Weekly Calendar & Events

Sunday Mornings... 
Worship Services 
8, 9 & 10:30 am
Learning Circles (Pre - 6th)
9:00 am
Revolution (7th - 12th)
10:30 am

What's Happening

Week at a glance


Dates to put on your calendar


Pajama Project: If you can spare time to come join us in the Family Center, we'd love to see you! Come for a little while or spend the whole day. Any time you can share with us is truly appreciated. We will serve lunch for volunteers during the noon hour. If you'd like to help in another way, we are always looking for someone to provide lunch for our hard working volunteers by bringing in food or donating money which we'll use to pick up something local. No matter the size, all donations are a great benefit. If you like to sew, or know someone who does, we have kits available to take home and construct.

A reminder of future Work Days scheduled on Saturdays from 9:00 to 2:00: May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 29

Centering Prayer: Bethlehem Lutheran will be beginning a centering prayer group every Monday from 4:30-6:00 starting May 16th.  This is a Christ-centered contemplative practice of meditation whose focus is to welcome God’s loving presence and healing action to the center of our being.  It is a receptive prayer, not an active prayer, but one where we simply consent to rest in his presence.  It is not intended to replace a prayer practice but to enrich and deepen your relationship with Christ.  You can check out Contemplative Outreach North San Diego at www.consd.org.  Contact me if you have any questions: Virginia Erickson  virginiaerickson0@gmail.com  

The San Dieguito Interfaith Ministerial Association (SDIMA) invites you to their monthly meetings to explore and learn about other religious beliefs and to openly discuss their doctrines and teachings.  Our membership includes individuals drawn from all major faith traditions, who not only benefit from personal spiritual growth through interfaith engagement but are also part of a movement promoting understanding and the importance of spiritual life in our community.  Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at Seaside Center for Spiritual Living 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00.  A lunch is provided.  If you would like further information, please contact Dianne Nichols, the representative for Bethlehem Lutheran Church at diannenichols86@gmail.com. 




Bethlehem Serves Sunday, August 19.


Workshop on the Draft Statement on Women and Justice - August 30th at 6:30PM. For more information contact Karin Kloehn at blcadvocacy@gmail.com 




Family Fun Night / VBS Reunion - Friday, September 14 at 6PM. 


Acolyte Training - Sunday, September 23 after the 10:30AM worship service. All children 2nd through 6th grade who wish to acolyte are invited to attend.




New Life Band Sunday, October 28 - August 4.




Pacifica Women of the ELCA November 2 - 3


May 2019


Pacifica Synod Assembly May 10 - May 11



 News & Events

Pastor Laura's Annual Report:
Click here to view and print Pastor Laura's letter to the Congregation.

Congregation Council Annual Report:
Click here to view and print your Council's letter to the Congregation.

Tai Chi Practice Those new to Tai Chi or experienced are welcome to join us Thursday evenings at 6:20pm in the multi-use room. There is no charge but donations are accepted for Central City Lutheran Mission. Contact Chacha Appel for more information appel13@cox.net

Stephen Ministry On the first Sunday of each month, Stephen Ministers will be available during communion to pray with you for your individual needs.  You may share your prayer concern with a Stephen Minister or bring a written request for special prayer.

Yoga at Bethlehem Join us Tuesday evenings for a great class. 7-8:15 pm in the Sanctuary. Donation for 8 weeks is $80 or $12 drop in.

Bethlehem Community Library open Tuesday and Thursday  Our community library will be open on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30PM until 5PM.

Scraps and Prayers.  Please join us each Wednesday morning at 8:30 am in the Multi-Use Building. The Bethlehem Women of the ELCA need your help cutting, sewing and tying quilts. Please come visit on a Wednesday morning. If you know someone deserving or in need of a "prayer" quilt, please leave a note in the office or talk with one of the members of the Scraps and Prayers group.

You can always check the Giving Tree here for the latest monthly service opportunity


The Bethlehem Cares Fund is here to assist our parishioners with financial needs during these times of uncertainty. Contact Rose, rosemoldy@cox.net, or Pastor Laura

Pajama Project: To all our wonderful Pajama Project supporters click here to be taken to the Pajama Project page.

Donations Needed: The Encinitas Community Resource Center has a continuing need for donations of food, volunteers, and other items. Click here to view the list of needed donations.

Food Needed: St. Andrew’s Food Pantry is experiencing an increase in the number of local families and seniors needing weekly food. Please donate canned and packaged food items (especially peanut butter, beans, tuna, fruits and vegetables) under the giving tree. Thank you for your support.”

Bethlehem Meals With Love makes and delivers meals to those needing care or comfort.  If you know of someone who could use this call the church or contact Rose Moldenhauer.

Items needed year round:  Jeans – in any condition, wearable or not, and wine corks.  They will be used for a variety of projects for BWELCA and Learning Circles.  Leave under the Giving Tree.