Monday, December 28, 2020

New Year's Eve Crafts and Activities for Kids


Parents with young kids know there's nothing more important than sleep! So how can you make New Year's Eve fun and still put the kids to bed well before midnight? Getting them involved in fun decorations, crafts, activities, and snacks is great way to get them involved, and tucker them out! Joining us with great ideas is crafting expert and Friend of the Blend, Sarah Vanderkooy from Creative Ramblings.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

The Wisdom of Mary - Sunday Service - 11 AM


The Wisdom of Mary, mother of Jesus 

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger

Organist - Libby Skinner

Reader - Carol Schmidt

Sound Mixer - Katy Green

Videographer - Hew Hesterman

Friday, December 18, 2020

God Wants To Bless You. - Advent Service - Noon


Advent Service December 16, 2020 

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger

Organist - Libby Skinner

Reader - Carol Schmidt

Audio Video Mixer - Hew Hesterman

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Don't Be Afraid To Share The Truth. Sunday Service December 13, 2020 11 am


Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675


Pastor - Phil Pledger

Praise Team

Projectionist - Debbie Duncan

Videographer - Keith Kondo

Audio Mixer - Katy Green

Saturday, December 12, 2020

12 Easy And Cheap DIY Christmas Decorations


The holidays are just around the corner! These awesome DIY Christmas decorations will help jazz up your party and turn your home into a winter wonderland! ❄️ ☃️

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Do You Feel Broken? 12-9-20 Advent Service - Noon


Do You Feel Broken?

Note our Advent church service times: 
Our Last Advent worship service will be live-streamed on Wednesday at noon, December 16th. 

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger 

Organist - Libby Skinner 

Reader - Carol Schmidt 

Audio Video Mixer - Hew Hesterman

Sunday, December 6, 2020

3 Christmas Cookies KIDS Can MAKE!


You've got a lot on your plate this holiday season; why not put the kids in charge of baking some Christmas Cookies. Here are 3 easy recipes that your little ones can make themselves!

OREO ORNAMENTS

Ingredients
- oreos
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- Rolos
- Decorations

Directions.
1. Melt chocolate and coconut oil in microwave (for about 1.5 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds).
2. Dip oreos in chocolate and decorate!

HOT COCOA COOKIES

Ingredients
- 1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 12-18 marshmallows, cut in half- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips- 2 tsp coconut oil- sprinkles or other edible decorations

Directions

1. Mix cookie dough with flour and cocoa. You can do by hand or with a mixer.
2. Take about a teaspoon of dough, roll into a ball and flatten slightly. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet.
3. Bake at 350 for about 6-8 minutes.
4. Place 1/2 marshmallow on top of each cookie and put back into oven for 2-3 minutes until the marshmallows are golden brown.
5. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil into microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each interval. Continue until melted (usually about 1.5 minutes)
6. Drizzle chocolate over cookie and decorate. Enjoy!

PEPPERMINT OREOS

Ingredients for Cookie
- 1 cup sugar
- 9 tbsp butter, softened- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder- pinch salt

Ingredients for Filling
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- crushed candy canes

Directions
1. Cream butter and sugar.
2. Add egg and cream. Then add flour and cocoa powder and mix, slowly at first.
3. Add baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix.
4. Roll dough by teaspoon full into a ball, roll in sugar, and flatten onto parchment-lined baking sheet.
5. Bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes.
6. While your cookies bake, make your filling. Cream butter and then add your powdered sugar, a little at a time.
7. Add peppermint extract and candy canes.
8. Once cookies are cool, add filling and some extra candy canes. Munch away!

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Be Alert! Keep Watch! Sunday Service Nov 29, 2020 11:00 am


Do You Have Your Emergency Kit?

Sunday Service Nov 29, 2020 11 am - Live Stream Service

Praise God that we are worshipping worldwide through Live Streaming! 

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger 

Elder Assistant - Don Henrich 

Organist - Libby Skinner 

Reader - Carol Schmidt 

Projectionist - Machiko Celli 

Videographer - Hew Hesterman 

Sound Mixer - Katy Green 

Audio/Video Director - Jim Witt

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Christmas Ornaments You Can Make With Your Kids


David Burtka's kids with husband Neil Patrick Harris make the most adorable homemade ornaments.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving Day Service Nov 25, 2020 12:00 pm


Thanksgiving Service 

Praise God that we are Worshipping! 

