Calendar

You can change the calendar view by clicking the button on the right. To sort through event categories, use the Category button below.

Feb
24
Wed
Wednesday Vespers
Feb 24 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us for a special tradition during our midweek worship services on Wednesdays. These services feature the the music of Holden Evening Prayer service and the personal stories and faith journeys of our own Bethlehem disciples. The services are approximately 45 minutes long. 

Mar
2
Wed
Wednesday Vespers
Mar 2 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us for a special tradition during our midweek worship services on Wednesdays. These services feature the the music of Holden Evening Prayer service and the personal stories and faith journeys of our own Bethlehem disciples. The services are approximately 45 minutes long. 

Mar
9
Wed
Wednesday Vespers
Mar 9 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us for a special tradition during our midweek worship services on Wednesdays. These services feature the the music of Holden Evening Prayer service and the personal stories and faith journeys of our own Bethlehem disciples. The services are approximately 45 minutes long. 

Mar
19
Sat
Palm/Passion Weekend
Mar 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for festival worship as we celebrate the beginning of Holy Week by remembering Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem and hear the telling of the Passion story. All of our choirs and Praise Team will lead us in worship during special service times in the Sanctuary. 

Mar
20
Sun
Palm/Passion Weekend
Mar 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Join us for festival worship as we celebrate the beginning of Holy Week by remembering Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem and hear the telling of the Passion story. All of our choirs and Praise Team will lead us in worship during special service times in the Sanctuary. 

Palm/Passion Weekend
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us for festival worship as we celebrate the beginning of Holy Week by remembering Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem and hear the telling of the Passion story. All of our choirs and Praise Team will lead us in worship during special service times in the Sanctuary. 

Palm/Passion Weekend
Mar 20 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Join us for festival worship as we celebrate the beginning of Holy Week by remembering Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem and hear the telling of the Passion story. All of our choirs and Praise Team will lead us in worship during special service times in the Sanctuary. 

Mar
24
Thu
Maundy Thursday Luncheon
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Maundy Thursday Luncheon

Join us for lunch followed by the worship service at 1:30 p.m. This is a special and festive gathering of fellowship for our senior disciples.

Invitations will be arriving soon!

This is a special opportunity for others to serve and celebrate the witness of our senior disciples. Volunteers will be needed, so please watch your weekend Registration Slips!

We will miss Patrick Dockins!  Thank you for 4 awesome years!

Please contact Kelly Collins at kelly@bethlehemluth.org or Lynne Hepler, 630-377-1857  if interested.

 

Mar
25
Fri
Good Friday Worship
Mar 25 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us for solemn remembrance of Christ’s journey to the cross. This candlelight service features hymns, special music, prayers and it is held in the Sanctuary.

Mar
27
Sun
Easter Sunday Worship
Mar 27 @ 6:15 am – 7:15 am

Join us for this joyful celebration of Christ’s resurrection! Notice the adjusted services times of 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am. These services feature special music by our ensembles and Holy Communion.

Easter Breakfast
Mar 27 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am
Easter Breakfast

Egg Bakes, Beignets and More – Bethlehem’s Easter Breakfast!

Join us before or after Easter services to enjoy a delicious hot breakfast prepared and served by our youth.  A free-will offering will be received and all proceeds go to support youth activities and events. As in the past we will be asking for donations of fresh fruit the week prior to Easter. A more specific list will be provided in the registration slip in early March.

Easter Sunday Worship
Mar 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Join us for this joyful celebration of Christ’s resurrection! Notice the adjusted services times of 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am. These services feature special music by our ensembles and Holy Communion.

Easter Sunday Worship
Mar 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Join us for this joyful celebration of Christ’s resurrection! Notice the adjusted services times of 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am. These services feature special music by our ensembles and Holy Communion

Easter Sunday Worship
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for this joyful celebration of Christ’s resurrection! Notice the adjusted services times of 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am. These services feature special music by our ensembles and Holy Communion

May
1
Sun
Kids’ Worship Festival
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:45 am
Kids' Worship Festival

Sunday, May 1, 9:00 and 10:45 AM in Fellowship Hall. Join our kids as they share with us what they have learned this year through music and the word of God. This year’s theme in Adventure Club was “Stepping Up, Stepping Out.” The children learned how we can step out of our comfort zone for God, that we can all be disciples in the most ordinary of places, and that we are called to bring our faith with us in our daily lives. You will hear from every group of our children’s ministry during this special worship service. Come ready to learn and be impressed by what our kids are doing here at Bethlehem.

