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Note on Your Calendars!

October 18, 2019

BLC Can & Bottle Drive Continues

Norm's idea was a good one...and Bethlehem has responded with "loads" of cans and bottles- literally.

We're going to keep collecting at this point.  Thank you!


Church Council Treasurer Needed

And we are still looking for a Church Council Treasurer!  Contact Pastor Paul or Council President Leonard Graf...


That's not all! Check out these other things coming up here at Bethlehem!

• Christ in Our Home Devotionals for JAN-MAR are still available... They can be picked up in the Star Box outside the front doors...  The newest Living Lutheran magazine is also available.

• If you are interested in receiving a DVD containing Real Church Virtual Content that was previously in the "Shooting Star Box" outside the main entrance please reach out to Pastor Paul and he will make one for you personally!

• Don't forget that our blog "Hope Spreads Further" is still going strong! We have had many very inspiring entries and can't wait to read more.  You are invited to submit 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!


Phone Tree Underway to stay in touch

The Phone Tree is reaching out to all at Bethlehem.  Just checking in to see how we are doing.  Have you had a call or two?  If you would like to participate, please reach out to Barbara Oster at admin@bethlehemtc.org

Front Door Service!

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!)

There is also another special outdoor receptacle.  Special thanks to our very own Norm Fred for taking the time to put it together for us.


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). 


But will continue on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 5:30PM...via ZOOM!

If you are not already on the list to receive the ZOOM link just send an email to Cindy Monroe at cmonroe@chartermi.net.  All are welcome.  With ZOOM you can choose to eat or drink something...or just jump into the discussion...  

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...as soon as a COVID victory allows us to resume.



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