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

March 4, 2018

Third Sunday in Lent

* Standing, for those who are able

Anthem: Sanctuary Choir (10:30)
Welcome & Announcements
*Confession and Forgiveness
P: In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. C: Amen
P: During the season of Lent we are called to return to the Lord with all our heart. Let us confess our sin and seek reconciliation with God and neighbor.
Silence for reflection and self-examination
P: Merciful God,
C: you sent Jesus Christ to save the lost. We confess that we have strayed from you and turned aside from your way. We fail in love, neglect justice, and ignore your truth. Have mercy on us and wash away our sin. Create in us clean hearts for the sake of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen
P: Behold, now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation. Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins, and bring you to everlasting life. C: Amen


“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

* Hymn:

Hymn 742
* Greeting

p. 184

*Hymn (8:30): “This Is My Father’s World” Hymn 824

* Prayer of the Day
Holy God, through your Son you have called us to live faithfully and act courageously. Keep us steadfast in your covenant of grace, and teach us the wisdom that comes only through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen


First Reading: Exodus 20:1-17
Psalm 19
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
* Gospel: Mark 9:2-9

Church School Children Sing (10:30)
Children’s Sermon
Pastor Janet

“Lead Me, Guide Me”
* Hymn:

Hymn 768

*Apostles’ Creed (8:30) p. 105
Holy Baptism (10:30) p. 227

* The Prayers


Presentation of the Gifts
Offering “O God of Mercy” (8:30) Hymn 714 (1-4)
Anthem (10:30)

Offertory: “Come to the Table”

* Hymn 481
P: Merciful God, C: receive the sacrifice of our praise and thanksgiving and the offering of our lives, that following in the way of the cross, we may know the joy of the resurrection; through Christ our Lord. Amen

“Holy, Holy, Holy”


* Great Thanksgiving

Hymn 413 (1-2)

* Lord’s Prayer

“Lamb of God…”(Hymn 336); Anthem, Hymn 337

* Blessing
* Prayer
Compassionate God, you have fed us with the bread of heaven. Sustain us in our Lenten pilgrimage: may our fasting be hunger for justice, our alms, a making of peace, and our prayer, the song of grateful hearts; through Christ our Lord. Amen


* Blessing

May God who has called us forth from the dust of the earth, and claimed us as children of the light, strengthen you on your journey into life renewed. The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord’s face shine upon you with grace and mercy. The Lord look upon you with favor and give you + peace. Amen
“Canticle of the Turning”

* Hymn:

Hymn 723 (1-3)


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Alternate texts from Sundays and Seasons, © 2016 Augsburg Fortress

WELCOME TO WORSHIP! Large print bulletins and 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 available 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.

Mason Stehley, Shane Morlang, Dallas Johnson, Kathy Sherwood, Eloise Burckhard, Lynette Restemayer, Mary Bovee, Rhonda Willenbring, Isabelle Henderson, Robert Fix, Lincoln Rasmusson, Jeff Price, Arlin Pederson, Marlene Pankow. All men and women serving in the military.

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.
DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS are available in the narthex for January, February, and March.
Bethany’s website: bethanylutheranminot.org
BETHANY’S STREAMING: bethanylutheran.tv

Bulle tin & 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

Faithful Christians – Expressing Thanks
Coordinator (8:30) Deb Lee (10:30)
Altar (8:30) B
Ushers (8:30) Norman Jacobson
Greeters (8:30) Lolly Rostad, Peggy Schumaier
(10:30) Donna Erickson
Lector (8:30)
Communion Assistants (8:30) David Alvin
(10:30) Claire Larson, Kathryn Swanson
Altar (9:30)
(11:30) Claire Larson
Coffee Hour Tessa Nesheim
Altar Guild Phyllis Hanson, Judy Anderson


If you would like to have your newsletter emailed to you instead of being mailed, please let the church office know. OR if you are getting email & mailing both please let us know to cancel one out.
Thank you!

Bethany is wanting to compile a list of all our Veterans. If you are a Veteran or know of someone who is, please let the office know. Thank you!




Dine to donate: 15% of your tab will be donated to Lincoln Rasmusson (son of Ryan and Samantha (Lucy Rasmusson). Thursday March 8
th from 11am to 10pm!


The Sanctuary Choir will be having Cantata rehearsals on Saturdays March 17 and March 24 at 10:00 am.

We are updating our list of members who are in an assisted living, nursing home or confined to your home. If you are or have a family member who is, please let the office know. We would need name, where you or they are at, contact person and number. Thank you!


Daylight Savings begins March 11th!

Health Care Kits

As the old saying states, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” The health care kits that Lutheran World Relief distributes help our neighbors stay clean whether they are fleeing from a natural disaster or war. Please help show God’s love by collecting items for the kits:
1 bath-sized towel (approximately 27x52)
1 large-tooth sturdy comb
1 nail-clipper with file
1 toothbrush
2 bars (4oz) or 3 bars (3oz) of soap
Remove all packaging except for around the toothbrush and soap. Many countries have no provision for removing garbage so take combs and nail clippers out of their packaging. Wrap all securely in the towel and tie with string or yarn. We will take a special offering on Sunday, March 11th for those who don’t care to shop. I’ll be glad to spend your money – frugally of course! Items can be brought any time during March. There will be bins by the northeast and south doors. Thank you in advance for your “helping hands to do God’s work”.

Community Impact
Pizza Ranch Minot
Thurs March 15
Funds raised for the Men’s Homeless Shelter


TODAY 8:30am Worship
9:30am Fellowship/LYO
9:30am Coordinating Council Meeting
10:30am Worship/Baptism
11:30am Carnival
WED 9:00am Sewing
9:30am Staff Meeting
12:00pm Soup/Lent
4:45pm Carol Choir
5:00pm Supper
5:15pm Chapel Choir
5:45pm Confirmation/Church School
6:00pm Adult Forum
6:45pm Lent Worship
7:00pm LYO Gender Benders
7:30pm Sanctuary Choir
THURS 9:00am Coffee with the Boys-Bethany
10:30am Soup Kitchen
2:00pm Miriam Bible Study
7:00pm Servant Ministries
SAT 7:15am Bfast with the Boys-Bethany
SUN 8:30am Worship
9:30am Fellowship/LYO
9:30am Sunday Morning Circle
9:30am Bible Study for Dummies
10:30am Worship


Home stitchers
, there are a lot of quilt tops waiting to be sewed. Help us out!
Questions call Sue Taft at 852-1981


Luca Allan Bourquin is being baptized today!
He is the son of Colton & Courtney Bourquin and Luca was born on Dec 13, 2017. Luca’s sponsors are Bryan and Nadine Holmly.


Trenton & Kelsey Howard
& Family
7301 80
th ST SE
Minot ND 58701
Trenton 701-720-1624
Kelsey 701-721-6444

Sue Martin
21 1
st Ave SE #85
Minot ND 58701


Get the early bird discount! Camp Metigoshe is preparing for summer camps. Register by April 6th to save $20.00! Contact the Church office for assistance with scholarships!