goes to Pat Kimball for years of service to the scrip program. Pat is now going to be free to hear the entire service, sing the last hymn, and hear the benediction. We honor her devotion
For those interested in the book David referenced in his sermon last week, the title is Birdlike and Barnless; Meditations, Prayers and Songs for Progressive Christians by Jim Burklo.
Bethel Congregational UCC will be receiving new members Sunday October 28. If you have been visiting with us and would like to learn more about what it means to join the church, please join Pastor David for two informational sessions: October 14 and October 21 in the Narthex Conference Room from 11:30am –12:30 pm. These sessions are designed to give a brief orientation to the church, and to answer questions you may have about membership.
There will be a graveside service at Lincoln Memorial Park at 1:00 pm on Monday, October 15.
Scripture...... Luke 14:11-23
Sermon........ “A Feast for All People”
All Church Potluck
Video of Steve’s sabbatical travels
Bethel's first annual "GREAT CHILI COOK‐OFF" is scheduled to be a tasty addition to the Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct 13th . We are looking for chili cooks who would like to compete to be Bethel’s Chili Master Chef. Some of the chili entrants may be better suited for Hell’s Kitchen but this is not appropriate for a church event. The winner of this year’s cook‐off will receive a prize that identifies him or her as the best chili cook at Bethel and retains these bragging ights until next year’s \cook‐off.
Mark your calendars for an all-age festival to celebrate the harvest, school start-up, and anything else that strikes your fancy. Tentative plans include a chili cook-off, a Bunco tournament for adults and youth, and games for the younger children. The Faith Development Committee is planning the event. Watch for further developments.
Grade School................................Hannah Lindsay & Linda Kimble
Middle School................................Greg Johnson
High School..................................Ron Horres
You may have noticed that we have struggled this summer to fill the slots for lay reader, coffee maker, clean up, and usher. The online sign up just doesn't seem to be as EASY or
successful as we had hoped. So the Diaconate has determined that we will try to bridge this
gap. The slots that are blank will be filled in from the Time and Talent sheets. When that
assignment grid is complete the calendar will be sent out. As was the previous practice, it
will be your responsibility to trade with someone if you are unavailable on the date
after Music Sunday’s World Communion Worship Service to be followed by a video of Steve’s sabbatical travels this last summer.
to learn on Labor Day of the death of John Randall, father-in-law of Pastor David. Our thoughts and prayers are with David, Jeanne, Caleb, and Jacob.
Rev. Randall-Bodman is with the family in Pennsylvania for the memorial service this weekend, so we are grateful to the Rev. Jean Doane for being willing to step into the pulpit on short notice to lead our service on Sunday.
Confirmation Sunday and communion have been postponed until next week, Sunday