The angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For  unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And  this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel  a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” (Lk 2:10–14)

Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” (Jn 6:35)

Welcome and thanks for visiting! “Bethlehem” means “house of bread.” As promised, Bethlehem, the city of David, was where Jesus was born. Bethlehem Lutheran Church is where Jesus, the Bread of Life, continually comes among us for the same reason He was born: our salvation. Here he comes to us humbly: in the manger of His Word, clothed and veiled in His Sacraments. When the Holy Spirt gathers us around the Scriptures and Christ’s gifts to satisfy our hunger and thirst, we sing our praises with angels, archangels, and all of heaven as we altogether glorify God the Father who sent His Son, Jesus, to win for us everlasting peace. We await in hope for Jesus to fulfill His promise to “raise us up on the Last Day.” (Jn 6:40, Jn 6:54)

The pastor and people of Bethlehem invite you to join us for worship, for hearing God’s Word, and for listening to a message that comforts those who are troubled by their sins, faults, mistakes, and the general brokenness of the world. At Bethlehem Lutheran Church you’ll hear of Jesus Christ crucified and raised not only for our sins but for the sins of the whole world—yours too! Here Jesus, the Bread of Life, will satisfy you with His Word, the forgiveness of sins, and the preaching of the Gospel, as you look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.

Browse our website to learn a little more about us, and let us know if we can help you in any way!

Our Beliefs

Scripture and the Catechism

We are Christians who believe, teach, and confess the Christian faith as it taught and confessed in Scripture alone. We let Scripture speak for itself. Scripture interprets Scripture. We do this because we believe that all of Scripture is God’s Word. We do not believe Scripture only contains God’s Word.

  • All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. (2 Tim 3:16)
  • For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (2 Pet 1:21)

We are true Lutherans, and so we teach the faith drawn from Holy Scripture in a simple way to young and old. This simple way of teaching is found in Luther’s Small Catechism. It is not Martin Luther’s doctrine contained in the Small Catechism, but it is Jesus Christ’s own teaching taught simply. From the Small Catechism we learn about the Six Chief Parts of Christian Doctrine:

  1. The 10 Commandments
  2. The Apostles’ Creed
  3. The Lord’s Prayer
  4. The Sacrament of Holy Baptism
  5. Confession
  6. The Sacrament of the Altar

The Lutheran Confessions

As a Lutheran congregation, we hold to the Lutheran Confessions because they are in accord with the Word of God. The Lutheran Confessions contain:

  1. The Three Ecumenical Creeds (Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian)
  2. The Unaltered Augsburg Confession of 1530
  3. The Apology (Defense) of the Augsburg Confession
  4. Smalcald Articles
  5. The Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope
  6. The Small Catechism of Martin Luther
  7. The Large Catechism of Martin Luther
  8. The Formula of Concord ~ Epitome (Summary) and Solid (Thorough) Declaration