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 presents valuable sermons and life lessons.
Sunday Worship: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Children’s Ministries (pre-K – 5th): 9:30 a.m. worship area
Confirmation (6th – 7th): 9:40 a.m.
High School (8th – 12th): 9:40 a.m.
Adult Education: 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
“Downs and Ups”
I get down fairly easily sometimes.
It’s just something I’ve learned to deal with. I even wrote a sermon to myself about this called, “What to Do When Down.” Ironically, the first time I shared this message with others was when I received the “Joy in Ministry” award from Concordia University in 2010.
How about you?
Does it ever seem to you like life brings more downs your way than ups?
Often it’s not a single big event that sets us back on our heels, but an accumulation of little things. Maybe it’s a hurtful word. Maybe it’s a disappointing turn of events. Maybe it happens after a few nights of bad sleep. Maybe it happens when there’s too much on your plate and you feel life is out of control. Maybe it’s prompted by a string of overcast days. Maybe it comes from a painful memory you can’t shake.
It may seem odd to you, but I find the yearly cycle of Lent, Holy Week, Good Friday, and Easter to be a great help to me in this on-going battle.
We invite you to read Pastor Mark's message in full.
In His loving arms,