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Feb
10
Wed
Journey of Lent
Feb 10 @ 8:00 am – Mar 27 @ 9:00 am

Join us for opportunities to worship during the journey of Lent as we approach the joyful celebration of Christ’s resurrection!Lent and Easter

Ash Wednesday Service
Feb 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Ash Wednesday Service

Join us for the beginning of Lent with our Ash Wednesday service.

Ash Wednesday Service
Feb 10 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Ash Wednesday Service

Join us for the beginning of Lent with our Ash Wednesday service.

Feb
11
Thu
Lenten Devotional-Plunging Into Scripture
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – Mar 27 @ 10:00 am
Lenten Devotional-Plunging Into Scripture

Click here to read our 2016 Lenten Devotional.

Most of us have a Bible at home. Most of us regard the Bible as sacred and authoritative for our lives of faith. But how many of us feel incapable when it comes to picking it up and reading it?

For most of my life, I felt poorly-equipped to read the Bible. A combination of its hefty size and difficult language left me feeling deflated by my own lack of understanding and frustrated by how hard it was to find something in there that felt relevant to my life.

Seminary helped, for sure. But more than the classes I took on Old Testament literature, more than the Greek verbs I spent hours memorizing, what helped me the most was this insight from one of my professors: that the purpose of reading Scripture is less about “figuring it out” or “reading it the right way” and much more about forming a relationship with a living Word that, each and every time, has the potential to reshape us as people of God. In other words, the Bible is not just meant to be studied or analyzed, but to be savored and experienced in a way that can really change us as people, parents, children, citizens, employees, and disciples.

I’m so thankful for the 47 disciples in our community who were willing to open their hearts and minds to Scripture and share with us how a particular passage spoke to them. I pray that the reflections and insights shared in this devotional will bring meaning to your Lenten journey. I also hope it will inspire you to dig into God’s Word every day and be open to what God might say to you through these ancient and living words.

God’s blessings to you,

Pastor Sarah

 

Feb
17
Wed
Wednesday Vespers
Feb 17 @ 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. 

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
Confirmation Service @ Sanctuary

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

Nov
23
Wed
Thanksgiving Worship & Food Drive ~ 9:00am
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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.

 

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

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
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
KidQuest Children's Ministry @ Bethlehem's Fourth Floor

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
KidQuest Children's Ministry @ Bethlehem's Fourth Floor

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
KidQuest Children's Ministry @ Bethlehem's Fourth Floor

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
KidQuest Children's Ministry @ Bethlehem's Fourth Floor

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
KidQuest Children's Ministry @ Bethlehem's Fourth Floor

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
9
Sun
Sunday School
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Note the special time for Palm Sunday.

Sunday School
Apr 9 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Note the special time for Palm Sunday.

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

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
KidQuest Children's Ministry @ Bethlehem's Fourth Floor

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
7
Sun
Children’s Worship Festival
May 7 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
May
10
Wed
KidQuest Children’s Ministry
May 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
KidQuest Children's Ministry @ Bethlehem's Fourth Floor

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.

Jul
10
Mon
VBS Prep Meeting
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
17
Mon
Vacation Bible School 2017 ~ “Maker Fun Factory”
Jul 17 @ 8:30 am – 11:45 am

 

To have your children placed on a waiting list for this summer’s program, please call the church office at (630) 584-2199.

Below are a list of volunteer opportunities and donation needs – your generosity is appreciated!

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF DONATION NEEDS

VBS Volunteers

 

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Jul
18
Tue
Vacation Bible School 2017 ~ “Maker Fun Factory”
Jul 18 @ 8:30 am – 11:45 am

 

To have your children placed on a waiting list for this summer’s program, please call the church office at (630) 584-2199.

Below are a list of volunteer opportunities and donation needs – your generosity is appreciated!

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF DONATION NEEDS

VBS Volunteers

 

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Jul
19
Wed
Vacation Bible School 2017 ~ “Maker Fun Factory”
Jul 19 @ 8:30 am – 11:45 am

 

To have your children placed on a waiting list for this summer’s program, please call the church office at (630) 584-2199.

Below are a list of volunteer opportunities and donation needs – your generosity is appreciated!

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF DONATION NEEDS

VBS Volunteers

 

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Jul
20
Thu
Vacation Bible School 2017 ~ “Maker Fun Factory”
Jul 20 @ 8:30 am – 11:45 am

 

To have your children placed on a waiting list for this summer’s program, please call the church office at (630) 584-2199.

Below are a list of volunteer opportunities and donation needs – your generosity is appreciated!

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF DONATION NEEDS

VBS Volunteers

 

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Jul
21
Fri
Vacation Bible School 2017 ~ “Maker Fun Factory”
Jul 21 @ 8:30 am – 11:45 am

 

To have your children placed on a waiting list for this summer’s program, please call the church office at (630) 584-2199.

Below are a list of volunteer opportunities and donation needs – your generosity is appreciated!

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF DONATION NEEDS

VBS Volunteers

 

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Sep
10
Sun
RALLY DAY ~ First Day of Sunday School
Sep 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
PLEASE REGISTER YOUR STUDENTS FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL 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 Sunday School Registration

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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