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Now to Him Who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Chirst Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever, Amen.

(Ephesians 3:20-21, English Standard Version)

Estate Planning & Taxes Event at Bethlehem Lutheran Church

On Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 10:30 am, please join us in the church basement for a special educational event at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1240 S. Maple Ave, Fairborn, OH.

Controlling & Preserving Your Assets:
Basic Estate Planning and Financial Concepts to Reduce Taxes and Transfer Wealth

Bob Emerson, a former Financial Advisor, will discuss the necessary estate documents required and flow of estate assets. We’ve asked Thrivent Financial Advisor Terry Powers to discuss various topics including Tax Efficiency, Roth Conversions, Qualified Charitable Contributions and Wealth Transfer Efficiency. Retired Greene County Judge Steve Wolaver will also be present to answer any questions and share experiences.

Light Snacks and Drinks will be served.

Please contact the church office at (937) 878-0651 by noon on Thursday, August 12 to reserve a spot for this important Event.


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, July 25, 2021

    Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

    Feast of Saint James the Elder, Apostle

    Divine Service at 8 am and 10:45 am
     9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
    Daily Readings: I Samuel 9:1-27; Acts 21:37-22:16
  • Monday, July 26, 2021
    7:00 pm - Elders' meeting
    Daily Readings: I Samuel 10:1-27; Acts 22:17-29



  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021
    Daily Readings: I Samuel 12:1-25; Acts 22:30-23:11
  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021

    Commemoration of Johann Sebastian Bach, Kantor

    Daily Readings: I Samuel 13:1-18; Acts 23:12-35
  • Thursday, July 29, 2021

    Commemoration of Mary, Martha,and Lazarus of Bethany

    Daily Readings: I Samuel 14:47-15:9; Acts 24:1-23
  • Friday, July 30, 2021

    Commemoration of Robert Barnes, Confessor and Martyr

    Daily Readings: I Samuel 15:10-35; Acts 24:24-25:12
  • Saturday, July 31, 2021

    Commemoration of Joseph of Arimathea

    Daily Readings: I Samuel 16:1-23; Acts 25:13-27
  • Sunday, August 1, 2021

    Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

    Divine Services at 8 am and 10:45 am
    9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
    4:00 pm - BSF summer get-together