News & Announcements
Growing and Serving in Christ so that all may know God’s love.
The Rev. Angela Freeman-Riley, Pastor
Eric Richardson, Director of Music – Gerald Crawford, Organist
Bethesda Bulletin Update – September 15, 2019
ALTAR FLOWERS are from Charles and Kathleen Sieving to the Glory of God and in honor of our 30th wedding anniversary.
LARGE PRINT BULLETINS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO NEED THEM. SPEAK WITH AN USHER OR PASTOR FOR ASSISTANCE.
WELCOME ORGANIST BILL ZURKEY!!
RALLY DAY & BLESSING OF THE BAGS TODAY! Come and join the fun for the start of this year’s Sunday School programming. Sunday School classes are offered for all ages, preschool 3’s through adults, and meet weekly from 9:45-10:45. We also will be offering a BACKPACK/BAG BLESSING TODAY. Bring your school bag or work bag for a special blessing and gift at either service, 8:30 or 11:00.
BOOK CLUB will meet in the church lounge at 10:00 am on September 18. We will discuss Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan. Everyone is welcome.
LET’S EAT OUT! Join us at Houlihan’s on Wednesday, September 18 at 6 pm. Houlihan’s is at 25651 Detroit Rd. (Williamsburg Square) in Westlake. Sign up in the Narthex.
BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS – Joan Appleby will perform blood pressure checks in the church library September 29 and November 10 (between services). Please note date changes.
FLU SHOTS will be offered on September 29 from 9:30 – 11:30 in the Fellowship Hall. This year’s flu shots will include the senior shots as well as the quad. Some insurance will be accepted and Medicare coverage as well.
CHURCH DIRECTORY – Bethesda is compiling and distributing a directory complete with photos! Photos will be taken October 17, 18 and 19. Signup on-line or contact the church office.
NOW HIRING!! Bethesda Childcare Center is now hiring part-time childcare workers. If interested, contact Jenna Portik at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 440-808-8802.
BETHESDA VISITOR – We are working on the next issue of the Bethesda Visitor. To have something included, please email a plain word document – no fancy formatting please – to Julie Feagler at email@example.com and copy Chrissy Morscher at firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos can be submitted as .jpeg. Deadline September 17.
LUTHERAN OKTOBERFEST – September 21, 2019, Cleveland Metroparks (Brooklyn). Join us for fellowship, food and fun at the 3rd Annual Oktoberfest. New this year is the Cornhole Tournament, with cash prizes. The Dunk Tank is back again. For more information, enter the Cornhole Tournament, purchase tickets, or see the Dunk Tank lineup go to: www.lutheranoktoberfest.com.
SCOUTS OPEN HOUSE – September 29, 3 – 5 pm at Bethesda. Do you have a son or daughter or know a boy or girl age 11-17 who loves the outdoors and is interested in becoming an Eagle Scout some day? Join us at the Scouts BSA Open House to learn about the exciting opportunities in scouting.
FIRST MUSIC CONCERT – LES DELICES – Performing French Baroque music for voice, strings, winds and baroque guitar, and is inspired by the grand feasts, extraordinary gardens, glittering ballrooms, and delectable desserts of the 18th-century France. Free and open to public. September 29, 3:00 pm @ First Lutheran Church 1019 West Fifth St., Lorain, OH 44052.
WEEKLY PRAYER LIST is an ongoing list of prayer concerns that Bethesda distributes. If you’d like to include a prayer to that list, please contact the church office or speak with Pastor Angela. As prayer concerns change or are no longer needed, you are invited to connect with the office to share an update. Thanks for helping us to keep our prayer concerns and joys updated.
CHURCH OFFICE COMMUNICATION emails are as follows: email@example.com or
Pastor Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Office hours Monday – Friday 9:00am – 2:00pm
RESTROOMS/CHANGING TABLE – Restrooms are located in the east hallway (cut through library). Baby Changing Station is available in the church nursery, also located in the east hallway.
ANNUAL WOMEN’S RETREAT – “Be the Change”. Sometimes life forces us to change or change comes from a quiet interior move…but no matter, we all go through change in our lives. And without our faith, we might find the process insurmountable. Join us for a weekend of rest and renewal. Friday, November 1 5:30 pm – Sunday, November 3 noon at Villa Maria Education & Spirituality Center (Pulaski, PA). Cost $220/person for room, 5 meals and program. For more Information contact Marcia Starr or Hopie Barth. Registration deadline October 1.
FRAGRANCE SENSITIVIES – It has come to our attention that several Bethesda members have extreme sensitivities to perfumes and colognes, a condition that is worsened in a gathering of people in enclosed areas. Allergy symptoms due to fragrance sensitivity can cause respiratory problems or skin allergies. In addition, individuals with fragrance sensitivity can become increasingly sensitized over time to the point they cannot tolerate any exposure. Please be aware and considerate of our fellow members before applying perfume or cologne.
CHILDREN’S BULLETINS & BUSY BAGS – Please ask an usher if you would like a children’s bulletin and/or busy bag with activities to keep your child(ren) occupied during worship.
WHAT’S GOING ON AT BETHESDA? HOW CAN I SCHEDULE AN EVENT? There is a calendar with the most up to date information available at https://bethesdaonthebay/calendar. If you need to schedule an event, email Chrissy at email@example.com.
ALTAR FLOWERS – We have an opening on December 15 for anyone wishing to beautify the altar. Sign the flower calendar in the narthex. You may donate flowers for any occasion or simply for the beauty of the service. The cost of flowers is $25 (unless you have a special request.) Checks should be made out ASAP to Bethesda on the Bay. In the memo area write “Altar Flowers” and the date the flowers will be on the altar. Place check in the offering plate or mail/give to the church office. Questions can be directed to the office: 440-871-2276.
CANCER CARE QUILTERS / PEACEMAKERS – Thursdays 9:30 am in Rooms 7-8 at Bethesda. We would love to have some more willing hands to make care quilts for the Moll Center Pavilion at Fairview Hospital Cleveland Clinic.
It has come to our attention that several Bethesda members have extreme sensitivities to perfumes and colognes, a condition that is worsened in a gathering of people in enclosed areas. Allergy symptoms due to fragrance sensitivity can cause respiratory problems or skin allergies. In addition, individuals with fragrance sensitivity can become increasingly sensitized over time to the point they cannot tolerate any exposure. Please be aware and considerate of our fellow members before applying perfume or cologne.
Offer To Help, Locally
The Knickerbocker Senior Center provides residents of the Knickerbocker Apartments, with educational forums, musical events, holiday parties, summer cook-outs, and many other regularly scheduled activities. While the residents that are able to contribute do so, increasing costs have put some programs at risk. HUD regulations prohibit any rental or operating income being used to fund these events. Such activities must be funded by private donations. Your consideration, when making charitable contributions, would directly impact the lives of the residents. The center, under the auspices of Bay Interfaith Housing, has the IRS designation of 501(C)(3) and therefore is tax deductible. Please make checks out to Bay Interfaith Housing (on memo line write KSC) and place in the Narthex table container. Another way of giving is after-party leftovers. Chinet or decorative plates, cups, napkins, coffee and tea are welcome. Giving brings out the best in us!
-Gayle Cajka, Knickerbocker trustee 835.3577
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