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Here is what's going on at Bethlehem Lutheran

Sunday, July 22, 2018, Feast of St. Mary Magdalene
– Divine Service with Holy Communion – 9:30 am
– No Adult Bible class during July
-- Pastor Manley’s Radio program on KJ Country/102.3FM – 8:00am -- Sunday morning worship service TV broadcast Ch.81 – 5:00 pm

Council Meeting – Thursday, July 26 at 7 pm.


2nd Quarter Voter’s Meeting – Sunday, August 5 at 1:30 pm.


Catechism Orientation- There will be a mandatory meeting for all 7th-8th Grade Students and Parents on August 8th, at 7pm in the Church.  Items to be discussed include: Catechism Class, materials, accolyting, and other expectations of catechism students.  Questions? Please speak with Pastor Manley.


Choir Orientation Meeting is scheduled for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15,

6:30 pm in the church. Music will be given out along with a proposed schedule for singing in the Worship Services. Contact: Dean Manuel 618-267-7914 or manueldean9@gmail.com if you have questions.


LUTHERAN COOKOFF- Do you like to BBQ?  Would you like to help Bethlehem plan a cook-off this year?  Plans are underway for a BBQ on September 21 & 22. More details to come. Contact Matt Putnam at (217) 240-0545 for more information.


Donations to the Pipe Organ Restoration Fund should be above and beyond your weekly contribution to Bethlehem’s operating needs. If you wish to contribute to the fund, please write on the envelope “Pipe Organ Restoration Fund”, members should include their envelope number.

Also, if you wish to donate in honor of someone or in honor of an occasion please specify on the envelope. Prayerfully consider donating to the Pipe Organ Restoration Fund as we thank God for the blessing of music.



Vacation Bible School 2018: Strap on your life jacket and get ready for a rip-roaring river ride as we prepare for this year's Vacation Bible School July 15th - 20th. Take the plunge and teach kids God is with us, God gives us life, He is faithful, He gives hope, and Jesus is our savior. On life's wild ride, Jesus is always by our side! Splash Canyon: God's Promise on Life's Wild Ride. Please join us for our next planning meeting on May 17th at 6:30 pm or contact Alysia Wills, Leigh Ann Ruffner or Jenn Alwardt to volunteer.






Volunteer for the important role of Church Greeter. Church greeters welcome fellow members and guests to our church and provide them with the order of service and bulletin. All

 members of all ages are welcome and encouraged to volunteer as a Church Greeter. A sign-up sheet posted with a list of church services, giving you the opportunity to choose one or several

 services, is located on the bulletin board in the narthex. Thank you.




 ALIS will continue to collect plastic bags. During the summer you may drop them off at the school Monday through Thursday or at one of the four churches. After 3 years and 2 months, ALIS

 has earned $2,520. Thank you to everyone for bringing bags. Also, a special “thank you” to the people who take the bags to Wal-Mart.



Plastic Bag Change: Walmart can only send plastic shopping bags to their recycler. They will not take our bags if they include plastic wrappers of any kind of shrink wrap. So please only

 send in plastic shopping bags (any color is fine, except black.)

S & W supermarket HY-Top (store brand) will give our school $50.00 for every 1,000 UPC labels turned in. Save the UPC bar code from all HY-Top products and put them in the

 container outside the school office. Along with the Boxtop and Campbell labels. Thank you for your help.


Reservations to schedule use of the Parish Hall needs to be made by calling the church office, to check the dates of reunions, weddings, wedding anniversaries, confirmations, etc.

 Reservations need to be scheduled by calling the office 618-483-6756 during office hours and leave a message, if no answer, and your call will be returned.