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger

Organist - Libby Skinner

Reader - Phil Pledger

Projectionist - Machiko Celli

Videographer - Hew Hesterman

Sound Mixer - Hew Hesterman

Audio/Video Director - Katy Green

Monday, November 23, 2020

Welcome to Bethany Lutheran Church


Note our new church service time: 

11 am PST - Broadcast Live 

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger 

Organist - Libby Skinner 

Prelude 
"Give Thanks To The Lord"
by Don Wharton 
Down Home America, corp.
Used by permission 

Presented by the 
Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries 

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Mission of the Church Sunday Service Nov 15, 2020 11:00 am


Message - The Mission of the Church

Note our new church service times: 
8:30 am - Early Service
10 am - 10:45 am - Bible Study
11 am - Late Service

Praise God that we are again Worshipping inside the Sanctuary! 

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger 

Organist - Libby Skinner 

Reader - Phil Pledger 

Projectionist 

Videographer - Keith Kondo 

Sound Mixer - Katy Green 

Audio/Video Director - Jim Witt

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Jesus, the Bread of Life


Credits - The Bethany Puppets & Youth Ministries 

Pastor Phil Pledger - Executive Producer
Kevin Shaw - Elliot
Veronica Shaw - Candi
David MacDonald - Script Writer
Kevin Shaw - Script Writer
Hew Hesterman - Videographer
Katy Green - Sound Mixer 
Keith Kondo - Sound Mixer
Jim Witt - Studio A/V Mixer

A production of Bethany Lutheran Ministries
Vacaville, CA


Copyright 2020 

Note our new church service times: 

8:30 am - Early Service
10 am - 10:45 am - Bible Study
11 am - Late Service 

Praise God that we are again Worshipping inside the Sanctuary! 

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Thursday, November 12, 2020

9 Fun Games To Keep Your Kids Busy


Spend some time making these so you can distract your kids long enough to get some time for yourself.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Communion for Christians Sunday Service November 8, 2020 11:00 am


Message - Communion for Christians 

Note our new church service times: 
8:30 am - Early Service
10 am - 10:45 am - Bible Study
11 am - Late Service

Praise God that we are again Worshipping inside the Sanctuary! 

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger 

Music - Praise Team 

Reader - Ruth Endsley 

Projectionist - Debbie Duncan 

Videographer - Hew Hesterman 

Sound Mixer - Keith Kondo

Friday, November 6, 2020

Winter Wonderland Craft Fair Tomorrow!

 


Join us for a Winter Wonderland Craft Fair

Bethany Lutheran School

1011 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Baptized with Water Sunday Service November 1, 2020 11 am


Note our new church service times: 

8:30 am - Early Service
10 am - 10:45 am - Bible Study
11 am - Late Service

Praise God that we are again Worshipping inside the Sanctuary! 

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave, Vacaville, CA 
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger 

Organist - Libby Skinner 

Reader - Barbara Herman 

Projectionist - Coco Martinez 

Videographer - Jim Witt 

Sound Mixer - Katy Green

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Tips for Having a Safe Halloween During COVID-19 Pandemic


Pandemic or not – people are planning on having Halloween this year and the proof is in the profits.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Draw Near to God. Sunday Service - 10/25/2020 11:00 am


Message - Draw Near to God

Note our new church service times: 

8:30 am - Early Service
10 am - 10:45 am - Bible Study
11 am - Late Service 

Praise God that we are again Worshipping inside the Sanctuary! 

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave.
Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger 

Organist - Libby Skinner 

Reader - Ruth Endsley 

Projectionist - Debbie Duncan 

Sound Mixer - Katy Green 

Video Mixer - Jim Witt

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Bethany Lutheran Church Introduction


Note our new church service times: 
8:30 am - Early Service
10 am - 10:45 am - Bible Study
11 am - Late Service

Praise God that we are again Worshipping inside the Sanctuary! 

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave.
Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Sunday Service for 10-18-20


Bethany Lutheran Church Vacaville, CA Live Stream recorded on October 11, 2020 

Pastor Phil Pledger 
Music - Bethany Praise 
Reader - Sue Henrich 
Sound - Keith Kondo 
Video - Hew Hesterman

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

5 HEALTHIER VERSIONS OF KIDS' FAVORITES (with hidden veggies!)


From breakfast to dessert, these 5 healthy recipes not only taste delicious , but they are SO easy to make

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Service for 10-11-20 - We Are One


Sunday Services

Note Our New Church Service Times: 
8:30 am - Early Service
10 am - 10:45 am - Bible Study
11 am - Late Service

Praise God that we are again Worshipping inside the Sanctuary! 

