July 04, 2020

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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Bethlehem Lutheran Church


"Still fed by God, still feeding others"


As the Coronavirus/COVID-19 continues to raise concerns around the globe,

we are taking precautions to keep our Bethlehem members and visitors safe and to continue to support our community and those in need.

 

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How Can You Help?

 

 


 

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We invite you to join us for Online Worship

through Facebook Live

(look for Bethlehem Lutheran Church)

 


Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. Evening Vespers


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Sunday, July 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m. Worship

 

Bulletin for July 5th Here

 

New to Facebook? 

Here is a quick guide to acccesing Facebook Live without Creating an Account.


 07.01.20 Schedule for website

 

 

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More Online events...

 

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White Fagility

Please join us for discussion of the book, "White Fragility, Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism", by Robin Diangelo


Discussions via Zoom

will resume later in the summer

beginning with Chapter 5. 

 

Please watch your BLC Life email for the Zoom access, or contact the BLC office.

 

White Fragility Study Guide 

 

 


 

Are you joining meetings and studies using Zoom?

Here is a quick guide to Zoom. 

 


New on Netflix's Season 5 of Queer Eye Features an Lutheran Pastor


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This Queer Eye Discussion Guide was made in partnership with ReconcilingWorks and Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries to support group conversation about the new season of Queer Eye on Netflix that features a Lutheran Rostered Leader.

 


 

Bethlehem:  The Place of the Manger

 

Martin Luther described the Holy Bible as the "cradle of Christ"...in other words: 

The Manger.

 

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Not only at the Christmas stable, but all year-round, God's people are fed at this 

Holy Cradle.

 

We are nourished at this Holy Table.

 

We are watered at this Holy Font.

 



At Bethlehem our shared mission is to 

Discover, Celebrate, and Share


Please join us as we do God's work

in Christ's name for the life of the world. 

   


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"This is an opportunity for us to pause, and reflect, to breathe and to think about what it means to be the body of Christ."

 

Message about COVID-19 from Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

 

God, our peace and our strength, we pray for our nation and the world as we face new uncertainties around coronavirus. Protect the most vulnerable among us, especially all who are currently sick or in isolation. Grant wisdom, patience, and clarity to health care workers, especially as their work caring for others puts them at great risk. Guide us as we consider how best to prepare and respond in our families, congregations, workplaces, and communities. Give us courage to face these days not with fear but with compassion, concern, and acts of service, trusting that you abide with us always, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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ELCA Reconfirms commitment to combat racism 

 

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) reaffirms its commitment to combating racism and white supremacy following the recent murders of Black Americans.


Read the full statement here

 


 

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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