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

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. 

Upcoming Events

Cookies and Caroling
Sunday, December 18, 2022 

Come to coffee hour and cookie exchange/packing following worship on Sunday, Dec. 18th. Homemade or store bought cookies are welcome.

Sunday School and Confirmation Class 2022

Sunday  School will be held every other Sunday starting on September 18. 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 the fall. Contact Pastor Smith for more information.

Weekly Online Bible Study

Bible Study will resume in the fall.

Advent and Christmas at Bethlehem 2022

Youth Angel Tree Shopping
Fri., Dec. 9, 7 pm

Cookies, Caroling and Pizza Lunch
Sun., Dec.18, after worship service

Christmas Eve-Candlelight Services
Sat., Dec. 24
7:30 pm

Christmas Day
Sun., Dec. 25
Happy Birthday, Jesus!
10:30 am
Facebook Livestream on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Pajama Sunday Worship
Sun., Jan. 1, 2023
10:30 am

Service of the Word

December 4, 2022

First Sunday of Advent

Download the bulletin  and hymns.

Listen to the worship service-December 4, 2022.

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

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

Click here for information about upcoming events.

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.




The Metropolitan New York Synod, our synod, is the regional expression of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. They endeavor to provide support, resource, pooling, and educational services to the over 200 congregations across Long Island, New York City, and in seven upstate counties. The Rev. Paul Egensteiner is the Bishop.

Metropolitan NY Synod

Ministries We Support:

ELCA            metroNY synod     Camp Ma-He-Tu      Pinecrest Lutheran LeadershipKoinonia