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Women's Coffee -  Every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.

Day of Remembrance and Repentance - On June 17, 2015, a member on the rolls of an ELCA congregation, entered Mother Emanuel AME  church in Charleston, SC for a prayer meeting. He proceeded to shoot and kill nine of the people in attendance in an act born of racial hatred.

Last summer, at our Churchwide assembly, the ELCA voted and approved a resolution to set aside June 17 as a Day of Remembrance and Repentance for the Emanuel 9 - Clementa Pinckney, Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Nance, DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Lee Simmons, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, and Myra Thompson.

Acting on this resolution, the Virginia Synod's Tapestry team is hosting a Zoom meeting on  Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM for a time of remembering the Emanuel 9, an action step to take, and a prayer.  To join the meeting:
  •  Join Zoom Meeting
  • Meeting ID: 861 4878 5636
  • Password: 433801
  • Dial by your location:
    •  +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
    • +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Last Day to take Survey is Thursday, June 18 To assist in our decision making process about future in-person worship gatherings, we've put together a survey entitled "Help Us Plan Future Worship and Activities".  This is a very important survey and we ask that you take just a few minutes to respond. Thank you for giving us your personal thoughts! Those without email will receive a paper copy in the mail.  SURVEY - CLICK HERE

Continue to Join us for Livestream Worship each Sunday morning at 9:30am - You can find a link to our worship bulletin on the Bethel Website, below each weekly livestream:  You can view the livestream via the Bethel Facebook page, Bethel YouTube channel or via the link to the Bethel Web Page.  As a reminder, if you can't join us live, worship recordings will remain available each week.  Additionally, click Here to access the VA Synod Roots and Wings Nurturing Faith for Children's Sunday bulletins.

CCAP Diapers and Wipes Giveaway, June 27 - Bethel will be helping in this effort.  Stop by Bethel anytime from now through June 26 and place your diaper/wipe donation in the tote in front of Discipleship Hall so that we can support all our little Winchester area tikes with clean diapers. They especially need sizes 4-6.  Thank you all!

Bethel Women's Book Club - We will meet at Rachel Carlson's house at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. Please bring your own dinner and a mask. There will be space to social distance. RSVP to Diane Milburn ([email protected]) or Rachel ([email protected]).

Concordia Children's Services As life is returning to some sort of (normality) here, the same is happening in the Philippines.   The children have been out of school since the first of the year.
Schools are scheduled to reopen August 24, 2020 thru April 30, 2021.   We pray you will consider continuing sponsorship or becoming a sponsor.  Cost of sponsorship is $300.00 for an elementary student, $360.00 for a high school student.   Please make checks payable to "BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH".   Be sure to write in the memo "CCS Student tuition".   Please summit your check to Bethel at 2077 N Frederick Pike, Winchester, VA  22603 by June 30.   Any questions contact Howard or Earlene Kemnitz at 723-0229.   Thank you in advance for your support.

Thank you to everyone for continuing to make your regular contributions during this time.   Please use either 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 (

Sacred Space free online devotional:    (Click Here)    

Dr. Jack McAllister Assembled an Able Team of Painters (Mike, Will, Patrick, and John) to give the replica "Stave Church" and outdoor crosses a fresh coat of finish on Saturday morning. It's a great time for a walk around the path and check out their work!   Jane brought chocolate chip cookies... none were left over!   Thanks!

Contact Us: 
Bethel Lutheran Church  
(540) 662-3245
[email protected]
Office Hours:  The office will be closed until further notice.

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