Sunday Worship Throughout the year, Sunday Worship is at 9:00 AM, with Holy Communion on the first and third Sundays of the month, major festival days and every Sunday in the Easter season.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services of Holy Communion with Carols are at 5:30 and 10:30 PM. Christmas Day services are held if on Sunday.
Lent Ash Wednesday at 7:15 PM. Holden Evening Prayer on Wednesdays between Ash Wednesday and Holy Week at 7:15 PM Maundy Thursday and Good Friday at 7:15 PM.
Choirs YoungStars Choir is for children in 3rd grade through 8th grade. YoungStars sing in worship the 2nd Sunday of each monthin the school year and reheare the two Wednesdays prior to this Sunday at 6:30 PM as well as before worship when they sing.
Chapel Choir is for high school students and adults. This choir sings the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month in the school year and rehearses Wednesday evenings at 7:00.
We welcome the participation of both singers and instrumentalists in our musical offerings.
Evangelical Lutheran Worship says, “Marriage is a gift of God, intended for the joy and mutual strength of those who enter it and for the well-being of the whole human family. God created us male and female and blessed humankind with the gifts of companionship, the capacity to love, and the care and nurture of children. Jesus affirmed the covenant of marriage and revealed God’s own self-giving love on the cross. The Holy Spirit helps those who are united in marriage to be living signs of God’s grace, love, and faithfulness.”
Those seeking to be married are advised to contact the pastor, read Bethlehem's guide to weddings (available from the church), and desire a wedding that is worshipful and a marriage that is grounded in faith.
Lenten Worship The season of Lent is a forty day period (Sundays are not counted as part of Lent!) that precedes Easter. It is a time to remember the saving death of Jesus and the reason for that sacrifice--the sin of the world and our own personal sin. It is a time when Christians might engage in some special discipline such as additional times of worship or private devotion. For some it is traditional to give up something as a remembrance of what Christ gave up for us--a desired food or activity, for instance, and to learn reliance on the strength of God as we do without what we desire. It is a time to struggle against sin and seek to be more faithful disciples.