The Bethel Food Pantry collects specific items each month that are in high demand, quickly depleted and/or hard to get through food bank resources. Please donate in the barrel located at the Welcome Desk!
March: Dish Soap April: Shampoo
Also, the food pantry can use your paper and plastic grocery bags. Please bring to the Welcome Desk or drop in the barrel.
Thank you for supporting this vital ministry in our community!
Lent, the 40-day preparation period for celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, is a time of growth and change. [Sundays are not counted in the 40 days, because every Sunday is a “little Easter” celebration.] At Bethel, we set apart this time for focused daily Bible reading and prayer; weekly worship, study and service to those in need.
Register for a three hour shift at Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin and help package food items for distribution throughout the southern Wisconsin area. Every hour you volunteer provides 65 meals to our community.
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A Monthly Lecture and Discussion Series; 10am Sundays, Borgwardt Hall
April 2, 2017 Healthy Food, Healthy Land, and Supply Chain Sustainability Bill Berry, Writer, Editor: Conservation, Agriculture and Rural Issues
Government programs seek to encourage sustainable environmental practices on America’s farms and ranches. The marketplace, however, may provide more opportunities to accomplish these same goals. Consumers drive the decisions of major corporations, and many consumers are asking for healthy food grown in a sustainable manner. This has led corporations like General Mills and Coca Cola to adopt sustainability platforms and develop products and production procedures that appeal to people who are concerned about how their food is grown. We will explore this growing trend and what it means across the supply chain.
Bill Berry has spent most of his life communicating about conservation of natural resources, at daily newspapers in Wisconsin and with conservation groups at the state and national level. He writes a regular column for The Capital Times of Madison. He lives in Stevens Point.
As Lutheran Christians, we are called be stewards of God’s creation and to respect the integrity and limits of the earth and its resources. We are called to evaluate food systems and food by their direct, indirect, short-term, and long-term effects on the well being of ALL CREATION and PEOPLE.
Help us celebrate Spring and the season of Easter with a spring cleanup day and potluck! In September we focused our work and our hands outward towards our ministry partners and our neighborhood community. This April we will focus our work and our hands towards our own campus and worshiping community.
’God’s work. Our hands.’ Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
Bethel Jr! is the place where kids bring their parents and friends to have fun and learn about Jesus. It meets on the first Sunday/month in the Pentecost Room at 9am. On April 2 our theme is Goooooal – Humility.
You’ve heard about it — and now you can get started! The ‘For the Love of Horizons’ silent auction bidding is open now through April 7. Silent auction bid sheets are available in the Emmaus Room between services! Please stop and check it out! All bidding will end at approximately 8:30pm at the fundraiser event held at the Madison Curling Club. If you want to ensure your bid is the highest one, bid it high now! Of course, the best way to guarantee your high bid is to attend the event on April 7 and be there when bidding closes. We also have 4 wonderful items to give away during our live auction that evening! You won’t want to miss this!
Join us in the Sanctuary on April 9 & 16 for the Multicultural Combined 11am Worship which unites both our 11am worship communities. This worship is for everyone. Come! Worship with us as, with one voice, God’s people sing and pray and celebrate Holy Communion together.
Curious about Bethel’s Remodel Project? Stop by and talk with members of the Bethel Remodel Committee the second Sunday of every month. We’ll be at a table in the Good Shepherd Chapel from 10-11am and welcome your interest in the remodel project. Bring your coffee and let’s chat!
Minutes of the Remodel Committee meetings can be found on the Bethel web site under News or view here.
Pat Barry, Bethel’s Church Council President, is scheduling coffee times with people to stop by and talk about with him on the third Sunday of each month. He will be available after the 7:45am worship service until 11am in Good Shepherd Chapel. Stop by to introduce yourself and take this opportunity to get to know your Council President.
The Bethel Men’s Book Study will begin a new book, Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker Palmer, starting April 28. The Men’s Book Study meets each Friday at 7am for one hour in the Library Media Room on the Sanctuary floor.
Come and experience a book discussion that’s without borders along with delicious coffee.
If you, or someone you know, are interested in membership with us at Bethel Lutheran, please contact Pastor John Swanson or Pastor Margo Martens so that we can give you information about making deeper connections with the people of Bethel. New Member Classes will be led by Pastor John and Pastor Margo on Sun., Apr. 30, May 7 and May 14 at 10:15am. We look forward to hearing from you and talking with you. Questions – 608.257.3577, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
The Congregational Picnic is coming! Save June 4 for a day out at Bethel Horizons and bring family and friends! Plan to arrive at 10am to park and be shuttled to our beautiful worship location and then stay to enjoy an amazing BBQ chicken lunch, hay rides, nature programs, music and homemade pie! More details will be coming in future articles!
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