December 24 – 8:00 Christmas Eve Candle Light Service in Historic Church.
News and Events
The family of Margaret
Farnsworth (Sue Carpenter’s Mother) Pastor Libby Toler,
Recovering at home after ByPass Surgery,
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,
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 PeaceOur 10 Mission District Seminarians,
including Amy Carpenter.
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
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.
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.
OPPORTUNITY THIS WEEK:
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
AHEAD November 30 – December 8 -
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 105:30 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
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 PMCouncil Meeting
December 24 – 8:00 Christmas Eve Candle Light Service in
UPCOMING YOUTH ACTIVITIES
December 105:30 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.
Please send any updates or information to the following