Announcements for 3-12 May 2013
NEW MEMBER CLASS: our New Member class for anyone interested in joining the Bethel family of faith has begun! Feel free to join us during the 9:15 Sunday School hour. Please indicate your desire in membership by signing the tear off portion on the last page of the Bethel Banner (announcements) and place it in the offering plate.
PIKES PEAK FLUTE CHOIR CONCERT—Join us on Sunday, May 5th, at 3:00pm in the Bethel Sanctuary for a concert performed by The Pikes Peak Flute Choir in collaboration with the First Congregational Flute Choir and the Pikes Peak Community College Flute Choir.
PARENT/YOUTH MEETING—An initial meeting for youth and parents interested in casting a vision for the future of Bethel’s Youth Program will be held on Sunday, May 5th during the 9:15am Sunday School hour, in the Christ Center. We’d like to solicit input and share ideas for how to best move forward with the program. Your input is welcomed and desired as we seek to build on what has been established in the areas of youth and family ministry.
Have A HEART – BUY A NET
1 million people die each year from malaria, but they don’t have to – and you can help. We can help! A $10 donation will cover the cost of a treated malaria net, education on how to properly use the net, medical treatment, and shipping of the net to people living in poverty. It will also prevent a mosquito from spreading malaria. Please consider buying a net pin or bracelet during the weekend of May 4 and 5. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Lutheran Malaria Initiative to support its three-fold mission of Education, Prevention, and Treatment. For more information, please see the display or contact Joan Skoog, Dodie Thompson, or Julie Spilker.
BIBLE READING & DISCUSSION— “The Parable” Luke 15-16, at the East Library, Conference Room #1, NW corner of Union & Montebello. Wednesday May 8, 2013 1:00-3:00pm. Please join us—all are welcome, including children. Please bring something quiet for them to do. Light refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions, please call Stephany Green, Church Growth Committee, at 651-2325.
THE LADIES' TEA will be on Saturday, May 11. The doors will open at 12:30 pm with the Tea beginning at 1:00 pm and ending about 3:00 pm. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $6.00 for children under 12. There are still some tickets available (to a maximum of 80 total tickets). If you have questions, please contact Sarah Wulfsberg at email@example.com or 594-4929.
Free! Air Force Academy Concert at Pikes Peak Center. May 14 at 7:30pm. Call Judi Taylor at 573-4595 to find out the date when the free tickets will be given out.
DINING OUT GROUP—Join us Friday, May 17th at Amanda’s Fonda Restaurant located at 8050 N. Academy Blvd. We’ll meet at the restaurant at 6:30pm. Please sign up using the tear-off slip at the end of these announcements. Questions can be directed to Alice Hamilton at 596-8891.
HOLD THE DATE! RIDE-EM-COWBOY – the annual Hoe Down is heading back to Bethel. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 1st and Cowboy Dave will be selling the tickets at every church service starting May 8th. Ya’ll dust off those cowboy hats, sharpen the spurs, saddle up the horses, and ride on into the Hoe Down. It will be a GREAT night with Preacher John and Greg delivering a cowboy size sermon at 4PM with our very own Spit-Tunes singing up a hee-haw sing-along. Country food, entertainment for the kids, and line dancing for all - to follow the church’n’!!! Giddy-up and hold the date now!!!!
Come one, come all to VBS! June 3-7 for ages 3 through 5th grade. The cost is $10 per child, with a maximum of $25 per family. Contact Amy Pahlen for more information, to register, or volunteer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lutherans at the Sky Sox—Save the date: 10th Annual Lutherans at the Sky Sox Social Event, July 13, 2013. Gates open at 5:00pm, buffet is served from 5-7pm and the baseball game starts at 6:05pm. $15 covers buffet, parking and the game. Come join all the Lutherans in town at the Sky Sox Picnic Terrace at the Security Service Field.
Bethel Travel Opportunity: The next trip will take place September 23 to October 3, 2013. We are traveling to Germany and many of the sites and places of Martin Luther, also including Berlin, Munich and Prague in the Czech Republic. Color brochures and a sign up sheet are available by the front window in the narthex entryway. If you have any questions, please speak with Pastor John. The deadline to register is June 9th.
TRASH TO TREASURE SALE—We will not be doing the church garage sale this year, so if you’ve been saving items for it, please consider donating them to The Salvation Army, ARC, DAV, Goodwill, etc…
CHURCH DIRECTORIES—Updated church directories are now available! Stop in at the church office to get a copy.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT ALIVE!
