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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
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
30
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Oct 30 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
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
6
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Nov 6 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
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
13
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Nov 13 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
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.

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
20
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Nov 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
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
27
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Nov 27 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
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

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

Dec
18
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Dec 18 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Dec
21
Thu
Hope Matters
Dec 21 @ 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.

Dec
22
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Dec 22 @ 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
25
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Dec 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Dec
29
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Dec 29 @ 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.

Jan
1
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Jan 1 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Jan
5
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Jan 5 @ 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.

Jan
8
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Jan 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Jan
12
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Jan 12 @ 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.

Jan
15
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Jan 15 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Jan
18
Thu
Hope Matters
Jan 18 @ 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.

Jan
19
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Jan 19 @ 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.

Jan
20
Sat
Stepping Stones: 1st Graders
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Stepping Stones: 1st Graders

First Grade Stepping Stone: Beginner Bible Workshop

First Graders and their parents are invited to attend a short, insightful and fun, “How to Use the Bible at Home” workshop.  The cost is $20 per child for materials, but scholarships are available.

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW.

1st Grade Beginner Bible Workshop

 

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Stepping Stones: 2nd Graders
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Stepping Stones: 2nd Graders

Second Grade Stepping Stone: Prayer Bears

This workshop is designed to help second graders and their parents take a beginning step in growing a faith relationship with God through prayer.  Each student will construct a Prayer Bear that will help them learn how to pray every day and in every situation.

The registration fee is $10 per child to cover the cost of the Prayer Bear, but scholarships are available.

Please register below:

 
 

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Jan
22
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Jan 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Jan
26
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Jan 26 @ 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.

Jan
29
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Jan 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Feb
2
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Feb 2 @ 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.

Feb
5
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Feb 5 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Feb
9
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Feb 9 @ 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.

Feb
12
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Feb 12 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Feb
15
Thu
Hope Matters
Feb 15 @ 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.

Feb
16
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Feb 16 @ 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.

Feb
19
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Feb 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Feb
23
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Feb 23 @ 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.

Feb
26
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Feb 26 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Mar
2
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Mar 2 @ 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.

Mar
5
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Mar 5 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Mar
9
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Mar 9 @ 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.

Stepping Stones: 5th Graders
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fifth Grade Stepping Stone: Family Values Workshop

This workshop will highlight what it means to be part of the family of God and how our own families carry on traditions, teachings and blessings.  The cost is $10 per child for materials, but scholarships are available.

Please bring these additional items for the workshop:

  1. Pictures of your family including grandparent(s) or great grandparent(s) to make a framed 12” x 12” scrapbook page (4 to 6 pictures). If you have scrapbook tools including: paper trimmer, punches, etc. to help complete the project, please bring them. We will provide paper, adhesive, some punches and a few paper trimmers.
  2. An unmarked baby picture of yourself and of your child – for a game we will play that night
  3. Anything about your child’s and your own baptism
  4. Something unique, but related, to each of your generation’s entertainment technology: for example, a deck of cards and a PSP.

Please register below.

 

Fifth Grade Family Values Workshop Registration

 

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