Bethlehem Lutheran Church-LCMS
2624 Oak Street
River Grove, Illinois 60171

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Communion Worship Service every Sunday@ 9:45 AM
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Lent begins with Ash Wednesday this week. It is a period of repentant preparation for the celebration of Easter that was begun not very long after the first Easter almost two thousand years ago. The duration of Lent is 40 days, reminiscent of the 40 days of rain in Noah’s flood (Genesis 7), the Israelites’ 40 years of wandering in the desert (Numbers 14), and the 40 days of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness (Matthew 4).Please join us as we contemplate our Lord's journey to the cross at our Wednesday Lenten services @ 7:00 PM
February 22 - Ash Wednesday. The first day of Lent is called Ash Wednesday, for the practice dating back to the Old Testament of covering one’s self with ashes as a sign of remorse and repentance.
Please also join us for our Weekly Lenten Devotional Services at 7:00 PM on March 1st, March 8th, March 15th, March 22nd, and March 29th.

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What We Teach and Confess as Lutherans

Jesus rose from the dead on the third day and opened the gates of heaven to all who trust in him.

God accepts all who believe in Jesus even though there is no merit or worthiness in us.

So that we might believe in Jesus, God has given us the ministry, which is the preaching of Christ and the
Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Through these, God also gives us the forgiveness of sins.

When God brings people to faith, He also produces many good works in our lives. These are done, not to earn
grace, but to do God’s will and please him. We love him because he first loved us.

God has given every man, woman and child a calling in life. Within that calling He directs us, and through
His Word, strengthens us to live for Him.

The Bible is the inspired Word of God. The Bible is free from all error and contradiction in all that it says.
The Word of God brings us to Jesus our Lord

100 Year History of Bethlehem
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Board of Directors

Gerald Erjavec

Ray Bernero

Kurt Kugelberg

Lynn Koterla

Financial Secretary
Tim Saar

Ron Cravens

C. Robert Schultz

Directors at Large
Liz Mork

Diana Arndt


Our Church Staff

Rev. Roger Gallup, M. Div., M.A.
Office 708-453-1113
Home 708-456-9028

Director of Music
Linda Erjavec, B.A.

Elizabeth Gallup