Fellowship at Bethlehem


All women who have affirmed their baptism and are associated with Bethlehem Lutheran Church are considered members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church Women (BLCW). All confirmed women members are included in Womenof the ELCA (WELCA). The BLCW Board is made up of officers, circle chairpersons and committee leaders. THeir monthly meetings are on the first Monday of the month and are open to all.

The Board Officers for 2015:

President: Brooke Youngdahl
Vice President: Open
Secretary: Gwen Lenz
Treasurer: Phyllis Parker
Growth: Gloria Lampel
Action: Milly Gestel
Community: Eleanor Waha
ELCA Liason: Sally Arntsen
Publicity: Bonnie Muus
Church Council: Laurie Spry
Altar Guild: Laurie Spry
Baptismal Quilts: Jody Daugherty
Chrismons: Bev Johnson
Funeral Hospitality: Eleanor Waha
Kitchen Equipment: Jeanne Sandbo
Sunshine Co-Ord.: Eleanor Waha
Quilting: Jody Daugherty


The BLCW is made up of Circles, (active and associate members) which meet monthly for bible study, fellowship, and planning activities for spiritual growth and service.

Deborah Circle

Co Chairs: Joanne Smith and Laurie Spry

Esther Circle

Chairperson: Rotation (monthly hostess)
Meets second Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm

Rebecca Circle

Chairperson: Joan Bieber
Meets second Wednesday of the month at 1:15 pm at the Care Center

Ruth Circle

Chairperson: Gwen Lenz
Meets second Thursday of the month at Noon



See information here: www.welca.org

Bible Studies

Men's Bible Study

Thursday mornings at 8:00 a.m.
All men interested in coming together to study the Bible are welcome. Various topics and verses are discussed and we're there to learn. You don't need to be a bible scholar and there are no tests. Usually some humor is shared to start the day followed by prayer concerns and there is always hot coffee and treats to munch on while the study is in progress. Join us!


Homestead Bible Study

Homestead Bible Study group meets regularly with Pastor Mark on Mondays, September through June at 2:00 p.m. We gather in the warm and welcoming sunroom, just off the large fellowship facility there. Remember, this Bible study is open to everyone, not just to people living at Homestead. We study the Bible passages appointed each week in our Common Lectionary for Sunday worship. This gives us time to think together about the themes for worship and daily life we find in these passages. This also means we will be looking at the same Bible passages used in many churches. And finally this is a Bible study where you never need to work ahead; it is fresh every time.


Care Center Bible Study

Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.
We meet each Tuesday to read the lessons for the next Sunday.  We discuss what these lessons mean in our lives. Join your friends at the Care Center for an opportunity to gather around God’s Word. On the second Tuesday each month we hold a special service of Holy Communion in place of the Bible study.