December 15, 2019 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Sunday Food Bank Sunday
Dec 15 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Sunday School Christmas Program with Holy Communion
  4:00 pm Preschool Christmas Program
Dec 16 9:00 am Epistle Items Due
  10:30 am Preschool Chapel
  7:00 pm  Building Committee
Dec 17 10:30 am Preschool Chapel
  10:45 am Preschool Chapel
  1:00 pm Preschool Chapel
Dec 18 4:30 pm Midweek Classes
  6:00 pm Advent meal by Evangelism–Camp Okoboji Fundraiser
  7:00 pm Advent III Service 
Dec 19 6:30 pm Bell Choir
  7:40 pm Praise Team Practice
Dec 20    
Dec 21    
Dec 22 10:00 am Service of the Word 
    NO Coffee Fellowship or Education Hour


Today, December 15th is Bethesda Food Pantry Sunday. Monetary donations allow the Food Pantry to buy what is needed at a reduced cost.

 January Epistle items are due Monday, December 16th by 9 am.

 Advent Services continue this week. Join us Wed., Dec 18th at 7:00 p.m. for our last Advent service. Supper before the service begins at 5:45 p.m.

 Plan to attend the Advent meal on Dec. 18th. The Board of Evangelism will be serving a Hickory Park meal with proceeds going for the renovation of “Ephraim” cabin at Camp Okoboji. These cabins are in great need of being updated. Please make checks payable to “Camp Okoboji– Ephraim Renovation”. Thank you.

 Remember ~ Only one worship service on December 22 and 29 at 10:00 a.m.

2020 Offering Envelopes are in the narthex. Thank you for picking them up promptly.

 The 2020 flower chart is up on the bulletin board. We would love to have some of the January spots filled to start the new year off with beautiful flowers for the altar.

Looking for a way to serve? We need people to serve Sunday morning coffee at 9:45 am for Jan. The sheet is posted on the bulletin board.

 Everyone is invited to come to the fellowship hall before education hour for coffee. Two Sundays a month (the Sundays there are no communion) there are coffee and treats and a free-will offering is taken for a special need.

Silent Auction Items Needed. The NYG 2022 youth are having a silent auction during trivia night on January 11. We are looking for items to have available for participants to bid on. If you are a crafter/artist or have something of interest you’d like to donate, please contact Carla Murphy or Thomas Wilson. Deadline is Jan. 2, 2020. 

ATTENTION PARENTS: Starting Wednesday, January 8th Midweek will start at 5:00 pm and end at 6:00 pm. This change will last the remainder of the school year.

Our 3rd annual trivia night is coming soon (January 11th). It’s time to form your teams and pick a team captain. Team captains can sign up at the table in the back, where they will receive their instructions and share the important details with their teams.  If you would like to play, but don’t have a team, you can put your name on the waiting list. If you have a team but need some more players to fill your table of 8, you can check the waiting list for available players.  Please note this does not guarantee placement.  Proceeds benefit the National Youth Gathering in 2022. Contact Matt & Janelle Wegner or Jeff and DeAnn Barnes with any questions.

The Book to Know group will meet Jan.16th, 7:00 pm, at Adele Knop’s home to discuss “Angels Walking” by Karen Kingsbury. Everyone is invited to read this book and join us for the discussion.