Bethlehem 150th Anniversary Celebration News
As part of the Bethlehem 150th Anniversary Celebration, the planning committee has invited former pastors to join us to preach and celebrate this milestone in our history. If you would like to listen to their sermons, go to the media page and find the date. We are pleased to report that the following pastors have accepted our invitation for the following dates:
January 29 Pr. Russell Rudolf
February 19 Pr. James Parks
March 5 Pr. Al Girtz
March 19 Pr. Leland Johnson
April 2 Pr. Don Roberts
April 30 Pr. Don Walker
June 11 Pr. Hans Jorgensen
July 16 Pr. Norman Olsen
August 20 Pr. Mary Iverson
Oct 15 Pr. Duane Salness
Nov 12 Pr. Steve Ohrtman
Nov 19 Pr. Paul Meierding
We are also pleased to announce that Southeastern MN Synod Bishop Steven Delzer will join us on May 21 to lead us in worship and participate in our congregational celebration dinner. Put this on your calendars. More details will be announced in 2017.
During Bethlehem’s 150th anniversary year of 2017; we are reminded to:
v Remember our church’s rich heritage that brought us to where we are today;
v Rejoice in God’s gifts to us as a congregation;
v Renew our purpose as fellow believers in Jesus Christ.
Celebrate Bethlehem in 2017
* The quilting group will design and produce
a special anniversary quilt to be displayed.
* An anniversary theme and graphic designs are being fine-tuned. These will be used for banners, bulletins, hymnal wraps, special publications, mementos, etc.
* An updated history of Bethlehem will be published to bring us all from the past to the present. You can pick up a copy in the church office for a free will offering.
* A special anniversary Sunday service and dinner will be held on May 21st for the congregation.