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BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH
215 3rd Ave SE, Minot, ND, 58703
Pastors: Janet Hernes Mathistad & Gerald Roise
Organist: Deacon Kari Files, Intern David Myers

July 15, 2018

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

* Standing, for those who are able

Prelude
Special Music:
John Nilsen
Welcome & Announcements

GATHERING

* Confession and Forgiveness
Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, full of compassion and mercy, abounding in steadfast love. C: Amen
Trusting God’s promise of forgiveness, let us confess our sin against God and one another.
Silence is kept for reflection.
Eternal God our creator,
C: in you we live and move and have our being. Look upon us, your children, the work of your hands. Forgive us all our offenses, and cleanse us from proud thoughts and empty desires. By your grace draw us near to you, our refuge and our strength; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit given to us. In the mercy of almighty God, Christ died for us while we still were sinners; and for his sake, God + forgives you all your sins. C: Amen
*Hymn: “By All Your Saints” Hymn 421 (1,14, Last)
*Greeting
*Kyrie
Hymn 157
*Praise: “Now the Feast and Celebration” Hymn 167
*Prayer of the Day
O God, from you come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works. Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments; and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

WORD

First Reading: Amos 7:7-15
Psalm 85:8-13
Second Lesson: Ephesians 1:3-14


* Gospel: Mark 6:14-29


CHILDREN’S MESSAGE
Sermon:
Pastor Janet

“Let Justice Flow like Streams”
Hymn 717

Hymn:
*Apostles’ Creed

p. 105

* The Prayers


* Peace


MEAL

Presentation of the Gifts


Offering
Special Music

Offertory: “Children of the Heavenly Father”
*

781 (1-3)

* Prayer
Merciful God you open wide your hand and satisfy the need of every living thing. You have set this feast before us. Open our hands to receive it. Open our hearts to embrace it. Open our lives to live it. We pray this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Distribution, “Lamb of God” (Hymn 195)

*Great Thanksgiving


*Holy

Hymn 191

* Words of Institution


* Lord’s Prayer



Special Music, Hymn 790

* Blessing


* Post-Communion Prayer
Jesus Christ, host of this meal, you have given us not only this bread and cup, but your very self, that we may feast on your great love. Filled again by these signs of your grace, may we hunger for your reign of justice, may we thirst for your way of peace, for you are Lord forevermore. C: Amen

SENDING

* Benediction
May God whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine, grant you the gifts of faith and hope. Almighty God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever. C: Amen

“Lead On, O King Eternal”
* Hymn:

Hymn 805


Postlude


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

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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 Eloise Burckhard, Lynette Restemayer, Rhonda Willenbring, Jeff Price, Arlin Pederson, Marlene Pankow, Darin Grondahl, KayCee Klimpel, Cade Mayo (Grandson of Duane and Sharlene Tollefson), Carol Holje, Family of Harry Rollman, Leon Turner, Lenhart Mindt, Vicki Amon, Ike Syverson, Darlene Sanders. All men and women serving in the military. military.

CAUSE OF THE MONTH: Our cause of the month is mission support for Lutheran Social Services. 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 n arthex.

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 (9:00) Debbie Lee
Altar (8:30) Don & Joyce Anderson
Ushers (9:00) Duane Olson
Greeters (9:00) Judy Anderson
Lector (9:00) David Alvin
Communion Assistants (9:00) Sue Taft
Altar (10:00) Phyllis Hanson, Lois Hauge
Coffee Hour Panera Bread
Altar Guild Mary Jordahl, Sonja Lee


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



ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 15th:

TODAY 9:00am Worship
10:00am Fellowship
WED 9:30am Staff Meeting
5:00pm BLCW Coordinating
Council
6:00am LYO Stock Dinner
THURS 7:00am Breakfast with the Boys
SUN 9:00am Worship/Heavenly Harp
10:00am Fellowship







If you ordered t-shirts from the LYO please pick them up. Thank you!

Heavenly Harp will be here to perform for us during service on July 22!
They will also be at Bread of Life Saturday July 21 @ 5:00pm




The Bethany Lutheran Church Memorial Fund has many different groups it helps support. Please feel free to designate on your memorials if you have any preference. There are accounts for Altar, Organ, Library, Choir/Music/Robes, Church School, Camperships, Handbells, Piano, Lighting, Technology & Sound, or even undesignated. The Foundation, LYO, Ministry of Care, Quilters, and Church Home Improvement Fund also accept memorials. Any questions, please contact the office. Thank you!












Thank you to all the “angels” who have been leaving quilt fabric and items for the Baby Care kits. It is all greatly appreciated!



We will be packing Baby Care Kits after church today July 15. Come and help! It’s a fun job!





Office Staff is available Mon-Fri at 10 am & 3 pm for coffee and visiting. Please stop by!



There are a few tickets left for the bus trip! Please contact the church office for information!



Worship in the park
August 12
th at 10:00am




The women will be selling cards after service today!


2018 Offering Update!
Actual Jan-June $190,161
Anticipated Jan-June $204,400
Negative Difference of ($14,239)
The Church Council is asking you to please consider online giving. Forms are available in the Narthex! Thank you!