Bethel Lutheran Church, Winchester, VA

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Sunday, January 22 - Pastor Dave Young

January 22nd, 2017

Pastor Dave reflects at the beginning of worship on the unique weekend in America, with the Inauguration and the Women's March.  The sermon then tackles the reality that discipleship will call us out of our comfort zone, but into the work of Jesus! We will be blessed to be a blessing!


Sunday, January 15 - Pastor Dave Young

January 15th, 2017

We point to the "Lamb of God" as our model of faith.  Self-sacrifice, ove of neighbor and enemy, generosity of spirit and compassion become the attributes of our life together.


Sunday, January 8 - Pastor Dave Young

January 8th, 2017

Sermon for Baptism of our Lord Sunday highlights that it doesn't matter the amount of water used at Baptism or when it occurs, but the power of the promise given at baptism.  


Sunday, January 1 - Pastor Dave Young

January 1st, 2017

Our 2017 ministry goal for our Bethel parishoners -- #ClaimtheName!


Sunday, December 25 - Pastor Dave and Mrs. Clause

December 27th, 2016

On Christmas Day, we hear the untold story of The Fourth Magi.  This story, written by our own Chuck White before his death, tells a beautiful story.  Chuck and his wife Karen would dress up as Santa and Mrs. Clause every Christmas.  We are delighted that "Mrs. Clause" joins us to tell this wonderful story to our children on this special day. 


Sunday, December 18 - Pastor Dave Young

December 18th, 2016

Today, my parents, Bob and Barbara Young, renewed their vows during worship as part of their 50th Wedding Anniversary.  This message is in honor of them.  


Sunday, December 11 - Pastor Dave Young

December 12th, 2016

If a world class violist plays in a DC metro station and nobody stops to hear it, is it truly great?  Perhaps we can't see the beauty and grace right before our ears and eyes because we don't expect to it. Jesus comes to change our expectations and remind us that surprise and new life is readily in our presence if only our eyes are open and our ears alert to its possibility.


Sunday, December 4 - Pastor Dave Young

December 4th, 2016

John the Baptizer preaches about an unquenchable fire.  Yet the unquenchable fire does not have to be for destruction, but can also be for transformation.  Like a potter molding clay, the "fires" of our lives can actually be shape more into the person/people God is calling us to be.


Sunday, November 27 - Pastor Dave Young

November 28th, 2016

Sermon for the First Sunday in Advent.  The promise of the Here After strengthens us to live more faithfully in the Here and Now! 


Sunday, November 13 - Pastor Dave Young

November 14th, 2016

Our "End of the World" moments are not the end of the world, but an opportunity to testify to the promise of a God who brings new life out of death.