Bethlehem Lutheran Church is part of the NC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Our teachings are based on the Gospel of the New Testament. Our church services generally last one hour or less and are comprised of confession, forgiveness, readings, a meaningful sermon, and prayers. We generally sing an opening hymn, Hymn of the day, and a closing hymn, although there may be more hymns and singing on festival Sundays. In normal times we have communion every Sunday and everyone that is baptised in the name of Jesus Christ is welcome at His table. Post pandemic we have begun offering communion again but for now, only on the first and third Sundays of the month.
Kids of all ages are welcome! Children are welcome and encouraged to be with you during worship. There is always a childrens message where they can go up front for a special message during this time, if they feel comfortable. If they will only come with an adult, you are welcome to bring them forward during the children's message. Should they become fussy and you wish to take them out, we do have a nursury in the Narthex where they can play and you can continue to listen to worship.
You may park in our lot anywhere around the church building. We do have two Visitor spots just to the right of the front doors to the entrance but you do not have to park in a Visitor spot.
Come as you are! You do not have to be in a three piece suit or ball gown to attend church with us. You will see our members dressed in everything from dress pants, sport coats, and dresses to jeans, khakis, and shorts.
If you wish to receive more information on the church, please speak with our greeters or the Pastor. If you wish to join as a member, please speak with the Pastor. The Pastor is always available to greet members and visitors immediately following worship.