May 2015 News

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bethlehem 2015 may cookout IMG_3309Did you have a great time at the pizza party or did you miss it? Well, here’s another chance to join us for a cookout Sunday! Everyone is welcome.

Please come and enjoy another great weekend get together with fantastic food, fellowship and friends. Please sign up so we can guesstimate the number of hamburgers and dogs to grill up and how much pop to have on hand.

If you can bring a dish to pass, that would be great. Also, if you have a BFF or three, bring them along and let us know that when you sign up/RSVP as well (847-426-7311).


memorial-day-clipart-stockMEMORIAL DAY PARADE • FLAG BEARERS NEEDED!
MAY 24TH, 2PM • From Immanuel’s to Grafelman Park

Bethlehem will be carrying a HUGE American flag in the Memorial Day Parade Sunday. Sign up today if you want to be part of this special event to help honor and remember all of those who served and sacrificed their lives for our freedom.


THANK YOU! A BIG THANKS to all who participated in and attended the VFW Memorial Parade! Between the HUGE flag & wagon, Bethlehem had the honor of closing the parade with our many PROUD TO BE CHRISTIAN members, scouts and candy/card hander-outters. They saved the best for last! About one third of our active congregation joined in as well as about 15 members of our own Boy Scout Troop #32. A good time was had by all waving and meeting the many honoring Memorial Day and lining the sidewalks and curbs all along Main Street—including the lawns of both our churches. If you missed out, make sure you join us for the next parade. Meeting others right in our churches’ front yards and passing out candy and announcement cards about our church and free seminars are a great outreach effort. Special thanks to DeLoris Doederlein for sparking our parade participation, special thanks also to Sandy Mavros and all our parade walkers who prepared and distributed special handouts to let the public know about our church and special free June Identity Theft Seminar (which shared great information according to those who attended by the way) and special thanks to Barry & Denise Wandell (and whoever else we haven’t called out) that helped ready our ride and bring up the rear in style!

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MAY 17th • 8AM • 401 W. MAIN ST.

Five young members of Bethlehem will be confirmed in their faith at the Traditional Worship Sunday in our red brick church. May the many blessings of the Lord be with you on this happy day and always!150517 confirmation IMG_2182

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2ND & 4TH SUNDAYS • 11:45-12:45PM • “FOO” 🙂

bethlehem praying hands IMG_2151A new Prayer Ministry Team is now available twice a month following the Contemporary Worship in “FOO” (Frank’s Old Office). The Prayer Team will pray with you and for you for whatever needs you may have. In May the Prayer Team will also be focusing special prayers on Home Huddles, Adult Bible Study at Bethlehem and Confirmation. “FOO” is just down the hall from Pastor Jim’s office in our red brick church.



Are you looking for a list of members & their contact information? Pick up a copy of the new church directory for your family today. And, if you find anything that needs updating, please call the office (847-426-7311) or email us ( The directory is now available online. Click the link to the directory below and enter the password to view it. Contact the office if you don’t know the password.

PDF FILE: Bethlehem Dundee Directory 150622



Operation Shoebox Mission planning for October is underway. The goal is to send 50 filled shoeboxes again to children in another country. Please help our Sunday School with your generous donations so these 50 shoeboxes are chock full when they get packed and shipped out in six months. For May our target is 50 jump ropes for these children! These and other donation items may be placed in the black laundry basket in the Sunday School room. Thanks so much in advance for your generous donations!



According to the Veterans Administration, 22 vets commit suicide every day. More than 70% are over 50, and the rate is twice that of the civilian population. Statistics like this led Lutheran Church Charities in August of 2014 to launch the newest branch of their ministry–the LCC Kare-9 Military Dogs. The dogs are named after a K-9 that gave its life in the service of our country. Veteran volunteers are trained and certified as caregivers and dog handlers to work in the community, listen to stories and build connections through the calming affection offered by the Kare-9 Military Dogs. READ MORE…

His In Service Ministry/Missions



Cherished Place is looking for a beautician to wash, cut and set hair one day a week from 9AM to NOON. Please contact Debbie Chwalinski, RN, at 847-586-5767 about this opportunity.

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