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

th Sunday after Pentecost

25

November 11, 2018
* Standing, for those who are able
Anthem: Chapel/Carol Choirs (8:30), Sanctuary Choir (10:30)
Welcome & Announcements/Litany for Veterans
* Confession and Forgiveness (on the screen)
GATHERING
Hymn: “Faith of Our Fathers”

* Hymn 812
*Greeting


: “Great Is Thy……”


*Kyriep. 157
*Hymn of Praisep. 733
* Prayer of the Day
O God, you show forth your almighty power chiefly by reaching out to us in mercy. Grant us the fullness of your grace, strengthen our trust in your promises, and bring all the world to share in the treasures that come through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen
WORD
First Reading: 1 Kings 17:8-16
Psalm 146
Second Reading: Hebrews 9:24-28
*Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia” p. 124

* Gospel: Mark 12:38-44
CHILDREN’S Message
Morning Message:
Pastor Gerald
“O Master, Let Me Walk…”




* Hymn: Hymn 818
Apostles’ Creedp. 105
* The Prayers
P: Lord of life,
C: Thank you for the gift of creation; make us worthy stewards of all that you have created. Thank you for the gift of your love and the love of others; make us worthy stewards of such love. Thank you for life and its blessings; make us worthy stewards in our lives and of our blessings.
P: Most Gracious God,
C: We thank and praise you for all the blessings you have bestowed. Let our lives reflect your love; let our actions reflect that we are yours; let our words speak your love to others. We commit in this time and place, as individuals and as a community, to being generous, joyful, and accountable stewards of all that you have given us. For truly, yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever and ever. Amen
A Time of Commitment
Please complete your Estimate of Giving Cards. Bring them forward, together with your offerings, when you come to the Lord’s Table. Place them in the basket on the stand in the center aisle.
Special Music
P: Dear God, accept these gifts and offerings that come from our hearts. We commit them to you and ask that you would multiply them, as only you can, for the sake of your kingdom. In Jesus’ name, we pray. C: Amen
MEAL

“Blessed Assurance”
* Offertory: Hymn 638 (1,3)
* Prayer
P: Creator God, C: you made everything, and you provide for every need. The bread we break and the wine we pour come from you. As we eat and drink with thanksgiving, fills us with your love; let that love flow through us to others; and join us to the saints before us in a holy and boundless communion; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen







Distribution, “Lamb of God” (p. 174)

*Great Thanksgivingp. 172
*Holyp. 173
* Words of Institution
* Lord’s Prayerp. 134

Anthem, Hymn 697
* Blessing
* Post-Communion Prayer
P: Sovereign God, in this meal you give us a foretaste of the great feast to come. Keep us faithful to you, that we, with all your saints, may at length celebrate the marriage feast of the Lamb, Jesus Christ our Lord. C: Amen
SENDING
* Benediction
P: The love of God surround you; the grace of Christ release you; and the Holy Spirit be your guide and strength. Almighty God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.
C: Amen
Mine Eyes Have Seen….”

* Hymn: Hymn 890
* Peace

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: 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, Marlene Pankow, Nancy Hirzel, Doug Guss, Michelle Schoenwald, Janice Klimpel, Family of Christopher Lucero. Genhard Holen, Kelly Jo Weaver. All men and women serving in the military

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 World Hunger. 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

2018 Offering Update!
Actual Jan-Oct $332,339
Anticipated Jan-Oct $340,667
Negative Difference for year to date ($8,328)
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!

Faithful Christians – Expressing Thanks
Coordinator Brenda Cook, Allen Hirzel, Jay Jenkins
Altar (8:30)
Ushers (8:30) Roger Larson, Bruce Grover, Larry Walter
(10:30) Duane Olson, Genhard Holen
Greeters (8:30) Dianne Walter
(10:30) Jane Grunewald
Lector (8:30)
(10:30) Ariel Hirzel
Communion Assistants (8:30) David Alvin
(10:30) Sue Taft, Ardis Johnson, Shirley Frost
Altar (9:30)
(11:30)
Coffee Hour Treats Cake
Altar Guild Judy Anderson, Kathryn Swanson


