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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
BLC Staff Meeting
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Oct
31
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Oct 31 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Nov
7
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Nov 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Nov
14
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Nov 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Nov
21
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Nov 21 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Nov
28
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Nov 28 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Dec
5
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Dec 5 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Dec
12
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Dec 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
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
19
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Dec 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Dec
26
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Dec 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jan
2
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jan 2 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jan
9
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jan 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jan
16
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jan 16 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jan
23
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jan 23 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jan
30
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jan 30 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Feb
6
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Feb 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Feb
13
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Feb 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Feb
20
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Feb 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Feb
27
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Mar
6
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Mar 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Mar
13
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Mar 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Mar
20
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Mar 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Mar
27
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Mar 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Apr
3
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Apr 3 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Apr
10
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Apr 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Apr
17
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Apr 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Apr
24
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Apr 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
May
1
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
May 1 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
May
8
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
May 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
May
15
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
May 15 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
May
22
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
May 22 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
May
29
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
May 29 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jun
5
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jun 5 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jun
12
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jun 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jun
19
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jun 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jun
26
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jul
3
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jul 3 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jul
10
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jul 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jul
17
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jul 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jul
24
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jul 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jul
31
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jul 31 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Aug
7
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Aug 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Aug
14
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Aug 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Aug
21
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Aug 21 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Aug
28
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Aug 28 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Sep
4
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Sep 4 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Sep
11
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Sep 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Sep
18
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Sep 18 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
 
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