Christmas Worship Times

DECEMBER 24 — Christmas Eve Worship
10:00 am – Children help to tell the story of Jesus’ birth
4:00 pm – Spirit Garage Worship
5:00 pm – Family-focused with carols, candles and Holy Communion
10:00 pm – Traditional Christmas Eve with carols, candles and Holy Communion

DECEMBER 25 — Christmas Day Worship
10:15 am – with Holy Communion

All worship services will be live-streamed on our YouTube Channel.

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Nov
22

Advent Drive-Thru Church

November 22 | Both Campuses

Join us at both the Minneapolis and Minnetonka campuses to start your preparation for Advent! Drop off food and gift donations for ICA & CES and pick up Advent resources for home.

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Dec
20

The Longest Night

December 20 | Livestream

A Christmas service of hope & healing. You are invited to bring your whole self with all that you are feeling to this space where God’s word proclaims the Christ child is born for you.

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Dec
24

Silent Night Sing

December 24 |

We invite you to join Mount Olivet Lutheran Church and Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities for a time of story, prayer, and song outside. Tune your radio to your local classical public radio station (99.5 in the Twin Cities). Step outside on your front step, light a candle, and get ready to sing. Invite your neighbors. Open your heart and know that God is with us.

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Music & Reflections for Advent and Christmas

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1: 5

This single passage from John’s gospel served as the inspiration for this collection of reflections and music for the Advent and Christmas season that we are calling, The Dawn of Redeeming Grace.  Music is a vital expression of our faith throughout the liturgical year, but it takes on even more significance during the Advent and Christmas season.  When we sing such beloved carols as “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Joy to the World,” or “Silent Night,” we are singing the very story of Christ’s birth.  It is a story of expectation, of hope, of light, and of love that takes place in the most humble of settings.  For the Son of God, the Word made flesh and love’s pure light, came to us on earth as a humble child in the manger.  So as we enter into this season together, may this collection of readings and music invite you into the fullness of the hope, the love, the peace, the joy, and the light that can be found throughout the telling of Christ’s humble birth.

We hope you enjoy listening to this collection of readings and music, and that it adds to your enjoyment of the Advent and Christmas season.  So from all of us here at Bethlehem, we wish you a blessed Advent and a Merry Christmas!