News/Events

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The Week At Bethlehem

August 25, 2019
  • Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

    August 25, 2019

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  • Worship Service

    August 25, 2019  8:30 am - 9:30 am
    Sanctuary

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  • Adult Education - Moving Meditation

    August 25, 2019  9:30 am - 10:00 am

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  • Learning Circles

    August 25, 2019  9:30 am - 10:00 am
    Sanctuary

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  • Worship Service

    August 25, 2019  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Sanctuary

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August 26, 2019
  • Liturgical Arts

    August 26, 2019  10:00 am - 11:00 am

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  • Centering Prayer

    August 26, 2019  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Multi-use Building

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August 27, 2019
  • Bethlehem Community Library

    August 27, 2019  2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Multi-use

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  • Yoga

    August 27, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Sanctuary

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August 28, 2019
  • Scraps and Prayers

    August 28, 2019  8:30 am - 11:30 am
    Multi-use Building

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  • Tai Chi

    August 28, 2019  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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  • High School Youth

    August 28, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Multi-use Building

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August 29, 2019
  • Bethlehem Community Library

    August 29, 2019  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Multi-use

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News & Notes


We are very excited to announce that during July and August we will be moving to two worship services at 8:30 and 10 am. From 9:30-10 there will be learning circles for the kids, as well as adult education classes taught by different members of the congregation.Pajama Project: We will meet on Saturday, August 24th 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. Future dates for sewing are Saturdays 8/24, 9/28 & 10/26. Questions?  Call Belinda @ 760-822-9573.

It’s ASL time again! Please join the Westmoreland family to learn American Sign Language and an introduction to Deaf culture. Every Thursday starting September 19 through November 21 in the Multi-Use Building. Introductory class from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Intermediate class from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Join one or both! Contact Suzi Westmoreland for more info and to sign up: suziwestmoreland@hotmail.com or 760-505-3365 mobile.

Stephen Ministry:  God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, the Lord Almighty is with usPsalm 46: 1, 2, 11    If you would like to know how a Stephen Minister can help support you through your time of troubles please speak with Pastor Laura, Pastor Sam, or one of our Stephen Leaders, Laure Reynolds or Molly Hall.

Bethlehem has volunteered to help with “Feed the Homeless Program” at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on the 4th Saturday of each month from 9:00 am to 12 noon. We are in need of volunteers. If you are able to participate please sign up  today outside or contact Naida Malchiodi at naidalouise2@yahoo.com.

Adventure Ministry – Out to Sea! Bring (or rent) your kayaks or stand-up paddle boards and join us to cruise Oceanside Harbor on Saturday, September 14, at 10 am. Click here for details.

Save the Date!  Bethlehem’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament.  Sunday, September 15th starting at 2 PM.  St. Mark Executive Golf Course.  Best Ball format – golfers of all abilities welcome.  See flyers in the church entry.  Sign-ups will start 3 weeks prior to the event.

Save the Date!  The next Bethlehem Women’s Retreat is scheduled for May 1 – 3, 2020 at Luther Glen.

Children’s Ministry News

“Roar” VBS: This year’s VBS was a big success! We are blessed, to have so many dedicated volunteers, who were willing to share their time and talents with the children of our community! Thank you all for your tremendous efforts! Thanks also to all who made generous donations, to our mission project, Smiles of Tecate! We raised more than $1500 to support this worthy cause!
Learning Circles: Learning Circles is now on summer break. Our normal program will resume on September 15. If you are interested, in joining our team of teachers, for our upcoming fall semester, please contact: Chris Matthews at childrensministry@blcenc.org
 
Summer Schedule: Children will attend services, with their families, throughout the summer. The nursery will be open at both the 8:30 and 10:00 services. Come join us at 9:30, in the Family Center, for a special time of fun and fellowship each week!
Bethlehem Serves Sunday, August 18: This will be a wonderful opportunity to be in service to our community! Come be a part of this special event! Childcare will be available.
Blessings,
Chris Matthews
Director of Children’s Ministries
Bethlehem Lutheran Church