August 22, 2014

Pulled Pork BBQ Update

Our second annual Pork BBQ was another wonderful success. Thank you to all the setter-uppers, servers, parking lot traffic controllers, cookie bakers, pork pullers, salt potato boilers, and others. A big thank you to Dan Mohrman and family for once again getting this great event going (and for prepping and smoking all that pork). Proceeds […]

August 22, 2014

Coffee Hour Volunteers Needed

In order to provide a great opportunity to meet and greet members and visitors after worship, someone has to make coffee and provide “goodies” to sustain us during this bonding period. To do this every week, we need volunteers to provide this service. Please sign up. If you are unable to make the coffee, etc., […]

July 9, 2014

Prayer Makes Community

Prayer Makes Community I heard a story recently about a woman who wanted to share Christ at the local farmer’s market. She rented a stand, and made a big, impressive sign inviting people to talk to her about God. No one came. Discouraged, she talked to a friend, who said, “Why don’t you invite people […]

June 8, 2014

Vocation in a deli

Originally posted by Pastor Johanna Rehbaum This past Sunday I gathered with members from 175 Lutheran congregation in Upstate NY, for our annual Synod Assembly. (More on that in a later post!) This event has been held in downtown Rochester the last few years, so it has been fun to be a sort of host […]

June 6, 2014

Joint St. Martin / Bethlehem Blog

We are starting a St. Martin/Bethlehem blog on which will be posted sermons and other reflections. But first, we need a name. What is a Bible story or image that you think describes our church and faith, that also encompasses our relationship with Bethlehem? All ideas welcome!

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