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

th Sunday after Pentecost
September 1, 2019

12

* Standing, for those who are able

Prelude
Special Music:
Barry Bourqin & Nadine Holmly
Welcome & Announcements

GATHERING

* Confession and Forgiveness
Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, the strength of our ancestors, the host of this meal, the builder of the city that is to come.
C: Amen
If we have died with Christ, we will also live with Christ. Let us confess our sin to the one who is faithful.
Silence is kept for reflection.
God our helper, C: we confess the many ways we have failed to live as your disciples. We have not finished what we began. We have feasted with friends but ignored strangers. We have been captivated by our possessions. Lift our burdens, gracious God. Refresh our hearts and forgive our sin. Raise us to the new life you have chosen for us in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen
There is rejoicing in heaven when sinners repent. Put your trust in these promises: God will never leave you or forsake you. You who were lost have been found. For the sake of + Jesus Christ, your sins are forgiven. Rejoice with the angels at this good news. C: Amen
*Hymn: “Jesus, We Are Gathered” Hymn 529
*Greeting
*Praise:
“Give to Our God Immortal Praise! Hymn 848
*Prayer of the Day
O God, you resist those who are proud and give grace to those who are humble. Give us the humility of your Son, that we may embody the generosity of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

WORD

First Reading: Proverbs 25:6-7
Psalm 112
Second Lesson: Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16


* Gospel: Luke 14:1, 7-14


CHILDREN’S MESSAGE
Sermon:
Pastor Janet

“Let Us Go Now to the Banquet”
Hymn 523

Hymn:
*Apostles’ Creed

p. 105

* The Prayers


* Peace


MEAL

Presentation of the Gifts


Offering
Special Music

Offertory: “The Trumpets Sound”
*

Hymn 531 (1-2)

* Prayer
God our provider, C: we bring nothing into this world and we can take nothing out of it. Accept the gifts you have first given us, which we bring to your table, and with them the offering of our lives. Nourish us now with the life that really is life, revealed to us in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen

Distribution,

* Words of Institution


* Lord’s Prayer



Special Music, Hymn 462

* 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

SENDING

* 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

“O Worship the King”
Hymn 842 (1-3)
* Hymn:
Postlude
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, Janice Klimpel, Joanne Markle, Rhonda Willenbring, Ruth Hovland, Scott Vigestad, Conrad Davidson, Vicki Amon, Donna Erickson, Marlene Pankow, Koa Dowling, Dallas Johnson, Sue Stewart, Gwen Skarstad. Trinity: Ross Harstad, Arnold Olander.
Farmers, Ranchers, Agricultural Specialists, Veterinarians, Implement Dealers.

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 Global Health Ministries. Please use the global mission envelope in your offering box to support this cause.
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!
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
A Gift THAT KEEPS ON GIVING


Faithful Christians – Expressing Thanks
Coordinator Ken Stroklund
Altar (8:30) Don & Joyce Anderson
(10:00) Mary Jordahl
Ushers (9:00) Ken Stroklund, Norman Jacobson
Greeters (9:00)
Lector (9:00) Judy Anderson
Communion Assistants (9:00) Ron & Pat Schimke, Sharyl Roth
Coffee Hour Treats Teresa Erie
Altar Guild Vicki Phippins, Pat Walz


HOSTFEST SIGN UP TIME
It is that time again! Schedules are ready to be filled! Please call the office to pick your time to volunteer!! We are also looking for some people that wish to head up committees. If you would like to volunteer please call the church office and please call Larry Walter (838-5329) if you would like to be on a committee. Thank you
Norsk Høstfest Food training
for Bethany volunteers
Sunday, Sept. 8, 9:30 AM

Any Bethany volunteers working in the Lutefisk kitchen or serving the meal, along with those working in the Stockholm booth are asked to attend a Food Training session. The Norsk Høstfest has a goal to have all of its food workers receive a uniform training. For your convenience, a session will be offered in between services on Sunday, Sept. 8, 9:30 AM, right here at Bethany. Please plan to attend!





ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEP 1
st:

TODAY 9:00am Worship
10:00am Fellowship
MON OFFICE CLOSED
TUE Pre-School Starts
WED 9:00am Sewing
9:30am Staff Meeting
6:45pm Chapel Worship
THURS 8:30am Bake Molasses Cookies
9:00am Coffee Boys at Bethany
9:00am Altar Guild Meeting
SAT 7:15am Breakfast Boys at Bethany
SUN 8:30am Worship/Bakeless Bakesale
9:30am Fellowship/FDHU
9:30am Sunday Morning Circle
9:45am Bible Study for Dummies
10:30am Worship/Bakeless Bakesale


BAKELESS BAKESALE
Sunday Sept 8th
BLCW will be at the doors collecting money for their local and international projects!
Thank you for your support!

Food Donations Needed!

The Donation Station trailer sponsored by the Minot Area Community Foundation will be parked at Bethany on Wednesday, Sept 11, at the Back to Church Picnic at the green space just north of the church. It will also be parked at the church on Sunday, Sept 15. The food will be taken to the Lord's Cupboard Food Pantry.
The top 5 food items needed are: canned meat, peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit and vegetables, cereal, and macaroni and cheese. All non-perishable food is welcome. Thank you for all your donations in previous years! There are many hungry people in our area and the food is so needed and appreciated.
Ministry of Care Committee






Please put magazines for train station in the new baskets under the pew by the elevator. No magazines over 6 months old and no catalogs!

Wednesday School Registration for 3-year-olds thru 5th grade.

Parents of all who plan to enroll their children in Wednesday school are encouraged to pre-register them as soon as possible. Please come to the church office-emailing forms is also available. (Children must be three by Aug. 1.)




The Breakfast Boys are continuing to fundraise for new carpet in the church. Monitor the progress on the thermometer in the Narthex! Currently $8,600.00 (updated dollar amount) of the $10,000.00 needed has been raised. All of your support is greatly appreciated!

Breakfast Boys!
Sept 5 coffee at 9:00am
Sept 7 Breakfast 7:15am



Catch-Up Sunday – Sept. 22

Our Stewardship Team invites you to take part in our “Catch-Up” Sunday – a chance to catch up on our finances following our summer-time travels and activities. There will be special offering envelopes available during worship, as well as some light food treats at 9:30, served with plenty of Ketchup. We hope everyone can help out with this opportunity to catch yourselves up, catch our congregation up, and head into our fall activities on a strong financial note.

Altar Guild Meeting:
Thursday, Sept 5
th at 9:00am




Thank you to all who have been bringing in completed school kits and extras. 25 completed kits are packed already.
Good work!


Habitat for Humanity/Thrivent
Family Fun Day:
Sept 7, 2019
12:00-4:00pm
500 12
th St NE, Minot
BBQ, tours of new house, silent auction, games for all ages with prizes. Prizes for everyone attending.

Scavenger Hunt: The Amazing Photo Race
Sept 14, 2019 at 1:00pm
$10.00/person entry fee
Teams of 4.
For more information:
Email:
minot.habitat@hotmail.com
Or visit their Facebook page!



Thanks to the great crew that packed 50 Baby Care Kits on Sunday, August 18th. We will pack again in Sept. We will need soap then-
3 (3+ oz) bars for each kit. Please pick up an extra bar or package when you shop and drop it at the church.
Thank again
Sue Taft


We will be picking corn on Sept 9
th, 6:00pm at Becky Hill’s place and preparing the corn on Sept 10th, 9:00am at Bethany. Please contact Lary Walter (720-1981) if you are able to help.