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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
17
Tue
Congregation Council Meeting
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
14
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Nov
21
Tue
Congregation Council Meeting
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
12
Tue
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.

Jan
9
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
13
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mar
13
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
10
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
May
8
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jun
12
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Jun 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jul
10
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Aug
14
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sep
11
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Oct
9
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Nov
13
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dec
11
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jan
8
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
12
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mar
12
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
9
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
May
14
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jun
11
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jul
9
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Jul 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Aug
13
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sep
10
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Oct
8
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Nov
12
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dec
10
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jan
14
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
11
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mar
10
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
14
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
May
12
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jun
9
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jul
14
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Aug
11
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sep
8
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Sep 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Oct
13
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Nov
10
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Nov 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dec
8
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jan
12
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Jan 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
9
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mar
9
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
13
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
May
11
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jun
8
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jul
13
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Aug
10
Tue
Finance Committee Meeting
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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