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BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH
MINOT, ND
Pastors: Janet Hernes Mathistad & Gerald Roise
Organist: Deacon Kari Files, Intern David Myers



October 21, 2018

* Standing, for those who are able

Prelude
Anthem:
Carol & Chapel Choirs (8:30),Sanctuary Choir (10:30)
Welcome & Announcements
* Confession and Forgiveness
P: Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, who comes to wake us from sleep, who leads us into the light of grace. C: Amen
P: Let us prepare the way of the Lord by confessing our sin against God and neighbor.
Silence for reflection and self-examination
P: God of all time,
C: we confess that we have not prepared for your merciful reign among us. We ignore our neighbors in need and fail in the labor of justice and peace. In your mercy forgive us. Grant us wisdom to welcome your light and to seek the things that will endure until Christ comes again in glory. Amen
P: Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. In + Jesus Christ your sins are forgiven and all things are made new. Rejoice in this good news! C: Amen.

GATHERING

Hymn: “O Christ, Our Hope”

*

Hymn 604 (1,3,5 all, 2 Men, 4 Women)
*Greeting


“This is the Feast”


*Kyrie

p. 120

*Praise

p. 122

* Prayer of the Day


Sovereign God, you turn your greatness into goodness for all the peoples on earth. Shape us into willing servants of your kingdom, and make us desire always and only your will through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

WORD

First Reading: Isaiah 53:4-12
Psalm 91:9-16

Second Reading: Hebrews 5:1-10
*Gospel Acclamation:
Alleluia” p. 124


* Gospel: Mark 10:35-45
Children’s Message
Morning Message: Pastor Gerald
“Let Us Ever Walk….”




* Hymn:

Hymn 802

Apostles’ Creed

p. 105

* The Prayers


MEAL


Presentation of the Gifts


Offering
Anthem
“Lord, Whose Love..”
* Offertory:

Hymn 712 (1&3)

* Prayer
C: Savior of the nations, come. Make your home here in us. Feed us with your love, that our faith shine ever new and our lives reveal your light. Amen








Distribution, “Lamb of God” (p. 135)

*Great Thanksgiving

p. 129

*Holy

p. 130

* Words of Institution


* Lord’s Prayer

p. 134


Anthem, Hymn 787
* Blessing
* Post-Communion Prayer
P: God for whom we wait, you come to us in the broken bread and the cup we share. Make us ready always to welcome Christ into our hearts, and send us forth to be your people in the world, announcing your coming among us in Jesus Christ our Lord. C: Amen

SENDING

* Blessing
P: May Christ, the Sun of righteousness, shine upon you and scatter the darkness from before your path. Almighty God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever. C: Amen

“To Be Your Presence”

* Hymn:

Hymn 546

Postlude



Alternate Worship Texts from Sundays and Seasons, copyright © 2016 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: Lorraine Grondahl, Lenhart Mindt, Vicki Amon, Ruth Moe, Kari Schoenwald, Emily Dennis, Bobbi Wendt (Colleen Hodenfield’s sister), Arlin Pedersen, Kevin Seehafer, Gabe Overvold, Jeff Price, Wally Berning, Lincoln Rasmusson, Family of Mary Bovee, Family of Ana Jo Nelson, Family of Patricia Lehner. All Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Radiologists, & Hospital Employees.

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 Domestic Violence Crisis Center. Use the global mission envelope in your offering box to support this cause.
DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS are available in the narthex for October, November, December.
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 4:00pm 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.

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 Jeanie Meiers and Jessie Casey
Altar (8:30) Don & Joyce Anderson
Ushers (8:30) Larry & Sharyl Roth, Teresa Erie,
Brian Mathson
(10:30) Merle & Donna Lee
Greeters (8:30) Tessa Nesheim
(10:30) Cyndee Beutler
Lector (8:30)
(10:30) John Nilsen
Communion Assistants (8:30) Judy Mathson
(10:30) Claire Larson, Kathryn Swanson
Altar (9:30) Sharon Guderjahn
(11:30) Claire Larson
Coffee Hour Treats BLCW
Altar Guild Joyce Anderson, Phyllis Hanson


ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF OCt 21st:

TODAY 8:30am Worship
9:30am Fellowship/Pastor
Appreciation
9:30am Friends Thru Faith
10:30am Worship
WED 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 7:30pm Sanctuary Choir
7:30pm LYO Chat’n Chew with
Krista Mathistad
THURS 9:00am Coffee with the Boys-Bethany
10:30am Soup Kitchen
7:00pm Servant Ministries
SAT 7:15am Bfast with the Boys-Bethany
4:00pm Wedding-Robert Anderson &
Kristin Congreve
SUN 8:30am Worship 9:30am Fellowship 9:30am Bible Study for Dummies
10:30am Worship



Need some help with Medicare Part D?
This year, we are offering assistance to our Bethany members for finding options for your 2019 Medicare Prescription Plans. Open enrollment begins October 15th. Please call Patti in the church office (838-5196) to schedule an appt time for evaluation of meds & drug plans as only certain hours will be available!




Fair Trade, Fair Chance:
Local & Global Craft Sale!
Saturday, Oct 27
th, 2018
9am-12pm
Bread of Life Lutheran Church
Benefiting women’s craft cooperatives around the world, local artisans who will be selling their work, and Bread of Life Sunday School new tables and chairs.
A light brunch of caramel rolls and fair-trade coffee will also be served.



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DO U AMAZON???

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2018 Offering Update!
Actual Jan-Oct 19 $317,495
Anticipated Jan-Oct 19 $327,480
Negative Difference for year to date ($9,985)
The Church Council is asking you to please consider online giving. Forms are available in the Narthex & if you have questions, call the office. Thank you for your support!


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Pastor Appreciation
Today October 21, 2018
at 9:30am.
You are welcome to bring cards!



YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED
by the Joseph’s Auxiliary to the
“23rd Annual Victorian Tea”
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Victorian Tea 10 -2
Edgewood Vista Bistro
Tea Admission: $8



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If your phone number, address or e-mail has changed

please let the office know! Thank you!



Deering Church will be having their Annual Church Women’s Supper and Bazaar,
on Oct 27
th from 5:00pm – 7:30 pm.

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Darrel, Stefanie & Violet Stalheim
530 6
th St NE
Minot ND 58703
Darrel 503-428-7308
Stefanie 701-340-7905

Shelby & Marcheta Holmly
1500 Valley Bluffs Dr SE
Minot ND 58701
701-838-9120

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LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF— The Lutheran World Relief projects and quilts, were shipped Oct 18. I know why Wed. night worship is called WOW. WOW! Did they work assembling 239 school kits and packing them all into boxes. There were another 39 kits brought in for a shipping total of 278. Thank you all for your help. Special thanks to Betty Frantsvog for sewing all the bags and to Lianne Anderson for helping Wed night with the packing, and to Boyd and his helpers for taking all the boxes to Midwest Motor Express for shipping. Thanks, too, to all who put cords in the bags. Working together gets lots accomplished! 205 Baby Care Kits were also shipped plus 31 quilts.


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Flowers at the Altar are in Memory of Marie Hagen Bourquin from the Bourquin and Holmly Families!