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The Bethel Banner Believe  Belong  Become November 2010

Bethel Lutheran Church

THIS MONTH AT-A-GLANCE Nov 2 Nov 4 Nov 7

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Bethel—voting location 7:00 pm Baptism Class 7:00 pm Thursday Nite Live FAMILY WORSHIP Open Forums Noon Chili Cook-off 4:15 pm Confirmation Class 7:00 pm Church Council 7:00 pm Circle of Sisters 7:00 pm Thursday Nite Live Congregational Meetings BANNER DEADLINE 8:00 am Arts & Crafts Fair Thanksgiving Give-away 4:15 pm Confirmation Class 1:00 pm Prayer Shawl 7:00 pm Thanksgiving Eve Svc 10:00 amHanging of the Greens

Bethel’s Annual Chili Cook-Off WHO: EVERYONE IS INVITED (not just Chili makers) WHEN: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th, 2010 12 O’CLOCK NOON WHERE: BETHEL’S FELLOWSHIP HALL WHAT TO DO: JUST SIGN-UP ON THE WELCOME SHEET WITH YOUR ENTRY AND/OR BRING A DESSERT.

Get your secret recipes cooking and your taste buds ready for some delicious food & fellowship! BRING IT ON…. IT’S THE CHILI SMACK DOWN OF ALL TIME!

Bethel Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday Nov. 20, 2009 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Come enjoy this fun fellowship event! We have 24 booths filled with handmade work. Items include: jewelry, journals, woodcrafts, Bird feeders, pet items, yarn purses, glass mosaics, original art work, knitted & crocheted items, note cards, baby items, Christmas ornaments, and much more. Yummy treats can be found at our bake sale too!

INSIDE This issue... Pastor’s Page

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Odds & Ends/Library News

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Serving Others

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Christian Education

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Youth/Outreach

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Bible Studies

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REAL Community

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Faith in Action-serving others

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Notes and Thank Yous

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Prayer Requests

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Birthdates/Anniversaries

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Please plan on doing some of your Christmas shopping right here at Bethel!!! (Proceeds from the bake sale, booth rental and Bethel’s craft booth will go toward the Youth group’s construction of drapery/framing decorations for their future Fall & Spring Dinners)


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Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. (1 Chr 16:8 NIV) “give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Th 5:18 NIV) From the beginning of the Scriptures to the very end, there is a recurring ring of thanksgiving. The Psalms especially tell us to give thanks. But the Scripture also remind us that our gratitude and thanksgivings have a direction . . . . . they are offered to the one who is the source of every good and perfect gift. There is a reminder too that thanksgivings ought to be on our lips in all circumstances and in all situations.

DO YOU KNOW THE MARKS OF DISCIPLESHIP? (Hint: think PoWeRSuRGe) Pray daily Worship Regularly Read Scripture daily Serve others Relate to other Christians in faith Give of your financial resources.

When we are reminded so often in scriptures to give thanks, the primary reason is to develop a heart of gratitude that comes from a habit of giving thanks. As we follow patterns that expand our gratitude and enhance our lives, we’ll find our faith strengthened and our lives and the lives around us blessed. So here in the month of November, the month generally dedicated to giving thanks, I thought I might offer you one possibility for you to consider. It may be a simple disciple that has lasting and far reaching effects in your life. All that's needed is a notebook, a pen, and a few minutes every morning. Every day reflect on the previous day and celebrate three blessings you experienced. Then put your gratitude into words by writing down a phrase about each blessing. Do this for the thirty days of November and then see what happens. You may find yourself writing down more, of course. But write down at least a phrase. And you may find yourself listing more blessings than three. But write down at least three. After a month has passed, you may want to keep doing this. But when you start, commit to thirty days. Let me warn you, however: this practice may transform your life. You may discover for yourself what the pastor and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer meant when he said: "It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich."

