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:

  • Please wear your mask so that it covers both your nose and mouth at all times. Children under 2 are exempt from this rule.
  • Please sit where seating is open and not roped off and maintain adequate distancing between people.
  • Hand sanitizer is available on the tables at the rear of the sanctuary; use is encouraged upon entering the building.
  • Contact tracing will be completed by volunteers as you enter. Anyone visibly not feeling well will be asked to leave 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.
  • 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

Sunday School Schedule-2022

Sunday school will meet January 23rd.

Please contact Kathy Spatz with any questions or call the office at 516-223-3400 and leave a message. 

Weekly Online Bible Study

Bible Study is held weekly at 12 noon and 7:30 pm. Click here for the Zoom information.


Calendar Planning Meeting-New date TBD.

Zoom links to come.

Service of Holy Communion

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany-January 23, 2022

Downnload the .pdf Documen

Click here for the worship service-Third Sunday after Epiphany.


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 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.

January-LuHi Meal Packing Project

LuHi Meal Packing Project-Started by Pastor Ron, LuHi continues his project of feeding those in need both locally (INN and LICC Food Pantry) and children at the Andrew Grene School in Haiti.


Ministries We Support:

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