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, December 27

 

Join us THIS SUNDAY (December 27 @ 9:30am) for worship via our Facebook page, YouTube channel or via the LIVE WORSHIP link to the Bethel website. 

UPCOMING WORSHIP SCHEDULE



Thursday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Worship Services
  Christmas in a Barn - 3:00pm
  Christmas Festival Worship - 7:00pm


Zoom Gathering after Christmas Eve Evening Worship - 8:15pm
  Christmas Eve Zoom Gathering
  Meeting ID: 838 0718 8014;   
Passcode: 359477

Sunday, December 27 - Winchester American Guild of Organist Christmas Program - 9:30am WINCHESTER AGO

Celebrate the Christmas Season in Words, Music and Pictures, with 15 local churches. The program runs from December 1 - January 6. 

Donations may be made to WATTS or The Winchester Rescue Mission
 
A Great Twenty Years
A Letter From Pat Shields

In just a few short days, I will be retiring from being Bethel's Database Administrator, a position that I have held for the past twenty years, first as a volunteer, then as a staff member.  The personal rewards have been very meaningful, as we moved from the database's initial creation through its modifications and expansions over the years, to meet the changing requirements of Bethel.

However, one of the most important aspects of my position has always been the relationships and friendships that have been formed and continue today within Bethel.   As I retire, I shall miss them and each of you, individually, that I have crossed paths with over these twenty years.

I pray that Bethel will continue to meet each future challenge successfully, and that with next year's worldwide COVID-19 vaccination program, it will be possible for a sense of normalcy to return to our wonderful, unique, Bethel faith community.

- Pat Shields

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!







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 on 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                 
Passcode: Jesus4U



The Women's Book Club 
Women's Book Group will meet on Thursday, January 28th at 5:00 PM to discuss "American Dirt" by Jeanine Cummins.

Our meeting will be via Zoom.  Join Zoom Meeting: Book Club Zoom Meeting

Please consider joining us even if you haven't read the book. Our discussions are lively and the fellowship is great.


DON'T MISS THE DEADLINE!
Deadline to get notices into each week's edition of "This Week At Bethel" is 5pm Tuesday. 
Please email information to communicator@bethelwinchester.com

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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.