WORSHIP

Schedule

Education Hour

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Worship Schedule

Worship With Us

Every Sunday we host Contemporary Worship at 9:00 am and Traditional Worship at 10:45 am. Between services, please enjoy coffee and donuts on the lawn.*

*Please note, going forward, that in case of inclement weather, coffee and donuts will be offered in the Welcome Center. After Labor Day, this time period will be dedicated to generational faith formation—Sunday School, Confirmation, and Adult Education—along with fellowship in the Welcome Center.

Worship services are also available online on YouTube.

You can listen to past sermons and adult education forums on Spotify. We hope you will join in worship at Bethlehem!

 

    Worship at Bethlehem follows the same basic liturgical pattern: gather, word, meal, send. 

    We celebrate first that God gathers all kinds of people together in this place. Then we listen to God’s Worda word that comforts and challenges us with the good news of Jesus Christ. We share in the communion meal, and then we send each other into God’s world, equipped to be of service.

    We look forward to seeing you at church!

    We hope you find worship at Bethlehem engaging, spirit-filled, and meaningful! If you have questions about our worship services, we’ve put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions that you may find helpful. You’re also welcome to email us at office@bethlehemluth.org.

    To learn more about additional programming and upcoming events at Bethlehem Lutheran, please visit our Upcoming Events Page.

    Education Hour

    Sunday School

    Our Sunday School program begins when children are 3 years old, allowing our youngest disciples to explore God’s love. We have classes at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings from September through May, where children learn about Bible stories and God’s love through songs of celebration, crafts, and play.

    For questions please contact Pastor Krista at pastor_krista@bethlehemluth.org or Leslie Blount at leslie@bethlehemluth.org

    Sunday School Ages 3-3rd Grade—Education Hall
    Register here.

    This year we continue the Spark Rotation Curriculum that explores Old and New Testament stories through art, theatre, videos, games, and more. Knowing all children learn differently, we dwell in the same scripture passage for up to four weeks. We begin each Sunday with in a Large Group and then break into smaller groups by grade.
    Preteens’ Connect 4th-5th Grades—Room 401 
    Register here.
    The Connect curriculum explores stories from the Old and New Testaments in various ways and allows for more discussion-based lessons and a retreat opportunity in early 2024. This is a wonderful program to prepare students to enter Confirmation in 6th grade and begin articulating their faith to their peers.
    Confirmation 6th-8th Grades—Fellowship Hall
    Register here.
    The Confirmation program at Bethlehem is designed for 6th through 8th grades, with Confirmation Sunday at the end of the 8th grade year. Last year we spent the year dwelling in Manna & Mercy that showed us God’s work in this world from the beginning of time until the present day. This year, we move to more of the practicalities the Christian faith, including units on Worship, the Creeds, the 10 Commandments, and more. Each unit is four weeks, with the first week being a Large Group and Small Group gathering to introduce the unit. As a way of recognizing and supporting that we learn differently, the following three weeks, students will have given many choices on how to engage the material and will “choose their own adventure” within the given parameters. Each Sunday during the typical education hour, there will be one of the choice opportunities being held at church that can be attended if students would like to use that towards their requirements.

    With this new method we have significantly less required dates in order to respect busy schedules. However, it is mandatory that students attend the monthly unit introduction session, written in blue on the confirmation calendar. It is also expected students attend the first four weeks of confirmation as to continue to build a community amongst our youth.

    There are other large group days centered around service and community engagement that are highly encouraged, but not required.

    For more details on our Confirmation program, click here.

    Adult Programming—Ekstrom Hall

    Sunday mornings are a great time to connect with your fellow BLC disciples, spend a bit of time nurturing our faith, and engage in thought provoking conversations!  Audio recordings of our Adult Education hours are also available on Spotify.

    Please note, we are currently on break from our Adult Education forums until after Labor Day. During the summer season, we invite you to join in Fellowship with Coffee on the Lawn at 10 am between worship services.

     

     

    Sermons

    At Bethlehem Lutheran Church, we host worship service on Sundays at 9:30 am and 10:45 am. If you are unable to join us in person you can watch the service on YouTube or listen to the audio of the sermon only on Spotify.

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    Baptism at Bethlehem

    Baptism joins us to the body of Christ and to the mission we share as followers of Jesus. At Bethlehem, we always celebrate baptism within the context of worship, as baptism is the sacrament that binds us to God and to one another! 

    We tend to baptize infants and children, but baptism can be celebrated at all ages and stages of life. If you’re looking to have yourself or your child baptized at Bethlehem, please click here to learn more about upcoming baptism classes. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend!

    To register for a Baptism Class, please call the church office at 630-584-2199 or email melody@bethlehemluth.org.