Take a shortened in-person worship service and add an in-Sanctuary service project – and you have Workship (i.e., work + worship)

Lasting about an hour in total and hosted numerous times throughout the year, Workship has benefitted a host of local organizations, including: women’s health services, shelters and children awaiting adoption.

Upcoming Workship events:

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Volunteers of American Residential Re-Entry Centers (VOA-RRC) provide residential re-entry services for men and women who are allowed to complete part of their prison sentences in the community. This provides an opportunity to obtain employment and restore family and community relationships as they begin their transition to life out of prison.

COVID stopped volunteers coming into the facilities for over a year, but last June 2021 Faye and Lynne were able to start up their Bible Study on Monday evenings. It has been a joy to return to spend time with the women telling them about the God who loves them. Lynne also has resumed the knitting/crochet time on Wednesday afternoons with a friend, Hsarpaw.

Again this year, Bethel will be providing Christmas stockings filled with gifts to the men and women at the Roseville and the Minneapolis VOA-RRC. This is our opportunity to show them God’s amazing love! Various individuals and companies will be donating Christmas stockings, toothbrushes, socks and a Thrivent Action Team $250 for our efforts. Donations of money and ideas for other companies to donate are needed! Please contact Lynne Rustad at 651-492-1240 or at

Donations will be collected in November and on Sunday, December 12, we will write Christmas cards and fill the stockings!

Thanks in advance for showing your love to the people at the VOA-RRC! 

Please pray for the residents as they come from prison to the VOA. Pray for them to know Jesus as their LORD and Savior!