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.
BLC Service Weekend
Jesus said, "My command is this, Love each other" John 15:17. We are planning a service weekend to share the Love of Christ through Bethlehem Lutheran Church to the community around us.
April 4th, 5th and 6th, we will have multiple community service projects going on all weekend. The idea is to encourage as many members of Bethlehem to get out in the community as possible and serve our community. Can you imagine over 100 members of Bethlehem all working various service projects on the same weekend? There will be numerous service opportunities for everyone to choose from. We will be serving the preschool families dinner on Friday evening, painting some rooms at the preschool, working for a person with MS, assisting with the Hunger Fight at Shepherd of the Woods, singing to shut ins, walking door to door evangelizing and more. There is something for everyone. Mark your calendars NOW. See the sign up sheets in the Narthex.
Service projects not only give us the opportunity to serve our community, but they also help us build up our own relationships here at Bethlehem. Let's show our love for one another and all experience the energy, excitement, and stronger friendships that comes with working alongside Christian friends!
Youth Mission Trip!
This summer all high school and middle school youth are invited to come have the experience of a lifetime as a servant of the Lord. This summer we will be heading up to our close neighbors in Savannah, GA to learn the true meaning of "Love thy neighbor as thyself." The trip will be Sunday, June 15 - Friday, June 20! For more information please contact Amy Gruhn at email@example.com.
Thursday Morning Bible Study
Are you free at 9:30 am on Thursday mornings? Join us at "The Cottage" for a time of fellowship and the study of God's Word. A new study began January 23rd, join us and don't miss a thing! Each week we will be discussing a prophet, major and minor alike. Come and discuss how God spoke by the prophets. The Bible Study led by Vicar Matt @ 9:30 am Thursday morning at "The Cottage." See you there!
Widow and Widowers Club
Thank you for all the donations to the Widows' Club project of making Valentines gifts for our homebound members. Because of your generosity, we were able to put together and deliver 14 gift bags.
The Widows' Club will meet on Saturday, March 15th at noon in Disciples Hall to write Easter cards for our military members. We will have a pizza lunch.
The Widows' Club will meet on Saturday, April 26th at 7:30AM at the park on 4th Avenue South Jacksonville Beach for breakfast. If it is raining, we will meet at the church instead. Please call Eunice Schauer, 904-292-0254, if you have any questions.