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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 has currently suspended services and activities through May 10. breaking news_8013cPlease follow the news link on the right for more information and updates. See below for online worship opportunities.

 

Join us in Worship Online opportunities!

Online Worship Information schedule:

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

Morning eDevotions: Daily M–Th, mornings

Prayer Around the Cross: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.

Holy Thursday: Thursday, April 9, 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday: Friday, April 10, TBD

Easter Vigil: Saturday, April 11, TBD

Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 19, 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 the Worship Online webpage

 

Lectionary Resources

March 29 – Fifth Sunday in Lent

In today's gospel Jesus reveals his power over death by raising Lazarus from the dead. The prophet Ezekiel prophesies God breathing new life into dry bones. To those in exile or living in the shadows of death, these stories proclaim God's promise of resurrection. In baptism we die with Christ that we might also be raised with him to new life. At the Easter Vigil we will welcome the newly baptized as we remember God's unfailing promise in our baptism. (From Sundays and Seasons)

Readings: Ezekiel 37:1–14; John 11:1–45


April 5 – Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday

Today, we encounter the paradox that defines our faith: Jesus Christ is glorified king and humiliated servant. We too are full of paradox: like Peter, we fervently desire to follow Christ, but find ourselves afraid, denying God. We wave palms in celebration today as Christ comes into our midst, and we follow with trepidation as his path leads to death on the cross. Amid it all we are invited into this paradoxical promise of life through Christ's broken body and outpoured love in a meal of bread and wine. We begin this week that stands at the center of the church year, anticipating the completion of God's astounding work. (From Sundays and Seasons)

Readings: Isaiah 50:4–9a; Philippians 2:5–11 ; Matthew 26:14–27:66


April 12 – Resurrection of Our Lord: Easter

This is the day the Lord has made! Christ is risen, and through him all creation is made new! Indeed, "God shows no partiality" (Acts 10:34): Christ's resurrection truly brings life to everyone. We sing hymns of praise, gather around sacred words, and proclaim God's faithfulness, power, and love in the feast of holy communion. With the women at the tomb, we are astonished, elated, and grateful. We depart with joy to proclaim the good news of God's endless love.(From Sundays and Seasons)

Readings: Acts 10:34–43; Colossians 3:1–4; Matthew 28:1–10

 

April 19 – Second Sunday of Easter

In today's gospel the risen Christ appears to the disciples and offers them the gift of peace. Even amid doubts and questions, we experience the resurrection in our Sunday gathering around word and meal, and in our everyday lives. Throughout the coming Sundays of Easter the first two readings will be from the Acts of the Apostles and the first letter of Peter. Even as the early Christians proclaimed the resurrection, we rejoice in the new birth and living hope we receive in baptism.(From Sundays and Seasons)

Readings: Acts 2:14a; 22–32; 1 Peter 1:3–9; John 20:19–31


April 26 – Third Sunday of Easter

Baptism is sometimes called enlightenment. The gospel for this Sunday is the story of the man born blind healed by Christ. "I was blind, now I see," declares the man. In baptism God opens our eyes to see the truth of who we are: God's beloved children. As David was anointed king of Israel, in baptism God anoints our head with oil, and calls us to bear witness to the light of Christ in our daily lives.(From Sundays and Seasons)

Readings: Acts 2:14a, 36–41; 1 Peter 1:17–23; Luke 24:13–35

 

Ministry Events

All events have been postponed until further notice. We hope you all remain home and stay healthy. 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 Bischoff to make arrangements.

 

 


 
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