June 29-30, 2019 - Announcements

Summer Fellowships: Join Bethel this summer on Sundays for Food & Fellowship each week after the 9:15 AM service beginning at approximately 10:30 AM. At this time, various groups at Bethel will sponsor/provide a food & fellowship time. The summer schedule for fellowship is as follows: June 30—All Church (congregants: bring something to share); July 7—Music Ministry; July 14—Mariana Lewis & Friends; July 21—Council; July 28—All Church (congregants: bring something to share); August 4—Youth Sponsored Cookout in the Christ Center; August 11—Stephen Ministry; August 18—All Church (congregants: bring something to share); August 25—Kidtricity Team.



Organists:  Pam Bakken-O’Neill & Linda Lahman

Jacob’s Ladder Coordinators:  Pastor Dan & Linda Lahman

Choir Director:  Pastor Dan & Linda Lahman

Counters:  Stuart Opp, Denise Knight-Drury, Randy & Karin Reynolds

Flowers:  Altar flowers are given this weekend by Larry & Mary Jane Stanley in celebration of their 50th Wedding Anniversary on June 21st.

Welcome Center: (Sunday, 8:45—9:15)—Sarah Wulfsberg


**If you are unable to serve, please contact the Worship Coordinator scheduled for your service.



L.I.F.E. (Living in Faith Everyday) Bible Study—Yes, this group is meeting this summer! They are taking a break on July 2 but will begin a new study on the 3rd Tuesday—July 16th at 7:00 PM. "Sermon on the Mount" by Jen Wilkin is a 9 session DVD/study with a workbook. This study looks at the Sermon on the Mount in its totality which is rich in Christ's teachings (Beatitudes, Lord's Prayer, and many parables). We welcome all women who want to grow in their faith and understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 PM. Any questions, please see Joan Skoog or Susi Hengel. 


Attention Parents & Youth: Another PEP Rally (Parents Group)/Youth Gathering event will take place at 11:00am on July 28 in the Christ Center. It’s a PEP Rally, Youth Meeting and Potluck! Please mark your calendar and plan to join us. After lunch together, parents will go to their ‘PEP Rally’ while the youth will have their youth group time. Contact Sedra Raz (sedra@bethellutheran.net) to RSVP for this special event!


World Class Event at Bethel: The Global Leadership Summit (GLS) will be simulcast live here to Bethel on August 8-9. This event is for anyone who wants to be a better leader of any kind. It features world class speakers in business, politics and ministry. The price for this event is $189 and anyone may register through www.bethellutheran.net to secure a seat (go to the bottom of Bethel’s home page and click the GLS link to register). If you would like to volunteer to help during GLS, please see page 7 and signup to receive more information.


NEW! The Bethel Blessings submission dates will be changed in July to help accommodate a staff vacation. The new deadline dates (when one should submit any changes or updates to the church office) are listed below. Please be sure to have your announcement updates or changes submitted to the church office

by 10:00 AM on the dates listed below.

Updated “Bethel Blessings” summer schedule:

June 30 & July 7 (submission deadline was June 26)

‘One-week’ update for July 14 only (submit updates/changes by 10am, July 10)

July 21 & 28 (submit updates/changes by 10am, July 17)

August 4 & 11 (submit updates/changes by 10am, July 31)

August 18 & 25 (submit updates/changes by 10am, Aug. 14)

September 1 & 8 (submit updates/changes by 10am, Aug. 28)


Lawn Mowing at Bethel: Bethel needs volunteers to help mow the lawn through the summer. There is a lawn mowing sign-up sheet on a clip board in the narthex. Please pick a date or two and sign up to help out as soon as you are able. Dale Kolseth or Daryl Skoog can provide instruction if you have not mowed at Bethel before. Thank you! Questions? Please contact Steve Helmreich.


Bethel’s Art Gallery: Please take a look at the newest images in Bethel’s Art Gallery. We know you’ll enjoy them! They include photographs from Israel by Margaret Curnow, paintings by Joy Brandvold, drawings by Carl Brandvold, and southwestern photographs by Inge Kelly. We are currently accepting images for the next show. If you are interested in having some of your work displayed in the Bethel Gallery, please contact Eric Wulfsberg. We are also looking for a new gallery director; if you would like to help with updating the Bethel Gallery images, contact Eric Wulfsberg for more details. 