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger

Organist - Libby Skinner

Reader - Sue Henrich 

Projectionist - Coco Martinez

Videographer - Hew Hesterman

Audio Video Mixer - Jim Witt

Prelude 
"Give Thanks To The Lord"
by Don Wharton 
Down Home America, corp.
Used by permission

Presented by the 
Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries 

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Monday, October 5, 2020

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Service for 10-4-20 Message - "Resurrected Living"


Sunday Services

Note our new church service times: 
8:30 am - Early Service
10 am - 10:45 am - Bible Study
11 am - Late Service

Praise God that we are once again Worshipping inside the Sanctuary! 

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger 

Organist - Libby Skinner 

Reader - Paden Duncan 

Sound Coordinator - Hew Hesterman 

Videographer - Debbie Duncan 

Sound Mixer - Katy Green 

Audio Video Mixer - Jim Witt 

Prelude 
"Give Thanks To The Lord"
by Don Wharton 
Down Home America, corp.
Used by permission

Presented by the 
Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries 

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

EAT | 5 Homework Snacks Kids Can Make!!


Your kids can only eat so many pretzels. :). Here are 5 snacks, easy enough for kids to make, that will give them energy to finish their homework and won't leave them bouncing off the wall once it's done.

Brown Paper Popcorn
Microwave 1/3 cup popcorn in a brown paper bag (folding down the corners of the bag so it doesn't open) for about 2.5 minutes. When popping slows down, remove. Be sure to monitor so nothing burns.

Semi-Homemade Pop Tarts
Unroll a can of crescent rolls, keeping them as rectangles. Pinch the seems closed. Spoon about 1 tablespoon jam in the center of rectangle, leaving about 1/4 inch empty along the edges. Place another rectangle on top and crimp edges with a fork. Bake at 425 for about 8-10 minutes.

Fruit Dip
Mix ¼ cup greek yogurt, ¼ cup almond butter, 1 tbsp honey, ¼ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp vanilla in a small bowl. Dip strawberries and apples!

Mug Cake
Mix 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 3 tbsp flour, 1/8 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1 tbsp sugar, 3 tsp coconut or vegetable oil, 3 tbsp milk, 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract and 1 tbsp kid-friendly protein powder in a bowl. Pour into a mug and microwave for 1-1.5 minutes.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Sunday Service for 9-27-20


Sunday Service - Message: The Conquering Christ

Note our new church service time AND our exciting new and safe outdoor service 

Sunday Worship - 9:30 am 

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger

Organist - Libby Skinner

Reader - Carol Schmidt

Sound Coordinator - Hew Hesterman 

Videographer - Coco Martinez

Sound Mixer - Katy Green

Audio Video Mixer - Jim Witt

Prelude 
"Give Thanks To The Lord"
by Don Wharton 
Down Home America, corp.
Used by permission

Communion Instrumental by
Kevin and Veronica Shaw

Presented by the 
Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries 

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Sunday Service for 9-20-20


Rebooting In Jesus Christ - "Walking In Christ" 

Sunday Service
Note our new church service time AND our exciting new and safe outdoor venue

Sunday Worship - 9:30 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger 

Organist - Libby Skinner 

Bethany Praise 

Sound Coordinator - Hew Hesterman 

Videographer - Debbie Duncan 

Sound Mixer - Katy Green 

Audio Video Mixer - Jim Witt 

Prelude 
"Rain Down Your Love"
by Don Wharton 
Down Home America, corp.
Used by permission 

Presented by the Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries 

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Monday, September 14, 2020

Service for 9-13-20


God's Hidden Treasures
Sunday Service
Note our new church service time AND our exciting new and safe outdoor service

Sunday Worship - 9:30 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger

Organist - Libby Skinner

Reader - Barbara Herman

Sound Coordinator - Hew Hesterman

Sound Mixer - Katy Green

Audio Video Mixer - Jim Witt

Prelude
"Give Thanks To The Lord"
by Don Wharton
Down Home America, corp.
Used by permission

Presented by the
Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Friday, September 11, 2020

3 Back-To-School Charts In 15 Minutes Or Less


Organizing your kid's homework schedule when it's time to go back to school can be tough, so we're going to help make it easier with these back-to-school chore charts.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Service for 9-6-20


Do You Have An Addiction?

