Worship Schedule
10:00 AM Worship w/ children's church
 

Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday
8 AM - Noon

ADULT BIBLE CLASS
Bible class at 9:00 AM. in the Fellowship Hall.

 

View the April 2018 Calendar. 
View the Worship Assts. for April
list. 
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Sunday Mornings
Please join us on Sunday mornings at 9 AM in the fellowship hall at church.

Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study
Pastor Groh's Wednesday evening Bible study will be at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

Small Group Bible Study
Meeting Thursday, April 25th at 1:30 PM at the home of Sharon Witt. Everyone is welcome.

"Bring Your Neighbor To Church" Sunday
This Sunday (and every Sunday) is "Bring your neighbor to church" Sunday. Do you know someone who is unchurched or their church attendance has lapsed? Invite them to come with you to church this Sunday. You'll be glad you did.

FELLOWSHIP HALL
Reminder: Make sure you reserve the Fellowship Hall by signing up the date and time on the Calendar for all events. The calendar is on the wall in the church office. Current dates in April that are reserved:

Fellowship Hall:
Sunday, April 15th 11:30 - 2:00 - Dwelling 1:14 (Group 2)
Sunday, April 29th 12:00 - 5:00 PM - Private Party
Sunday, May 6th 11:30 - 5:00 PM - Private Party
Sunday, May 20th 11:30 - 2:00 - Dwelling 1:14 (Group 2)
Sunday, June 17th 11:30 - 2:00 - Dwelling 1:14 (Group 2)
Saturday, June 23rd 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Private Party
Sunday, July 8th thru 11th - VBS
Sunday, July 15th 11:30 - 2:00 - Dwelling 1:14 (Group 2)
Sunday, August 5th 11:30 - 5:00 PM - Private Party
Sunday, August 19th 11:30 - 2:00 - Dwelling 1:14 (Group 2)
Sunday, Sept 2nd 11:30 - 5:00 PM - Private Party
Saturday, Sept 15th 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Wedding

Education Bldg:
Sunday, July 8th thru 11th - VBS
Saturday, Sept 15th - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Wedding

CONFIRMATION SERVICE HOURS
The 9th & 10th grade Confirmation class will be going to the Open Door Mission on Saturday, April 20th. We will meet here at the church at 8:45 AM. We need at least one more parent to volunteer to drive. All parents are welcome.

Dwelling 1:14
Dwelling 1:14 meets every 4th Sunday evening at 6:30 PM. The April meeting will be held on Sunday, April 29th due to the Guest Speaker planned in our Fellowship Hall on April 22nd. The April 29th meeting will be held at the home of Tammy and Todd Meyer at 6:30 PM

ITEMS NEEDED
-Empty clean ketchup bottles with caps and Golf Tees. Please give to Shirley Kading or drop off in the church office. These items are needed for upcoming projects.
- NEW GREETING CARDS NEEDED-Bethany Heights is running low and in need of new greeting cards. The greeting cards are displayed in a rack and available to the tenants free of charge. A number of tenants take advantage of this opportunity to stay connected with family and friends. Types of cards that are especially popular include Birthday, Thank-You (not blank cards), Get Well Soon, Thinking of You/Friendship, Sympathy and Anniversary. We will also take Christmas Cards year round. The cards can be dropped off at Bethany Heights or drop off in the church office.

SPEAKER - CURTIS FRY (C.H.O.I.C.E.S)
On Sunday, April 22nd, at 5:00 PM, Curtis Fry will be speaking in our Fellowship Hall on C.H.O.I.C.E.S. - How are your choices affecting you and those around you? The suggested audience is ages 4th grade and up. We hope everyone will attend.

St. John's Cookbook
We still have some St. John's Cookbooks left. The cost is $10 per book. Please talk to Shiree Jensen or Alice Goodell to get your copy.

RightNow Media!
Our church now has access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media that has a HUGE library of faith-based video Bible studies that you can access whenever and wherever you want-on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.

RightNow Media has videos for everyone-kids, youth, parents, married couples, college students, single adults, working professionals-all aimed at helping you grow in your faith. If you have not signed up yet, please do so. Did we mention that it is free? If you deleted your invitation, let Nancy know and she will send you another invite.

If you have found a video course you like and would like to recommend it to others, let Pastor know.

Toner Cartridge Recycling
There is a receptacle in the narthex at church (under the coat rack) where used toner/ink cartridges may be placed for recycling.

Serving the Meal at Mohm's Place
St. John's will be helping to serve the meal at Mohms' Place the third Saturday of every month from 4:30-6:30 p.m. We will be helping again on Saturday, April 21st, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. If you can help, please show up at Mohm's Place by 4:30 p.m. We especially need men to help out. Thank you.

Christian Estate Planning
Will your financial support of the mission of our congregation end at your death? By including a gift to our congregation in your will or trust your giving can continue even after your death. For a planning meeting before you meet with your attorney, contact our congregation's Christian Estate Planning Counselor, Jim Schroeder, at 515.490.7371 or jim.schroeder@idwlcms.org

Nibbles Sign-up
We need people to sign up to bring food for nibbles before church in April. If you can help, there is a sign-up sheet on the board in the narthex at church. Thank you. Board of Missions.

