Welcome 

VISION STATEMENT

Loved and forgiven by a gracious Triune God, we become a community of love that inspires worship, compassion, service, prayer and spiritual growth in Christ  -  within these walls and beyond.


Our Mission: To make disciples by sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus.


Imagine: Christ Alive At Bethlehem!

 Bethlehem is a Missouri Synod Lutheran church located in Altoona, WI.  Our best understanding of God's calling and plan for Bethlehem is to connect people to His Son, Jesus Christ, and to show God's love by caring for each other, our guests and visitors, and our community.

God's Will for the Future of Our Congregation
Our community is Christ centered because of His work through Bethlehem.  We are His hands reaching out to our community providing a stable shelter.  Bethlehem is a beacon of hope and care in the sea of life because we are anchored to His Word.

Our guests return often because they are connected to Jesus through the Gospel.  They are genuinely welcomed, consistently included, and intentionally supported.

Our members are passionate disciples worshipping and growing in Christ with a deep, contagious faith.  We are equipped, encouraged, and challenged to be His servants to the world.

Join with us to realize this vision for Bethlehem and our community!

Come as Visitors, Leave as Friends
At Bethlehem we foster a spirit of evangelism, encourage personal witness, and invite our community to join the Family of God through faith in His Son Jesus Christ.  When we participate in the congregation's mission to make disciples by sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus, we bring God's love to our homes, neighbors, and nations of the entire world.

Join us!
We welcome you to join us at any time for worship, Bible study, and any activities that interest you. 

Sunday School at 8:45 am

Sunday Morning Worship at 10:00 am

Holy Communion is celebrated on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays.

If you would like to become a member of Bethlehem, please contact the church office for more information.

 

 

Announcements 

WEEKLY PRAYER

Lord Jesus, we thank and praise you that you have broken down the barriers separating God and humanity … that you sacrificed your life on the cross to be the bridge to forgiveness and a reconciled relationship with yourself. Thank you also that in connecting us to you, you also connected us to each other. Bless your Church around the world that it might live in unity with one another, loving each other as you have loved us. And bless Bethlehem Lutheran Church, that we might be one in you, seeking reconciliation when sins divide us, speaking the truth in love, and continuing together to build the Kingdom as we bring people to you. Jesus, we ask this in your name …


PASTORAL CARE

If you are in need of a Pastor, contact Pastor Mark Schulz at 715-210-5351 (cell), 715-834-2486 (Peace Church) or via email at MarkS@MyPeaceChurch.com


THE NEXT SEASON - BIBLE STUDY & DISCUSSION

We invite you to help shape the next season of Bethlehem's life while allowing God to shape your life through His life-giving Word.  Over six weeks we will consider the six values held by Bethlehem as identified in last fall's visioning process: God is Love; Worship; Forgiveness & Salvation; Community; Spiritual feeding through God's Word; Serving.  In addition to considering key Bible passages speaking to these themes, we will be discussing questions as to how Bethlehem can better live out these values and what you are looking for in your next pastor.

This is your opportunity to ...

  • speak into the process of calling your future pastor
  • hear from God regarding His heart for your life and your church
  • gain a better understanding of Bethlehem's mission and your calling as a follower of Jesus.

This study will take place on the following Mondays from 6 pm - 7 pm at Bethlehem: October 8, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19.  Join us for any or all, as your schedule permits.

 

 


Attention Singers/Musicians

Worship Ministry is in need of additional musicians and singers. If you play an instrument (guitar, keyboard drums, anything) or enjoy singing, we want you. We are looking for people who would like to sing or play once a month or more. You plan based on your time schedule.  If interested, please contact Jennie Childs.


ADDRESS UPDATES

If you have a son or daughter who is away at college or moved away from home, call or send an email to the church office.  We'd like to keep them in the Bethlehem family loop with newsletters and emails.


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Upcoming Events
NOV

13

TUE
NOV

14

WED
Praise Team
5:30 PM
Confirmation
5:30 PM
NOV

15

THU
Bulletin Announcement Deadline
8:00 AM
If you have an announcement for the weekly bulletin, please have it to the church secretary by 8:00 am.
NOV

18

SUN
NOV

19

MON
NOV

20

TUE
BLC Volunteer Day at Bethesda
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Prayer Group
9:00 AM
Insight for Living Daily Broadcast