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Nov
23
Thu
Thanksgiving Service
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Thanksgiving Service @ Sanctuary

Sharing our bounty

Please join us for our annual Thanksgiving Day worship service and food drive at Bethlehem Lutheran Church!

Disciple Kelly Jirschele will share her faith story during the 9 a.m. service in our sanctuary.

Those who attend this special service on Thanksgiving morning are invited to bring donations of non-perishable food and household items that will be sent to the Salvation Army food pantry to be shared with our neighbors. Canned or boxed items are welcome; no glass jars or bottles, please.  Paper products like paper towels or diapers are needed as well!

We will have four worship services the following weekend as usual — 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25; and 8:00, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26 — but we will NOT have Sunday School on Nov. 26.

If you can volunteer some time to help pack or deliver the Thanksgiving donations, please sign up below.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

 

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Nov
28
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Nov 28 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Dec
5
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Dec 5 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Dec
12
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Dec 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Finance Committee Meeting
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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.

Dec
19
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Dec 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Dec
20
Wed
La Posada
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
La Posada @ Fellowship Hall

Join us for a Mexican “Posada” at Bethlehem at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, in Fellowship Hall.

Our Lutheran brothers and sisters from St. Andrew in West Chicago will bring this traditional Mexican experience to us.

Posada means “inn” in Spanish, and this celebration symbolizes Mary and Joseph’s long, frustrating search for a place to stay where Jesus could be born. Participants re-enact this story through song. Once Mary and Joseph are welcomed in, the service continues with Scripture, a brief homily, prayers and more songs. After the service, everyone is invited for refreshments, a piñata, fellowship and more Christmas music.

Posadas are held the nine nights before Christmas eve, and we are fortunate to have one of them here! We are invited to bring and serve refreshments.

Please fill out the form if you are able to help Ingrid Nelson plan and decorate for this event or provide refreshments.  It would be helpful  in planning if you could indicate your possible attendance, but reservations are NOT required — we want everyone to feel welcome to take part in this wonderful event.

La Posada service

 

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Dec
26
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Dec 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jan
2
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jan 2 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jan
9
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jan 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Finance Committee Meeting
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jan
16
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jan 16 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jan
23
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jan 23 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jan
30
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jan 30 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Feb
6
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Feb 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Feb
13
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Feb 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Finance Committee Meeting
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
20
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Feb 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Feb
27
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Mar
6
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Mar 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Mar
13
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Mar 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Finance Committee Meeting
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mar
20
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Mar 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Mar
27
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Mar 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Apr
3
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Apr 3 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Apr
10
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Apr 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Finance Committee Meeting
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
17
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Apr 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Apr
24
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Apr 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
May
1
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
May 1 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
May
8
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
May 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Finance Committee Meeting
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
May
15
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
May 15 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
May
22
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
May 22 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
May
29
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
May 29 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jun
5
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jun 5 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jun
12
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jun 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Finance Committee Meeting
Jun 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jun
19
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jun 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jun
26
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jul
3
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jul 3 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jul
10
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jul 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Finance Committee Meeting
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jul
17
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jul 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jul
24
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jul 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jul
31
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jul 31 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Aug
7
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Aug 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Aug
14
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Aug 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Finance Committee Meeting
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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