Bethany 411

Here's the 411!

Posted Thursday, June 30, 2022

Quick Links: | Congregation Informational Meeting | Worship Assistants Needed | Name TagsTables Available | Pastor Arthur on FacebookPastoral Visits | Community Yoga ClassesFrench Fry Booth | Prayer WarriorsBethany On-the-Go 2022 | Summer Book ClubDawn's Office ScheduleFollow Along with Worship


Upcoming July Events:


Worship Schedule:

Wednesdays:

  • Midweek Worship at 6:00 p.m. Under the Tent
  • Music Under the Tent at 6:30 p.m.
  • Exceptions: July 20 and August 10 are on location for Bethany On-the Go!

Sundays:

  • Traditional Worship at 8:00 a.m. in Bethany’s Sanctuary
  • Coffee Hour: 9:00 a.m.
  • Contemporary Worship at 10:00 a.m. Under the Tent (weather permitting)
  • Tune in to the live radio broadcast every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. on WJMC FM 96.1 & AM 1240
  • 8:00 a.m. worship is streamed live on Bethany’s website and Facebook page.
  • Watch on local access cable channels 992 (Spectrum) & 993 (Mosaic) on Sundays at 11:00 AM & 7:00 PM and Thursdays at 7:00 PM

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Congregation Informational Meeting:

On Sunday, July 10, will be the second of the informational meetings for the congregation. The meetings will be after a shorten worship service at 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

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Worship Assistants Needed:

Please consider helping to make worship an inviting and engaging experience for all. Would you be willing to read a lesson, assist with communion, help us usher or perhaps greet incoming worshipers? All ages are welcome. A reminder to our students, assisting with worship counts as confirmation service points. Please sign up on the sheets in the Narthex or online. Thank you!

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Name Tags:

If you would like a name tag, please contact Dawn Paul at or 715-296-2817. Bethany provides name tags for members, free of charge; replacements for lost name tags are $8.00. You can choose between a pin or magnetic back. Magnetic backs are not recommended for those with pacemakers.

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Tables Available:

Bethany has tables that could use new homes! There are round and rectangular tables in Bethany’s garage that we do not need anymore, but are still usable. People may take the tables and give a free fill donation, if they choose. If you have questions, please contact the office at 715-234-9028.

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Pastor Arthur is now on Facebook:

Pastor Arthur has set up a Facebook account and welcomes friend requests. You can search for him as Arthur Bergren.

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Pastor Arthur would like to visit:

This summer, Pastor Arthur is setting aside time every week on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and Thursday evenings to meet people in their homes. We invite you to sign up for a time for Pastor Arthur to visit and get to know you. The signup is available online or in the Narthex.

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Community Yoga Classes at Bethany Lutheran Church (open to all):

Bethany has offered to make space available for classes, beginning July 6. Jennifer Christensen will be teaching Hatha Yoga on Wednesdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m., Chair Yoga from 10:00-11:00 a.m. and Hatha Yoga on Saturdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. The yoga classes are low impact and suitable for all.

Classes will be held in the Luther Lecture Hall (enter off of Messenger Street, lower level, elevators available). Equipment is available, if needed. Community Yoga Classes at Bethany will continue to be an affordable yoga option for participants with a suggested donation of $10 per class, or a 10-class pass for $90.

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French Fries at the Fair:

Summer is upon us and it is almost time for our Bethany French Fry Booth at the Barron County Fair. This year, the fair is July 20-24. We rely on our middle school and high school youth and Bethany family to help staff our French Fry Booth. Please consider signing up to work a shift. Each shift is three hours and needs four people. One of those four must be an adult. We also need help the Monday and/or Tuesday before the fair (July 18/19) to clean the booth and get it ready and again after the fair (July 25/26) to clean up the booth for the winter.

This is our biggest youth activity fund-raiser, bringing in over $5,000 annually. It helps fund youth activities, ELCA Youth Gatherings, and alternating high school mission trips. Please consider helping us out. This is a great way to support Bethany's youth!

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Prayer Warriors:

One of the great privileges and ministries listed in the New Testament, is the opportunity to remember one another in prayer - to “bear one another’s burdens.” When a request comes in to the church, an email is sent to the prayer warriors on the prayer chain. We invite you to take part in this ministry by becoming a part of the prayer chain; contact the office at 715-234-9028 or to have your named added to the distribution list.

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Bethany On-the-Go 2022:

Midweek fellowship from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

  • July 20: Nature Fun at Hunt Hill - Experience Wisconsin’s natural beauty and sounds. Enjoy walking the trails, paddling the waters, learning about honeybees, grow our faith with Pastor Sue and share a meal … rain or shine!
  • August 10: Celebrate Summer at Roux Park - BINGO FOR ALL AGES and park games. Supper by local food trucks. Bring your lawn chair.

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Summer Book Club:

During the summer months we hope you'll join us for some great reading and thoughtful conversation as we dive into three good books. We will gather each month to discuss what we read. Each conversation will be facilitated by synod staff.

Toxic Charity by Robert D. Lupton
July 28, 2022
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Lead by Bishop Laurie Skow-Anderson & Deacon Laura Ramlow
Join via Zoom by contacting Bethany's Church Office

 

Emotional Intelligence for the Modern Leader by Christopher D. Conners
August 25, 2022
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Lead by Rev. Erin Nelson
Join via Zoom by contacting Bethany's Church Office

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Dawn’s Office Schedule:

July 5-8: Dawn will be out of the office this week.

*These dates may be subject to change due to meeting and event rescheduling.

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Follow Along with Worship:

The summer 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. bulletins are available on Bethany’s website homepage and archived on our bulletin publications page! We invite you to print a copy or follow along on your device with our order of service.

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