|Posted by bethlehemlutheran on April 6, 2014 at 7:40 PM||comments (4)|
We are planning a Neighborhood Outdoor Flea Market Saturday, June 21, 2014, 9am - 4pm at Bethlehem.
12' x 12' Spaces - $20.00 (price does not include tables)
If you wish to rent a table/tables, there are a limited number of 6' tables for rent at an additional $5.00 each.
Information and Registration contact:
Elaine Wood - 586-228-0867
Jim Rossow - email: email@example.com
|Posted by bethlehemlutheran on September 10, 2013 at 7:25 PM||comments (1)|
It is our desire here at Bethlehem to bring back the joys and blessings of the family table with good food, conversation and fellowship. In todays world family mealtime can be rare or non existent--hence our Community Dinner. We welcome all--young/old, singles or families. Don't be shy. We are very friendly and look forward to meeting you. See you at our next meal on October 2, 2013 at 5:30pm.
|Posted by bethlehemlutheran on February 10, 2013 at 10:25 PM||comments (2)|
If you are interested in receiving short daily devotions for Lent straight to your email inbox, you can sign up at the attached website for free. For the forty days of Lent, there will be a passage of scripture followed by a brief reflection meant to challenge and inspire. Sign up today!
|Posted by bethlehemlutheran on March 20, 2012 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
The Shema (Deuteronomy 6: 4-9) states that there is only one god, the God of Israel. That is the God that Jesus, as a Jew, loved and served. That is the God that we, as followers of Jesus, also love and serve. Both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament call us to love God completely, body, mind and spirit (soul).
What does it mean to love God with our souls? Although the word is used in a variety of ways in Scripture, most people think of our souls (or spirits, as used by s...
|Posted by bethlehemlutheran on March 16, 2012 at 10:45 PM||comments (0)|
The Shema (Deuteronomy 6: 4-9) reminds the Israelites that they owe their loyalty and love to one god, the Lord God Almighty, not to many gods, as the pagans believed. They are commanded to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all you soul and with all your strength.” Jesus adds “mind” to the list (Mark 12:29) because of the Greek understanding of the day. Both Scriptures are a call to love God completely, body, mind and spirit (soul).
|Posted by bethlehemlutheran on March 7, 2012 at 12:40 AM||comments (0)|
The second section of the Shema commands the Israelite people to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all you soul and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:5) Jesus adds “mind” to the list. (Mark 12:29) Different scholars have different ideas about precisely what each term means. What is certain is that, taken together, they refer to all aspects of a person, physical, mental and spiritual.
What does it mean to love God with our physical ...
|Posted by bethlehemlutheran on February 28, 2012 at 10:20 PM||comments (0)|
Our church pauses each Wednesday evening in Lent for worship and reflection. This year we are looking at the Shema, the central prayer of Judaism, which is found in Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and quoted by Jesus in Mark 12:29-30.
“Shema” is the first word of the Hebrew text. In English, the prayer begins “Hear, O Israel . . .” However, the word “shema” means more than just “hear.” It also carries the sense of “p...
|Posted by bethlehemlutheran on February 21, 2012 at 3:45 PM||comments (0)|
This week the Church enters Lent, the great penitential season of the church year. None of us likes to admit we are wrong, but we aren’t able to accept God’s unconditional love if we don’t do it. The Church has set aside this time to help us.
The word “Lent” comes from ancient words meaning “springtime.” If we embrace the season and allow ourselves to face up to our shortcomings and open our hearts to God through Jesus, this time can be a sprin...
|Posted by bethlehemlutheran on February 14, 2012 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
The disciples were often baffled by Jesus. He was always doing unexpected things: talking to women he didn’t know, touching unclean people, slipping away just when someone was ready to make him king. And things were going to get stranger still. This man they believed to be the messiah, God’s anointed one, would be arrested like a common criminal and executed.
Jesus tried to help them, tried to explain what would happen and why. Even when Peter, James ...
|Posted by bethlehemlutheran on February 3, 2012 at 1:55 PM||comments (0)|
In 1st century Palestine, when people encountered Jesus, they knew there was something different about him—he spoke with authority. Back then, and today, speaking with authority is enough to make people pay attention (or maybe even elect you to an important position), but if you don’t follow that up with positive action, people will lose interest and look for a better authority elsewhere. Jesus demonstrated his authority in dramatic ways—casting out...