215 3rd Ave SE, MINOT, ND, 58701
Pastors: Janet Hernes Mathistad & Gerald Roise
Organist: Deacon Kari Files, Pastor Intern David Myers

th Sunday after Pentecost
July 14, 2019


* Standing, for those who are able

Special Music:
Donna Randash
Welcome & Announcements


* Confession and Forgiveness
Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, who forgives all our sin, whose mercy endures forever. C: Amen
P: Seeking reconciliation with God and neighbor, let us remember the gift of baptism and confess our sin.
Silence is kept for reflection.
God of mercy,
C: we confess that we have sinned against you, against one another, and against the earth entrusted to our care. We are worried and distracted by many things, and we fail to love you above all else. We store up treasures for ourselves and turn away from our neighbors in need. Forgive us, that we may live in the freedom of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
When we were laid low by sin and guilt, God made us alive together with Christ, forgiving us all our trespasses by taking our sins to the cross. For his sake + , God forgives you all your sins. You are set free. Rejoice in this good news. C: Amen
*Hymn: “Gather Us In” Hymn 532 (1-3)
“We Praise You, O God” Hymn 870 (1,3)
*Prayer of the Day
O Lord God, your mercy delights us, and the world longs for your loving care. Hear the cries of everyone in need, and turn our hearts to love our neighbors with the love of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


First Reading: Deuteronomy 30:9-14
Psalm 25:1-10
Second Lesson: Colossians 1:1-14

* Gospel: Luke 10:25-37
Pastor Janet
“When the Poor Ones”
Hymn 725 (1,2,4)

*Apostles’ Creed

p. 105

* The Prayers

* Peace


Presentation of the Gifts

Special Music
Offertory: “Come, Let Us Eat”

Hymn 491 (1-2)

* Prayer
Blessed are you, O God C: for the greening earth given for all, for the talents we are given to share, and for this bread and wine. Transform us to be the body of Christ, that, feasting on this food and drink, our lives may reflect your generosity; through Christ our Lord. Amen


* Words of Institution
* Lord’s Prayer

Special Music, Hymn 474
* Blessing
* Post-Communion Prayer
O God, in this holy communion you have welcomed us into your presence, nourished us with words of mercy, and fed us at your table. Amid the cares of this life, strengthen us to love you with all our heart, serve our neighbors with a willing spirit, and honor the earth you have made, through Christ our Lord. C: Amen


* Benediction
Live your lives in Christ, rooted and built up in him, and abound in thanksgiving; and the blessing of the holy Trinity, one God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you forever. C: Amen

“Oh, for a Thousand Tongues”

* Hymn: Hymn 886 (1-4)
Alternate Worship Texts from Sundays and Seasons, copyright © 2018 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, Janice Klimpel, Joanne Markle, Noran Olson, Jeff Price, Terry Price, Ashley Otto, Carmen Bowden, Janet Preskey, Rhonda Willenbring, Ruth Hovland, Ike Syverson, Marilynn Reimann, Scott Vigestad, Family of Brad Lommen, Ivan Guerrero and Family. Trinity: Kenneth Clark
Day Care Providers, Cleaners, Sales Associates

DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS are available in the narthex for July, August, September.

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 Lutheran Social Services. Please use the global mission envelope in your offering box to support this cause.
Bethany’s website:

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!
Blood Pressure Checks will be done the 3rd 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

Faithful Christians – Expressing Thanks
Coordinator Debbie Lee
Altar (8:30)
Ushers (9:00) Boyd Hanson, Larry & Sharyl Roth
Greeters (9:00) Phyllis Hanson
Lector (9:00) Cheryl Nilsen
Communion Assistants (9:00) John & Cheryl Nilsen,
David Alvin
Coffee Hour Treats Panera
Altar Guild Pat Julson, Lolly Rostad


Health Care Kits will be packed after church on Sunday July 21. Please stay and help if you can!

Finance Update:

As of June 30th, Bethany still has not repaid the $10,000 which was borrowed earlier this year for the general fund to cover operating costs. Pledges thru June 30th, we anticipated $208,884 with the annual budget that was approved. We have received $200,940. That is currently a difference of (-$7,944). With the slower summer months ahead of us, we are encouraging the online giving (forms in Narthex or office) or downloading the app on your smartphone of Give Plus Mobile. Give Plus Mobile is affiliated with the Vanco online giving that we currently have—just a mobile app for your phone. With Give Plus Mobile, once an account is created, you can make donations to Bethany Lutheran Church immediately or set up recurring donations. QR Code coming soon. Bethany thanks you all for your support.


TODAY 9:00am Worship
10:00am Fellowship
10:00am Sunday Morning Circle
TUES 7:00pm Hostfest Meeting
WED 9:30am Staff Meeting
6:45pm Chapel Worship
THURS 7:00am Breakfast boys at Bethany
SUN 9:00am Worship
10:00am Fellowship
10:00am Pack Health Care Kits

Sunday Morning Circle will meet
July 14, 2019


Please put magazines for train station in the new baskets under the pew by the elevator. No magazines over 6 months old and no catalogs!


The Breakfast Boys are continuing to fundraise for new carpet in the church. Monitor the progress on the thermometer in the Narthex! Currently $5,100.00 of the $10,000.00 needed has been raised. All of your support is greatly appreciated!


Worship in the park
August 11
th at 10:00am
Potluck lunch to follow!


“Fishing in Faith”
Retreat being planned for August

The Annual “Fishing in Faith” weekend is being planned at Camp of the Cross on Lake Sakakawea, August 2, 3, 4. Please mark the dates for a fun weekend of fishing, great eating and faith fellowship, headquartering out of Camp of the Cross at Garrison.
Rooms are available at the camp for Friday and Saturday evening with meals planned for Friday, Saturday and Sunday noon. Friday evening events begin at 7:00 pm followed with a campfire music and story-telling to follow. Registration has begun
and ends Friday, July 26th. To register please go online @ or contact the church office for forms.

**Please let the office know if you would be willing to receive Newsletter via e-mail to reduce paper costs!** AND also if your address/phone number has changed!


If you Amazon, PLEASE consider using
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:


Metigoshe Quilt Auction raised $50,452.
The totals for Bethany were: Quilts $970.00 and Silent Auction $86.00. Thank you to all who contributed items, and thank you to Jan Hinzpeter for the machine quilting.