Sunday Services

ONSITE SERVICES
Note our new church service times
AND our exciting new and safe outdoor venue
Sunday Worship - 9:30 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger

Scripture Reader - Carol Schmidt

Organist - Libby Skinner

Videographer - Debbie Duncan

Sound Mixer - Katy Green

Audio Coordinator - Hew Hesterman

Audio Video Mixer - Jim Witt

Prelude

"Give Thanks To The Lord"
by Don Wharton
Used by permission

Presented by the Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

MOM HACKS ℠ | Toy Organization


Toys, toys, everywhere. #MomHacks to the rescue with 12 tricks that will have your toys putting away themselves... almost.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Worship Fest 2 for 8-30-20


Worship with us through hymns and choruses that bring glory to God

Sunday Service

Note our new church service time AND our exciting new and safe outdoor venue

Sunday Worship - 9:30 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger

Organist - Libby Skinner

Bethany Praise

Sound Mixer - Katy Green

Audio Video Mixer - Jim Witt

Prelude
"Rain Down Your Love"
by Don Wharton
Used by permission

Presented by the Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Monday, August 24, 2020

Worship Fest 8-23-20


Worship with us through hymns and choruses that bring glory to God Sunday Service

Note our new church service time AND our exciting new and safe outdoor venue

Sunday Worship - 9:30 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger

Organist - Libby Skinner

Bethany Praise

Sound Mixer - Katy Green

Audio Video Mixer - Jim Witt

Prelude
"Rain Down Your Love"
by Don Wharton
Used by permission

Presented by the Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Friday, August 21, 2020

Ways to Get Kids to Properly Wear Masks


If your child has some in-person learning this year, they will have to wear a mask. But keeping a mask on a child’s face is easier said than done - even the CDC acknowledges that it will be challenging for younger students. So how to keep your kid from taking off their mask? Experts advise to explain to children why it’s so important to wear masks, and to set an example by wearing masks themselves. Letting kids decorate their own masks can also make the experience more fun.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Sunday Service for 8-16-20



"Life Grows Where Water Flows"

Sunday Services
ONSITE SERVICES

Note our new church service times
AND our exciting new and safe outdoor venue

Sunday Worship - 9:30 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Sunday Service for 8-9-20


Joseph - Man of Courage

Sunday Services
ONSITE SERVICES

Note Our New Church Service Times
AND Our Exciting New and Safe Outdoor Venue

Sunday Worship - 9:30 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger

Scripture Reader - Carol Schmidt

Keyboard - Libby Skinner

Videographer - Jim Witt

Sound Mixer - Katy Green

Audio Coordinator - Hew Hesterman

Audio Video Mixer - Jim Witt

Prelude
"Rain Down Your Love"
by Don Wharton
Used by permission

Presented by the Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Sunday Service for 8-2-20


Joseph - Man of Courage

Sunday Services
ONSITE SERVICES

Note our new church service times
AND our exciting new and safe outdoor venue

Sunday Worship - 9:30 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger

Scripture Reader - Carol Schmidt

Keyboard - Libby Skinner

Videographer - Jim Witt

Sound Mixer - Katy Green

Audio Coordinator - Hew Hesterman

Audio Video Mixer - Jim Witt

Prelude
"Rain Down Your Love"
by Don Wharton
Used with permission

Presented by the Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Monday, August 3, 2020

LSB 720 - We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight


Organ Music Provided By Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Pastor Russ Hess - Executive Producer

Libby Skinner - Organist

Katy Green - Recording Technician

Jim Witt - Facilitator

With The Bethany Singers

Friday, July 31, 2020

Sunday Service for 7-26-2020


Christmas in July!
Sunday Services
ONSITE SERVICES

Note our new church service times
AND our exciting new and safe outdoor venue Effective July 19th!

