Confirmation 2017-18: Session Twenty-Three

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Confirmation | No Comments

  Last time we met, we spoke about the Babylonian Captivity, how thousands of Jews were taken from their homeland to be captives in Babylon. After 70 years in Babylon, the Persian Empire (in modern day Iran) conquered the Babylonian Empire (and most of the rest of the Middle East) and the Persian King Cyrus […]

Spring Bike Clinic

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in News | No Comments

With the Spring weather finally here its time to get you back out on the bike! From 9am-noon this Sunday, April 29th, our resident biking experts will be around to lend a hand with some basic bike maintenance and tune-ups. This is our free service to our neighbors: spread the word!

Confirmation 2018: Session Twenty-One

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Confirmation | No Comments

After Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians in the year 586BC, thousands of young people were taken as captives back to the city of Babylon. We sometimes call this period of time the Babylonian Exile or the Babylonian Captivity. It was a time of great crisis for the people. Their beloved temple was destroyed, the […]

Holy Week and Easter 2018

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

At Bethlehem we mark the week proceeding Easter with a number of opportunities for worship and reflection. Palm Sunday – Join us for the waving Palms to remember Jesus arrival at Jerusalem, followed by a readers’ theater retelling of the Passion. Services at 8:45 & 11am. Maundy Thursday – We remember the night Jesus was betrayed by […]

Confirmation 2017-18: Session Twenty

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 in Confirmation | No Comments

We’re now entering one of the “lowest” points in the Old Testament story. Because of Judah’s continued idolatry and injustice, God removed his protection from the nation and the Babylonians (sometimes called “Chaldeans”) conquered the nation, destroyed the temple, burned the city down, and stole into captivity thousands of the youngest and most skilled people back to Babylon. Things […]

Confirmation 2017-18: Session Nineteen

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Confirmation | No Comments

This week we continue looking at the work of the Old Testament prophets. Last week we looked at how the Kingdom of Israel divided, and the northern tribes of Isreal/Samaria quickly fell into the practice of idol worship. Having been cut off from the temple in Jerusalem, the people forgot the true God of Israel […]

Confirmation 2017-18: Session Eighteen

Posted by on Mar 13, 2018 in Confirmation | No Comments

As we trace the story of Israel through the Old Testament, a major political shift happens after the reign of King Solomon. The Kingdom divides. The story is found in 1 Kings 12:1-19 From here on out in the Old Testament, the ten northern tribes of the Hebrew people are known as “Israel” (or sometimes […]

Confirmation 2017-18: Session Sixteen

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Confirmation | No Comments

This week we return to the story of the people of Israel, now looking at King David’s son, Solomon. You read for your journaling last week the story of Solomon’s prayer that God would make him wise. This became one of Solomon’s most famous characteristic: wisdom. What is wisdom? Someone once said… Maybe a more […]

Job Opening: Director of Youth Ministries

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in News | No Comments

Bethlehem Covenant is looking to hire a new full time Director of Youth Ministries who will give leadership to our middle school and senior high ministry, as well as assist the Associate Pastor in ministry to elementary aged students. Interested applicants should contact Pastor Kari Dubord for more information. Bethlehem Covenant Youth Director 2018 (1) […]

Confirmation 2017-18: Session Fifteen

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Confirmation | No Comments

We’re pausing in the Old Testament for a moment this week to spend some more time thinking about the most important work of the church: worship. A couple weeks ago we spent some time looking at the Psalms and songs, and the most frequent theme and topic of the psalms is our worship of God. […]