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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
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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Saturday Evening Service with Communion
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for our Saturday Evening Service, a less formal worship service in our sanctuary.  Communion is available every week to all.

Oct
22
Sun
Traditional Worship Service with Communion
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Come join us for our Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

Praise Service with Communion
Oct 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Come join us for our Praise Service in Fellowship Hall.  Praise Service includes a contemporary music band and praise singers.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

Traditional Worship Service with Communion
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Come join us for our Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

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
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.

Bethlehem Brass Rehearsal
Oct 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
28
Sat
Saturday Evening Service with Communion
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for our Saturday Evening Service, a less formal worship service in our sanctuary.  Communion is available every week to all.

Oct
29
Sun
Traditional Worship Service with Communion
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Come join us for our Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

Praise Service with Communion
Oct 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Come join us for our Praise Service in Fellowship Hall.  Praise Service includes a contemporary music band and praise singers.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

Traditional Worship Service with Communion
Oct 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Come join us for our Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

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.

Bethlehem Brass Rehearsal
Nov 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov
4
Sat
Saturday Evening Service with Communion
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for our Saturday Evening Service, a less formal worship service in our sanctuary.  Communion is available every week to all.

Nov
5
Sun
Traditional Worship Service with Communion
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Come join us for our Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

Praise Service with Communion
Nov 5 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Come join us for our Praise Service in Fellowship Hall.  Praise Service includes a contemporary music band and praise singers.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

Traditional Worship Service with Communion
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Come join us for our Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

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.

Bethlehem Brass Rehearsal
Nov 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov
11
Sat
Saturday Evening Service with Communion
Nov 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for our Saturday Evening Service, a less formal worship service in our sanctuary.  Communion is available every week to all.

Nov
12
Sun
Traditional Worship Service with Communion
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Come join us for our Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

Praise Service with Communion
Nov 12 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Come join us for our Praise Service in Fellowship Hall.  Praise Service includes a contemporary music band and praise singers.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

Traditional Worship Service with Communion
Nov 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Come join us for our Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

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.

Bethlehem Brass Rehearsal
Nov 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov
18
Sat
Saturday Evening Service with Communion
Nov 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for our Saturday Evening Service, a less formal worship service in our sanctuary.  Communion is available every week to all.

Nov
19
Sun
Traditional Worship Service with Communion
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Come join us for our Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

Praise Service with Communion
Nov 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Come join us for our Praise Service in Fellowship Hall.  Praise Service includes a contemporary music band and praise singers.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

Traditional Worship Service with Communion
Nov 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Come join us for our Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

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.

Bethlehem Brass Rehearsal
Nov 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov
25
Sat
Saturday Evening Service with Communion
Nov 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for our Saturday Evening Service, a less formal worship service in our sanctuary.  Communion is available every week to all.

Nov
26
Sun
Traditional Worship Service with Communion
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Come join us for our Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

Praise Service with Communion
Nov 26 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Come join us for our Praise Service in Fellowship Hall.  Praise Service includes a contemporary music band and praise singers.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

Traditional Worship Service with Communion
Nov 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Come join us for our Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

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.

Bethlehem Brass Rehearsal
Dec 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dec
2
Sat
Saturday Evening Service with Communion
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for our Saturday Evening Service, a less formal worship service in our sanctuary.  Communion is available every week to all.

Dec
3
Sun
Traditional Worship Service with Communion
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Come join us for our Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

Praise Service with Communion
Dec 3 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Come join us for our Praise Service in Fellowship Hall.  Praise Service includes a contemporary music band and praise singers.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

 
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