Sunday Worship - 9:30 am
Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675
mychurch@gobethany.com

Pastor - Phil Pledger

Scripture Reader - Barbara Herman

Keyboard - Libby Skinner

Videographer - Jim Witt

Sound Mixer - Katy Green

Audio Coordinator - Hew Hesterman

Audio Video Mixer - Jim Witt

Prelude & Postlude
"Rain Down Your Love"
by Don Wharton
Used by permission

Presented by the Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Easy And Fun Activities To Keep Your Kids Buys


Get creative with play time with these easy and fun activities for your little ones to play with!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Sunday Service for 7-19-20


Sunday Services
ONSITE SERVICES

Note our new church service times AND our exciting new and safe outdoor venue Effective July 19th!

Sunday Worship - 9:30 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger

Worship - Bethany Praise Team

Videographer - Katy Green

Projection Assistant - Debbie Duncan

Prelude & Postlude
Rain Down Your Love
words and music by Don Wharton
Down Home America, corp.
USED BY PERMISSION

Audio Video Technician - Jim Witt

Presented by the Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Sunday, July 19, 2020

LSB 461 I Know That My Redeemer Lives


Organ Music Provided By. Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Pastor Russ Hess - Executive Producer

Libby Skinner - Organist

Katy Green - Recording Technician

Jim Witt - Facilitator

With The Bethany Singers

Thursday, July 16, 2020

5 Ways To Teach Your Kids To Take Care Of Themselves


Here is what you'll need!

5 Ways To Teach Your Kids To Take Care Of Themselves

MATERIALS

Cardboard
Marker
Craft knife
Yarn
Construction paper
Scissors
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Marshmallows
Tissue paper
Paper plates
Pipe cleaners
Clip board
Clothespin
Popsicle sticks
Paint
Paint brush
Lunch pail
Markers
Alphabetic magnets

INSTRUCTIONS

Shoe tying box
Draw shoe shape on cardboard box.
Cut out holes where shoelaces go through.
Tie two different color pieces of yarn together and lace up the board.
Draw instructions at the top.

Lion flossing practice
Cut out lion shapes from construction paper.
Glue pieces of paper together to from the lion and hot glue marshmallows into the mouth.
Place tissue paper between the marshmallows.
Practice flossing with string between the marshmallows.

Time Telling Helper
Write out the hours on a clock on the paper plate. Cut a slit in between the numbers.
Cut out the hour and minute arrows of a clock from construction paper. With one arrow being shorter than another.
Place the plate with numbers on a new paper plate. Place the paper arrows on top in the center.
Poke a hole through the center of it all.
Insert a pipe cleaner through the hole and coil it up.
Lift each flap on the top paper plate and write the minutes underneath.
Write “Hours” and “Minutes” on each corresponding arrow.

Chore list
Write out the daily and weekly sections with a to do side and a done side.
Write out each chore on a clothespin and clip it on the to do side.
When a chore is completed, clip it to the other side.

Spelling activity kit
Paint popsicle sticks to desired colors and let it dry completely.
Write words onto stick.
Put sticks in a plastic bag to keep it separated from the alphabets.
Let kids play and spell anywhere and on the go!

Monday, July 13, 2020

Sunday Service for 7-12-20


Due to the recent updated guidelines concerning coronavirus, we will be providing music for the hymns without congregational signing and all liturgy will be spoken. We hope these measures are only temporary and pray we may soon again offer singing and liturgy along with music.

Sunday Services
ONSITE SERVICES
Note our new church service times

Effective July 5th!
Sunday Worship - 8:30 am
Sunday Worship - 11:00 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave.
Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Sunday Service for 7-5-20


Note our new onsite church service times - Effective July 5th!
Sunday Worship - 8:30 am
Sunday Worship - 11:00 am

Please call the church office for reservations

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger

Organist - Libby Skinner

Videographer - Jim Witt

Projection Assistant - Debbie Duncan

Audio Video Technician - Jim Witt

Presented by the Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Sunday Service for 6-28-20. Father's Day


Sunday Services

ONSITE SERVICES
Open for members only at this time
Call the church office for reservations
Watch for our coming re-opening to all!

Please note our new church service times Effective July 5th!

Sunday Worship - 8:30 am
Sunday Worship - 11:00 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Sunday, June 28, 2020

LSB 470 - O Sons and Daughters of the King


Organ Music Provided By Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Pastor Russ Hess - Executive Producer

Libby Skinner - Organist

Katy Green - Recording Technician

Jim Witt - Facilitator

With The Bethany Singers

Monday, June 22, 2020

Sunday Service for 6-21-2020


"Take Up Your Cross"
Sunday Services
ONSITE SERVICES

Please call the church office for reservations
Watch for our coming re-opening!

