During our pastoral vacancy, Bethel is focused on assessing our ministry in terms of addressing questions such as “Where might God be calling Bethel to action?” Our Winter-Spring Bethel Zoom Forums will provide Bethel members and friends with opportunities to look at more of our core ministries: Worship Life, Personal Spirituality, Faith Formation, Serving Opportunities, and more.
Please use this Zoom link to join Adult Forum.
January-February 2022 Theme: Our theme is “Bethel’s Worship Life.” As we continue to assess our mission during our Pastoral Interim and Transition, our focus for January will be the music ministry of our congregation.
Guest Speakers: Bethel’s Music Director Dr. Stephen Mager and Worship Board Chair Matt Bear.
January 5: Worship: Epiphany Eve Vespers
January 12-19-26: “Aspects of Bethel’s Worship Life”
February 2: Worship: The Presentation of Our Lord (Candlemas Vespers)
Our most public ministry is worship on Sunday mornings as well as evening seasonal emphases. This worship foundation has been enriched by a half century of “Center Celebrations” that have encouraged creative liturgies and varieties of musical expression. During this time of pastoral transition, after our Fall 2021 focus on assessing other aspects of our mission as a congregation, we now focus on our most visible ministry. Our theme is illustrated by worship services that are bookends for our topics. Our presentations will also be informed by the “Nairobi Statement on Worship” of the Lutheran World Federation in 1994: Worship is (1) transcultural, (2) contextual, (3) counter-cultural, and (4) cross-cultural