ANNOUNCEMENT: Bethel will only hold a 10:30 AM worship service at Bethel Fergus Falls today. All Sunday School, confirmation, ministry activities and other worship services are CANCELLED at BOTH CAMPUSES.

Posts with the category “news”

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Building Dedication Ceremony in Chad!
September 19th, 2021
Gethsemane de Meube (the Bagirmi School) held a dedication ceremony on September 15 for the recently completed classroom building. There is now a permanent structure where each grade can comfortably l...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Business Meeting - September 26, 2021
September 19th, 2021
A business meeting has been scheduled for Sunday, September 26 in Battle Lake. This will be an in-person meeting without an online Zoom option.Date & Time: Sunday, September 26, 12:00 PMLocation: Lake...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Fergus Falls Lot is ready for parking!
August 14th, 2021
The parking lot at Bethel Fergus Falls will be ready to use Sunday, August 15.The lines will be painted during the following week, so cones will be set out as a guide.If you attend Bethel Fergus Falls...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Staff Transitions and Additions
August 9th, 2021
If you were unable to attend the business meeting on Sunday, August 8, 2021, please take a few minutes to watch this video. Pastor Dave shares several significant staff transitions and updates with us...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Battle Lake Building Update (August 2021)
August 3rd, 2021
There's been a lot of waiting happening this summer as we look forward to a permanent ministry location in Battle Lake. Our hope was to start building in the spring, but that has obviously not happene...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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All classrooms completed at Bagirmi School!
June 11th, 2021
One of the three Bethel's MAKE ROOM projects was to build a classroom for each of the six grades at Gethsemane de Muebe, the school started by missionary Nathanael, in partnership with the Chadian mis...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel Fergus Falls Update - June 11, 2021
June 11th, 2021
If you’ve driven past Bethel Fergus Falls within the last week, you’ve noticed that the machines are sitting still. After a few weeks of constant work, what’s going on?Although visible work outside pa...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Three Bagirmi School Classrooms Finished!
May 22nd, 2021
It's been reported by Lutheran Brethren International Mission that the construction on three of the six classrooms for Gethsemane de Meube (the missionary run Bagirmi School) has been completed! As yo...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Groundbreaking in Fergus Falls
May 22nd, 2021
Fergus Falls, MN, Tuesday, May 19, 2021On Sunday, May 16, 2021, Bethel Lutheran Church held a dedication and groundbreaking ceremony as they plan to expand both their building and parking lot at their...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Make Room Commitment Goal Reached!
April 9th, 2021
Pastor Dave sent the congregation an exciting update about Bethel's Make Room Initiative.The following are some of his words:"I am thrilled to share this update on our Make Room commitment goal! Remem...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Jenny resigns as Director of Children's Ministries
March 4th, 2021
Jenny Mathiesen has submitted her resignation as Director of Children’s Ministries. We are thankful for 11+ years of service she has given to Bethel Church and invite you to pray for her and her famil...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel sends 80% of commitment to Bagirmi School
March 1st, 2021
We are thrilled to announce that Bethel has reached 80% of our Make Room commitment goal, releasing 80% of our commitment to Gethsemane de Meube (the Bagirmi School) to offset cost of the construction...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
Make Room Plus Explanation
February 26th, 2021
Thank you for your generosity, Bethel! God has been working through you in 2020 to help Bethel reach 80% of the commitments to the MAKE ROOM campaign goal. Your generosity indicates a strong commitmen...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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A Prayer on Inauguration Day
January 20th, 2021
1 Timothy 2:1-2 - "I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people -- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quie...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Ensenada Partnership Update - January 2021
January 8th, 2021
News from Mexico Baja EnsenadaIt has been one year since we had to cancel our April 2020 trip due to COVID-19.  We have been in touch with the ministries we have been partnering with on a very regular...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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December USDA Fresh Box Delivery
December 16th, 2020
Another USDA Fresh Box delivery will be arriving in Fergus Falls on December 19! These deliveries include fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy products, and pre-cooked meats. The boxes are free and open to ...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
Christmas Eve with Bethel
December 7th, 2020
You're invited to celebrate the birth of our Savior with Bethel Church on Christmas Eve. Services will be happening at both locations at multiple times, providing extra space to safely worship togethe...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Another USDA Fresh Box Delivery
November 27th, 2020
Another USDA Fresh Box delivery will be arriving in Fergus Falls on November 28. The delivery will include the same items as the October delivery: fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy products, and pre-cook...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Pausing In-Person Gatherings
November 19th, 2020
Bethel Church,As the number of COVID-19 cases rise significantly in the Fergus Falls and Battle Lake areas, we have decided that it is prudent to pause all in-person gatherings in our building startin...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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USDA Fresh Box Program
October 18th, 2020
Two USDA Fresh Box deliveries will be arriving in Fergus Falls before the end of October. These deliveries include fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy products, and pre-cooked meats. The boxes are free and...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Kickoff Sunday and more!