 

May
15
Sun
Pentecost Worship Festival
May 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pentecost Worship Festival

Special worship times: 8:00, 9:15 & 10:30 AM. The day of Pentecost is the end of 50 days of the Easter celebration. After showing himself to the disciples and after having ascended, Jesus’ followers received the promised gift of the Holy Spirit. On the fiftieth day of Easter, our worship is filled with festivity, color and movement as we both conclude the Easter celebration and welcome anew the gift of the Holy Spirit. Our services will be held in the Sanctuary and feature our Senior Choir, Bells, and Praise Team. Mark your calendars for this exciting day of worship AND be sure to wear RED!

 

Oct
29
Sat
Confirmation Service
Oct 29 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The entire Bethlehem community is invited to participate in this service as our young adults reaffirm their baptism in the Rite of Confirmation.

Dec
14
Wed
KidQuest to Feed My Starving Children
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Check out pictures of many of our KidQuest kids when they packed food at Feed My Starving Children on December 14.

 

img_5355

img_5349

img_5346

Dec
15
Thu
Hospitality Team
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 7:00 pm

If you would like to help welcome members and guests to worship on our busy Christmas Eve worship services, please sign up below. Thank you for spreading Bethlehem hospitality.

 

Verification

 

 

Feb
15
Wed
KidQuest Children’s Ministry
Feb 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Bethlehem’s Wednesday afternoon’s Adventure Club and Children’s Choirs have combined into KidQuest! K – 6 grade students can join us, 4:30 – 6 PM, to learn about a Bible character through storytelling, art, science, cooking, games, and music. 4th – 6th graders will also go out into the community in quest of various service projects.

Feb
17
Fri
FMSC “Feed the Need” ~ February 17-18 ~ Naperville
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – Feb 18 @ 9:00 pm

 

Join us and help pack food for starving children around the world.

This Feed My Starving Children mobile pack event is being, hosted by a group of Naperville churches, will take place at North Central College on Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18. If you’ve ever wondered what FMSC is all about, this will be a great way to find out. You, your family and friends will work together to pack scientifically designed food formulas and get them ready to ship to 70 countries around the world. Everyone will have a job in your fun-filled, energy packed  two-hour session.

If you want to participate, please fill out the registration information below:

Feed the Need 2018 - February 17-18

 

Verification

 
Christ the King Youth Group Visit
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm
Christ the King Youth Group Visit

The Youth Group of Christ the King Lutheran Church from New Brighton, MN will be with us on Saturday and Sunday, February 18-19 to present an original musical entitled iBelieve”. While they’re here, we want to make sure that they are well cared for so we are asking our congregation to provide housing. We anticipate a need of up to 25 homes on Friday, February 17, so if you are willing and able to host 2 or more members of their group, please sign up below. More details will be coming soon.

 

Feb
22
Wed
KidQuest Children’s Ministry
Feb 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Bethlehem’s Wednesday afternoon’s Adventure Club and Children’s Choirs have combined into KidQuest! K – 6 grade students can join us, 4:30 – 6 PM, to learn about a Bible character through storytelling, art, science, cooking, games, and music. 4th – 6th graders will also go out into the community in quest of various service projects.

Mar
8
Wed
KidQuest Children’s Ministry
Mar 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Bethlehem’s Wednesday afternoon’s Adventure Club and Children’s Choirs have combined into KidQuest! K – 6 grade students can join us, 4:30 – 6 PM, to learn about a Bible character through storytelling, art, science, cooking, games, and music. 4th – 6th graders will also go out into the community in quest of various service projects.

Mar
15
Wed
KidQuest Children’s Ministry
Mar 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Bethlehem’s Wednesday afternoon’s Adventure Club and Children’s Choirs have combined into KidQuest! K – 6 grade students can join us, 4:30 – 6 PM, to learn about a Bible character through storytelling, art, science, cooking, games, and music. 4th – 6th graders will also go out into the community in quest of various service projects.