I give thanks for. . . . . . All of you Bethel & the spirit of Christ t ever present Christ Jesus our Lord Discipleship faithfully lived Eternal life & the assurance of heaven Food & Baby Pantry reaching our community in the name of Jesus Giving & Grandchildren Healing that comes by God Increasing faith Joy that goes beyond mere happiness Kingdom of God Laughter, that reminds me not to take self so serious Morning & all the possibilities of each new day New Testament. God’s Word leads & inspires Offer from God for forgiveness & opportunities to start again Parents who nurture faith & are examples of Christ for their kids. Quiet time to read the Bible & pray Rest at night from the presses & stresses of life Sensitive to the Spirit’s moving Time to spend with those we love Unchanging love of God Vision focused as we serve Jesus and His church Welcoming Spirit in our homes and church Xn –the text message spelling for Christian Yesterday, today and tomorrow Zest enthusiasm, & excitement for life & the people in my life You don’t have to do 26 thanks givings. Just 3. BUT if you write out 3 every day for a month you’ll have 90 blessings that you have named and that are treasures in your heart and life. You may find out for yourself the truth of perhaps the most famous sentence from the mystical writer Meister Eckhart: "If the only prayer you ever said in your whole life was 'thank you,' that would be enough." If the only prayer you ever said in your whole life was "thank you," that would be enough. Thank you for your continual love and support. Thank you for your encouragement and faith. Thank you for the blessing you are to me and my family. Love in Christ,

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There is so much to give thanks for. Let me see if I can get things jump started using the alphabet.

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Living the Marks of Discipleship…. WORSHIP REGULARLY

Coming Soon… Advent Dinners!! Bethel has a wonderful tradition of gathering for a meal before the Wednesday evening Advent worship services. This year’s dinners will be December 1, 8, and 15. Watch the Welcome Sheet SignUp in November if you would like to help with a dinner, bring food or plan on attending. Dorthy Pratt will be co-ordinating our dinners, please call her with any questions you may have...7732693

Please note: December 2010 & January 2011 Bethel Banners. . . are going to be combined to make ONE issue. In order to save on postage & printing costs and to make the most of our volunteer help during this very busy holiday time of year, we will be join these two months. If you have updates, articles, thank yous be sure to think ahead! Deadline will be NOVEMBER 10th, 2010 for this super issue. Contact the church office if you have any questions: 773-4315 Thank you!

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Library News

RE O M Prayer Shawl Update Anyone making prayer shawls and cancer caps should come to the meetings and receive instructions plus patterns. We have several patterns to choose from. All items will then conform to the patterns. Hope to see you all at our monthly meetings, the fourth Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. Thanks much for your help in this ministry!

If you are interested in funeral planning information, please check the church office or forms which are available on the Information Center.

Bethel Office Hours Our business hours are: Tuesday-Friday 8:30am--4:30pm Please call the church office for emergency numbers or to leave voice mail message for our staff. 317773-4315 November 2010

If you or someone you love is in need of a prayer shawl, or cancer cap please contact the church office. Maria Haisma 984-7353

May This Shawl By Rita Atkinson May this prayer shawl made for you Love, Be a mantle and sign of God’s healing presence. May it warm you when you are weary. May it surround you with ease in your suffering. May it encircle you with caring—when you are in pain. May it comfort you when you fell alone. May it remind you of God’s abiding love.

PRINTER CARTRIDGES RECYCLING UPDATE: THANK YOU to all who have donated their empty printer cartridges. Collections boxes are located in the Education foyer and on the shelf above the coat rack near the kitchen. All brands of cartridges can be redeemed. Bethel earns $2 for each cartridge. Keep up the good work! Thank you for helping Bethel and our world! We use monies earned for additional office supplies. THANKS!!!

