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Worship Services: 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:15–10:05 a.m.

"Gathered around the Word and Sacrament, we live the Good News of Christ's love throughout our Community and the World."

 

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Welcome to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our service for Christ. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. BLC has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and to the community. We hope you will join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ. We are truly "Blessed to be a blessing."

 

Upcoming Worship & Connection Opportunities

Bethlehem Lutheran Church is currently worshipping, learning, and fellowshipping online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to seek ways to make safe and meaningful connections. Many of our small groups are meeting online, outside in-person, and even doing some service work. For worship information see our Worship Online Page. For other COVID19 updates see COVID-19 News and Plans for more details.

 

Online Worship Information schedule

Virtual Sunday Worship Service: Sunday mornings, 8:00 a.m.

Morning eDevotions:  Monday and Friday mornings

Advent eDevotions: Wednesday evenings, 7:00 p.m.

Note: all the online services are recorded and accessed through YouTube so they can be viewed at the appointed time or later, according to your schedule. More details of these events and additional information can be found on the Worship Online webpage.

 


Lectionary Resources

 

January 31 – Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

In Deuteronomy God promises to raise up a prophet like Moses, who will speak for God; in Psalm 111 God shows the people the power of God’s works. For the church these are ways of pointing to the unique authority people sensed in Jesus’ actions and words. We encounter that authority in God’s word, around which we gather, the word that prevails over any lesser spirit that would claim power over us, freeing us to follow Jesus. (Edited from Sundays and Seasons)

  • Mark 1:21-28
  • Holy Communion
February 7 - Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

All In Isaiah the one God who sits above the earth and numbers the stars also strengthens the powerless. So in Jesus’ healing work we see the hand of the creator God, lifting up the sick woman to health and service (diakonia). Like Simon’s mother-in-law, we are lifted up and healed to serve. Following Jesus, we strengthen the powerless; like Jesus, we seek to renew our own strength in quiet times of prayer.  (Edited from Sundays and Seasons)

  • Mark 9: 2-9
  • Holy Communion
February 14 - Transfiguration Sunday

The Sundays after Epiphany began with Jesus’ baptism and end with three disciples’ vision of his transfiguration. In Mark’s story of Jesus’ baptism, apparently only Jesus sees the Spirit descending and hears the words from heaven. But now Jesus’ three closest friends hear the same words naming him God’s Beloved. (Edited from Sundays and Seasons)

  • Mark 1: 9-15
  • Holy Communion 
February 21 - First Sunday in Lent

On Ash Wednesday the church began its journey toward baptismal immersion in the death and resurrection of Christ. This year, the Sundays in Lent lead us to focus on five covenants God makes in the Hebrew Scriptures and to use them as lenses through which to view baptism. (Edited from Sundays and Seasons)

  • Mark 8: 31-38
  • Holy Communion

 

 

Lent

 

Wednesday, February 17 – Ash Wednesday

To mark the beginning of Lent, Bethlehem and Light of Christ will share a special devotion on YouTube and Facebook on Wednesday morning. In addition, pastors and volunteers will offer socially-distanced ashes and prayers at the front door during the following times:

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.

  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m.

You are welcome to come anytime during those hours, park your car, get out of your car and actually talk to a person in-person (masks are required).

 

Midweek services with Bethlehem and Light of Christ will be shared online Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. during the Lenten season. Links for all services can be found on the Worship tab at bethlehem-lutheran.net. In addition, Father Teri and Pastor Katie are working on an outdoor, sign-up only, option for Wednesday Lenten Services. Please watch the Weekly Email for details and sign-up links.



Ministry Events

All in-person events have been postponed until further notice. We hope you all remain home and stay healthy. Some ministry events are continuing via video conferencing; see the list in the sidebar for more information. Check back frequently for updates!

 

Meet Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Come to the About Us section to meet the staff and clergy and find out what we're all about!

Click on Visitors and Join Us for more guest information!

 

Checkout Bethlehem Activities in Photos

Be sure to checkout the photographs and slides of our wonderful community (look under Photos in the menu bar at the top of the page) and get a glimpse of some of the many activities that take place at Bethlehem.

Take a look at the "New Pictures" category, to the right, at the bottom of the sidebar. We will add the published date and name of the picture gallery or slideshow for your convenience.

If you have pictures of church activities to share, contact Todd to make arrangements.

 

 


 
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