Hi everyone! It's been about eight years since I was in California with a group from Bethlehem when my life was changed forever. I call it my 'God attack' but maybe you call it something else in your own life...it's that experience of being hotly pursued, chased down, and finally caught by this Jesus who won't quit until you're his. So after four years of seminary and two years of internship, I'm finally being ordained at Jacob's Well on June 6th at 10:30am. I'm so grateful for the financial support, prayers, and encouragement you've given me over the years and I wou
May 23rd was "Miracle Sunday" at Bethlehem. We asked you to be part of the miracle by increasing your generosity in a special offering to retire a $60,000 deficit that has been with us since the end of last year. The Bethlehem community responded with terrific generosity and we're more than half-way there!
Hundreds of individuals and families have contributed over $39,000 so far. It's not too late to be a part of the miracle.
by Judy Thompson, Stewardship Ministry Team
The true focus of our Christian life is also our greatest challenge – being more Christ-like in our daily living. And being a good steward goes hand in hand with that Christian life. The stewardship lifestyle includes not only time, talents and treasures, but also tending to our relationships, health and taking care of our environment. It’s a deliberate decision, made everyday and a lifelong journey to become like Jesus.
Do not drink the water: not tap water, not shower water, not ice, not fruit or vegetables washed in tap water, don't drink from water bottles if the seal is already broken, don't rinse your toothbrush in the sink (use bottled water, or water given to you for drinking).
Bring multible toothbrushes or disposable toothbrushes.
The water given to us for drinking at Siloam will be fine.
Don't expect hot water for your shower.
This Sunday, May 23 @ 10:15am the young adults who recently travelled to Israel and Palestine Territories will be giving a brief presentation on their trip. They will be discussing some of the current issues facing Israelies and Palestinians today, as well as efforts that are being made to bring hope and peace to all people both by the Lutheran Churches and specifically by Young Adults in the area.
On Wednesday, May 19, the Little Lambs and KinderChoir have regular rehearsal at 6:30 pm and then perform a short program for their parents at 7:45 pm.
On Wednesday, May 26, 7:00 pm in the sanctuary, Youth Choir, Cherubs and Choristers present a program with refreshments following. Chef Ben will be cookin' up burgers and hot dogs on the grill beginning at 5:15 to 6:30 pm so come early and enjoy this season Finale.
Join us on Saturday, May 22, 6:00 pm in Iverson Hall for an East African dinner and silent auction. This fundraising event will support HMCHA (Holistic Ministry of the Children of Horn of Africa) programs which provide education funding and sustainable assistance that strengthens families in Ethiopia. Come hear stories of how people's lives have been changed and how you can partner with HMCHA. Tickets are $25. Contact HMCHA board members, Megersa Kumbi, Diane and Dan Waarvik, Roy LaFayette or Carol Pfleiderer for details.