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February 2, 2015

Want to Simplify Your Life?

Want to Simplify Your Life?

We live in a culture that advocates for more, more, more: more stuff, more complex stuff, more activities… But does all this stuff finally get in the way of us appreciating what truly matters? Does it get in the way of our relationship with God? If you could simplify your life – your space, your […]

January 4, 2015

Bible Studies back up and running

Both our Sunday Bible study (11:45 @ St. Martin) and our Monday Bible study (10:30 @ Bethlehem, 1767 Plank Rd) are back up and running in the month of January and beyond. Sunday’s study continues with its romp through the Gospel according to Mark, and Monday’s Bible study gives us a chance to dwell in […]

January 4, 2015

Overview of Vitality Assessment Results

A small group made up of members from both Bethlehem and St. Martin received our results from the assessment we took in September. The conversation was thoughtful and respectful, with much gratitude expressed for how much stronger we both are as a result of our covenant relationship (it’s working!!). Short version: Both churches are strong. Our […]

November 30, 2014

Advent Bible Study and Prayer

Advent Bible Study and Prayer

In a season bustling with shopping, cooking, baking, visiting, and general busy-ness, let us come together for a time of quiet reflection on the anticipation of the coming Christ child. Come at 5:30 for a simple soup supper, followed by a Bible study at 6 and a short service of evening prayer at 7 in […]

November 10, 2014

Want to sing in the choir on Thanksgiving Eve?

We will have a joint choir for our Thanksgiving Eve service at Bethlehem this year. It will be led by Amanda Mole at Immanuel. If you would like to sing, come to rehearsals at Immanuel the two Wednesdays prior (12th and 19th) at 7pm. You need not have sung in the church choir before – […]

October 30, 2014

Vitality Assessment results are IN!

Remember that assessment we took in early September? The Congregational Vitality Assessment? The results are in, and you are invited to come hear about them. A team of people from around our conference who are trained in presenting these results will join us on November 19 at 6:30pm in the sanctuary. This will be a […]

October 1, 2014

Bible Study on Mark begins Oct 21

Bible Study on Mark begins Oct 21

Our next lay-led Bible study, which will focus on the Gospel of Mark, begins October 19! This is a joint Bible study with our partner congregation, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. This Gospel was written by Mark, a close associate of the apostle Peter, from whom he received the tradition of the things said and done by […]

October 1, 2014

Spiritual Gifts Discovery

Spiritual Gifts Discovery

Do you know what your spiritual gifts are? The Holy Spirit has gifted each of us with particular gifts, joys, and passions, and whether we are aware of this or not, these gifts have influenced us and inspired us to become the people we are, the people God created us to be. Perhaps you didn’t […]

September 10, 2014

God’s Work. Our Hands. A wild success!

God's Work. Our Hands. A wild success!

Nearly 50 people of all ages from St. Martin, Bethlehem, and Immanuel Lutheran Churches gathered on Sunday, Sept. 7 for a day of service, along with ELCA congregations all over the country. Half of the group worked at Webster History Museum, staining the building and doing some yard work, while the other half made blankets […]

September 10, 2014

Confirmation Class is up and running

We have officially started up our confirmation class, with one energetic class of 7th graders, and one class of nine older, returning students. We started with a delicious and eclectic meal for families, students, and mentors, then with just students we grappled with the question, “Can it be proven that God exists?” The conversation was lively! […]

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