February 2019 Announcements

THANK YOU TO PASTOR BOB NORDVALL for being here with us this morning. We will take a special offering to go toward his support. Checks should be made out to Bethany.

OUR FEBRUARY “HOT TOPICS” DISCUSSION will be at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, February 26. In light of recent events, the topic for this month has been changed to Abortion: What does the Bible have to say about this? How should we as Christians approach this topic? What should we be doing—or not doing?

ASH WEDNESDAY IS MARCH 6. Join us at 7:00 PM for Worship with Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes. We will be joined by Pastor Tom Poppe  and our brothers and sisters from the McCallsburg Presbyterian Church and Bethel United Methodist Church.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ARIC & SUZIE JURGENSEN on the birth of a 6 lb 5 oz son, Nolan John, born last Tuesday. Nolan was born five weeks early; please keep him in your prayers.

DO YOU CROCHET? CHINA SERVICE VENTURES NEEDS YOUR HELP: China Service Ventures is looking for people to crochet red heart bookmarks to be given to “left-behind” children in Henan, China. They have provided pattern and instructions for the bookmarks. Please talk to Pastor Kathy if you can help.

NEEDED: One or two volunteers are needed to oversee the church library. If God is calling you to do this, please talk to Pastor Kathy.

ATTENTION GUITAR PLAYERS – Guitar lessons will begin this morning, February 10, in two groups. Those students not involved in Sunday School will meet following our worship service, at about 10:45. Sunday School students will meet at 11:30.

THURSDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will continue their DVD study based on the book “Who Is This Man?” by John Ortberg. As we go through this study, we’ll discover the influence and challenge Jesus has on history as well as on each of our lives. All women in the congregation are welcome and encouraged to join us at 10:00 AM on Thursday mornings. Come and grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ and with one another.

SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER MINISTERS will gather in the Fellowship Room for a time of prayer following our worship service this morning. If you are presently involved in our prayer ministry, or if you would like to be, join us. Anyone in need of prayer is encouraged to come and receive.

“LOOSE CHANGE TO LOOSEN CHAINS: Our 8th grade confirmands are collecting loose change to benefit victims of human trafficking. All proceeds go toward the work of the International Justice Mission. They have set a goal of $3000.00. So far they have collected $1,922.61.

WINGS OF REFUGE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN continues; donations may be made payable to Bethany. Our goal is $4,000.00. To date, we have collected $2,865.00.

ALUMINUM CAN TABS continue to be collected. Tabs go to the Rochester, Minnesota, Ronald McDonald House, where they benefit the families of seriously ill children hospitalized at Mayo.

RIVERSIDE LUTHERAN BIBLE CAMP ANNUAL MEETING will be held this afternoon at 2:30 PM in the Riverside Dining Hall.