Welcome to Bethlehem


He is Risen!

He is Risen Indeed! Hallelujah!


Beginning on May 9 (Mother’s Day) we will be dropping a number of our current restrictions:

  • The requirement to signup online for services and the 60 person limit per service will be lifted.
  • All the ropes on the pews will be removed.
  • The elders will no longer be required to spray the pews after each service.
  • Hymnals and attendance cards will be put back in the pews. The cards should be filled out and placed in the offering plate in the narthex.
  • Ushers will again distribute bulletins.
  • Adult Bible Class will continue with online signup as before with coffee and with the Bookstore will be open.
  • If you have any questions call one of the Elders or the church office. This is part of the elders and the pastor’s developing plan for returning to “Normal” in line with state guidance.

    We continue to pray for God’s mercy and guidance in this time, especially to all those dealing or suffering with the Covid-19 pandemic. Also we pray for the government and people in this time of rising social distress; may all those in positions of authoring be truly guided by God’s Will and faith in His guidance for our lives.

God bless you. May His Grace and Mercy be with you and all who are affected by this emergency situation.


Rev. Keith F. Witte, Pastor


“We seek to honor and glorify our Triune God by sharing our faith in Jesus Christ as man’s only Savior.

LUTHERAN BIBLE TRANSLATORS: Chris Pluger is returning to Africa to work on translation of the Holy Scriptures. This time he and his family are going to Ethiopia. You can see his presentation on this HERE.


Mercy, Witness, Life Together
  • Sunday, May 2, 2021

    Fifth Sunday of Easter

    Commemoration of Athanasius of Alexandria, Pastor and Confessor

    Divine Service (Sign Up) at 8 am and 10:45 am
    9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
    4:00 pm - Town hall meeting(sign up for in-person or on Zoom)
    Daily Readings: Leviticus 20:2-27; Luke 11:37-54
  • Monday, May 3, 2021
    Daily Readings: Leviticus 21:1-24; Luke 12:1-12
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    Commemoration of Fredrich Wyneken, Pastor and Missionary

    Daily Readings: Leviticus 23:1-22; Luke 12:13-34
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    Commemoration of Frederick the Wise, Christian Ruler

    10:00 am - Busy Bees
    Daily Readings: Leviticus 23:23-44; Luke 12:35-53
  • Thursday, May 6, 2021
    8:45 am - School Chapel
    Daily Readings: Leviticus 24:1-25:55; Luke 12:54-13:17
  • Friday, May 7, 2021

    Commemoration of C. F. W. Walther, Theologian

    Daily Readings: Leviticus 26:1-20; Luke 13:18-55
  • Saturday, May 8, 2021
    Daily Readings: Leviticus 26:21-44; Numbers 1:1-2:34; Luke 14:1-24

  • Sunday, May 9, 2021

    Sixth Sunday of Easter

    Commemoration of Job

    Divine Services (Sign Up) at 8 am and 10:45 am
    9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages