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Worship Schedule:

• Saturday 5:30 p.m. • Sunday 7:45 a.m. Hymn Sing • 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 • Lenten Mid-Week Worship Wednesdays 12:00 & 6:00 p.m. • Meals at 12:30 & 5:00 p.m.

We INVITE all; We GROW in faith; We GO to share God’s love and grace.

April 1 - 7, 2018

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: “Surprise!”

Good Friday Psalm 22 Of all things--to be forsaken! To be abandoned, left alone and without anyone caring for us. To be forsaken is to believe that no one cares whether we live or die. This is what makes this cry of Christ from the cross so heartrending. Jesus knows first-hand what it means to be forsaken. This is a cry of utter hopelessness, of complete despair, of a person who believes that no one does, or could care. But there is some solace in this cry from the cross. When we find ourselves utterly forsaken (as we think) what we can know is this: God knows. God in Christ Jesus knows what it means to be forsaken, for he has been forsaken for our sake. And because of this, we can never be truly forsaken, for the forsaken One is always with us. We can only pray, Lord, that you will be ever with us and give us always a sense of your presence with us. Amen.

Mark 18:1-8 Christ Is Risen! Christ is Risen, Indeed!

Mark Granquist Associate Professor of Church History, Luther Seminary

Blessed Easter! 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, March 31, 2018 5:30 p.m.

Host/Hostess ~ Gary & Hedy Amundson Projection ~ Dave Derro Song Leader ~ Paul Hanson Piano ~ Tammy Roberg

Sunday, April 1, 2018 Assistant Minister ~ Deb Stagstad Nursery ~ Greta Lotton • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

8:00 a.m.

Greeters ~ Shirley Peterson (M) and Bill & Gail Weber (N) Ushers ~ Tyler & DeAnna Westphal and Fell Family Communion Assistants ~ Gail Weber, Mike Diercks, Mary Updike, Travis Robarge and Shirley Peterson Acolytes ~ Jordan Roethel and Adam Roethel Accompanists ~ Susan Barta and Ruth Aaseng Projection ~ Pete Mueller Media ~ Eldon Vrieze

10:00 a.m.

Greeters ~ Jon Delf and Kaia Delf Ushers ~ Jon Delf, Tim Lange, (SA) and Taylor & Pam Page (GR) Communion Assistants ~ Suzanne Arnevik, Ethan Nieman, Roger Aderman, Diane Peterson, Marlene Thurs and Candace Falk (SA) Diana Halvorson, Heidi Nelson and Mikey Seymour (GR) Acolytes ~ Nolan Tomesh and Lainie Tomesh Projection ~ Peggy Norton (SA) and Kyle Tomesh (GR) Media ~ Eric Pelle Bus Driver ~ Eldon Vrieze Bus Aid ~ Randy Norton

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

New Member Orientation Have you thought about joining Bethany Lutheran Church? If so, please join us for a Prospective Member Orientation on Sunday, April 8 at either 9:10 or 11:10 a.m., hosted by Pastor Aaseng in the Conference Room. If you are unable to attend the April 8 orientation, please e-mail Pastor Aaseng ([email protected]) or call him at 715-205-8789 and he will arrange to meet with you personally.

Tapping into Faith

This faith-based conversation group is open to the public and meets monthly from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the White Stag Pub at 204 N. Main St. in downtown Rice Lake. April 5: Mass-shootings - the New “Normal” or “Never Again?” How can we keep our schools (and churches) safe?

Church of Felons Screening

Friday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Rice Lake HS Tickets are $5 and available at Marketplace. A limited number of free tickets are available for members of Bethany. Trailer: churchoffelons.com

Mark Your Calendars! Lifetouch will again be doing family 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 OR by signing up during weekends in the Narthex!

Mother’s Day Program

Presented by Sunday School Students We invite you on Sunday, May 13 9:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Baccalaureate Sunday, May 20 10:00 a.m. service

VBS June 11-14

Registration begins May 1! Stay tuned for more details!

Giving Away the Word of God!

Do you or does someone you know need a Bible? Please accept the Bibles in the pews as a gift from Bethany Lutheran Church for you.

Bethany Lutheran Church

A Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

35 W. Messenger Street Rice Lake, WI 54868 Phone: (715) 234-9028

Bethany Lutheran Has an Online Membership Directory and Mobile App We're pleased to remind members of the online directory and mobile app for Bethany Lutheran. Church members and staff can communicate like never before. If you need help logging in or a refresher on your password, please contact the office. If we don’t have your email, please give it to the office so we can send you login information. Download the ShelbyNext Membership Mobile App

Fax: (715) 234-9029 Email: [email protected]

Then highlight domain and type bethanyricelake in front of .shelbynextchms.com, then use the same login info that was emailed to you for the Online Membership Directory.

Website & Calendar: www.bethanyricelake.org

Facebook: Bethany Lutheran - Rice Lake, WI

The WeekAhead • April 1 - 7, 2018 Sunday

Instagram: #bethanylutheranrl


Easter Sunday 8:00 AM Worship/SA 8:30-10:00 AM Easter Breakfast/FH 10:00 AM Worship/GR 9:30 AM Children’s Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 AM Worship/SA

Monday Office Closed No Pastor’s Bible Study


Office Hours: • Monday - Thursday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Friday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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 9:00 AM WELCA Board/FH 3:45-4:15 PM 5th-6th Grade Bells Wednesday 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 5:30-6:40 PM Bethany Choir Thursday 6:30 PM Tapping into Faith/ White Stag Friday 7:00 AM Men of Bethany at Maxine’s Tuesday


12:00 PM Lunch Box/FH


7:00 PM A Living Testament/SA 7:30 PM HS Youth Group/YR

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7:00 PM Elizabeth Circle 7:00 PM Naomi Circle/NA

Saturday Food Pantry Collection 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