Bethlehem Lutheran Church

90 Years


Living God's Word

1375 Grand Avenue

Baldwin, NY  11510



As a community of faith and a whole life ministry focused on Living God's Word, we embrace and learn from the diversity in our midst. We seek to meet all people with God's grace and eternal love shown to all God's people through the life, death and resurrection of God's only Son, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, culture, marital status, addictions, sexual orientation, economic status, ability or label. 

You are welcome here!

Worship With Us!

Every Sunday with Communion - 10:30 a.m.

Sunday School - 9:00-10:15 a.m.

July and August-with Communion-9:30 a.m.


As part of our 90th Anniversary celebration we will hold the following special worship services: 

Special Worship Experiences

Sunday, April 30 - Worship with the "blue hymnal book" (1950's)
Sunday, June 18 - Worship with the "red hymnal book" (1965)

Sunday, September 24 - Worship with the "green hymnal book" 

Sunday, October 1st-Pastor John Backe will preach. Pastor Backe was ordained at BLC.

Sunday, October 15-Pastor Kimberly Wilson will preach at Bethlehem.

Sunday, October 29th-Pastor Robert Isaksen, a former pastor of this congregation, will preach at Bethlehem.

Come worship with us!


Bethlehem Lutheran Church is excited and honored to welcome David Wynne as their new organist!

David Wynne

DAVID WYNNE-Pianist, Organist, Composer

David has had an extraordinary career as a pianist spanning over 30 years. From his native home of Houston, Texas to New Orleans, LA, New York and Paris, David’s music has entertained audiences and dignitaries such as Robin Williams, George Bush, The Dalai Lama, and Prince Charles. Ella Fitzgerald told David “To you Dave, you’re so great and charming. Love, Ella For you Youngblood” and Denzel Washington said, “It doesn’t get any better than David Wynne”.

David is a well-rounded musician. His David Wynne Group’s diversified, eclectic sounds include Dance, Classic Rock, Motown, Funk, Disco, R&B, and Jazz. Among his long list of performances as a soloist or guest performer include at museums such as MOMA, The Frick Collection, and The Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; at private clubs such as The Greenwich Country Club; The Larchmont Shore Club, and The Beverly Hill’s Country Club,;  and at corporations such as Berkshire Hathaway, IBM, Microsoft, Houston Grand Opera, and Goldman Sachs.

Highlights of David’s love for performing sacred music include serving  as pianist/organist, choral /music director and composer at St. Michael’s Church, Greenwich, CT; St. James Presbyterian Church in Harlem; St. John’s Episcopal Church, New Rochelle; and First United Methodist Church, Mt. Vernon.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church is blessed to have David’s talents and look forward to him enhancing the Sunday School music program and building a new choir.

Welcome David!

More information about David can be found at




The Rev. James D. Smith

Pastor's Message

For pastoral care please contact Pastor James D. Smith at
(516) 223-3400 or email

Fellowship meal

Upcoming Events and Announcements

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Youth Event

Youth Ministry

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Mission of the Month - September

Lutheran Counseling Center

LCC has six counseling sites that offer health, hope, and wholeness by promoting faith-based individual and family psychotherapy. LCC also provides ongoing programs for various needs and expertise in counseling disaster victims.


Lutheran Counseling Center

Ministries We Support:

ELCA             Metropolitan NY Synod     Camp Ma-He-Tu      The INN     Pinecrest Lutheran LeadershipKoinonia