Mission Alaska 2017 – UPDATE:
Our short term missionaries do not depart for Alaska until June, but you can start supporting them today! When you purchase SCRIP you can designate your rebate to go directly to Mission Alaska. You can also support the team directly by writing a check to Bethany and giving it to either Pastor Seth or Kayleigh. Look for their upcoming Cooks Night Out events coming up later in the spring. You can also give online at the Mission Alaska GoFundMe Page: www.gofundme.com/missionalaska2017
- Trip dates are June 24-July 3.
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Lutheran World Missionaries
serving in Foreign Mission Fields
Please keep in prayer our Lutheran World Missionaries serving our Lord and spreading His Word around the world.
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Questions on Mission India or want to be involved...contact the church office and leave a message for Pr. Jacob.
The Mission India team would like to remind all the generous donors that it is time to continue your support of kids at Happy Home and Lutheran School for the next academic year. God bless your sacrificial giving.
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Brianna Esswein was a beloved daughter of Bethany.
She passed away in December 2005 doing the Lord's work in Nigeria.
These are Memories of Bri.
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2017 will observe the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Of course, we know how important an event and how Spirit driven and directed, the even call the Reformation was for the church; what some might not be aware of is that it was also one of the most important events in the world history.
Concepts we American's love such as individualism, nationalism, capitalism and separation of powers find their roots in the Reformation. Yes, for us American Evangelicals, that is what the Reformers called themselves before being dubbed "the Lutherans", we know that the Reformation brought about something far more important than these "temporal" blessings. The Reformation returned the Church to the Word of God as the sole source and norm for belief and behavior of the corporate Church and the individual Christian. It also clearly articulated "eternal" truth and CORE teaching of Christianity with the words that one is Justified (made right with God) BY Grace, (God's undeserved favor on account of Jesus' Person and Work) THROUGH Faith (Trust that what Jesus did He did for us and it counts for us) FOR Christ sake (His holy and precious blood and His innocent suffering and death) APART from Works of the Law (the conviction that we cannot save ourselves nor contribute to our salvation, rather all the Glory goes to God!)
In honor of the Reformation, and to once again herald the faith of the Reformation in the place it was born the LCMS has purchased the "Old Latin School" in Wittenberg Germany and is renovating it in partnership with our sister church in Germany to be a site for individual growth and study and a center for mission outreach in an area where currently more than 80% of residents identify themselves as Atheists.
In order to help support this mission, known as the Wittenberg Project, we here at Bethany collected gifts of coins with the hope of collecting gifts of 500 pennies, 500 dimes, 500 quarters, etc. Our efforts made it possible to send $2000.00 to the Wittenberg Project!
To learn more about this project via their website and/or read a recent newsletter, please click the links below: