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March 29, 2020

5th Sunday of Lent Love’s Last Words: Words from the Cross https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-0CpwMGZQ61Ie-4O3_YrSVlMQ4QX9Sn9 Pastor Bruce provides some instructions for Online Worship We Gather to Worship Our God Song of  Preparation and Gathering: I Lift My Eyes Up (Psalm 121) Pastor Bruce welcomes us to worship and God’s Greeting Call to Worship:  Out of my distress I…

March 22, 2020

4th Sunday of LentLove’s Last Words: Words from the Cross Order of Worship Pastor Bruce provides some instructions for Online Worship We Gather to Worship Our God Song of  Preparation and Gathering: Psalm 23 Pastor Bruce welcomes us to worship and God’s Greeting Call to worship: 1 John 3:1-2See what great love the Father has…

Vacation Bible School – Shareable Parables

Calling all kids! Vacation Bible School will be held on August 24 to 28 — hope you can come!  We’re going to learn about the amazing stories that Jesus told, called Parables.  And we’ll enjoy crafts, games, snacks, singing, puppets, Bible lessons, and more.  We hope you can come! VBS is for kids who are…

“SICK OF SWORDS, LONGING FOR PLOUGHSHARES”

It gets so that a person doesn’t even want to open the newspaper any more. The headlines scream violence and hate, and the grim stories describe death and destruction. How much more can this sad earth take? As I write this, the big story is the assassination of Iran’s military leader, Qassem Soleimani at the…

Liturgy of the Ordinary

Do everyday life and faith in God have anything to do with each other?  YES!!  Join us as we study the book, “Liturgy of the Ordinary” (written by Tish Harrison Warren)  and enjoy a conversation about God and faith.  We’ll be meeting on Tuesdays, starting January 21.  Need a copy of the book?  Call the…

Advent Sessions Tour 2019

Terrence William, singer/songwriter/author/speaker will be performing at Bethel on Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 PM.  Celebrate the Christmas season with music! A portion of the proceeds will support 541 Eatery & Exchange — an organization/restaurant that serves delicious food while providing for homeless and poor.  Check out their website at www.fivefortyone.ca. Tickets are just $20,…

CoffeeBreak Starts at New Season!

WHO  COMEs TO COFFEE BREAK? COFFEE-BREAK AT BETHEL WELCOMES WOMEN OF ALL AGES. NO PREVIOUS BIBLE KNOWLEDGE IS EXPECTED.  THE SETTING IS CASUAL. COME AS YOU ARE. WHEN IS COFFEE-BREAK? WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 9:30 TO 11 AM. WE FOLLOW THE SCHOOL CALENDAR, PAUSING FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS AND MARCH BREAK. WE BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 18 AND…

We Should Care

I’ve always wanted to go to France. I’d visit the Louvre. Kiss my wife on the Champs-Élysées. Enjoy a “grande crème” at a café. Have my photo taken in front of the Eiffel Tower. Wonder at the beauty of the Palace of Versailles. But not right now. According to the news and weather reports, Europe…

A Lovely, Reflective, Horrible Day

Every day is significant. Some days, however, stand out for the drama and the life changing events that take place during them. September 11, 2001, when terrorists took over airplanes and changed the agenda of the world. November 22, 1963, when President Kennedy was assassinated. December 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy,”…

Passionate Civility

  What’s your passion?  If it’s baseball, you may well follow the Blue Jays’ triumphs and travails closely, and can debate the decisions of management and the performance of the players endlessly.  If it’s politics, you pay great attention to the policies and pronouncements of your preferred party, and love to examine the fine points…