Bethlehem Summer Schedule - Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Charles, IL
Summer Worship will be held at 9:30am
June 20th - September 5th 2021.

** We are an air-conditioned church **



COVID-19 Updates

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Following the announcement of the new mandates and guidance issued most recently, the Consistory met to discuss updating our mitigation efforts and we want to let you know about the decisions made. The following changes will go into effect Sunday, June 6th:

* If you are vaccinated for Covid-19, you are no longer required to wear a mask. However, if you have not been vaccinated, we recommend you continue wearing a mask.
* Sanctuary pews previously roped off will be open for seating.
* Pew Bibles and Hymnal will return to the pew racks.
* The roving microphone during joys/concerns, and announcements as well as how Holy Communion is celebrated will be reviewed in the fall.
* Sunday Offering will continue to be collected by way of offering plates in the Narthex.
*We recommend that children under 12 wear a mask when moving around the church. Youth over 12 who have been vaccinated no longer need to wear a mask. If they are not vaccinated, we recommend they continue wearing a mask.

What hasn't changed?

* Heidelberg continues to encourage you to make the best choices for you and your family. You may choose to wear a mask or not. You may choose to sit in a pew where spacing is most comfortable, etc.
* The roving microphone during joys/concerns, and announcements as well as how Holy Communion is celebrated will be reviewed in the fall.
* We will continue to have a Song Leader until the fall and will hopefully bring our musical groups back then.
* Hand Sanitizer will continue to be offered at entrances and exits.
* Fogging and Sanitization of used spaces will continue.

We hope this news is encouraging. We have come a long way! We thank God for continually guiding our decisions and allowing us to stay strong and faithful thorough this pandemic.

See Symptoms of COVID-19 Poster at this link:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19-symptoms.pdf

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Worship with us at 10:30am each Sunday! 
Join us Onsite or Online!

"Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy."
~ Psalm 100:2


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Keeping your tithes and offerings current will help the church tremendously! 
Thank you for your generoisty. 

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Every Tuesday - Morning or Noon or Night ...  Home or Work .... Vacation or Staycation ... On your knees or at your desk or laying in bed ...
Take 5 mintes (or more) out of your Tuesday and pray specifically for our church!  Your prayers have 'great power' and can 'produce
wonderful results' (James 5:16).


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Attention Ladies -- If you are interested in joining our gatherings on the first Monday of the month please give Diane McFarland a call 610-287-8079.


The Sacraments — THE LIFE
Sunday, June 6th - 10:30am We will celebrate the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion!  Join us!

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS FAST APPROACHING!
Please have content to the church office by Thursday, June 17th. {For July and August} 

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Sunday, June 20th: Join us at 9:30am for worship and honor the Father's in our lives!
 

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If you or someone you love is celebratging a graduation this year, we'd like to know about it!  Contact the church office with the information. 


Nursery Ministry
The Nursery will be available and staffed during the summer months - 2nd and 4th Sundays June - August

Back to School supply drive - VEAP
We will be collection school supplies and backpacks again this year for the children of clients of the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry.  Heidelberg UCC leads this efforts.  All donations can be placed in the regular collection bin for the pantry inside the glass doors. Questions can be directed to Anne Ryan. For a full list of needs, please see the newsletter (link on home page) or contact the church office.  

Please, come as you are.
Worship with us at our 'Come and See' Church!

 

                Sunday School

JOIN US FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL FUN AND LEARNING!
FOLLOWING THE CHILDREN'S CHAT PORTION OF THE 10:30AM WORSHIP SERVICE.


{Classes will resume in September 2021}

For "Littles" and "Tweens" Classes:
+ Classes will be held the1st & 3rd  Sunday's of the month.
+ Classes will be held during the 10:30am worship hour. Children will be dismissed following the Children's Chat portion of the service.
+ Classes will be held in the lower level and outdoors when
possible.
+ No snack time. Bottled water will be provided.

Detailed Information ...

+ Ms. Sara sent out the registration form and it is available here on our website. This form mimics that of years past with additional information stating that we will do our best to conform to the social distancing regulations. The form will give the parents the choice of whether the child can remove their mask for indoor and outdoor activities.
+ There is the recommendation that any child not feeling well should not attend.
+ Individual bags for students will be made up that will stay at church. These will include items such as crayons, glue sticks, pencils, pens, and Bibles.
+ Ms. Sara’s class is to be in the Drama room. Mr. Matt’s class is to be in Fellowship Hall.
+ Once seated (6ft apart), children and teachers may take off their masks to begin the lesson. At parent's discretion. Classes will take place outside whenever possible. Again Social Distancing will remain in effect.
+ For child pick-up, the children will be lead single file out the downstairs exit by the elevator. Parents are encouraged to stay at the parking lot/walkway and allow their little one(s) to come to them.
+ If a child is having difficulty adjusting to social distancing, their teacher will speak with the parent of that child.
+ We plan to take this month by month and adjust as necessary.
+ As a precaution, if either Ms. Sara or Mr. Matt fall ill (for whatever reason) both Sunday School classes will be cancelled that day and parent's will be notified.

SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM: http://forms.gle/ges6phir3PsKKVMQ7



Nursery Ministry
NURSERY CARE MINISTRY - 
DURING THE 10:30am [9:30am June 20th-September 5th 2021 // 2nd & 4th Sunday's] 
WORSHIP SERVICE


+ Nursery Care is for pre-schoolers through 1st Graders
+ Nursery will be offered the 2nd, 4th & 5th Sunday's of the month.
+ Nursery will be held in the Nursery if the number of children allow for it otherwise it will be held in the lower level.
+ Sign in and out will be set up outside the nursery door. Only children and scheduled staff permitted in the nursery.
+ Every effort will be made to keep 6ft distance at all times. Mask worn when it's not possible.
+ No snacks.
+ Children will be dismissed following the Children's Chat portion of the worship service. No drop off's prior.

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Ministry Highlights ...

In Ian’s Boots
The goal of "In Ian's Boots" is to spread the good news of Ian's faith by providing shoes and winter boots to those in need! A collection bin is in the Narthex if you have new or used shoes or boots to donate. Children’s boots are especially needed for the winter. For more information you can review their website at 
www.iniansboots.org

Daily Bread Community Food Pantry
We are continually looking for donation for the 
Daily Bread Community Food Pantry.  The pantry shelves are always in need of any and all donations! They also welcome caring volunteers to help!  Reach out to Anne Ryan or the pantry directly for more information: http://dailybreadcommunityfoodpantry.org

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5 Helpful Church Volunteer Resources

WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SUNDAY SERVANTS TO SIGN UP TO HELP IN SOME IMPORTANT WAYS…

~ Greeters: See Eleanor Risell to sign up
~ Head Usher: See Cindy Cook
~ Special Music or Song Leader Substitute: See Pat Clemens or Pastor Adrian
~ Nursery Care Attendants or Sunday School Aides: See Matt or Sara McDowell
~ Technology: See Tina Richards, Doug MacWade, or Brian Pippert

Thank you for your help!
 
"All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it."  ~ 1 Corinthians 12:27, NLT


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Want to make a donation to Heidelberg UCC ... go to our Facebook Page and
click the "Donate" button on the top right of the home page and follow a couple
very simple steps!  Thank you!!