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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

  

December 6 – Advent 2 - Those Who Dream: Prepare the Way
John the Baptist calls the crowds into the journey of repentance and transformation. Similarly, we are called to prepare the way for God’s message of love and liberation to be shouted, heard, and received. Those who dream make way of righteousness and peace to kiss, for faithfulness to spring up from the ground (Ps. 85:10-11). (Sanctified Art, sanctifiedart.org)
  • Mark 1:1-8
  • Holy Communion
December 13 – Advent 3 - Those Who Dream: Sow Joy
Ultimately, dream sow joy, even if that joy doesn’t immediately spring forth. Sowing seeds into the soil always feels risky and feeble--how can something so small become something so beautiful, so big,and so nourishing? Like Mary, we are called to tend and nurture the dreams God has woven into us. (Sanctified Art, sanctifiedart.org)
  • John 1:6-8, 19-28
  • Holy Communion
December 20 – Advent 4 - Those Who Dream: Are Not Alone
This week, we recognize what preceded Mary’s song of praise: news that was disorienting and bewildering, possibly threatening her life. Together, Mary and Elizabeth find courage and comfort in spite of their unusual circumstances. We, too, are called to carry, support, and encourage one another’s dreams. (Sanctified Art, sanctifiedart.org)
  • Luke 1:26-38
  • Holy Communion
December 27 – 1st Sunday in Christmas

Boulder-Broomfield Conference Lessons and Carols (no additional information as this is being planned by a group of pastors/congregations)

  • Luke 2:22-40
  • Holy Communion

 

Christmas Week Worship Opportunities

 
Dec 23 (Wednesday) - Longest Night - Online, 7 pm (and after)

There’s an Advent tradition within Western Christianity of inviting people to come together for the Longest Night, a night around the time of the winter solstice, when there are more hours of darkness than light. It’s a time to come together for prayers and laments, to mourn the losses and griefs of the year, to let the tears flow for the hurting places in our own lives as well as for our country and our world. KNown also as ‘Blue Christmas,’ a Longest Night Gathering is a safe and sacred space to share anguish, to lead with God to remember us, to pray for justice and restoration, even to hope against hope, through our doubts and tears and fears, that ‘God will set things right all over the earth.’ (Sanctified Art, sanctifiedart.org, scripture from 1 Samuel 2:10, The Message Translation).
Note: Part of this service includes the ancient mourning practice of tearing cloth, you may want to bring an old cloth or scrap paper to tear. You may also choose to bring a paper and pencil for writing prayers or simply listen to the prayers of this service instead.


Dec 24 (Thursday) - Christmas Eve - Online, 6 pm (and after)

T=The Christmas story reminds us that we are all dreamers. Like those gathered around the manger we come to this night each year with awe, wonder, and holy imagination for what is possible. Like Mary, we treasure God’s dream in our hearts and commit to keeping it alive. Like the holy family, we believe and trust in a God who comes to us in the vulnerability of a child. (Sanctified Art, sanctifiedart.org)

 
Dec 24 (Thursday) - Christmas Eve - A “Dumpster” Christmas Service - 4 pm (with Light of Christ), 7 pm, 9 pm
near the Stable (and Dumpster), weather and pandemic permitting, please sign up ahead of time so that we can email you if plans change

This is an outdoor Christmas service from The Book of Uncommon Prayer. It is a service in which we both hear the Christmas story, experience the elements around us, and imagine the world into which Christ is born. We invite you to bring a candle (real or battery operated) or flashlight from home to join in this service. The service should last about 30 minutes. You may bring a chair if you'd like, otherwise we will stand for this worship service.
Sign-Up for 4 pm: https://forms.gle/65W2aDc28vHKoUVX8
Sign-Up for 7 pm: https://forms.gle/MXgk2mRoqLkhQEVe8

Sign-Up for 9 pm: https://forms.gle/jpze2vQB9awL9RJW8

 

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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