October 2015 News

CROP WALK • FOOD DONATIONS/VOLUNTEERS?
OCTOBER 18, 1PM

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Our Cardunal Crop Walk is in mid October this year. Walker registration begins at 1:00 p.m. at Bethlehem. We still need people to donate baked goods, bananas, and apples plus extra hands to help set up/take down tables and chairs. Please consider helping in any way you can or in supporting one of our walkers. Questions? Please contact Darren Timmons on 630-222-7162. Thanks and God bless you!

 

F.I.S.H. FOOD DRIVE • H.I.S. (HEARTS IN SERVICE)
PLEASE RETURN BAGS OCTOBER 18 (REVISED)

FISH logoH.I.S. is once again sponsoring a food drive for the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry in Carpentersville. Let’s share the blessings that we’ve been given and help F.I.S.H. fill up their shelves. There are grocery bags with suggested items in the back of both churches. Please consider picking and filling one up. If you’d rather donate money, just write “F.I.S.H.” in the memo line and place your check in the offering basket. Please have bags back to Bethlehem by Sunday, October 18th.

 

BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN MEN’S GROUP • MEN’S BREAKFAST
OCTOBER 17, 8AM

128px-breakfast-food-clip-art-383445Our next Men’s Group meeting will be on Saturday, October 17, at 8:00 a.m. Come fellowship with us and enjoy a home-cooked breakfast! Pastor Jim is leading us through a study of Phillip Yancey’s book, The Jesus I Never Knew. These meetings are truly a special time for the men of the church to enjoy being together to discuss whatever is on our hearts. Please consider joining us. If you have any questions regarding the meetings, please call Darren Timmons at 630-222-7162. Please email forms back to either Darren, djtimmons@comcast.net, or to the church email, bethchurchdun@aol.com. For those who have already completed the form, thank you very much! Your input will be used to determine the group’s future activities.

 

SISTERHOOD OF STITCHERS, SERVING OUR SAVIOUR
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
OCTOBER 11, 9AM • NEXT MEETING

Thought to remember: Real happiness doesn’t come from getting everything you want. It comes from sharing what you have with people who matter.

sewing-button-clip-art-1656748We’re dedicate this article to all of those who have been so generously supporting this church mission. There are those who quietly supply us with yarn and handmade articles of warmth and comfort, and we never have the opportunity to thank you. There are also members of our church who fashion beautiful and serviceable things for those in need but never want to be mentioned or thanked for their generosity. We have two dear ladies who are not even church members who make beautiful afghans, baby afghans, hats, baby hats, scarves and mittens–Darlene Schultz and Grace Zuba. Thank you all!

Our own organist, Mary Eickhoff, recently gave us a generous monetary donation from which we were able to purchase a shopping cart full of the most beautiful and colorful yarn in memory of her mother, Ella Holtz. In her later years, Ella will always be remembered by us for knitting the most beautiful scarves which were enjoyed and which kept many of God’s people in need warm in the winter time. We remember her generous and loving spirit, when she could sadly not knit anymore and needed special care, and how she always said she wished that she could come once more to our meetings and sit & rock in our big white rocking chair. These are precious memories of Ella, and we sincerely hope that God has provided for her a big white rocking chair in His heavenly home.

Thank you too to those who have left bags of yarn for us along with knitting needles, pattern books and supplies. Those who have generously knit more than 50 washcloths to go into the Sunday School’s Christmas boxes, we thank you too. For the prayer shawls which have helped those in need of comforting throughout the years–more big thanks. Sharon Beth, thank you for the beautiful baby quilts which have brightened the cribs of so many tiny ones in the hospital special care nursery.

Some of our donations go to the elderly in care homes and veterans in several hospital locations. These hopefully brighten their days with colorful afghans–all handmade with love and care. A very dear elderly lady in the Lutheran home in Arlington Heights has crocheted countless baby hats for little ones in the hospital nursery. Thank you for those and also to those who have delivered all these articles to those in need. Yes, because of all of you, we together have been able to touch the lives and hearts of so many. This mission truly matters and it is our hope and prayer that we can continue providing for those in need for many years to come.

Our next meeting will be on Sunday, October 11, in the Fellowship Room at 9:00 a.m. At 9:30 a.m., we will attend Pastor Murr’s Bible Class while quietly knitting on our prayer shawls. We’ll gladly supply anyone with needles, yarn and a pattern if you would like to join us. Of course, if you would like to knit or crochet on another mission project, please bring it along and sit with us while learning about the Bible.

Questions? Please contact: Mary Jacox 847-304-3808 or Dorothy Pigors 847-836-0456.

 

SISTERHOOD OF STITCHERS, SERVING OUR SAVIOR
BETHESDA VOLUNTEERING IN OCTOBER
OCTOBER 9 & 29TH, 9AM-5PM • BETHESDA THRIFT SHOP

A thought to remember: God does not command that we do great things, only little things with great love.

