May 2024 Announcements

MATTIAS HAAMER & HIS WIFE ARE COMING TO BETHANY ON TUESDAY EVENING AT 7:00PM. He will be updating the congregation about the Home of Hope and Tartu academy in Estonia. He has a short program and will be answering any questions that we may have. The Mission Committee will be serving refrestments.

OUR 3 SENIORS, DREW BANKS, JORY MURRAY & LILIAN SKINNER, will be recognized at our May 12th Church Service.

MAY 15th, COLO NESCO WILL BE HOSTING BACCALAUREATE beginning at 7:00 pm at Colo-Nesco Highschool.

PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATING HAROLD AMUNDSON’S 90th BIRTHDAY at Bethany Life Communities/Family Room on Sunday, May 19th from 2:00 to 4:00pm.

DREW BANKS’ GRADUATION OPEN HOUSE: Sunday May 19th, from 4 – 7pm at the McCallsburg Legion. Drew plans to attend Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge next year to play baseball and major in Engineering.  Bethany Lutheran Chuch Family is invited to attend.

HAPPY 65th ANNIVERSARY TO LARRY & SHIRLEY OTTA! They were married at Bethany Lutheran Church on May 31st, 1959. Larry & Shirley still reside on their farm NE of McCallsburg. To help honor their anniversary, please help us shower them with cards.

Larry & Shirley Otta 10144 670th Ave. McCallsburg, IA 50154

BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH WILL BE HOSTING THEIR MEMORIAL DAY DINNER ON MAY 27th if you are willing to help, please talk to Lori Reimann or Kirby Christensen.

CANS THAT ARE PASSED AROUND DURING OFFERING are for donations of loose change to go to International Justice Mission in their fight to end human trafficking.

BRADEN THOMAS AND HIS WIFE LUPE have both been deployed to Europe. Please keep them, and all of our military, in your prayers.

OUR DAILY BREAD FOR MARCH – MAY is available on the table in the narthex. Please help yourselves.

PORTALS OF PRAYER FOR APRIL – JUNE are available on the table in the narthex. Please help yourself.

MAY MISSION COLLECTION: The Food Pantry in Zearing has been very busy helping many in our communities with food and other essentials. We are currently spending our limited funds buying groceries. We need your help and support to be able to furnish things that are not food, but are still needed. We would appreciate it if you could donate things like bar soap, shampoo, toilet paper, Kleenex. They will go to the Zearing Food Pantry to help the residents of Zearing, McCallsburg, St. Anthony and Clemons.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUALS WILLING TO LEARN TO RUN OUR SOUND/VIDEO SYSTEM. If God has gifted you with a skill for technology, please talk to Mark Thomas or Brad Becker to see how you can help. Brad has offered to teach a class to anyone interested in learning.

OUR CHURCH BUILDING WILL REQUIRE TUCKPOINTING in the near future and the Trustees are inviting everyone to contribute to a fund that will pay for this essential project. Simply mark your donation “Tuckpointing”—we appreciate whatever you can do.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY continues. Everyone is invited to join us at 8:00 am.

SUNDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will resume tonight at 7:00pm.

OUR DAYCARE IS HIRING. WE ARE IN NEED OF MORE STAFF. We especially need part-time staff (able to work even a few hours a week) and people who would be able to fill in when regular staff is sick or otherwise unable to work. Please talk to Pastor Kathy if you are interested.