A Casual Setting for Worship
For those who prefer a more relaxed worship setting with uplifting Christian music, Bethlehem offers a contemporary service at 10:45am Sundays. From the third weekend in May through Labor Day weekend, the contemporary service is held at 9:15am rather than 10:45am.
While the atmosphere is more informal than traditional worship, the liturgy, message and music are true to the Scriptures. Music is led by our praise team each week. A staffed nursery is available every Sunday from 9am – 11:45am.
Communion is served the second and fourth Sundays in Contemporary worship.
What We Believe About Communion
In accordance with the Scriptures, we believe that in this sacrament the true body and blood of Christ is received with the bread and wine. It is not a symbolic eating and drinking. Christ is truly present giving us the same body and blood given and shed for us on the cross. As we receive this Sacrament in faith we are assured of God’s forgiveness and strengthened in our love for Him.
By participating together we also confess our oneness in Christ and our unity in what we believe and teach in the Lutheran Church. Those worshiping with us who are in doubt and yet desire to receive the Sacrament are asked to speak with the pastor before communing.
Note: Individual cups of non-alcoholic white wine are available for pregnant women, people with allergies to dye/yeast, or other issues.