Where does the time go?!? I can't believe that the season of Advent is almost here! Bethel's library has so many wonderful seasonal resources for folks of all ages! By the time that you read this, we will have the Advent books, videos and music on display on the table in the library, as well as on the table in the Fellowship Hall. Feel free to browse the displays and check out whatever interests you. Just fill out the card in the back of the book with your name, phone number and the date you are checking it out, and place the card in the clear plastic container provided. You can keep each item for a month. Please return ALL items to the lidded plastic box that is located in the library upstairs in the Christian Ed. building. Please do not return them to the display table in the Fellowship Hall. Quite a few people currently have overdue materials, so please return them ASAP! Remember, all materials are due one month from the date you check them out. If you need to keep them longer, please just write me a note and put it in my mailbox and I will renew it for you. If there is a book that you would like to see in our library, or a book that you would like to buy and donate to the library, just let me know and I'd be glad to help with that as well. Thanks! Happy Reading!! Chaleen Stevens Librarian

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Don’t you hate missing Church? What if you wanted to go and couldn’t because no one would take you? We are seeking volunteers to assist nursing home residents in making their way to chapel for service at Marquette Manor (8140 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD). Each Sunday afternoon from 2-3 pm. Contact Kevin Smith if you are interested 379-6130 Thank you.

Stewardship Moment The theme for this fall’s Stewardship Campaign is “Hope Worth Giving”. The message we find in Psalm 39:7 reads: “But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you” Our “Hope Worth Giving” sermon series began on October 17th and will conclude on November 14th. You will be receiving your Stewardship packet in the mail. We ask that you review the packet materials, and prayerfully consider how you will honor God with your gifts. Please return your pledge card during the weekend of November 14th. David’s prayer provides us with a tremendous message to contemplate as we search our hearts for how we will give back to our Lord…..1 Chronicles 29:14 “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.”

MARSH KROGER MEIJER Did you know that just by scanning your Meijer One card every time you shop at Meijer, you earn money for World Hunger? It is that simple! It is not a credit card and it costs you nothing. Pick up an application in the Fellowship Hall, fill it out...get your card. Then every time you shop at Meijer use your card. Where? Fellowship Hall between Sunday Services. All monies received from cards go to ELCA World Hunger. Thank you! November 2010


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Living the Marks of Discipleship…. Serving Others

VOLUNTEER CORNER—You are needed: E Food & Baby Pantry E Office volunteer E Fellowship Events: Chili Cook-off, Advent Dinners E Lend a hand keeping Bethel’s property in good working order E Be a Nursery Assistant...rocking chairs available Christian Coffee Fellowship: make coffee, serve and clean-up on Sunday morning stewardship E E Help lead worship: usher, communion assistant, reader, lay worship and more! I thank Christ assistant, acolyte, soundboard/projection team, Help with Youth group, or Confirmation class Jesus our Lord, E who has given Prayerfully consider where you fit into the work of Bethel Lutheran Church. me strength, Contact the church office 773-4315 with questions and watch for sign-ups on the that he Welcome sheet. considered me faithful, appointing me to his service. (1 Timothy 1:12)

Bethel Lutheran’s Kids Who Care: Care Bethel Lutheran’s Kids Who Care is a group comprised of children ages 3-10 and their families who participate in community service projects. Join us and Make a Difference! Our upcoming events include: There will be no formal KWC events for November and December. 1/8/11: We will kick off the New Year with our Bethel Food/Baby Pantry Drive. There will be a shift sign-up sheet in the hallway. This was a big success last year – help us make it even bigger this year! For more information on this group or to be added to the email list, please contact Denise Rezsonya at d.rezsonya@sbcglobal.net or 645-5126, or add your name and email to the sign-up sheet in the hallway.

Registration 2010-2011 Bethel Lutheran Preschool and Parent’s Day Out This weekday ministry is for children who are 18 months on August 1 through non kindergarten five year olds. Information is available on Bethel’s website and on the information wall in the narthex. To register, please contact Brenda Day, Director, voicemail 317-773-4315, Ext.15 or preschool@BethelLutheranChurch.com.

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NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: Nov. 10 for Dec. 2010/Jan 2011 Issue...


