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As we slowly return to in-person worship, and as Covid remains a real health concern for many, we're offering options at BLC.  However you choose to participate in the life of Bethlehem, we're glad you're here.  We thank God for your faithfulness, and we hope you'll continue to pray, give, and worship in whatever way is most comfortable:

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We are Travelers on a Journey.

We're neighbors and friends... recent transplants and old-timers.  We're travelers on the journey of faith, and we're better together.  Welcome to Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Slater, Iowa.  With more than 140 years of history, we continue to welcome, worship, serve, and live in the name of Jesus Christ for the sake of God's world.

                       



We are

A Community in Christ.

We celebrate ancient stories and sacraments regularly here.  In doing so, we celebrate God's faithfulness in the midst of every day's brokenness.  At Bethlehem, we're small enough to know you by name, and just old enough to remember some history.  For generations, this community has gathered to learn, grow, and share in the good news of Jesus Christ.  Bethlehem is today a vibrant, authentic community of faith where the good news of Jesus Christ shines faithfully still.



Worship Services:

In-Person                                     9:00 a.m.

Sundays via YouTube                 10:30 a.m.



MEET OUR PEOPLE

"One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?”  Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’  The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’  

There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Mark 12:28-31

We're Gifted and Gathered

by Grace.

"We are beggars; this is true."  Luther's last words point to grace, and God's eternal nature to move first in everything.  The Holy Spirit gathers us on Sundays around the Word.  We share in the holy meal, and are reminded again of our true identity (as God's own people).  Renewed and re-centered in Christ, Sunday worship sends us back into our daily lives to love and serve others in Christ's name.


HEAR SUNDAY'S SERMON

We'd Love to Meet You.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church is located in Slater, Iowa.  We're just south of Ames and just north of Ankeny.  Our community serves neighbors in need throughout Sheldahl, Ankeny, Polk City, Ames, Slater, Huxley, Madrid and Cambridge.  For more information, join us for worship, stop by the office, or call.  Bethlehem proudly shares in the mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and its congregations.