Monday, February 8, 2016

Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday

Join us for...

...Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tuesday, Feb. 9 5:30 - 7:00pm
 as we enjoy sugar and fat before the fasting of Lent begins!
If you didn't know...Bethany has a unique pancake tradition.  In addition to traditional pancakes, as pictured above, Bethany also serves (savory) buckwheat pancakes with sausage gravy - a tradition from the time when the Winebargers used to bring fresh-milled buckwheat flour from their mill. 

***Update: It's snowing!  We are still planning to eat pancakes for those who are able to come.  But use your discretion!  Pancakes aren't worth your safety!
 


Then join us again for the beginning of Lent for

...Ash Wednesday Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes Service
Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7pm
Photo by MTSOfan on Flickr
 This service sets the tone for the season of Lent, as we receive the ashes from Palm Sunday's palm branches in the form of a cross on our foreheads, reminding us of our mortality, our fickleness, and our need for the Savior.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Fundraising Competition during Super Bowl

It’s game time! While you are cheering on your team and celebrating with family and friends - let’s help tackle hunger together.
From kickoff to final whistle of the 50th Super Bowl, Team Carolina and Team Denver will seek to outdo one another for the sake of the gospel. The fans that donate the most through their team page to ELCA World Hunger by midnight central time on February 7 will help their synod(s) take home the title of ELCA World Hunger Champion — regardless of the outcome of the football game.
God richly provides for our daily bread – the earth can produce enough to feed everyone. And yet 870 million people – that’s one out of nine people in our world today – are hungry. Through our efforts, we are part of creatively and courageously working toward a just world where all are fed.
Check back on this page and follow up on social media for up-to-the-minute updates on game day. Thank you so much for your support - every gift truly matters.
- See more at: http://support.elca.org/site/TR?px=1034869&fr_id=1140&pg=personal#sthash.U9egYg6z.dpuf
It’s game time! While you are cheering on your team and celebrating with family and friends - let’s help tackle hunger together.
From kickoff to final whistle of the 50th Super Bowl, Team Carolina and Team Denver will seek to outdo one another for the sake of the gospel. The fans that donate the most through their team page to ELCA World Hunger by midnight central time on February 7 will help their synod(s) take home the title of ELCA World Hunger Champion — regardless of the outcome of the football game.
God richly provides for our daily bread – the earth can produce enough to feed everyone. And yet 870 million people – that’s one out of nine people in our world today – are hungry. Through our efforts, we are part of creatively and courageously working toward a just world where all are fed.
Check back on this page and follow up on social media for up-to-the-minute updates on game day. Thank you so much for your support - every gift truly matters.
- See more at: http://support.elca.org/site/TR?px=1034869&fr_id=1140&pg=personal#sthash.U9egYg6z.dpuf
There is a long-standing tradition in the ELCA that the home Synods of the two teams that play in the Super Bowl engage in a friendly competition during the game to see who can raise the most money for ELCA World Hunger.

Since the Carolina Panthers are shared by two states and Synods, NC & SC Synod will join forces against the Colorado Rocky Mountain Synod.

Check out the video below to see the bishops of NC & SC issue a fun challenge!

 

How it works:
Anytime between now and the final whistle of the game,

If you are on social media, use #ELCABigGame and #TeamCarolina

To see updates as to how each "team" is doing, under "Join Team's Team" on the right side of the page, click "ELCA World Hunger Big Game Challenge"

Let the games begin!
Keep pounding! 
It’s game time! While you are cheering on your team and celebrating with family and friends - let’s help tackle hunger together.
From kickoff to final whistle of the 50th Super Bowl, Team Carolina and Team Denver will seek to outdo one another for the sake of the gospel. The fans that donate the most through their team page to ELCA World Hunger by midnight central time on February 7 will help their synod(s) take home the title of ELCA World Hunger Champion — regardless of the outcome of the football game.
God richly provides for our daily bread – the earth can produce enough to feed everyone. And yet 870 million people – that’s one out of nine people in our world today – are hungry. Through our efforts, we are part of creatively and courageously working toward a just world where all are fed.
Check back on this page and follow up on social media for up-to-the-minute updates on game day. Thank you so much for your support - every gift truly matters.
- See more at: http://support.elca.org/site/TR?px=1034869&fr_id=1140&pg=personal#sthash.U9egYg6z.dpuf

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Church Cancelled 1/24

Sunday's activities cancelled for tomorrow. 
Stay warm and safe!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Potluck Dinner January 17

Join us next Sunday, and bring a dish to share to the:

B3 Meet & Greet

We'll get to know people from the "B" churches in our area: 
Bethany, Bethelview, and Blackburn's Chapel.

And we'll explore some possibilities for ministry together.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

January 10 - Worship Time Change

This Sunday, January 10 only:

Worship:  10:00am

Annual Congregational Meeting:  11:00am in Fellowship Hall

NO Sunday School

The Worship (at 10:00am) is a Service of Holy Communion for 
Baptism of our Lord Sunday

Check out this anthem from the Old Testament text for Sunday: Isaiah 43:1-7
It was written by Rev. Dr. Paul D. Weber, the director of the Sacred Music Program and A Cappella Choir at Lenoir-Rhyne
This is the Lenoir-Rhyne Youth Chorus (LRYC) performing, under his wife, Professor Florence Jowers
Enjoy!
 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Packing Shoeboxes

We had a great time packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child!








Thursday, December 10, 2015

Pictures from Christmas Extravaganza

We had a great time at our Christmas Prep Extravaganza last Sunday (Dec. 6), when we did Christmas shopping for some local families (with Walmart selfies), decorated the (huge!) Chrismon tree at church, wrapped presents, and ate cookies!  Enjoy!

Bringing in the tree...




Walmart Selfie Challenge:
Wearing something






Wrapping Party with Christmas Cookies & Ornament Making!







All decked out!