Interest groups 


BOOK REVIEW GROUPThis group meets at Bethel on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00 PM. July’s book is “The Orphan Master’s Son” by Andrew Johnson. If you have questions about obtaining a book, please contact Evelyn Hjeldness.  Happy Reading!

BUNCO GROUPBunco meets the 2nd Friday of each month at 7:00 PM in Bethel’s Library. Join this group for fellowship, laughter & fun! Questions? Contact Becky Bruns.

THE COMFORT MAKERSThe Comfort Makers meet the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday each month at 9:00 AM in the Christ Center. Always welcome are quilters, assistants and anyone interested in joining us. When spring cleaning & finding extra sheets, please donate them to the Comfort Makers.  Any size is welcome! The quilts are sent to Lutheran World Relief annually. Questions?  Contact Gisela Petersen.


Connections GroupThis group is targeted to singles and couples in their 50’s and 60’s though is not exclusive. It is a fellowship and discussion group of mutual support, laughter, food and fun. For more information, please contact Pastor John Witkop at 719-570-9800.


DINING OUT GROUP— This group meets on a Monday night near the end of each month at a local restaurant. The July Dining Out will be at Arceo's Mexican Restaurant on Monday, July 22nd at 6:00 PM. The address is 4608 Rusina Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907; please contact Dave Bingham to RSVP your seat at the dinner. Contact Dave or Cheryl Bingham with questions.


GRIEFSHARE GROUP This group will start a new session in the fall beginning September 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the Abundant Life room at Bethel. The GriefShare group is opened to anyone and everyone, members of Bethel or non-members who are experiencing grief, whether it be family, friend or acquaintance. Do not go through the grief process alone, GriefShare is here. For more information or to see sessions that are occurring in the Colorado Springs area this summer visit www.griefshare.org.


MICROBREW CREW The Microbrew Crew meets two nights each month on the 1st Saturday and the 2nd Monday. On Saturday, July 6, we will be meeting at the Cerberus Brewing Company. The address is 702 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905. On Monday, July 8, the meeting will be at the Trails End Taproom at 6:00 PM. The address is 3103 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904. Contact Dave Bingham with questions or to get on this group’s emailing list.


STRETCH & STRENGTH FOR LADIESJoin Beth Nickodemus for an hour of Pilates, yoga inspired stretching, and isometrics This group meets each Thursday through August 1st in the Sanctuary from 1:00 - 2:00 PM (not meeting July 4). It’s beginner friendly and there is no charge. Questions? Contact Beth Nickodemus.  


VARIETY DANCE CLASSThis dance class includes Ballroom, Line Dance, 2-Step, and Partner Pattern Dancing depending on interest. The group meets each Saturday beginning at 4:00 PM in the Christ Center. Questions? Please contact Dave or Cheryl Bingham.


Travel Opportunity: The Bethel travel group is planning a trip to Australia/New Zealand on Mar. 16—Apr. 3, 2020. It seems like a long way off, but since this is an international cruise open to the world, we can only promote it for a few months in 2019 and then the cruise line takes over and our group cabins are no longer available. Official brochures are available in the narthex sign up area and $1,000 deposits per person are being accepted with the registration right now. Since there has been a lot of interest in this trip, you are encouraged to sign up soon if you are interested, so as to hold a spot on the trip. The registrations are based on two to a cabin with no single cabins available, but we are happy to try our best to match people with a cabin mate. Please direct all questions to Pastor John and let him know of your interest in the trip. A signup sheet is located in the narthex sign up area. We have 3 cabins left. A single male needs a single male cabin mate, please contact Pastor John. 





Bethel's Faith Builds / Habitat Work Day on June 1 was postponed due to weather that caused construction delays. Bethel is RESCHEDULED for Saturday, July 6. Realizing this is a holiday weekend, we may be short on volunteers and will be most appreciative if you can help. Please contact Joan Skoog before July 3rd if you can help.


VDC (Via de Cristo): In August, VDC will be having a Grand Ultreya out at Laforet Conference & Retreat Center in the Black Forrest on August 24 & 25 from 9am to 12pm. The cost for the August event is $50. VDC’s Weekend #44 is February 20-24, 2020 at Laforet Conference Center. Please pray about being on a team or sponsoring a pilgrim during weekend #44. Go to Via de Cristo’s website to fill out an application (www.coloradoVdC.org). Questions? Contact Stephany Green.





Friday, July 12: Noon. Potluck with Pastor John as guest speaker. He will be speaking about his ministry journey, Bethel Church and taking your questions.


