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Thursday Evening Service 6:00 Meal & Contemporary Worship (Parish Activity Center)

Adult Information Class-January 6 & 7, 2012 Pastor David Langewisch PAC

Sunday Morning Services 8:00 Traditional Worship (Church) 8:00 Contemporary Worship (Chapel) 9:15 Contemporary Worship (Church) 9:15 Education Hour 10:30 Contempo Worship (Church) 10:30 Traditional Worship (Chapel) NEXT WEEK’S READINGS

LIFEGROUPS FOR EVERYONE: THE BEST IS YET TO COME Sandy Wendelin Parish Activity Center BOOK OF MATTHEW Vicar Michael Heiden

Room 214

SCRIPTURAL TOPICS OF THE FAITH Pastor John Petersen Music Room 1 & 2 TIMOTHY Joanne Petersen BOOK OF HEBREWS Dick Aufdemberge

Room 302 NW corner of PAC

Psalm: Psalm 95:1-7a First Lesson: Ezekiel 34:11-24 Second Lesson: 1 Cor. 15:20-28 Holy Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46

GRIEF SUPPORT (4th Sundays Only) Evie Strayer Parlor


KIDZClub Children 3 yrs-6th Grade

Welcome! If you would like to learn about the Lutheran Church or become a member, you are invited to our next class on Jan. 6 & 7, 2012 in the PAC.

Nursery Open (infants through 3 years)

School Entryway

COMMITMENT SUNDAY—TODAY! This morning we present our 2012 annual pledge and The Next Door Project commitment cards during the worship services. the “table” THANKSGIVING DINNER

This morning’s broadcast is sponsored by Roland & Marlene Dreier in thanksgiving for their 54th wedding anniversary. Broadcast is Sunday on KLTT, 670AM at 11:00am. Sponsor a broadcast for $100.

We will be celebrating Thanksgiving one week early this Thursday, November 17 with a 6pm meal and 7pm worship. There will be no meal and worship on Thanksgiving Day evening. If you can help prepare and serve the meal, please contact Lisa Davis at



Coffee is being hosted this morning by Bethlehem Bikers. Join us in the Parish Activity Center for bagels and coffee from 8:30-12:00pm.

Please join us on Thanksgiving Day at 9:30am for a special worship service with patriotic hymns and a military emphasis.


School Phone: 303-233-0401

Given to the glory of God by Charlie & Lorraine Albrecht in thanksgiving for their 14th wedding anniversary. Call Carol at 303.988.7550 to order flowers. Prices start at $27.50.

Room 212B

November 13, 2011



Bethlehem Lutheran News


Church Phone: 303-238-7676


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For the men and women serving our country Lucy Czanderna—health issues Beth—accident recovery/possible paralysis Pat O’Kane—health issues Deke & Mary Dietrich—health issues Elfriede Knowles—dialysis Leona Fehr—cancer Jack Miller—health issues Phil Law—lymphoma and brain tumors Julia Trent—cancer LeeAnn Baroch—breast cancer Kacey Olsen—breast cancer Jon Chadwick—cancer Barb Malley—continued good health Jess Hayes—stroke recovery Mary Lou Pettinger—Lou Gehrig’s disease Rita Uecker—health issues Dorothy Foulk—health issues Phil & Merri Homp—financial/job search Arlyce Vanness—chronic fatigue syndrome Paula Dicharry—breast cancer Goldie Crihfield—health issues Kati Leasure—AT Anita Woltemath—health issues Whitney Nelson—seizures Loretta (Laird) Grimberg – cancer Sherri Holt – multiple sclerosis Don Patton – dementia Neva Fadale – health

PRAYER CHAIN * * Call 303.238.2849 * *

CHRISTIAN COUNSELING Cornerstone Counseling offers individuals, couples, family and group counseling to adults, teens and children. Discounted rates are available to Bethlehem members. Call 303.238.7676, x315 to schedule an appt. STEPHEN MINISTER When you or someone you know is hurting, maybe a Stephen Minister can help. Call Bettye Bryant at 303.420.9421 for a confidential request.