Bethesda Thrift Shop volunteers were invited to a luncheon banquet in thankful celebration of their many hours of service. One lady, Dorothy Rodewald, has worked there for many years in the linen department and was honored for a total of 12,500 hours since she started! She is 94 years old and one of the dearest people to work with. Many other appreciation certificates given out including one to a newer volunteer for 250 service hours. Several from the main office in Watertown, Wisconsin were there for the presentations, luncheon and fellowship time which was enjoyed by all.

Important highlights shared at the banquet:

  • Our organization is 110 years old
  • Our shop was #3 in profit contributions this year
  • That was 20% above our goal
  • We helped 2,000 with developmental disabilities
  • We have 19 thrift shops located in several states
  • And 3,400 paid employees
  • 800,000 purchases were made to help fund our core mission
  • Thousands of volunteers donate hundreds of thousands of hours in support

We’d love to have more join us where we truly make a difference in so many lives thru this Lutheran organization. Our next volunteering times are on Friday, October 9, and Thursday, October 29. We usually start at 9:00 and finish around 5:00 p.m., but any time you can spare will be greatly appreciated. Questions? Please call Dorothy Pigors on 847-836-0456.

 

OKLAHOMA • FEATURING ED & JAN
SPECIAL TICKET OFFER • CALL BY OCTOBER 8

Our very own Ed & Jan Dennis will be performing in Del Webb’s production of Oklahoma. Please check your Bethlehem emails or call the church office for ticket details before the October 8th deadline. There are four performances November 19th thru 22nd, and this is a rare opportunity to get tickets ($15). Typicall the generally public doesn’t get a chance to attend these productions which sell out fast to Del Webb residents.

 

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING
NOW OCTOBER 8 (REVISED), 7PM

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HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY DeLORIS!
OCTOBER 6, 9AM-5PM • PIECE-A-CAKE BAKERY

Please join us at Piece-A-Cake Bakery Tuesday at 304 N. River St. in East Dundee any time between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. There will be treats for everyone and you can write your birthday wishes to DeLoris in a special memory book there!delores 90th bday IMG_2774Photo: ©2015 Kassandra Tang

 
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SURPRISE FELLOWSHIP ACTIVITY
OCTOBER 4, 5-6:30PM • BZ XL, ALGONQUIN

Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 4th from 5-6:30 p.m. That evening we’re planning to roll out a surprise fellowship activity at a location to be announced. We hope to see you there with nothing to spare. We can’t tell you what it is just yet but if you want a clue: it’s better than three holes in your head.
151004 Bethlehem Bowling Party
UPDATE: Wow, you guessed it! Our next Fellowship Outing is Bowling at Brunswick Zone XL (1611 S. Randall Rd., Algonquin) on Sunday, October 4 from 5-6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome–it doesn’t matter if your specialty is strikes or gutters (just ask the friendly BZ staff to fire up the bumpers). $16 includes unlimited bowling plus 2 slices of pizza plus soda plus shoes–so that’s a great deal! Please sign up soon so we can give Brunswick an accurate count and think about who you can invite for a fun time–a friend, co-worker, neighbor, uncle who is a professional bowler, cousin who can pick up splits backwards thru her legs…

 

HOME HUDDLES • OCTOBER: “WHY PURPOSE MATTERS!”
OCTOBER 2, 7PM • DAVITZ/PUETZ

 

OCTOBER NEWSLETTERS MAILED OUT (COPIES ALSO ON INFO TABLES)

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LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES • H.I.S. MISSION OF THE MONTH

LCC-Logo-Gif-GreyLCC is unique among charitable ministries. 100% of donated dollars go directly to the need. Admin costs are covered by direct gifts earmarked specifically for operational expenses, pledges to operating costs and their “12/31 Remember Us Last” end-of-year appeal. Their top three of many ministries are Disaster Response, K-9 Comfort Dogs and Kare-9 Military Dogs.

 

CHERISHED PLACE • CALL FOR INFO/TOUR
MONDAY-FRIDAY, 7AM-6PM

Caregiving is a full–time job. Cherished Place Adult Day Care can help families find time for themselves and give their loved ones with dementia socialization and activities. Cherished Place is designed to assist families by providing activities, socialization, and supervision during the day as well as personal care such as medication management and daily medical observation. Cherished Place is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and transportation is available. Cherished Place is located in the Bethlehem Community Ministry Center. For information or a tour, please call Debra Chwalinski, RN/Director on 847-586-5767.

 

TAE KWON DO LESSONS
EVERY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY NIGHT

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Adam’s Fit Tae Kwon Do offers classes for kids (ages 5-12) and teens/adults (13+). Classes are geared towards learning self-defense while improving confidence, discipline, social interaction and overall fitness. Come in and try a class–your first one is free! Classes are held in Bethlehem’s yellow brick church. Email adamsfittaekwondo@outlook.com or call 847-507-6717 or surf to adamsfittaekwondo.yolasite.com for more information.
 
 
 
 

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