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!

 

Jun
26
Sun
Mission Trip – Mexico
Jun 26 @ 7:00 am – Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm
Mission Trip - Mexico

Our mission trip to Anapra, Mexico is a time for reflections, fellowship, learning scripture, and focusing on how to become the best disciples we can be.

Click here for Pastor Mark’s FAQ Sheet.

 

Sep
29
Thu
“Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World” ~ Trevor Simpson to Speak at Bethlehem ~ Sept 29 and Oct 6
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm
"Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World" ~ Trevor Simpson to Speak at Bethlehem ~ Sept 29 and Oct 6 @ Fellowship Hall

GUEST SPEAKER ~ TREVOR SIMPSON, LCPC
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 & OCTOBER 6 – 7:00pm

We are thrilled to have Trevor Simpson visit Bethlehem on September 29 and October 6. He will help equip us with the perspective and tools we need, both individually and as a community, to better understand the pressures and stresses that face our youth. Anyone wishing to understand and support our youth as they navigate their challenging world, or feel more confident in an adult role, is strongly encouraged to attend. Particular focus will be placed on middle school and high school age youth. Be on the lookout for more information about this special event!

Trevor has more than 20 years of experience with adolescents in residential and inpatient facilities, as a therapist, as a youth pastor, as an athletic coach, and as a school counselor. Trevor holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in adolescence, from Trinity Inter-national University. He earned a master’s degree in Counseling and a master’s degree in Youth and Family Ministry from Denver Seminary. He received his professional educators license from Northern Illinois University and is currently pursuing a teaching endorsement in English as a Second Language from Olivet Nazarene University. He is a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and a member of the American School Counselor Association, Illinois School Counselor Association, American Counseling Association, Illinois Counseling Association and an associate member of the Christian Coaches Network.

Oct
19
Wed
Youth Ministries Coordinator (Part-Time)
Oct 19 @ 7:03 pm – 8:03 pm
Youth Ministries Coordinator (Part-Time)

The mission of Bethlehem Lutheran Church is to encourage and nurture the Christian discipleship of all who are part of our congregation. Key to our model is connecting youth with significant adults in our church. The Coordinator of Youth Ministries is charged with developing and overseeing those ministries specifically aimed at nurturing the discipleship of young people and their families as they make the transition from children to mature Christian disciples.

Click HERE for a downloadable/printable copy of the full job description.

Resumes and inquiries can be sent to our search team.

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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Jan
12
Thu
“Race to Nowhere” Discussion
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
"Race to Nowhere" Discussion

Please join as Kelly Collins follows up on Trevor Simpson’s “Finding Balance” series by leading a discussion of the powerful documentary “Race to Nowhere: Transforming Education from the Ground Up”.

Here is a brief synopsis about the documentary:

“Race to Nowhere” is a film that calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. Named by TakePart.com as one of “10 Education Documentaries You Don’t Want to Miss”, “Race to Nowhere” brings communities together to spark dialogue and galvanize change in America’s schools.
 
Featuring the heartbreaking stories of students across the country who have been pushed to the brink by over-scheduling, over-testing and the relentless pressure to achieve, “Race to Nowhere” points to a silent epidemic in our schools. Through the testimony of educators, parents and education experts, it reveals an education system in which cheating has become commonplace; students have become disengaged; stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant; and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.
 
Shown nationwide and internationally in more than 7,000 schools, universities, cinemas, hospitals, corporations and community centers, “Race to Nowhere” has become the centerpiece of a nationwide, grassroots movement for the transformation of education

 

Please watch the documentary before January 12 so you’re familiar with the topic (90 minutes – You can rent it on YouTube, Google Play, NetFlix, Amazon or iTunes) then come to explore with others how we can work together to create better balance in the lives of our youth & families.

All are invited!

 

Click HERE to watch the trailer.

