Calendar

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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
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.

 

Mar
26
Sun
Called to Community Reflections
Mar 26 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

 

We will gather on March 26 and April 2 to share our experiences around the Called to Community challenge and how the cards caused us to stretch our comfort zones.

Called to Community Reflections
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

 

We will gather on March 26 and April 2 to share our experiences around the Called to Community challenge and how the cards caused us to stretch our comfort zones.

Apr
2
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Apr
8
Sat
“Called to Community” Conversation with Pastor Mark
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the entire Bethlehem community for an informal conversation with Pastor Mark, Pastor Sarah and other church leaders. This is a time for us to learn more about his new church in Atlanta, his decision process to leave Bethlehem, what it means for Pastor Sarah and our congregation, and what the transition process will look like.

All are invited – this is a wonderful “call to community” opportunity.

Apr
9
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Apr
16
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Apr
23
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Apr
30
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

May
7
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Pastor Mark and Cindy Godspeed Reception
May 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Click HERE to view the video that was shared at the Godspeed reception.

 

 

Pictures from the event:

 

 

May
10
Wed
World Relief Refugee Initiative Training
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
World Relief Refugee Initiative Training @ 301 Overflow

Come and learn more about how we can each contribute to peaceful and constructive progress in the struggle to support the refugees among us. Training will be provided by leaders of World Relief.

 

Click the envelope above to email Susan Swanger with any questions about the event.

May
14
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

May
21
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

May
28
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Jun
4
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Jun
11
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Jun
18
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Jun
25
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Jul
2
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Jul
9
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Jul
16
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Jul
23
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Jul
30
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Aug
4
Fri
SOS: A Benefit for Steve Heronemus
Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
SOS: A Benefit for Steve Heronemus @ K Hollis Jewelers | Batavia | Illinois | United States

I am writing to ask for your participation in an important and exciting fundraiser that my friend Karen Hollis and I are putting together to support my husband Steve Heronemus’s caregiving needs. He has been living with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) for an astounding 14 years when the average life expectancy is between three and five years. You may have seen news articles about Steve over the years. The most recent were written in 2015 and can be found here http://www.kcchronicle.com/2015/03/19/batavia-resident-heronemus-encouraging-others-to-cope-with-lou-gehrigs-disease/a4bibs2/

and here http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/batavia-geneva-st-charles/news/ct-tri-batavia-resident-increased-wheelchair-accessibility-tl-0319-20150312-story.

While Steve’s slow disease progression is very good news, the disease’s drain on emotional and financial resources is tremendous, and we are at a point where we need assistance in providing for Steve’s full-time caregiver so that he may continue to live at home in safety and with his many medical needs addressed. Our goal is to raise funds to cover at least six months worth of caregiving for Steve, which would be approximately $12,000. Any money past $12,000 received will be put towards the next six months of caregiving. We hope to have a second fundraiser at some later date.

The event, SOS: A Benefit for Steve Heronemus, will take place Friday, Aug. 4, at K. Hollis Jewelers, 4-7 pm.

We chose the nautical-related theme because Steve was once an accomplished sailor and regained the ability to sail solo in 2015, even though he is a functional quadriplegic, with the help of Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan (SEAS). Energized by this amazing experience, Steve and SEAS set out to develop a state-of-the-art adaptive sailing program. Last year, five more individuals living with ALS, as well as people with other illnesses, were able to experience the freedom and happiness of sailing. Even more will be able to do so this year as SEAS, with Steve’s help, has been able to acquire a second adaptive sailboat. In February, SEAS was accepted as one of the first of four US Sailing sanctioned Adaptive Sailing Centers in the country and is the only approved center in Wisconsin. You can read more about this and find links to two exciting videos about Steve’s first two sailing adventures at http://www.seasheboygan.org/als-other.

A devoted husband, father of four, and grandfather of two, Steve is also a published author and spends much of his day on his computer advocating for the disabled and providing support to people with ALS (PALS) and their families. He can do all these wonderful things because he has a caregiver who gets him out of bed, attends to all his daily hygiene needs, dresses him, gives him his medications, feeds him through his feeding tube, completes his rigorous daily respiratory care routine, sets up his computer/speech device, connects him to his diaphragmatic pacer, drives him to appointments, and advocates for him. Steve is thankful for each day he wakes up and can get out of bed!

We would be most grateful to you for your participation in this fundraiser for Steve. Your support will increase its success and our ability to continue to provide life-sustaining caregiving for Steve.

Sincerely,

Suzanne Heronemus

Aug
6
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Aug
13
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Aug
20
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Hospitality Ministry Orientation
Aug 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Hospitality Ministry Orientation @ Connection Cafe

Do you like to meet new people? Are you eager to become more familiar with the Bethlehem community? Do you know the importance and value of feeling welcome?

Join us in an orientation on August 20, as we explore best practices for living the ministry of Hospitality at Bethlehem. Meet in the Connection Café at 11:30. Refreshments provided.

Aug
27
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Sep
3
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Sep
10
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Sep
17
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Sep
24
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Sep
29
Fri
“God’s work. Our hands.” Service Weekend
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm

Please use the registration form below to sign up for one or more of Bethlehem’s service project opportunities during GWOH Weekend. 

(If you’d like to see a description of the opportunities, click HERE).

Following our service, we will gather at church at 4:00 pm Sunday afternoon for our Annual Brat Fest to celebrate the work and to share stories about our experiences.

God's Work. Our Hands. Registration

 

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Oct
1
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Oct
8
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Oct
15
Sun
Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

 
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