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BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH
215 3rd Ave SE, MINOT, ND, 58701
Pastors: Janet Hernes Mathistad & Gerald Roise
Organist: Deacon Kari Files
17th Sunday After Pentecost: September 16, 2018

Prelude
Anthem:
Don Lee (8:30), Sanctuary Choir (10:30)
Welcome, Announcements, & Temple Talk
* Confession and Forgiveness
P: Blessed be the Holy Trinity, one God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, the one who fashions us, the one who heals us, the one who reforms us again and again. C: Amen
P: Let us confess our sin, calling for God’s transforming power.
Silence for reflection and self-examination
P: Source of all life,
C: we confess that we have not allowed your grace to set us free. We fear that we are not good enough. We hear your word of love freely given to us, yet we expect others to earn it. We turn the church inward, rather than moving it outward. Forgive us. Stir us. Reform us to be a church powered by love, willing to speak for what is right, act for what is just, and seek the healing of your whole creation. Amen
P: God hears our cry and sends the Spirit to change us and to empower our lives in the world. Your sins are forgiven, + God’s love is unconditional, and you are raised up as God’s people who will always be made new, in the name of Jesus Christ. C: Amen

GATHERING

*Invocation
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


*Salutation


* Prayer of the Day


O God, through suffering and rejection you bring forth our salvation, and by the glory of the cross you transform our lives. Grant that for the sake of the gospel we may turn from the lure of evil, take up our cross, and follow your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen

WORD

First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 116:1-9

Second Reading: James 3:1-12
*Gospel Acclamation:
Alleluia”


* Gospel: Mark 8:27-38


CHILDREN’S SERMON
Sermon:
Pastor Janet

“Take Up Your Cross”
(8:30)
(10:30)

* Hymn:

Hymn 667 (1-3)

Holy Baptism

p. 227

Apostles’ Creed

p. 105

* The Prayers


MEAL

Presentation of the Gifts


Offering
Anthem

“What Have We to Offer”
* Offertory:

(1,3)

* Prayer
P: God of life, C: you give us these gifts of the earth, these resources of our life and our labor. Take them, offered in great thanksgiving and use them to set a table that will heal the whole creation; through Jesus Christ our Savior and Light. Amen

Distribution, “Lamb of God” Hymn 798

*Great Thanksgiving


*Holy


* Words of Institution


* Lord’s Prayer



Anthem

* Blessing


*Post Communion Canticle


* Post-Communion Prayer
P: Holy and compassionate God, in bread and wine you give us gifts that form us to be humble and courageous. May your words come to life in our serving and in our witness, that we might speak a living voice of healing and justice to all the world, through Jesus Christ, our rock and our redeemer. C: Amen

SENDING

* Benediction
P: God, creator of all things, speaking reformation into being; Jesus Christ, savior of the world, raising the dead; Holy Spirit, living voice, calling and enlightening the church: Almighty God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever. C: Amen

“Lord Jesus”
* Hymn:

Hymn 808 (1-3)

* Peace

Postlude


“Make a Joyful Noise” Liturgy by Ray Makeever, ©1982. Reprinted by permission from Mr. Makeever



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, Ione Harshberger, Rodney Arnold, Wayne Bauer, Mary Bovee. All men and women serving in the military.
Trinity: Wayne Bauer
CAUSE OF THE MONTH: Our cause of the month is mission support for Global Health Ministries. 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.



There will be a forum from Pastor Janet and Krista Mathistad about Madagascar on Sunday Sept 30th at 9:30am!


Minot Bread of Life Men are planning for a “Vendor’s Day” on November 24. Men, this is your opportunity to show and sell your craft work. If you are interested in more information, call the Bread of Life office 838-3360 or call Bill Klimpel at 240-5803.


Faithful Christians – Expressing Thanks
Coordinator (8:30) Kari Henderson (10:30) Allen Hirzel
Altar (8:30) Larry Walter
Ushers (8:30) Roza Larson, Roger Larson, Dave Overvold
(10:30) Allen Hirzel
Greeters (8:30)
(10:30)
Lector (8:30)
(10:30) John Nilson
Communion Assistants (8:30) David Alvin, Ron & Pat Schimke
(10:30) Sue Taft, Mary Sather, Claire Larson
Altar (9:30)
(11:30) Claire Larson
Coffee Hour Eileen Meyers, Teresa Erie
Altar Guild Sue Stewart, Roberta Larson



Come celebrate with Duane and Sharlene Tollefson
on September 23
rd between services!



Adult Form: October 7 at 9:30am!
Come hear Council Member Jay Jenkins’ rousing address on the state of Bethany church finances.


ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF Sept 16th:

TODAY 8:30am Worship
9:30am Fellowship
9:30am BLCW Bake Less Bake
Sale
10:00am Fellowship
10:30am BLCW Bake Less Bake Sale
TUES 9:30am Mary Circle
1:00pm Krumkake
4:00pm Foundation Meeting
Library
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 Bible Study with
Jake
7:30pm Sanctuary Choir
THURS 9:00am Coffee with the Boys
9:00am Bake Sundbakkels
5:30pm Ministry of Care
SAT 7:15am Breakfast with the Boys
MSU Homecoming Parade
SUN 8:30am Worship
9:30am Fellowship/Forum with
Jay Jenkins
9:30am Duane & Sharlene
Tollefson 60th Wedding
Anniversary
9:30am Bible Study for Dummies
10:30am Worship





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 629-2221
Tray Line PM
Tony Meiers 629-1938
Cashier
Paulette Nush 838-0402 720-5191

Biscuits & Gravy Dick Hodnefield 838-5597 721-0299

Fish Larry Roth 838-6885 720-0535
Lefse
Donna Erickson 852-3603 240-6745
Gophers
Bruce Grover 838-1475 818-0996
Kitchen Staff
Tim Reiten 340-9857
Cleanup Saturday
Pete Thunshelle 838-9552 822-2345
Council Rep
Tim Reiten 340-9857



Thank you to all the ladies who helped me with the Fall Turtle Mountain Cluster Luncheon which was held yesterday. To the bakers, the ladies who chopped all those ingredients for the main dish, servers and cleanup crew, your work was totally appreciated. All of you made my day!
Thanks,
Cookie Berning




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If anyone is interested in putting cords in backpacks, please contact Sue Taft 852-1981


2018 Offering Update!
Actual Jan-Aug $255,754
Anticipated Jan-Aug $272,533
Negative Difference for year to date ($16,780)
August offering (-6790) below anticipated.
The Church Council is asking you to please consider online giving. Forms are available in the Narthex! Thank you!

MSU Homecoming Parade
Saturday Sept 22
Everyone is welcome to take part in it!
Contact Deb Lee for information



Lilly Anne Ranae Farrell is being baptized today!
She is the Daughter of Patrick Farrell & Hunter Heinle. She was born on August 2, 2016. Her sponsors are Madison Heinle, Brandon Backes & Katelynn Farrell.



Emma Mae Farrell is being baptized today!
She is the Daughter of Patrick Farrell & Hunter Heinle. She was born on June 28, 2015. Her sponsors are Madison Heinle, Brandon Backes & Katelynn Farrell.






Saturday, October 6
th
7:00pm
Minot Municipal Auditorium