BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH
215 3rd Ave SE, Minot, ND, 58703
Pastors: Janet Hernes Mathistad & Gerald Roise
Organist: Nadine Holmly
Third Sunday after Pentecost
Special Music: Karen Brunner Wright, Ariel Hirzel,
Welcome & Announcements
* 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: “To Be Your Presence” Hymn 546 (1,2,4)
*Kyrie Hymn 157
*Praise: “Now the Feast and Celebration” Hymn 167
*Prayer of the Day
All-powerful God, in Jesus Christ you turned death into life and defeat into victory. Increase our faith and trust in him, that we may triumph over all evil in the strength of the same Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen
First Reading: Genesis 3:8-15
Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
|* Gospel: Mark 3:20-35|
Sermon: Pastor Janet
|Hymn:“Our Father, By Whose Name”|
| *Apostles’ Creed|
* The Prayers
Presentation of the Gifts
|*Offertory: “Beloved, God’s Chosen”|
Hymn 648 (1-2)
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
* Words of Institution
* Lord’s Prayer
|Distribution, “Lamb of God” (Hymn 195)|
Special Music, Hymn 676
* 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
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
|* Hymn:“On Our Way Rejoicing”|
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 Mason Stehley, Dallas Johnson, Eloise Burckhard, Lynette Restemayer, Rhonda Willenbring, Robert Fix, Jeff Price, Arlin Pederson, Marlene Pankow, Darin Grondahl, KayCee Klimpel, Amy Towrey, Lenhart Mindt, Cade Mayo, Mike Pankow, Donna Erickson, Carol Holje, Tyler Schindler, Harry Rollman, Leon Turner, Dan Lindsey, Gloria Castleman and family, Roberta Fletcher and family, Family of Jerome Grondahl. All men and women serving in the military.
CAUSE OF THE MONTH: Our cause of the month is mission support for God’s Global Barnyard. Use 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
A Gift THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
Please join us for Apple Fritters on June 17th at 10:00am. We are having them in memory of
Faithful Christians – Expressing Thanks
Coordinator (9:00) Jeanie Meiers
Altar (8:30) David Myers
Ushers (9:00) Norman Jacobson, Bruce Grover, Claire Larson
Greeters (9:00) Nola Grover
Lector (9:00) David Alvin
Communion Assistants (9:00) Sharyl Roth, Debra Lee
Altar Guild Rosie Tollefson, Shirley Harmon
A Lost & Found Basket has been placed in the Narthex!
2018 Offering Update!
Actual Jan-May $159,770
Anticipated Jan-May $166,667
Negative Difference of ($6,897)
The Church Council is asking you to please consider online giving. Forms are available in the Narthex! Thank you!
will meet at Somerset Court in the Heritage Room on the second flood. Wednesday June 20th
Coffee and rolls will be served
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 10th:
TODAY 9:00am Worship
10:00am Fellowship/Hanson 60th Anniversary
TUES 2:00pm Ruth Bible Study
WED 9:30am Staff Meeting
1:15pm Maple View
7:30pm Council Meeting
THURS 7:00am Breakfast with the Boys
10:30am Soup Kitchen
FRI 6:30pm Summer Theater
SAT 4:30pm Wedding/Drew Scharmer & Kelsey Blotter
SUN 9:00am Worship
10:00am Fellowship/Apple Fritters
in memory of
Camp Metigoshe Day Camp is coming up June 25-29. Join the Metigoshe Staff for arts & crafts, games, music, daily Bible study, and service projects. Camp will be 9AM to 3PM Monday - Thursday. 9AM - 11:30AM Friday. Ice Cream Social Thursday Evening at 6:30PM and Closing Program at 7PM. The church will provide a snack, campers must bring their own sack lunch. Campers entering 1st-6th grade register in the office. For more information contact Ariel Hirzel at 701-578-5989.
Bethany Lutheran Church Day Camp will be held June 25-29. Join Ariel Hirzel for arts & crafts, games, music, and more! Camp will be 9AM - 11:30AM Monday - Friday. A snack will be provided by the church. Campers 3 years old - entering kindergarten register in the office. For more information contact Ariel Hirzel at 701-578-5989.
The BLCW Council will be tailgating at MSU Summer Theater on June 15th at 6:30 for the production of Sister Act. The meal will be provided, but each person will need to pay for his or her own ticket. Ticket prices are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $5.00 for anyone 18 Years and younger. If you are interested in attending, please see Debbie Lee or contact her at 340-1889. All are welcome! Thank you and hope to see you there! Currently, we have 30 tickets reserved at the Theater. Pay Debbie that evening.
If you ordered t-shirts from the LYO you can pick them up after June 7th. Thank you!
SUMMER office hours have started!
Mon-Fri 9 am-4pm
There are a few tickets left for the bus trip yet- Please contact the church office for information!
A special thank you to all the women who helped clean the kitchen! We had a great turn out and wonderful fellowship!
Foundation Food for Thought
Did you know?
Donations of Decaf Coffee are welcomed!
Boyd & Phyllis Hanson are celebrating 60 years of marriage today, June 10th. Please help them celebrate after worship!
Thursday June 14th, 2018
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Raising funds for medical expenses for Denee Kurpiel (Hoovers) second round of breast cancer.