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

 

Worship Events

 

December 2 – First Sunday of Advent

  • Luke 21:25-36 – God will fulfill God’s purposes and, already, hidden signs that fulfillment abound. On that great day there will be dismay, perplexity ,confusion, and terror, but God’s people shall be given strength to stand boldly and receive God’s promised redemption.
  • BLC Choir at 8:00 a.m.; Revelation Choir at 10:15 a.m.
  • Setting 6
  • Lighting of the hope candle
  • The manger and animals appear
  • Advent wreaths are hung

December 9 – Second Sunday of Advent

  • Luke 3:1-6 – John the Baptist is a herald of the saving Lord, whose way is prepared by “repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” As we hear the careful record of human leaders, we sense the spectrum of political and religious authority that will be challenged by this coming Lord.
  • Bell Choir at 8:00 a.m.; BLC Choir at 10:15 a.m.
  • Setting 6
  • Lighting of the peace candle
  • The angels arrive at the manger
  • The Chrismon tree lights up the sanctuary


December 16 – Third Sunday of Advent

  • Luke 3:7-18 – John the Baptist heralds the mighty one “who is coming.” John teaches that preparation for God’s reign is not a matter of identity but of bearing fruits of merciful justice, radical generosity, and vocational integrity.
  • BLC Choir at 8:00 a.m.
  • Setting 6
  • Seminarian Andrea Kragerud is preaching at 8:00 a.m.; Children-Led Service at 10:15 a.m.
  • Lighting of the joy candle
  • The Shepherds arrive at the manger

December 23 – Fourth Sunday of Advent

  • Luke 1:39-45 [46-55] – We are presented with Elizabeth, John’s mother, and Mary, the mother of Jesus, two women filled with the Holy Spirit and with faith. In Elizabeth’s inspired greeting and Mary’s song of praise we hear of a saving God who remembers, scatters, lifts up, and fulfills all things.
  • BLC Choir at 10:15 a.m.
  • Setting 6
  • Lighting of the love candle
  • Mary and Joseph arrive at the manger

Christmas Eve Worship

  • 4:00 p.m. – A candlelight communion service. There will be a special Christmas message for the children.
  • 6:30 p.m. – A candlelight communion service led by the Bethlehem Choir. The string quartet will also play.
  • 11:00 p.m. – A candlelight communion service led by Harpist, Tashiana Merrimen.


December 30 – First Sunday of Christmas

  • Luke 2:41-52 – Jesus grew up in a family that went to the Passover festival each year. It was in this environment of faithful adherence to the law that Jesus grew into spiritual maturity and an understanding of his identity and mission.
  • BLC Choir at 10:15 a.m.
  • Setting 6
  • A service of lessons and carols

 

Ministry Events

Manna Bible Study

Mondays, 8:45-11:15 a.m.

Daily Discipleship Bible Study

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 a.m., Santa Fe Grill

Worship at the Peaks Care Center

Wednesdays, 9:45 a.m.

Adult Choir Practice

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.

Bethlehem Quilters

Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.

Bethlehem Church Council

December 11, 7:00 p.m.

Bethlehem Book Club

December 13, 7:30 a.m.

Prayer Shawl Group

December 18, 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday Afternoon Bunco Group

December 18, 2:00 p.m.

 

Now Hiring

Bethlehem Lutheran Church is seeking a primary Nursery Staff person for Sunday mornings, 7:30–11:30 a.m. For a full job description and application, click here!

 

Meet Bethlehem Lutheran Church

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

 

 


 
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