Sunday, July 28: Noon. Fox Run Picnic. Meet at Pavilion 4. Bring something to grill, something to drink, and a side dish or dessert to share.


CARD PLAYERS: Card players are welcome at Bethel! If you would like to join the card games, contact Pam Warner to play Bridge (Thursdays at 1pm) or Gisela Petersen to play Pinochle (Fridays at 1pm).


Contact Pastor Dan Lahman with questions (719-570-9800 or pastordan@bethellutheran.net).




Dave Nickodemus, Associate Pastor

pastordave@bethellutheran.net; 719-570-9800 ext. 210


Register now for the Summer Spectacular Camps at Bethel!

Registration is ongoing and there are still spaces left each week! Please use the registration link through Bethel’s website at www.bethellutheran.net (scroll to the bottom of Bethel’s main page and click on the “Summer Spectacular” picture to register for Bethel’s summer camps). Basic program information is listed below. Questions? Contact Pastor Dave.

2019 Summer Spectacular Day Camps:

Four weeks, starting the week of July 8th

Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM—3:00 PM each week

Ages: Entering 1st Grade to Entering 6th Grade

Cost: $90 per child, per week


Camps have all new activities for this year!


MAD SCIENCE 1 (JULY 8-12) – Bring out your inner mad scientist! Conduct experiments. Watch things fizzle and pop and learn about our God of wonders!

ARTSY FUN FOR EVERYONE (JULY 15-19) – Get into the arts with this ultimate art sampler week! From drawing and painting to music and theater, this camp is truly art fun for all!

READY! SET! SERVE! (JULY 22-26) – This week of camp is all about sharing our blessings with others. We are going to focus on service and sharing God's love through various fun service projects.

MAD SCIENCE 2 (JULY 29-AUG 2) – We finish out our summer with one more week of wild science fun! This week has all new experiments and scientific excitement!


Payment for Bethel’s Summer Camp programs can be handled through the confirmation page once you register a child online or through Bethel’s main website page at www.bethellutheran.net. From Bethel’s main website page, go to the “Donate/Pay” tab in the upper right corner of the screen and then click “Direct Link” to be brought to Bethel’s secure online payment page (payments by credit/debit card or a bank account can be made through Bethel’s site).




Sedra Razafinimanana, Youth Minister

sedra@bethellutheran.net; 719-570-9800 ext. 219


Youth Nights & Youth Summer Schedule: Youth nights occur during the school year each Sunday evening from 5:45—7:30 PM at Bethel and all youth in the 6th - 12th grade are welcome to attend. During the summer months, different activities & service opportunities are available for Bethel’s youth. Below is a list of upcoming summer youth activities. Enjoy fun, food, fellowship and faith each month with Bethel’s Youth Ministry Team! Bring a friend and check your email often to sign up for special events that occur. If you would like a youth summer schedule for 2019, pick one up from the church office or contact Sedra.


Upcoming Youth Activities:

(Mark your calendar—dates & times are subject to change)

June 30…...Idaho Mission Trip—Pre-Event Meeting #2; 10:30am

July 7…...Youth Night at Bethel (or fun outing)

July 13-20…...High School Idaho Servant Adventures Week!

July 28…...Family BBQ/Potluck, PEP Rally & Youth Gathering; 11am

July 31…...All Youth Outing at Elitch Gardens

August 4……Youth Sponsored Cookout in the Christ Center; 11am

(Youth Service Week & Idaho Servant Adventures Sharing)

August 11 & 18…...Youth Night

August 25…...Family BBQ/Potluck, PEP Rally & Youth Gathering; 11am


“SEEN” -  A High School Ministry: Come join our 9-12th grade girls small group that meets the last Sunday of every month for a time of fellowship and conversation about topics concerning being a Christ-like teenager in today’s culture. For more information and dates when the group will meet, please contact Beth Nickodemus or Abby F.


COLLEGE KIDS CORRESPONDENCE: CKC is Bethel’s ministry opportunity created to support our out-of-town college students. It is a weekly “card shower” and each week a name and address of our Bethel college “Student of the Week” will be provided. Simply send these Bethel family members “best wishes” or “keep up the good work” words of encouragement, add a stamp and drop it in the mail. Please let Carol Vogeney know if you would like to add your student to the list for this coming fall. CKC is on summer break until August.