LIFELIGHT Looking for a LifeGroup that meets on Thursday mornings at 9:00am or evenings at 7:00pm? LifeLight has a group for you. Our second session starts this Thursday, November 17 with the study of the books of Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes. Find more information about this ministry in the PAC or chapel narthex or on-line at or pick-up a dvd in the PAC. PRAYER WARRIORS Have a desire to pray for others? Please join us for Prayer & Praise every Thursday morning at 8:15am in the Resource Library next to the Coffee House. Each Prayer & Praise time begins with a short devotion and concludes with a special time to pray for the needs of our Bethlehem family. Questions? Call Gary Schwartz at 303.429.8128 or ALTAR GUILD MEETING Altar Guild will hold its quarterly meeting today at 9:15am in the Chapel Fellowship Hall. We will discuss guild leadership for the coming year and plans for the holidays. MOPS BAKE & CRAFT SALE Come support the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group and buy some yummy snacks or cute crafts in the PAC during and between all services this morning. BETHLEHEM BOOK & GIFT CENTER Stop by the Bethlehem Book & Gift Center in the parlor today between services. All seasonal Christmas items on display (except cards) are 50% off. LWML MEETING Join us this Saturday, November 19 at 8:30am in the Chapel Fellowship Hall. CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT Tickets are on sale today in the PAC, or the church office through Wednesday, November 23. Questions? Call Marva Tonniges at 720.475.1393.

PRIMETIMERS Tuesday, November 15—Bible study in the PAC at 10:00am. Out-to-lunch bunch meets at Elephant Bar at 11:30am. Bus available! Sunday, November 20—Thanksgiving Potluck at 12:30pm in the PAC. Sign-up in the PAC as to what you’ll bring. HOME DEDICATION! NOVEMBER 19 The Miracle Workers Coalition/Habitat for Humanity/Thrivent Builds would like to invite you to attend the dedication of Angela and her family’s new home on Saturday, November 19 at 11:00am. After the dedication, plan on walking through the home and enjoying light refreshments. The home is located at 16256 W. 14th Place, Golden (3 blocks north of Golden Road on Quaker Street). OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD A fun, satisfying way to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. See the display in the PAC for materials, etc. CHRISTMAS CONCERT — DECEMBER 4 Sing Gloria! Will kick off the Christmas season this year on Sunday, December 4 at 8:00am & 10:30am in the main sanctuary. There will be NO chapel services or 9:15 service that morning. Choirs and orchestra are busy getting ready for that day. Invite your friends, neighbors and family to join you. CHRISTMAS DECORATING will take place on Wednesday, November 30 at 6pm in the church narthex. We’ll have pizza & pop! STUDENT LIFE MINISTRIES CHOSEN—High School youth meet at Bethlehem every Sunday night at 7pm for activities, biblical teaching, and small group discussion. Visitors welcome. R.A.D.—Youth Calendar Sales begin November 13. Parent and Youth volunteers needed. RAD Christmas Party on Saturday, December 17 from 6-9pm.

Join a LifeGroup — it’s so easy! Simply pick up a LifeGroup catalog as you leave church and call or email the leader. LIFEGROUP OF THE WEEK Prayer Shawl Ministry This is a LifeGroup for people who want to knit, crochet and make Prayer Shawls to distribute to those in need. This will be a wonderful way to fellowship and provide a community service in the process. The group meets twice a month on Saturdays from 8:30-10am. Questions? Call Debbie Haywood at 720.227.2799. NEW WEBSITE! Check out our new website at MITE BOX REMINDER Thank God for his abundant blessings in your life. Drop in 75¢.

Psalm 81:10 – THE COFFEE CART October Highlights: Pumpkin Spice Latte or Steamer Caramel Apple Latte or Steamer The Coffee Cart is OPEN! Stop by the school cafeteria on Monday-Friday between 7:459:00am and 3:00-3:30pm. The Coffee House is still open on Sunday mornings from 7:30-Noon.

