Sunday School 2017/18
- We recognize that not everyone attends every Sunday, so we are asking for an estimated/intended number of Sundays you think your child will attend Sunday School.
- It's fun and rewarding and really not that hard.
- We'll be using the Spark Lectionary and have access to the online materials. This means everyone can access the curriculum to find the tools they need to lead a class.
- Please consider making one or more one‐month commitments to lead a Sunday School class this year.
Adult Forums 2017/18
This is a tentative schedule of forums to be held between services. Please share your thoughts and/or suggestions to improve this schedule.
|Date||Liturgical Day||Adult Forum||Topic|
|September 10, 2017||14th Sunday after Pentecost||Explore Spiritual Gifts||Introduction / Overiew|
|September 17, 2017||15th Sunday after Pentecost||Faith in the Broader Community||ELCA Persepctives: Suicide|
|September 24, 2017||16th Sunday after Pentecost||Lutheran Teachings||What does it mean to be an ELCA congregation?|
|October 1, 2017||17th Sunday after Pentecost||Study Scripture||Gospel of Mark: Overview|
|October 8, 2017||18th Sunday after Pentecost||Explore Spiritual Gifts||Inventory|
|October 15, 2017||19th Sunday after Pentecost||Faith in the Broader Community||Ward 3 Panel Discussion|
|October 22, 2017||20th Sunday after Pentecost||Lutheran Teachings||Luther's Small Catechism: The Ten Commandments|
|October 29, 2017||Reformation Sunday||Fellowship Event|
|November 5, 2017||All Saints Sunday||Study Scripture||Gospel of Mark: Beginnings|
|November 12, 2017||23rd Sunday after Pentecost||Explore Spiritual Gifts||Discussion and encouragement|
|November 19, 2017||24th Sunday after Pentecost||Faith in the Broader Community||Montana Interfaith Network|
|November 26, 2017||Christ the King Sunday||Lutheran Teachings||Luther's Small Catechism: The Apostles Creed|
|December 3, 2017||1st Sunday in Advent||Study Scripture||Gospel of Mark: Jesus's Ministry Among Jews & Gentiles|
|December 10, 2017||2nd Sunday in Advent||Explore Spiritual Gifts||Applications|
|December 17, 2017||3rd Sunday in Advent||Children's Program between services|
|December 24, 2017||Christmas Eve||no forum; evening worship|
|December 31, 2017||1st Sunday in Christmas||Fellowship Event|
|January 7, 2018||1st Sunday after Epiphany||Study Scripture||Gospel of Mark: Jesus Gives Insight into the Suffering, Death, and Resurrection of the Son of Man|
|January 14, 2018||2nd Sunday after Epiphany||Explore Spiritual Gifts||Applications|
|January 21, 2018||3rd Sunday after Epiphany||Faith in the Broader Community||CASA of Yellowstone Valley, Ben Mckee|
|January 28, 2018||4th Sunday after Epiphany||Lutheran Teachings||Luther's Small Catechism: The Lord's Prayer|
|February 4, 2018||5th Sunday after Epiphany||Study Scripture||Gospel of Mark: Jesus Reveals the Temple as the True and Living Presence of God|
|February 11, 2018||The Transfiguration of Our Lord||Explore Spiritual Gifts||Applications|
|February 18, 2018||1st Sunday in Lent||Faith in the Broader Community||ELCA Persepctives: Addiction|
|February 25, 2018||2nd Sunday in Lent||Lutheran Teachings||Luther's Small Catechism: Baptism|
|March 4, 2018||3rd Sunday in Lent||Study Scripture||Gospel of Mark: A New Beginning|
|March 11, 2018||4th Sunday in Lent||Explore Spiritual Gifts||Applications|
|March 18, 2018||5th Sunday in Lent||Faith in the Broader Community||Islam (Moved to September 28th)|
|March 25, 2018||Palm Sunday||Lutheran Teachings||Luther's Small Catechism: The Office of the Keys and Confession|
|April 1, 2018||Easter||Fellowship Event (Study Scripture: Gospel of Mark: Retrospect removed)|
|April 8, 2018||2nd Sunday of Easter||Explore Spiritual Gifts||Applications|
|April 15, 2018||3rd Sunday of Easter||Faith in the Broader Community||ELCA Persepctives: Violence|
|April 22, 2018||4th Sunday of Easter||Lutheran Teachings||Luther's Small Catechism: The Lord's Supper|
|April 29, 2018||5th Sunday of Easter||Fellowship Event|
|May 6, 2018||6th Sunday of Easter||Study Scripture||Gospel of Luke: Preview|
|May 13, 2018||7th Sunday of Easter||Explore Spiritual Gifts||Applications|
|May 20, 2018||Pentecost||Faith in the Broader Community||What does it mean to share your faith?|
2016 Annual Report
The youth Sunday School continues to take shape. Last fall our interim Pastor guided us in choosing an appropriate curriculum for all ages. Currently our ages are between 5yrs and 12 yrs. The curriculum follows the church year so it seems to be more relevant for the youth.
We would like to invite any member of the congregation to help with Sunday School as it is important for our youth to believe and understand the feeling of being included in the whole church.it is important.
Pastor Hay and the education committee have hosted two separate times to discuss with people the Christian education program. All members were invited to attend. The dates for the meetings were Wednesday Jan 18th at 7pm. Saturday Jan 21st at 1pm.
Grades 5-8 will be attending the Weekend Winter Gathering at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. The youth served coffee hour on January 8th for free will offering to defray cost of the convention.
This retreat is overnight both nights. Those that remember Luther League, compare it to their one giant Lock-in!
Bethlehem Church Council