Bethlehem seeks to PRAY and PLAY together in Christ, to His glory.



Adult Bible Study,  Sunday School and Youth Bible Study: Sunday  9:00 am

Divine Service: Sun. 10:30 am Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays

Adult Bible Study: Wed. 10:00 am









Due to Covid-19 it has become necessary to cancel our annual Rummage Sale, which usually takes place on Memorial Day weekend. Our goal is to reschedule this event for later in the year. When our Ladies' Society is able to meet once again this issue will be addressed and a final decision made. Watch for updates.

3805 County Road 612

Lewiston, Michigan 49756



GOOD NEWS: The governor has decided to allow churches to meet for worship, provided we follow CDC guidelines. Bethlehem has instituted protocols that meet and exceed those guidelines. We -- the Board of Elders and I -- have decided that we will reopen the church for regular services on May 17. I would love to see all of you sitting out in the sanctuary at 10:30. As promised, our first service together will be a much delayed Easter Morning celebration. If, however, you feel it is not safe for you to attend, by all means stay home. There are still going to be opportunities for you to worship in place thanks to churches who have the technology to provide that resource. God bless.


Visit the LCMS web site for the readings for each Sunday:











From Pastor Steven Thiel: 

Our world is broken. It is okay to feel sad or disappointed about what’s happening during this crisis. It is all just a reminder that our world is broken. This isn’t how God created it; it is the result of sin. Sin, and the brokenness it causes, should make us sad. Even Jesus cried over things that were sad, and there’s a Bible book, Lamentations, written by the prophet Jeremiah, who was heartbroken, lamenting (crying out to God) due to what he saw.

Jesus is the answer! While we may be sad, we don’t have to stay sad. The Bible says, “Weeping may last for the night, but joy comes with the morning” (Psalm 30:5). How can we have joy if circumstances haven’t changed? By choosing to focus on Jesus!

You see, Jesus came and died on the cross in our place. He defeated sin and death! While our world still groans in brokenness, it won’t forever! Jesus is going to make a new heaven and new earth where everything will be perfect again. There won’t be any crying, pain, or death (Revelation 21:4).

If we put our faith and trust in Christ, our biggest problem has been solved! That problem isn’t COVID-19, cancelled plans, or a tight budget—it is sin. And Jesus solved that problem on the cross for us since he loves us so much! That’s why Romans 8:18 says, “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”

God is in control! We don’t have to worry or be afraid for God is in control. Nothing surprises Him and He has never made a mistake (Isaiah 46:9–10). We don’t know what the future will bring but we do know that God loves us and will work all things for our good (Ro. 8:28). We can run to Him (Pro. 18:10) when we feel afraid (Psalm 56:3–4) because He is our rock and strong tower (Psalm 18:2). He never promises that we won’t have times that are really hard, but He does promise to walk through them with us (Psalm 23:4) and we can trust Him since He is good (Psalm 34:8), kind (Psalm 86:15), and always faithful (Lamentations 3:22–23). 

We have two Bible Study groups every week - Sunday and Wednesday mornings. Bring your own Bible or use one of ours. One size fits all. Join us!