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Oct
8
Sun
Celebrating 500 years of the Reformation
Oct 8 – Oct 31 all-day

Celebrating 500 years of Reformation

Oct. 8 at 9:15-10:15am, Education Hall: You say “tomato” and I say “tomahto”: Lutherans and Catholics at 500, led by Dr. Cristie Traina (Professor of Religious Studies, Northwestern University; Pastor Bill’s wife)

 When Martin Luther nailed up his list of 95 complaints against Western Christianity, no one imagined that it would spark a division lasting for half a millennium. For centuries, both Lutherans and Catholics have defined themselves as “not those other guys” while in fact moving closer.  Come learn some of the reasons we’ve decided to “call the calling off off” and commemorate the Reformation together.

Sunday, Oct. 15 at 9:15-10:15am or 10:30-11:30am, Education Hall: Watch Rick Steves’ video: “Luther and the Reformation”

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther kicked off the Protestant Reformation, which contributed to the birth of our modern age. In this one-hour special — filmed on location in Europe — Rick Steves tells the story of a humble monk who lived a dramatic life. Rick visits key sites relating to the Reformation (including Erfurt, Wittenberg, and Rome) and explores the complicated political world of 16th-century Europe — from indulgences to iconoclasts, and from the printing press to the Counter-Reformation. It’s a story of power, rebellion and faith that you’ll never forget.

 

Sunday, Oct. 22 at 9:15-10:15am or 10:30-11:30am, Education Hall: Discussion on Rick Steves’ “Luther and the Reformation” film; led by Rev. Andrew Packman

Watch the film at church or watch it at home, and then join Andrew for discussion on the Reformation—its people, places, and impact—then and now!

Oct. 22: “Beer and Hymns” at The Office; 4:00-6:00 pm

Love the good ol’ hymns of our Lutheran tradition? Love a good ol’ lager? This event brings the two together! Join us at The Office in downtown St. Charles (201 E Main Street) for a good ol’ sing-along. Invite your friends and neighbors! We’ll meet in the upstairs Board Room (handicap accessible from the back). Organizers: Joshua McClure and Pastor Sarah

October 29: Reformation Worship at 8:00, 9:15, and 10:30am ~ WEAR RED!

Pastor Ruben Duran, ELCA Director for New Congregational Development and a disciple at Bethlehem, will be preaching at all services on Reformation Sunday. He will be using Lucas Cranach’s altarpiece for St. Mary’s  Church in Wittenberg as a “teaching tool.”   Please note: A copy of the altarpiece will not be on display in the sanctuary the week before Reformation Day, as previously planned, but copies will be available for disciples to examine during the sermon

Make sure to wear red to worship in celebration of God’s reforming Spirit at work in the church and in the world!

 

Oct
24
Tue
Tuesday Evening Book Group
Oct 24 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Tuesday Evening Book Group @ Bethlehem Lutheran Church

The Tuesday Evening Book Group meets in the Bethlehem library on the fourth Tuesday of each month for discussion on a variety of books.  Everyone is welcome.

Upcoming 2017 books are:

September 26 ~ The Quartet by Joseph Ellis
October 24 ~ Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen
November 28 ~ The Residence by Kate Anderson Brower
December 26 ~ God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

Oct
26
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
27
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Oct 27 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Men gather for prayer, fellowship, support and study every Friday morning at 6:30 a.m.. This fall, they will join Pastor Mark as he explores some of the most interesting prophets in the Old Testament.  Whether they were reluctant like Jonah, eccentric like Jeremiah, or just less known like Joel, these ancients spoke words of truth to power that still challenge us today.  All men are welcome, come when you can, no registration or previous experience is necessary.  This bible study is continuous throughout the year.

Oct
29
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Oct 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a closed step meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

The group meets in room 310 Library/Fireside Lounge.

Oct
30
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Oct 30 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
AA Meeting
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This is a closed discussion meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

Nov
2
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
3
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Nov 3 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Men gather for prayer, fellowship, support and study every Friday morning at 6:30 a.m.. This fall, they will join Pastor Mark as he explores some of the most interesting prophets in the Old Testament.  Whether they were reluctant like Jonah, eccentric like Jeremiah, or just less known like Joel, these ancients spoke words of truth to power that still challenge us today.  All men are welcome, come when you can, no registration or previous experience is necessary.  This bible study is continuous throughout the year.

Nov
5
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a closed step meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

The group meets in room 310 Library/Fireside Lounge.

Nov
6
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Nov 6 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
AA Meeting
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This is a closed discussion meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

Nov
7
Tue
Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month in Room #405.

Nov
9
Thu
CASA Kane County Information Session ~ November 9
Nov 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

CASA Kane County Information Session – November 9

Enjoy working with children and youth?  Want to make a difference in the life of a child who has been abused and neglected?  CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Kane County is a nonprofit organization providing support and advocacy for children who have been the victims of abuse and/or neglect.

CASA Kane County and Bethlehem are sponsoring an information session from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday, November 9, at the Kane County Courthouse in Geneva for those who would like to learn more about CASA. This is a powerful way to live as disciples, speaking for and standing up for vulnerable children in our community. Whether you are interested in volunteering, or would just like to learn more about this special agency, join us!

Questions?  Contact current CASA volunteers and Bethlehem members, Craig Collins (630.442.9203) or Bill/Sandy Leitsch or Barb/Bill Herman.

