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The Week At Bethlehem

March 20, 2019
  • Scraps and Prayers

    March 20, 2019  8:30 am - 11:30 am
    Multi-use Building

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  • Tai Chi

    March 20, 2019  5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
    Multi-use Building

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  • Lenten Worship - Holden Evening Prayer

    March 20, 2019  6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Sanctuary

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  • Lenten Soup Supper and Education

    March 20, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Family Center

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  • High School Youth

    March 20, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Multi-use Building

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March 21, 2019
  • Lydia Circle

    March 21, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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  • JuBellation Ringers Rehearsal

    March 21, 2019  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Family Center

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  • Good News Singers Rehearsal

    March 21, 2019  7:22 pm - 8:22 pm
    Sanctuary

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March 23, 2019
  • Adventure Ministry - Hike

    March 23, 2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Annies Canyon Trailhead, N Rios Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075, USA

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  • Feed the Homeless

    March 23, 2019  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    St Andrew's Episcopal Church, 890 Balour Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA

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March 24, 2019
  • Third Sunday in Lent

    March 24, 2019

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  • Worship Service

    March 24, 2019  8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Sanctuary

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  • Worship Service

    March 24, 2019  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Sanctuary

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  • Children's Choir Rehearsal

    March 24, 2019  10:00 am - 10:30 am
    Family Center

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  • Children's Chimers Rehearsal

    March 24, 2019  10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Family Center

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  • Worship Service

    March 24, 2019  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Sanctuary

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March 25, 2019
  • Liturgical Arts

    March 25, 2019  10:00 am - 11:00 am

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  • Centering Prayer

    March 25, 2019  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Multi-use Building

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March 26, 2019

News & Notes

Lent and Holy Week  Schedule

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE –  Imposition of Ashes

Wednesday, March 6th @ 7 pm in the Sanctuary 

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS IN LENT (March 13th – April 10th)

6:00 – 6:30 pm                Worship – Holden Evening Prayer in the Sanctuary

      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                Soup Supper & Education in the Family Center

Donations received during the Lenten Evening Services
will go toward funding for the Family Center Patio Restoration Project.

HOLY WEEK:                         

EASTER EGG HUNT –  Saturday, April 13th

10:00 am – 3 years old through 6th grade 

PALM SUNDAY  – April 14thNo 8:00 am service

9:00 and 10:30 am – Choir Cantata (No Communion).

MAUNDY THURSDAY –  April 18th, 7:00 pm – Holy Communion Service

GOOD FRIDAY – April 19th, 7:00 pm – Service of Tenebrae

EASTER VIGILApril 20th

7:00 pm – A service of shadows, light, sacrament and celebration

EASTER SUNDAY – April 21st, Holy Communion at 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30 am

Annual Meeting of the Bethlehem Women of the ELCA will be held on Wednesday, February 27th at 9:00 a.m in the Multi Use Center.

Landscape Work Party: 9AM, Saturday, March 9. Bring your clippers, weed removal tools, gloves, and water and join us for our first property landscape maintenance event. Snacks and coffee will be provided. Questions? Contact Dennis at 858-354-3566. Hope to see you there!

Welcome to Adventure Ministry! Join us in outdoor adventures to make new friends, spend time with old friends, enjoy our beautiful area, and get some exercise, too. We plan to host an activity each quarter such as hiking, mountain biking, stand-up paddle boarding, camping and more. We welcome your ideas. Our first event is: Saturday, March 23 @ 9 am. Hiking at Annie’s Canyon Trail, Solana Beach. Meet us at the start of the trail. This 1.4 mile hike is moderate to strenuous. See the website for complete details. https://www.sanelijo.org/act Contact the Adventure Ministry leaders if you have questions, ideas, or for more information. We hope you can join us! Dennis Astroth: dennis.astroth@gmail.com Eileen Lajimodiere: elajimodiere@gmail.com Suzi Westmoreland: suziwestmoreland@hotmail.com

Luther College Concert Band is coming to San Diego County as part of the ensemble’s 2019 Southwest Tour.  The Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30th at Calvary Lutheran Church in Solana Beach and will be open to the public.  They will also be performing here at Bethlehem the following morning during the 9 and 10:30 services. Host families are needed for the student members for one night only on March 30th.  If you can provide a bed for 2 or more students or need further information, please contact Joanne Manzi (760) 814-8125 or jhmanzi@yahoo.com.  Students can share beds if it is a queen or king-size bed. 

INTERFAITH SHELTER  coming to BLC March 31 – April 14th. Go online now to Sign Up Genius, sign in, then search BLC Interfaith Shelter 2019 Here’s the link if you have used the online program before: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A45AAAD28AB9-interfaith1 OR Contact Blair Lindberg, 858-663-5681. Those new to Sign Up Genius, please email Blair Lindberg at yourblairness@gmail.com and she will send you an invitation to join.

Stephen Ministry:  Did you realize that the average crisis lasts for about 6 weeks?  By the end of a month and a half, people usually come to some solution.  Sometimes the solutions are good, but sometimes they just cause more painful problems.  Stephan Ministry can help people find positive resolutions to crises.  For more information please speak with Pr Laura or one of our Stephen Leaders, Laure Reynolds or Molly Hall.

February’s Giving Tree is for TACO (Third Avenue Charitable Organization):  Please leave items at the Giving Tree in the Entry. TACO has needs for over 200 people that come there for meals, hygiene items (must be new & unopened), disposable razors, clothing of all kinds, shoes, 6 packs of men’s crew socks (women prefer them because they’re warmer) and anything WARM, like coats, jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts (preferably w/a hood), sweat pants, thermal tops & pants, scarves, hats & gloves. Large size is good. Plastic rain panchos, blankets & sleeping bags are always needed & always in short supply. Many of our guests are literally living on the street and have to find ways to keep warm through long, cold, damp winter nights near the ocean in San Diego. Plastic rain panchos can be purchased for $5-8. Thank you all so much for being the caring & loving congregation that you are!   Call w/questions or comments:  Lori Cook: 760 207-0432

Pajama Project:  We will meet this Saturday, February 23rd, in the Family Center from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  We will be cutting and sewing.  Come for any amount of time that you would like.  Questions?  Call Belinda @ 760-822-9573. Future sewing dates are March 23rd, April 27th, May 18th, June 15th, July 27th, August 24th, September 28th and October 26th.