March 2016 News

 

EASTER BREAKFAST • VOLUNTEER!
MARCH 27 • FELLOWSHIP HALL

Breakfast-fellowship-clipartsAre you able to assist with Easter Breakfast preparation, serving or cleanup Sunday, March 27? Of special need is someone familiar with the kitchen and able to oversee things. If so, please contact Steve Stayner on 847-845-7899.

Pastor Jim • Easter 2016

 

MEN’S BREAKFAST
MARCH 12, 8AM • MANOR RESTAURANT

Breakfast-mens-clipartsBethlehem’s men are meeting Saturday, March 12th at Manor Restaurant located at 425 E. Main Street in East Dundee. Bring a friend!

 
 
 
 
 

HOME HUDDLES • TRUSTING GOD IN HARD TIMES

peanuts huddleTalk to Pastor Jim to join in Bethlehem’s once-a-month home huddles. Trusting God in Hard Times is March’s theme.

 
 
 
 
 
 

JULY NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING • NEW ORLEANS
MAY 21 SPAGHETTI DINNER & AUCTION • DONATE TODAY!

2016coverCA Saturday, May 21st spaghetti dinner and auction is planned to help defray some of the expenses of the four youth members attending the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans. Donations are being sought for auction (e.g., gift cards, baskets, sports memorabilia). Your generous donations are greatly appreciated! Questions? Contact Karen Lawson 847-975-1913.

 

LENTEN LUNCHES • JOIN US/VOLUNTEER!

Of course we welcome you to join us for Lenten lunches, but anyone that can help with food, preparation and serving please contact Debbie Smith on 630-939-3731 to help make these lunches throughout Lent a success. Thanks!

 
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F.I.S.H. EASTER BASKETS • DUE MARCH 13

Please turn in Easter baskets at any worship by March 13th and please do NOT include any “Eastro-turf” which gets everywhere. Questions? Contact Debbie Smith on 630-939-3731.

 
 
 
 

ROMANIA MISSION • ORPHANAGE SUPPLIES NEEDED!

Orphanage supplies ship in April for our August mission in Romania. We help by buying food packs (rice, noodles, flour, etc.) for families in need, and your generous monetary donations help make this happen. In addition, we’re seeking school supplies (pencils/pens, pencil/pen bags, markers, sharpeners & erasers but NO paper or notebooks), hair accessories (clips, headbands, ponytail wraps) for girls in the orphanage, and socks (boys/mens, sports/crew, dark-colored) and briefs/underwear for the boys plus travel size soap, champ, lotion and deodorant. Boxes are in both churches.

 

MARCH MINISTRY OF THE MONTH
AGAPE HOUSE & SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

Screen-Shot-2015-02-13-at-1.58.05-PMThe name for AGAPE HOUSE comes from the Greek word AGAPE, which means the unconditional love of God. The AGAPE HOUSE, a non-profit ministry, is based on an outreach program of ministry where Christ heals broken hearts. Their approach includes spiritual, emotional, psychological, and physiological healing for teen girls and young adult women who have experienced different forms of abuse and struggle to cope with the effects.

Founded in 1997, the school is located just over the Illinois/Wisconsin border in Walworth, WI. It is licensed for 16 girls whose ages range from approximately 12 to 18. The organization is largely sustained from generous contributions of individuals, church groups, service groups and business organizations. Many families are only able to pay a fraction of the cost of the services provided for them or their daughters. Donations to the school provide 85% of the funding needed for tuition, room and board, counseling and mentoring with parents contributing on a sliding-fee based on family income.

– H.I.S. Ministry/Mission

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PRAYER REQUESTS

The Prayer Team invites you to submit Prayer Request Cards provided in the pews. Please turn them in to either Pastor Jim or Frank Hewitt and let either know if you can help on the Prayer Team which meets the the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month at 11:45 a.m.

 
 
 
 
 

LUTHERAN WITNESS MAGAZINE • SUBSCRIBE!

Would you like to receive Lutheran Witness magazine at your home? Yearly subscriptions are $15.96. Make checks payable to “Bethlehem” and turn in to Karen or the Church Office.

 

RECYCLE • POP CANS

Please use the large trash can by the red garage to deposit your empty aluminum cans to benefit our young members of Bethlehem. Paul Schif will recycle them and proceeds will support the Youth headed for New Orleans in July.

 

HOAGIES • ORDER TODAY!
PICKUP APRIL 16 & 17 (LAST ORDERS TAKEN APRIL 10TH)

hoagie$5.50 hoagies go on sale again Saturday, March 19. You know you love ’em! Order today with or without onions for pickup April 16 & 17!

 

FACILITIES TEAM

Bethlehem’s red brick church at 401 West Main in West Dundee and our yellow brick church next door–the Bethlehem Community Ministry Center or BCMC–and properties are managed by a dedicated team of trustees led by Scott Heifetz. Scott and company oversee the properties, buildings, heating, cooling, cleaning and more. Scott can be contacted at mailto:sth2221@sbcglobal.net if you have any facility or property concerns.

 

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