Confirmation 2017-18: Session Four

Posted by on Oct 10, 2018 in Confirmation | No Comments

This week we turn to the four gospels. First, let’s define that word, “gospel.” In the time of the New Testament, when Rome conquered a new territory or won a great battle, a messenger would announce “euangelion” or in English, “Good News” to the people. Gospel just means “good news”. We read in the New […]

Confirmation 2018-19: Session Three

Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 in Confirmation | No Comments

Last week we talked about how the Bible is Jewish Meditation Literature. Unlike western literature, the Bible is written without the same attention to things like specific chronology or precise details unimportant to the story, but instead it focuses more on symbols, motifs (repetitions), and abstract ideas. The Bible is not so much a technical […]

Confirmation 2018-19: Session Two

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 in Confirmation | No Comments

The Bible is a library of 66 distinct books, written over the span of 1000 years, with dozens of different authors involved. It is the best selling and most widely read book in history, having impacted hundreds of millions of lives directly. What does it teach us about God and Life? How do we come […]

Confirmation 2018-19: Session One

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018 in Confirmation | No Comments

It is probably obvious but at Confirmation we talk about God. Confirmation exists because we believe that how we talk and think about God has a profound impact on how we live our lives and what future there might be beyond this life. We have a fancy word for talking about God: theology. It comes […]

Immerse: Kingdoms

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in News | No Comments

Part of our commitment to be formed by the Word of God has been to immerse ourselves in the story of scripture with a great tool of the Immersion Bible Reading Experience. Starting the week of September 22nd, you’re invited to join with others at Bethlehem to read Immerse: Kingdoms and with a simple 5-day a week reading […]

All-Church Retreat 2018

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in News | No Comments

Registration has begun for the All-Church retreat, scheduled for September 28-30 up at Covenant Pines Bible Camp. The All-Church retreat is a relaxed weekend of good food, coffee by the fireplace, worship, canoeing, a zip-line, hayrides, board games, or competitive napping. Its a great escape for all ages with the freedom to do as little […]

Gathering Sunday 2018

Posted by on Aug 23, 2018 in News | No Comments

The Fall season of ministry at Bethlehem kicks-off on September 9th with our annual “Gathering Sunday” and Block Party. Join us for one worship service at 10:30am, followed by a block party at 11:30am with food, bounce houses, face-painting, a fire-truck, and much more! Invite your friends and neighbors to join us as we kick off another […]

Worship in the Park 2018

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in News | No Comments

This July 29th we take worship outside! Our sixth annual “Worship in the Park” returns to the Minnehaha Falls Bandstand. We’ll have one worship service  at 10:30am that Sunday where both the choir and the band will lead us in hymns and songs while we listen to the Word outside in the splendor of God’s creation. After worship, […]

Summer Worship Schedule 2018

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in News | No Comments

Starting May 27th through Labor Day weekend, we move to our summer schedule of worship services. That means Sunday mornings will look a little like this: 9am – Contemporary Worship 10am – Coffee and Conversation 10:30am -Classic Worship There is no Sunday school throughout the summer.  Also, take note of three special dates when we’ll […]

Loaves and Fishes: May 24th

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in News | No Comments

Bethlehem Covenant Church is proud to partner with Loaves and Fishes Minnesota to help provide food and hospitality for our neighbors in need. Our next quarterly serving date is May 24th and we are always in need of volunteers who can help prepare food, serve dinner, and clean up afterwards. Our serving site is Holy […]