September 18th-24th 2022


Fellowship Hall at 9:30am
(mask optional)



The Bethel Council is currently discerning the slate of council nominees to be affirmed and elected at our November 13 congregational meeting. If you are interested in being considered for the slate of council nominees and are willing to serve a three-year term (2023-2025), please communicate your interest to Pastor Dave or Council President, John Fredericksen by Sunday, October 9.

Requirements for consideration are as follows: 

1) Been received into membership

2) Demonstrated active participation in worship and the life of the community

3) Currently offer financial support to our Bethel ministry.  

If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to Pastor Dave ( or

John Fredericksen (

Starting October 2nd, there will be a basket in the hallway of Fellowship Hall for single serve easy open food items to be distributed to children in Frederick County and Winchester.

We came up with the idea to honor Judy McKienan who was a champion of children and a true Bright Futures advocate. Some of the suggested items are: Trial Mix, Rice Crispy Treats, Oatmeal Cookies, Animal Crackers, Goldfish Crackers, Popcorn, Real Fruit Snacks, All natural fruit crisps, Single Serve cookies, Raisins/fruit n'yogurt snacks. items should be something a child 5-18 years of age would eat. (all packaged single serve) Please no glass containers, no expired food. 

Click the link below for more information.

If you have any questions please contact Sara Smith at (540) 662-4774 or Diane Milburn at (

Visit Bright Futures Website

We invite you to take 30 minutes to watch a new video entitled, "The Family of Bethel" that we shared on Saturday, during Bethel 101. This video is on our website ( under the ABOUT BETHEL tab. You will hear from various voices at Bethel about our ministry and what it means to be a part of this community of faith. We feel it is a wonderful representation of our congregation.

View The Family of Bethel 

Bethel has been involved in a new program here in Winchester called the Freedge. And, what is a Freedge? A Freedge — a combination of the words "free" and "fridge" — is an outdoor refrigerator filled with donated food that is located on the Our Health campus at 419 N. Cameron St. The freedge is open 24 hours a day, and those who are struggling financially can take whatever they need to feed themselves and their families. The beauty of the process is that anyone, at any time, can bring produce and healthy snacks and organic goods to the Freedge for others. This is specifically designed for those who reside in what is called a "food desert" where there is little or no access to healthy produce, etc. Volunteers come each day - usually once in the morning and once in the evening - to check on the Freedge, disperse outdated items, and handle general cleanliness.

For more information please click the link below.

Visit CCAP FREEDGE Website


The Women's Ministry is having a girl's night out on Tuesday, September 20th at 6pm at

Café Del Sol

50 Featherbed Ln, Winchester, VA 22601

Please contact Barbara Simmons at or by calling



Women's Retreat

"Making Sense"

Exploring the Love of Jesus Through Our Senses

Led by the Women's Retreat Planning Team

Men's Retreat

"Falling Upward"

A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

Led by Pastor Dave Young

Both will be held November 4th-6th at Graves Mountain Lodge Syria, Virginia


$175-with roommate


$260-private room

(prices include dinner Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday)

Deadline to register is Sunday October 16th

No refunds or cancellations after November 30th

To register or if you have any questions contact the Bethel Office at

 (there are brochures located in the entry way to Fellowship Hall)


Bethel 101

Are you interested in learning more about Bethel and our ministry?

Are you thinking that you and/or your family might want to officially join our congregation? 

Pastor Dave and other leaders at Bethel will be offering what we are calling "Bethel 101" to begin in September and culminate with officially receiving those into our fellowship on Stewardship Sunday, October 16. 

You need not "join" Bethel to participate, as we say:

"All are welcome!"

Join us for our next meeting-

Saturday, October 1 (10:00-11:30am in the Martin Luther Library, just off Fellowship Hall) - Council leaders will talk about our local ministry here at Bethel and how  and where you can join us in our mission together.

Friday, October 14 (6pm-9pm)- A social and fellowship gathering will be held at Pastor Dave and Pastor Heidi's home in Lake Holiday (202 Fairway Circle, Cross Junction VA 22625).  

Sunday, October 16 (9:30am) - Reception of those "officially" joining Bethel during Stewardship Sunday worship.

If you plan to attend, please let Pastor Dave ( know ahead of time for planning purposes.  

Stewardship Sunday October 16th
Per the advice of our facility manager, David Shoberg, lower Bethel is currently "off limits" until the renovation is complete.

However, this DOES NOT affect the Bethel Office, which will remain open during the renovation.

The office will now be open 9:00am-1:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Women's Ministry

The Women's Ministry would love for you to join them at some of their gatherings!

They have a weekly Women's Coffee Hour that gets together every Thursday at 8:30 via Zoom. Meeting ID 86309309339 Password is Jesus4U

First Friday Fellowship The women's group gets together the First Friday of every month at 9:30am at Buzzin's (starting in September) 1460 University Dr. Winchester VA 22601.

Men's Ministry

Men are invited to hang out after worship on certain Sundays for a time of fellowship, sharing, and support. We will meet in the library on September 25th and October 23rd. So grab a coffee and "hang out" with your brothers in Christ. No planned agenda, simply a place to have a

laid-back time of conversation with others.

Monthly Men's Breakfast

We meet on the first Saturday of each month at Backseat Bar and Grill from 8:30-9:30. Pastor Dave and others will lead devotions and conversation.
  • Want to join our
  • Youth Group?

For more information contact  Mel Siebert at

Worship Assistant Sign Ups

We are still in need of people to sign up to serve in worship assistance roles, i.e. ushers, greeters, readers, prayers, communion assistants, etc. The sign up sheets are located in the back of  Fellowship Hall where we are now worshipping. Please take a moment to sign up and take a turn helping make Sunday morning happen in an effective and smooth manner.

If you have not signed up before, and have questions beyond the guidelines, please feel free to reach out to Kim Williams, new Church Administrator (


Prayers- Shirley Strosnider

Scripture Reader- Lynda Grymala 

Communion Assistant- Traci Shoberg, Robin Forrest, Shari Fletcher

Ushers -Vonda Wilt, Ev Boyle

Greeters- Vonda Wilt, Robin Forrest

Acolyte- Robin Forrest

Parish Nurse Notes

Parish Nurse Notes for September-

Information about monkey pox

Click HERE for more information 

Parish Nurse Notes

(can also found on Bethel website under Publications)

Bethel supports a wonderful young man, former Bethel member, Kyle Duff, as he attends seminary at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. If you would like to help support Kyle, please consider a gift to our SEMINARIAN FUND.

Help support our music ministries through regular giving to the JONES/JOYNER MUSIC FUND. Your donations help support Shenandoah University Scholarship Students, and provide additional musicians for worship and special events.

Thank you for your support of our mission & ministry at Bethel!

To make an offering, please use one of the methods described below.

Mail to: Bethel Lutheran Church
2077 N Frederick Pike
Winchester, VA 22603

OR CLICK HERE to Give Online