Weekly News & Updates for Bethel Lutheran Church

May 15, 2023

SUNDAY WORSHIP at 9:30am in Fellowship Hall

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6pm TOPS


10am Staff Meeting

1:30pm Wheels for Wellness

7pm Council Meeting (Library)

7pm Cub Scout Pack 10 meeting

Wednesday May 17

10am Pat's Piecemakers Quilt Group


9am Women's Zoom Coffee Hour

6:30pm Worship Choir Practice (Fellowship Hall)

7pm AA Meeting

Saturday May 20

11am O.W.L's Life Planning Informational Discussion


9:30am Worship Service

10:45am How to use your Thrivent membership to support Bethel's programs and Coffee with Council. (immediately following service in the library)

7pm Apple Valley Flute Choir Spring Concert (Fellowship Hall)

Welcome to our new church family member Jane Patton

Saturday May 20th 11am-1pm

 Fellowship Hall

Information about the importance of life planning

The O.W.L's group is sponsoring a discussion about the importance of life planning. Anna with Relational Law will be here to talk about wills, trusts, endowments etc. Light refreshments will be provided.

Sunday May 21st

immediately following worship in the Martin Luther Library

Interested in learning more about how you can support Bethel through Thrivent?

Do you have questions for Council?

This Sunday we are having a "Coffee with Council" and a demonstration on how you can sign up for Thrivent to contribute to some of Bethel's programs.

Apple Valley Flute Choir Spring Concert Sunday May 21st 7pm Fellowship Hall

Luther League - Bethel’s Sr. High Youth Group is holding a 100 Envelope Challenge!

What is a 100 Envelope Challenge? There are 100 envelopes on a poster board in the narthex. Each envelope in the series represents a donation amount. You take an envelope, fill out the slip of paper, and place cash/check or pay online the dollar amount on the front of the envelope. You can place the envelope in the offering plate or drop it off at the office for Kim Williams. 

If you want to put more than that amount in, that is totally allowed! The goal of the challenge is to have every envelope sponsored and turned in to the office by the end of May. If we get a supporter for each of the 100 envelopes for only the dollar amounts on the envelopes, we will raise $5,050. We are hoping to raise enough money for the youth to attend Camp Caroline Furnace and be able to get a jump on fundraising for National Youth Gathering! 

Questions? Email Mel Siebert (youth@bethelwinchester.com) or follow the link below.

Email Mel Siebert

Bright Futures will be accepting donations through the month of May. There will be a basket in the hallway of Fellowship Hall for single serve easy open food items to be distributed to children in Frederick County and Winchester. We came up with the idea to honor Judy McKienan who was a champion of children and a true Bright Futures advocate. Some of the suggested items are Trial Mix, Rice Crispy Treats, Oatmeal Cookies, Animal Crackers, Goldfish Crackers, Popcorn, Real Fruit Snacks, All natural fruit crisps, Single Serve cookies, Raisins/fruit n'yogurt snacks. items should be something a child 5-18 years of age would eat, (all packaged single serve) Please no glass containers, no expired food.  If you have any questions, please contact Sara Smith at (540) 662-4774 or Diane Milburn at (tdmilburn94@gmail.com) or follow the link below.

Email Diane Milburn

"Many thanks to every one who donated clothing for the Lenten Clothing Drive for CCAP.  We donated over 386 pieces of clothing along with hats, boots, shoes, and suspenders. If anyone has spring and summer clothing still to donate, CCAP will take donations at their location CCAP Winchester, 112 South Kent Street, Winchester, VA 22601 Monday-Thursday from 10am to 1pm. 



ReNew: The Green VBS

This curriculum empowers kids in grades PreK-Grade 6 to grow in faith, have fun, and change the world.

July 31st - August 3rd


Saturday July 15th

Mark your calendar!

We will be having a yard sale on July 15th, donations are needed in order to support this event and will be accepted the week prior to the yard sale (July 8th-14th). 

Please no books, clothing, TV's, computers, monitors or mattresses this year. More information coming on how you can help.  If you have any questions please contact Traci Shoberg at traci@tracishoberg.com


Sunday May 21

Greeters- Kristy Sikora, Robin Forrest

Ushers- OPEN

Communion Assistants-Robin Forrest, Shari Fletcher, OPEN

Scripture-Terry Hannon

Prayers- Shari Fletcher

Sound- Ken Grymala

Video-Cherie Lauck


Sunday May 28

Greeters- Kristy Sikora, OPEN

Ushers- Cory Carlson, Micah Carlson

Communion Assistants- Traci Shoberg, Rachel Carlson, Ella Carlson

Scripture-Rachel Carlson

Prayers- Pastor David Young

Sound- Charles Moyer

Video- Cherie Lauck



Weekly Women's Coffee Hour

Thursdays 9am via ZOOM (Meeting ID 86309309339, Password Jesus4U)

First Friday Fellowship

June 2nd 9:30am at Veterans Subs (621 W Jubal Early Dr Unit A, Winchester VA 22601) If you have any questions please contact Barbara Simmons via her email barbara.h.simmons@comcast.net or by following the link below.

Barbara Simmons


The Women's Ministry Book Club will be reading the following books in 2023:

May - Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

June - It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

August - Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

Their next meeting is May 31st at 6:15pm. This meeting is in person, the location will be announced closer to the date.

Questions? Contact Diane Milburn (tdmilburn94@gmail.com) or Lynda Grymala (lrgrymala@yahoo.com) or by following the links below.

Diane Milburn
Lynda Grymala


Men's Ministry Breakfast

We meet the first Saturday of each month from 8:30-9:30am at Backseat Bar & Grill (104 Full House Drive, Winchester, VA 22603).

Pastor Dave and others will lead devotions and conversations.

Next meeting is June 3rd.

Men's Ministry Movie Night

Tuesday May 23rd 6pm

Meet at Brian Davies House (146 Darby Dr. Winchester, VA 22602)

Snacks and beverages provided


Want to join our High School Youth Group? Contact Mel Siebert at (youth@bethelwinchester.com) or by following the link below.

Mel Siebert


May is osteoarthritis vs. rheumatoid arthritis awareness month

Parish Nurse Notes


Thank you for your support of our mission and ministry at Bethel!

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Bethel Lutheran Church

2077 N Frederick Pike

Winchester, VA 22603

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