invited to join the Youth Group for our annual Christmas Caroling outing.  We will plan a “Fast Food” meal following the caroling. Next youth Meeting will be January 7.

December 13 – Annual Congregation Christmas dinner Food being supplied by Kyle Fletcher’s BBQ.  $7.00 per person includes meal, drinks and dessert.  Please sign up in the Narthex as we need a head count to order the food by December 8. 

December 14 – Annual Congregation Meeting 

December 14 – 6:00 PM  Council Meeting
 
December 24 – 8:00 Christmas Eve Candle Light Service in Historic Church.


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING YOUTH ACTIVITIES

December 10  5:30 PM – Everyone is invited to join the Youth Group for our annual Christmas Caroling outing.  We will plan a “Fast Food” meal following the caroling. Next youth Meeting will be January 7.



 



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