Bethlehem Lutheran Church

The gem that I would like to begin with for this article is found in Philippians 2:3-4: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” Each of you should                                                                look not only to...
Kristen Kuempel once wrote a devotional where she began like this: “So here I sit, feeling a great deal of responsibility to you, dear reader, to provide some sort of clarity around the concept of loving yourself. The mug sitting beside me has held hot coffee that turned into cold coffee, and hot...
Traditions: those steadfast ways of doing things that you can always count on. Yet traditions evolve and build on one another throughout the years. Take, for example, Groundhog Day, which was this past Sunday, Feb. 2. Believe it or not, this rather silly ritual of using a groundhog in Pennsylvania...
More liturgical flavors of Christianity follow a church calendar that moves through seasons. The church year begins with Advent, which we are in the midst of now. Advent is a complex season. It is a season of increasing light in the midst of darkness. Advent looks toward the end of all time while...
Calvin Erickson (left) and Gavin Wysong play toss the ball in the bucket Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church youth group kick-off.
The Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Hills hosted a grades 9-12 youth group barbecue Sunday, Aug. 25, to kick off the school year youth group weekly meetings. The first group meeting was Sunday, Sept. 8. “We had a great group of kids for our kick-off barbecue,” said organizer Brenda Plimpton, who...
There was a heartwarming story that a woman in Georgia posted on her Twitter account the other week which got picked up by several news outlets. It was a series of photos and comments depicting the last day of work for mail carrier Floyd Martin, who had been delivering mail on the same route for...
Maggie Rose Berndt-Dreyer will be ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in Christ’s one, holy, catholic and apostolic church at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 26, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. The Rev. Jon Anderson, bishop of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church...
When it comes to the days leading up to Christmas Eve, I’m pretty much of a “Bah Humbug” kind of guy. I find it difficult to get into the spirit of Christmas when stores start advertising Christmas items weeks before Thanksgiving and radio stations begin to play Christmas music almost as soon.  The...
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