Weekly Calendar & Events

Sunday Mornings... 
Worship Services 
8, 9 & 10:30 am
Learning Circles (Pre - 6th)
9:00 am
Revolution (7th - 12th)
10:30 am

What's Happening

Week at a glance


Dates to put on your calendar


Centering Prayer: Bethlehem Lutheran will be beginning a centering prayer group every Monday from 4:30-6:00 starting May 16th.  This is a Christ-centered contemplative practice of meditation whose focus is to welcome God’s loving presence and healing action to the center of our being.  It is a receptive prayer, not an active prayer, but one where we simply consent to rest in his presence.  It is not intended to replace a prayer practice but to enrich and deepen your relationship with Christ.  You can check out Contemplative Outreach North San Diego at www.consd.org.  Contact me if you have any questions: Virginia Erickson  virginiaerickson0@gmail.com  

The San Dieguito Interfaith Ministerial Association (SDIMA) invites you to their monthly meetings to explore and learn about other religious beliefs and to openly discuss their doctrines and teachings.  Our membership includes individuals drawn from all major faith traditions, who not only benefit from personal spiritual growth through interfaith engagement but are also part of a movement promoting understanding and the importance of spiritual life in our community.  Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at Seaside Center for Spiritual Living 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00.  A lunch is provided.  If you would like further information, please contact Dianne Nichols, the representative for Bethlehem Lutheran Church at diannenichols86@gmail.com. 




High School Winter Retreat February 17-19 at LRCC. 



WEDNESDAY EVENINGS IN LENT (February 21st - March 21st):


6:00 - 6:45 pm: Soup Supper in the Family Center

7:00 - 7:30 pm: Worship - Holden Evening Prayer

7:30 - 8:30 pm: Education - Jamie Newcomb will bring his substantial gifts as a professional actor and lead us in an evening of theater, around a different theme each week: Journey, Time, Grief, Gratitude and Hope.

Donations received during the Lenten Evening Services

will go toward supporting Hands of Peace.




Middle School Winter Retreat March 9-11 at LRCC. 


HOLY WEEK:                  


EASTER EGG HUNT -  Saturday, March 24th 10:00 am - 3 years old through 6th grade


PALM SUNDAY  - March 25th - NO 8AM worship service, 9:00 and 10:30 am - Choir Cantata (No Communion) 


MAUNDY THURSDAY -  March 29th 7:00 pm - Holy Communion Service 


GOOD FRIDAY - March 30th 7:00 pm - Service of Tenebrae 


EASTER VIGIL - March 31st 7:00 pm - A service of shadows, light, sacrament and celebration 


EASTER SUNDAYApril 1st Holy Communion at 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30 am 





31st Annual Pacifica Synod Assembly May 18 - 19 at Hope Lutheran in Palm Desert. The theme for this year's assembly will be "Go and Tell: Giving Voice to Faith, Justice and Blessing".





Summer Service Trip July 28 - August 4.  

 News & Events

Pastor Laura's Annual Report:
Click here to view and print Pastor Laura's letter to the Congregation.

Congregation Council Annual Report:
Click here to view and print your Council's letter to the Congregation.

Tai Chi Practice Those new to Tai Chi or experienced are welcome to join us Thursday evenings at 6:20pm in the multi-use room. There is no charge but donations are accepted for Central City Lutheran Mission. Contact Chacha Appel for more information appel13@cox.net

Stephen Ministry On the first Sunday of each month, Stephen Ministers will be available during communion to pray with you for your individual needs.  You may share your prayer concern with a Stephen Minister or bring a written request for special prayer.

Yoga at Bethlehem Join us Tuesday evenings for a great class. 7-8:15 pm in the Sanctuary. Donation for 8 weeks is $80 or $12 drop in.

Bethlehem Community Library open Tuesday and Thursday  Our community library will be open on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30PM until 5PM.

Scraps and Prayers.  Please join us each Wednesday morning at 8:30 am in the Multi-Use Building. The Bethlehem Women of the ELCA need your help cutting, sewing and tying quilts. Please come visit on a Wednesday morning. If you know someone deserving or in need of a "prayer" quilt, please leave a note in the office or talk with one of the members of the Scraps and Prayers group.

You can always check the Giving Tree here for the latest monthly service opportunity


The Bethlehem Cares Fund is here to assist our parishioners with financial needs during these times of uncertainty. Contact Rose, rosemoldy@cox.net, or Pastor Laura

Pajama Project: To all our wonderful Pajama Project supporters click here to be taken to the Pajama Project page.

Donations Needed: The Encinitas Community Resource Center has a continuing need for donations of food, volunteers, and other items. Click here to view the list of needed donations.

Food Needed: St. Andrew’s Food Pantry is experiencing an increase in the number of local families and seniors needing weekly food. Please donate canned and packaged food items (especially peanut butter, beans, tuna, fruits and vegetables) under the giving tree. Thank you for your support.”

Bethlehem Meals With Love makes and delivers meals to those needing care or comfort.  If you know of someone who could use this call the church or contact Rose Moldenhauer.

Items needed year round:  Jeans – in any condition, wearable or not, and wine corks.  They will be used for a variety of projects for BWELCA and Learning Circles.  Leave under the Giving Tree.