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Welcome to Bethel!

Bethel News

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Join us for the next First Wednesday Speaker Series, Oct 4. Enjoy An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story[Offsite Link] and learn about one of the most influential American theologians of the 20th century. Read the details and please RSVP[Offsite Link].

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Hurricane Relief— This season has seen some of the worst hurricanes on record, and there may be more to come.
From Texas to the Dominican Republic, Lutheran Disaster Response[Offsite Link] is there. As a church, we’re standing by our neighbors who have already been affected, and we are ready to assist in additional locations as disaster strikes.
Your gifts will be used entirely (100 percent) for direct response. Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support for those whose homes have been devastated or who have been otherwise affected by hurricanes.
Give online at: https://community.elca.org/USHurricaneRelief[Offsite Link] or at Bethel Lutheran Church. We will pass on any donations given for disaster Relief.

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Join us Sundays except Sep 24 for a new Adult Ed series. Inspired by the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this seven part study is based on Augsburg Fortress’ new study By Heart: Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. This video study is led by Pastor Ben. Read the course description and schedule.

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Bethel Quilters are organizing an outing with the Bethel Bus on Thu Sep 21 to the Pleasanton Quilt, Craft, & Sewing Festival[Offsite Link]. You can sign up in the entry. The bus leaves around 9:30am and returns around 4:30pm. The event is free but bring $5 for the bus. Contact Patricia Myerholtz for more information.

Paint and Pinot Night this year is Sep 22 at 6pm in Torvend Hall. Enjoy painting, dinner, and bring your own wine.
Cost: $50 per family, $30 per couple, and $20 per individual.
Call the Office at 408-252-8500 to sign up.
Nursery Care available along with kids’ activities and kids’ dinner.

Sign up for an Out ’n About trip! Watch for announcements and sign up in the Welcome Zone on Sunday or on the Out ’n About page.

Bethel’s Young Adults group has published a new schedule of events for Apr–Oct. Courtney & Joel hope you will join them for some of them!

Learn about being a Jesus Loving Llama. Be bold for Jesus! Read more on our Llama page!


What’s Been Happening

Bethel’s 2017 Kid Connection Carnival, was Aug 27. This event, on the Bethel School playground, was the kick-off for the 2017-2018 year. Watch this slideshow of photos that Amanda Laughlin collected.

On Aug 19, Out ‘n About enjoyed Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes in San Jose. Bethel’s own Michael Schrey and David Schrey work on this show. Thank Molly Schrey for the photos.