Ash Wednesday is March 1st
  • Ash Wednesday is March 1st

  • Join us for worship as we begin our Lenten journey. Bethlehem offers two services on Ash Wednesday at 1:30pm and 7:15pm, both in the Sanctuary.

  • Property Strategy Update

  • Bethlehem lay leaders held four open forums in February to gather input and ideas about the scope of our capital project and the best way to finance it. Two forums remain, on March 15 and 22 at 6:00pm prior to Lenten Vespers. We hope you will attend to share your opinions and ideas. Click for more information.

Welcome from Pastor Larson
  • Welcome from Pastor Larson

  • Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our mission is to INVITE all people to become disciples of Jesus Christ, NURTURE each other's faith, and GO into the world to live for God. Meet our Pastors

Who We Are
  • Who We Are

  • Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church is a congregation of the ELCA, located in the far western suburbs of the Chicago Metropolitan area in Northeastern Illinois. Learn more

Community Events

  • You're invited to Bethlehem Preschool's biggest event of the year, their annual Spaghetti Dinner and Auction. The dinner is on Friday, March 17 from 4:30-7:30pm. Tickets are available at the door ($8 / $3 children Ages 3-12). Come have a great dinner while supporting the Preschool.
  • Be a part of Bethlehem's commitment to the homeless in our communities. There are many ways to serve in this longstanding ministry. Click to register online or you can also use the registration form in this weekend's printed worship materials.
  • Pastor Sarah and the High School Mentors have prepared an schedule of activities for January through May. Click logo to view/download/print this information. We'd also like parents to participate so please select the activities that interest you. You'll be contacted about helping.
  • If you are unemployed, underemployed, or just want to explore new or different career options, TUG Career Services may have what you're looking for. Meeting at Bethlehem on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, TUG has provided informative career programs and guidance to the Fox Valley since 2001.
  • We invite anyone who is considering membership at Bethlehem to join us for an orientation class. This small group gathering will give you an opportunity to learn more about us, our Lutheran faith traditions and theologies, worship and service opportunities, and children's programs. The next class is Sunday, April 2 at 10:45am. Click the title above... [read more]
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  • For those considering baptism, our next orientation class is on March 26, 2017 at 11:45am. These sessions with Pastor Sarah focus on the meaning of baptism and the solemn commitment parents and sponsors make to raise their children in faith. Please contact the church office at (630) 584-2199 or click to register online.  
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