We serve in response to God’s love to meet human needs, caring for the sick and the aged, advocating dignity and justice for all people, working for peace and reconciliation among the nations, standing with the poor and powerless, and committing ourselves to their needs.
Thank you to all who have made donations and remembered your church home during this time of crisis. If you are able, we look for your gifts to be given by envelope sent to the church office or online using the Donate button above. Your donations help serve the missions of the church as well as help with other operating expenses.
Worship services are now in-person at 10:30 a.m.
The following safety protocols are being followed for worship:
- Mask wearing is recommended but optional to each individual's comfort level.
- Hand sanitizer is available on the tables at the rear of the sanctuary; use is encouraged upon entering the building.
- Individual communion cups will be distributed at the end of service.
- An offering plate will be stationed in the rear of the sanctuary, not passed between people during worship.
Sunday worship service will continue to be Livestreamed from Pastor Smith's Facebook page. Click here to access the page.
If you are in need of pastoral assistance or counseling by phone please contact Pastor Smith directly at 718-619-1333.
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.
Sunday School and Confirmation Class 2023
Sunday School will be held every other Sunday. Please contact Kathy Spatz with any questions or call the office at 516-223-3400 and leave a message.
Confirmation Classes-Classes will resume in January 2023. Contact Pastor Smith for more information.
2023 LENTEN SCHEDULE
Wednesday Lenten Luncheon Bible Study (online)
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 899 1989 5124
Wednesday Lenten Evening Service (Facebook Live and in Person)
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Service of the Word
March 26, 2023
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Download the bulletin and hymns.
Listen to the worship service-March 19, 2023
Please Note: The services includes holy communion. For those worshipping virtually please bring your own elements. Personal communion cups will be distributed for the in person service.
*Offering- Please remember your church home during this time. If you are able we look for your gifts to be given by envelope sent to the church office or on our website using the Donate button.
The Rev. James D. Smith
For pastoral care please contact Pastor James D. Smith at
(516) 223-3400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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March-Tri-Annual Youth Gathering
Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives. Bethlehem continues to send qualified youths to the gathering.