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.





If you are in need of a Pastor, contact Pastor Gary Rokenbrodt at 218-371-1335 (cell), 715-861-3943 (home after 4 pm) or via email at g_ryebread@live.com


Our annual Walk for Hunger Nyre You will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019. We are taking donations for the silent auction now, and they can be left in the church office. Please mark the item with your name and “Walk for Hunger.” Please feel free to donate a service (rake a lawn, plant flowers, paint a room, bake cookies, pie, etc), individual items for us to use in baskets, baskets, gift certificates or gift cards. If you have a larger item to donate, please contact Jennie Childs at 715-829-7024. Check out the fellowship hall bulletin board for the volunteer sign-up sheet. This is our only fundraiser for Feed A Child Nyre You, and your donations, time and prayers are greatly appreciated.

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.


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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   April 2019   
Upcoming Events


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.
Worship w\HC
5:30 PM


Prayer Group
10:00 AM


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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