Current Announcements

  • Fall Festival:¬†Saturday, October 27 4-6pm! Join us for Trunk or Treat, bounce houses, carnival games and more! Volunteers will be needed. Contact to help.


  • nullBethel's music ministry kicks off for the fall this month, on Wednesday, August 29th. We are always looking for new voices to add to our adult Voices of Praise choir, which practices each Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and sings twice a month in the 8:30 service. A subset of Voices of Praise is the Tenoba (tenor bass) choir, which sings once a month and practices on the Wednesday prior. The Bells of Praise bell choir is also seeking new ringers. They practice on Wednesdays at 6:30 and play once a month and on festivals. Contact Gil Abbott, director of these choirs, or Katie Jarrett, Director of Music Ministries, for more information.¬†


  • nullKids Hope USA: is gearing up for the new school year. If you want to be a mentor to a local child at Highland Meadows Elementary School, contact Gil Abbott or the church office for more information.


  • nullNEW BIBLE CLASS OFFERING:¬†A new Bible class begins on Sunday, September 9.¬† GOD PROMISES: GOD DELIVERS‚ÄĒa study of Ezra and Nehemiah.¬† Sixty years after Jerusalem was destroyed and the Jewish people were exiled to Babylon, a remnant returned to Jerusalem to rebuild its temple and its walls, exactly as God had promised would happen some 200 years before. Laboring under opposition and persecution, the Jews prevail because God kept His promises to His people when they put their trust in Him, just as He does to us to this day.¬† The class, led by Del Deterling, meets in Room 3 at 9:45 p.m.¬† Bring your Bibles.


  • nullWhite Rock Center of Hope Donations: Don't forget that we accept donations for WRCoH on the first Sunday of every month. See this page for more information.


  • nullLaPaz Soccer at¬†Highland Meadows: Soccer for ages 8-14 meets on Thursdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Highland Meadows Elementary School. If you would like to volunteer, please contact¬†
  • Lutheran Witness Subscription: It is time again to renew your Lutheran Witness subscriptions for 2019. If you are interested in receiving the Lutheran Witness, please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex, you may call the office or email Additionally, if you no longer wish to receive one, contact the church office. The annual subscription rate is $13.75 and should be made payable to Bethel Lutheran Church. Please be sure to indicate your check is for the 2019 Lutheran Witness Subscription. If you are in need of financial assistance for the subscription rate, please notify the office and the church will gladly cover the cost for you. Contact Marsha in the office of your decision before Sunday, October 14th when the final subscription list will be submitted for the year.
  • Pastor Chris Studying for Doctor of Ministry Degree:¬†The summer of 2018 marks Pastor Chris Holder's 20th year in ministry.¬† In celebration of that milestone he has started a¬†Doctor of Ministry (DMIN) program through Gordon-Cromwell Theological Seminary with a¬†focus on ‚ÄúPastoral Ministry in Practice.‚Ä̬†His major thesis project will be on the subject of pastors and churches as catalysts for community transformation through strategic partnerships.¬†Read more about his experience on the Bethel¬†Blog.¬†Bethel has established a fund to help support Pastor Chris in his D-MIN studies, for more information on how you can help support his studies contact him directly at
  • Belize Mission Trip: We will be sending several disciples on a mission trip to Belize. The dates for the trip will be November 10-17, 2018.¬†


  • nullHelp in Saving Postage Stamps for the ‚ÄúStamporee‚ÄĚ:¬†¬†Thanks go to all who have been donating your used/new postage stamps¬† to the ‚ÄúProject Stamporee‚ÄĚ. ‚ÄúProject Stamporee‚ÄĚ is Texas LWML‚Äôs program that allows us to gather postage stamps (U.S. and foreign) and prepare them so that stamp dealers are interested in the purchase of them.¬† THUS, we are able to have funding for shipping costs for Lutheran World Relief. Please place your stamps in the collection box on top of the greeting card counter near the drink machine.¬† Stamps should go in an envelope or plastic bag, or just placed loosely in the collection box.¬†PLEASE leave at least 1/4‚ÄĚ of paper around all 4 sides.¬† If stamps are torn, bent, or damaged in any way, they cannot be used at all. Contact Catherine Burkhard if there are questions or more information is needed. (There is also a brochure available on the LWML Display in the Narthex!)¬†
  • nullNarthex Coffee on Sundays: We are now accepting volunteers to set up and clean up coffee¬†in the Narthex on Sunday mornings. This could be a group of people who alternate duties and weeks. If you are interested or for more information, contact the church office¬†or sign up on the sheet by the coffee.


  • nullThe Tuesday Theology on tap group meets¬†at 6:30 p.m. at Old Chicago at 635 and Centerville in Garland.¬† We will be starting our new study going through the book of Mark. Contact¬†¬†for more information.


  • Plastic Grocery Bags and Coats: Please continue saving your plastic grocery bags for Millie Gomoll and her team who make the sleeping mats for the homeless. Bags may be taken to the Music Suite or the Narthex. This group is also collecting used coats of any size to give to the homeless.¬†


  • Box Tops for Highland Meadows Elementary: There is now a box in the narthex for you to deposit box tops for education for the PTA of Highland Meadows Elementary. Thank you for collecting
  • nullLWML Mite Box in Narthex: Please don't forget to drop your change in¬†the large mite box on the small LWML display along the wall in the Narthex.¬†Completion of LWML Mission Grants depends on what's gathered via Mite¬†Boxes.¬† Thank you!