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BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH
215 3rd Ave SE, MINOT, ND, 58701
Pastors: Janet Hernes Mathistad & Gerald Roise
Organist: Deacon Kari Files
Day of Pentecost
May 20, 2018
* Standing, for those who are able
Prelude
Anthem:
Sanctuary Choir
Welcome & Announcements
* Confession and Forgiveness
P: Blessed be the Holy Trinity, one God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, the creator of wind and rain, field and ocean, the bread of life coming down from above, the power at work within us and this world. C: Amen
P: Before God and in the company of our sisters and brothers, let us confess our sin.
Silence for reflection and self-examination
P: God and Father of all, C: we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed. We have thought better of ourselves than others. We have told lies, said hurtful things, acted in ways we wish we could take back, and looked the other way when action was needed. In your mercy, O God, forgive us, cleanse us, and heal us, for the sake of Jesus, our Savior. Amen
P: If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; everything has become new! In Christ, + you are a new creation; your sins are taken away and you are made new. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. C: Amen
GATHERING
Hymn: “God of Tempest”
* Hymn 400 (Women v2, Men v3)
*Greeting
: “This is the Feast…”
*Kyrie
p. 147
*Hymn of Praisep. 149
* Prayer of the Day

Mighty God, you breathe life into our bones, and your Spirit brings truth to the world. Send us this Spirit, transform us by your truth, and give us language to proclaim your gospel, 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: Acts 2:1-21
Anthem:
“A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing” Bellievers
Second Reading: Romans 8:22-27
*Gospel Acclamation:
Alleluia” p. 151

* Gospel: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
CHILDREN’S SERMON
Sermon:
Pastor Janet
“O Day Full of Grace”
(8:30)
(10:30)

* Hymn: Hymn 627 (1,2men,4wo,5)
*Apostles’ Creed p. 105
Holy Baptism p. 227
* The Prayers
MEAL
Presentation of the Gifts

Offering
Anthem
“O Holy Spirit, Enter In”
* Offertory: Hymn 786 (1,3)
* Prayer
P: God of mercy and grace, C: the eyes of all wait upon you, and you open your hand in blessing. From all that you have given us, receive these gifts, signs of our thanks-giving and praise. Fill us with good things at your table that we may come to the help of all in need; through Jesus Christ, our redeemer. Amen
Distribution, “Lamb of God” (p. 154)

*Great Thanksgiving
p. 152
*Holy
p. 153
* Words of Institution

* Lord’s Prayer
p. 154

Anthem, Hymn 800
* Blessing
* Post-Communion Prayer
P: Generous God, we thank you that at your holy table you have fed us again with the bread and wine, the food of everlasting life. Send us, your servants, into all the land, that we may act wisely, seek the good of our neighbor, and call others to come to the feast; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. C: Amen
SENDING
* Benediction
P: Almighty and merciful God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, bless, preserve, and keep you this day and forevermore. C: Amen
“Gracious Spirit”
* Hymn: Hymn 401 (1-3)
* Peace
Postlude

Alternate Worship Texts from Sundays and Seasons, copyright © 2014 Augsburg Fortress.

Alternate texts from Sundays and Seasons, © 2014 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, Dallas Johnson, Eloise Burckhard, Lynette Restemayer, Rhonda Willenbring, Robert Fix, Jeff Price, Arlin Pederson, Marlene Pankow, Darin Grondahl, KayCee Klimpel, Amy Towrey, Jerome Grondahl, Lenhart Mindt, Cade Mayo, Allen Hirzels Family. All men and women serving in the military.
CAUSE OF THE MONTH: Our cause of the month is mission support for Native American Camperships. Use the global mission envelope in your offering box to support this cause.
DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS are available in the narthex for April, May and June.
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 Vincent United Methodist Church, 1024 2nd St SE at 7pm. 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


The office will be closed Monday May 28th and new hours will be 9-4 starting May 29th



