STUDENT LIFE

At Bethlehem we recognize that there's more to school than just the core classes. Our chapels equip our students to live out their faith and make a difference for Christ. Our specials classes like art, music, and technology challenge our students to think in new ways and try new things. Learning also happens outside of the classroom in after-school clubs and athletics. Check out the many ways Bethlehem works to train up students that believe, learn, grow, and lead!

 

PROGRAMS & CLUBS

Special Programs

We have many special programs in place to meet the individual needs of our students, including:

  • Guardian Prayer Angels

  • Project 919

  • ANGEL Program

  • Chapel Buddies

  • K-8 Art, P.E., and Technology Programs

Many of our programs are offered during and after school to provide support for the spiritual, educational, emotional, and social growth of the students both inside and outside of the classroom walls.

Music Program

Bethlehem's music program is premier in the Great Lakes Bay area. Our highly qualified music and band directors provide stellar vocal and instrumental instruction.

 

Our students participate in choir and band, and have the option of participating in other lessons outside of normal classroom hours such as hand bells and strings.

After-School Clubs​​

After school clubs are based on the interest of the students. Grades 3-8 are welcome to join! Below are a list of the clubs students participated in the past.

  • S.T.E.M. Club

  • Coding Club

  • Tech Club

  • Drama Club

  • Ag in the Classroom

  • Writing Club

  • Cooking Club

 

Chapel

In a world as broken as ours, we need words of hope; as Christians, our hope is anchored securely in Christ who came, died, rose again, and will return to make all things new. During this season of anxiety and heartache, God's promises remain - and His new creation has already begun in our lives. In Rev. 21:5 Jesus tells us "Behold, I am making all things new!" That's a promise that we can cling to. We place our hope in Christ, the one who makes all things new.

Take a listen to our theme song!

Connect 2 Chapel

Would you like to be more connected with chapel? Do you want to dig deeper? We've taken the time to write up simple, thoughtful devotionals that will help you  talk with your child about chapel and help both of you grow in your faith. CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Upcoming Chapels

DUE TO COVID, we cannot presently allow outside visitors for our chapel services.

We invite all our school and church families to join us for weekly chapel services in our church sanctuary. We have two different formats for our chapels.

1. Combined Chapels: In combined chapels, all our students Pre-K-8th Grade meet together. Combined chapels start at 8:05 am and end around 9:00 am*

2. Split Chapels: We also regularly split our students into age-appropriate chapels. Pre-K-4th Grade chapel goes from 8:05 am to around 8:35 am with the 5th-8th Grade chapel immediately following.

Combined Chapels are indicated with a (C), split with an (S)

*Combined chapels during the church seasons of Advent and Lent take place at 1 pm instead of our usual 8:05 am.

** Our Christmas chapel will be in the morning on the last day before Christmas break.

What Does This Mean?

What is the Lord's Prayer? What is "The Common Doxology (Old 100th)" and why does it have such a funny name? What does all this mean?

These are important questions! Whether you grew up in a Christian family or are just now learning about faith in Jesus, some of the practices of the Church can seem strange. Here's an explanation of the two practices mentioned above.

The Lord's Prayer - No one knows how to pray when he or she first becomes a Christian. Prayer, put simply, is a conversation with God. But as sinful people, we don't even know where to start the conversation or what kind of conversation God wants to have with us. When Jesus' followers asked him how to pray, He gave them the Lord's Prayer.

 

When we pray the Lord's Prayer, we know we're praying the way God wants us to pray. The Lord's Prayer is not to be mindlessly mouthed, but prayed purposefully. Think about it; Jesus himself gave us these words and promises that, if prayed sincerely, they will connect us thru relationship with the heart and will of God!

The Common Doxology (Old 100th) - "The Common Doxology" is a song that has been sung in the Christian church for hundreds of years! The word "Doxology" simply means saying good words about God. It is common in the sense that it's singing is widespread and the "Old 100th" refers to the tune used to sing the song. The tune itself is was written almost 500 years ago!

Do you have more questions about our church or chapel practices? Please contact Alex Holcomb or Pastor Michael Korte to learn more about the why behind what we do in worship!

 

ATHLETICS

At Bethlehem we encourage participation in athletics. Our athletic program exists first and foremost to glorify God. Romans 11:36 states, “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.” We realize that our students learn much through sport. Students learn teamwork, are challenged to develop new skills, and learn how to compete in a God-honoring way. They also learn the importance of hard work and perseverance. Together, these experiences shape our students as individuals, teammates and Christians.

 

Bethlehem has a variety of sports options available to our 4th-8th grade students.

Contact our Athletic Director, Lisa Duclos for more information.

2020-21 Athletic Schedules

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Bethlehem Lutheran Church & School

Saginaw, MI 48602

989.755.1144

churchoffice@bethlehemsaginaw.org

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