Bethel Lutheran Church
3166 McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, Florida 33761
The Lessons for the Second Sunday in Advent
The First Lesson – Isaiah 11:1-10
The Epistle – Romans 15:4-13
The Gospel – Matthew 3:1-12
Sermon Text: Isaiah 11
Sermon Theme: “The Giving Tree”
Rev. Eric T. Eichinger is officiating this week.
We, the people of Bethel Lutheran Church come together as a family of faith, prayer and service, striving to respond to the call of Jesus to love God and our neighbor, carrying out His commission in Matthew 28:19, “to go into all the world.” By virtue of our baptism, each member is called to share in the work of witnessing to and within our Lord’s Kingdom and His call to bear His name to others.
Sunday – 8 & 10:30 AM Worship with Holy Communion
9:15 AM Adult Bible Class/Sunday School/Women’s
12:00 PM Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
Monday – 9:00 AM Bulletin deadline
Tuesday – 5:30 PM Trustees
7:00 PM Elders
Wednesday – 10:00 AM Advent Worship (lunch follows)
5:15 PM Joy Bells
5:30-6:10 Advent Supper served
6:30 PM Advent Worship
7:15 PM Chancel Bells
Thursday – 8:00 AM BBBs
9:30 AM Women’s Bible Study/Potluck follows
Friday – 12:00 PM Snowbirds/Sunbirds Advent Potluck at Bethel
Saturday – 9:00 AM Gifts & Greens Wrap-up meeting
ADULT BIBLE CLASS Ron Perkins leads our class on Get Ready for Jesus – Preparing to Celebrate Christmas. Grab some goodies and a cup of coffee on the way in. We meet in the Great Hall at 9:15am Sundays.
TODAY IN SUNDAY SCHOOL the children learn the story of “Jesus Changes Water into Wine” at the wedding in Cana. Through His first miracle, Jesus revealed Himself to be true God. God uses His Word and physical means – water, bread, and wine – to reveal to us that Jesus is our Savior. Discuss the story with your children: How we are like the disciples, not sure just who Jesus is? How do we sometimes doubt Him and His Word?