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Psalm 32

How blessed you are if your wrongs are forgiven and your sins are covered.

How blessed you are if the LORD does not count sins against you, and if there is no deception in your spirit.

When I kept silent, I wore out my limbs, groaning all day long,

Day and night Your hand was heavy on me; my vitality was drained by the summer heat.

I told You my sin and did not cover my wrong, I said,”I will confess, O Most High: I will confess my wrongs, O LORD.” And You took away my sin and guilt.

That is why all Your devoted ones pray to You. When distress comes, or a flood of raging waters, it will not reach them.

You are my Hiding Place; You protect me against trouble. You surround me with people who are rescued, and shouting about it.

(The LORD): I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go. I will advise you, keeping My eye on you.

Do not be like a horse or a mule without sense; with a bit and bridle their rebellion must be restrained so you can come near them.

The wicked suffer much! But if you trust the LORD, He will surround you with mercy.

Delight in the LORD and be glad, you who are righteous , and sing happily, all you whose hearts are honest.

An American Translation (AAT)


Rev. Keith F. Witte, Pastor

“Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church & School is community of sinners trusting in the forgiveness given by the crucified and risen Christ, offering peace, joy, stability, and purpose to a despairing and chaotic wo9rld by sharing this gospel through our words and deeds.”

LUTHERAN BIBLE TRANSLATORS: Pray for Chris Pluger and his family in Ethiopia due to ongoing civil unrest in that country has endangered all foreign residents. You can see his presentation on this HERE.

Mercy, Witness, Life Together
  • Sunday, June 16, 2024

    Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

    Father’s Day

     8:00 am - Divine Service
     9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
    10:45 am - Divine Service
    Daily Readings: Proverbs 16:1-24; John 16:1-16
  • Monday, June 17, 2024
    Daily Readings: Proverbs 17:1-20:4; John 16:17-33
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024
    Daily Readings: Proverbs 20:5-21:31; John 17:1-26


  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024
    11:00 am - Busy Bees
    Daily Readings: Proverbs 22:1-21; John 18:1-14
  • Thursday, June 20, 2024
    Daily Readings: Proverbs 22:22-23:12; John 18:15-40
  • Friday, June 21, 2024

    Ohio District LWML Convention, Canton, Ohio

     5:00 pm - LIFE meeting
    Daily Readings: Proverbs 24:1-22; John 19:1-22
  • Saturday, June 22, 2024

    Ohio District LWML Convention, Canton, Ohio


    Daily Readings: Proverbs 25:1-26:28; John 19:23-42
  • Sunday, June 16, 2024

    Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

     8:00 am - Divine Service
     9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages
    10:45 am - Divine Service