June 25, 2019

Please join us for Sunday Worship Services

 

10:00 a.m. Worship

with Holy Communion

 

9:00 a.m. Learning Hour

for Adults & Confirmation Class

 

8922 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031
Office: 703-978-3131


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A message from Bethlehem...

 


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Sunday, June 9th is Pentecost Sunday!  

"The Holy Spirit is the breath of God within us."

    - Henri Nouwen

 

Please join us for a special worship service

at 10:00 a.m, and a picnic after service

to celebrate the end of the Sunday School  year.

 



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The Blessing of the Animals and focus on Caring for God's Creation celebrated outside at our pavilion was a touching service that welcoming visitors and 4-legged friends.

 

 

 

 

God and Dog Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Worship Service, listen to Wendy Francisco's, "GoD and DoG"

 

 


 

 


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During May we will review the ELCA Social Statement, "Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope and Justice", and how it might apply at Bethlehem.  Check it out!



Bethlehem Lutheran Church


"Still fed by God, still feeding others"

 

At Bethlehem our shared mission is to

Discover, Celebrate, and Share

Please visit us and experience the connection.

 

bread1This is Christ's Church.

There is a place for you

here at Bethlehem

(which means "House of Bread").

We are the church that shares a living, daring, confidence

in God's grace.    Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person - questions, complexities, and all.

 

Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world. 

 

 


 

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Bethlehem Lutheran Church is a

Reconciling in Christ Congregation

since December 3, 2017.

 

In faithfulness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, mindful of our Lutheran emphasis on grace, and rejoicing in the celebration of our shared baptismal journey, we welcome as members of our extended family all those who have ever felt excluded by the Church because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, physical or mental challenges, financial resources, or family status.

 

Our Affirmation of Diversity and Inclusion

 


 

Bethlehem Hosts Lutheran Social Services

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Since 1917 LSS/NCA has bold served, confident in the knowledge that every small gesture is a miracle.   LSS welcomes families and children who see refuge from war, poverty and persecution, engaging the community to gather the resources refugee families need, providing support, compassion, and hope as they build new lives and new homes in the Washington DC Metro area.  Beginning in September, BLC will host the offices of this vital ministry.  We are excited and honored to welcome LSS/NCA Refugee Services to Bethlehem!

 

refugee   The Refugee Crisis

- According to the UNHCR, there are 65.3 million forcibly displaced people around the world.

- On average, 42,500 people per day flee their homes to seek protection within the borders of their own country or other countries.

- The civil war in Syria has led to one of the worst humanitarian crises of our lifetime, with 45% of the Syrian population displaced—over 11 million people.

- 86% of the world's refugees are hosted by developing countries.

- Of the 20 million refugees worldwide, 51% are under the age of 18.


How can you help? Consider supporting these organizations:

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area: WWW.LSSNCA.ORG

Lutheran World Relief: WWW.LWR.ORG

Lutheran Immigration and Relief Service: LIRS