Community News LFS THANKSGIVING BASKETS Support Lutheran Family Services by providing Thanksgiving baskets for foster children, seniors and refugee families. Place items in a basket or decorated box and deliver to the LFS office at 363 S. Harlan St by November 14. LHS 12TH ANNUAL BENEFIT AUCTION Don’t miss out on the fun at the CLHSA 12th Annual Auction next Sunday, November 20 at Lutheran High School in Parker! The last chance to purchase tickets and/or donate your items is tomorrow, November 14. Please contact Cheryl Cattau at 303.934.8611, ext. 2000 to purchase tickets or contact Kristin Gehrke at 720.979.6179 to donate any items. We look forward to seeing you at the auction. FACES NIGHT OUT Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Centennial hosts FACES Night Out from 5-6:30pm. A place for high school youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to visit and make new friends. A light supper, singing, Bible lesson, and activity will be shared. There is no charge. Please contact for details and to RSVP. ME, A PASTOR? A DEACONESS? If you have found yourself asking this question, now is the time to discuss your future! Rev. Neil Ray of Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, is going to be at Emmaus Lutheran Church on Monday, Nov. 14 from 47pm. Call Rev. Ray at 260.452.2278. HAPPY THANKSGIVING We at the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) would like to wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving. We give thanks to God that he continues to bless our ministry through the members, congregations and schools in the Rocky Mountain District.

OPEN POSITIONS Bethlehem’s Before and After School Program will have an opening starting January 1, 2012 for a Group Lead in Childwatch. Hours are 6:30am-8:15am and/or 3:00pm-6:00pm Monday-Friday. We are looking for someone who loves building relationships with kids, is creative, and fun! The Early Learning Center has an immediate opening for a 14.5 hour a week position from 3:30-6:00pm Tuesday-Friday, and 1:30-6pm on Monday. All applicants must be Early Childhood Teacher qualified, love the Lord and children. We are looking for someone who understands the preschool student, challenges and nurtures growth and development of each child and can work in a team environment. Please fill out an application and leave it in the church or school office. No calls please. MEMBER CONTACT INFORMATION If you have moved or changed your phone number recently, please update the BLOC or call the church office. Thank you! THANK YOU! Praise God for my successful surgery and ongoing recovery. Thank you to our Bethlehem family for all of your prayers and well wishes. Ron Wahl Thank you for all your hugs, cards, prayers and support you have given me during my recent surgery. Tamara Derloshon A big thank you to all the volunteers who made this year’s Fall Festival a huge success. And, special thanks for all of the cake walk and candy donations. Rita Feldmann At Bethlehem we want as many people as possible to experience fullness of life in Jesus.


8:00 Chapel

9:15 Church

10:30 Chapel

10:30 Church

Head Usher:

Mike Roseboom

Fred Hodge

Duane Torgerson

Lyle Schaefer

Andy Schlager

Assisting Minister:

Dick Aufdemberge


Chet Shoaf


Jeff Havekost

Worship Assistants:

Ken Giese Paul Goeglein

Dan Gilbertson Bob Quinlan

Keith Sprincz Tom Schomer

Kelvin Southards Randy von Stein

Frank Christiansen Mat Ramey


Keith Cowan/Nancy Larson Randy/Sherri Wells

Walt/Anna Mae Gabbert

Susan Hathaway

Wanda Schaefer

Mat/Shelby Ramey Howard/Karen Petersen

Visitor Center:

Randy/Sherri Wells

Walt Gabbert

Susan Hathaway

Wanda Schaefer

Carol Noyes

Altar Guild:

Mary Ann Philson Dot Niles Shirley Kazmierzak


Angela Halpern Bonnie Torgerson


Martha Rowley Doris Hansen Dolores Odell


Alyssa Mader Amy Leasure




Joshua Prinzi Tyler Glaubitz


Laura Dorneman

(located in church)

Sarah Reiter Kelly Wunderlich

(located in church)

Linda Kelly Kelly Wunderlich

ATTENDANCE Church Attendance: Last Sunday—1,222 (communed—309); Visitors—100; LifeGroups—292.