Sunday Worship - 8:30 am
Sunday Worship - 9:30 am
Sunday Worship - 10:30 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave.
Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phil Pledger

Worship Music - Bethany Praise

Videographer - Katy Green

Projectionist - Debbie Duncan

Video Mix Tech - Jim Witt

Presented by the Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Sunday Service 6-7-20


Sunday Service - Communion Service
ONSITE SERVICES

Open for members only at this time
Call the church office for reservations
Watch for our coming re-opening to all!

Sunday Worship - 8:30 am
Sunday Worship - 9:30 am
Sunday Worship - 10:30 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave.
Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675
mychurch@gobethany.com

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Crown Him With Many Crowns - LSB 525


Organ Music Provided By
Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Pastor Phillip Pledger - Executive Producer
Jim Witt - Producer
Libby Skinner - Organist
Katy Green - Recording Technician
With The Bethany Singers

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Sunday Service 6-7-20


Sunday Service - Communion Service
ONSITE SERVICES

Open for members only at this time
Call the church office for reservations
Watch for our coming re-opening to all!

Sunday Worship - 8:30 am
Sunday Worship - 9:30 am
Sunday Worship - 10:30 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave.
Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675
mychurch@gobethany.com

Pastor - Phillip Pledger

Videographer - Katy Green

Sound/Video Mix Tech - Jim Witt

Projection Assistant - Debbie Duncan

Presented by the Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Lord Dismiss Us With Your Blessing - LSB 924


Organ Music Provided By Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Pastor Phillip Pledger - Executive Producer
Jim Witt - Producer
Libby Skinner - Organist
Katy Green - Recording Technician

With The Bethany Singers

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Preschool Summer Enrichment: June 8 - 12 is "Creepy Crawlers" Week





Week 3: June 8th-12th
“Creepy Crawlers”

Week 4: June 15th-19th
“A Camping We Will Go”

Week 5: June 22nd-26th
“God’s Galaxy”

Week 6: June 29th-July 2nd
“God Bless America”

Week 7: July 6th-10th
“Under the Sea”

Week 8: July 13th-17th
“Down on the Farm”

Week 9: July 20th-24th
“Going to the Zoo”

Week 10: July 27th-31st
“Oh the Places You Will Go”

Monday, June 1, 2020

My Response To Walking By Faith - Sunday Service 5-31-20


My Response To Walking By Faith
Responding To God's Call

Sunday Services. ONSITE SERVICES
Open for members only at this time
Call the church office for reservations
Watch for our coming re-opening to all!

Sunday Worship - 8:30 am
Sunday Worship - 9:30 am
Sunday Worship - 10:30 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave.
Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Phillip Pledger

Bethany Singers

Scripture Reader - Carol Schmidt

Children's Message - Bethany Youth Ministries

Videographer - Katy Green

Sound/Video Mix Tech - Jim Witt

Projection Assistant - Natalie Hart

Presented by the Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Friday, May 29, 2020

Lord Help Us Walk Your Servant Way - LSB 857


Organ Music Provided By Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Pastor Phillip Pledger - Executive Producer

Jim Witt - Producer

Libby Skinner - Organist

Katy Green - Recording Technician

With The Bethany Singers

C2020

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Sunday Service 5-24-20


My Response To Christian Growth

Sunday Services
ONSITE SERVICES - TEMPORARILY POSTPONED
Watch for our coming re-opening!

Adult Bible Study - 9 am
Sunday Worship - 10 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave.
Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675
mychurch@gobethany.com

Pastor - Phillip Pledger

Bethany Singers

Scripture Reader - Barbara Herman

Children's Message - Natalie Hart

Videographer - Katy Green

Sound/Video Mix Tech - Jim Witt

Projection Assistant - Natalie Hart

Presented by the Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Sunday Service 5-17-20


Responding To God's Call

Sunday Services
ONSITE SERVICES - TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
Adult Bible Study - 9 am
Sunday Worship - 10 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave.
Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675
mychurch@gobethany.com

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Bethany Lutheran School Enrichment & Remediation Program



Bethany Lutheran School is proud to offer our new summer enrichment and remediation summer program. This program will act as an extension of the school, and provide students entering grades 1st through 8th grade an opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding in various subjects or improve upon an earned 4th quarter grade of C or lower. Classes will be held daily from 8:30am—12:20pm, and students will also have an opportunity to transition into our summer day camp after they eat lunch. There is a separate charge for our Summer Day Camp Program. (Students must bring their own lunch daily.)

