Worship Schedule Aug 18- Sep 15

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019 in News | No Comments

Our upcoming Sundays will look a bit differently around Bethlehem with our service schedule adjusted for the following: August 18 – One worship service at 9am, followed by a congregational meeting, followed by “Respectful Conversations” (for registered attendees only) August 25 – One worship service at 10:30am, followed by a celebration for Pastor Matt’s ministry […]

Confirmation 2018-19: Session Nineteen

Posted by on May 1, 2019 in Confirmation | No Comments

As we come to the end of this year of Confirmation, it’d be good to review some of the most important lessons we’ve emphasized in the last number of months. I’ve described the Bible as being essentially two basic parts: The Problem: Sin, Death, and Disorder in creation The Solution: A covenant for a holy […]

Confirmation 2018-19: Session Seventeen

Posted by on Apr 9, 2019 in Confirmation | No Comments

The 22 books that make up the New Testament were written between 20-50 years after the death and resurrection of Christ. The earliest books of the New Testament were the letters of Paul, and in later decades other Apostles and their followers composed the four gospels as well as the letters we call “General Epistles” […]

Covenant Kids Congo 6k for Clean Water

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019 in News | No Comments

In many communities in the majority world, a person has to travel an average of 6 kilometers to find reliable access to clean water. Many global relief and development organizations have identified clean water access as one of the most important steps to help communities thrive. On May 4th you can help communities in the […]

Holy Week and Easter 2019

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in News | No Comments

At Bethlehem we mark the week proceeding Easter with a number of opportunities for worship and reflection. April 14th  is Palm Sunday when we remember Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem, followed by the retelling of his betrayal and death with a reader’s theater. Services at 8:45 and 11am. April 18th is Maundy Thursday – when we remember the […]

Confirmation 2018-19: Session Sixteen

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Confirmation | No Comments

Over half of the New Testament comes from the pen of Saul of Tarsus, or better know to us as “The Apostle Paul”. We learned some of his story last week. Saul hated the church and was a persecutor of Christians until he encountered the risen Christ and had his life totally transformed (Galatians 1:13-16). […]

Confirmation 2018-19: Session Fifteen

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019 in Confirmation | No Comments

Last week we talked about the strange event that took place 50 days after the resurrection of Jesus: Pentecost. Among Jesus last words to his disciples was that he would be with them always. Yet ascended to heaven so how could that be? On Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples in a miraculous […]

Immerse: Prophets

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in News, Uncategorized | 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 March 10th, you’re invited to join with others at Bethlehem to read Immerse: Prophets and with a simple 5-day a week reading […]

Ash Wednesday 2019

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in News | No Comments

The forty days preceding Easter on the church calendar are called, “Lent.” It is a season for considering Christ’s journey to the cross and the great cost of salvation. Traditionally, the church marks the beginning of the season with “Ash Wednesday”, a service of worship where we consider our sin and mortality, and wear a […]

Confirmation 2018-19: Session Fourteen

Posted by on Feb 27, 2019 in Confirmation | No Comments

In order to cover all our material before the year ends, the remaining class sessions will be a little more “full” of content. It will also require all of us to be attentive and thoughtful about some big questions of Christian faith. We begin with some additional thoughts on Heaven and Earth, Resurrection, and New […]