Worshipping at Bethlehem

We share worship on Sunday at 8:55 am. Our worship service is open to anyone who wishes to attend and is also Livestreamed for those who wish to participate remotely through our websiteFacebook, and YouTube. We continue to ask people who worship in-person to wear masks and practice physical distancing out of love for the most vulnerable in our community. Weekly worship encourages full participation through singing, reading, and praying. You are welcome to participate fully by following an order for worship or just take in the experience through your senses. Even if you’ve never been to Bethlehem in person, we welcome your presence in worship.If you’re new to worship with us or you have something you wish to communicate with the office or pastor, please complete the web form (scroll down on the page to find it).
 
What if I’m not on Facebook?
You do NOT need to have a Facebook account in order to see what is posted on this page, including Livestream worship. Click on the link above and scroll down to the “posts.” (You DO need an account if you would like to comment on the page or interact in any way.)
 
How and when do you share Communion?
We celebrate communion weekly in worship. If you wish to receive communion through a communion visitor in your home, contact a pastor and we will work with you to make those arrangements. If you cannot make your way to Bethlehem because of the distance, trust that Christ is also fully present with you in your home as you worship!
  • Is worship suitable for all ages?

    Our congregation includes many generations and children are invited to participate in worship along with their parents, grandparents, or other caring adults.  We believe that children learn to worship by being in worship, and we try each week to focus some aspect of worship specifically for children, often through a children’s message.

  • Is the church accessible?

    There is an electric lift just inside the street level entrance on Perrin Street.

    Is the church accessible?

  • How do I get to Bethlehem Lutheran Church?

  • How will I know what to say and do?

    The whole order for service is printed in a bulletin for those who worship in person, and is also available on our website and sent in a Ready for Worship email each week, making it easy to take part and follow even for someone new to the Lutheran Church. We include songs and hymns in the bulletin so you can participate from home.

    How will I know what to say and do?

  • What happens in worship?

    We gather with God’s people.  We confess our sins and hear God’s promise of forgiveness.  We communicate our joys, concerns, praise and thanksgiving with God through prayer and song.  We hear about what God has done through reading from Scripture and through preaching.  We commit ourselves to serving God as we leave worship. We trust that God is present when we gather together in the name of Christ!

  • Do I need to make a reservation to attend worship?

    No! We do not require a reservation to attend worship. We do ask worshipers to share their presence through a sign-in sheet in case we have to provide contact tracing. Because not everyone in our community has access to vaccines, we ask worshipers to wear masks and practice distancing when gathering for worship and moving through the building.

    Do I need to make a reservation to attend worship?