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BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH
215 3rd Ave SE, MINOT, ND, 58701
Pastors: Janet Hernes Mathistad & Gerald Roise
Organist: Deacon Kari Files, Intern David Myers


Baptism of Our LordJanuary 13, 2019
* Standing, for those who are able
Prelude
Anthem:
Carol/Chapel Choir (8:30), Sanctuary Choir (10:30)
Welcome & Announcements
* Confession and Forgiveness
P: Blessed be the Holy Trinity, one God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, who creates us and forms us, who redeems us and calls us, who unites us and sends us. C: Amen
P: Gathered in God’s presence, let us confess our sin.
Silence is kept for reflection.
P: Mighty and loving God, C: we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We seek our own way. We divide the body of Christ. In your mercy, cleanse us and heal us. Let the words of our mouths, the thoughts of our hearts, and everything that we do be filled with faith, hope, and love. Amen
P: Hear the voice of Jesus: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me to proclaim release to the captives.” In the name of + Jesus Christ, I proclaim to you that your sins are forgiven and you are released. The joy of the Lord is your strength, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit are yours forever! C: Amen
GATHERING
“Day By Day”

* Hymn: Hymn 790
*Greeting


: “This is the Feast…”


*Kyriep. 120
*Hymn of Praisep. 122
* Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, you anointed Jesus at his baptism with the Holy Spirit and revealed him as your beloved Son. Keep all who are born of water and the Spirit faithful in your service, that we may rejoice to be called children of God, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
WORD
First Reading: Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm 29

Second Reading: Acts 8:14-17
*Gospel Acclamation:
Alleluia” p. 124

* Gospel: Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
CHILDREN’S SERMON
Sermon:
Pastor Janet
“Here, O Lord, Your Servants”

(8:30)

(10:30)



* Hymn: Hymn 530
*Apostles’ Creed p. 127
Holy Baptism p. 227
* The Prayers
*Peace
MEAL

Presentation of the Gifts
Offering
Anthem
“Baptized in Water”
* Offertory: Hymn 456
* Prayer
P: God of all creation, C: all you have made is good, and your love endures forever. You bring forth bread from the earth and fruit from the vine. Nourish us with these gifts, that we might be for the world signs of our gracious presence in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen







Distribution, “Lamb of God” (p. 135)

*Great Thanksgivingp. 129
*Holyp. 130
* Words of Institution
* Lord’s Prayerp. 134

Anthem, Hymn 396
* Blessing
* Post-Communion Prayer
P: We thank you, O God, that you have fed us at your banqueting table with bread and wine beyond compare, the very life of Christ for us. Send your Spirit with us now, that we may set the captive free, use your gifts to build one another up, and in everything reflect your glory revealed in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
C: Amen
SENDING
* Benediction
P: The God of glory dwell in you richly, name you beloved, and shine brightly on your path; and the blessing of almighty God, the Father, the + Son, and the Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you always. C: Amen
“We Are Baptized in Christ Jesus”

* Hymn: Hymn 451


Postlude
Alternate Worship Texts from Sundays and Seasons, copyright © 2018 Augsburg Fortress.


WELCOME TO WORSHIP! Personal hearing devices are available from the ushers. Please sign a worship/communion card. (Take one from the pew rack.)
ACTIVITY BAGS (paper, toys, etc.) are to enjoy and return.
COLORED ENVELOPES are for kids offering in our kid’s church.
COMMUNION PRACTICE at Bethany: We offer bread or gluten-free wafers and either wine or white grape juice. All the baptized are welcome at the Lord’s Table. If you are a guest and commune in your home church, we invite you to share in the Lord’s Supper with us. If you do not yet commune, please come forward to receive a blessing.
PRAYER CONCERNS Lenhart Mindt, Arlin Pedersen, Kevin Seehafer, Janet Preskey Ruth Latendresse, Larry Walter, Vicki Amon, Jeff Price, Terry Price. Trinity Gregery Gunderson. Accountants, CPA’s, Computer IT’s, Technicians and Programmers

PRAYER CONCERN POLICY: Names will be carried for up to two months. After two months, you may call to re-enroll a name for another two months.
CAUSE OF THE MONTH: Our cause of the month is mission support for Central African Republic Village Education Project. Please use the global mission envelope in your offering box to support this cause.
DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS are available in the narthex for January, February & March.
Bulletin & Newsletter Deadlines: The deadline for input and articles in the Messenger newsletter is the 20th of each month, unless otherwise noted. The deadline for bulletin items is 4:00pm on Wednesdays for that following weekend. Thank you!

