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.





Gracious Heavenly Father,

We are overwhelmed with joy and gratitude that You love us just as we are and have poured out your love for us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Open our hearts to receive of your love daily so that we can then be a channel of your love into the lives of others. Shape our life as a church that it will be evident to people, including pastors who are called to serve here, that Bethlehem is a community of divine love, giving kindness to people inside and outside the church and sacrificially serving those in need. Transform us with your love. In Jesus’ name we pray …


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.

RSVP to Charleen at blcsecretary@gmail.com or 715-832-9953, ext.2



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

TRUNK OR TREAT @ BLC - Sunday, October 28 from 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

Bring your kids and the neighbor's kids, in costume, to the BLC parking lot for treats handed out from decorated trunks.  Play some games too! 

We need church members to provide their decorated car, truck or van.  Treats will be provided to hand out.

Contact LeAnne Hohman (715-456-7572) to volunteer for this neighborhood event.



The Mission of the Month for October is the Altoona K-9 Project.  Donations can be made payable to BLC and marked for Mission of the Month.

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.

Daily Devotions Are Now Posted in the Wisconsin Christian News

Click Here for access to today's devotion!!

Men's Discussion Group

This is an invitation to a NEW MINISTRY FOR MEN who have an interest in exploring God at work in their lives.  We meet each Tuesday morning at 6:00 am at Burger King, across from Perkins on Hastings Way.

    Come when you can...grow at your pace.


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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   October 2018   
Upcoming Events


Any items you wish published in next month's newsletter must be given to the secretary by this date.


Praise Team
9:40 AM
Spaghetti Dinner
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Spaghetti dinner in the fellowship hall hosted by the National Youth Gathering group. Profits will benefit the 2019 NYG trip.


Bible Study
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM




Praise Team
5:30 PM
5:30 PM


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.
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