3rd Grade First Communion Workshop ~ Sat, October 22
  • 3rd Grade First Communion Workshop ~ Sat, October 22

  • This workshop is intended for 3rd graders and and their parents. We'll explore how God's love is shared with us through the sacraments, learn how to receive communion, and prepare a special personal chalice to be used during their first communion service on Sunday, October 30.

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

  • Building Community Campaign

  • Click the logo above to see the latest information about Bethlehem's Building Community Campaign. Videos of our Mission Moments will be posted in upcoming weeks.

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

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  • This workshop is geared towards third graders and their parent(s), but is open to all who feel their child is ready to receive this gift.  We will explore how God's love is communicated to us through the sacraments, learn how to receive communion, and prepare a special personal chalice that each student will use during their first communion service... [read more]
  • The Coordinator of Youth Ministries (part-time) is charged with developing and overseeing those ministries aimed at nurturing the discipleship of young people and their families as they transition from children to mature Christian disciples. Click for more information.
  • If you missed the Boy Scout table in the Welcome Center the past two Sundays, you can still order your holiday greens here until Friday, October 21. Click the icon to view the product brochure and for ordering details. Pick up and pay for your order on Sunday, November 20 or 27.
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  • This workshop is designed to help second graders and their parents to take a beginning step in growing a faith relationship with God through prayer. Each student will construct a Prayer Bear that will help them learn how to pray every day and in every situation. The registration fee is $10 per child to cover the cost of the Prayer Bear, but scholar... [read more]
  • Many Bethlehem disciples will be sharing their faith stories as part of the Building Community campaign. Click here to watch these inspiring stories and learn more about why Bethlehem's Building Community campaign is important to them.
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  • Sunday, October 30 from 3:00-4:30pm.  Children and trunks, registration is now open! Please sign up to attend or hand out candy from your car trunk to our trick-or-treaters, whether you have children or not! You can lend your trunk, even if your kids will be trick-or-treating. We are promoting this event to the community and we need to have enough ... [read more]
  • Sometimes it's hard to remember that Bethlehem is open 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year for worship, preschool, community groups and special events. During the winter, it takes a team to keep our sidewalks clear and safe. Please sign up to help the Property Team with this important work. Sign up on the Sunday registration form.
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  • Saturday, November 5, 8:00-12:00 Noon. Please join the Property Team to spruce up the Church grounds or assist us in some inside "housekeeping " projects. We are family-friendly and provide tasks/projects based on ability and personal preference. A noon meal will be provided to all volunteers. A more detailed list of projects/tasks will be announce... [read more]
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