Vol. 20 Issue 10
October 1, 2012
This October, we begin the yearly Stewardship Campaign to live out our ministry for the year 2013. As inheritors of many gifts of the faith, we are called to seek God’s purposes for our whole lives. We open up our heads and our hearts, sharing with one another all that we are. To begin our campaign, I ask that you say a daily prayer between now and November 4, our Consecration Sunday when we share with the church our estimated giving for the next year of time, talent and treasures. Please pray with me this prayer:
In I Chronicles 28, King David gathers all the leaders of Israel in Jerusalem. David had a dream to build a home for the Ark of the Covenant, the special box holding the Ten Commandments. God, however, had other plans. David revealed to his son Solomon that God wanted his son to build this house. David gives Solomon lots of direction concerning the nature of the temple to be built. In one verse, David gives Solomon advice concerning his relationship with God. In verse 9 we hear, “ And you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve him with single mind and willing heart; for the Lord searches every mind, and understands every plan and thought. If Holy One, we are richly blessed with an ancient you seek him, he will be found by you…” faith. In response, we ask You to reveal in our heads and hearts how we can share this faith We are not people charged to build a through our time, talent, and treasure. Amen temple. Our temple has already been built. We have a wonderful place to worship and gather together as a church and a building that regularly serves the needs of our community. David’s attention to the heart and mind is a welcome reminder for us as we seek to serve God today. We have inherited our father’s (and mother’s and clouds of witnesses who came before us) faith and a special place to gather.
Are You Hungry? Are you hungry? Let's see what time is it? Time for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Time for a snack? If you have something satisfying to eat, you are among the fortunate ones. There are an estimated 95 million people in the world who are now (and usually are) hungry! It is surprising how many people in Oklahoma are among them. Some of them are right here in Tulsa, and their numbers are increasing. A group of us at Bethany will be walking, Oct. 7, to raise money to alleviate that hunger. We'll step off together at 2 p.m. from Boston Ave. United Methodist Church. Are you going to be one of us? Around the country thousands of caring people walk every year to end hunger:
68% of the walkers are over 18, average age is 33.5.
About two-thirds are women.
Half are CROP Hunger Walking for their second, third, fourth, or more time. 73% of participants say fighting hunger locally and globally is their key reason for taking part.
Walkers get about 95% of their sponsors from their place of worship, family, neighborhood and workplace.
Please add your name to the list, Sunday, as a walker or a contributor. Or, if you prefer, control + click on this link to take a bite out of hunger and encourage our walkers. http://www.churchworldservice.org/goto/bethanyCROP
FREEDOM HOSPICE'S HEALING HEARTS GROUP *Learn the necessary tools to work through the grieving process. What do I do now? What is normal during this time? Where do I go from here? Why do I feel this way? *Share a complimentary meal with others who are experiencing similar feelings and circumstances. When:
Tuesday evenings for 4 weeks October 2- October 23 Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Freedom Hospice, 6666 S. Sheridan Rd. Suite 102 (behind Chase Bank)
Disciples Women, Past, Present, Future Keynote: Reverend Leslie Dotson Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6, 2012 Make plans now to attend the Northeast Area Disciples Women Retreat on October 5 and 6 at Camp Christian. The theme “Disciples Women, Past, Present, and Future” will be led by the wonderful Reverend Leslie Dotson. The service project for the retreat will be Pack-ASacks for homeless pantries in Northeast Oklahoma. The sacks, modeled after the ones that First Christian Church in Tulsa distributes each day, will be assembled at the retreat. Each gallon storage bag will be filled with several of the following items in self-opening, individual servings: *Fruit cups/Applesauce/Pudding cups *Plastic spoons and forks/napkin *Peanut butter/Cheese crackers *Breakfast/Granola bars *Beanie Weenies/Vienna Sausage *Small water/Juice
Breakfast Club If you have not signed up please let Nancy know if you are coming so that we can insure we will have a seat for you. You may respond to this e-mail or by phone, 918-492-2519. Location and time follows: When: Saturday October 20th, 2012 @ 9:00 A.M. Where: Western Country Diner 1905 S. Sheridan, Tulsa We hope to see you there! Philip & Nancy Gray email@example.com
Lunch is Served On October 7th, there will be a luncheon directly after worship. The luncheon is for everyone but especially to energize the members and friends who will be walking in Tulsa for the CROP Walk for Hunger. Please join everyone in the Fellowship Hall after worship for a time to relax and refuel before the CROP Walk! Bethany’s goal is to raise $1,000.
The last day to donate is October 7th.
Please see the NEAT’s Newsletter that is posted on the Bulletin Board by the library. Be sure to sign up in advance at 918-743-1303 for most attractions!
2ND TEX KNOWLAND 3RD CAITLIN WOODS 5TH JON TERRY 6TH BRANDON WILSON 6TH BRIAN WILSON 9TH NANCY HUNT WIRTH 11TH AMY WILSON 12TH MELANIE TIPTON 12TH MYRNA JONES 14TH BRADEN NOOJIN 14TH PRESTON SIPES 15TH STEVE OWEN 16TH STEVE CONRAD 16TH JANE WATERS 16TH PAYTON SIPES 16TH STEVE CRANFORD 20TH LAURA MALLARD 20TH WANDA WALKER
28TH 29TH 29TH 30TH
PHOTO BY DON LANIER, COLORADO ASPEN
MARILYN BOWERS MARIE DETWILER GREG WOODS KELLI DRISCOLL
OCTOBER 23RD DON LANIER 23RD BARBARA SMITH 23RD AUBRA KINYON 26TH JUDY KRASE 27TH EMILY FATE 27TH BRIAN SIPES 30TH CATHERINE WOODS
Bethany Church Calendar Elders Serving
Sept. 28-29 PTS Faith Life Connections at Yale Avenue Christian Church Sept. 30
Sunday School, join us at 9:15 a.m.
Steve Fate, Ruth Ann Fate
Worship begins at 10:45 a.m.
Toni Wine Imbler, Steve Bowers
Kelly Kirby, Alice Jane Lanier
Ruth Ann Fate, Tommie Kinyon
Marilyn Bowers, Toni Wine Imbler
Oct. 2 â€“ 4 Rev. Kelli gone to Pastors Conference In St. Louis Oct. 4
Tulsa Metropolitan Ministries 75th Anniversary-Jazz Hall of Fame
Sunday School, join us at 9:15 a.m. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m.
World Communion Sunday
Luncheon directly after worship
Loren Krase, Judy Krase
CROP WALK after luncheon
Mike Cross, Megan Castles
Cabinet Meeting 6:15 p.m.
Maria Taveau, Steve Fate
Nick Crews, Jesse Fate
Loren Krase, Judy Krase
Oct 10 - 14 Rev. Driscoll out-of-office Oct. 14
Breakfast Club- Western Country Diner 1905 S. Sheridan, Tulsa
Directory Changes Please delete the old email address for Jennae Mullins. Here is the new one: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please delete the old email address for Dena Fate. Here is the new one: email@example.com
Please delete the old email address for Mary Bearden. Here is the new one: firstname.lastname@example.org