Meditation and Announcements
Many voices ask for our attention. There is a voice that says, "Prove that you are a good person."
Another voice says, "You'd better be ashamed of yourself."
There also is a voice that says, "Nobody really cares about you," and one that says, "Be sure to become successful, popular and powerful."
But underneath all these often very noisy voices is a still, small voice that says, "You are my Beloved; my favor rests on you."
That's the voice we need most of all to hear. To hear that voice, however, requires special effort; it requires solitude, silence, and a strong determination to listen.
That's what prayer is. It is listening to the voice that calls us "my Beloved."
--Henri J.M. Nouwen, Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith (Harper Collins, 1997), 13.
Bethlehem will offer three in person services Easter Sunday. There will be a Sunrise service @ 7:00 AM. There will also be services offered @ 9:00 and 11:00. Due to recommendations of the CDC and Wood County seating is limited to 100 individuals per service. Please register on Sign Up Genius or contact the church office if you plan to attend a service. The 9:00 AM service will also be digitally broadcast over the web.
Please click on the link to sign up.
Bethlehem's 2021 OPERATION OREOS collection for our men and women currently in the military is accepting items now thru March. Oreos and other items can be put in the tubs in the Mission Action room, dropped off at our house at 426 Hickory Street or the church office. NO LIQUIDS PERMITTED. Monetary donations are accepted as well. I have 19 updated addresses but if you know of someone you would like a package sent to please notify me of the address. The Pemberville Auxillary, SAL, Pemberville Legion and Bethlehem Lutheran Church Woman are supporting this project as well. I would like to mail out the packages by Easter. Thank you for and your donation and keep our military in your prayers.