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Welcome

The people of Bethlehem Lutheran Church welcome you, to our site, to our community.


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We've been here in Billings since 1949 - We took the name "Bethlehem" because, like Jesus, the church was born in a barn. Many renovations later, the church has a lovely sanctuary, education wing and fellowship hall.

We are a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. To us, "evangelical" means gospel-centered. We are all about sharing the good news (the gospel) of what God has done and is doing in the world. To say we are "Lutheran" means we are grounded in the understanding that we are saved through faith by grace (Ephesians 2:8).

Bethlehem is also a Reconciling In Christ congregation. All are welcome, no exceptions. You are invited to view our welcome statement.

We gather around the sacrament of communion once a week, because this bread of life and cup of salvation, strengthens and nourishes us to be people of God. We, you, me and the whole human family are the beloved people of God. Our Lutheran understanding of grace reminds us that nothing we do, or fail to do, can change God's love for us. But we forget.


Come. Be reminded of God's love. Be re-membered in community with others.

Upcoming Events

Fri Sep 22
Intermountain Focus Group

Pr Jean will be in Helena for this meeting.

 

Sun Sep 24
16th Sunday after Pentecost, Lutheran Teachings: What does it mean to be an ELCA congregation?

 

8:30 - 9:20 am First Service
9:30 - 10-20 am Learning Hour
10:30 - 11:30 am Second Service
11:30 - 12:30 am Fellowship
6:30 - 7:20 pm Seekers & Skeptics

Jonah 3:10--4:11 God’s concern for the city of Nineveh

Psalm 145:1-8 The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. (Ps. 145:8)

Philippians 1:21-30 Standing firm in the gospel

Matthew 20:1-16 The parable of the vineyard workers

Tue Sep 26 06:30 pm
THE MUSLIM THREAT? - OR THE THREAT TO MUSLIMS?

We have seen an explosion in recent years of information about Islam and about Muslim people. TV specials, magazine articles, books, specially-produced DVDs - each presenting its own viewpoint on the world's second-largest religion. Some are produced by Muslims and portray a tolerant, peace-loving religion practiced by a culturally diverse population. Others challenge this with a picture of a backward religion and culture which is completely incompatible with modern Western civilization and which fosters violence and extremism. Which are we to believe? How can we evaluate such conflicting claims? And is there an unseen force behind this flood of publicity?

Pastor Steven Benson will shed some light on these and other issues. He will draw on his experiences and conversations over many years with Muslims and Christians in America, the Middle East, and South Asia. He will also bring to bear insights from the past 1400 years of Christian-Muslim encounters and studies of modern propaganda campaigns. 

Wed Sep 27 06:00 pm
Confirmation
 
Wed Sep 27 07:00 pm
WELCA Business Meeting
Notice:  The WELCA business meeting has been moved up a day to Wednesday.