Prayer Concerns: Prayer Concerns: Pastor David & Liz Klappenbach, Dennis Armstrong, Chad Peck, Gene Sernett, Jerry Runneberg, Lila Hinners, Carol Schmidt, Denny Waters, Dan Orwig, Harlan Johnsen, Gloria Bell, Charity Madsen, Jessica Walberg, Pastor Tom Summerfield, Bev Sonksen, Cenon Zarzoso, Marlene Hotchkiss, Bill Edmonds, Patricia Bentsen. Our youth, parents & teachers, our military & missionaries.

Lectors: Shirley Kruse
Ushers: June 23 - Jean Swanson & Linda Galbraith
June 30 - Myles & Shirley Pedersen
Acolytes: Bethany Youth

Weekly Budget Needs: $2530.00
Faith Promise $ 876.60 Worship 22

Birthdays: 16 - Seth Hersom; 17 - Diana Johnsen; 18 - Craig Hudson; 20 - Marilyn Pohlman; 22 - Liz Hersom
Anniversaries: 18 - Jed & Ashley Akridge; 21 - Jessica & Jason Baumeister

Hand Bell Rehearsal - August ~ 7:00 PM

Emergency contact information:
In the case of an emergency or are in need of a visit/call, please contact Pastor David Klappenbach at 419-603-8350 (cell), 712-841-2181 (church), 712-841-2532 (parsonage).

FLOWERS ~ The flowers in front of the pulpit are from Deb Hetrick's Memorial Service.

*Thank you very much for the money recently received, and already deposited at my local bank. All that money was deeply appreciated, both for my mileage as well as for the working of the Lord's ministry in Madagascar. Please convey my thanks to the Sunday school children for working together with me in helping those in need.
*All my medical check-ups are now complete, with good results.
*The first week in July, I will be traveling to the Twin Cities and visiting with Global Health Ministries. The Lord willing, I will be returning to Madagascar around 24 July.
Thank you in advance for your prayers. Because of Him, Patricia Bentsen

LAURENS AREA FOOD PANTY is currently in need of hot dogs, ground beef, canned chicken, and green beans. Hot dogs and ground beef can be put in our church freezer and our volunteers will get it to the food pantry. Thank you for helping.

JUNE: Altar Guild = Rich & Marilyn Ehlers
Fellowship = June 23 - Becky Braesch, Shirley McKiernan, Ken & Pat Boughey
= June 30 - Ken & Pat Boughey, Shirley McKiernan, Becky Braesch

*June 13-27 ~ Pastor David, Liz & Preston on vacation

*June 23 ~ 2:00-4:00 PM ~ 12th Annual Cemetery Tour "Voices From the Past"

*June 27 ~ 2:00-5:30 PM ~ Laurens Community Blood Drive at BLC

*June 30 ~ Flag Dedication during the worship service at 9:00 AM

Laurens Community Blood Drive ~ Thursday, June 27, 2019
2:00 to 5:30 PM @ Laurens Bethany Lutheran Church
Schedule your lifesaving appointment online at or call 1-800-287-4903
The Blood Drive is sponsored by Laurens Community
Please bring a valid form of identification, such as your donor ID card or driver's license.

Caring Lunches ~ A Saturday Sack Lunch Program: This program will provide a free sack lunch to children (ages 1-18) any Saturday throughout the summer starting June 1, 2019. No sign-up needed. The sack lunches can be picked up at the public library in both towns (Laurens & Marathon) each Saturday from 11:00-12:30.

A Universe of Stories ~ Laurens Public Library
~ Every Wednesday at 1:00 PM ~ June 26-August 7
~ There will be stories, crafts and fun!!! All students are welcome!
Special Programs:
Wednesday, June 26 at 1:PM ~ Pocahontas County Conservation
Wednesday, July 10 ~ Pockets Full of Fun
Wednesday, July 24 ~ Science Center of Iowa

Laurens-Marathon Community Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
***Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:
Monday-Friday, June 3 - August 2, 2019 (closed Wednesday, July 4th)
11:00 am - 1:00 pm daily
L-M School cafeteria & Marathon Community Center

Remember to save "Box Tops for Education" for our LM School!!!

