Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-12pm

Pastor Dave's Office Hours:
Monday 9am-12pm
Sunday Worship Service 9:30am
in Fellowship Hall
Worship Update

Just a reminder that masks are required for worship and any other indoor activity at Bethel for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Masks must be worn for the entire time that we are indoors. Exceptions are for members of the choir (while singing) and Readers/Prayer Readers while they are speaking.
 
Worship will be held in Fellowship Hall where we can get better ventilation.

Worship will be more limited but will still include songs and Holy Communion. This will be our standard worship for the foreseeable future, until our county and our nation has a better grasp on the Covid-19 Delta variant.  

Throughout this pandemic, we have done the "next right thing." At this point, the next right thing is to take a step back so as best to control the environment for worship and any other activities we offer at Bethel. We pray that this will not be an extended period, but as we have been doing all along, we will faithfully follow CDC guidelines for our county, state, and nation.

Please pray for those who are currently suffering with the new variant of Covid-19 and please encourage everyone you know to get vaccinated! 
Sabbatical Update

The proposal that Bethel and Pastor Dave submitted to the Clergy Renewal Program through the Lilly Foundation was, unfortunately, not chosen for funding.

Therefore, Pastor Dave will not be taking a sabbatical next summer (2022). The council and Pastor Dave will discern whether to submit a proposal for the following summer (2023) over the next number of months.

Pastor Dave greatly appreciates the wonderful support and prayers during this process. Y’all rock!

Onward and Upward!
Want to Assist in Worship Leadership?

A new signup is available on the Welcome Table in the narthex for anyone who is interested in assisting in worship. This includes Acolytes, Altar Care, Clean-up after worship, sharing a Children’s Sermon, Greeters, Prayer Leaders, Scripture Readers, Ushers, and Sound, Multi-Media and video recording. As a list of volunteers is compiled, a schedule will be made for all worship gatherings. These opportunities are open to folks of all ages and training is provided! Please contact George Donovan with any questions or for more information.
God's Work Our Hands

Our congregation will soon engage in service work right here in our community. We are one of over 9,100 congregations participating in “God’s work. Our hands.” on Sunday, Sept. 12.

Across the country, thousands of members will engage in service work to make a positive change in our communities, build and deepen relationships and share God’s love.

Join us as we do God’s work with our hands!  Gather after worship in Discipleship Hall. We will work on several projects- pick the project you want! *Tagging quilts with inspirational messages *Delivering diapers to the Red Wagon Ministry *Writing letters of encouragement to people in need around the world... and more!
It's Almost Shrimp Boil Time! 

Join us on Sunday, September 12th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for our annual Shrimp Boil dinner! The event will be held at the Picnic Pavilion with individual servings offered, instead of the traditional communal style of serving.

Please sign up in the Narthex. The cost is $8/person, paid that evening.
Music Ministry News

Bethel’s Music Ministry is ramping up for a new season, and opportunities are available for all ages to participate! The Adult Choir will resume rehearsals on Thursday, September 9th at 6:30 pm. OffeRings Chime Choir is reforming under the leadership of Darline DeMott. Stay tuned for more information on rehearsal times. You can also support our music ministries through regular giving to the Jones/Joyner Music Fund. Your donations help bless Shenandoah University Scholarship Students, and additional musicians for worship and special events who bless us with their gifts. We have a goal to raise $6000 in this fund by December 1st to enhance special music offerings this fall and into the Christmas season. An anonymous donor has offered to match donations to the Jones/Joyner Fund, up to $1000 through September. 
Come be a part of Bethel’s amazing music programs!
Coffee With Council

Will be held the third Sunday of every month, starting September 19th.
Bethel will be hosting a diaper drive for the Red Wagon Ministry through Sunday September 12th (Gods Work Our Hands Day).

Red Wagon Ministry is a non-profit organization created to help collect and donate diapers for CCAP. Red Wagon Ministry is seeking diapers for babies of all sizes, but especially the large sizes of 5 and 6, baby wipes, disposable adult underwear and briefs, incontinence pads, and flushable wipes. Please consider contributing to this worthy cause by donating these items during one of the next few Sundays.
Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Shari Fletcher is inviting everyone to join her in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday, October 9th at Sherando High School and Sherando Park, Stephens City, VA.