Crescent Food Pantry News
The Pantry is open Tuesdays 5-7:00 pm and Saturdays 1-3:00 pm (Phone: 712-545-9031). Thank you to everyone for donating money and food products benefiting the Crescent Food Pantry! I could not do the work at the Pantry without all of you. Thank you and God bless. Tammy Meyer

April Food Pantry Volunteers
April 14th - Phyllis Reimer & Nancy Rodenburg
April 21st - Barb McIntosh
April 28th - Mindy Bonnet & Eileen Kuhnle

SUMMER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Summer volunteers are needed at Children's Square USA. Contact Lisa Milbrath at 712.309.6261

BETHANY NEWS
Volunteer and Spiritual Life Tea - "Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead. We are proud of our Volunteers, Sponsoring Congregations, Pastors and Secretaries. We want to say thank you to you. Whether you've served as a Key Lady; led worship; helped out with Bingo, a Birthday Party or the Auxiliary; baked a pie, cake or have helped out at the Ice Cream Social; whether you've contributed or helped at the Salad Luncheon; whether you have provided volunteer time visiting Residents and Tenants or helping with an Activity; or whether you have supported us through contributions or prayers or anything else; we want to recognize and thank you. Please join us as we recognize our volunteers on Sunday, April 15th at 2:00 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Home, 7 Elliott Street. Join us for an afternoon of fun, fellowship and entertainment as we say thank you for what you have done for Bethany Lutheran Home and Bethany Heights. We look forward to seeing you on April 15th.

Auxiliary Meeting and Bake Sale - Please note that the April meeting of the Bethany Auxiliary will be held on April 9th at 2:00 p.m. This will be the quarterly meeting and bake sale. This year the bake sale will be held at both Bethany Lutheran Home and Bethany Heights. Individuals are encouraged to donate baked good items for the sale. (Items packaged in smaller quantities are always appreciated by the Residents and Tenants). Please do not price your items. Thank you for your support of this fundraiser.

Update from Bethany Spiritual Life/Chaplain Discussion - We would like to express our appreciation to everyone who attended the "Coffee and Conversations" on March 11th as well as those unable to attend, but shared their thoughts. We had representation from 8 of our 14 sponsoring congregations, including Congregation Members, Delegates, Bethany Auxiliary, Pastors and Board Members. We had a great discussion and will be sharing the information in more detail with the Bethany Board and our sponsoring congregations in the coming few weeks. If you have any thoughts you would like to share, please feel free to contact Diane Carlon at 712-329-5451 or you can e-mail her at carlon@blhs.care. Due to the length of the material shared and the discussion information, we are unable to include it all in the newsletter. Please be watching for more information in your church or feel free to contact us. **Our thanks to Emanuel Lutheran for allowing us to host the gathering at their church. We greatly appreciate it.

Omaha Gives! (and Council Bluffs too) coming May 23rd - Bethany Lutheran Home and Bethany Heights will once again be participating in the Omaha Gives program this year. Omaha/Pottawattamie County's 6th annual 24-hour charitable challenge is set for May 23, 2018. The on-line giving begins at midnight with a minimum $10 donation and hourly drawings and prizes to make your donations go further. In 2017, nearly 19,000 individuals came together to support nonprofits with gifts of $10 or more through omahagives.org. Last year this generosity resulted in 923 nonprofits in Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie counties receiving more than $7.8 million in donations and prizes during the event. Bethany Lutheran Home was a recipient of giving dollars as well as additional challenge dollar support. More information will be coming. Please mark your calendar and consider supporting Bethany through this giving challenge May 23rd. Thank you.

RESPITE CARE NOW AVAILABLE AT BETHANY HEIGHTS - We are pleased to announce the addition of Respite Care at Bethany Heights. Respite Care offers caregivers/family members a short-term break while their loved one is cared for in a safe, secure, senior community setting. For more information about the program or to set up a visit, please contact Paula Fandry at 712-328-8228.

Bethany Heights Apartments Available - Bethany Heights Senior Living Community has several apartments available for seniors. Do you know someone or perhaps even you, who would enjoy the benefits of living in a senior community? Maybe someone interested in living independently or having the benefits of an assisted living community? Bethany Heights offers both independent and assisted living services in apartments ranging in sizes from a Studio to Two Bedroom/Two bathroom. As an individual's needs increase, services are delivered directly to your apartment. Something unique to the area. We'd love for you to schedule a visit. Small pets are welcome. Some Long Term Care Insurance Policies are eligible for use at Bethany Heights. For more information or to set up a visit please contact Paula Fandry at Bethany Heights 712-328-8228.

Employment Opportunities at Bethany - Bethany currently has several positions available. For more information, please visit www.indeed.com or contact our HR Director, Debbie Butcher at 712-328-9500.