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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
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Oct 18 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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Oct
25
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Oct 25 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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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
Nov
1
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Nov 1 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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Jan
24
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Jan 24 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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Jan
31
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Jan 31 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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Feb
7
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Feb 7 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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Feb
14
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Feb 14 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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Feb
16
Fri
8th Grade Confirmation Retreat to LOMC
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm
Feb
21
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Feb 21 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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Feb
28
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Feb 28 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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Mar
7
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Mar 7 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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Mar
14
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Mar 14 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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Mar
21
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Mar 21 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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Mar
28
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Mar 28 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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Apr
4
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Apr 4 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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Apr
11
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Apr 11 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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Apr
18
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Apr 18 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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Apr
25
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Apr 25 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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May
2
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
May 2 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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May
9
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
May 9 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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May
16
Wed
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
May 16 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

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Jun
25
Mon
National Youth Gathering 2018
Jun 25 – Jul 2 all-day

ELCA Youth Gathering ~ June 25- July 2, 2018

Registration Deadline November 1, 2017!

All teens currently in 8th to 12th grades are invited to join us for the National Youth Gathering in Houston next summer. What is the National Youth Gathering? It’s 30,000 ELCA youth from all over the country coming together in one place to learn, serve, worship, and have fun. There’s literally nothing else like it!

Check out the information video by clicking HERE. Anyone in 8th to 12th grades can attend, even if you’re not involved in youth group or other church activities.

To register, turn in the registration form (available HERE or on the youth board in the office hallway) and a $350 deposit in the “Youth Gathering” box in the youth room by November 1.

Any questions? Email Pastor Sarah or Leslie Blount.

 
Bethlehem Lutheran Church