March 05, 2021

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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Bethlehem Lutheran Church


"Still fed by God, still feeding others"

 

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We invite you to join us for

Online Worship through Facebook Live

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March 7, 2021  |  10:00 a.m. Worship

 

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Last Sunday's Worship Service bulletin

 


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Bethlehem was recently honored as Lutheran Social Service'sLSS Hero of the Month

Hero of the Month.

 

LSS, in partnership with faith communities, foundations, government partners and hosts of volunteers, welcomes thousands of refugees from around the world to the United States every year.  It is our joy at Bethlehem to support LSS in their goal to help refugees gain self-sufficiency through resettlement and employment services.

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Gospel of Mark Journible

 

A Journible is an optional learning tool for the study of the Gospel of Mark. When finished,journible you have a collectible book for use during the year of Mark.

 

Each book is organized so that you can write out your own copy of Scripture. Bible text is written on one side of the book, with space for your own notes and comments on the other side.

 

If you would like to order a Journible for the Gospel of Mark, it is available to order online. You may also write in any other journal, notebook, etc.

 

 

Gospel of Mark Journibles may be ordered at

Reformation Heritage Books

 


 

Jesus and the DisinheritedJesus and the Disinherited

by Howard Thurman

 

You are invited to read with us, Jesus and the Disinherited, by Howard Thurman. We will have the month of February to read the book on our own, and we'll have a Zoom call together at the end of February to discuss. Available on Amazon - take a moment to order your copy now, and do plan to join us. Once again, we are linking with our sibling congregations in learning and growing in faith.

 

 


 

Bethlehem:  The Place of the Manger


Martin Luther described the Holy Bible as the "cradle of Christ"

...in other words: 

 

The Manger.

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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. 

 


 

Are you joining meetings and studies using Zoom?

Here is a quick guide to Zoom. 

  


 

As the Coronavirus/COVID-19 continues to raise concerns around the globe,

we are taking precautions to keep our Bethlehem members and visitors safe and to continue to support our community and those in need.

 

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How Can You Help?

 

 


BishopEaton

 

"We are never alone."


 "... Precisely in our distress, in our dislocation, the Lord shows up. Emmanuel—God with us—makes his home in the very places we find foreign or isolating. The young Honduran woman, and all of us, can find hope because of the birth of Mary’s child. There is no God-forsaken place and we are never alone— not in hospital rooms, or sheltering in place, or Zoom calls or on dangerous roads. Many of us will not be physically home for Christmas, but we are truly home in Christ."

 

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton

Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

 

Read Bishop Eaton's full Christmas Message Here

 

 

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ELCA Reconfirms commitment to combat racism 

 

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) reaffirms its commitment to combating racism and white supremacy following the recent murders of Black Americans.


Read the full statement here

 


 

New Logo CroppedBethlehem 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