CONTINUES EACH WEEK THROUGH May 22nd
Health Class—Daryl Skoog and friends will lead a brand new class on Our Health and Nutrition, the stewardship of our bodies. Join us at 6:30pm each Wednesday as we meet through May 22nd.
Love & Logic Parenting Class—We are offering Love & Logic parenting this spring. It is an amazing class for parents with children of any age. The final class will meet this Wednesday, May 8th from 6:30-8:00. Nursery care is provided. Please contact Tonya Lewis to sign up at 719-371-0560.
Exodus Class—Pastor Greg will lead this study and discussion of the main themes of Exodus and the seven ways Jesus is seen in Exodus.
Beginning Baking Class—Marianna Lewis will lead a baking class for ages 12-99. The cost is $25/person. Class meets from 6:30-8:00pm. Contact Marianna at email@example.com with questions.
Please indicate interest in any of these classes by using the tear-off slip at the end of the announcements and placing it in the offering plate.
Join us for Wednesday Night Alive! Dinner
Dinner service begins at 5:30pm and is served until 6:15.
The cost for dinner is $6 per adult and kids eat free (cost for the whole family not to exceed $12.
On May 8th, join us for cream of broccoli soup & grilled panini sandwiches. There will also be veggie paninis. Ice cream sundae bar for dessert!
PK Petitmermet is collecting cancelled stamps for the military. All money from the cancelled stamps will be use for the organization "Sew Much Comfort" which provides adaptive clothing, at no cost, to support the unique needs of disabled vets. They provide properly fitting clothing to add a measure of dignity and comfort for all branches of the military to recover. Please trim around the stamp so there is 1/4 inch of paper around the stamp. It is possible to still use the stamp, if there is less than 1/4 inch, as long as the scalloped edge is undamaged. Put any stamps you want to donate in the box labeled "Sew Much Comfort" which is on the ledge under Bethel's mailboxes. Thank you for your caring!
COFFEE DONATIONS NEEDED—We are in need of coffee for the downstairs kitchen. Donated cans of coffee can be left on the counter in the downstairs kitchen and are greatly appreciated.
CLASSES / GROUPS
Adult Sunday School Class—meets in the Faith Forum at 9:15am.
- · May 5—Part 3 of our study on Mormonism will feature a Mormon speaker (friend of Larry Stanley’s).
- · May 12—Part 4, open discussion of Mormonism and Islam.
- · May 19—Bob Curtis will speak on Navigating the Road Ahead: Achieving Your Retirement Goals.
“MOM’S TALK”—Ever want to talk to other moms? Grab a cup of coffee or tea & join us in the New Creation room (off the Faith Forum). We will meet on Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour, 9:15-10:15.
UP & ADAM, MEN’S BIBLE STUDY—Meets Wednesdays 6:30-7:30am. All men are invited. See Dick Gorell for details.
WEST (Women Earnestly Seeking Truth) Bible study meets weekly on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. New members welcome. We’ve begun a new study on Matthew. Contact Kathy LaBree, firstname.lastname@example.org, 598-4244 .
The WEB (Women Exploring the Bible) Bible study is working on a new study of Cynthia Heald's book Becoming a Woman of Simplicity. We meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 9-11 am. Childcare is available! For more information please contact Karen Scharp at 282-3931 or email@example.com.
RUTH BIBLE STUDY meets the 2nd of 4th Tuesday of the month from 9:30-11:00 (social time before). Our new book is - 30 Principles of Life by Dr. Charles Stanley. Contact Pam Warner (649-6536) for info. New members are always welcome.
THE COMFORT MAKERS—We meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Christ Center at 9:00am. Anyone interested in joining us is always welcome. The quilts are sent to Lutheran World Relief. We welcome donations of cotton fabrics, and full, queen and king size sheets. We hope to see you on May 7th. If you have any questions, please call Sara Pavell @ 719-637-7625.
BETHEL BOOK REVIEW GROUP—For May, we’ll read Radical Survivor by Dr. Nancy Saltzman. Dr. Saltzman is a friend of Joan Skoog and we are excited that she will be giving us a review of the book at our May meeting. We’ll meet at 1:00pm on Thursday, May 16th. Our book for June will be Malakai by Allan Brennart and in July we’ll read Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden. We’ll wind up our Summer reading with Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill, in August. If you are unable to join our meetings, we highly recommend these books for reading on your own.
