Worship Schedule: • Saturday 5:30 p.m. • Sunday 8:00 a.m. • Sunday School 9:00-9:55 a.m. • CrossTalk 9:10-9:55 a.m. • Sunday 10:00 a.m. • Staffed Nursery during both Sunday worship services
Worship Broadcast Schedule: • TV Channels 67, 97 & 992 (Depending on your cable provider): Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. and Thursday 7:00 p.m. • Radio: WJMC 96.1 FM & 1240 AM: Sunday 8:00 a.m. live • Live Streaming: www.bethanyricelake.org Sunday 10:00 a.m. live View archives anytime
Worship News: “Because God Loves: We Love Malawi!”
We INVITE all; We GROW in faith; We GO to share God’s love and grace.
April 29 - May 5, 2018
1 John 4:7-21 Civil Rights heroine Ruby Sales has described her spiritual upbringing in the black folk church as vital to her identity, self-worth and care for the world. Scripture and simple songs were placed on her lips as some of her first words and tunes. They are melodies about the power of God’s abiding love in the face of hate, fear and apathy. I am haunted by something she said in an interview with Krista Tippet in the fall of 2016. She said that she is perplexed by how quickly white people judge each other unworthy of redemption. Minority communities, she explained, do not have the luxury of distancing themselves or giving up on one another. Maybe you memorized these verses about love in a Bible school song or heard them read at weddings. Ruby Sales has helped me reimagine this love ballad as an essential ingredient for revealing the kingdom of heaven, wherever hate causes terror, where systems are breaking and when people are separated from God’s grace. It is in these places that the love of God creates new life and hope.
1 John 4:7-21 We love God and others because God first loved us. We cannot say we love God, whom we have not seen, while hating fellow Christians, whom we regularly see. Love toward God is to be matched by love toward others because the essence of God is love
God of love, you sent your Son into the world to set us free from the snares of blame, sin and oppression. Give us courage to see and serve one another with love that comes from you. Amen. Meta Herrick Carlson, ‘08 Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities/Minnetonka Campus Pastor, Minneapolis, Minn.
Green Team Collections:
March-May: used markers Continuously: Used batteries – AA, AAA, C, D and 9-volt and used ink cartridges from printers (no toner cartridges please)
Worship Assistants: • • • •
Saturday, April 28, 2018 5:30 p.m.
Host/Hostess ~ Glen Ruid Projection ~ Kay Ruid Song Leader ~ Paul Hanson Piano ~ Linda Mullikin
Sunday, April 29, 2018 Assistant Minister ~ Deb Stagstad Nursery ~ Greta Lotton • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Greeters ~ Dan & Carol Johnson (M) and Bob & Carol Stanonik (N) Ushers ~ Chuck & Susie Carr Reader ~ Roger Aderman Communion Assistants ~ Rene Kurth and Roger Aderman Acolytes ~ Kendahl Babineau and Ethan Thom Organist ~ Susan Barta Projection ~ Dave Lhotka Media ~ Wayne Arntson
Greeters ~ Jan Poethke (M) and Jim & Maxine Williams (N) Ushers ~ Jim & Carol Sevals Communion Assistants ~ Jack & Monica Berkseth and Donna Grilley Acolytes ~ Ella Orson and Jaymee Benning Projection ~ Jan Wilking Media ~ Preston Pearson Bus Driver ~ John Gerber Bus Aid ~ Helen Schmidt
Thank you for volunteering!
Worship Assistants are needed each weekend to make sure our worship services go smoothly. If you are able to help out, please call Leah Hullinger at 715-234-9028.
Join Dave Henningsen and friends at 9:10 a.m. between services in the Gathering Room for CrossTalk. April 29: No CrossTalk - Malawi Weekend! Pastor John Sutherland and the Malawi Task Force will be available for questions. May 6: Youth Missionaries in Malawi! May 13: No CrossTalk - Mother’s Day Program May 20: No CrossTalk - Baccalaureate / Pentecost
Malawi Ministry Weekend April 28-29 Encouraging worshipers to wear bright, joyful colors! • VIBRANT Worship • MESSAGE by Pastor John Sutherland • BRACELET SALE by our MS & HS youth • FELLOWSHIP TIME with coffee and baked goods both Saturday and Sunday ALL PROCEEDS from bracelet sales and offering gifts will be given to the Permaculture Project.
