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, February 21
Join us THIS SUNDAY (February 21 @ 9:30am) for worship via our Facebook page, YouTube channel or via the LIVE WORSHIP link on the Bethel website.
OFFICE RE-OPENING SOON
The office will re-open on March 1, 2021 and be open Monday-Wednesday, from 9-12pm.
Pastor Dave will have office hours on Monday from 9-12.
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.
Dust- Ash Wednesday
Jill Duffield writes in her book, Lent in Plain Sight- "Would that we could let go of rejection, failure, grudges, and anxieties by simply shaking the dust from our feet and trying again." What dust do you need to shake off from your shoes in order to continue on your path? Is there someone you have injured that you can apologize to and ask forgiveness? What a blessing and gift to give this person, and yourself.
- Jill writes- "I remember not only that I am dust and to dust I shall return, but I cling to the memory of those who've gone before me..." Consider visiting a cemetery and leave flowers on a grave of a saint that has gone before us.
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.
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 email@example.com orCall Shirley Strosnider at 540-664-5928
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 this month will be changed to Friday, February 19th, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Normally we meet the second Friday of each month. Thank you for adjusting to the change this month.
Please join us this month as we look at another AMAZING woman of the Bible-Deborah! We are excited to share this study with you for Deborah is truly a woman who can "lead through a time of hopelessness"...
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Nguyen!
ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
Our next meeting will be Feb 19, 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, February 25 at 6:00 PM to discuss "Grandma Gatewood's Walk" by Ben Montgomery.
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!
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.