September 18th, 2020
Bethel Church,This weekend is Kickoff Sunday! Join us in-person and online to celebrate the beginning of our ministry year.A CELEBRATION GATHERING will be happening at both campuses:Bethel Battle Lake...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Exciting Battle Lake Facility Opportunity!
August 17th, 2020
We have an incredible opportunity for the Make Room vision for Bethel Battle Lake!A donor developer has offered to build a facility, leasing the building to Bethel with the option to purchase in the f...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Ensenada Partnership during COVID-19
August 16th, 2020
During COVID-19, Bethel Church was unable to follow through with our annual spring mission trip to Ensenada, Mexico. The Bethel Missions Team voted to send funds set aside for the cancelled trip, alon...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Sanctuary Renovation Update - July 31
August 3rd, 2020
Below is an update on the sanctuary renovation from Pastor Rich Iverson and Daryl Synstelien.......  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Weekly Update - July 30, 2020
July 31st, 2020
Bethel Church,The past few weeks have been a wild ride. Thank you for your patience, your grace, and your commitment to the mission of Bethel Church. We will continue to proclaim the message of Jesus ...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Weekly Update - Face masks and worship
July 25th, 2020
Thank you for your commitment to the mission of Bethel Church! Also, thank you for your patience through all the careful adjustments, quick changes, and bumps along the way. Your faithfulness, grace, ...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Weekly Update - July 10
July 11th, 2020
Bethel Church,Thank you for all your support and patience during the last two weeks as we started renovating the sanctuary. Your faithful giving has made it possible for Bethel to MAKE ROOM in prepara...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Sanctuary Renovation Update - July 8
July 8th, 2020
Pastor Rich and Daryl Synstelien share an update on the current sanctuary update at Bethel Fergus Falls. A lot has happened in a week!......  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Weekly Update - July 1, 2020
July 1st, 2020
Bethel Church,A lot has already happened this week and some decisions were made yesterday regarding weekend worship, so we wanted you to know that now. The pews and carpet have already been removed fr...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Current Sanctuary Renovation Update and Plans
June 26th, 2020
Click image to download a PDF file of the design. Bethel Church, below is a message from Bethel Chairman, Daryl Synstelien regarding some updates and plans for our current Bethel Fergus Falls sanctuar...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel Weekly Update - June 25, 2020
June 25th, 2020
Bethel Church,More opportunities and events are being added to our calendar on a weekly basis. See below for some upcoming events and the results of our business meeting from Tuesday evening.WORSHIP t...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel Update - June 12, 2020
June 12th, 2020
Thanks for being a blessing and hope to your neighbors as Bethel has been MAKING ROOM for our community during the last few months!By the way, if you attend Bethel Fergus Falls worship, we have notice...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel Update - June 5, 2020
June 5th, 2020
Bethel Fergus Falls Youth Group Bethel Church,Praise God for his gracious invitation to participate in His mission! As part of God's mission, Bethel gets to "proclaim the message of Jesus Christ so th...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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In-Person Worship on May 31, 2020
May 27th, 2020
Bethel Church,Guess, what? You have the option to worship in-person this coming weekend!For those of you who are ready and able to join us, we invite you to two different in-person worship options on ...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel Ministry Update - May 21, 2020
May 22nd, 2020
We're excited to celebrate this Memorial Day weekend with a Drive-In Worship service in Battle Lake on Saturday evening! (Details below)Due to the thunderstorms forecasted for Sunday morning, we are a...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel's Ministry Update - May 15
May 15th, 2020
We continue to ride this rollercoaster that we trust God will use for his glory. If we pay attention, I believe we will see evidence of God's work. In some cases, it's a slower pace, our faith lived o...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel's Ministry Update - May 8
May 8th, 2020
Bethel Church,We hope you're doing well, enjoying the rain and sunshine, and resting in God's peace and truth. How can we share that truth and care for those in need around us? How can we MAKE ROOM in...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel's Ministry Update - April 30
April 30th, 2020
Bethel Church,Thank you for your patience during this time of isolation. We are looking forward to the day when we can get together again. While we are living apart, we hope to continue serving God in...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel's Ministry Update - April 24
April 24th, 2020
Bethel Church,We have heard from many of you how you appreciate the kindness and support of those around you. And, we know many of you are those bringers-of-joy that we hear about. Bethel pastors and ...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel's Ministry Update - April 17, 2020
April 17th, 2020
We just got to celebrate Jesus' resurrection together! We hope, as part of Bethel Church, you are encouraged and reminded on a regular basis that Jesus is for you, that God loves you more than you can...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen