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                                                                                                        Administrative Ministry Assistant

                                                                                                       Jennifer McGrady

Senior Pastor
Eric Hullstrom
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2024 Church Council

President:       Derek Thilges

Vice Pres:        Lisa Berggren

Secretary:       Courtney Boekelman

Treasurer:       Thomas Blodgett

Education:       Lisa Berggren

Stewardship:  Kelsey Bosma

Worship:          Darla Thompson

Evangelism-

Fellowship:      Teresa Cooper

                            and Darryl Friest

Property:          Larry Lawson

 

YESTER-YEAR

1896 FOUNDING FATHERS AND MOTHERS

In the beginning, our church was called

"Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Free Church".

In 1917 we joined the "Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church of America".  

In the year 2013, we became Bethlehem Lutheran Church,

Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ.

The first services for the Norwegian immigrants were most likely held in homes

and empty buildings until more room was needed. 

At the same time, the First German Reformed Church in Buffalo Center had outgrown their present church and so in 1894  it was purchased By Bethlehem Lutheran for $275.00.  It was then moved to the north part of town.  This was no easy task for this was during the horse and buggy days.  In 1957, we broke ground for a larger church.  We dedicated this church to the work of our Lord on June 14th, 1959.  The total cost of this was $127,900.00, with much donated labor. 

Later on a new addition and a 38 ft. bell tower were added.

TODAY

Our church has and is carrying out education through Sunday School,

Women's Circle Studies, Bethel Bible Series, Crossways Studies, in home Bible studies, new member classes along with many other group gatherings. 

We have been blessed by those on the mission field whether near or far

carrying out the discipleship of God.  

We are a family of believers committed to the propagation of the Gospel

and sharing the Love of God with those we come in contact with.  

Serving in many ways, such as quilts for missions, food bank offerings

and collecting school supplies.

We are a growing church actively working out in our community,

with "One God Network", Vacation Bible School, Guest Nights,

Christmas pageants and Soup Suppers.

 

TOMORROW-2024 AND BEYOND

In 2021, we celebrated 125 years of  "Passing the Spirit from Age to Age"

We are living proof that the spirit has indeed been passed down from age to age. 

Through that time, God has been glorified in and through so many people. 

And now today, as we look forward to what else God is going to be doing in the next 125 years and beyond, we do so with much hope and excitement. 

God is doing a thing here and we are ready to be used by Him for His Glory

as we continue passing the Spirit from Age to Age. 

Hands together in prayer to God along with the bible In the Christian concept of faith, sp

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