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October 18, 2019

The BLOG needs YOU!

Join us in taking the gospel message from paper to web, with a new blog on BLC's webpage called "Hope Spreads Further: From Crisis to New Life" and we welcome your input! You are invited to sub

mit your "picture of hope spreading" to Pastor Paul (paul.busekist@bethlehemtc.org) as the days progress. We also welcome any devotion or thoughts you'd like to share with that photo (but just a photo of hope by itself

is fine, too). Pastor Paul and the BLC staff will be adding to the blog each week. All so we can all think of something besides viruses and dire warnings, but something much bigger and powerful that "spreads further": God's eternal and healing faith, HOPE, and love!

Contribute to the APRIL STAR & Phone Tree

At this time of uncertainty, keeping connected is very important. We are opening up the April Star up to everyone to contribute if they'd like to make any announcements or well wishes. (You might say it's the next best thing to worship announcements! :) )

We are also in the early stages of making a phone tree so we can check in on our Bethlehem brothers and sisters. If you would like to participate in either please reach out to Barbara Oster at admin@bethlehemtc.org

The STAR newsletter contribution deadline has been extended Wednesday March 24th.

New BLC mailbox!

Friends, we have been working tirelessly to figure out a way to provide you with a way to still send your offerings or other mailings by way of postal mail (now that our building doors are locked). Our new outdoor mailbox by the front door is now up and running. (Please note, we're told if you want to physically drop an envelope in the new outside USPS mailbox, by law it requires a stamp!)

We also have NEW online PayPal "Donate" button on our church website, found at www.bethlehemtc.org>Giving>Make A Donation.

There is also another special outdoor receptacle under construction, so stay tuned...Special thanks to our very own Norm Fred for taking the time to put them up for us.


Chili Cook-Off Delayed from March 29 to May 31.

The Annual Chili Cook Off is being moved due to the coronavirus situation...  As we approach May there will be several reminders.  Keep that old family recipe secret!  This will again match up with our Jubilee service.

Our March 29 Jubilee service will not include a meal.

Any questions, contact Annie at  annie.slabaugh@bethlehemtc.org or 616-551-6418.

Coronavirus Steps- More important than ever...

Our synod and the Grand Traverse County Health Department- thank you Jodi Kelly_ have provided BLC with a valuable resource on combatting the coronavirus.  Go to behtlhemtc,org/downloadpage...  You have to type that address in full (you can not navigate to this page). 


Continues the 4th Tuesday of the month at 5:30PM at the Cottage Cafe.  All are welcome.  You can choose to eat or drink something...or just jump into the discussion...  This month "The Code Girls" by Liza Muncy.

And There's More!

 Finger Food Fellowship would like to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who have signed up to bring treats on Sunday mornings.



Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1050 Peninsula Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686-2799
Phone: 231.947.9880