ACTS --Before being called to something, we are called to Someone. Before being called to DO, we are called to BE. Do you yearn to have an intimate relationship with your creator, or to apply what that looks like in your life right at present? The Lord desires to have the same with you! He does not want you to have a mere form of religion, a set of rules and do’s and don’ts, but a relationship whereby you experience His presence and power. Where you can see God perform His acts of power and love among others. In love, he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. –Ephesians 1:4b-8a. ACTS (Active Christian Teens) is here to give you a chance to actively pursue God. It is not an evening class for you to fill your time with, but an opportunity for you to take ownership and bolster your faith, making God the priority of your life. … ACTS 2012-2012 Season is still in the works, and we ask for you to keep its leaders in your prayers as they prepare and plan. Please pray for our Good God to strengthen the teens and the leaders as the season unfolds. Thank you! … Consider joining our Facebook group to keep up with all things ACTS. Simply search for our group – ACTS - Bethlehem Lutheran Church – and request to join.
Bethlehem’s Fall Picnic: Get ready. Start your engines. Our Fall picnic takes place Sunday, September 16th at our Germantown Campus starting around 11:00 just after our9:15am "outdoor" service (weather permitting). Come join in the fun! We will have Food, Fellowship, and Fun for all ages. The grills will be smokinʼ, the kids will be playinʼ, the horseshoes will be clinkinʼ, and the bean bags will be tossin'. We will have live music and new this year – Hayrides. Also, come check out our brand new school addition! Meat and beverages will be provided. Salads and desserts will be appreciated. Members, if you can, sign up at church narthex (just to give us approximate head count). If you would like, bring your lawn chair (folding chairs also provided). If you are able to help out (in the kitchen, set-up, take down, etc.), please call Doug Felton @ 262-370-2456 or contact Pastor Kolander. All just come and enjoy! The more the merrier - Bring a friend, neighbor, family member!
Save the Date(s) Monday, Sept. 10th 6:00pm MF. Women In Christ will be hosting a Salad Supper to start off a season of "Remarkable Women of the Bible". June 14-15, 2013 Rummage Sale!
MARKET DAY: The September Market Day order forms are on the table outside both church offices. What a delicious and easy way to help earn money for Bethlehem. All money raised will be used to purchase non-budget items needed at both of our campuses. In the past we have put the money towards the playground equipment in GT and helped fund the computer lab in Meno. Falls & purchase student desks at both campuses. Orders can be placed online at www.marketday.com or return your order to the school office by Wed., Sept. 12 and you can pick up your order on Sat. Sept. 15 from 9:00-10:00am in our Meno. Falls Gym. Thank you!
Volunteer training day at Tomorrow's Choice Resource Center at 912 N. Barstow St., Waukesha, on Saturday 9/15 from 1-3PM. This is a basic overview of volunteer duties and functions, for former and current volunteers. Email Tomorrows Choice at email@example.com or call 262-513-9590, for more information. 15th Annual Life Banquet, on September 30th, at Country Springs Hotel. Change of speaker, Rep. Joel Kleefisch will be the keynote speaker. More information on the bulletin boards.
BETHLEHEM CHURCH - Wish List: There is always a need for items that are not included in the annual Financial Ministry Plan. A “Wish List” of these items has been posted on the bulletin boards at each location. If you wish to contribute all or towards an item, you can use the blue & white Contribution/Gift envelopes found on the tables outside the church offices and designate which item it is for, on the line marked other (make sure to put your envelope number at the top) or contact one of the Pastors or Jim Casper @ 262-255-4180, firstname.lastname@example.org .
LINDEN GROVE VOLUNTEERS: Anyone willing to be a part of this Volunteer ministry, call Mary Abel @ 253-4160. Our next date is this Tuesday, September 11th with services at 1:15 PM.
ATTENTION MEMBERS: Sunday School will be resuming on Sept. 30th. 9:15 AM in Menomonee Falls and 10:20 AM in Germantown – see you there!!
Bethlehem Lutheran School Events
9/19: Picture Day MF & Pre4 GTown
Soccer & B VBall @ Crown of Life
9/20: Picture Day GTown & Pre3
KmlHS & SYNOD NEWS
The KML Charity Golf Outing and Dinner is coming up on Monday, September 17 at West Bend Country Club. Register this week for this outstanding event. Golfers enjoy the opportunity to play one of the area’s premiere courses and compete for great prizes. Non-golfers can attend the evening banquet which includes a fantastic meal as well as the silent and live auctions. Everyone who attends will have a great time as they support KML’s ministry. To learn more, go to www.foundation.kmlhs.org or call 262-677-4051 and ask for Jody or Paul.
Those interested in joining a Sunday night adult volleyball league at KMLHS please contact Craig Weiss at email@example.com or 414-640-3346. Team registration and entry fees are due by September 5th. Games run from mid-September through February.