JULY: Altar Guild = Doug & Becky Baker
Fellowship = July 7 - Dean & Eloise Armstrong, Dorothy Smith
= July 14 - Myles & Shirley Pedersen, Dean & Eloise Armstrong
= July 21 - Gail Olson, Tammy Oxenreider, Jean Swanson
= July 28 - Jean Swanson, Tammy Oxenreider, Linda Galbraith

Cards for Carol Schmidt: New address for Bill Edmonds:
Carol Schmidt Bill Edmonds
C/O Machelle Sunner C/O Pleasant View Care Center
2351 Elm Street 200 Shannon Drive, RM 410
Fort Dodge, IA 50501 Whiting, IA 51063

Growth & Sharing Committee
*The LWR boxes were delivered to Spencer on Saturday, May 4th by Myles & Shirley Pedersen. Thank you for your donations!
*Remember School Supplies! They will be on sale in July & August. Please collect these items for the Laurens-Marathon CSD students.
*Please continue to collect bars of 3.5-5 oz soap for 2020!
*We did not have a May mtg.

May giving goal: $10,000.00
May giving: $8,687.31
Year-to-date goal: $52,500.00
Year-to-date giving: $41,196.31
SHORT: $11,303.69

Thrivent Choice Dollars: The Thrivent Choice program is a charitable grant program and a benefit of membership that encourages members of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans to help direct a portion of Thrivent Financial's charitable funding to causes important to them. The funds that Bethany receives from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans this year are called Thrivent Choice Dollars. The amount Bethany receives is determined by individual members of Thrivent who direct the dollars credited to them to Bethany. These funds were formerly called the supplemental funds.

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Love to sew? Backpacks are needed to be sewn. We have the material. For details, patterns, etc., please contact Shirley Pedersen at 841-7058.


Located in the Laurens United Methodist Church (Use West Alley Door)
The Food Pantry is CLOSED the FIRST Monday of each month and Thanksgiving Day and other holidays that fall on Monday and Thursday.

Items needed for the Laurens Area Food Pantry:
We are in need of: tomato, vegetable, chicken noodle, and cream of chicken/mushroom soups, pork & beans, mandarin oranges, pineapple, carrots, green beans, corn, canned chicken/tuna, sugar, flour, pancake mix, syrup, toilet tissue, laundry detergent, hand & body soap, dish soap, toothpaste, and shampoo. Please put your donations in the shopping cart under the stairs in the Educational Unit (use West Door) of the Laurens United Methodist Church.
Cash donations are also very much appreciated and can be sent to Thaine Hopkins, 526 W Arthur St., Laurens, IA 50554. Thank you for your generosity and continued support!

Monthly Banner emails
If you would like to receive the monthly banner via email or you have signed up to receive it through email and are not receiving it. Please contact the office to let them know. Thank you.

Devotional Books: There are regular & large print copies of the devotional books, "Christ In Our Home" on the small table in the fellowship hall. Please help yourself to one or if you know of someone who would appreciate one.

Each month the NALC Newsletter has many interesting articles. There is always one copy of the newsletter posted in the fellowship hall for anyone to read or you may go to the newsletter online at for the current edition.

If you are interested in joining Bethany Lutheran Church by transfer or other means, please contact the church at 712-841-2181 so arrangements may be set-up and discussed.

Bethany would like to encourage members to send their email addresses OR new addresses if you have not already done so. The goal is to have a directory of email addresses on the computer at church so that we can utilize email for communication more frequently as time passes. Bethany's email:

Iowa Mission District Newsletter: There are always copies located in the fellowship hall for anyone to take.

New Address ~ College Students: Please let the church office know the new addresses for your college students. You can either call the church or leave a note in the secretary's file box across from the Pastor's office or email the church at

Secretary Hours: 9:00-12:00 Tuesday and Friday. If you have announcements for the bulletin or Banner, there is a hanging file cabinet outside pastor's office to put them in. Or you may e-mail them to