What are Enrichment Courses?

Enrichment courses extend beyond the subjects that are typically taught in schools and may include learning various subjects. These courses are meant to challenge students, while allowing them to explore new or existing subjects. The success of the Enrichment Program depends on the enrollment of students.

What is a Remediation Program?

The remediation program is designed to close the gap between what a student knows and what he’s expected to know, while helping to improve upon an earned grade of C or below

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Summer Camp 2020


Bethany Lutheran School - Summer Camp 2020
1011 Ulatis Drive Vacaville, CA 95687 
707.451.6683


Be Strong in the Lord

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.

Join us for amazing fun this summer at Bethany Lutheran School! Our Summer Day Camp provides children a safe, stimulating environment where they will make new friends and explore their creativity. This program is led by experienced teachers and features low student to teacher ratios based on grade level (K-4 and 5-8). Day camp is open to students’ grades K – 8th, and open to all students from the community.

Create your child’s perfect summer with weekly or full summer options! Our summer day camp has been designed to provide you with flexible and customizable offerings. Days start as early as 6:30am and last as late as 6pm! Our 9-week session begins June 8th and ends on August 7th. Families also have the option of attending on a weekly basis. We do not offer pro-rated prices for partial weeks. Summer camp will have a field trip once a week on Wednesdays and each Friday we will be going swimming to the Walter Graham Aquatic Center, Vacaville (based on locations/pool hours of operation.) Field Trips are subject to cancellation due to lack of participation and travel will be provided by Vacaville Public City Coach and/or parent volunteers.

Activities vary from week to week and are designed to be age appropriate. All students will complete online enrichment activities in the morning with fun and crafts after. Activities available every session are: Arts & Crafts, Khan Academy Level Up in Math, English and Reading enrichment activities, Wednesday/Friday Field Trips off campus, Creative Writing Workshop, STEM courses, weekly themes, and much more!

Monday, May 11, 2020

Preschool Summer Enrichment 2020




Week 1: May 26th-29th
“God’s Helpers”

Week 2: June 1st-5th
“Growing in God’s Garden”

Week 3: June 8th-12th
“Creepy Crawlers”

Week 4: June 15th-19th
“A Camping We Will Go”

Week 5: June 22nd-26th
“God’s Galaxy”

Week 6: June 29th-July 2nd
“God Bless America”

Week 7: July 6th-10th
“Under the Sea”

Week 8: July 13th-17th
“Down on the Farm”

Week 9: July 20th-24th
“Going to the Zoo”

Week 10: July 27th-31st
“Oh the Places You Will Go”

Friday, May 8, 2020

Sunday Service 5-10-20


"Who Are You?"
Sunday Services
ONSITE SERVICES - TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

Adult Bible Study - 9 am
Sunday Worship - 10 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave.
Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675
mychurch@gobethany.com

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Sunday Service 5-3-20 Pastoral Installation


Sunday Services
ONSITE SERVICES. - TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
Adult Bible Study - 9 am
Sunday Worship - 10 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave.
Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675
mychurch@gobethany.com

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

LSB 475 Good Christian Friends


Organ Music Provided By Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries 

Pastor Russ Hess Executive Producer

Libby Skinner - Organist

Katy Green - Recording Technician

Jim Witt - Facilitator

With The Bethany Singers

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Sunday Service 4-26-20


Sunday Services
ONSITE SERVICES TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

Adult Bible Study - 9 am
Sunday Worship - 10 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave.
Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675
mychurch@gobethany.com

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Fun Kid's Activities: What to Do When You're Bored at Home!


Ever wonder what fun kid's activities there are or what to do when you're bored at home? These rainy day activities, kids activities and toddler activities will beat boredom!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Sunday Service 4-19-20


Sunday Services

ONSITE SERVICES
TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

Adult Bible Study - 9 am
Sunday Worship - 10 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave.
Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675

Pastor - Russ Hess

Organist - Libby Skinner

Reader - Barbara Herman

The Bethany Singers

Children's Message - Hew Hesterman

Videographer - Katy Green

Sound/Video Mix Tech - Jim Witt

Presented by the Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Friday, April 17, 2020

He's Risen, He's Risen LSB 480


Organ Music Provided By Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries Vacaville, CA

Pastor Russ Hess Executive Producer

Libby Skinner Organist

Katy Green Recording Technician

Jim Witt Facilitator

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

COVID-19 Germs Experiment for Kids!


