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!

  
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.


Worship on Sunday, November 15

 

Join us THIS SUNDAY (November 15 @ 9:30am) for worship via our Facebook page, YouTube channel or via the LIVE WORSHIP link to the Bethel website. 

"Adult Confirmation" Program begins during Advent
Pastor Dave will be leading an "Adult Confirmation" program for any adults who would like to "reaffirm" their faith in Jesus through an intentional study focusing on the Small Catechism.  Using the "By Heart" curriculum from Augsburg Fortress, Pastor Dave will offer Zoom gatherings and "in person" gatherings to study and learn (or re-learn) more about our Lutheran catechism and heritage.  This will be a worthwhile study for any adult who grew up OUTSIDE the Lutheran Church, but also for any of you who may have gone through Confirmation years ago and would love a refresher course.  

The materials include purchasing the "By Heart" student book via the following link:  https://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/category/286576/By-Heart.  We will also be asking each person to offer a "faith statement" like our youth do at the conclusion on your "Confirmation/Reconfirmation" Day.  

Please RSVP to Pastor Dave if you feel a desire to participate 
(pastordave@bethelwinchester.com).  

Blessings,
Pastor Dave

BETHEL ROCKS WATTS

Judy Mckiernan would like to thank everyone who expressed interest in helping with the WATTS program this year. If you are willing and able to help in any way, please let Judy know at (mckiernan.judy@wps.k12.va.us).

CCAP UPDATE

CCAP is still in need of volunteers! They're looking for a van driver as well as help to pick up dated merchandise at several stores in Winchester. The stores donate items to CCAP Monday through Saturday. It usually takes from 8:30 am until noon to go to 2 different Walmart stores, a Target and the Martin's grocery store on Route 7. A clean driver's record is important. They are looking for a driver and a helper most days. Pick up food items in the CCAP van, then return to CCAP to unload the items. Sounds simple, right? Call for details. Jim Taylor (703) 403-5264 or email at annjimtaylor@verizon.net . 

Thanksgiving food items needed/CCAP Thanksgiving Dinner Donation List 
● Frozen turkeys ● Disposable aluminum roasting pans ● Stuffing mixes/ boxes of stuffings ● Cans of gravy ● Boxes of mashed potatoes/ boxed potatoes ● (Scalloped/ Au gratin/ Other) ● Canned Sweet Potatoes/Yams ● Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce ● Canned Fruit ● Boxed Desserts (jello, brownies, puddings) ● Cake Mixes and Icing ● Marshmallows ● Gift Cards (Martins, Aldi, Sharp Shopper, Walmart) 

There will be a tote outside of Discipleship Hall at Bethel to collect shelf stable items through noon on the 20th. Donated items will be taken CCAP prior to their Thanksgiving giveaway on November 21st. 

If you are interested in donating a turkey or other perishable items, please take these donations directly to CCAP between 10am and 1 pm on weekdays.

JONES/JOYNER MUSIC FUND

The Jones/Joyner Music Scholarship Fund honors the outstanding ministries of two individuals:  Larry Jones and Vernon Joyner.  Both led Bethel's music ministry.  The Jones/Joyner Music Scholarship Fund enables our music ministry to consistently provide quality music offerings in and outside of our regular worship gatherings. 

Through the generosity of the congregation, this fund has brought us many talented musicians who have enhanced our worship music each Sunday.  

Our current Jones/Joyner scholars are flutist Charlene Romano and bassist Alex Kimble.  

As the holidays approach, your continued donations to this fund will ensure that we can provide special music for the season. Would you consider making a one-time or continued donation to support our music ministry? 

Checks can be made payable to Bethel with "Jones/Joyner Fund" in the memo. Thank you for your continued support of music at Bethel

WILD WOMEN'S MINISTRY 

The Women's Ministry is resuming the First Friday Fellowship. The next meeting will be December 4 at 9:30 am.  The new location is the Royalicious Bagel Bakery and Deli, 621 W. Jubal Early Drive in Winchester.
Masks are required when not eating.
Please contact Barbara Simmons, 540-664-1965 or at barbara.h.simmons@comcast.net for more information.  We hope to see you there!

Wild Women Coffee time is held weekly on 
Thursday at 8:30 am

Join Women's Coffee Time

Meeting ID: 830 3166 2845
Passcode: Jesus4U

The Women's Book Club will be discussing the following books:

November: "Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo" by Ntozake Shange
December: "The Last Letter from Juliet" by Melanie Hudson
January: "American Dirt" by Jeanine Cummins


All are welcome to our discussions, even if you haven't read the book!
  

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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.
Contact Us: 
Bethel Lutheran Church  
(540) 662-3245
office@bethelwinchester.com
Website: bethelwinchester.com
Office Hours:  The office will be closed until further notice.

All In-person worship services, activities and meetings are canceled until further notice.