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



Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 22, 2018

* Standing, for those who are able

Prelude
Anthem:
Don Lee (8:30), Sanctuary Choir (10:30)
Welcome & Announcements
Temple talk –
recognizing volunteers in church and community
* Confession and Forgiveness
P: Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, the fountain of living water, the rock who gave us birth, our light and our salvation. C: Amen
P: Let us come into the light, the revealing and healing light of God.
Silence is kept for reflection.
P: God of grace and glory, C: you have brought us through the night of sin into the light of Jesus’ resurrection. Yet our lives are still shadowed by sin. Make us alive in Christ, O God. Make us new as you make all things new. Rescue us from evil and the gloom of sin, renew us in grace, and restore us to living in your holiness, through Jesus Christ, our risen Lord. Amen
P: Rejoice with all creation around God’s throne! The light of the risen Christ puts to flight all evil deeds, washes away sin, restores innocence to the fallen, casts out hate, brings peace, and humbles earthly pride. Jesus Christ loves you and + frees you from your sins by his blood. To him be glory and dominion forever and ever!
C: Amen

GATHERING

“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”

* Hymn:

Hymn 836

*Greeting



: “This is the Feast…”


*Kyrie

p. 120

*Hymn of Praise

p. 122

* Prayer of the Day


O Lord Christ, good shepherd of the sheep, you seek the lost and guide us into your fold. Feed us, and we shall be satisfied; heal us, and we shall be whole. Make us one with you, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

WORD

First Reading: Acts 4:5-12
Psalm 23

Second Reading: 1 John 3:16-24
*Gospel Acclamation:
Alleluia” p. 124


* Gospel: John 10:11-18
CHILDREN’S SERMON
Sermon:
Pastor Janet
“The King of Love”

(8:30)

(10:30)



* Hymn:

Hymn 502 (1,2,4,5,6)

*Apostles’ Creed

p. 127

Holy Baptism

p. 227

* The Prayers


*Peace

MEAL


Presentation of the Gifts


Offering
Anthem
“Have No Fear”
* Offertory:

Hymn 764 (1-3)

* Prayer
P: Be known to us, C: O Lord, in the breaking of the bread, as you were made known to the disciples. Receive these gifts, and the offering of our lives, that we may be your risen body in the world. Amen








Distribution, “Lamb of God” (p. 135)

*Great Thanksgiving

p. 129

*Holy

p. 130

* Words of Institution


* Lord’s Prayer

p. 134


Anthem, Hymn 778
* Blessing
* Post-Communion Prayer
P: Life-giving God, in the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection you send light to conquer darkness, water to give new life, and the bread of heaven to nourish your people. Send us forth as witnesses to Jesus’ resurrection that we may show your glory to all the world; through the same Jesus Christ, our risen Lord. C: Amen

SENDING

* Benediction
P: May God who has brought us from death to life fill you with great joy. Almighty God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever. C: Amen

“Hallelujah! Jesus Lives”

* Hymn:

Hymn 380 (1-4)



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


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.

PRAYER CONCERNS:
Mason Stehley, Shane Morlang, Dallas Johnson, Kathy Sherwood, Eloise Burckhard, Lynette Restemayer, Rhonda Willenbring, Robert Fix, Lincoln Rasmusson, Jeff Price, Arlin Pederson, Marlene Pankow, Darin Grondahl, KayCee Klimpel, Geraine Johnson, Amy Towrey, Jerome Grondahl, Lenhart Mindt, Cade Mayo. All men and women serving in the military.
Trinity: Brian Wintermute

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 Anne & Wille Langdji. 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


Looking for nursery attendants. Anyone over 18 years old- young adult, parent, retired, or grandparents encouraged. Church will provide CPR training and background check. Please contact the office.
Follow our members on their Nicaragua trip on Facebook. Thrivent ND Builds in Nicaragua

Faithful Christians – Expressing Thanks
Coordinator (8:30) Dave Myers (10:30)
Altar (8:30) Brian Mathson
Ushers (8:30) Pat Julson, Larry Walter, Ed & Paulette Nush
(10:30) Peder Colbenson
Greeters (8:30) Teresa Erie, Jane Grunewald
(10:30) Phillip & Sandy Busch
Lector (8:30)
(10:30) Judy Anderson
Communion Assistants (8:30) David Alvin, Crystal Schlag
(10:30) Claire Larson, Shirley Frost, Sue Taft
Altar (9:30) Don & Joyce Anderson
(11:30) Claire Larson
Coffee Hour Eileen Meyers, Tessa Nesheim, Jeanie Meiers
Altar Guild Kathryn Swanson and Joyce Anderson


1st QUARTER 2018 OFFERING UPDATE:
Anticipated Offerings $102,200
Actual Offerings $84,812
Difference of $17,388
The Council is encouraging the automatic giving enrollment. There are enrollment forms in office or in Narthex.
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A Lost & Found Basket has been placed in the Narthex!

