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

th Sunday after Epiphany


February 17. 2019

* Standing, for those who are able

Don Lee (8:30), Sanctuary Choir (10:30)
Welcome & Announcements
Reception of New Member
Installation of Council Members
* 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


P: In the name of God the Creator of the world In the name of Christ the Son In the name of the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen… Amen
*Entrance Hymn: Make a Joyful Noise”

: “Glory to God”

*Prayers for Peace
*Song of Praise
* Prayer of the Day
Living God, in Christ you make all things new. Transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your glory, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen


First Reading: Jeremiah 17:5-10
Psalm 1

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
*Gospel Acclamation:

* Gospel: Luke 6:17-26
Sermon: Deacon Anna Dykeman, MSU
Lutheran Campus Ministry
“Blest Are They”

* Hymn:

Hymn 728 (1,2,4)

Apostles’ Creed

p. 127

* The Prayers


Presentation of the Gifts

“What Have We to Offer”
* Offertory:


* 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” Hymn 696

*Great Thanksgiving
* Words of Institution
* Lord’s Prayer

* Blessing
*Post Communion Canticle
* 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


* 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

“Canticle of the Turning”

* Hymn:

Hymn 723 (1,4)

* Peace

“Make a Joyful Noise” Liturgy by Ray Makeever, ©1982. Reprinted by permission from Mr. Makeever. 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, Janet Preskey Larry Walter, Vicki Amon, Jeff Price, Terry Price, Mabel Ennis Family, Janice Klimpel, Ashley Otto, Amy Towery, Leonard Pedersen, Trinity: Archie Kress, Vivian Seier. Pilots, Flight Attendants, Airplane Mechanics, Baggage Handlers, Air Traffic Controllers.

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 Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center. 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
The Brass Band of Minot presents:
"Winter Brass"
Three hundred years of great brass music from the first movement of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Concerto for 2 Trumpets” to Thierry Deleruyelle’s “Viking Age,” a recently published piece that brings medieval Scandinavia to life. Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm Ann Nicole Nelson Auditorium, Minot State University (elevator on East entrance of building)

Christ Lutheran Swedish Meatball Dinner
With Rice Pudding
Sunday March 3, 2019
10:30am -2:30pm
Take out available!

Faithful Christians – Expressing Thanks
Coordinator Jessie Casey, Jeanie Meiers
Altar (8:30) Casey’s
Ushers (8:30) Brian Mathson, Roger Larson, Steve & Becky Heilman
Greeters (8:30) Donna Schmalz, Patty Ofsthun, Tessa Nesheim
(10:30) Daryl & Cleo Nicolaisen
Lector (8:30) David Alvin
(10:30) Ariel Hirzel
Communion Assistants (8:30) Judy Mathson
(10:30) Ardis Johnson, Sue Taft, John Nilsen
Altar (9:30)
Coffee Hour Treats Tessa Nesheim
Altar Guild Vickie Phippins, Pat Walz


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:


Thank you to all who took quilt tops home to sew. The box was emptied! (But there are more now!). This kind of cooperation is what keeps us going and God’s work gets done. Thanks again and keep sewing! Sue Taft


TODAY 8:30am Worship/Anna Dykman
9:30am Fellowship/Prequil
9:30am Friends Thru Faith
10:30am Worship/Anna Dykman
TUES 9:30pm Mary Circle @ the Church
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: LYO God’s Work,
Our Hands: Food Pantry
7:30pm Sanctuary Choir
THURS 9:00am Coffee with the Boys-Bethany
3:00pm ManorCare
SAT 7:15am Breakfast with Boys
SUN 8:30am Worship
9:30am Fellowship/LSS “100
Celebration Brunch Potluck
9:30am Bible Study for Dummies
10:30am Worship

There will be sewing on February 20th at 9:00 am for anyone who feels comfortable coming out! Thank you

Card Making Workshop
March 23, 2019
10:00am until done!
Adults and Children ages 10 and up.
Cost is $10.00 per person
Please contact the office to sign up!

Thank you to all the wonderful people of Bethany Lutheran Church for helping to celebrate my 90th birthday with me.  And thanks for the cards, gifts, and prayers, and anything else you may have done.  It was an awesome day!
Love and God bless,
Marian Guss!

Have A Heart Food Drive:
Feb 1-28, 2019
Suggested Items:
Rice, Pasta, Cereal (hot/cold), Soup, Canned Vegetables/Fruit, Beans & Meat, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Flour, Sugar, Coffee, Baby Food, Diapers, Shampoo & Conditioner, Feminine Products, Deodorant, Lotion, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Dish Soap, Laundry Soap and Cleaning Supplies.
There are drop of bins by the doors 1 & 3.


Tuesday February 19th
9:30am @ the Church

Happy 100th Birthday to LSS! February 24 marks 100 years of Lutheran Social Services of ND, the social ministry of the Lutheran church in North Dakota! We will celebrate by holding a free-will offering Brunch Potluck on Sunday, Feb 24, 2019, at 9:30 am. How amazing it is to be able to celebrate our shared mission of providing healing, help, and hope to our neighbors for a whole century. Ministry of Care Committee will have a “Prequel” presentation during the Fellowship Hour next Sunday, Feb 17. Come for fun, fellowship, and food to honor our faith ancestors, reflect on their good works, and celebrate our continued work to fulfill their vision and faith on February 24th! Your prayers and love are also appreciated. (If you need a ride, will you please contact the church office.)

April 3 Silent Auction Begins
April 7 Carnival Sunday 10:30 AM

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

First Lutheran Church-Williston
916 Main, Williston
th Annual Lutefisk Dinner
Saturday February 23rd
11am-5pm or until the food runs out.
Pre-School – Free
Grades 1-8 – $8.00
Adults – $18.00


Save the Date:
African Children's Choir
March 31
st at 8:30am & 10:30am
Everyone is welcome!
Housing will be needed for the Choir and Chaperones. Any questions or if you would like to help out with housing please contact
Mary Carlson at 701-720-1454!

Congregational Meeting – March 10

Bethany Lutheran Church has the opportunity to host a Preschool program in our facility. The Church Council has done extensive research regarding building use policies, consulted with our insurance people, reviewed contracts from other local preschools, and consulted with our synod attorney. They are endorsing the concept of opening Bethany up to an arrangement with a preschool provider. They invite the congregation to come to a special congregational meeting on Sunday, March 10, at 9:30 AM in order to decide whether to approve this new venture and mission outreach opportunity for Bethany.