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!
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, January 31
Join us THIS SUNDAY (January 31 @ 9:30am) for worship via our Facebook page, YouTube channel or via the LIVE WORSHIP link on the Bethel website.
OFFICIAL NOTICE: UPCOMING CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
The Congregational Meeting will be held on February 7th at 11am.
We will have limited seating available at Discipleship Hall for individuals without internet access.
Written notification has been sent out and a Zoom link will follow.
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.
Ash Wednesday is February 17 and begins six weeks of Lent. We will offer a virtual Ash Wednesday service at 7:00pm. During the day we will be distributing "Ash Wednesday Take Home Ashes" to be picked up at Bethel for use at home with family that evening during worship.
We will subsequently offer additional virtual midweek worship experiences February 28, 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.
2020 GIVING STATEMENTS
ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASS
Pastor Dave will be offering an "Adult Confirmation" class called "By Heart". It will focus on the Small Catechism. You will need to purchase the book to participate.
You can find out more via the following link: By Heart
The class will begin during Lent, take place via Zoom (at least until we can safely gather together), and will meet at a day/time to be determined by those who choose to participate. If you have never "taken Confirmation" or if you did it so long ago and you want a "refresher" this class will be for you. It will focus on our core Lutheran theologies and explore them in a meaningful and conversational way. Most likely this will be an 8-10 week commitment.
I hope that you will consider it and if you have questions, please don't hesitate to let me know.
Friends, if you are interested in joining our Bethel community "officially" we are holding a new member emphasis during the next three weeks. Here is the process:
2) Join us for our New Member Zoom Gathering on Thursday, January 28 at 7:00pm.
3) Attend the "new member introduction and official recognition" (also via Zoom) on Monday, February 1 at 7:00pm which will be recorded and shared at our worship on Sunday, February 7
4) If possible, be recognized at the Congregational Meeting scheduled (via Zoom) also on Sunday, February 7.
If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Dave
PARISH NURSE NOTES
THEOLOGY ON TAP
The first 2021 meeting of Theology on Tap will be a fireside chat in the picnic shelter at Bethel on
John Frederiksen will lead a conversation on Transitions.
If you RSVP, by Thursday evening, the team will provide a BBQ pork sandwich for your enjoyment. You are welcome to bring an adult beverage of your own, to enjoy responsibly.
Remember: we will be outside during January, so dress for the weather.
Masks are required when not eating and drinking, and social distance will be maintained at all times.
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
Women's Bible Study
Women's Bible Study continues last year's series. Join us for a Friday evening gathering via Zoom to look at the Proverbs 31 Woman: How NOT to do it all.
Our next meeting will be Feb 12, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 852 2725 1418
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!
The Women's Book Club
Women's Book Group will meet via Zoom on Thursday, January 28th at 5:00 PM to discuss "American Dirt
" by Jeanine Cummins.
Please consider joining us even if you haven't read the book. Our discussions are lively and the fellowship is great.
First Friday Fellowship
February 5, 2021 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!
Held the First Saturday of every month at 8:30 am
Meeting ID: 835 3882 9527
DON'T MISS THE DEADLINE!
Deadline to get notices into each week's edition of "This Week At Bethel" is 5pm Tuesday.
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.