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. 

Enjoy!

Bell Choir

The bell choir at Bethlehem is looking for some more members!  We will begin practicing in late August and some songs require many bells.  It is most helpful if you are able to read music.  If you are interested in joining, please contact Kristine Perryman at murraykr@hotmail.com.

"The Gift of Song"

Benefit Concert to Eliminate Epilepsy Friday, August 1st at 7 pm.  Music will be old and new with professional musicians from near and far.  It will definitely be an evening to remember.  Freewill offering will be appreciated.

 

Lutheran Chick Cups

Buy a mug for your favorite Lutheran chick and support the Bethlehem Lutheran Church choir’s trip to Wittenberg, Germany in 2017 for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation!
Contact Melissa Estervig to place your order: mestervigrn@bellsouth.net; 904-502-6233 . $15/mug

Vicar Matt and Lucy!

There will be a going away party for Vicar Matt and Lucy at Gordon & Valerie Gruhn’s house from 3:00 – 7:00p.m.  We will have swimming, volleyball and, of course, food!  Hamburgers, hotdogs, water, tea and soda will be provided – bring a side dish and your beverage of choice if desired.  Please sign up in the Narthex.  EVERYONE IS WELCOME!  Questions?  vgruhn@gruhnmay.com or 536-2912 (Valerie).