Worship

In-Person Worship Information schedule

Sunday Worship Services: Indoors at 8:00 a.m. and Outdoors at 10:15 a.m.

Note: the 8:00 a.m. service will be live-streamed online.

 

Online Worship Information schedule

Virtual Sunday Worship Service: Sunday mornings, 8:00 a.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 our Home webpage.

 

Lectionary Resources

 

September 12: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Three weeks ago we heard Peter’s confession of faith as told in John’s gospel. This week we hear Mark’s version, when Peter says, “You are the Messiah.” In John, the stumbling block is Jesus’ invitation to eat his flesh, given for the life of the world. In Mark too the scandal has to do with Jesus’ words about his own coming death, and here Peter himself stumbles over Jesus’ words. But Jesus is anointed (the meaning of messiah) in Mark only on the way to the cross (14:3); so we are anointed in baptism with the sign of the cross. Edited from Sundays and Seasons


September 19: Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Today we hear James warn against selfish ambition, while the disciples quarrel over which one of them is the greatest. Jesus tells them the way to be great is to serve. Then, to make it concrete, he puts in front of them a flesh-and-blood child. We are called to welcome the children God puts in front of us, to make room for them in daily interaction, and to give them a place of honor in the assembly. Edited from Sundays and Seasons


September 26: Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Someone who isn’t part of Jesus’ own circle is casting out demons in Jesus’ name, and the disciples want him stopped. They appeal to Jesus, as Joshua did to Moses about the elders who prophesied without official authorization. Like Moses, Jesus refuses to see this as a threat. Jesus welcomes good being done in his name, even when it is not under his control. The circle we form around Jesus’ word must be able to value good being done in ways we wouldn’t do it, by people we can’t keep tabs on. Edited from Sundays and Seasons

 

 

Tips for online worship

  1. Set up your space. Light a candle, put out your favorite plate and cup for communion, turn off other distractions.
  2. Worship with someone if you are comfortable. Set up the tablet or TV in your garage or on your porch for safe, social distant worship with a friend or two. We have Outdoor Small Group Guidelines you can use for this!
  3. Share the worship link! Send our worship link to your friends via email or on Facebook. Who ever imagined Evangelism might be that simple?

Having trouble with the online worship?

  1. Try refreshing the window or app you are using.

  2. Close other open windows or apps.

  3. Check your internet speed. You can check your speed using any computer or smartphone at fast.com. YouTube TV recommends a minimum internet speed of 3 Mbps to stream a standard definition video, 7 Mbps to stream video on one device in high definition, and at least 13 Mbps to stream on multiple devices. 

  4. If you have issues during livestream worship (between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m.) which are not resolved or explained by any of these, try waiting until 9:30 or 10:00 a.m. to worship.

Worship bulletins and announcement can be found on the homepage. We hope this will help release some of the stress and unease of this time and remind us all of the love of Christ through our community.

 

If you have any technical issues, please contact our webmaster@bethlehem-lutheran.net. If you have comments and suggestions, please contact Pastor Katie (pastor@bethlehem-lutheran.net) or Tiffany at communications@bethlehem-lutheran.net.

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