March 30, 2020

Please join us for Sunday Worship Services


10:00 a.m. Worship

with Holy Communion


9:00 a.m. Learning Hour

for Adults & Confirmation Class


8922 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031
Office: 703-978-3131

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A message from Bethlehem...

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

"Still fed by God, still feeding others"


As the Coronavirus/COVID-19 continues to raise concerns around the globe, we are taking precautions to keep our Bethlehem members and visitors safe.


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We invite you to join us for Online Worship

through Facebook Live

(look for Bethlehem Lutheran Church)


Facebook will display a popup window asking if you want to Login or Create a New Account...but you can click on the link which says "Not Now" and access the page.  Here is a quick guide to acccesing the Facebook Live without Creating an Account.

 Schedule 3.30


Here is our Sunday bulletin: 

Sunday's Worship Folder, March 29, 2020



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Also please make sure to like and follow "Bethlehem Lutheran Church" on Facebook.  




Are you joining meetings and studies using Zoom?

Here is a quick guide to Zoom. 


Bethlehem:  The Place of the Manger

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Martin Luther described the Holy Bible as the "cradle of Christ" other words: 

The Manger.


Not only at the Christmas stable, but all year-round, God's people are fed at this Holy Cradle.


We are nourished at this Holy Table.


We are watered at this Holy Font.


At Bethlehem our shared mission is to 

Discover, Celebrate, and Share

Please join us as we do God's work

in Christ's name for the life of the world. 





"This is an opportunity for us to pause, and reflect, to breathe and to think about what it means to be the body of Christ."


Message from Bishop Elizabeth Eaton


God, our peace and our strength, we pray for our nation and the world as we face new uncertainties around coronavirus. Protect the most vulnerable among us, especially all who are currently sick or in isolation. Grant wisdom, patience, and clarity to health care workers, especially as their work caring for others puts them at great risk. Guide us as we consider how best to prepare and respond in our families, congregations, workplaces, and communities. Give us courage to face these days not with fear but with compassion, concern, and acts of service, trusting that you abide with us always, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.




Bethlehem Lutheran Church is a

Reconciling in Christ Congregation

since December 3, 2017.


In faithfulness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, mindful of our Lutheran emphasis on grace, and rejoicing in the celebration of our shared baptismal journey, we welcome as members of our extended family all those who have ever felt excluded by the Church because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, physical or mental challenges, financial resources, or family status.


Our Affirmation of Diversity and Inclusion



Bethlehem Hosts Lutheran Social Services

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Since 1917 LSS/NCA has bold served, confident in the knowledge that every small gesture is a miracle.   LSS welcomes families and children who see refuge from war, poverty and persecution, engaging the community to gather the resources refugee families need, providing support, compassion, and hope as they build new lives and new homes in the Washington DC Metro area.  Beginning in September, BLC will host the offices of this vital ministry.  We are excited and honored to welcome LSS/NCA Refugee Services to Bethlehem!


refugee   The Refugee Crisis

- According to the UNHCR, there are 65.3 million forcibly displaced people around the world.

- On average, 42,500 people per day flee their homes to seek protection within the borders of their own country or other countries.

- The civil war in Syria has led to one of the worst humanitarian crises of our lifetime, with 45% of the Syrian population displaced—over 11 million people.

- 86% of the world's refugees are hosted by developing countries.

- Of the 20 million refugees worldwide, 51% are under the age of 18.

How can you help? Consider supporting these organizations:

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area: WWW.LSSNCA.ORG

Lutheran World Relief: WWW.LWR.ORG

Lutheran Immigration and Relief Service: LIRS