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We rejoice that four of Bethel’s young people received the sacrament of the Lord for the first time Sunday, October 17th. They are Olivia Ann Johnson, Alice Degala Kussow, Emma Kay Probst and Luke Anthony Pruitt. This is an important milestone in their Christian life and growth. We want to thank our young people for the Banners that are adorning our sanctuary walls. We share the joy and blessing with each of these young people. We pray that God’s sacrament will fill them with His love and strengthen them for His service. Mark & Linda Seifert

Dear Bethel Brothers and Sisters, Last week in my mailbox at LSTC I received a notice that my church…YOU…Bethel Lutheran are once again promising to support me in several ways this school year. I want to thank you for your generosity of financial support and prayers. The money that you have directed for my schooling will help me especially in my travels to and from Chicago this semester and will also help me with my books. In September, I started my third year at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, located in Hyde Park. My typical week has me driving to Chicago after Clay’s football game on Monday night and having class all day on Tuesday and a morning class on Wednesday. This semester my classes include Preaching, Christian and Muslim Relations, Constructive Theology and Hebrew. The courses are challenging, fun, insightful and inspiring! They never fail to surprise me and humble me at the same time! Later this month, on October 21st I will be sitting in front of an Endorsement Panel for my Candidacy into the ministry of the ELCA. It will be my third interview and is very important in my journey as a rostered leader. It is this interview which will determine whether or not I am ready for Internship in January of 2011…just around the corner! If you read this before the 21st…I welcome your specific prayers on this day. If you are reading it afterwards, I ask for your prayers to keep my mind open to what God is calling me towards every day and in the future. I know He has great plans for me…and you….and our church! God Bless You Always, Teri

PREPARING FOR BAPTISM Classes are held regularly for those individuals and families who are planning an upcoming baptism. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 7:00 pm. Sign up on Sunday’s Welcome Sheet if you will be attending this

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Up Coming Events & Stuff….

Youth Council Information Meetings are the 1st Sunday of the month (Family Worship Sunday) from 12:30-2:30pm in the Student Center. Elections will be held at the 11/7 meeting.

Youth Council Seat Nominations are… 11/3 - H.S. Midweek 6:30p8:30p 11/7 - Youth Council 12:30p 11/10 - H.S. Midweek 6:30p8:30p 11/17 - H.S. Midweek 6:30p8:30p 11/27 Sat. - Hanging of the Greens 10a

President– Hilary Lang and Nick Hunter Vice President– Trevor Sorenson and Kate Morgan Secretary– Erik Forbes and Sam Middleton Treasurer– Grace Abernathy and Zach Powell Youth Council is made up of students currently in grades 9-12. Meetings are open and all High School Youth are encouraged to attend. Matt Carr and Shannon Smith sit on the Youth Council as Advisors. Serving on Youth Council gives you an opportunity to learn the rules of order and leadership skills that will be useful now and in the future. If you have more questions or want to attend a meeting please see Matt, Shannon or Joe.

ATTENTION PARENTS:

If you would like to be included in the Parental E-Mail loop then you should send me an e-mail at joerudy@bethellutheranchurch.com with the sublect line “PARENT E-MAIL” so that I will have your current e-mail address.

We are forming a Property and Grounds GROUP that will meet every other month. If you have an interest to be a part of this group please contact Joe Rudy (joerudy@bethellutheranchurch.com) or Councilman Bill Hulka (redzr1@comcast.net). Dates and time TBA. Hanging of the Greens is 11/27 @ 10am. We’ll need all the help we can get to decorate the church for the Advent/Christmas season. SNOW SHOVELERS….It’s coming, we all know it’s coming. Bethel is preparing our winter protection force and we need YOU. Look at the welcome sheet to sign up or just contact Joe Rudy directly. November 2010


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Holiday Help: Once again Bethel will be sponsoring families for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The families come from the Good Samaritan organization, with special input from our pantry, outreach leaders and Pastors. Food and turkey for Thanksgiving meal will be distributed here at Bethel on Saturday November 20, 2010. Will also have our annual Thanksgiving luncheon and social time for the families. Pleases see the volunteer opportunity that follows. Look in the narthex starting October 24th for the tags that are needed for items. Please bring food items to Bethel by Friday November 19th. You may put cold items in the kitchen refrigerators. This is a wonderful family service project! Confirmation Students welcome. Volunteer Opportunity Food Pantry Thanksgiving Food Distribution and Luncheon Saturday November 20, 2009 9 a.m. Sort Food 9 a.m. Set up for Lunch 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Families pick up Food and join us for Lunch 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Clean up

♦ Helpers needed in the kitchen, setting up of tables, sorting, bagging and helping families carry their cars, and clean up. ♦ If you would like to donate a dessert for Saturday’s luncheon please bring it to church by 9 a.m. November 20. ♦ If you have questions or would like to contact me, please call Lynda Jennings 317 590 0746. Thanks!!

