Calendar

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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
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
11
Sat
Confirmation Make-Up Class
Feb 11 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
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
18
Sat
Confirmation Make-Up Class
Feb 18 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Feb
25
Sat
Confirmation Make-Up Class
Feb 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Mar
4
Sat
Confirmation Make-Up Class
Mar 4 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Mar
11
Sat
Confirmation Make-Up Class
Mar 11 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Mar
18
Sat
Confirmation Make-Up Class
Mar 18 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Mar
25
Sat
Confirmation Make-Up Class
Mar 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Apr
8
Sat
Confirmation Make-Up Class
Apr 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Apr
22
Sat
Confirmation Make-Up Class
Apr 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Apr
29
Sat
Confirmation Make-Up Class
Apr 29 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
May
17
Wed
Feed My Starving Children Event
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

We’re excited that you are interested in joining Bethlehem’s confirmation classes at Feed My Starving Children on Wednesday, May 17.

Here’s the plan if you would like to carpool with the group:

  1. Meet at Bethlehem at 5:00pm. We need to be at FMSC (near Fox Valley Mall) by 5:45pm.
  2. The packing session is from 6:00-7:30pm so we should be back to Bethlehem no later than 8:30pm.
  3. If you’re willing and able to drive (in case we overfill the bus), please indicate that on the registration form below.
  4. We have 50 spots reserved and 35 have been taken by our confirmands so register below for “first come, first served” spots.

Please sign up below – thanks!

 

Feed My Starving Children - Saturday, Nov. 11, 8:45 - 11:;30 a.m.

 

Verification

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

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

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

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

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

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

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

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

 
Oct
6
Fri
7th Grade Fall Retreat @ LOMC
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm

 

Please register below for the 7th Grade Fall Retreat at Lutheran Outdoor Ministry Center in Oregon, IL. Cost is $135 per student and scholarships are available. Contact the church office for more information.

The group will leave Bethlehem at 6:00pm on Friday, October 6 and return to church at approximately noon on Sunday, October 8.

Confirmation Fall Retreat - 2017

 

Verification

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

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

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

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

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

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

 
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

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

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

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

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

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

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

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

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

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

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

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

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

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

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

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

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

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

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

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

 
 
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