Welcome to Bethlehem!

COME and GO: Two words with great meaning.  

You are invited to COME to Bethlehem - 
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Join us! God meets us where we are. Join us!  For refreshment, the unloading of burdens through the Word and Sacrament. 

As we continue to do this, we are then prepared to GO and make disciples of all nations.

It is as simple as that. Through weekly worship, and the study of the Word, God reveals Himself to us as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. As we receive the Sacraments, and are filled with the Holy Spirit, we cannot help but to GO and tell others what He has done. 

We are enabled to complete this cycle by proclaiming His name in our context here and in the world through words, service to our neighbors and to the community as a whole. Reaching to the ends of the earth with His message of love, grace and forgiveness. 

As you explore our website feel at home, like a day at the beach. It will become evident that we are passionate about using everything God has given us to bless the lives of all we serve, here at Jacksonville Beach, or the world beyond. As we COME to gather every week at this special place we call “Bethlehem at the Beach,” and then as we GO into our bigger world serving as the Body of Christ. 



Reformation Celebration on October 26th at Bethlehem. Also a celebration at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 4 pm.  Please plan on attending.


District 2014 Convention
Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk
1515 Prudential Drive / Jacksonville, Florida
September 26-28, 2014
The First Coast, North Central Florida
and Tallahassee Zones invite the ladies
and friends of the Florida-Georgia District LWML
to Jacksonville for the 34th Biennial District convention.
Registration information can be
found at http://flgalwml.com.

Pastor Thwala

Dean Reverend Mandla Thwala will be visiting BLC on October 26th!  Please stay tuned as we plan to share the ministry of God in Ntshongweni Lutheran Church in KZN, South Africa.

Widow and widowers!

Saturday, October 18th at noon, meet in Disciples’ Hall. We will be writing cards to our Bethlehem military members. Afterwards we are having pizza and playing Trivia.
Saturday, November 15th at 10:15 am, meet at the church to carpool for a shopping trip and lunch to the Nocatee Farmer’s Market. If it is raining, we will play Trivia at the