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.

Worship Schedule

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 Mark

Yes, dear reader, it is a faith journey that you are on ...whether you realize it or not. 

It’s easy to see our faith as a static, inert thing – like a picture on the wall of our home. It just sits there decorating the room wanting admiration or enjoyment. It’s just “there.”

But I challenge you to think of your faith as something living and dynamic. It’s alive, pulsating with energy. It’s going somewhere.

At least it should be. 

Think of the three years the twelve disciples spent shadowing Jesus. They listened, watched, and asked questions. They had tasks to carry out. They shaped, changed, and grew. There were setbacks and times of bewilderment. They journeyed on.

Their faith journey with Jesus was not an event. It was a process.

Whether you realize it or not, that’s what we’re trying to do at Bethlehem. That is, put in place and make available a process with steps. The process will help us with what I like to call the “167”. That is, what we do with our lives all the hours outside the one hour we spend in worship each week. (There are 168 hours in a week.)

It’s a journey we are on. So, we’ve done some “repackaging” of excellent tools for the journey. Here they are, with a few comments.

Journey 1: Believing and Belonging. This covers the basics: Is there a God? What is the Trinity? How can I know I'm forgiven for my sins? How does God come to me? What is unique about being a Lutheran? What does it mean to be a member of Bethlehem? How do I fit in?

Journey 2: Growing in Christ. How do I get a handle on the Bible? How can I apply the Bible to my life? What tools and resources are available to help me grow? How can I learn to pray? What does it mean to be in fellowship with others? How should I steward what God has given to me?

Journey 3: Shaped to Serve. What’s unique about me? How do my personality and life experiences fit into God’s plan for my life? What steps can I take to discover how God has made me? Where do I fit into what God’s doing around here? How do I recognize opportunities that fit me?

Journey 4: Reaching My World. What am I here for? Who has God placed in my life? How can I learn to listen to what others are really saying? How can I learn to ask good questions? How can I grow in confidence to live as a follower of Jesus every day? How might God want to use me?

Each of the offerings above is to help you take the next step in your faith journey. Are you game? Watch for the next times these growth opportunities are available.

Your faith journey stretches before you!

In His Joy, 

Pastor Mark