Do you exchange gifts within your small group or employer or family? Please consider helping those less fortunate in Hamilton County this holiday season in place of your normal gift exchange. The need is greater than ever this year. Contact Anna Renner 770-9154 or Lynda Jennings 590-0746 for more information.

Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank It's time for the fall school drives! HCH Food Bank will be working with the local schools to collect food for the Hamilton County food pantries. In October, we painted our food barrels "Harvest Yellow" in preparation - be sure to have your kids look for these! Plenty of help is need to weigh and sort. Our base of operations is at White River Christian Church Annex at 1605 N. 10th St. in Noblesville. Please sign up to receive an e-mail or phone notice of or work days & times. It is a great family holiday activity and open to all ages. Questions? Contact: Anita Hagen 317-439-9875 or stonycreekangus@aol.com November 2010


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Living the Marks of Discipleship……. READ SCRIPTURE DAILY

ADULT CLASSES

Men’s Bible Study We sped through the book of Mark...on to the book of Luke. See you there: Mondays, 7:30pm in the library on the 2nd floor of the Education building.

Women on Wednesday Bible Study Wednesdays 9:00—10:30 am 2nd Floor of the Christian Ed Wing This fantastic group is made up of women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and backgrounds so you will fit right in! All are invited and welcomed.

Men’s Saturday Sausage & Scripture Group (7:30-9:00 a.m.). Ever wondered how we got the Bible? Join us for an exciting new study on “How We Got Our Bible,” beginning Saturday, September 18. We will learn about how the Old and New Testament books were put together, important archeological discoveries, and the various translations and versions of the Bible over the years. Breakfast begins at 7:30 followed by our study from 8:00-9:00. Call Mark Seifert (776-1093) for more information.

Have an idea? Want to start a new group? Don’t be shy...God will give you what you need to get it going! Call the church office @ 773-4315.

Questions? Call Sherry Hape: 776-3705

Bethel’s Prayer Team...

Mondays 9:30am

Moms’ Bible Study Do you sometimes feel guilty because you are not the “perfect” mom? Through the Women of Worth study “Significance” we’ll each learn to appreciate ourselves as a whole person, grow closer to God and be able to say, “I like being a woman and want to be the woman God intends me to be.” Thursdays from 4-5:30 Childcare provided. Please join us! Any ?’s contact Jenny Sherrill

...prays weekly for our friends & family here at Bethel as well as needs of the food pantry and the Youth Detention Center. We meet on Monday mornings at 9:30, usually at the home of Trudy Kussow. If you have any requests or questions, please call Trudy 770-9628, Connie 773-0789

Simply Giving® Program Would you find it helpful to have your offerings taken from your bank account as you do other monthly payments? Thrivent Financial for Lutherans sponsors a program called Simply Giving®, which offers this service for people who wish to have offerings transferred electronically to their church’s account. Just contact the Pastor Wade @773-4315 for more information. It is so much easier than writing a check, no muss, no fuss...and you won’t miss an offering. GENERAL & BUILDING FUND FINANCIAL UPDATE General & Building Fund Combined

July

August

September

YTD

Contributions

57,024

67,835

50,445

531,612

Expenses

55,438

58,661

56,961

543,273

Difference

1,586

9,174

(6,516)

(11,661)

(Please note: this is General & Building Fund combined)

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Living the Marks of Discipleship……. RELATE TO OTHERS IN LOVE

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SCRAPBOOKING GROUP First Saturday each month/6:30 pm Bring a munchie to share and your scrapbooking supplies. We will share ideas, tools and fellowship. For more information call Marcia Liennemann at 877-6105

CIRCLE OF SISTERS We are a circle of Christian friends who enjoy using our hands and hearts to create baptismal & sanctuary banners, send cards to shut-ins, and much more. We love doing Heaven’s Handiwork! We meet the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month @ 7pm in the Church Fellowship Hall (unless otherwise stated). Please join us! For event info, watch the Bethel News!!!

