Weekly News & Updates for Bethel Lutheran Church

June 9, 2024

SUNDAY WORSHIP at 9:30am in the Sanctuary

Can't make it in person? Join us live online. Click below to join us!



In Our Prayers

Bethel's Ongoing Prayer List

John and Brenda Adair

Bill Bailey

Pat Blevins

Gene Borror

Pat Clevenger

Martha Copenhaver

John Gavitt

George & Linda Hoenig

Bob Hollingsworth (upcoming surgery)

Brenda Johnson

Carolyn McTague

Betty Nichols

Carol O'Brien

Darlene Olsen (sister of Tom Carpenter)

Michelle Perone

Allen Pierce

Mel & Bert Poling

Paul Van Doren

Pastor Bob Young



Bethel is in the process of organizing our next "New Member" class for this summer and would love for anyone who is interested in learning more about becoming an "official member" of Bethel to sign up and we will plan our process accordingly. 


 Please sign up either via the QR code below or by sending an email to Pastor Dave (pastordave@bethelwinchester.com) indicating your interest, your contact information, and the best way to contact you to let you know the details. Please sign up for information by June 9th. We will be in touch during June with our summer plans.

We appreciate your presence with us and truly value your prayerful consideration of joining our fellowship of faith.


Peace and Grace,

Pastor Dave  

Upcoming Events

June 12 1pm MSV Gardens of glass exhibit

June 15 4:30pm Luther's Table Gathering

June 21 6pm 3rd Friday Trivia

June 23 3pm Pride Worship

June 24 5:30-7:30pm VBS starts and runs through June 27th

July 22 8:30-1pm Camp Follow the Leader starts and runs through July 26th

August 4 Graduating Senior Quilt Presentation

Join Bethel members and friends at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley 
Wednesday, June 12 - 1 pm 
Bring a bag lunch and meet at the entrance to the formal gardens where you will find picnic tables.
Special exhibit - Gardens of Glass (Fee: $15, $10 youth (13-18)/senior (60+), $5 ages 5-12, free to ages 4 and under. Free to MSV Members, 
The exhibit includes 30 larger than life sculptures in the formal gardens by glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith. Highlights include three dragonflies with delicate glass wings spanning over four feet each, a chandelier of 600 autumn colored glass leaves suspended from a maple tree, and a 16-foot tall stainless steel dandelion topped with a puffball made of iridescent glass. Also, a special creation - a sculpture with 40 delicate glass apple blossoms!
Of course, those not wanting to view the Gardens of Glass exhibit always have free access to the main MSV building every Wednesday.  

Luther’s Table Gathering

Luther’s Table group meets June 15th at 4:30 – 6:30 pm

at Fredericksen’s at 116 Wickham Terrace Winchester.

Potluck is welcome. Please RSVP to 443-783-0076 v/t


Luther’s Table is a group of Bethel men and women who meet roughly monthly to discuss various topics as seen through a Lutheran lens. Attendees prepare for and lead the discussions. Previous topics include “Who was Judas?”

and “How do Jews and Christians relate?”

June 21st 3rd Friday Trivia

Doors will open at 6 p.m., we will have cookout style food options. Food will be available starting at 6:30 p.m., and trivia will begin at 7:30 p.m.

If you'd like to join us dinner is $10/person

($5 for each child under 12).

 We might have childcare available onsite for a donation.

There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in trivia.

(save the date July 19th for the next trivia night)

June 24th - June 27th


5:30-6:00 Kid-friendly Dinner provided

6:00-6:15 Opening Group

6:15-6:45 Session One in small groups

6:45-7:15 Session Two in small groups

7:15-7:30 Closing Large Group

"Compassion Camp: What Every Living Thing Needs" from Illustrated Ministry

Our best-selling Compassion Camp curriculum is back with a brand-new edition. Compassion Camp is a program where participants explore what it means to have compassion for themselves, others, and the world.

While Compassion Camp is geared toward K–5th graders and preschool-aged children, it is highly flexible, adaptable, and fun for the entire church (and includes activities for youth, as well).

Through Compassion Camp: What Every Living Thing Needs, participants will explore what all living

things need to live—shelter, food, water, air, and community—and how we can have compassion for

the living earth. Through awareness, gratitude, wonderment, reciprocity, and kinship, participants will

consider how to become co-sustainers and participants in the work of God’s creation. 

Using Psalm 104 as our grounding text—and supported with additional scripture—participants will take a close look at the interconnectedness of the whole earth, humans alongside the more-than-human world.

Session 1: Every Living Thing Needs Shelter—Shelter Protects Life

Participants will develop their skills of awareness as the first step in compassion by noticing how God provides shelter in the Bible.

