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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
One Day VBS/Family Barbecue Registration

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

Help the Brenchley Family

A Go Fund Me account has been set up to help the Brenchley family who lost their father and husband, Dr. David Brenchley, in a car accident on Friday, May 8. Read more >>>

A Divine Call

We rejoice that on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Mr. Andrew Noble received a divine call from Concordia Seminary’s call service to serve as our associate pastor. Read more>>>

Awards Assembly

We will hand out the final awards for kindergarten through 7th grade at a special assembly on Monday, June 8 at 8:45 a.m 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!

Move-Up Day

On Tuesday, June 2 from 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. all students will participate in Move-Up Day.  Read more >>>

Volunteer Presentation

We invite all of our wonderful volunteers to join us on Wednesday, June 3 at the 8:40 a.m. chapel service for a special presentation in your honor. We hope to see you there!

Seeking Hot Lunch Coordinator

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

Eighth Grade Graduation

Our eighth grade graduation ceremony will be Tuesday, June 9, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Please join us for a reception following the ceremony to celebrate these young people! Read more >>>

All School Picnic

Our end of the school year is approaching, and we are celebrating with an “All-School Picnic” on Wednesday, June 10Read 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.

Help the Brenchley Family

A Go Fund Me account has been set up to help the Brenchley family who lost their father and husband, Dr. David Brenchley, in a car accident on Friday, May 8. These funds will help offset immediate financial needs. Please visit Go Fund Me to help out today.

If you would like to bring the family a meal, we have a meal train set up. The family already has a lot of food, so we would like you to use the meal train system. We’re thankful that they have an abundance, but we don’t want to see food go to waste now and not be available later. Please sign up through the meal train website

Please don’t forget that your prayers, kind words, and thoughts have a huge positive impact. Please continue to keep this beautiful family in your thoughts and prayers!

Support Needed in a Time of Loss

On Friday, May 8, 2015, a tragedy occurred as our 5th grade class returned from their annual outdoor education camp. Read more >>>

Eagle’s Closet Volunteers Needed

We are seeking volunteers who are interested in coordinating the eagle’s closet next year. Read more >>>

Fall Fest 2015

We are starting to plan for Fall Fest 2015! This year it is on Saturday, October 10 at Columbia Point Park in Richland.  Read more >>>

Sports Physicals

Trios Health will be holding their annual sports physical clinic for middle and high school students on Saturday, June 13 at the Trios Care Center at Vista Field (521 N. Young St., Kennewick). Read more >>>

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.