HELP NEEDED: Would you be willing to help repair a home for someone who cannot do it on their own? Thrivent is now sponsoring Thrivent Builds: Repairs, for homes that may need a bit of fixing up on the outside. We have been awarded the opportunity to do one home on Saturday, May 11. The house is located at 4930 Eldon Dr. North. We will need 8 volunteer workers per shift. The plan is that we will be replacing the siding on the back of the house and replacing the sliding glass door there. Then we will take down the front and replace that siding. Overhead door Company will be doing the garage door. This is an opportunity to rehab a house for some folks that could otherwise not have done the work on their own.
Would you be willing to help? The money is provided by Thrivent so what we need are helping hands and prayers for the project. If I get at least 8 who respond, we can do a Bethel shift or if only a few can work, we can join with another congregation. To work our own shift, we need at 8 workers. The shifts will run from 8:30am until noon and then 1pm until 4:30pm. Lunch will be served. Please respond to Joan Skoog at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help and what shift works best.
BOOKS NEEDED: Mercy’s Gate, our local agency that helps our neighbors in need, is in need of Christian Children’s books (in good condition). They have a bookcase in which our neighbors can choose reading materials for free. They can also use Bibles, fiction and non-fiction Christian materials and study guides, but they are particularly short on books for children.
FOR THE FOOD PANTRY: The most urgent need is canned fruit as they are almost completely out. Also needed is toothpaste, laundry detergent, deodorant, coffee, tea, sugar and macaroni and cheese. All these items can be brought to the church and placed in the wooden box to the left of the entry doors. Thank you so much for supporting this ministry.
Ongoing Pantry Needs—Bagged beans (pinto, lima, etc.), Ramen, rice, spaghetti sauce, tomato products, tuna, peanut butter, cereal, crackers, Jell-O, pasta, canned vegetables and Rice-a-Roni. Also, we are in need of boxes of tissues. Our neighbors are dealing with much stress when they meet with our volunteer intakes and tears are often a part of the process while getting assistance.
Fresh Foods—Fresh vegetables, fruits and dairy products: eggs, cheese and butter are gratefully accepted.
(folks in their years of wisdom, not high school)
- May 10th—Potluck Lunch. 12 noon in the Christ Center. Tom Vien will speak on final preparations.
- May 24th—Pueblo Riverboat Ride, Lunch, and Hero’s Museum.
- May 23—Walkie Talkie
KFC (Kids & Families for Christ)—Join us on May 19th for the KFC Bingo event! It will be in the Christ Center from 12-2 pm. The event is free and lunch will be provided. All kids and families are welcome to attend.
Attention Graduates: Saturday & Sunday May 18 & 19 we will be celebrating our graduates. This includes high school graduates, college graduates and beyond. If you have a graduation you are celebrating, please give the following information to Lisa in the office (email@example.com) via email. We need this information no later than May 8. We will celebrate the graduates at each service that weekend and we’ll have a breakfast reception for graduates and their families in the Christ Center starting at 9:15am on Sunday, May 19th.
- · A current picture (and a baby picture for high school graduates). It’s easier if these are digital and emailed, but we can scan in copies (they won't look quite as nice)
- · Information on where you are graduating from with any special information.
- · What you are going to do or where you are going next (if applicable).
- · Let us know what service you plan on attending that weekend (if you are able).
ATTENTION: High School and Middle School Youth, this Sunday May 5th we will be hosting a joint youth group with Black Forest Lutheran Church. There will be food, devotions, games and more. Please join us at our normal ATTIC time 6:30 pm in the Christ Center. Hope to see you all there….and bring a friend. It’s going to be a lot of FUN.
Youth Services on Saturday 5:30pm and Sunday 8:00am and 10:30am on June 8-9th. This will be lead by the youth, please come and participate with us. We will be doing some planning during our normal ATTIC time on Sunday evenings between now and then. ALSO WE WILL BE HOSTING AN ALL CHURCH BBQ AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL after the 10:30 service on June 9th. ALL members and friends and family are welcome to join. This is a free lunch. The youth want to say THANK YOU to the members at Bethel Lutheran Church for all the love and support you have shown us.
ATTIC will not stop for the summer…. No, we will not be meeting every Sunday evening, but we have a lot of fun and exciting things planned. Please check the bulletin for updates.
If you have any questions regarding youth activities, please contact Danielle Hintgen 719-964-7201 or Brian Kelly 719-499-5205.
WE THANK ALL WHO WILL BE ASSISTING US IN OUR WORSHIP THIS WEEKEND!
