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April, 2020

Volume 17, Issue No. 4

I hope you are doing well in these unusual days. This edition of the Open Door...


 


Join us as we respond to God's amazing gift of grace -- through faith, fellowship, and service to others.

 

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith -- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God." (Ephesians 2:8)

  Sundays at Bethel  

Worship (Communion - First Sunday)
[Nursery Available During Worship]
— 11:00 am —
Christian Education (All Ages)
— 9:30 to 10:30 am —
Coffee & Conversation
— 10:30 to 11:00 am —

Read Our Latest Bulletin
Sunday Bulletin - Facebook Live Service — 09/20/2020



Do you love to read? Do you enjoy discussing that "best book ever", but often can't find anyone who has read it?  Do you want a brief interlude when you can talk and think about things other than what your normal routine requires?  If you said "yes" to any of these questions, then we may have something that you'll like – the TN TEN Book Club!
 
DOWNLOAD THE 2020 TN TEN BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS



The web sites listed below provide helpful information about many aspects of the Presbyterian Church (USA) denomination, as well as all sorts of other interesting stuff!

Clicking on a link title will cause a new window to open.



  • Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • The "master" site for our denomination. Here you'll find a wealth of information covering most everything you might want to know about us.
  • Presbytery of East Tennessee
  • This is the web site for the regional Presbyterian Church (USA) organization that oversees Bethel and all other PC (USA) churches in East Tennessee.
  • Synod of Living Waters
  • The Synod of Living Waters is the multi-state PC (USA) organization that oversees the presbyteries in states of Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee (are we organized, or what?!)
  • The Presbyterian Foundation
  • Invest your money in a way that helps you and helps others.
  • PCUSA Investment Loan Program
  • The Presbyterian Church (USA) Investment & Loan Program provides opportunities to invest in church growth. PILP holds Bethel's morgage from our remodeling, and with enough investments it is possible to get reductions to our mortgage rate.
  • Bethel on the Move
  • Watch a time lapse video of Bethel's most recent move in 2008. Photography by David Doonan; used with permission from Roane County News.
     

    Bethel Happenings
    (updated September 20, 2020)
    Worship and other church activities are suspended until October 18

    You can watch our September 20, 11:00 am worship service (via Facebook Live) by clicking HERE.  

    Also, remember to join Rev. Wendy each Wednesday at noon live on Facebook (click HERE) as she shares an inspirational devotional.

    September 14, 2020
    Dear Friends,

    It is hard to believe that it is already the middle of September, but here we are.  As you may remember we are scheduled to resume in person worship on Oct 18.  Session meets this Sunday to evaluate that date.  We would welcome your thoughts and plans, so please email me and let me know if you would feel comfortable returning to in person worship on October 18.  you can email me HERE.  Thank you in advance!

    This week we have several study opportunities. Our racial justice conversation continues tonight at 6:30pm. On Wednesday, we will continue our Bible study on Encounters with Jesus in the Gospel of John at 6:30pm. I hope to see many of you at one or both of the study opportunities this week. Please contact the church office for access information if you wish to participate.

    Please continue to pray for Jon and Marge Hettrick, Katie Gurtis, Jill McMaster and Jackie Rylander.  Please add Diane Russell who is suffering from daily migraines.  Let us keep the people living on the West Coast in our prayers as they battles fires and dangerous air quality.  Also pray for people on the Gulf Coast, especially those in Louisiana who are facing another hurricane. 

    May your week have more laughter than tears and more joy than sadness. 

    Grace and peace,

    Wendy
       
    Kingston Lakeside Market
    It is exciting to announce the prospect of a farmers market in Kingston in 2020.
    (scroll to the bottom for links to our survey and application forms)




    The idea of a market was initiated by Bethel Presbyterian Church as part of their vision as an Earth Care Congregation. It will be established with the cooperation of the City of Kingston. The proposed site will be in the city parking lot directly behind the church at 203 S. Kentucky Street. The market will be held every Saturday from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM starting next spring. At this point in the process, we are seeking information from customers and potential vendors. To establish this market it will take community support. We cannot have a market without vendors and shoppers. This will be “our” market referring to the residents in and around the Kingston Community.