April 25, 2019

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


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Fairfax, VA 22031
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A message from Bethlehem...


This Sunday,

April 28th, 10:00 a.m.

Outdoor Worship

with a Blessing of the Animals

(rain or shine)


In light of Earth Day on 

April 22, all are welcome to join (whether you bring an animal to bless or not) and our focus will be on caring for God's whole creation.

"Blessing of the Animals" has become a more common worship practice in recent decades among Lutherans, often taking place on or near Earth Day (April 22) or around the commemoration of Francis of Assisi, 1182-1226.


All pets welcome, or you may bring a picture of your pet if you prefer


God and Dog Book




listen to Wendy Francisco's, "GoD and DoG"






Bethlehem Lutheran Church

"Still fed by God, still feeding others"


At Bethlehem our shared mission is to

Discover, Celebrate, and Share

Please visit us and experience the connection.


bread1This is Christ's Church.

There is a place for you

here at Bethlehem

(which means "House of Bread").

We are the church that shares a living, daring, confidence

in God's grace.    Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person - questions, complexities, and all.


Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world. 


 Bishop Easter Message

Listen to

Bishop Easton's

Easter message



Bishop Elizabeth Easton is the presiding Bishop of the ELCA.





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

of the National Capital Art LSSlogo_ForPrinter1ea!


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