 

Feb
15
Wed
Proclamation (HS) Bells
Feb 15 @ 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
22
Wed
Proclamation (HS) Bells
Feb 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Mar
1
Wed
Proclamation (HS) Bells
Mar 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Mar
8
Wed
Proclamation (HS) Bells
Mar 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Mar
15
Wed
Proclamation (HS) Bells
Mar 15 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
High School Youth Group
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
High School Youth Group @ Holmer House or Library/Fireside Lounge

Pastor Sarah has prepared a schedule of events for January through May. Click HERE to view/download/print this information.

PARENTS: Please review the many ways that you can be part of Bethlehem’s High School Youth Ministry – you’ll see the list or opportunities below and on the attached letter. This is a team effort and will require everyone’s participation and support along the way. Thank you in advance for yours.

PLEASE GET INVOLVED WITH OUR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH. INDICATE YOUR AREA(S) OF INTEREST BELOW!

 

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Mar
22
Wed
Proclamation (HS) Bells
Mar 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
High School Youth Group
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
High School Youth Group @ Holmer House or Library/Fireside Lounge

Pastor Sarah has prepared a schedule of events for January through May. Click HERE to view/download/print this information.

PARENTS: Please review the many ways that you can be part of Bethlehem’s High School Youth Ministry – you’ll see the list or opportunities below and on the attached letter. This is a team effort and will require everyone’s participation and support along the way. Thank you in advance for yours.

PLEASE GET INVOLVED WITH OUR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH. INDICATE YOUR AREA(S) OF INTEREST BELOW!

 

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Apr
2
Sun
Take Stock in Bethlehem Youth Fundraiser
Apr 2 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Summer trips are an important way for our youth to build community, build their faith, and experience the joy of helping people in need. Unfortunately, they are expensive, so Bethlehem’s youth are asking for your financial support to help defray the cost of these trips as well as sponsor other youth events during the year.

Please consider donating to help our youth participate in these wonderful faith-building opportunities. Complete the form below and one of the youth group leaders will contact you.

Stockholder Donation

 

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Apr
5
Wed
Proclamation (HS) Bells
Apr 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
High School Youth Group
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
High School Youth Group @ Holmer House or Library/Fireside Lounge

Pastor Sarah has prepared a schedule of events for January through May. Click HERE to view/download/print this information.

PARENTS: Please review the many ways that you can be part of Bethlehem’s High School Youth Ministry – you’ll see the list or opportunities below and on the attached letter. This is a team effort and will require everyone’s participation and support along the way. Thank you in advance for yours.

PLEASE GET INVOLVED WITH OUR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH. INDICATE YOUR AREA(S) OF INTEREST BELOW!

 

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Apr
9
Sun
Take Stock in Bethlehem Youth Fundraiser
Apr 9 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Summer trips are an important way for our youth to build community, build their faith, and experience the joy of helping people in need. Unfortunately, they are expensive, so Bethlehem’s youth are asking for your financial support to help defray the cost of these trips as well as sponsor other youth events during the year.

Please consider donating to help our youth participate in these wonderful faith-building opportunities. Complete the form below and one of the youth group leaders will contact you.

Stockholder Donation

 

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Apr
12
Wed
Proclamation (HS) Bells
Apr 12 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
High School Youth Group
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
High School Youth Group @ Holmer House or Library/Fireside Lounge

Pastor Sarah has prepared a schedule of events for January through May. Click HERE to view/download/print this information.

PARENTS: Please review the many ways that you can be part of Bethlehem’s High School Youth Ministry – you’ll see the list or opportunities below and on the attached letter. This is a team effort and will require everyone’s participation and support along the way. Thank you in advance for yours.

PLEASE GET INVOLVED WITH OUR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH. INDICATE YOUR AREA(S) OF INTEREST BELOW!

 

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Apr
16
Sun
Youth Group Easter Breakfast
Apr 16 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

 

All are invited to join Bethlehem’s Youth as they host an Easter Breakfast on Sunday, April 16. Money raised from donations at this special event will help defray the cost of the mission and team-building trips this summer.

 

WHO: All are invited!

WHAT: Youth Group Easter Breakfast

WHEN: Sunday, April 16 ~ 7:30-11:30am

WHERE: Education Hall (100 Level)

WHY: To help our young disciples grow in their faith!

