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BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH
215 3rd Ave SE, Minot, ND, 58703
Pastors: Janet Hernes Mathistad & Gerald Roise
Organist: Deacon Kari Files

August 19, 2018

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

* Standing, for those who are able

Prelude
Special Music:
Boyd Hanson
Welcome & Announcements

GATHERING

* Confession and Forgiveness
Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, full of compassion and mercy, abounding in steadfast love. C: Amen
Trusting God’s promise of forgiveness, let us confess our sin against God and one another.
Silence is kept for reflection.
Eternal God our creator,
C: in you we live and move and have our being. Look upon us, your children, the work of your hands. Forgive us all our offenses, and cleanse us from proud thoughts and empty desires. By your grace draw us near to you, our refuge and our strength; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit given to us. In the mercy of almighty God, Christ died for us while we still were sinners; and for his sake, God + forgives you all your sins. C: Amen
*Hymn: “O Bread of Life from Heaven” Hymn 480
*Greeting
*Praise:
“Let All Things Now Living” Hymn 881
*Prayer of the Day
Ever-loving God, your Son gives himself as living bread for the life of the world. Fill us with such a knowledge of his presence that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life to serve you continually, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

WORD

First Reading: Proverbs 9:1-6
Psalm 34:9-14
Second Lesson: Ephesians 5:15-20


* Gospel: John 6:51-58


CHILDREN’S MESSAGE
Sermon:
Pastor Janet

“We Eat the Bread of Teaching”
Hymn 518

Hymn:
*Apostles’ Creed

p. 105

* The Prayers


* Peace


MEAL

Presentation of the Gifts


Offering
Special Music

Offertory: “Come to the Table”
*

481

* Prayer
Merciful God you open wide your hand and satisfy the need of every living thing. You have set this feast before us. Open our hands to receive it. Open our hearts to embrace it. Open our lives to live it. We pray this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Distribution, “Lamb of God”
(Hymn 195), Special Music, Hymn 629

*Great Thanksgiving


*Holy

Hymn 413 (1,2,4)

* Words of Institution


* Lord’s Prayer



* Blessing


* Post-Communion Prayer
Jesus Christ, host of this meal, you have given us not only this bread and cup, but your very self, that we may feast on your great love. Filled again by these signs of your grace, may we hunger for your reign of justice, may we thirst for your way of peace, for you are Lord forevermore. C: Amen

SENDING

* Benediction
May God whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine, grant you the gifts of faith and hope. Almighty God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever. C: Amen

“This Is My Father’s World”
* Hymn:

Hymn 824


Postlude


Alternate Worship Texts from Sundays and Seasons, copyright © 2017 Augsburg Fortress.


WELCOME TO WORSHIP! Large print bulletins and
personal hearing devices
are available from the ushers. An unattended nursery is located downstairs. Please sign a worship/communion card. (Take one from the pew rack.)
ACTIVITY BAGS (paper, toys, etc.) are available in the narthex for younger worshippers. Please do not use the communion cards.
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
Mason Stehley, Eloise Burckhard, Lynette Restemayer, Rhonda Willenbring, Jeff Price, Arlin Pederson, Marlene Pankow, Lorraine Grondahl, KayCee Klimpel, Amy Towrey, Cade Mayo (Grandson of Duane and Sharlene Tollefson), Carol Holje, Leon Turner, Lenhart Mindt, Vicki Amon, Ruth Moe, Kari Schoenwald, Emily Dennis. Daryl & Cleo Nicolaisen & their families on loss of their sister VeeAnn. All men and women serving in the military.
Trinity: Lavonne Sandvol

CAUSE OF THE MONTH: Our cause of the month is mission support for YWCA Women’s Shelter. Use global mission envelope in your offering box to support this cause.
DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS are available in the narthex for July, August, September.
Bethany’s website: bethanylutheranminot.org
BETHANY’S STREAMING: bethanylutheran.tv
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!
Alzheimers support group meets the 2nd Monday of the month at the Fireside Bistro Edgewood Vista, from 7:00 -8:00pm. All are welcome.
Blood Pressure Checks will be done the 1st 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
A Gift THAT KEEPS ON GIVING



Faithful Christians – Expressing Thanks
Coordinator (9:00) Cleo Berven
Altar (8:30) Donna Schmalz & Patty Ofsthun
Ushers (9:00) Allen Hirzel
Greeters (9:00)
Lector (9:00) Ariel Hirzel
Communion Assistants (9:00) Deanna Syverson, Karen Brunner-Wright
Altar (10:00) Vicki Phippins
Coffee Hour Panera sweets
Altar Guild Janice Klimpel, Pat Schimke


A Lost & Found Basket has been placed in the Narthex!



ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF AUG 19th:

TODAY 9:00am Worship
10:00am Fellowship
WED 9:30am Staff Meeting
6:45pm Worship/Chapel
THURS 7:00am Breakfast with the Boys
10:30am Soup Kitchen
SUN 9:00am Worship
10:00am Fellowship





If your phone number, address or e-mail has changed

please let the office know! Thank you!



HOSTFEST COMMITTEE 2018


Home Cell
Chairman Larry Walter 838-5329 720-1981
Stockholm Booth
LuAnn Roise 839-4306 629-1567
Sharyl Roth 838-6885 720-4614
Tray Line AM
Jeanne Meiers 839-1221
Tray Line PM
Tony Meiers 629-1938
Cashier
Paulette Nush 838-0402 720-5191
Biscuits & Gravy
Dick Hodnefield 838-5597
Fish
Larry Roth 838-6885 720-0535
Lefse
Donna Erickson 852-3603
Gophers
Bruce Grover 838-1475
Kitchen Staff
Lauren Ballantyne 722-0688
Cleanup Saturday
Pete Thunshelle 838-9552
Council Rep
Tim Reiten 340-9857




There will be a Hostfest Meeting on Sept 13th at 7:00 pm in the Library.


There will be a parents confirmation meeting on Wednesday, August 29th at 7:30 pm.



There will be a 50th Anniversary Party For Darrell & Arlene Michalenko at Bethany Lutheran Church on Saturday, September 8th from 2-4pm. All are welcome!

2018 Offering Update!
Actual Jan-July $227,496
Anticipated Jan-July $238,467
Negative Difference of ($10,971)
The Church Council is asking you to please consider online giving. Forms are available in the Narthex! Thank you!








You can now register your children for

Church School. All Church age children need

to register. Registration forms are in the
office!




The Bethany Lutheran Church Memorial Fund has many different groups it helps support. Please feel free to designate on your memorials if you have any preference. There are accounts for Altar, Organ, Library, Choir/Music/Robes, Church School, Camperships, Handbells, Piano, Lighting, Technology & Sound, Soup kitchen, or even undesignated. The Foundation, LYO, Ministry of Care, Quilters, and Church Home Improvement Fund also accept memorials. Any questions, please contact the office. Thank you!



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Office Staff is available Mon-Fri at 10 am & 3 pm for coffee and visiting. Please stop by!




Bethany will be hosting the Women’s Turtle Mountain Cluster Meeting on Saturday September 15
th from 8-3. Any questions, please contact Judy Anderson.


PARTY ON THE GRASS SEPT 5TH!
COME ONE COME ALL!! Bring your family and bring your friends! The Donation Station will also be available to support the Lord’s Pantry. All you need to bring would be a lawn chair and canned items if possible! Opening eve of Wed School and WOW Worship Rally Wednesday will be held on the grass North of the Church (on school grounds shown below) ! The evening will start at 5 pm with games—5:45 for bbq supper—6:45 WOW Worship.