Questions? Call Suzy Patterson @ 258-1002

Bethel Book Club  Book Club met recently and selected several titles for the upcoming months. November.................. Little Bee by Chris Cleave December..................The Christmas Train by David Baldacci January......................Chosen by a Horse by Susan Richards February.....................The Walk by Richard Paul Evans

Bethel’s Bingo Ministry

(Just-Over-Young)

Third Tuesday of Watch the Bulletin or contact Linda Crist for dates and location. Linda Crist at 317-758-6748 lcrist@wildblue.net

EUCHRE GROUP— Join us the 2nd Saturday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Singles and couples are welcome. Please bring a snack to share. Contact: Linda Burdett: 770-9242

Sunshine Club...helps by providing meals to members who are sick, recovering from surgery, or who have had a baby. Please contact one of Bethel’s pastors or our coordinator Amy Hilton 776-2142 amyjankowski@yahoo.com

JOY GROUP

each month 11:30am. Join us for lunch and fellowship. Location will be in the Bethel News each month. Sign up on the Welcome Sheet if you plan to attend.

PATHFINDERS

Jenny Sherrill, 770-7394 jenny@thesherrills.com or Linda Reynolds 877-8523 ljreynolds97@verizon.net.

We are looking for ladies & men who would enjoy playing bingo once a month (the 4th Monday) at 2:30pm with the residents of Maple Park Nursing Home. We have so much fun and takes about an hour and a half. If interested, please call: Kyle Smith 984-5692, Joy Diamond 896-5247 Please join us!!! November 2010


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Living the Marks of Discipleship‌‌. SERVING OTHERS

FAITH IN ACTION reaching out to those in need

Pantry Volunteers:

"If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." 1 John 3:17-18

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The pantry team would like to thank the 30 Bethel Youth, Joe Rudy, adult volunteers and Noblesville Meijer for undertaking a successful pantry shopping trip. Joe arranged the youth into groups and had them shop for needed pantry items. The team that shopped for the items and paid the least for them won the bragging rights. Meijer cards (donated to us through the Simply Give program at Meijer) paid the $1200+ price tag! We were even able to evangelize a bit along the way as we spoke to curious Meijer shoppers. What a WIN-WIN night. Thanks youth for helping the needy in our county.

Pantry News At a recent pantry coordinators meeting, a couple of us mentioned stories that tugged at our hearts, so we would like to share these with you. 1. The first was a simple question a little boy asked of his mother. "Mommy, do we have to pay for this?" This was a reminder to us that some of the children are processing how getting and buying food at a store is different from getting food free from a church. We want the child to leave with a welcome and warm feeling and maybe someday he or she will look back on the low point in his family's life and realize that God was there in the people of Bethel.

2. Another story is from a mother who walked in for the first time to the pantry. Her child, around age 3, said as they entered Bethel "Jesus is here, Mommy". Again , this family had never been to Bethel or the pantry. The mother felt compelled to relay this statement that the child had made to one of the pantry workers.

Little "God moments" like these make all the volunteer hours and money spent worthwhile. If you would like to participate in these God moments, contact Jill Dietz to sign up for a time.


CONGREGATIONAL NEWS….

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BAPTISM God’s richest blessings to: Alexander Christian...son of Josiah & Andrea Denny...baptized Aug 29 Vanessa Marie...daughter of Dan & Marie Lange...baptized Sept. 18th Leah Renae...daughter of Neil & Michelle Whitehead...baptized Sept. 25 Mason James….son of Jacob & Autumn Miller...baptized on Sept. 26th Justin Matthew...son of Jason & Sarah Manro...baptized on Oct. 10th

SYMPATHY Our Christian sympathy is extended to: All those in our Bethel family who have lost friends and loved ones: Kurt Sorensen & family as they mourn the loss of his stepmothers, Helen Sorensen Sherry Hape & family as they mourn the loss of her husband Ron Hape.