Registration begins at 9:00 am Event time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

To donate, or to join Shari's team, please visit Grateful Life
For more information, please visit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Men's Ministry

The Men's Breakfast for September will be held on Saturday, September 11th, from 8:30 am - 9:30 am at the Backseat Bar & Grill.
Women's Ministry
Bible study continues on Friday, September 10th at 6:30
This month is on Mary and Martha: Finding Life in Death
This study is an incredible look at finding belief in God working out all things- even in the middle of a mess!
All women can jump in on this study and all are welcome!

Bethel Women's Bible Study Meeting ID: 852 2725 1418 Passcode: WildWomen

Questions can be sent to Karen
Women's Night Out!

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 5:30 @ Cafe del Sol in Winchester

Please let Karen know if you are coming so she can have enough seating available!

Call or text Karen at 540-303-1189
Women's Retreat 2021
"Finding joy... No Matter What"
Friday, November 5th- Saturday, November 6th, 2021
Bethel's Discipleship Hall

We welcome Jill Baughan, our guest speaker, who will share her words of wisdom on creating, seeking, and living a life of choosing JOY! In the midst of the pandemic and the changes made in all of our lives we are desperately looking for JOY! 

Spend Friday and Saturday with us as we share time with one another finding ways to live a life full of JOY!
We promise love, laughter, prayers, friendship, and a weekend filled with the Holy Spirit!

Registration and further information available on September 12th!
If you're a Veteran, Active Duty, or family member, the Veterans Crisis Line is available to you, 24/7/365.

For more information, click on the picture or go to veteranscrisisline.net
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS): For over 80 years, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has been a champion for refugees and migrants. Afghan Allies are in URGENT need of food, housing assistance, clothing, and other basic needs. If you can donate, please visit their website, lirs.org and donate directly to them. 
Parish Nurse Notes


Get connected when you need it most! The Red Cross has an app for that! To access all of the Red Cross mobile apps, go to redcross.org/apps, text "APPS" to 90999 or search "American Red Cross" in your app store. Red Cross Every Day Apps
WATTS needs your HELP!
WATTS has opened a Cooling Center at Market Street United Methodist Church. They will be open from noon to 5 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and Thursday noon to 4:30 pm, now through October 31st. The Cooling Center is a place to stop in for a few minutes to a few hours from the hottest part of the day, to use a clean bathroom, grab a drink or snack, and charge a phone.
They need donations of bottled water, ice tea, Gatorade, sodas, coffee and prepackaged snacks. If you can help please drop donations off at Market Street UMC at the Cork Street door. Ring the bell and WATTS Managers will pick it up. If those times do not work for you, please message or email: execdirector@watts-homelessshelter.org to make other arrangements.
The Intercessory Prayer Team is 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. You are also welcome to fill out a prayer card and write in the prayer book at the entrance of Discipleship Hall.

Contact Urve Crowder by phone at 540-888-3073 or email at ukcrowder@aol.com or Shirley Strosnider at 540-664-5928 or sstrosnider01@gmail.com.
Who do I Contact?

Do you have questions about who to contact for anything church related? We've put together a handy guide to help you!

I need to sign up to help in worship - Kristin
I need to promote a Bethel event - Kristin 
I need to use Bethel facilities - Kim
I have questions about giving - Kim
I need to update my information (address/phone/email) - Kim
I would like to provide a floral arrangement - Kim
I want to promote/display something during worship - Kim
I would like to submit a prayer request - Pastor Dave / Intercessory Prayer Ministry Team (Urve / Shirley)
Ministry Spending Plan Update as of July 31, 2021



Actual Income

Actual Expenses

Balance (Shortfall)

Balance (Shortfall)
with 2021 Payroll Protection Loan Funds
of $35,408
Actual
July 2021

$24,795.70

$29,845.90

$(5,050.20)

$(5,050.20)
Actual
Year-to-Date

$200,279.75

$220,467.66

$(20,187.91)

$15,220.09
For more detailed financial information, please visit bethelwinchester.com and click on Publications.
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.
Deadline to get notices into each week's edition of "This Week At Bethel" is 5pm Tuesday. Please email information to communicator@bethelwinchester.com