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The Bethel News November 2014

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    Bethel Staff the   Bethel News Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church Psalm 149 Embracing the World Martin Luther declared that a new Christian must withdraw from the world for a season, but upon reaching spiritual maturity he must embrace the world as the theater of redemptive activity. His message was, “Away with the cowards who flee from the real world and cloak their cowardice with piety .” Perhaps the greatest need for our day is the need to market Jesus Christ. The church must become expert in marketing, not in the slick Madison Avenue style but in an aggressive, yet dignified way. The marketplace is where we belong. It is where needy people are found. It is not enough for the church to hang a welcome sign on her door. We dare not wait for the world to come to us. God never intended the Christian community to be a ghetto. The church is not a reservation. Yet the pervasive style of modern evangelicalism is that of a reservation or a ghetto. We can argue that it is the secularist agenda to put us there and keep us there. But such arguments won’t do. We are there because it is safe and comfortable to be there. The secularist hates the light and is quite willing to offer us a bushel for it. Shame on us when we buy custom-made bushels and willingly place them over our candles. To hide the light or to restrict it to a reservation is to do violence to the gospel and to grieve the Holy Ghost. http://www.ligonier.org/learn/devotionals/embracing-world/ NOVEMBER 2014   Fred Scragg……………………………………….………….Pastor Steve Geier……………………………....Administrative Assistant Dan Wick.................…………………………………....Caretaker   THE BETHEL NEWS NOVEMBER 2014 2 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1   2   10:30 AM Worship 11:45 AM Call to Prayer   3   4   5   7:30 PM Bible Study @ Church   6   7   5:30 PM Boys Club Lamplighters 6:00 PM Confirmation 7:00 PM Youth Group   8   9   10:30 AM Worship 11:45 AM Call to Prayer   10   7:00 PM Trustee’s Meeting 11   1:00 PM Leisure Timers Luncheon   12   7:30 PM Bible Study @ Church   13   14   5:30 PM Boys Club Lamplighters 6:00 PM Confirmation 7:00 PM Youth Group   15   16   10:30 AM Worship 11:45 AM Call to Prayer   17   18   19   7:30 PM Bible Study @ Church   20   21   5:30 PM Boys Club Lamplighters 6:00 PM Confirmation 7:00 PM Youth Group: Thanksgiving   22   1:30 PM Youth Group: Ugly Sweater Thanksmas Banquet $20   23   10:30 AM Worship 11:45 AM Call to Prayer   24   25   26   7:30 PM Thanksgiving Communion Service   27   Thanksgiving   28   No Youth Group   29   30   10:30 AM Worship & Communion 11:45 AM Call to Prayer   Notes:   THE BETHEL NEWS NOVEMBER 2014 3 Anniversaries 11/3 Roger & Lynn Martinsen 11/14 Ray & Norma Sherland Birthdays 11/1 Marion Millner 11/3 Stan Wick Karenn Ressa Jeanine Styuvesant 11/7 Eric Haegeland 11/8 Kristi Forland 11/11 Georgette Poukamissas Nicholas Malatos   Youth Group News November 7 7: In The Dark Games November 15 @ 7:00- 9:30pm Lets Get Physical November 21 @ 7:00-9:30pm Thanksgiving Dinner November 22 1:30pm Thanksmas Banquet Cost $20 November 26 7:30pm Thanksgiving Eve Communion Service November 28 No Youth Group   11/13 Madisen Oderwald 11/14 Adriana Randazzo 11/21 Sandie Stedjan 11/25 Richard Paulsen 11/26 Daniel Wick 11/28 Karen Forland Timothy Foreman    THE BETHEL NEWS NOVEMBER 2014 4 Upcoming Events Eastern Region LB Youth Rally UGLY SWEATER THANKSMAS BANQUET Saturday, November 22 nd  1:00-8:00pm Hillside LBC, Succasunna NJ Cost: $20 Games, Gingerbread house decorating contest, Just Dance, Crafts & More!!! Leisure Timers Luncheon Tuesday November 11 th , 2014 @ 1:00 PM Speaker: Paul Vaccaro  Thanksgiving Eve Communion November 26 th , 2014 @ 7:30 PM Join us as we gather around the Lord’s Table to receive God’s grace and give testimony of the love that He has lavished upon us in Jesus Christ.. Youth Group Thanksgiving Friday November 21 st  @ 7:00-9:30 PM This is our annual event where we come together and thank God for all the blessings that He has given to us.
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