Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Bethlehem Serves Sign Up - Sept. 19, 2021

Thank you for your willingness to participate in the 2021 Bethlehem Serves Sunday! Due to COVID restrictions, everyone will need to follow the following protocol for safety.

  • All participants will wear masks while participating in the projects both inside and out.
  • Those signing up for the CRC project should know that this project is indoors and will require being fully vaccinated and wearing a mask. 
  • If possible, please sign your family/ pod up as a unit to help decrease viral spread.
  • Due to COVID restrictions, we will not be serving lunch this year.  However, be sure to pick up your bag of gratitude prior to leaving the campus area.
  • Please carpool to projects with family/pod members if possible.
  • We are so glad we could provide a modified version of Bethlehem Serves this year and encourage all to attend!  However, we hold the right to cancel or change groups if needed due to additional COVID restrictions.   Any changes will be transmitted via an e-blast or personally as we get closer to the event. 




  • Car Wash - Leader: Pastor Sam Wash cars/vans for the donations for St. Andrews Food Pantry. (Wear your swimming suit and wash cars with Pastor Sam!)
  • School Bags for Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and Ocean Knoll School - Leader: Jana Hegg Put school supplies into bags that will be delivered to the Lutheran World Federation and Ocrean Knoll School.
  • T.A.C.O. - Leader: Suzie Westmoreland Create travel size hygiene bags for Third Avenue Charitable Organization in San Diego.
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry - Leader: Molly Hall Knit/crochet prayer shawls, hats to give to congregational members and others  for comfort.



  • First Responders Care Baskets - Leader: Mary Teague-Vilardi  Create baskets of goodies for the local Fire Station, Sheriff’s substation and Moonlight Beach lifeguards.  Create thank you cards for all. Leader: Mary Teague-Vilardi
  • Plants for the Neighbors - Leader: Cynthia Heigold  Put together flower pots and deliver to  neighbors around Bethlehem. Create notes to go along with the plants.



  • Ocean Knoll School Children's Farm - Leader: Karen Saake

Heavy-duty jobs: Dig a 2'x2' trench along the fenceline for students to plant a hedgerow in this fall (heavy-duty); turn the compost

Lighter duty: Pull weeds in raised beds and in the pathways; plant transplants in planter beds,

Special project: Build wire critter protectors for seedlings and transplants; install critter protectors over vulnerable seedlings and transplants with garden staples; empty garden sheds, sweep, reorganize.

  • Ocean Knoll School Gardens - Leader: Karen Saake

School Garden: Organize storage area; pull weeds; move mulch

Herb & Kindergarten Garden: Trim back both gardens; weed both Gardens

  • Community Resource Center - Leader: Dick DuBois Redoing baseboards, restocking food shelves. (Indoors: masks and vaccinations required)
  • Beach/Park Clean-up - Swami’s - Leader: Beth Nelson Clean up at Swamis Park .
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Service Project

Car Wash - Pastor Sam (10)

All slots filled
Karen Olson (3)
Karen Eric and Kathleen
Marti Willey (4)
Casey Chin
Keegan Cheleden

School Bags for LWR/Ocean Knoll - Jana Hegg (12)

All slots filled
Kim Hogelucht
Cindie McMahon (2)
Cindie and Shannon McMahon
Naida Malchiodi (2)
Naida and Phil
Trisha Petraglia (2)
Can sophia take a leadership role in this?
Olivia Hogelucht
Joan Ades
Carol DeJardine
Cal Frantz

T.A.C.O. - Suzie Westmoreland (5)

All slots filled
Elke Randau
Judi Westlake (2)
Wes and Judi Westlake
Louise Julig
Sue Kristiansen

Prayer Shawl Ministry - Molly Hall (10)

2 of 10 slots filled
Molly Hall
Lynne Miller

First Responders Care Baskets - Mary Teague-Vilardi (10)

6 of 10 slots filled
Audra Yanda
Stephen McMahon
Julie Derouin
Lisa Adlam
Caitlin Westmoreland (2)

Plants for Neighbors - Cynthia Heigold (16)

5 of 16 slots filled
Rose Moldenhauer
Cynthia Heigold (2)
Lisa Porcelli (2)

Ocean Knoll School Children's Farm - Karen Saake (15)

10 of 15 slots filled
Skye Svenningsen
Tom Wolf
Sue Dwyer-Voss (2)
Ron Hegg
Jane Kretzmann
Belinda Simonini (2)
Amanda Martin (2)

Ocean Knoll School Gardens - Karen Saake (10)

4 of 10 slots filled
Lori Wolf
Jon Appel (2)

Community Resource Center - Dick DuBois (10)

All slots filled
Richard DuBois (2)
Mark Reynolds
Chris LaClair (3)
Jim Julig
Loie Michael (2)
Tim Martin

Beach Park Clean-up / Swami's - Beth Nelson (15)

12 of 15 slots filled
Bill Dabbs (2)
Katy Martin (5)
Cory, Katy, Grace, Amelia, and Peter
Heather Cole
Natalie Anderson
Katie Anderson
Patricia Sinay (3)
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