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

June 16, 2019

The Holy Trinity

* Standing, for those who are able

Special Music:
Boyd Hanson
Welcome & Announcements


* Confession and Forgiveness
Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, who forgives all our sin, whose mercy endures forever. C: Amen
P: Seeking reconciliation with God and neighbor, let us remember the gift of baptism and confess our sin.
Silence is kept for reflection.
God of mercy,
C: we confess that we have sinned against you, against one another, and against the earth entrusted to our care. We are worried and distracted by many things, and we fail to love you above all else. We store up treasures for ourselves and turn away from our neighbors in need. Forgive us, that we may live in the freedom of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
When we were laid low by sin and guilt, God made us alive together with Christ, forgiving us all our trespasses by taking our sins to the cross. For his sake + , God forgives you all your sins. Your are set free. Rejoice in this good news. C: Amen
*Hymn: “Holy, Holy, Holy” Hymn 413
*Prayer of the Day
Almighty Creator and ever-living God: we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One, and we praise your power, majestic One-in-Three. Keep us steadfast in this faith, defend us in all adversity, and bring us at last into your presence, where you live in endless joy and love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


First Reading: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Psalm 8
Second Lesson: Romans 5:1-5
“Alleluia! Lord and Savior” p. 205

* Gospel: John 16:12-15
Pastor Janet
“Voices Raised to You”
Hymn 845

*Affirmation of Faith

On the screen

* The Prayers

* Peace


Presentation of the Gifts

Special Music
Offertory: “Father, Most Holy”

415 (1,4)

* Prayer
Blessed are you, O God C: for the greening earth given for all, for the talents we are given to share, and for this bread and wine. Transform us to be the body of Christ, that, feasting on this food and drink, our lives may reflect your generosity; through Christ our Lord. Amen


* Words of Institution
* Lord’s Prayer

Special Music, Hymn 673
* Blessing
* Post-Communion Prayer
O God, in this holy communion you have welcomed us into your presence, nourished us with words of mercy, and fed us at your table. Amid the cares of this life, strengthen us to love you with all our heart, serve our neighbors with a willing spirit, and honor the earth you have made, through Christ our Lord. C: Amen


* Benediction
Live your lives in Christ, rooted and built up in him, and abound in thanksgiving; and the blessing of the holy Trinity, one God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you forever. C: Amen

“Come, Join the Dance”

* Hymn:

Hymn 412


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

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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, Larry Walter, Janice Klimpel, Joanne Markle, Noran Olson, Jeff Price, Terry Price, Ashley Otto, Carmen Bowden, Janet Preskey, Rhonda Willenbring, Ruth Hovland, Ike Syverson, Marilynn Reimann. Financial analyst, CPA’s, Statisticians, Financial Planners.

DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS are available in the narthex for July, August, September.

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 Community Action/Homeless Coalition. Please use the global mission envelope in your offering box to support this cause.
Bethany’s website:

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 2:00pm on Wednesdays for that following weekend. Thank you!
Blood Pressure Checks will be done the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Please save upc bar code labels from your purchases of Our Family Brand Products. The Lord’s Cupboard food pantry gets five cents per label. There is a container for collection in the narthex

Bethany Lutheran Foundation
To benefit the ministry of
Bethany Lutheran Church
now and to sustain it for
future generations


Save the Date:

Mystery Bus Trip: August 29, 30, 31 2019!

More Information to come!

Faithful Christians – Expressing Thanks
Coordinator Deb Lee
Altar (8:30) Donna Schmalz, Patty Ofsthun
Ushers (9:00) Allen Hirzel, Pat Julson, Teresa Erie,
Greeters (9:00) Tessa Nesheim
Lector (9:00) Judy Anderson
Communion Assistants (9:00) David Alvin, Mary Jordahl, Kathryn Swanson
Coffee Hour Treats Cake from Kyle & Jayd Boster
Altar Guild Judy Anderson, Kathryn Swanson

Finance Update:

As of May 31st, Bethany still owes $10,000 it borrowed earlier in the year for the general fund to cover operating costs. Pledge wise thru May 31st, we anticipated $180,483 with the annual budget that was approved. We have received $166,410. That is currently a difference of (-$14,073). With the summer months ahead of us, we are encouraging the online giving (forms in Narthex or office) or downloading the app of Give Plus Mobile. Give Plus Mobile is affiliated with the Vanco online giving that we currently have—just a mobile app for your phone. With Give Plus Mobile, once an account is created, you can make donations to Bethany Lutheran Church immediately or set up recurring donations. Bethany thanks you all for your support.


Coffee donations welcomed!


TODAY 9:00am Worship
10:00am Fellowship
WED 9:30am Staff Meeting
6:45pm Chapel Worship
THURS 7:00am Breakfast with the Boys-
THURS-FRI Mission Builders
Camp Metigoshe
SUN 9:00am Worship
10:00am Fellowship


The Breakfast Boys are continuing to fundraise for new carpet in the church. Please help them with this project. It is greatly appreciated! Monitor the progress on the thermometer in the Narthex!
Currently $4000.00 of the $10,000.00 needed as been raised. Thank you!


Have you seen the church blood pressure cuff and stethoscope?


“Fishing in Faith”
Retreat being planned for August

The Annual “Fishing in Faith” weekend is being planned at Camp of the Cross on Lake Sakakawea, August 2, 3, 4. Please mark the dates for a fun weekend of fishing, great eating and faith fellowship, headquartering out of Camp of the Cross at Garrison.
Rooms are available at the camp for Friday and Saturday evening with meals planned for Friday, Saturday and Sunday noon. Friday evening events begin at 7:00 pm followed with a campfire music and story-telling to follow. Registration begins June 15
th. To register please contact Pastor Intern Dave Myers 240-4225.

Thanks to all of you who contributed and attended the benefit for us. We have only the deepest respect for your help, empathy and prayers while we were in Rochester for my surgery and recovery. The funds will be used for the unexpected expenses while we were there. We are deeply moved and wish to express our gratitude for all of our friends at Bethany and around Minot.
Larry & Dianne Walter!

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