Faithful Christians – Expressing Thanks
Coordinator (8:30) Jessie Casey (10:30) Jacob Jenkins
Altar (8:30)
Ushers (8:30) Norman Jacobson
(10:30) Jean Schoenwald
Greeters (8:30)
(10:30) Marlene Olson
Lector (8:30)
(10:30)
Communion Assistants (8:30) David Alvin
(10:30) Ardis Johnson, Claire Larson
Altar (9:30)
(11:30) Mary Jordahl
Coffee Hour Betty Lindsey, Kathy Myers
Altar Guild Lolly Rostad, Pat Julson


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


2018 Offering Update!
Actual Jan-April $120,918
Anticipated Jan-April $136,267
Difference negative ($15,348)
The Church Council is asking you to please consider online giving. Forms are available in the Narthex! Thank you!


Please email the office at bethanylutheran@srt.com or bring in pictures of those who are graduating by May 23rd. A graduation and baby picture would be great! Thank you

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF May 20th:

TODAY 8:30am Worship
9:30am Fellowship/LYO
10:30am Worship/Baptism
MON 6:30pm Piano Recital/
Arnola Leverson
WED 9:30am Staff Meeting
6:45pm Worship
THURS 7:00am Breakfast with the Boys
10:30am Soup Kitchen
SUN 9:00am Worship
10:00am Fellowship/LYO –
Celebrate Seniors


Camp Metigoshe Day Camp is coming up June 25-29. Join the Metigoshe Staff for arts & crafts, games, music, daily Bible study, and service projects. Camp will be 9AM to 3PM Monday - Thursday. 9AM - 11:30AM Friday. Ice Cream Social Thursday Evening at 6:30PM and Closing Program at 7PM. The church will provide a snack, campers must bring their own sack lunch. Campers entering 1st-6th grade register in the office. For more information contact Ariel Hirzel at 701-578-5989.
Bethany Lutheran Church Day Camp will be held June 25-29. Join Ariel Hirzel for arts & crafts, games, music, and more! Camp will be 9AM - 11:30AM Monday - Friday. A snack will be provided by the church. Campers 3 years old - entering kindergarten register in the office. For more information contact Ariel Hirzel at 701-578-5989.




The numbers are in and are we thankful! We made over $4,000 on our rummage sale. This means we can give more to the charities in Minot! Before the sale started, we invited residents of the YWCA and Domestic Violence to come and select free clothes. We had lots of wonderful apparel. Our mission is to help those in need! All of this wouldn’t be possible without our support from the church. The Breakfast Boys even started our sale day with a nourishing breakfast! The Terry Stevicks and George Walkers baking all those caramel rolls! The volunteers who helped load their pick-ups and haul to different destinations. A big thank you! Of course, a thank you to those ladies who helped us every day to make this sale such a success! In remembering all of this, we can’t forget the fellowship and laughs!

Pat J., Phyllis H., and Cookie B.


The BLCW Council will be tailgating at MSU Summer Theater on June 15th at 6:30 for the production of Sister Act. The meal will be provided, but each person will need to pay for his or her own ticket. Ticket prices are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $5.00 for anyone 18 Years and younger. If you are interested in attending, please see Debbie Lee or contact her at 340-1889. Thank you and hope to see you there!
Foundation Food for Thought
Did you know?









          Emily Jane Dennis is being baptized today!
          She is the Daughter of Joel & Amy Dennis. She was born on January 14, 2018. Her sponsors are
          Marc & Jessica Anderson, Paul Dennis,
          Shelby Schlag


          “Import Shop Final Sale”
          Saturday June 2
          nd, 9-5
          Sunday June 3
          rd after service
          at Christ Lutheran Church


          Donations of Decaf Coffee are welcomed!
          Thank you!

          You are invited to Jon Mathistad’s
          Graduation Open House. Sunday, May 27, 4-6 PM, at Bethany Lutheran Church!



          June 6th 9:00am
          Cleaning the Kitchen!
          Come Help!
          Thank you!