Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Established 1874

A congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

You are the light of the world. Let your light shine!” Matthew 5:14-16

Reason for Being and Purpose

Bethlehem Lutheran Church is a christian faith community that believes it has been called, gathered, enlightened, and made holy by the triune God.
Our mission is to worship, grow in faith and love, and reach out to all people proclaiming in word and deed that Jesus Christ is our hope and salvation —yesterday, today, and forever.

Worship in-person on Sunday, September 11, at 9:00 a.m.

For those who do not wish to travel out in the country for Church on the Farm on Sunday, September 11, there will be a service at Bethlehem at our usual worship time of 9:00 a.m. The service will be live streamed on our Facebook page, as has been routine. Please note that no refreshments will be served following the service.

For more information about making a donation to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, click on the button below.

Church in the Country, Sunday, September 11, 10:30 a.m.

Tom & Sue Holst Dairy Farm, 27842 Everyday Rd, rural Lanesboro

Our congregation is planning an outdoor worship service on Sunday, September 11, at 10:30 a.m. The service will take place on the dairy farm of Tom & Sue Holst, 27842 Everyday Rd. Take MN Hwy 250 east out of Lanesboro to Everyday Road. Be sure to bring a lawn chair for the service.

A potluck dinner will follow the service. Bring some food to share if you plan on staying for meal.

Bible Reading, Bible Study, and Church Links

ELCA Website The landing page for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Living Lutheran The digital version of the magazine of the ELCA.

SE MN Synod Website The landing page for the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA.

Good Earth Village Website The landing page for outdoor ministry in the Southeastern Minnesota Synod.

God Pause Daily Devotions Brought to you by the alumni of Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN.

YouVersion An online and mobile Bible app designed to encourage and challenge you to engage God’s word each day. Mobile app for kids, too.

Bible Gateway A website for reading, hearing, studying Scripture, and growing your faith with devotionals, reading plans, and mobile apps.

Lutheran Campus Center of Winona The landing page for the Lutheran Campus Center ministering to college students in Winona.

About Us

Bethlehem Lutheran Church is located on “church hill” in the city of Lanesboro which is about 40 miles south and east of Rochester, Minnesota. Worship is on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Currently, we are worshiping in person. A live stream of the service can be viewed on our Facebook page.


Contact Us

  • bethlehem@acegroup.cc
  • (507) 467 3344

Visit Us

200 Kenilworth Ave S
Lanesboro, MN 55949

Currently we are worshipping in person. However, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are policies and practices for our Sunday and other worship gatherings.

Out of love for God and neighbor…

Use hand sanitizer upon entry and wash your hands and use hand sanitizer often while in the facility.

Members and visitors who are vaccinated and boosted are not required to wear a mask.

Members and visitors are free to wear a mask if they wish to do so.

Unvaccinated and not boosted members and visitors must wear a mask.

There are no physical distancing requirements, but you are welcome to keep a distance from others in the sanctuary as you are able.