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, December 13
Join us THIS SUNDAY (December 13 @ 9:30am) for worship via our Facebook page, YouTube channel or via the LIVE WORSHIP link to the Bethel website.
Holden Evening Prayer (6:30pm)
at 7 pm, following the Holden Evening Prayer
Meeting ID: 840 1286 6697
Bethel's Global Christmas 2020
Giving to God's Children Around the World
Bethel's Global Mission Team has assembled a variety of gift opportunities for each of our Global Mission partners. We hope you will be inspired to honor family and/or friends with a gift that goes far beyond traditional giving and moves us closer to the true spirit of Christmas... of Christian love, and service to others. Of lifting up our brothers and sisters in Christ, even thousands of miles away. Whether the thought of a sleepy head with a full tummy in loving care at one of our partner orphanages, or perhaps a young woman at MaaSAE Girls Lutheran Secondary School in Tanzania receiving needed textbooks or lab supplies, or helping the children at Escuela Integrada overcome poverty through education, or maybe the gift of a brighter future, of surgery and "new" legs to run on - the opportunities are here! Visit the Global Missions page
for more information!
Celebrate the Christmas Season in Words, Music and Pictures, with 15 local churches. The program runs from December 1 - January 6. Winchester AGO
GIVING for 2020 and 2021
Any contributions that you wish to be included in 2020 giving for income tax purposes must be postmarked no later than Thursday, December 31, 2020. Any contributions postmarked after that date will be counted in 2021 giving.
2021 Offering Envelopes
Because of COVID-19 and no in-person worship services, 2021 Offering Envelopes were mailed yesterday, December 8th, to those who presently have 2020 Offering Envelopes and have used them for contributions to Bethel during the year. Because of current postal regulations, we have had to "repackage" the envelopes to avoid paying over double the postage, because of the Offering Envelope box dimensions. All you have to do is remove rubber bands and then reassemble the Offering Envelope box.
2021 Simply Giving
Those presently enrolled in Simply Giving (our electronic fund transfer program) do not receive numbered offering envelopes. If you do also wish to have 2021 numbered offering envelopes, please email Kim Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 540-662-3245.
If you are presently enrolled in Simply Giving and are changing your giving amount for 2021, please be sure that the office receives a revised sign-up form prior to December 15th. These forms are available online at bethelwinchester.com. Select "Online Forms."
A Simply Giving Enrollment Form for those enrolling for the first time or revising their current contribution is available online at bethelwinchester.com. Select "Online Forms" (paper copies are available in the Church Office).
CCAP THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE UPDATE
We collected 24 boxes of stuffing, 14 cans of gravy, 42 boxes of potatoes, 17 boxes of cake and brownie mixes, 11 cans of fruit, 8 cans of sweet potatoes, 24 cans of vegetables, 9 containers of frosting, 5 bottles of oil, 6 cans of cranberry, marshmallows, vanilla extract, quinoa, and a canned ham.
CCAP WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE
CCAP is in need of gently used winter clothing. There will be a collection bin for donations outside of Discipleship Hall through December 23.
Items needed are: Winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves for men women and children and winter boots of all sizes. Thermal underwear for men and women. NEW underwear for men (boxers), women and children all sizes. Men's jeans and sweatshirts￼.
They are also looking for gently used blankets, sheet sets, bed comforters, as well as NEW toiletries, cleaning supplies and diapers.
ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE
In lieu of collecting food items for our annual food drive, Karen Shipp is collecting gift cards so that Frederick Co. Social Services can obtain food for the needy, elderly and disabled. The Adult Services worker advised that they hope to put together 23 baskets this year.
The cards can be mailed to Karen Shipp at 113 Proclamation Drive, Winchester, VA, 22603. Gift cards need to be received by Karen by December 17th. Any questions, please call Karen at 540-667-7677 (h) or 540-664-6465 (c).
WHEELS for WELLNESS
Wheels for Wellness is selling gas raffle tickets as a fundraiser this fall. Tickets are $5.00 for one or $20.00 for five.
Proceeds benefit Wheels for Wellness.
Don't miss your chance to win $500 in Exxon/Mobil gas cards while helping a worthy cause!
First Prize: $500 Exxon/Mobil gas cards - Courtesy of HN Funkhouser
The second prize is $100.00 cash.
Third prize is $50.00 cash.
Tickets are available now through December 13th and can be purchased from Karen Shipp or on-line at Wheels 4 Wellness and will be mailed to you.
Any questions, please contact Karen at 540-667-7677 (h) or 540-664-6465 (c) or
PARISH NURSE NOTES
WILD WOMEN'S MINISTRY
Wild Women DECEMBER Coffee (or Cocoa) Zoom Meetup times
Due to the Holidays happening on Thursday at the end of the month please know we will still meet weekly on Thursday at 8:30am- but the last two weeks we will meet on Tuesday as follows:
Thursday, December 10
Thursday December 17
Tuesday, December 22
Tuesday, December 29
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 Book Group will meet on Thursday, December 17th at 5:00 PM to discuss "The Last Letter from Juliet" by Melanie Hudson.
Please consider joining us even if you haven't read the book. Our discussions are lively and the fellowship is great.
Please join us (even if you haven't read the book!)
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.
Bethel Lutheran Church
Office Hours: The office will be closed until further notice.
All In-person worship services, activities and meetings are canceled until further notice.