Friday, May 20, 2016

Community Dinner and a Movie Tonight


Want to spend a family night out but want something simple? 
Join us at Bethany Lutheran Church for a FREE showing of a fun movie and a spaghetti dinner - tonight, Friday, May 20. 
 
The dinner begins at 5:30pm at Bethany Lutheran Church 
with the movie starting at 6pm. 
 


Get to know the Green Valley and Todd Community! This event is hosted by Bethany Lutheran, Bethelview UMC, Blackburn’s Chapel UMC, and the Blackburn House. 

Have a fun, free family night!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Ladies' Tea

Ladies of ALL ages are invited
to a
Ladies' Tea
This Saturday, April 16 at 4:00pm 
 

Bring a favorite teacup and fancy hat, if that's your thing...
OR show up in your favorite pair of faded jeans!

RSVP's aren't necessary, but it would be nice to have a rough headcount.  If you'd like to come, shoot an email to: bethanylutheranboone@gmail.com

Friday, April 1, 2016

This Easter Season...

Join us for Worship at 11am each Sunday

Pastor Laura will be doing a Sermon Series on the readings from the Book of Acts - the book that is the sequel to the Gospels and describes how the early church got started and spread.

Theologian Jaroslav Pelikan described the book of the Acts of the Apostles this way:

“Acts is a book of … action…: conspiracy and intrigue and ambush, hostile confrontations and fierce conflicts sometimes to the death, rioting lynch mobs and personal violence…, incessant travel on an Odysseus-like scale all over the Mediterranean world, complete with shipwreck and venomous serpents,… followed in at least two instances by a successful jailbreak…, famine and earthquake, crime and punishment…”
- from his Introduction to Acts (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible)

Interested?
Join us on Sundays!  

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week
Palm Sunday
March 20 - 11:00am
Liturgy of the Palms/Sunday of the Passion
We wave palm branches and shout "Blessed is the King!" before we read of his crucifixion.

Taize Contemplative Service
March 20 - 6:00pm
This service uses music from the monastic community in Taize, France, and inspires deep reverence through meditative music and Scripture reading, and will help center our hearts for the rest of Holy Week

Maundy Thursday
March 24 - 7:00pm
On the night in which he was betrayed, Jesus gave a new commandment: Love one another.

Good Friday
March 25 - 7:00pm
We extinguish candles in a Tenebrae service of readings, contemplating the death Jesus, the Light of the World




Easter
March 27

 Sunrise Service
7:30am
The story of Holy Week and Easter morning will be told through Pageant and song

Easter Egg Hunt
8:10am

Easter Breakfast
8:30am

Flower the Cross
anytime before 10:00am
Bring flowers to put in the cross (see photo above) anytime between the Sunrise Service and the Holy Communion service. 

Resurrection of our Lord with Holy Communion
***10:00am***
 NO 11am service!
 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Dinner and a Movie


Want to spend a family night out but want something simple? 
Join us at Bethany Lutheran Church for a FREE showing of a fun movie and a spaghetti dinner. 
 
The dinner begins at 5:30pm at Bethany Lutheran Church 
with the movie starting at 6pm. 
 


Get to know the Green Valley and Todd Community! This event is hosted by Bethany Lutheran, Bethelview UMC, Blackburn’s Chapel UMC, and the Blackburn House. 

Have a fun, free family night!

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