Thank you for your support of
our companion synod relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi (ELCM) and our companion parish relationship with Nambuma Parish. Together we are making a difference in the lives of our Malawi brothers and sisters in Christ.
Tapping into Faith May 3: A follow-up discussion of Church of Felons film screening.
Being Good Stewards:
We are excited to introduce another way to be good stewards to our financial and natural resources! Starting July 1, all offering envelopes will be generic. What does this mean for you? First, it means that now is a great time to set-up online giving either by going to the Bethany website or calling Dawn in the office. This will greatly reduce the amount of paper waste each week. If online giving isn’t your thing, generic envelopes will be available for pick-up in the Narthex. Since they no longer have names or dates printed on them, you will be able to write your name and the current date each time you use one. (Your account is based on your name, not your envelope number.) This option saves $1600 from money budgeted for postage and envelope costs as well as a great deal of paper-waste! If neither of these options work for you, please call Dawn in the office to request delivered envelopes by April 30. Thank you for joining us in this effort. Imagine what this small change could mean for the mission that God is calling Bethany to act on!
The collection taken April 28-29 will go to the Malawi Permaculture Project.
Bethany Lutheran Church
A Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
35 W. Messenger Street Rice Lake, WI 54868 Phone: (715) 234-9028 Fax: (715) 234-9029
New Directory Photos! Lifetouch will be taking photos for our new church directory May 15-19 and May 29-June 2. Make your appointment now by scanning the QR code on the posters, following the link on Bethany’s website, calling the church office OR by signing up during weekends in the Narthex!
Military Photos Needed! Please submit photos to the church office for any members currently in the military to put in our new Lifetouch church directory.
Email: [email protected]
Website & Calendar: www.bethanyricelake.org
Facebook: Bethany Lutheran - Rice Lake, WI
Baccalaureate Celebrate with our 2018 Bethany High School Seniors at the at 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday, May 20. Everyone is invited to the reception at 9:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. We encourage everyone to write a note to the graduates and put it in their bags in the Narthex.
The WeekAhead • April 29 - May 5, 2018 Sunday
Malawi Ministry Weekend Noisy Collection 8:00 AM Worship/SA 9:00-9:55 AM Sunday School
Monday 8:30 AM Strong Women/107-109 9:30 AM Pastor’s Bible Study/CR 1:00-4:00 PM Quilting/QR
5:30 PM Trust Fund/CR
Tuesday 7:30 AM Men’s Breakfast Bible Study/FH,CR 8:00 AM Bethany Belles
9:30 AM Staff Meeting/CR 10 AM-12 PM Bandage Prep/QR 12:00 PM Lunch Box/FH
Office Hours: • Monday - Thursday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Friday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 AM Worship/SA 11:00 AM HS Praise Band/SA 5:00-8:00 PM Ruth Aaseng Piano Recital/SA
8:30 AM Strong Women/107-109 Wednesday 9:00 AM WELCA Board/FH 3:45-4:15 PM 5th-6th Grade Bells 4:15-5:00 PM 7th-8th Grade Bells
5:30-6:30 PM Here We Stand/GR 5:30-6:30 PM Vesper Bells 7:00 PM A Living Testament/SA 7:30 PM HS Youth Group/YR
Thursday 10 AM-2 PM Synod Youth Worker’s 6:30 PM Tapping into Faith/White Network/GR Stag 4:00-9:00 PM Naomi Circle/QR 7:00 PM Elizabeth Circle
7:00 AM Men of Bethany at Maxine’s
Saturday Food Pantry Collection New Member Weekend
8:30 AM Strong Women/107-109 5:30 PM Worship/GR
Main Level: CR-Conference Room GR-Gathering Room LI-Library NA-Narthex SA-Sanctuary NS-Nursery Lower Level: LL-Luther Lecture FH-Fellowship Hall QR-Quilting Room YR-Youth Room Upper Level: 3F-3rd Floor