Sunday, September 12 marked several occassions for Bethany Lutheran Church. During the Sunday School hour, the kids in 3rd grade began the first of their First Communion classes. During the worship service, Vicar Laura was officially installed as the new vicar at Bethany. After worship a huge cover dish meal celebrated several happennings: officially welcoming Vicars Laura and Jonathan, celebrating Pastor Bollinger's 80th birthday, and kicking off the new Sunday School year! There was more than enough food for twice the crowd, and everyone had a great time.
Stay tuned as we look ahead to more exciting events in the upcoming months, including Octoberfest, First Communion, Bishop Bolick of the North Carolina Synod preaching for Homecoming on October 24, Reformation Sunday on October 31. Also, plan to attend the community-wide Thanksgiving service this year, because Bethany will be hosting! More details to follow, so stay tuned!