- Organist / Pianist: Karen McIntosh / Tracey Goettsch
- Choir Director: Paul Eckhoff
- Joyful Noise Director: Bonnie Carlson
- Jacob’s Ladder Coordinator: Craig Goettsch
- Worship Coordinators: 5:30—Stephany Rodvold; 8:00—Judi Taylor; 10:30—Bob Curnow
- Cantor: 5:30—n/a; 8:00—Lee Koeser
- Greeters: 8:00—Roger & Margaret Schutte; 10:30—Rick & Leanne Thompson
- Welcome Center: 9:00—Marie St. Gelais
- Readers: 5:30—Kathleen Granaas; 8:00—Larry Stanley; 10:30—Lisa Knapp
- Ushers: 5:30—Bob & Carol Simpson; 8:00—Tom Vien, Karen Hammerstrom, Bob & Marie Helton; 10:30—Bill & Cathy Guman, Bob & Margaret Curnow
- Acolyte: 5:30—TBD; 8:00—Kylie Brown; 10:30—Murphy Knapp, Braden Abbs
- Altar: 5:30—Kathleen Granaas; 8:00—Lynne Gorrell; 10:30—Cathy Guman
- Communion Assistants: 5:30—Kathleen & Kevin Granaas, Pat volker, Carol Nelson; 8:00—Cate Brewster, Joan Skoog, Larry & Mary Jane Stanley; 10:30—Danielle Hintgen, Chrissie Tarcza, Ernie & Marie St. Gelais, Kenny & Lisa Knapp
- Video: 5:30—Ruthann Witkop; 8:00—Miles Brown; 10:30—Alecia Brown
- Audio: 5:30—Chuck Bader; 8:00—Chuck Zarza; 10:30—Randy Reynolds
- Nursery: 8:00—Seth Hengel; 9:30—Seth Hengel; 10:30—Miranda Andrews
- Counters: Bonnie, Carey & Kimberly Bonnin, Daryl & Joan Skoog
- Flowers: Daryl & Joan Skoog
THE POWER OF PRAYER
Please remember the following people in your daily prayers:
Church Family Members—Quimby Santaniello, The Howes family, Josh Koeser, Pastor Greg, Larry Stanley, Julie Sigaty, The Tidwell family, Christopher Shiflet, The Bender family, The Magrino family, Judie Smith, Carlson Family, Costello family, Billy Guman, Christina Mauck, Joyce Anderson, Kenny Lewter, The Torgerson family, Larry Smith, Liz Liston, the Rodvold family, the Carter family, the Petitmermet family, Debbie Ogurek, Cindy Kahle, Kiegan Estes, Mark Schroeder, Pearl Lund, John & Wanda Sitler, Bethel Congregation, Council, Pastors & Staff, and Stephen Ministers & their care receivers.
Bethel’s Military—Bennett Granaas, Ben Guthals, Derek Hepner, Philip Roehler, SGT. Stehman, Brandon Walker, Jeff St. Gelais, Brian Proenneke, David Holman, Dave & Antje Lund’s son-in-law; Jacob Schaelling, Troy French, William Lydic, Brian Marquardt, Einar Wulfsberg, Bryan Tice, Stephen Anderson, Scott Kastelic, Matthew Anderson, Steven Torgerson, Charles Zarza, Spencer Malona, Thom Thompson, Jeremy Sturges and the Leaders of this Country.
Extended Family & Friends—The Krall family; Gail Carter’s friend, Paula; Michael Wonder; Terran Tice, Ernie Petitmermet; Jessie Klumpers; Jeff, cousin of K & J Petersen; Sofia Estes; Bert Carlson, Angie Kagarise; John Lord; Fred Bennett; Jim Petitmermet; Freida Hagen; Pat Anderson’s neighbors, Sam & Niko; Kathy Tucker; Mike Slater’s mom; Maria Ahl; Gail Carter’s relative, Helen; Judie Smith’s sister, Diane; Barb, friend of Palmers and Petitmermets; Ron Sebben; Linda Taylor, friend of Ogureks; Joel Baker, great-grandson of Karen Hoefer’s friend; Marilyn Guthals; Luella Baumgart; Celeste Clark; Preston, grandson of Gianarellis neighbor; Alice Magrino’s dad; Pat Borths; Alan, friend of Karen Hoefer’s; Carol Nelson’s sister, Jean; Neysha, friend of Savoys; Greta & Candace Diede; Walter Thew; Bill Porter; George Wallinger; Mike Bruckner; Wyatt Petitmermet; Helen Rudl; Charis Carlson; Caroline, friend of the Helmreich’s; Joan Skoog’s sister, Diane; Darwin Lange; and our sister congregation in El Salvador, including college student, Marvin Enrique Melendez Portillo, and Compassion child; Betelhem, who is sponsored by our whole Bethel congregation.