Session 2: Every Living Thing Needs Food—Food Energizes Life

Participants will practice gratitude for food by compassionately acknowledging the world God made

(as described in Psalm 104).

Session 3: Every Living Thing Needs Water—Water Hydrates Life

Participants will seek wonderment in the power and vulnerability of water by learning about the cycles of God’s life-giving resource and how we need to protect it compassionately.

Session 4: Every Living Thing Needs Air—Air Sustains Life

Participants will explore reciprocity in the function of air by seeing their own breath as the sign of God’s Spirit that breathes in them and how the world’s influence on the air affects what they receive through it.

Session 5: Every Living Thing Needs Community—Community Produces Life

Participants will identify their kinship with the world by understanding their membership in, and connection with, the diverse “neighborhood” of God’s creation.

If you are willing and able to help please contact Pastor Heidi at heididavidyoung955@gmail.com

To register please use the QR code below or fill out a form located in the Sanctuary entry.


The new bulletin board outside the Office is where we are posting community events as well as handouts of interest from Edie McGoff, our Parish Nurse.

We also will be promoting our supply drives and the items needed for them. Collection bins are underneath the bulletin board.

Want to post something? Please contact the office.

Nursery Volunteers Needed

Would you like to volunteer in the Nursery?

Please contact Matt Meade at office@bethelwinchester.com

2024 Worship Assistants Needed

We are looking for people to help with Sunday morning worship. We are scheduling teams monthly, no more than once per quarter (ideally once per year). We especially need volunteers for January & February as many of our volunteers served in the past few months.

Greeters (4) - arrive by no later than 9am Sunday morning. 2 will be stationed at the doors to open doors & welcome people to Bethel. 2 will be stationed one on each side of the AV Booth to hand out bulletins and point out any flyers or signups.

Ushers (2) - arrive no later than 9:15 on Sunday morning. Stand near the AV Booth to help worshipers find seats as needed. Collect the Offering and assist with directing people to Communion.

Communion Assistants (3) - can also Greet on their selected day if they choose. Pastor Dave assigns people to teams just before Communion begins. One team stands in the center and the other starts on the choir side then moves to the baptismal side.

If you are willing to volunteer in any of these roles, please contact the Bethel Office, office@bethelwinchester.com or 540-662-3245

Scripture Readers are scheduled by Pastor Dave pastordave@bethelwinchester.com


By popular demand, we now have Bethel Logo Wear available! You can order directly from Logo Sportswear using the link below. There are multiple options for both men, women & children and includes hats, jackets, fleece & shirts.

Bethel will receive 15% of all sales.

Logo Wear Order

Electronic Giving to Bethel

Please consider setting up electronic giving so Bethel will receive your gift, even when you cannot join us in person.

You can also mail your check to Bethel Lutheran Church, 2077 N Frederick Pike, Winchester VA 22603.


Picture Share

Calling all amateur photographers and social media posters:

We would like to be able to share your photos of Bethel activities. Are you:

Attending a Women's Ministry function?- send us a picture

Attending Men's Breakfast?-send us a picture

Quilting with friends at the Quilting Group?-send us a picture

Having fun with friends at Youth Ministry?- send us a picture

We would like to share all of these events as well as any trips or other "get togethers" on our social media and our website. So please take pictures (make sure that you ask permission to post them) and send them to bethelpictureshare@gmail.com so that we can show everyone what a wonderful family we have at Bethel!

Email Pict

Email Bethel Pictures


Weekly Women's Coffee Hour

Thursdays 9am via ZOOM (Meeting ID 86309309339, Password Jesus4U)

Women's Book Club -Will be continuing "The Women” by Kristin Hannah.

They will meet to discuss the book on Tuesday June 25th at 7:30pm location TBD.

Please contact Diane Milburn at tdmilburn94@gmail.com or Lynda Grymala at lrgrymala@yahoo.com if you have any questions.

First Friday Fellowship

July 5th 2024 9:30am at The Golden Corral in Winchester. If you have any questions please contact Barbara Simmons via her email barbara.h.simmons@comcast.net


Men's Ministry Breakfast

We meet the first Saturday of each month from 8:30-9:30am at Backseat Bar & Grill (104 Full House Drive, Winchester, VA 22603).

Pastor Dave and others will lead devotions and conversations.

Join us July 6th


High School Youth

The high school youth are trying to schedule days/times that they can meet for lunch or dinner as a group. 

If you would like more information on either or to suggest a fundraiser please contact Mel Siebert at melsiebert99@gmail.com or by clicking the link above.


Want to join our High School Youth Group? Contact Mel Siebert at (youth@bethelwinchester.com) or by following the link below.

Mel Siebert


Keeping your health goals on track

Parish Nurse Notes
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