Even though we haven't celebrated Thanksgiving yet, the Advent and Christmas season is just around the corner. Since Pastor Emily and her family can't be in SC this week as planned, they've gone ahead and put up their decorations at home. And she wanted to send you a sand-snowman! This Sunday we'll celebrate our annual Hanging of the Greens service, a time of music, Bible readings, and connection. Please join us ONLINE ONLY at 10:30AM, or forAdult Bible Study at 9AM andVirtual Fellowship at 11:30AM.
Hanging of the Greens
Please consider making a financial donation to our Staff Appreciation Fund, now through December 6th. Our team of 5 is the best around, and we want to thank them this Christmas for going above and beyond in this challenging year! You can giveonlineor in-person, just note "Staff Appreciation."
A Very Walnut Christmas We are joining 3 other churches to offer a Walnut Street Christmas Walk on Christmas Eve. This outside event (with masks and social distancing) will be from 5-7 PM, and include roasting chestnuts, Wassail, videos, hot drinks, and a live Nativity. If you have animals to offer, please contact Bethel Lutheran. We need your help to light up the street! Please bring in plastic jugs (milk, OJ, washer fluid, etc.) and leave in the collection box in our foyer. We will ring bells at 6PM and sing Silent Night with candles at 7PM. It will be unforgettable!
Technology Grant We just received a second round of technology grants, in the amount of $1,000, from the Peaks New Ministry Council to cover expenses from this summer upgrading our video and sound systems to bring you a better online experience! Many thanks to our generous Annual Conference Peaks Sub-District!
Last week we also received a check from King Soopers for $286.37. You can link your loyalty account to the church. Thank you for your support!
Meet houselessness with compassion
While some of our neighbors wait out in the cold, the Guadalupe Center and Cold Weather Shelter in Greeley prepares mats, meals and donations. Volunteer to cook or serve, or bring items to the church entry (items must be new): winter gloves, new adult underwear, men’s jeans (size 28-34), deodorant, foot powder, adult backpacks, and snacks (granola bars, cookies, brownies, candy). You can call Cheryl Gerstner (740) 683-4459 for pick-up.
B.U.M.P. shoeboxes: Dec. 1st Alexia's baby shower: Dec. 1st Toys for Tots: December 17th
Oh the Places You'll Go! A few weeks ago, we shared that Lizzie was gearing up for her graduation, even while still on active duty, stationed in Jordan.Thanks to Julie Cogburn for sharing this triumphant photo of Lizzie with us. We couldn't be happier for Lizzie and all of her accomplishments thus far. We wish her much success and all the good that is sure to come her way. We salute you SGT Przygoda! And we continue to love, support and pray from you from home...
Join us next Monday
All are encouraged to attend an evening of celebration, dreaming, and goal-setting unlike any other Charge Conference. Click the image here on Monday, November 23 at 6:00PM to for the Zoom event.
Celebrations this week
Happy Birthday today to Mylez Shimp and Brenden Macaluso (11/19), Eric Harris (11/22), Judy Hergert and Verna Berens (11/25). Anniversaries: Cheryl and Cole Gerstner (38 years tomorrow 11/20), Cathy & Rodger Bell (47 years on 11/23); Jan & Gene Caplinger (49 years on 11/26), RuthAnn & Keith Roberts (22 years on 11/27). Click the image to share your special dates with us.
For the peaceful transition of power; for Gleason family (Rick's father Clyde's passing); Larry & Betty Schleiger; Vera Chipman; all who are Covid+; Terri's daughter; Julie's father; Bates' granddaughter; Tony Park; the Frazier's move; Alexia's pregnancy; Sgt. Lizzie Przygoda; shut-ins Bob K., Bud H., Ann G., Judy C., Margaret H., Eileen F., Don T. Click image to add your request!