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Fast Facts

Founded: 1910
Students Enrolled: Approx. 250
Student-Teacher Ratio: 15-1
Grades: Preschool – 8th
Religious Affiliation: Lutheran


Welcome to the online home of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and School. Located in Kennewick, Washington, we strive to ensure that our preschool through eighth grade students are well-prepared for high school and beyond. Our students graduate ready to achieve academically, athletically, personally, and most importantly, with a love for God and for all of His children. 

Please view the pages within our website, and get to know us better. Find out more about us, and visit us online often to stay up-to-date on everything happening at Bethlehem Lutheran.

Message from Our Pastor & Our Principal

Welcome to Bethlehem Lutheran Church and School. Established in the Tri-Cities in 1910, "BL" has a long tradition of making disciples of Jesus Christ within our caring Christian family setting. Our mission, in short, is to share God’s unchanging Word in a changing, uncertain world.   

Families who come to Bethlehem church and school talk about the sense of family and community they experience here. People of all ages have been touched by Bethlehem in some way or another! We invite you to get to know our church and school ministries on our website or to stop by for a visit. 

Please find out more about Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and explore Bethlehem Lutheran School.    


Pastor Mark Bertermann
Principal Eric Haan

Latest News
Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers for the 2015-2016 school year. The 8:00 a.m. Bethlehem Children’s Church volunteers will lead a scheduled 20-minute activity based upon the readings for the week. Read more>>>

Summer Salad Social

We invite all women of Bethlehem to join the Lutheran Women in Mission for the annual Summer Salad Social. We will meet at church on Tuesday, July 7 at 6:00 p.m. Read more>>>

Congregational Meeting

We will hold a congregational meeting on Sunday, July 12 at 12:30 p.m. At this meeting, we will elect the 2015-2016 church officers and board members. Read more>>>

Christ Care Food Bank

Christ Care Food Bank is in need of some special items (along with the basic staples). Read more>>>

One Day VBS/Family Barbecue Registration

Registration for the One Day VBS/Family Barbecue opens on Monday, May 25. Read more>>>

Summer Office Hours

Summer office hours will begin on Monday, June 22. The office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We will check and answer phone messages and e-mail frequently over the summer. If you have any questions, please call the school office at 582-5624.

2015-2016 School Calendar

We are finalizing the school calendar for next school year and will be e-mailing it home within the next week or so.

Band News

We are sorry to announce that we will not be offering band next year. Read more >>>

Dust Devil Tickets

Faith night at Gesa Stadium is on Friday, July 10. Please consider bringing the family out for a Dust Devils baseball game, some great deals on food, and fellowship! Read more >>>

New Staff Member

We are happy to announce that Autumn Hubbard, mom to Bella Hubbard in preschool, will join our staff next school year as our preschool assistant. We are excited to have her join our team!

Seeking Hot Lunch Coordinator

Our long time hot lunch coordinator, Sandra Bellinger, will be retiring after this school year. Read more >>>

One Day VBS/Family Barbecue Registration

Registration for the One Day VBS/Family Barbecue opens on Monday, May 25. Details about the event are available online.

Annual Gym Floor Re-Coating

We will re-coat the gym floor on July 30 and 31, 2015. We will close the gym from July 30 through August 9 for drying. The gym will re-open on August 10.