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The Lutheran Reformation is still all about Jesus; that is, faithfully preaching and teaching the good news of Jesus Christ and standing for the teachings of God’s Word as they have been confessed in all times and all places wherever the Gospel is purely taught according to a pure understanding of it and where the Sacraments are administered according to Christ’s institution. With Martin Luther, we still say, “Here we stand, we cannot do otherwise. God help us. Amen.”

The Lutheran Reformation then, and today, is not about throwing away the past, but about retaining and preserving the very best of the Church’s rich history and teachings while filtering out whatever covers and contradicts God’s Word and denies the good news of salvation by grace alone, though faith alone, on account of Christ alone.

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“I am bound by the Scriptures I have quoted and my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not retract anything, since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience. I cannot do otherwise, here I stand, may God help me, Amen.”

Luther at the Diet of Worms (1521), LW 32:112–13

Reformation Kick-off

Reformation Kick-off

We kicked off our 2-year celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on October 30, 2016, the day we acknowledged Reformation 499! After a lovely service we watched a video of President Harrison's welcome to Reformation 500, then celebrated the day with a...

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Back to the Bible

Back to the Bible

One of the main themes of the Reformation was a return to Scriptures as God's authoritative word rather than official church statements. As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, what better way can we celebrate than to return to God's Word? Have you...

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Reformation 2017

Reformation 2017

Reformation 2017 is just around the corner! It will be 500 years since Martin Luther nailed the 95 thesis to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. This writing that went “viral” back then changed the world—Jesus' sacrifice came to light offering hope to people. 499...

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Bethlehem Lutheran Church 2016-2017 Events

October 30, 2016 – Reformation Kick-Off
Introducing “Creedal Corner”
Kick-off of the 2-Year Bible Reading Program (November 6)

November 13, 2016 – Reformation Celebration Service #1
Commemorating Luther’s Birth

Winter 2016 – Trip to Minneapolis Institute of Art
Martin Luther: Art & the Reformation

January 6, 2017 – Gutenberg Press & Geography of Germany
Michaela Wiehe & Rick DeLuca presenting

February 2017 – 4 Week Small Group Bible Study
A Man Named Martin – Part 1: The Man

February 19, 2017 – Reformation Celebration Service #2
Commemorating Luther’s Death

Spring 2017 – Pro-Life Walk
Life Choice Center (Alternatives Clinic)

May 25, 2017 – Outdoor Ascension Service

June 25, 2017 – Reformation Celebration Service #3
Commemorating the Augsburg Confession
Church Picnic & Old Luther Movie

September 30, 2017 – Festival for 500th Anniversary!
Live Presentation of The Gospel of Mark at Bethlehem beginning at 2:30 pm

October 15, 2017 – Metro KC Reformation Hymn Festival
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City

October 29, 2017 – 500th Anniversary & Celebration Service #4
Commemorating the Ninety-Five Thesis
Evening Showing of the movie Luther

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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

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