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.

Resurrection of Our Lord, Easter Day, April 9, 9 AM, with Choir and Holy Communion

Good Friday, April 7, 7 PM, with choir and congregational singing

Maundy Thursday, April 6, 7 PM, with Holy Communion

Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion, April 2, 9 AM

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

Did you know? “Amazing Grace”…

Tells the story of songwriter and ship captain John Newton’s own spiritual journey, which led him from a scandalous past to a saving conversion.

Is one of the most recorded hymns of all time. The Library of Congress has more than 3,000 recordings in its library.

Has been translated into more than 50 languages.

How sweet the sound!

Join us during Lent 2023 to celebrate God’s amazing grace! The 250th anniversary year of this beloved hymn is just the right time to proclaim the divine grace of our God in the crucified Jesus Christ.

Amazing Grace is a series of Lenten worship services that connect the words of this beloved song to our lives today as Christ’s disciples. Click on the button below for more information about the series.

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.