Worship & Beliefs

Bethlehem Lutheran Church has a traditional Lutheran worship at 5:30 Saturday and 8 am Sunday.We use a blended style of worship led by a praise team at 10:30 am Sunday.

When we are asked what Christians do, our answer is, “We speak of the good news found in the holy gospel and we worship!”

 

Our Belief Structure as Christians
The church is people who have come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. As Christians we worship, study God’s Word, and live as forgiven sinners with a desire to share what we’ve found to be true with those who don’t yet know Jesus. We also carry out the ministry of Christ as we are able to a hurting, broken world.

The church of Jesus Christ has many expressions of faith. We follow the teachings of Martin Luther, who reformed the church in the sixteenth century by returning to the Good News (Gospel) as the central teaching of Christianity. His message: All people have broken God’s Law, have fallen short of God’s requirements, and therefore deserve eternal punishment. However Jesus Christ paid the full debt by dying on the cross. (Romans 6:23) Those who turn to God in Christ acknowledging that they are sinners and trust that Christ’s death made them right with God will be forgiven by God and welcomed as His people. The benefits are joy and peace in this life and eternal fellowship with God in heaven.

We subscribe to the three historical creeds (statements of faith) of the church: The Apostles Creed, The Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed, as well as the Lutheran Confessional writings.

Our beliefs are expressed through what we do in proclaiming Jesus Christ as God’s means of salvation, living out the Good News through our daily lives, and work with other Christians in a variety of projects and good deeds that bring glory to God and good to those around us.

We ask those who identify with our congregation to be regular in worship, study the Bible frequently, be involved in individual and group prayer, be good stewards of God’s gifts, fellowship with each other, and share God’s love through mission and service.