Here's a fun experiment to do with your kids to explain the importance of washing our hands during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Easter Sunday 2020 He Has Risen Indeed - LCMS


Sunday Services
Adult Bible Study - 9 am
Sunday Worship - 10 am

Bethany Lutheran Church
621 S Orchard Ave.
Vacaville, CA
(707) 451-6675
mychurch@gobethany.com

Pastor - Russ Hess
Organist - Libby Skinner
Reader - Carol Schmidt
Children's Message - Kevin Shaw
Videographer - Katy Green
Sound/Video Mix Tech - Jim Witt

Presented by the Bethany Lutheran Church Ministries
Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
C2020

Monday, April 6, 2020

Sunday Service 4-5- 20 Palm Sunday LCMS


A Ride Of His Life - the accounts of Jesus triumphant ride into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and the events that follow - LCMS

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Saturday, March 28, 2020

16 CREATIVE DRAWING HACKS FOR KIDS



Drawing and painting are for everyone! It's very easy to learn how to draw mesmerizing pictures and surprise all your friends with your talent. Drawing is very beneficial – it helps to calm down and concentrate, and it also works well for developing fine motor skills. You can develop many skills by drawing – for example, check out what we prepared for you at the end of the video.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Sunday Service 3-22- 20



"A Portion To Live On" - I cry to you, LORD; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living".

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Dear Bethany Families,

Bethany Administration has been closely monitoring the ever-changing situation with respect to the COVID-19 virus and its effect on our community. In light of the recent events surrounding COVID-19, we are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of our students, families, current and future Eagles. After careful deliberation and the small attendance today at school, we have made the difficult decision to close Bethany Lutheran School from Tuesday, March 17th through April 3rd. School will resume on Monday, April 6th. Although the Solano County Health Department and the CDC have affirmed that school can be open and run as normal, many parents have expressed concern and uneasiness about sending their son or daughter to school. While I still trust God and believe He has us covered, we want to make sure we are part of the growing steps to curtail this pandemic and that means minimizing the risk to our staff and students.

What this means for the students:
Teachers are creating weekly work packets for students each week. These packets can be picked up at school or accessed online via email or TAD’s. All students are expected to complete work sent home, as we will be using these methods to ensure our students are staying current with their educational academic pathway. I encourage parents to stop by the school as soon as possible to pick up any books the students may need or want to use during the course of the next two weeks. Middle school students who do not have access to a computer may check out a Chromebook for the home during this time, however, due to the limited quantity, these will be loaned on a first come first serve basis.

What this means for teachers:
Teachers will be required to come to work, part of the day at school and work from home remotely. While many Bethany employees will be on campus during the workday, they will not be accessible to the general public. All inquiries and questions for staff need to be sent via email. Some departments, such as bookkeeping, and janitorial will continue to operate during the school closures in order to make sure the school grounds are maintained, employees are paid and buildings remain in good repair. Other staff members will be working from their offices or at home to plan how to decrease interruptions to learning if these closures are to continue. While this situation continues to evolve, our goal has been and will continue to be to coordinate closely with the Solano County Department of Public Health. I want to thank again our BLS teachers and staff for their tremendous work and continued professionalism as we work through a challenging time. I also thank our greater community for your patience and sensitivity to the evolving nature of this outbreak and the greater goal of doing our part to protect our most vulnerable communities.
In the meantime, BLS will continue to stay in close conversation with the city, state, and local officials and partners as our entire region respond to new guidance and a call to take an active role in combating COVID-19. Thank you for your partnership and understanding.

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
Jeremiah 17:7-8 | NIV
In His Service,
Dr. Chris Smith, Principal

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Sunday Service March 8, 2020



Help Comes Beyond the Hills. Rescue. We’ve seen it happen in old time Westerns. Even in ancient times people waited for someone to come from the hills to bring rescue. We look up in our lives seeking rescue from tough economic times, worry over health issues and disability, we long for relief. The psalmist shares the One who brings lasting rescue.