Morning Groups 

RUTH Bible Study—RUTH Bible Study meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:00 AM in the Library (you can come early to socialize if you would like). We would love to have you join us! We would love to have you join us! If you have any questions, contact Sarah Wulfsberg.


Men’s Up & Adam Group—Meets each Wednesday morning from 6:30—7:30 AM in the Library. All men are invited. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Dan Lahman at (719) 570-9800 or pastordan@bethellutheran.net.


WEST (Women Earnestly Seeking Truth)— This group meets each Wednesday morning during the school year and is currently on break for the summer. If you have questions about this group or would like to join, please contact Kathy LaBree.


WEB (Women Exploring the Bible)—WEB Bible study is working on a video/book study by Karen Ehman named "Listen, Love, Repeat". WEB meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 9-11 AM in Bethel's Library. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Karen Scharp.


Men’s Ministry Breakfast— This group normally meets once a month on a Saturday morning in the Christ Center from 7:45am until 9:15am. They meet for food, fellowship, and to discuss their current study. The kitchen crew begins preparing breakfast at 6:30 AM. If you can help prepare breakfast or would like to attend, please contact Pastor Dan Lahman (pastordan@bethellutheran.net).


Evening Groups

Monument Bible Study— An adult Bible study meets Monday evenings at 6:30 PM during the school year in the Monument area at the home of Wayne & Theresa Guthals. This group is on break for the summer and will begin meeting again in September. If you are interested in attending this evening Bible study, please contact Theresa Guthals.


Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) Evening Women’s Class—BSF classes meet Monday evenings at 6:55 PM at Bethel during the school year. They have had their last meeting and are currently on summer break. BSF classes will begin again in September. If you have questions, please email BSF contact and main leader Heather Watson at BSFatCOS.EW@gmail.com for more information.


L.I.F.E. (Living in Faith Everyday) Bible Study—Yes, we are meeting this summer! We are taking a break on July 2 but will begin a new study on the 3rd Tuesday—July 16th at 7:00 PM. "Sermon on the Mount" by Jen Wilkin is a 9 session DVD/study with a workbook. We will look at the Sermon on the Mount in its totality which is rich in Christ's teachings (Beatitudes, Lord's Prayer and many parables). We welcome all women who want to grow in their faith and understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 PM. Any questions, please see Joan Skoog or Susi Hengel. 




Please remember the following people in your daily prayers:

Church Family Members—Cindy Kahle, Darlene Aaland, Candis Kanter, Inge Kelly, Eric Wulfsberg, Bob Erickson, Riley Knapp, Gary Schoon, Amy Kowalik, John Player, Bill Hill, the Liston family, Vicki Wygant, Marilyn Keck, George Fiedler, Doris Chamberlain, Sofie Smith, Bobby Gilbert, Bethel’s Congregation, Council, Pastors & Staff, and Stephen Ministers & their care receivers.


Bethel’s Military—Landon Mauck; Ben Upton; Chris Shiflet; Cole Estes; Johnny Farquhar; Derek Hepner; Philip Roehler; SGT Stehman; Brandon Walker; Brian Proenneke; Dave & Antje Lund’s son-in-law, TSgt David Holman; Troy French; Einar Wulfsberg; Bryan Tice; Stephen Anderson; Matthew Anderson; Steven Torgerson; Charles Zarza; Spencer Malona; and the leaders of our great nation.


Extended Family & Friends—Bonnie Carlson’s sister & nephew, Sue Willison & Dave Colgun; Mary Jane Stanley’s sister, Nancy; Stephen & Paula Higgins’ daughter, Amy Wicks; Erika & Inge Kelly’s friend, Carol Robertson; Judie Smith’s friend, Janet Blevins; Susan Becker’s friend, Jeanie Gadd; Mary Wedman’s daughter, husband & cousin, Barb Nance, Don & Donna Rew; Pam Bakken-O’Neill’s mother, Joyce Bakken; Mary Schafer’s father, cousin & friend, Lyle Chouanard, Julie Kaveney & Terri Quinby; Connie Baumgart’s sister & cousin's grandson, Joleen Kruger & Landon; Beth Nickodemus’ cousin’s daughter, Rita Breton Van Groll; Jack & Doris Chamberlain’s son, Jerry; Cynthia Ahl’s friend, Vina Thorpe; Gene Wahl’s daughter, Greta Diede; Pastor Arturo & members of Iglesia Bautista Jerusalem in El Salvador & Compassion child, Betelhem, who is sponsored by the whole Bethel congregation and all our Compassion children.