Please sign up below if you can attend the information session.

CASA Kane County Information Session

 

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Thursday AA Women’s Group
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
10
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Nov 10 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Men gather for prayer, fellowship, support and study every Friday morning at 6:30 a.m.. This fall, they will join Pastor Mark as he explores some of the most interesting prophets in the Old Testament.  Whether they were reluctant like Jonah, eccentric like Jeremiah, or just less known like Joel, these ancients spoke words of truth to power that still challenge us today.  All men are welcome, come when you can, no registration or previous experience is necessary.  This bible study is continuous throughout the year.

Nov
12
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Nov 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a closed step meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

The group meets in room 310 Library/Fireside Lounge.

Nov
13
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Nov 13 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
AA Meeting
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This is a closed discussion meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

Nov
16
Thu
Hope Matters
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This is an informal gathering of support and connection for anyone living with mental health challenges, anyone who loves or cares for someone with mental illness; anyone who would like to connect with community resources; anyone who would like to increase awareness and understanding of mental illness. Confidential, non-judgmental listening, sharing, encouraging, praying, being present to one another is part of this group. This is hosted by Bethlehem’s Mental Health Ministry, and all adults are welcome.

Thursday AA Women’s Group
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
17
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Nov 17 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Men gather for prayer, fellowship, support and study every Friday morning at 6:30 a.m.. This fall, they will join Pastor Mark as he explores some of the most interesting prophets in the Old Testament.  Whether they were reluctant like Jonah, eccentric like Jeremiah, or just less known like Joel, these ancients spoke words of truth to power that still challenge us today.  All men are welcome, come when you can, no registration or previous experience is necessary.  This bible study is continuous throughout the year.

Nov
19
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a closed step meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

The group meets in room 310 Library/Fireside Lounge.

Nov
20
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Nov 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
AA Meeting
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This is a closed discussion meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

Nov
21
Tue
Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month in Room #405.

Nov
23
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
24
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Nov 24 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Men gather for prayer, fellowship, support and study every Friday morning at 6:30 a.m.. This fall, they will join Pastor Mark as he explores some of the most interesting prophets in the Old Testament.  Whether they were reluctant like Jonah, eccentric like Jeremiah, or just less known like Joel, these ancients spoke words of truth to power that still challenge us today.  All men are welcome, come when you can, no registration or previous experience is necessary.  This bible study is continuous throughout the year.

Nov
26
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Nov 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a closed step meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

The group meets in room 310 Library/Fireside Lounge.

Nov
27
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Nov 27 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
AA Meeting
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This is a closed discussion meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

Nov
28
Tue
Tuesday Evening Book Group
Nov 28 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Tuesday Evening Book Group @ Bethlehem Lutheran Church

The Tuesday Evening Book Group meets in the Bethlehem library on the fourth Tuesday of each month for discussion on a variety of books.  Everyone is welcome.

Upcoming 2017 books are:

September 26 ~ The Quartet by Joseph Ellis
October 24 ~ Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen
November 28 ~ The Residence by Kate Anderson Brower
December 26 ~ God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

Nov
30
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
1
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Dec 1 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Men gather for prayer, fellowship, support and study every Friday morning at 6:30 a.m.. This fall, they will join Pastor Mark as he explores some of the most interesting prophets in the Old Testament.  Whether they were reluctant like Jonah, eccentric like Jeremiah, or just less known like Joel, these ancients spoke words of truth to power that still challenge us today.  All men are welcome, come when you can, no registration or previous experience is necessary.  This bible study is continuous throughout the year.

Dec
3
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a closed step meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

The group meets in room 310 Library/Fireside Lounge.

Dec
4
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Dec 4 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
AA Meeting
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This is a closed discussion meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

Dec
5
Tue
Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month in Room #405.

Dec
7
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
8
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Dec 8 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Men gather for prayer, fellowship, support and study every Friday morning at 6:30 a.m.. This fall, they will join Pastor Mark as he explores some of the most interesting prophets in the Old Testament.  Whether they were reluctant like Jonah, eccentric like Jeremiah, or just less known like Joel, these ancients spoke words of truth to power that still challenge us today.  All men are welcome, come when you can, no registration or previous experience is necessary.  This bible study is continuous throughout the year.

Dec
10
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a closed step meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

The group meets in room 310 Library/Fireside Lounge.

Dec
11
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Dec 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
AA Meeting
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This is a closed discussion meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

Dec
14
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
15
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Dec 15 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Men gather for prayer, fellowship, support and study every Friday morning at 6:30 a.m.. This fall, they will join Pastor Mark as he explores some of the most interesting prophets in the Old Testament.  Whether they were reluctant like Jonah, eccentric like Jeremiah, or just less known like Joel, these ancients spoke words of truth to power that still challenge us today.  All men are welcome, come when you can, no registration or previous experience is necessary.  This bible study is continuous throughout the year.

Dec
17
Sun
Advent Festival Sunday ~ December 17
Dec 17 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Two worship services at 8:30am and 10:30am featuring Bethlehem’s music ensembles and dramatic readings.

Sunday Night AA Group
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a closed step meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

The group meets in room 310 Library/Fireside Lounge.

Dec
18
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Dec 18 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
AA Meeting
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This is a closed discussion meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

Dec
19
Tue
Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month in Room #405.

 
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