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Gospel Text for August 21, 2016     Time After Pentecost - Lectionary 21
Luke 13:10-17
10Now [Jesus] was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, "Woman, you are set free from your ailment." 13When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. 14But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, "There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day." 15But the Lord answered him and said, "You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? 16And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?" 17When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.
Gospel Text for Aug 28, 2016     Time After Pentecost - Lectionary 22
Luke 14:1, 7-14
1On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely. 7When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. 8"When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; 9and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, 'Give this person your place,' and then in disgrace you would start to take the lowest place. 10But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, 'Friend, move up higher'; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you. 11For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."
12He said also to the one who had invited him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. 13But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. 14And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."
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The Star of Bethlehem announced the birth of the Savior and led the magi to Bethlehem to worship Jesus. We like to say that every person at Bethlehem Lutheran Church is a “Bethlehem star.” We want to make Jesus known in the world. We invite you to Bethlehem.
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August Calendar
August Newsletter - Bethlehem Star
Worship Servers May - August 2016
Vinton Feeds the World
God's Work, Our Hands
Food Packaging Event
2016 Date: September 11, 2016
2016 Goal:  50,000 meals
$275 will feed 1,000 people
.275per meal

Pictures of our 2014 event.
Pictures of our 2015 event.

2016 Totals
Money Collected: $12,960.38
Meal Count: 47,368
Volunteers: 84
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Thu. 25th
9:30am "Walk & Talk" with Intern Lynn
5:45-6:15pm Weight Watchers meeting
6:30pm Internship Committee
6:30pm VFTW Planning Meeting
7:00pm Planning Group
Fri. 26th
6:30am Men at the Inn 2
Sat. 27th
9:30am Quilting Group (pizza for lunch)
Sun. 28th
15th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00am Worship
Intern Lynn preaching
10:15am Fellowship
5:30pm 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation
Counters: Dennis/Tina Eden, Tom/Dana
Schedule for August 21 - August 28
Sun. 21st
14th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00am Holy Communion
Intern Lynn preaching
10:15am Fellowship
1:00pm Corbett Anniversary Open House -
Augustana Hall
Counters: Steve Wallace, Tom/Dana Hanson
Mon. 22nd
Tues. 23rd
Wed. 24th
Vinton Feeds the World Fundraiser
Schwans Cares
August 1 - October 31
Earn 5% on Schwan's product sales
New Bible Study Opportunities with Intern Lynn
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Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church
1206 C Avenue, Vinton, IA  52349               Pastor Mark C. Urlaub
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