WEDDINGS…Congratulations and God’s Blessings to:

BIRTHS Welcome to our world… Nicholas Michael…son of Jason & Katie Jennings...born Oct. 8 Joshua David…grandson of David & Brenda Day...born Oct. 10

Gatewood’s A big thanks to everyone who gave of their time, made those yummy baked sale items and who purchased supplies!!! Thanks to Kurt & Carol Linke who chaired the effort! We raised about $750!!! Hope to see you next year!!! To our Bethel family, We feel so very blessed to belong to this great church and count you all as family. Thanks to all of you for your love, prayers, cards, food, flowers...and all the ways you showed your kindness to us at this time of loss. In His Love, Sherry Hape and family

A big thank you to all who contributed to the Pumpkin Fest bake sale and food stand. Over $750 was raised for the Bethel Lutheran Preschool Scholarships. A special note of appreciation to those who worked at the event serving food, being cashiers, organizing baked goods, frying tenderloins, and assisting in setting up and tearing down—and doing so despite the first heavy rain in six weeks! November 2010


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Living the Marks of Discipleship……. PRAY DAILY Please keep these family members, friends, and loved ones in your prayers:

Hear my prayer, O LORD, Give ear to my supplications!

Bruce Hoffmann—peace & comfort Nancy Lubs—melanoma Jillian Apel—health, growth Alex Denny—upcoming cranial surgery November 1 Tony Fulton—-praying for financial blessings, work to pick up Melissa Kiefer—medical testing for health issues Chris Roberts—broken foot, healing Julie Schalburg Williams—mourning the loss of her mother, Joan Fuller Kathryn Bittinger—improved health Brooklyn Scherer—daughter of Collin & Missy Scherer—growth & strength Brenda Dark—financial concerns, healing of physical/emotional pain

FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF MEMBERS

Answer me in Your faithfulness, in Your righteousness! Ps 143:1

Member Hospitalized?? If a Bethel family member becomes hospitalized, please contact the church office and let us know. HIPPA regulations prohibit hospitals from contacting us directly so it is up to you to keep us informed.

Clay Lawson—grandson of Bruce Hoffmann—Massive infection, paralysis Chuck Meier—friend of Gary Melby—malignant, inoperable spinal tumor Lynn Rezsyona—mother of Dave Rezsyona—cancer, peace & comfort Cathy Rowley—sister of Brenda Hinz—breast/bone cancer, healing, faith Kay Alford—friend of Helgemos—battling cancer Wendy Bowman—Godmother of Denise Rezsonya—breast cancer Paul (Mike) Penn—friend of Moffitts—awaiting liver/kidney transplant Aiden Brown-5 yr old student at Liz Carr’s school-stage 4 neuroblastoma Ronald Bambule—brother of john Bambule—pancreatic cancer Bill Clark Sr.—father of Bill Clark—cancer, recovery, strength, hope Molly—battling 2nd round of breast cancer Kristin—friend of Angie Reid—young mother facing breast cancer Mark Wooster—friend of Bethel—Parkinson's Kelly Kellen—cousin of Jill Dietz—health issues, strength Family & friends of Pat Satchwill—sister in law of Jenny Satchwill—as they mourn her passing Ann Marie Frasz—friend of Amanda Horton—strength & healing Family & friends of Bill Horne—friend of John Jameson—as they mourn his passing John Markor Janet Dinnan—sister of Carol Warning—continuing family challenges & struggles Alan—friend of Abernathy’s—colon cancer Patsy K.—coworker of Kira VonVlon—lung/brain cancer Carol Corbett—sister in law of Linda Beach—recover from spinal surgeries, healing Pray for safe travel for Roger Fulton, healing for Peggy Fulton Trudy Stewart-Swartz—grandmother of McCool’s—Parkinson’s Mary McFarland—mother of Shirley Fouts—96 yr old, broken hip David Hobbs—friend of Dallas Millikan—possibility of losing leg Alice Baucum—aunt of Marsha Millikan—healing after surgery Ruth Satchwill—sister in law of Jenny Satchwill—awaiting results after completing chemo (lung cancer) Mike—friend of Steve Middleton—stroke, healing Scott Mathews—brother of Rob Mathews—coma post op; brain tumors

