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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.
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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

Last Week's Sermon
  • Last Week's Sermon

  • Were you unable to attend service last week? Listen to a recording of last week's sermon, or look up any previous sermon by Pastor Mark or Pastor Sarah. Listen to Sermon

Where to Find Us
  • Where to Find Us

  • Directions to BLC:
    We are located one mile north of Route 64 (Main St.) on Route 25 (Fifth Ave.) in Saint Charles, Illinois.
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Community Events

  • Prepare for Advent (and, really, prepare for life!) by joining in our congregation-wide discussion on the book, Learning to Walk in the Dark, by Barbara Brown Taylor. This book explores darkness as something not to be feared or avoided, but as a spiritual place where we learn to encounter God in new and transformative ways. Several options to choos... [read more]
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  • Annual Thanksgiving Service, Thursday, November 26 at 10am in the Sanctuary. Do you take time to count your blessings? Our service will focus on God's gifts to us, and how we can help those in our are have a memorable holiday. Our guest speakers will be Anna and Sarah Warner, two young adults who grew up here at Bethlehem. They will be sharing thei... [read more]
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  • Do you need a chance to go Christmas shopping without the little ones?  Maybe you and your spouse could use a date night to reconnect in the midst of this busy season.  Let Bethlehem’s youth help! Saturday, December 5th from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Donations can be given at the door.  Any funds raised will go to Bethlehem’s youth group.  Crafts, game... [read more]
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  • December 8, 6:30pm - Join us for our annual Women's Advent Potluck Buffet! This is one of our favorite times of year, and we are blessed to have this opportunity to share a meal with the women of Bethlehem. This is open to ALL women, and if you are not a member of the church, please come and see what we are all about! We will be focusing on "Embrac... [read more]
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  • On Sunday, Dec. 13, we will hold our annual All Sunday School Impromtu Nativity from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the sanctuary.  There will be no 10:30 classes, and all Sunday School children are invited to participate in our impromptu nativity play, led by Pastor Mark, at 9:15.  There is no preparation needed for this event.  Parents are asked to attend th... [read more]
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  • All mothers of college students are welcome to join this group who gather to pray for their college students.They meet on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the home of Cheryl Martines. Please contact Deb Kelly-Schlak or the office for additional information.
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  • January 22, 2016, 7:00 p.m.  The Fifth Grade Stepping Stone  workshop will highlight what it means to be part of the family of God and how our own families carry on traditions, teachings and blessings.  The cost is $10 per child for materials, but scholarships are available. Click here to register.
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