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.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

More than 90 Years


Living God's Word

1375 Grand Avenue

Baldwin, NY  11510

516-223-3400  bethluth@hotmail.com

Starting Sunday, June 6 Bethlehem Lutheran Church will begin in-person worship services at 10:30 a.m.

To help us worship safely we ask you to review the guidelines below as of June 7, 2021:

  • Upon entering the Sanctuary and throughout worship, wear your mask so that it covers both your nose and mouth at all times. Children under 2 are exempt from this rule.
  • When indoors please ensure and encourage adequate spacing (6ft+) from those outside of your family unit.
  • Hand sanitizer is available on the tables at the rear of the sanctuary; use is encouraged upon entering the building, and if you choose to receive Holy Communion on your way out.
  • Temperature checks and contact tracing will be completed by volunteers as you enter; please be kind and patient as we make sure we are doing our part to keep you safe.  Anyone with a temperature higher than 99.9°will be asked to leave the building and encouraged to seek medical attention.
  • Please sit in open pews; some have been roped off to ensure spacing. We ask you to assist us to maintain adequate distancing between people/families.
  • Paper bulletins will be available, please dispose of these at the end of worship in the recycle bin. Our hymnals have been removed from the pews at this time to reduce the need for touching and cleaning of shared surfaces.
  • 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.
  • For additional information about what to expect for in person service please click here.

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. 

Upcoming Events

Weekly Online Bible Study

Every Wednesday, 12 noon and 7:30 PM

Click here for login instructions. 


Service of Holy Communion

Third Sunday of Pentecost

Download the .pdf Document 

Click here for the Sermon for Third Sunday of Penecost-June 13, 2021 (Part 1 o 2 files)

Click here for the Sermon for Third Sunday of Penecost-June 13, 2021 (Part 2 o 2 files)


Please Note: The service 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 online on our website using the Donate button.


The Rev. James D. Smith

Pastor's Message

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

Fellowship meal

Upcoming Events and Announcements

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Youth Event

Youth Ministry

Click here to see the exciting youth ministry Bethlehem has to offer.

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Bethlehem Builder

Please note: the Bethlehem Builder can only be accessed online through our website or via an emailed copy.


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