May Announcements 2023
PASTOR ORRIS HARALDSON, who served as pastor of Bethany from 1973-1980, was buried on Friday in Minnesota. Condolences may be sent to his daughter, Joy Alizadeh at 5570 Maple Heights Road, Greenwood, MN 55331.
WOMEN OF THE CONGREGATION: If you were not here on Mother’s Day to receive the “Amazing Grace for a Woman’s Heart” Devotional Prayer Journal, please pick one up from the table in the narthex.
MARTHA’S HOUSE OF HOPE, a transitional living home for pregnant women in Ames, is looking for overnight volunteers willing to stay at the house from 9:00pm – 7:00am. Tasks may include helping with infant feeding, diaper changes, and other supporting roles, but volunteers are able to sleep from 10:00pm – 6:30am. If you’re interested please contact Tara Brown at 515-337-0618.
MEMORIAL DAY DINNER TOMORROW: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY for the Memorial Day holiday.
CONFIRMATION SUNDAY IS JUNE 11, with Public Examination on Wednesday, June 7. Mark your calendars.
OUR DAILY BREAD FOR JUNE – AUGUST is available on the table in the narthex. Please help yourselves.
THE MAY/JUNE ISSUE OF CONNECTIONS is available on the table in the narthex.
RIVERSIDE LUTHERAN BIBLE CAMP is looking for volunteers to do mowing at the camp this summer. Talk to Pastor Kathy or check the May New Light for more information.
MAY MISSION COLLECTION: Throughout the month of May, we’ll be collecting items for the Bridge Home in Ames. They need packaged food that does not need to be refrigerated and that can be heated in a microwave with no additional preparation required. Canned ready-to-eat soups and other foods that can be opened without a can opener. Also socks and underwear for men and women as well as personal care items. Bring your donations to the church and place them on the table in the upper hallway. They will be distributed to those in need at the Bridge Home in Ames as well as in our local communities.
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 as we study Paul’s letters to Timothy.
SUNDAY NIGHT MEN’S BIBLE STUDY: All men of the congregation are invited to join in at 7:00 PM on Sunday evenings.
OUR DAYCARE IS HIRING. WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF MORE STAFF, especially as we approach the busy summer season. Please talk to Pastor Kathy if you are interested