Ash Wednesday 2018

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in Matt, 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 […]

Pizza with the Pastors

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Matt, News | No Comments

This Sunday night, October 29, all are invited to a fun, relaxed evening of conversation and learning about Bethlehem Covenant Church and it’s ministries. “Pizza with the Pastors” goes from 5-6:30pm. There will be Pizza Lucé, beverages, fun, and information. Kids are welcome and childcare is available!

A Pastoral Letter on the End of an Election

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Blog, Matt | No Comments

As I’ve spent the last few days speaking with many of you about the events of our recent presidential election, I feel the conviction to offer some pastoral words at this moment. I think the one thing everyone can agree on is that no one could have predicted the events that have unfolded in the last 12 […]

A Sermon on Violence and Race

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Blog, Matt | No Comments

I’ve had a few requests for copies of Sunday’s sermon that responded to last week’s shootings and violence. The audio recording will be in the sermon archive soon. Grief and Justice Jeremiah 20:7-13 | Habakkuk 1:2-4, 2:2-5, 12-14 July 10, 2016 When you’re home with a newborn who is a bit of a night owl, you end […]

Congo Clinic Project

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Matt, News | No Comments

The Covenant Church and Bethlehem Church have a long history of ministry and friendship in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Congolese Covenant Church is a vibrant African denomination in one of the world’s poorest countries that is even larger than the Covenant Church in America. In 1964 a Covenant Medical Missionary named Dr. Paul […]

Lenten Small Group Series

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Matt, News | No Comments

During the season of lent we’re inviting our church family to join a 5 week series of small groups to read through Tim Keller’s book Prayer and consider ways our prayer life can transform us. There are a number of different small groups open to people of any age meeting different times and places throughout the […]

Ash Wednesday, February 10th

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Matt, News | No Comments

Historically the church has called the 40 days preceding Easter the season of Lent. While we commonly think of Lent as a time to “give up” something or do a kind of fasting, the main purpose of the season is a time to do self-reflection while considering the great cost of Christ’s journey to the […]

Worship in the Park 2015

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Matt, News, Uncategorized | No Comments

This July 19th we take worship outside! Our third 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. […]

Spiritual Disciplines for Families During Lent

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Families, Matt, News | No Comments

Many Christians use the 40 days preceding Easter (the season of Lent) to embrace a spiritual discipline. Probably the most common spiritual discipline of the season of Lent is fasting, that is “giving up” something for 40 days to practice self denial and to encourage a deeper prayer life. But fasting isn’t the only way […]

Regular Sunday Morning Schedule Returns

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Matt, News | No Comments

With school back in session and the holidays over, its time to get back to our regular Sunday Morning schedule of worship. Starting this week Sunday mornings look like this… 8:45am- Contemporary Worship 9:45am- Coffee in the Atrium 10am- Sunday School for Children and Adults 11am- Classic Worship Noon- Coffee in the Community Room