This Week At Bethel - March 10, 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!

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.

VETERANS: Please visit the VA website for information on receiving your Covid-19 Vaccination at the VA.


Join us THIS SUNDAY (March 14 @ 9:30am) for worship via our Facebook page, YouTube channel or the LIVE WORSHIP link on the Bethel website
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 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 COIN - ASH WEDNESDAY SERVANT IDEAS



“Jesus looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury; he also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.”  Luke 21:1
Servant Ideas: 

- Write down some ideas about how we can “see” the needs in our community and how we can meet those needs. Encourage little Lutherans in your household to gather loose change, look for coins on the ground, and start a coin jar, to collect and give to a need in your community. Consider going to a local laundromat and leaving quarters there for others in need to use.   

- In John 2:15, Jesus drove everyone out of the temple and poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.  Jill suggests that how we earn and use our coins matters to Jesus. How does your earning and spending reflect your Christian beliefs? Through our purchases, how do we participate in systems that may exploit others? What can we do about such practices and systems?  
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: 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 continues....

This month we will focus on the story of The Shulamite Woman, who Solomon loved... This study goes deeper into our intimacy with God, and believing we are good enough for Him! Won't you join us?

My sweet friends- you are enough in His eyes and He loves you as you are!

Let's learn about this great LOVE together!
Even if you haven't come to the Bible Study before you can jump right in! You don't have to have the workbook to follow along...

Time: Mar 12, 2021 06:30 PM
Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 852 2725 1418
Passcode: WildWomen
Women's Book Club

We will meet via Zoom on Thursday, March 25th at 6PM via Zoom

We'll be discussing 

Please consider joining us even if you haven't read the book. Our discussions are lively and the fellowship is great.
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 Men's Breakfast is the first Saturday of every month.

Join us via Zoom:

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.