Bethlehem Lutheran Church News

A lot goes on at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and we know you want to be sure you stay current on all of the important happenings. So please visit this page often, and we’ll keep you informed. Thank you for your constant support of our parish!

Festival Reformation Service

This year’s northwest district all workers conference is on Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. A special part of this conference will be a Festival Reformation worship service with Holy Communion. The preacher will be District President Rev. Paul Linnemann. This service will be in lieu of our usual annual circuit-wide Reformation service.

Cancer Companions Training

Cancer Companions will host a second training session on Thursday, October 19 from 9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. in room 129. 

The cost for new trainees is $55.00 per person (our community care team matches that amount) and $12.50 for repeats and includes lunch. If you have a heart for cancer patients, survivors, and care-takers, we strongly encourage you to pray about this ministry. It has been such a gift to those who have participated, but your own knowledge and experience would be an added blessing to future classes. If you have any questions, please contact Marilou in the church office.

Family Ministry Workshop

We invite you to join leaders from Bethlehem Lutheran Church for a family ministry workshop on Saturday, October 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Bob and Robin Fossum from the northwest district office in Portland will facilitate the morning’s process. This experiential workshop will help you learn more about what the research of Nick Stinnett and John DeFrain has identified as the six qualities/characteristics of healthy families.

Participants will also take a short family strength survey that we will use to determine the general family strengths and areas for growth of Bethlehem families. Participants will use the results of that survey to shape practical ministry responses around the framework of the family strength theory.

Bob and Robin met at Concordia, Nebraska 19 years ago as they were working on their masters degrees in family ministry. Bob has served over 40 years in the Lutheran Church in youth and family ministry. Robin served 16 years in student services at Concordia, Nebraska, and 15 years with Bob in family ministry at Bethlehem Lutheran in Aloha, Oregon.

Piety By The Pint

Our next piety by the pint event is on Thursday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Barley’s Brew Hub. We look forward to seeing you there!

Guatemala Trip

Bethlehem Lutheran Church is going to Guatemala on February 24 - March 3, 2018. Watch for details coming soon!

Recent Sermons

If you missed one of our recent sermons, you may now listen to them online. Visit our Sermon Audio Archive for a complete list.