YOUR FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS LAST WEEK Sunday, November 6, 2011 Envelope/Loose Offering



Mortgage Reduction



Concordia Academy



The Next Door Project



Tuition Assistance Fund



the "table" Ministry



Memorials (See below)







September 30, 2011 (Year-to-date)




Envelope/Loose Offering



($36,041) $57,143

School/Childwatch/Other Income






Additional PPC Approved Expenditures




Net Expenses less Revenues





MEMORIALS / IN CELEBRATION / THANKSGIVING: In memory of Don Dopheide: Undesignated—Neal & Martha Rosley, $50; Dean Bartels, $40; Mat & Shelby Ramey, $75; In memory of Carol Rahm: Tuition Assistance Fund—Anonymous, $25.

Pastor DAVID LANGEWISCH Pastor TIM AHLMAN Pastor of Visitation & Older Adult Ministry JOHN PETERSEN Vicar MICHAEL HEIDEN Principal MICHELLE FISCHER Director of Discipleship SANDY WENDELIN Director of Music Ministry MARILYN HAVEKOST Director of Operations SCOTT BUBKE Director, Student Life Ministry ADAM WINTERHOF Preschool Director SUKE GNAGY Director, Information Technology PAUL BEASLEY Cornerstone Counseling (303-238-7676 x 315) KARLA HALLACY, MELISSA MEUZELAAR TIMI SCHUESSLER Web Page: Newsletter Articles by the 15th of the month to: e-mail: School Phone: (303) 233-0401 Fax: (303) 237-4011 School e-mail: Church Phone: (303) 238-7676 Fax: (303) 238-7691 Church Office Hours 8am – 4pm (Mon-Fri.) 2100 N. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80214 All visitors must sign in at the receptionist area Mon.-Fri. to assure security for the children on site. Bulletin deadline - 12:00 Noon Tuesday Forms available in the church office. Church events and non-profit articles only. Baptisms are scheduled at non-communion services. Contact the church office. Funerals - Contact the pastor. Marriages - Contact the pastor. Allow 6-9 months for preparation. Couples are encouraged to attend the 5-week pre-marriage classes. Room Request - Contact the church office. Holy Communion – Communion is celebrated every Thursday night, 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays – Chapel, 2nd & 4th Sundays - Main Church. Those unable to commune at the rail are requested to sit in the first row to be communed. Should you require grape juice instead of wine, please point to the center of the tray as it comes to you.


COMMITMENT SUNDY * Traditional Worship (Church) 8:00 am Contemporary Worship (Chapel) 8:00 am LifeGroups 9:15 am * Contemporary Worship (Church) 9:15 am * Contemporary Worship (Church) 10:30 am Traditional Worship (Chapel) 10:30 am Musical 3:00 pm CHOSEN 7:00 pm

MON 11/14

Brownies Finance Team Meeting PPC Meeting Thrivent Meeting Lutheran Chorale

TUES 11/15

Primetimers Bible Study Mean Street Ministries Jeffco Community Connection

WED 11/16

Lutheran Entrepreneurs Chapel Marva in the Morning Scouts All God’s Ringers Gloria Deo Men’s Basketball Stephen Ministry Meeting

THURS Prayer & Praise 11/17 LifeLight Hearts on Fire Rehearsal Jobs for Life the ―table‖ Thanksgiving Meal * the “table” Worship LifeLight

3:30 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 10:00 am 5:30 pm 5:30 pm 8:00 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 3:30 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:15 am 9:00 am 3:15 pm 5:30 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

FRI 11/18

Men’s Bible Study Kindergarten Friendship Salad 5422

6:30 am 8:30 am 6:30 pm

SAT 11/19

Prayer Shawl LifeGroup LWML Meeting Stamp Camp Engagement Party

8:30 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 6:00 pm

SUN 11/20

Traditional Worship (Church) 8:00 am * Contemporary Worship (Chapel) 8:00 am Contemporary Worship (Church) 9:15 am LifeGroups 9:15 am Contemporary Worship (Church) 10:30 am * Traditional Worship (Chapel) 10:30 am Primetimers Thanksgiving Potluck 12:30 pm CHOSEN 7:00 pm

Bethlehem Lutheran News November 13, 2011  

Bethlehem Lutheran News November 13, 2011

Bethlehem Lutheran News November 13, 2011  

Bethlehem Lutheran News November 13, 2011