Bethlehem Lutheran Church River Grove, IL

Worship Sundays 9:45 AM


In grateful response to God's grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacraments, the mission of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is vigorously to make known the love of Christ by word and deed within our churches, communities and the world. 


Mothers Day  - Two weeks from today, May 12, is Mothers Day and as we traditionally do we will give you the opportunity to honor your mother by donating flowers to be planted outside. We suggest for a minimum donation of $4 for each name listed. The mothers names will be in the bulletin and the flowers will be in church on Mother’s Day and later planted outside.  There are envelopes in the rear of church or you can email Elizabeth Gallup at Please give your name and your mother’s name to be printed in the bulletin.


Farewell Pastor Bertels – Sunday will be the last week Pastor Bertels will be serving us.  He has served us for three months and I am very grateful he has been available and willing to serve while I have been recovering from my accident.  He has a long standing commitment next Sunday and the he, his wife and granddaughter are taking off to Paris.


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.

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Address: 2624 Oak St, River Grove, IL 60171 

Phone: 708-453-1113


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