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Bethel News

LWR Personal Care Kit

One of the projects for our next iServe Sunday, Apr 30, is to assemble as many Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief (LWR) as possible! We need your help to respond to this need. Over the next 4 weeks please bring these items to church on the requested Sunday, for the kits:

  • Apr 2 Bath-sized towel (between 20”x40” and 52”x27”), (dark color please)
  • Apr 9 Bath-sized bars of soap (8–9 oz each), any brand, in original wrapping
  • Apr 16 Sturdy comb
  • Apr 23 Metal nail clippers (attached file optional)

You can read more detail and important guidelines on this LWR page[Offsite Link].

Maker Fun Factory VBS

Mark your calendars! Vacation Bible School Maker Fun Factory is July 10–14. Registration is open! Sign up by Apr 17 for a discount.

Sign up for an Out ’n About trip! Coming up are a trip to Golden Gate Park Apr 22 and a Rodeo in May that has a signup deadline of Apr 23. More trips are planned in 2017. Watch for announcements and sign up in the Welcome Zone on Sunday or on the Out ’n About page.

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Join us Sundays for an Adult Bible Study of “What We Believe.” This ten part study is based on Part I of Randy Frazee’s book Believe.[Offsite Link] It is not necessary to buy the book; however, feel free to bring a Bible. This video study is led by Pastor Ben. Read more! Note: there is no class on Apr 2.

Come to Lent Soup Suppers & Vespers, Wednesdays, beginning at 6:30pm in the Fireside Room.

  • Mar 29: Butternut Squash from Erik’s DeliCafé
  • Apr 5: Vegetarian Soup from Erik’s DeliCafé

Sign up online![Offsite Link]

Easter Eggs

Join the Bethel Easter Egg Hunt 10am to noon Apr 15 on the School Lawn.

  • 10:30am egg hunt for 3 yr olds and under
  • 11:00am egg hunt for 4–6 yr olds
  • 11:30am egg hunt for 7 yr olds and up

Plus free snacks and craft activities!

Bethel’s Young Adults group has published a new schedule of events for Apr–Oct. Travel with Out ’n About to Golden Gate Park Apr 22. Courtney & Joel hope you will join them for some of them!


Learn about being a Jesus Loving Llama. Thanks to your Kid Connection offering and an anonymous matching gift, Amanda Laughlin reports purchasing two llamas for families in South America![Offsite Link] Read more on our Llama page!

What’s Been Happening

Bethel’s Family Game Night on Mar 24 was a fundraiser to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Walk MS: Silicon Valley[Offsite Link].

Bethel’s WELCA[Offsite Link] Blanket Making on Mar 19 provided blankets to local foster kids.

Bethel Out ’n About went to Mission San Juan Bautista, queen of the musical missions, for a lecture and tour Mar 11. Thanks to David Herberg for sending the photos in this slide show.