Mar
22
Wed
KidQuest Children’s Ministry
Mar 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Bethlehem’s Wednesday afternoon’s Adventure Club and Children’s Choirs have combined into KidQuest! K – 6 grade students can join us, 4:30 – 6 PM, to learn about a Bible character through storytelling, art, science, cooking, games, and music. 4th – 6th graders will also go out into the community in quest of various service projects.

Apr
5
Wed
KidQuest Children’s Ministry
Apr 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Bethlehem’s Wednesday afternoon’s Adventure Club and Children’s Choirs have combined into KidQuest! K – 6 grade students can join us, 4:30 – 6 PM, to learn about a Bible character through storytelling, art, science, cooking, games, and music. 4th – 6th graders will also go out into the community in quest of various service projects.

Apr
26
Wed
KidQuest Children’s Ministry
Apr 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Bethlehem’s Wednesday afternoon’s Adventure Club and Children’s Choirs have combined into KidQuest! K – 6 grade students can join us, 4:30 – 6 PM, to learn about a Bible character through storytelling, art, science, cooking, games, and music. 4th – 6th graders will also go out into the community in quest of various service projects.

May
3
Wed
KidQuest Children’s Ministry
May 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Bethlehem’s Wednesday afternoon’s Adventure Club and Children’s Choirs have combined into KidQuest! K – 6 grade students can join us, 4:30 – 6 PM, to learn about a Bible character through storytelling, art, science, cooking, games, and music. 4th – 6th graders will also go out into the community in quest of various service projects.

May
10
Wed
KidQuest Children’s Ministry
May 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Bethlehem’s Wednesday afternoon’s Adventure Club and Children’s Choirs have combined into KidQuest! K – 6 grade students can join us, 4:30 – 6 PM, to learn about a Bible character through storytelling, art, science, cooking, games, and music. 4th – 6th graders will also go out into the community in quest of various service projects.

Sep
13
Wed
KidQuest 2017-2018
Sep 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please register your student(s) for KidQuest below. We apologize that children must be registered individually and not grouped by family – it’s a function of how the information is reported and we need to ensure that all student information is captured accurately:

2017-18 KidQuest Registration

 

Verification

 
Sep
20
Wed
KidQuest 2017-2018
Sep 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please register your student(s) for KidQuest below. We apologize that children must be registered individually and not grouped by family – it’s a function of how the information is reported and we need to ensure that all student information is captured accurately:

2017-18 KidQuest Registration

 

Verification

 
Sep
27
Wed
KidQuest 2017-2018
Sep 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please register your student(s) for KidQuest below. We apologize that children must be registered individually and not grouped by family – it’s a function of how the information is reported and we need to ensure that all student information is captured accurately:

2017-18 KidQuest Registration

 

Verification

 
Oct
4
Wed
KidQuest 2017-2018
Oct 4 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please register your student(s) for KidQuest below. We apologize that children must be registered individually and not grouped by family – it’s a function of how the information is reported and we need to ensure that all student information is captured accurately:

2017-18 KidQuest Registration

 

Verification

 
Oct
11
Wed
KidQuest 2017-2018
Oct 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please register your student(s) for KidQuest below. We apologize that children must be registered individually and not grouped by family – it’s a function of how the information is reported and we need to ensure that all student information is captured accurately:

2017-18 KidQuest Registration

 

Verification

 
Oct
18
Wed
KidQuest 2017-2018
Oct 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please register your student(s) for KidQuest below. We apologize that children must be registered individually and not grouped by family – it’s a function of how the information is reported and we need to ensure that all student information is captured accurately:

2017-18 KidQuest Registration

 

Verification

 
Oct
25
Wed
KidQuest 2017-2018
Oct 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please register your student(s) for KidQuest below. We apologize that children must be registered individually and not grouped by family – it’s a function of how the information is reported and we need to ensure that all student information is captured accurately:

2017-18 KidQuest Registration

 

Verification

 
Nov
1
Wed
KidQuest 2017-2018
Nov 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please register your student(s) for KidQuest below. We apologize that children must be registered individually and not grouped by family – it’s a function of how the information is reported and we need to ensure that all student information is captured accurately:

2017-18 KidQuest Registration

 

Verification

 
Nov
8
Wed
KidQuest 2017-2018
Nov 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please register your student(s) for KidQuest below. We apologize that children must be registered individually and not grouped by family – it’s a function of how the information is reported and we need to ensure that all student information is captured accurately:

2017-18 KidQuest Registration

 