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Home stitchers, there are a lot of quilt tops waiting to be sewn. Help us out!
Questions call Sue Taft at 852-1981
We are updating our list of members who are in an assisted living, nursing home, or confined to home. If you are or have a family member who is, please let the office know. We would need name, location, contact person and number. Thank you!


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The BLCW rummage and bake sale and will be held on Saturday, May 5th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You may bring “gently used” rummage to the church the week of April 29th. We will not be accepting electronics except small appliances. All rummage needs to be at church by 10:00 on Friday morning, May 4th. We would appreciate your baked goods for our bake sale. Please have them at the church by noon on Friday, May 4th. Check out our sale on Saturday! We will be selling caramel rolls and coffee, starting at 8:30 a.m. See you there!

Bethany Bakers! Don’t forget about the BLCW bake sale on May 5th. Please have your baked goods at the church by noon on Friday, May 4th, so they can be marked. We appreciate your expertise in your wonderful, tasty treats!

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We will be packing Health Care kits
today April 22 at 9:30




Christ Lutheran Church Annual Spring Bouquet

Saturday April 28, 2018
9:00am – 2:00pm


ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF April 22
nd:

TODAY 8:30am Worship
9:30am Fellowship/LYO
9:30am Pack Health Care Kits
9:30am Bible Study for Dummies
9:30am Volunteer Sunday
10:30am Worship/Baptism
WED 9:30am Sewing
9:30am Staff Meeting
4:45pm Carol Choir
5:00pm Confirmation Pictures
5:00pm Supper
5:15pm Chapel Choir
5:45pm Church School
6:00pm Adult Forum
6:45pm Worship
7:15pm LYO/Footloose with Jake
7:30pm Sanctuary Choir
THURS 9:00am Coffee with the Boys-Bethany
10:30am Soup Kitchen
SAT 7:15am Bfast with the Boys-Bethany
SUN 8:30am Worship
9:30am Fellowship/LYO
10:30am Worship/Confirmation



Men’s Winter Refuge
2
nd Annual Shelter Jam!
Saturday May 5, 2018
The Grand Hotel
6pm – 11pm
For information please call 701-822-2585
Or email
winterrefuge@srt.com


Please accept this heartfelt thank you to all the members of Bethany who volunteer their time and energy, both in our church and in our community.  Thank you for all you do to make this world a better place, for the many ways that you embody Christ for the needy in the world and for all the care you give.


Dedicated hearts like yours Are not so easy to find. It takes a special person to be So generous and kind.
To care so much for your fellow neighbors Is a quality all too rare. Yet you give of your time and talents, for all in need to share.
So, thank you for being a volunteer, we're privileged to work with you. We want you to know how appreciated you are, not just today, but the whole year through.



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LYO is selling Caramel Rolls!
Orders must be placed by April 27th and can be picked up April 29th!


13th Annual BLT Day!
Saturday, May 12, 2018
9am-3pm
Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch
6301 19
th Ave NW Minot



Mother & Others “Reverend Dad!”
The adventures of parenting from two Pastors turned stay-at home Dads. Speakers: Pastor Christoph Schmidt & Pastor Travis Gerjets. Saturday May 12th @ 9:30 at Bread of Life Lutheran Church Minot. Brunch, fruit, and homemade bread from Prairie Sky Bakery (Travis’ side gig). Bring a friend, all are welcome!

Dear Soup Congregations,
Thank you so much for continuing to provide soup, bread, cookies, and time toward a ministry that has a major impact on the community of Minot State University! Food scarcity is still a significant issue for college students in the United States, and many students at MSU are faced with this. It is a big deal that every Tuesday there is free, healthy food available for students. Consistency in ministry is important to building and maintaining relationships, it is a huge way to reflect the reckless love of God in Christ to all people. This ministry would not be here if it wasn't for you!
On behalf of LCM Students and Board, I would like to invite you to the LCM Thank You Dessert. Please come Sunday, April 29th to MSU where we serve soup (lower level of the Student Center, next to the Multicultral Center) from 2pm to 3:30pm and enjoy some goodies with us so we may thank you for your partnership. If you have any questions about this event please feel free to call me - 701.690.4034. 
Anna Dykeman, Campus Minister for LCM-MSU


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Arianna Gayle Gangl is being baptized today!
She is the Daughter of Paul Erickson & Jaimie Gangl. She was born on January 19, 2017. Her sponsors are Terra Jesch & Travis Lang