Worship With Us
With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.
We invite all to worship with us at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and to listen to the Word of God as Pastor Mark Bertermann and Pastor Andrew Noble present valuable sermons and life lessons.
Sunday Worship: 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Children’s Sunday School (age 3 – 5th grade): 9:30 a.m. in the worship area
Youth and Adult Education (6th grade and up): 9:40 a.m.
Walking Together at Bethlehem Lutheran
The word "synod" in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod comes from the Greek words that mean "walking together." It has rich meaning in our church body, because the congregations voluntarily choose to belong to the Synod. Diverse in their service, these congregations hold to a shared confession of Jesus Christ as taught in Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions.
Thoughts from Pastor Andy
We have been thinking a lot about the things Jesus told His disciples after His resurrection. Things like: “Peace be with you.” (John 20:19); “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15); “And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.” (Luke 24:49); “All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matt. 28:18-20); “And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8); “As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” (John 20:21).
We think Jesus is trying to tell us something. He has called and chosen us to spread the good news of what Jesus has done, to be witnesses of what God has done for us and for all people. This is what followers of Jesus do. This is the “family business” we baptized into.
Now, that’s always easier said than done! Evangelism, outreach, witnessing, whatever you call it, can be intimidating! But that’s because we often forget the most important, and most influential, way God brings people to himself: relationships. God uses our relationships to reveal himself to the world. He shines through our everyday activities and our interactions with people to proclaim to the world what he has done and is doing.
That’s what we will come to learn and embrace during Project 167. Together, as a congregation and family of God, we will learn side by side what it means to be witnesses of the gospel. We will learn various opportunities, techniques, and how to live as God’s representatives where we are in a straightforward, inviting way.
Isn’t it great to know that Jesus does not give us a mission to do for him. Jesus is on a mission and he invites us to come with him. Only Jesus can do Jesus-work. We like something Pastor Greg Finke wrote. “Jesus knows I am a numb-skull. He wasn’t counting on me being perfect. He was counting on me being me. And, in his grace, using me in his redemptive mission.” Isn’t that liberating to know? To join Jesus on his redemptive mission, all we really have to do is enjoy people and seek, recognize, and respond to what Jesus is already doing in the lives of the people we are enjoying. Pretty simple, really.
In His Service,