Verification

 
Nov
15
Wed
KidQuest 2017-2018
Nov 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please register your student(s) for KidQuest below. We apologize that children must be registered individually and not grouped by family – it’s a function of how the information is reported and we need to ensure that all student information is captured accurately:

2017-18 KidQuest Registration

 

Verification

 
Nov
22
Wed
KidQuest 2017-2018
Nov 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please register your student(s) for KidQuest below. We apologize that children must be registered individually and not grouped by family – it’s a function of how the information is reported and we need to ensure that all student information is captured accurately:

2017-18 KidQuest Registration

 

Verification

 
Nov
23
Thu
Thanksgiving Service
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Thanksgiving Service @ Sanctuary

Sharing our bounty

Please join us for our annual Thanksgiving Day worship service and food drive at Bethlehem Lutheran Church!

Disciple Kelly Jirschele will share her faith story during the 9 a.m. service in our sanctuary.

Those who attend this special service on Thanksgiving morning are invited to bring donations of non-perishable food and household items that will be sent to the Salvation Army food pantry to be shared with our neighbors. Canned or boxed items are welcome; no glass jars or bottles, please.  Paper products like paper towels or diapers are needed as well!

We will have four worship services the following weekend as usual — 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25; and 8:00, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26 — but we will NOT have Sunday School on Nov. 26.

If you can volunteer some time to help pack or deliver the Thanksgiving donations, please sign up below.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

 

Verification

 

 

Nov
29
Wed
KidQuest 2017-2018
Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please register your student(s) for KidQuest below. We apologize that children must be registered individually and not grouped by family – it’s a function of how the information is reported and we need to ensure that all student information is captured accurately:

2017-18 KidQuest Registration

 

Verification

 
Dec
6
Wed
KidQuest 2017-2018
Dec 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please register your student(s) for KidQuest below. We apologize that children must be registered individually and not grouped by family – it’s a function of how the information is reported and we need to ensure that all student information is captured accurately:

2017-18 KidQuest Registration

 

Verification

 
Dec
13
Wed
KidQuest 2017-2018
Dec 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please register your student(s) for KidQuest below. We apologize that children must be registered individually and not grouped by family – it’s a function of how the information is reported and we need to ensure that all student information is captured accurately:

2017-18 KidQuest Registration

 

Verification

 
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
La Posada
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
La Posada @ Fellowship Hall

Join us for a Mexican “Posada” at Bethlehem at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, in Fellowship Hall.

Our Lutheran brothers and sisters from St. Andrew in West Chicago will bring this traditional Mexican experience to us.

Posada means “inn” in Spanish, and this celebration symbolizes Mary and Joseph’s long, frustrating search for a place to stay where Jesus could be born. Participants re-enact this story through song. Once Mary and Joseph are welcomed in, the service continues with Scripture, a brief homily, prayers and more songs. After the service, everyone is invited for refreshments, a piñata, fellowship and more Christmas music.

Posadas are held the nine nights before Christmas eve, and we are fortunate to have one of them here!  Please come take part in this wonderful event.

 

Jan
10
Wed
KidQuest 2017-2018
Jan 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please register your student(s) for KidQuest below. We apologize that children must be registered individually and not grouped by family – it’s a function of how the information is reported and we need to ensure that all student information is captured accurately:

2017-18 KidQuest Registration

 

Verification

 
Jan
17
Wed
KidQuest 2017-2018
Jan 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please register your student(s) for KidQuest below. We apologize that children must be registered individually and not grouped by family – it’s a function of how the information is reported and we need to ensure that all student information is captured accurately:

2017-18 KidQuest Registration

 

Verification

 
Jan
20
Sat
Indoor ‘Drive-In’ Movie ~ Saturday, January 20
Jan 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Indoor 'Drive-In' Movie ~ Saturday, January 20

To battle the winter doldrums, families are invited to Bethlehem for an indoor “drive-in movie” on Saturday, January 20, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. We’ll watch the hit movie Cars 3 and enjoy popcorn and other treats. We’ll be making cardboard-box cars for the younger children to sit in; adults or older children can bring a blanket to sit on.

We’re in need of large boxes the kids can use to make cars; let us know if you can bring some.

Please sign up below so we know how many friends to expect:

Drive in Movie Registration

 

Verification

 
 
Bethlehem Lutheran Church