This Week At Bethel - March 3, 2021
The office is officially open!
New office hours:
Monday-Wednesday, 9am-12pm.

Pastor Dave's office hours:
Monday, 9am-12pm.
During Covid-19, our policy is for all people to WEAR MASKS and SOCIAL DISTANCE for the duration of any worship/fellowship where we are gathered in person!

This week, we will be receiving enough vaccines to vaccinate 10,000 members of our community. That is 7% of our adult community population. More shipments will be coming in the following weeks.

During clinics, at Shenandoah University, when the first vaccine is given, people have an opportunity to set-up an appointment for their second vaccination.

As you may have heard, Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available soon. It is important to note that this is the first authorized COVID-19 vaccine that is a single dose. There is some concern among public health leaders that some people think the J&J vaccine is “second class” because its efficacy is lower than the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, but the experts say it is important that people remember these are totally different vaccines. We will be getting some this week.

If you are having problems getting appointments, please get in touch with me so I can help you. - Edyth McGoff - Parish Nurse
If you would like to volunteer with the vaccine distribution effort, many new Shenandoah University Clinics have been added. 

The sign-ups are ready for those who will be lending their time, talents, and expertise to make this happen.  

Please plan to arrive 30 Minutes early to get settled in.


VETERAN VACCINE INFORMATION
Please visit the VA website for information on receiving your Covid-19 Vaccination at the VA.



If you are a veteran, please send an email to bookkeeper@bethelwinchester.com
Join us THIS SUNDAY (March 7 @ 9:30am) for worship via our Facebook page, YouTube channel or the LIVE WORSHIP link on the Bethel website
Weekly Devotions

Pastor Dave offers weekly devotions called "Church Where You Are" for individuals and families. If you are unable to be at worship on Sunday, or if you are simply looking for a weekly family devotional, "Church Where You Are" is located on our Bethel website each week.
LENT IN PLAIN SIGHT
God is often at work through the ordinary: ordinary people, ordinary objects, ordinary grace. Through the ordinary, God communicates epiphanies, salvation, revelation, and reconciliation. It is through the mundane that we hear God's quiet voice.

In this devotion for the season of Lent, Jill J. Duffield draws readers' attention to ten ordinary objects that Jesus would have encountered on his way to Jerusalem: dust, bread, the cross, coins, shoes, oil, coats, towels, thorns, and stones. In each object, readers will find meaning in the biblical account of Jesus' final days. Each week, readers encounter a new object to consider through Scripture, prayer, and reflection. From Ash Wednesday to Easter, Lent in Plain Sight reminds Christians to open ourselves to the kingdom of God.  

You are invited to purchase this book as a devotion for the Lenten season. We will be using these "objects" each week as part of our virtual midweek worship experiences.


We will offer virtual midweek worship experiences March 3,10,17, 24 and 31.

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, March 28.

Maundy Thursday is April 1. Good Friday is April 2. Easter Sunday is April 4.

At this time all services will be virtual. However, as Covid-19 is a fluid situation, things could change, especially as warmer weather arrives. It is possible some of these services will be outside and our hope is to do so as soon as possible.
Bethel Lenten Study Group

Monday evenings at 6 pm


Meeting ID: 849 3208 2737
Passcode: 505182
Wednesday Night Bethel Zoom Cafe

(after worship) @ 7:30.


Meeting ID: 868 3489 4750
Passcode: 160505
JOIN OUR LENTEN FACEBOOK GROUP
THE CROSS - ASH WEDNESDAY SERVANT IDEAS
“If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me”
Mark 8:34 

- How can we “take up the cross” for Christ in our lives? Jill challenges us to look within our circle of influence- do we “actively choose to look past our self-preservation and risk our own interests for the sake of the vulnerable, oppressed, marginalized, and fearful?”

-Make your own Lenten Candle Cross- an activity to share with family- 
LENTEN FOOD DRIVE
We will be collecting food, personal care items and cleaning products for the Lenten food drive from Sunday, February 28th through Sunday, March 21st. There will be a tote at the back door of discipleship hall for donations. 

The Frederick County Social Services Department hopes to gather enough items to fill 15 Easter baskets for the elderly and disabled clients on their caseloads.

Food Items, personal care items, and cleaning items are always welcomed; e.g. peanut butter, breakfast items, coffee, canned meats, spaghetti and pasta, mac and cheese, canned fruits and vegetables, beans, diabetic foods, sugar free juices. Paper products such as paper towels, tissues, toilet paper and personal care items such as shampoo, soaps, and deodorants. Cleaning items are expensive and can be donated, too.  

For those who don't like to shop, please consider mailing grocery and Walmart gift cards to Karen Shipp. The money will be used to purchase meat and fresh fruits. Karen's mailing address is 113 Proclamation Drive, Winchester, 22603. Karen will let Kim Williams know of any monetary donations. If you have any questions, please call Karen at 540-667-7677.
CCAP EASTER GIVEAWAY
CCAP is having an Easter Giveaway on March 27th and they are looking for donations of boxed potatoes, hams, or gift cards to Walmart/Costco.

Donations can be accepted at CCAP Monday through Friday- 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, you can mail them a donation or gift card to 112 South Kent St. Winchester VA 22601 or you can go to their website and donate electronically at Make a Contribution to CCAP
Opportunity for Intercessory Prayer
If you miss the opportunity to place a prayer card into the Prayer Box that was available at the Narthex in the Bethel building, access to the Intercessory Prayer Team is still available by calling or emailing us.  

We'll pray with you, make up a Prayer Card, and keep praying for your needs on a regular basis.
Call Urve Crowder at 540-888-3073 or email at ukcrowder@icloud.com or
Call Shirley Strosnider at 540-664-5928
WILD WOMEN'S MINISTRY
Wild Women Coffee (or Cocoa) Zoom Meetup

Join us Thursday mornings at 8:30am

Bring your cup of cocoa (or coffee) and love for Jesus and join in the conversation and prayers. We would love to pray for you and your concerns!  All Women are Welcome!

Zoom Meeting ID: 830 3166 2845         
Passcode: Jesus4U
Women's Bible Study

We meet the second Friday of each month.

Please join us this month as we look at another AMAZING woman of the Bible!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Nguyen!

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

Meeting ID: 852 2725 1418
Passcode: WildWomen

Just use the link above, and even if you don't have the study guide, one can easily follow and share in the conversations and sharing. ALL are WELCOME!
First Friday Fellowship

The first Friday of the month at 9:30 a.m at the Royalicious Bagel Bakery and Deli, 621 W. Jubal Early Drive in Winchester.

We are praying for this part of the Women's Ministry!
Come join us for laughter and fellowship of women! 

Masks are required when not eating. We hope to see you there!
MEN'S MINISTRY
Men's Breakfast 

The next Men's Breakfast will be this Saturday, March 6th, at 8:30 am.

Join us via Zoom: Men's Breakfast

Meeting ID: 835 3882 9527
Passcode: 125611
DON'T MISS THE DEADLINE!
Deadline to get notices into each week's edition of "This Week At Bethel" is 5pm Tuesday. 
Please email information to communicator@bethelwinchester.com
Thank you so much for your continued support of mission and ministry at Bethel!
To make an offering, please use one of the methods described below:
1. Mail to Bethel at 2077 N Frederick Pike, Winchester, VA 22603
 
2. Use the Give Now button on our website.

3. Donate via text, by sending the dollar amount you wish to give, including a dollar sign, (ie: $50/$50.00) to 844-946-2995.