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The Light Has Come

In our Advent Series this year, the children will be presenting the Christmas service in three parts. The first is next Wednesday, December 2  and will be presented by the 7th and 8th grades. The theme of the first part is the Light of the World was promised from the beginning of time. John, the Baptist, identified Jesus as the light of the world.
When God created the world it was perfect in every way. No sin. Only bliss and happiness. Then Satan brought darkness into the world when he tempted Adam and Eve to sin. Sin brought the darkness of pain, sickness, and sorrow. The pitch, black darkness of sin seemed hopeless. Death awaited Adam and Eve. But God did not abandon them or his creation. He promised a rescuer from sin, death, and the power of the devil would come. He would be a shining light in their sin-darkened hearts.
The promise was given to Abraham that the Savior, the Light of the World, would come from his own family. Isaiah foretold the voice of John, the Baptist, one day, 700 years later, would cry out in the wilderness. The glory of the Lord would be revealed in his Son, Jesus.
Throughout the Old Testament, the promise of the coming Light of the World was repeated. Moses wrote about it. King David described the coming Savior, and Isaiah made it more clear. Jesus is the promised Light of the World. He fulfilled all the promises of God. He paid for the sin of mankind through his suffering, death, and resurrection. This message is what our aching hearts need to hear. It brings peace, comfort, and joy to all who believe it!

Spirit Days

Wednesday, November 25 will be our Living Generously Day. Please have your child wear the red Thrivent shirt they received for donating pajamas. If they do not have a red shirt, they can wear any of the Live Generously t-shirts they may have. If your child does not have a shirt, please have them see Mrs. Hagedorn or Ms. Petermann and they will provide one. We would like to take pictures or each class in thankfulness for the generosity of all who donated. 

Family Christmas 4 Kids

Bethany will be having a family Christmas 4 Kids event, "Nativity Escape Room" on Friday, December 11, from 6-7:30 pm at the school. Gather "keys" from solving puzzles and assembling Bible clues! Family groups will be socially distanced from each other, and a virtual option will also be available. We would welcome adult helpers and RSVPs to Non-perishable food items are also being accepted at the event, which will be donated to the local food bank.

Christmas Service for Advent

During the three weeks of Advent, the children will be proclaiming God’s Word through recitation and song. The students in grades 7-8 will be first on Wednesday, December 2 at 3:30 PM. The service theme is “The Light Has Come: The Light Promised.”  On December 9 grades 3-6 will be presenting “The Light Has Come: The Light Prophesied.” The final service, December 16 will be done by grades K-2, “The Light Has Come: The Light with Us.” In order to properly prepare for the service, we need to know if your child is not participating. If you decide not to have them participate, please send an email to the teacher or to Please note there is a limit of 4 people per family for the service.  hat is the only way we can safely distance ourselves. Thank you for cooperating with this. We will live stream the service so you can watch at home.  

Student Players for Christmas Program

If your student is interested in playing pre-service for their Christmas program, and they've checked with their instrument teacher, please email Miss Petermann ( with their instrument and title of their song AT LEAST one day before their program. Thank you!

Call Received

Dear Members of Bethany: 

This past Sunday, November 15, I received a divine call to teach third and fourth grade at Abiding Peace Academy in Simpsonville, South Carolina.  Over the next few weeks I will be prayerfully considering the two calls that God has now given me - my call to serve Bethany and my call to serve Abiding Peace. I humbly ask for your prayers as I deliberate. Please feel free to reach out and share your thoughts with me on how you think my gifts and abilities may be useful at either ministry. Thank you for keeping me and all the called workers here at Bethany in your thoughts and prayers.

In Christ,
Lena Petermann
(989) 928-9591

Student of the Month - Adelyn H.

Our character trait this month was Respect. Adelyn was chosen by a fellow classmate for being respectful in her words when talking to friends. Way to go, Adelyn!


Butter Braid Fundraiser

Our Butter Braid Fundraiser is underway! Order Forms were sent home today with your child. Orders are due on Wednesday, Dec 2. New this year is an online page. Use this link to order online. Search for your child's page by their LAST name. Only one order page is set up for each family. You can order directly on the link or share on Facebook or by email. Orders will be delivered afterschool on Wed, Dec 16. Prizes will be given for the top sellers at school.
Please help by supporting Bethany's PTS and our 7 & 8 grade DC Trip!

Winter Sports

Here is the link for the 2020 - 2021 Winter Sports Plan. If you are able to help in anyway please let Mr. Zank or Mr. Meihack know.

Bethany Youth Christmas Service - A Change!