 

You can also help by providing cut fresh fruit and coffee cakes. Sign up below.

Easter Breakfast Donations

 

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Apr
19
Wed
Proclamation (HS) Bells
Apr 19 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
High School Youth Group
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
High School Youth Group @ Holmer House or Library/Fireside Lounge

Pastor Sarah has prepared a schedule of events for January through May. Click HERE to view/download/print this information.

PARENTS: Please review the many ways that you can be part of Bethlehem’s High School Youth Ministry – you’ll see the list or opportunities below and on the attached letter. This is a team effort and will require everyone’s participation and support along the way. Thank you in advance for yours.

PLEASE GET INVOLVED WITH OUR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH. INDICATE YOUR AREA(S) OF INTEREST BELOW!

 

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Apr
26
Wed
Proclamation (HS) Bells
Apr 26 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
High School Youth Group
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
High School Youth Group @ Holmer House or Library/Fireside Lounge

Pastor Sarah has prepared a schedule of events for January through May. Click HERE to view/download/print this information.

PARENTS: Please review the many ways that you can be part of Bethlehem’s High School Youth Ministry – you’ll see the list or opportunities below and on the attached letter. This is a team effort and will require everyone’s participation and support along the way. Thank you in advance for yours.

PLEASE GET INVOLVED WITH OUR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH. INDICATE YOUR AREA(S) OF INTEREST BELOW!

 

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May
3
Wed
Proclamation (HS) Bells
May 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
High School Youth Group
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
High School Youth Group @ Holmer House or Library/Fireside Lounge

Pastor Sarah has prepared a schedule of events for January through May. Click HERE to view/download/print this information.

PARENTS: Please review the many ways that you can be part of Bethlehem’s High School Youth Ministry – you’ll see the list or opportunities below and on the attached letter. This is a team effort and will require everyone’s participation and support along the way. Thank you in advance for yours.

PLEASE GET INVOLVED WITH OUR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH. INDICATE YOUR AREA(S) OF INTEREST BELOW!

 

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May
10
Wed
Proclamation (HS) Bells
May 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
High School Youth Group
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
High School Youth Group @ Holmer House or Library/Fireside Lounge

Pastor Sarah has prepared a schedule of events for January through May. Click HERE to view/download/print this information.

PARENTS: Please review the many ways that you can be part of Bethlehem’s High School Youth Ministry – you’ll see the list or opportunities below and on the attached letter. This is a team effort and will require everyone’s participation and support along the way. Thank you in advance for yours.

PLEASE GET INVOLVED WITH OUR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH. INDICATE YOUR AREA(S) OF INTEREST BELOW!

 

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May
17
Wed
Proclamation (HS) Bells
May 17 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
High School Youth Group
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
High School Youth Group @ Holmer House or Library/Fireside Lounge

Pastor Sarah has prepared a schedule of events for January through May. Click HERE to view/download/print this information.

PARENTS: Please review the many ways that you can be part of Bethlehem’s High School Youth Ministry – you’ll see the list or opportunities below and on the attached letter. This is a team effort and will require everyone’s participation and support along the way. Thank you in advance for yours.

PLEASE GET INVOLVED WITH OUR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH. INDICATE YOUR AREA(S) OF INTEREST BELOW!

 

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Jun
17
Sat
High School – Camp RHINO Trip to New Orleans
Jun 17 @ 6:00 am – Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm
Youth Group Departs on NOLA Mission Trip ~ Saturday, June 17 @ 7:00am
Jun 17 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Youth Group Departs on NOLA Mission Trip ~ Saturday, June 17 @ 7:00am @ Bethlehem

Come and bid Godspeed and safe travel to our youth and adult leaders as they leave for New Orleans to continue recovery work from Hurricane Katrina and other more recent natural disasters that have affected New Orleans.

Jul
24
Mon
High School Leadership Lab 2017
Jul 24 @ 5:00 am – Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm
Aug
5
Sat
High School Boundary Waters Canoe Trip
Aug 5 @ 6:00 am – Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm
 
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