Children's Ministry

Children in Worship

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

We welcome small children. Families are encouraged to commune together where children will receive a blessing. A cry room is located in the back of the sanctuary and a staffed nursery is available should your little ones become restless. Either may be used anytime during the service.

Click the heading of each ministry area below to learn more!

Sunday School

Sunday School classes are available for Parents & Two’s all the way through Senior Youth. Sunday School is held at 9:30 each Sunday morning.


Fall and Spring sessions of Midweek are offered for children ages Pre-K-6th Grade.

Children are invited to learn and experience God’s word through Bible stories in an exciting rotation of activities, crafts, and dramas.

Spring 2018 Midweek: February 14—March 21

Classes meet each Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:00.

Point of Contact: Pastor Priem

Vacation Bible School

Splash Canyon VBS logoSave-the-Date for VBS 2018 — July 23-26
Life is full of thrills and spills; we may not know what’s around the bend, but God does! At Splash Canyon, kids will discover that, on life’s wild ride, Jesus is by our side.

Splash Canyon will be held from 9-11:45 am. Student and Staff registration information will be posted as soon as it’s available.


Mighty Fortress — In Jesus, the Victory Is Won!

Our 2017 Vacation Bible School was held July 17-20 and followed the theme “A Mighty Fortress.” A team of intrepid volunteers filled the church with great decorations including an impressive 3-dimensional, 13-foot tall castle to remind all of us of the central message that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble.” (Psalm 46:1).

Throughout the week we had fun and games, snacks, and most importantly, story times from God’s Word sharing the victory He won for us through Jesus Christ. Almost 150 kids participated, learning Bible memory verses and fun songs with a CD to take home to help remember that message.

The kids and their families also contributed mightily to this year’s mission project — working through Samaritan’s Purse to purchase goats to provide lasting help for impoverished families overseas. Through the generosity of all involved, over $2,000 dollars (about 30 goats) will make an incredible difference in the lives of families who desperately need it.

Thanks be to God for the great success of “A Mighty Fortress” Vacation Bible School, through the time, talents, prayers, and gifts of His people!

We look forward to see God’s work in and through our Bethlehem family next year and hope you’ll take part!

Guiding Star Preschool & School-Age Care

Guiding Star LogoGuiding Star Preschool and School-age Care is an outreach ministry of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

We offer strength and support to parents in the responsibility and privilege of raising their children in a caring, Christ-centered atmosphere.

A child’s growth is a sequential and orderly process and the nurturing of children’s spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical needs is the foundation of Guiding Star Preschool.

We offer daily, half-day, and full-time preschool programs Monday-Friday for ages 2-5 years.  We also offer Before & After School for elementary students in the Ray-Pec school district.

Children are encouraged in their faith through daily devotion, chapel time, Bible stories, songs, and application of Christian living throughout their day.

For more information, request an enrollment packet, or to schedule a tour, contact Felecia Desneux, Director at 816-322-3444. Rates and classroom information are available at their website.


Worship Times

8:00 and 10:45 am

8:00 am on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays
10:45 am on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sundays

Sunday School & Adult Bible Classes
9:30 am

Lenten Services
Each Wednesday
February 14-March 21
4:00 pm
7:00 pm

*Maundy Thursday
4:00 pm
7:00 pm

Good Friday
4:00 pm
7:00 pm

*Easter Vigil
8:00 pm

(*with Holy Communion)

Easter Sunday
Sunrise Service (held outdoors)
6:30 am
Celebration Services
8:00 am
10:45 am

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

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