Please help us to care for our family with visits, prayers, cards, meals etc….but we can only do this if we are notified in a timely manner. Thank you!!!!

ADULT LIVING & HEALTHCARE CENTERS November 2010

Madeline Scherer Levera Millikan Alice Ann Burris Jean Geren Evelyn Hilton Dorothea Leach Jane Owens Rosemary Fulton


Chaz Hettrick Benji McHenry Lauren Watson Barbara Erney Abby Root Bridget Root Hannah Wishart Reece Corley Craig Crowe Clay Ditslear Angie Bullock Mary Jo Mikulski Lincoln Schneider Clara Behrendt Brenda Flayton Jacob Hamm Ellie Score Tiffany Thomas Aubrey Williamson Chris Wood Anna Bockelman Laura Visscher Sam Zajac Lilly Bragg Morgan Fisher Brett Thomas Luke Herr Andrew Habel Max Rudy Tammy Walters Tria Yoder Mike Kiefer Kaden Derrer Quentin Derrer Elsa Friedemann Megan Hunter Sara McHenry Karen Mullin Kayla Pembroke Madalyne Herr Jessica Kerns Mary Mickelson Stan Renner Anna Reynolds Elijah Reynolds Noah Reynolds Jamie Smith Jenn Gustafson Mariah Hooper Betsy Horton Patrick Lichtenberger Mark Moritz John Waters Sabrina Burdett Jill Dietz Kevin Hardie Annette Lang Curt Linke Ann Poland Erin Warning

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Carl Behrendt Brenda Day Caroline Jacobus Karen Holleb Bill Hulka Brooke Swanson Britt Burns Jeremy Burns Tony Rivera Steve Middleton Ben Pruitt Terry Root Suzanne Bedrava Matt Lackner Walt Morgan Drew Schwartz Jessi Balascio Paige Beeman McKenna Corley Carter Schwartz Margaret Gronau Annabel Speth Julie Morgan Rick Hatcher Abigail Hurt Marcia Lang Tracy Nestander Mary Scherer Carter Swart

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Matt & Ethel Kussow Shannon & ShellySmith Jason & Katie Jennings Steve & Tammy Middleton Tim & Angie Reid Bart & Lee Anne Burrow Paul & Ann Poland George & Lu Olp Tom & Maria Ging Richard and Jan Budach Matt & Liz Carr Chris & Anna Renner Bill & Shirley Fouts Casey & Twila Cooper Shawn & Linda Reynolds Mike & Kathy Score

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BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH 20650 Cumberland Road Noblesville, IN 46062-8823 Phone: (317) 773-4315 Fax: (317) 773-8026 e-mail: office@bethellutheranchurch.com Visit our website: www.bethellutheranchurch.com Senior Pastor: Rev. Douglas Gast Visitation Pastor: Rev. E. Dean Windhorn Associate Pastor: Rev. Heather Apel Associate Pastor: Rev. Wade Apel Youth/Property Director: Joe Rudy Music Director: Tim Yoder Secretary & Editor: Cathy Crosley Church Council President: Tim Sherrill

COME WORSHIP WITH US! Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Praise Worship Sunday: 8:00a.m. Traditional Worship 9:30 a.m. Blended Worship 11:00 a.m. Praise Worship Sunday School: 9:30 am (During school months)

Midweek opportunities for all ages! Channel 19: Sundays at 1:30 am, 7:30 am, 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm The vision of Bethel is to be a dynamic, life-changing church of fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ. Join us! November 2010

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