Because of the current health concerns in our community, we will not be having a whole-school Christmas Service on Friday, December 18 (that will be a full day of regular school). Instead, the students have been divided into 3 groups and will each present an Advent Service on a Wednesday in December. The groups and dates will be as follows:

  • December 2 @ 3:30 pm - 7th and 8th grade
  • December 9 @ 3:30 pm - 3rd - 6th grade
  • December 16 @ 3:30 pm - K - 2nd grade

Each Advent Service will be a "mini" Christmas service. At this time, there is no limit on the number of family members per student, but that is subject to change. We will also be recording each service and publishing it on the internet for family and friends to watch afterwards if they are unable to attend. 

Winter Gear

With winter and cold weather present please remember to send hat, ear muffs, scarves, mittens, and gloves to school with your child/ren. When it starts to snow please remember that they will also need winter boots and snow pants. We try to get the children outside as much as we possibly can. Thank you.

 Christian Family Solutions - Mindful Moments

 Christian Family Solutions is providing  webinar resources for individuals, families, and anyone in the community who supports mental health and wellness. The four-part series will address mental wellness for children, teens, and adults. 
Mark your calendar for Thursday, November 12 with Karen Fischer, LPC, for mental wellness in adults, part three on Thurs., Dec., 10 with Jeremy Long, LPC, on mental health wellness in teenagers, and Thursday, January 14 for a panel discussion and question and answer. Stay connected with Christian Family Solutions and discover other tools and resources at  

Mission Offerings 

For the first quarter, we collected $636.91 for the Bethany Lutheran School Anniversary Gift. Our second-quarter offerings will be collected for the new WELS Costa Mayan mission on Yucatan Peninsula.

Box Tops for Education

Did you know that there is a new way of doing Box Tops for Education? Instead of cutting out the box top and sending them into school. You now can download the Box Top app to your phone as you usually download apps. You sign up and you can assign it to the school. You scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase for the school to get credit for the box top. If you have any questions please email:

Tuesday, November 24
3:30 pm - Robotics
Butter Braid Fundraiser

Wednesday, November 25
8:00 am - Chapel
6:30 pm - Worship @ Kenosha
Wear Your Red Thrivent Shirt Day
Butter Braid Fundraiser

Thursday, November 26
10:00 - Worship @ Somers
Thanksgiving - No School
Butter Braid Fundraiser

Friday, November 27
Thanksgiving  - No School 
Butter Braid Fundraiser

Saturday, November 28
5:30 pm - Worship @ Kenosha
Butter Braid Fundraiser

Sunday, November 29
8:00 am - Worship @ Kenosha
10:00 am - Worship @ Somers
4:00 pm -  Reach Presentation @ Somers
Butter Braid Fundraiser

Monday, November 30
8:00 - School Resumes
Butter Braid Fundraiser

Tuesday, December 1
2:20 pm to 3:15 pm - Robotics (Girls)
3:30 pm - Robotics (Boys)
Butter Braid Fundraiser

The remaining weeks of lunch orders are due the Wednesday before the week you would like to order. Questions?
Contact Jen Vega

Hot Lunch and Milk Guidelines

December Order Form

December Menu

This Week...
W - WG Pancake Wrapped Turkey Sausage
Th - No School - Happy Thanksgiving
F - No School

Next Weeks...
M - WG Chicken Nugget
Tu - Diced BBQ Chicken
W - WG Breaded Chicken Patty on a WG Bun
Th - Chicken Alfredo over Non WG Pasta
F - Turkey Hot Dog on a WG Bun

Full Day of School 

Just wanted to remind everyone that Wednesday November 25, 2020 is a FULL day of school. It is to make up part of the time that we missed at the beginning of the school year.

All are welcome to join us for chapel every Wednesday morning at 8:00 in the church. It’s a great twenty minute start to your day!


Next playing date will be December 2 @ 3:30pm. Sorry for the confusion!


 The practices will run from 3:30 to 5:00 each time we meet.  This week we are scheduled to meet only tonight. A new schedule was sent home today. We could still use one more leader who understands programming or engineering.  If you can help, please let me know.

URGENT Change in Lunch Menu

There has been a change in the lunch menu for Monday, November 23, 2020 and Monday, November 30, 2020. The food suppler just swapped the two days around. On, November 23th will be the beef chili with beans and on November 30th will be the chicken nuggets. If you ordered lunch for you child/ren either of these days thinking it is the other way. You still have time to change it by emailing Jen TODAY IS THE LAST DAY at

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2100 75th Street
Kenosha, WI 53142

Phone 262-654-3501
Fax 262-654-3234

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