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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

Oct. 23-29: The Lucas Cranach Altarpiece displayed in sanctuary at BLC

Lucas Cranach was known as the “Painter of the Reformation.” He was a good friend of Martin and Katie Luther. Cranach embraced the theology of the Reformation and used his artwork to teach Reformation principles, as taught by Luther. He painted the altarpiece to hang in St. Mary’s Church in Wittenberg. A 8’x 20’ copy of Cranach’s altarpiece will hang in Bethlehem’s sanctuary Oct. 23-29. Stop by anytime during the week to get a good look at Cranach’s artwork in preparation for Reformation Sunday! Pastor Ruben Duran will be preaching on Sunday October 29 for our Reformation celebration here at Bethlehem and he will be using Cranach’s altarpiece as a “teaching tool.”

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 Cranach’s altarpiece as a “teaching tool.” Make sure to wear red to worship in celebration of God’s reforming Spirit at work in the church and in the world!

 

Oct
19
Thu
Hope Matters
Oct 19 @ 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.

Oct
20
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Oct 20 @ 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
21
Sat
Stepping Stones: 3rd Grade First Communion Workshop
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

As we help children prepare to receive Holy Communion for the first time, we support families as they grow in faith. The workshop is geared towards third graders and their parent(s), but is open to all who feel their child is ready to receive this gift. During this workshop we will explore how God’s love is communicated to us through the sacraments, learn how to receive communion, and prepare a special chalice that each student will use during their first communion service. The cost is $10, and scholarships are available.

First Communion Workshop Registration

 

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Oct
23
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Oct 23 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
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
25
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Oct 25 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

 
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
28
Sat
Confirmation Rehearsal
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Rite of Confirmation (Part of Saturday Evening Worship Service)
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Oct
30
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Oct 30 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Nov
1
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Nov 1 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

 
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
8
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Nov 8 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

 
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
15
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Nov 15 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

 
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
22
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Nov 22 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

 
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

Nov
29
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Nov 29 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

 
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
6
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Dec 6 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

 
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
13
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Dec 13 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

 
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
20
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Dec 20 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

 
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
27
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Dec 27 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

 
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
3
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Jan 3 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

 
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
10
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Jan 10 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

 
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
17
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Jan 17 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

 
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.

 
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