Stained Glass Round

Message from the Pastor
from the Bethel Beacon

            Bethel Lutheran Church       Bemidji, Minnesota

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FEBRUARY 2018 and MARCH of 2018

“So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example so that you should do as I have done for you.”

-John 13:14-15

Christ’s posture in the Gospel reveals a great deal about our mission as God’s people. As Christ kneels to wash the feet of his disciples, we are called to take the same servant posture and serve the rest of the world. Jesus demonstrated that we are to be humble people who kneel to do the work of servants. We kneel to face the neighbor and the stranger who we are sent out to serve.

Jesus offering himself as food for his followers during the Passover meal; Jesus pouring himself out on the cross. All of these actions speak of the mission that we who are now in Christ also have: to serve the needs of the world Jesus died for. During this month Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. As we journey through the Lenten Season, we will be asked to focus on hunger around the world. Our Lenten offerings on Wednesdays’ noon services and evening services will be dedicated to the World Hunger Appeal.

Rev. Mark Kindem


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