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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

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  • Wednesday night programs a in full swing, but it is not too late to join in! You can still sign for our musical groups, Adventure Club, High School Youth Group, and Confirmation on our website.  We also have Wednesday Night Dinner.  Go to http://www.bethlehemluth.org/upcoming-events/online-registration/ to sign up!
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  • Monday, September 28, 9:00 a.m. Join Kelly Collins for a Slow Faith Study: What does it mean to live “Slow;” slow work, slow family, slow life, and slow faith? It meets weekly in the Fireside Lounge.
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  • October 3, 2015, 9 a.m.  Bethlehem’s Mental Health Ministry will participate in the local  National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)  5K walk/race. NAMI provides a variety of valuable services to our community. Consider participating, donating or volunteering on race day! For more information, contact Greg Andrews or NAMI at http://nami5k.com.... [read more]
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  • Sunday, October 4, 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Mr. Ryan Cummings, from the ELCA World Hunger Appeal, will highlight stories that illustrate the issues our World Hunger Appeal tackles and ways that Bethlehem can get involved in fighting hunger locally and globally.
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  • Wednesdays,  6:00 p.m. Join us on Wednesday nights at Bethlehem, to share a meal and connect with others in the midst of a busy day of nurturing faith. Anyone involved in choirs, or children or youth programs, confirmation or bible study, along with family members or guests, are invited for a simple meal and fellowship together. [rsvpmaker_upcom... [read more]
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  • Wednesday, October 9, 2015, 4:30-6:00 p.m. If you are looking for a way to connect with other women of faith and explore God’s word together you are invited to join the Midweek Retreat discussion group. The group will be reading the book “Death by Suburb” written by local author David Goetz.  The book explores how we as Christians living in the sub... [read more]
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  • Friday, October 9 to Sunday, October 11. Seventh Grade Confirmation students will go on retreat to strengthen relationships, learn about worship and practice serving as acolytes. We will meet at church then travel together to Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center in Oregon, Illinois. Cost is $130 per child, but scholarships are available.
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  • Saturday, October 10, 2015 6:00-9:00 p.m. Come and “connect or reconnect" with other adults from Bethlehem for at informal evening the Clubhouse at The Crossings in Geneva. Bring an Octoberfest appetizer to share and your own beverage of choice. Please RSVP on the registration page. For more information, contact Sarah at  sbelins3@hotmail.com.
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