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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
18
Wed
Wednesday AA Meeting – Sunshine Group
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Oct
19
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
22
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Oct 22 @ 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
23
Mon
AA Meeting
Oct 23 @ 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.

Oct
25
Wed
Wednesday AA Meeting – Sunshine Group
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Oct
26
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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
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
1
Wed
Wednesday AA Meeting – Sunshine Group
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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
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
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
8
Wed
Wednesday AA Meeting – Sunshine Group
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Nov
9
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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
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
15
Wed
Wednesday AA Meeting – Sunshine Group
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Nov
16
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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
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
22
Wed
Wednesday AA Meeting – Sunshine Group
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Nov
23
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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
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
29
Wed
Wednesday AA Meeting – Sunshine Group
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Nov
30
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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
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
6
Wed
Wednesday AA Meeting – Sunshine Group
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Dec
7
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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
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
13
Wed
Wednesday AA Meeting – Sunshine Group
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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
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
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
20
Wed
Wednesday AA Meeting – Sunshine Group
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Dec
21
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
24
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Dec 24 @ 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
25
Mon
AA Meeting
Dec 25 @ 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
27
Wed
Wednesday AA Meeting – Sunshine Group
Dec 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Dec
28
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
31
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Dec 31 @ 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.

Jan
1
Mon
AA Meeting
Jan 1 @ 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.

Jan
3
Wed
Wednesday AA Meeting – Sunshine Group
Jan 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Jan
4
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
7
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Jan 7 @ 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.

Jan
8
Mon
AA Meeting
Jan 8 @ 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.

 
Bethlehem Lutheran Church