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September 10, 2014

Confirmation Class is up and running

We have officially started up our confirmation class, with one energetic class of 7th graders, and one class of nine older, returning students. We started with a delicious and eclectic meal for families, students, and mentors, then with just students we grappled with the question, “Can it be proven that God exists?” The conversation was lively! […]

September 2, 2014

Altar Guild: An Opportunity to Serve

Have you ever wondered why the church is decorated the way it is, or how Communion is set up and why? Do your children or grandchildren know this? This is a wonderful opportunity to give kids and adults alike a hands-on way of understanding some of the most important things we as the Church do together: worshiping […]

August 22, 2014

Called to Teach? We want you!

Are you called to teach? Love sharing with others? Want to make the bible come alive for our children? We need teachers for Sunday School in 2015; you can help. Sign up now for a 3 week block; our youth will thank you! Yes, I want to teach!   If you need any help with […]

August 22, 2014

Join us for the Installation of The Reverend John S. Macholz

The Reverend John S. Macholz will be installed as our new Bishop on Saturday, September 6 at 2:00 pm. The installation will take place St. Paul’s Episcopal in Rochester. How do I get there? Please carpool, since parking is limited. We will leave from the St. Martin Webster Parking Lot at 1:00PM on Saturday. Why […]

August 22, 2014

It’s Harvest Time!

Each Tuesday evening there is a Food Distribution held at the Cupboard, where those in need are able to obtain fresh produce. Our little garden is helping our community in a very important way. We will be picking and donating wax beans for several more weeks. Thanks be to God!

August 22, 2014

Pulled Pork BBQ Update

Our second annual Pork BBQ was another wonderful success. Thank you to all the setter-uppers, servers, parking lot traffic controllers, cookie bakers, pork pullers, salt potato boilers, and others. A big thank you to Dan Mohrman and family for once again getting this great event going (and for prepping and smoking all that pork). Proceeds […]

August 22, 2014

Coffee Hour Volunteers Needed

In order to provide a great opportunity to meet and greet members and visitors after worship, someone has to make coffee and provide “goodies” to sustain us during this bonding period. To do this every week, we need volunteers to provide this service. Please sign up. If you are unable to make the coffee, etc., […]

July 9, 2014

Prayer Makes Community

Prayer Makes Community I heard a story recently about a woman who wanted to share Christ at the local farmer’s market. She rented a stand, and made a big, impressive sign inviting people to talk to her about God. No one came. Discouraged, she talked to a friend, who said, “Why don’t you invite people […]

June 8, 2014

Vocation in a deli

Originally posted by Pastor Johanna Rehbaum This past Sunday I gathered with members from 175 Lutheran congregation in Upstate NY, for our annual Synod Assembly. (More on that in a later post!) This event has been held in downtown Rochester the last few years, so it has been fun to be a sort of host […]

June 6, 2014

Joint St. Martin / Bethlehem Blog

We are starting a St. Martin/Bethlehem blog on which will be posted sermons and other reflections. But first, we need a name. What is a Bible story or image that you think describes our church and faith, that also encompasses our relationship with Bethlehem? All ideas welcome!

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