Bethany’s website: bethanylutheranminot.org
BETHANY’S STREAMING: bethanylutheran.tv
Alzheimers support group meets the 2nd Monday of the month at Vincent United Methodist Church, 1024 2nd St SE at 7pm. All are welcome.
Blood Pressure Checks will be done the 3rd Sunday of the month.

Bethany Lutheran Foundation
To benefit the ministry of
Bethany Lutheran Church
now and to sustain it for
future generations
A Gift THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

Lutefisk and Sweet Soup for Sale! Please contact the office


Bethany Women are asking you to remember the women at the Domestic Violence Crisis Center and to include them in your Christmas giving. Their needs include sweat suits and panties (size large & extra-large), personal care items-something to let them know they are loved and valued. If you wish to wait until after Christmas to take advantage of sales, that is fine, too. There will be containers by the front door and the elevator door. Thank you for your generosity. Sue Taft
Faithful Christians – Expressing Thanks
Coordinator Brenda Cook, Tim Reiten
Altar (8:30)
Ushers (8:30) Norman Jacobson
(10:30) Dave Overvold, Duane Olson
Greeters (8:30) Tessa Nesheim
(10:30)
Lector (8:30)
(10:30) John Nilsen
Communion Assistants (8:30) David Alvin
(10:30) Kathryn Swanson, Ardis Johnson
Altar (9:30)
(11:30)
Coffee Hour Treats Teresa Erie
Altar Guild Rosie Tollefson, Shirley Harmon


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DO U AMAZON???
If you Amazon, PLEASE consider using amazon.smile.com This is a secure website that is a part of Amazon but donates 0.5% of your purchase back to Bethany Lutheran Church. The link is on our Bethany Facebook page or enter the link:
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-0248857


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Will Meet January 15th at Somerset Court!
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF JAN 13th:

TODAY 8:30am Worship
9:30am Fellowship
9:30am Sunday Morning Circle
9:30am Bible Study for Dummies 10:30am Worship/Baptism
TUE 9:30am Mary Circle at Somerset
4:00pm Tie Blankets/Confirmation
4:30pm Program Comm Meeting
WED 9:00am Sewing
9:30am Staff Meeting
4:45pm Carol Choir
5:00pm Supper
5:15pm Chapel Choir
5:45pm Confirmation/Church School
6:00pm Adult Forum
6:45pm Worship
7:15pm LYO Bible Journaling &
Devotions
7:30pm Sanctuary Choir
THURS 9:00am Coffee with the Boys-Bethany
5:30pm Ministry of Care
7:00pm Servant Ministries
SAT 7:15am Breakfast with Boys
SUN 8:30am Worship
9:30am Fellowship
9:30am Annual Meeting
10:30am Worship


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If your phone number, address or e-mail has changed
please let the office know! Thank you!

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Offering envelopes are in the Narthex! Please pick yours up. If you contribute on-line, there will still be a box of envelopes for you. Thank you!



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Home Quilt Stitchers!
There are lots of sacks of quilt tops ready to sew, including 4 patches. The sacks are under the pew by the elevator and in the conference room.
Thank you! Sue Taft




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Remember to fill out and return your pledge card! They are located at the back of the church or you can pick one up at the office! Thank you!!




Put on your calendar that the Annual Meeting is Sunday, Jan 20th at 9:30 am.
On the agenda will be, voting on whether or not to change the by-laws to allow a confirmed youth to hold a council position as a voting member, election of officers and approval of annual budget.


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Rhubarb Fest 2019
Plans are well under way for the 2019 Bethany Rhubarb Fest! We hope you’ll be able to join us on Wednesday, January 30th, for the potluck meal which begins serving at 5:30, and the festivities to follow. For those who wish to enter the bake-off, we’ll have frozen rhubarb available after church to take home with you on January 16th, 20th, 23rd, and 27th. There is musical entertainment and other excitement planned. Come for a night of fun and fellowship, as well as supporting a worthy local cause in our community with the free will offering given.



Tuesday January 15th from 4:00 -7:30 pm
we will be making tie blankets for confirmation!
All are welcome and we will train.



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April 3 Silent Auction Begins
April 7 Carnival Sunday 10:30 AM
All Ages (3-yr Old - 5
th Grade) Sing at Worship, Carnival Games, Silent Auction Ends, LYO Serving Lunch.
Please bring donations to the office for the
silent auction!



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Avery Gustave Bourquin is being baptized today!
He is the Son of Sutton & Kaylee Bourquin. Avery was born on Nov 15, 2018. His sponsors are Colton & Courtney Bourquin.