The people who encounter Jesus on his journey to the cross aren't sure what to make of him. Often we feel the same. We think we know how life should be, but expectations and reality rarely meet. We are wanderers in the wilderness of this world. Still, we're not without hope. We don't walk the road alone. God invites us to follow Jesus, to travel with him. We are pilgrim people. Palm Sunday: Triumphal Entry
On Sunday, February 13, Bethlehem donated money, bought books for personal libraries and/or bought books directly for the ZOOM House children. 119 books will be delivered to ZOOM House children on March 12. Each of the 17 children will receive 6 age appropriate books and a Children’s Bible. Usborne Books and More has a Literacy for a Lifetime grant that matched 50% after $200 received. Thank you Bethlehem! Visit www.thezoomhouse.org for further program information.
Pick up your purchased books for your personal libraries on Wednesday in the Kinder Choir room or pick up this Sunday in the Gallery. Next Step Opportunity. March 12, 11:00-1:00 pm.
Join us for lunch following noon worship and dinner is served 5:15-6:45 pm in Iverson Hall. Dinner menu: Herb Crusted Tilapia or Chicken Nuggets, Rice Blend Pilaf, Confetti Corn, Cole Slaw, Dinner Roll, Dessert & Beverage. Nursery available 5:30-8:00 pm.
Dr. Henry Emmons, well known author and psychiatrist, will speak on his book "The Chemistry of Calm" which provides a powerful, drug-free plan to quiet your fears and overcome your anxiety. Emmons integrates mind-body and natural therapies, mindfulness, compassion and insight into his clinical work. Henry developed the Resilience Training Program, which is currently offered at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing.
John Leaving You Perplexed? in Solberg
Talk through the upcoming Sunday readings from the Book of John with Pastor Ben. Drop ins welcome!
Join us for dinner in Iverson Hall, 5:45-6:30 pm.
This week's menu: Baked Pork Chops and Gravy, Baked Potatoes, Fresh Green Beans
...where the journey of life meets the journey of faith.
The Recovery Worship at Zion Lutheran Church has begun a study of The Twelve Steps for Christian Living and Growth. Together we will explore The Twelve Steps and related Bible passages and seek to apply these principles to our faith and daily lives.
At the Lynne Twist event last September, Bethlehem and A Minnesota Without Poverty issued a joint call for original art around the theme In Search of Enough. View the exceptional pieces on display in the Bethlehem Gallery through March. This week Gail Rosenblum, Star Tribune columnist, wrote an interesting article about the concept of "Enough" and the art exhibit at Bethlehem.
Sunday, March 6, 4:00 pm Bethlehem Music Series presents Dueling Divas--Dorothy Benham, a former Miss America and national vocal artist, and Deborah Carbaugh, a celebrated concert soloist in the Twin Cities area. A concert of infinite variety by two extraordinary sopranos which will include two arias from Figaro by Mozart, the Flower Duet from Lakme by Leo Delibes, Adele's Laughing Song by Strauss, the Cat Duet by Rossini, spirituals, and other music by Bach, Vivaldi, Gershwin and Victor Herbert. Join us at 3:30 pm for Pre-Concert Conversation and a reception following the concert.
Come listen to well-known author and lecturer, Professor Henry Emmons discuss his book The Chemistry of Calm, "a powerful, drug-free plan to quiet your fears and overcome your anxiety."
This event will take place on Wednesday, March 2, 6:30-8:00pm at Bethlehem. No registration is required.
Henry Emmons, is a psychiatrist integrating mind-body and natural therapies, and mindfulness teachings into his clinical work.
There will also be a follow-up session, "Morning of Mindfulness", on Saturday, March 12.