THE 30TH Annual Lutefisk Dinner will be held Saturday, December 1st from 11am to 6pm. Your help is needed and appreciated. Please contact a committee member to offer your assistance. The members are:
LuAnn Roise…….…Kitchen 839-4306
Tammy Wolf.............Publicity 852-5428
Betty Frantsvog.........Financials 838-5863
Tim Lindsey..............Fish Chef 839-8434
Betty Lindsey………Take Out Orders 839-8434
Phyllis Hanson..........Take Our Orders 852-6996
Crystal Schlag……...Servers 852-8041
Jane Grunenwald…...Baking 838-1002
Jessie Casey………...Ordering 833-3453
Larry Walter 720-1981

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We will be rolling Lefse on Tuesday November 13th at 8:00am. All are welcome to come and help! Please call LuAnn 839-4306
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF Nov 11th:

TODAY 8:30am Worship
9:30am Fellowship
9:30am Bible Study for Dummies
10:30am Worship
TUE 8:00am Rolling Lefse
2:00pm Ruth Bible Study
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 7:30pm Sanctuary Choir
7:30pm Council Meeting
7:30pm LYO Bible Study-
Prayer Beads
THURS 9:00am Coffee with the Boys-Bethany
SAT 7:15am Bfast with the Boys-Bethany
9:30am Ministry of Care Baking
SUN 8:30am Worship 9:30am Fellowship 9:30am Friends Thru Faith
10:30am Worship 5:00-7:00pm LCM Chili Feed at
Christ Lutheran Church



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!


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DO U AMAZON???
If you Amazon, PLEASE consider using amazon.smile.com This is a secure website that is a part of Amazon but donates 0.5% of your purchase back to Bethany Lutheran Church. The link is on our Bethany Facebook page or enter the link:
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-0248857


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If your phone number, address or e-mail has changed
please let the office know! Thank you!


This Sunday, Nov. 11, is Stewardship Sunday.  You will have the opportunity to fill out your “Estimate of Giving” cards for 2019.  This is very helpful to our church council as they begin the budget planning process for this coming year.  As always, we welcome any of you to consider our automated giving plan.  This allows your monthly contributions to be drawn directly from a savings or checking account, and saves you the trouble of remembering to write out a check.  Check with the church office for information on how to sign up for this.

Bethany’s Thank Offering Sunday is November 18th. This service is an opportunity for women to celebrate and continue their commitment to the ministries of the BLCW. The women will also be serving between the services!!

The Brass Band of Minot presents:
"A Centennial Armistice Concert"
A World War One retrospective featuring music that was popular at the time and patriotic favorites.
Sunday, November 11th, 2018, 4:00 pm Ann Nicole Nelson Auditorium, Minot State University.

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The women will be selling Christmas cards, along with other cards today
at 9:30am and 11:30am.

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Bake Sale: It’s time to make plans to participate in the bake sale that’s held in conjunction with the Lutefisk Dinner on December 1st. Anything that you bake and bring is appreciated. Please bring your baked items either on Friday Nov 30th or Saturday morning Dec 1st.



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Sewing with be this Wednesday, November 14 at 9:00am

The Ministry of Care Committee is baking cookies for a Thanksgiving treat for the prisoners and staff at the Ward County Jail on Saturday, November 17, at 9:30 a.m. in the Church Basement. This is part of our mission to reach out to our neighbors and those in need in times of trouble. We welcome your help on the Nov. 17th. Will you call Mary at 701-720-1454 if you can help? We are still working on getting numbers and other information on this Prison Ministry. We always appreciate your help and prayers.

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Honoring our Veterans
Rodney Arnold James Morken
Wally Berning Dave Myers
LeRoy Beyl Cliff Nelson
Jessie Casey Bill Niemann
Sidney Coffin Larry Roth
Ken Clark Larry Schoenwald
Robert Fix Rodney Selfors
Bruce Grover Myron Seney
Charlie Hebor Doug Stevick
Jerry Hoiland Ken Stroklund
Bill Jensen Ike Syverson
Ryan Lester Duane Tollefson
Lenhart Mindt Dennis Wright
Curtis Moen
We would like to thank all of our Veterans who are listed and not listed here. If you are a veteran please let us know so we can add you to our list! Thank you!