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The written Word of God is at the core of our identity and life as Lutheran Christians. The Bible is the sole norm and standard for all doctrine and life in the church.

The speaking and hearing of the Word of God is central to the worship service. The liturgy itself consists mainly of Scripture verses, and God speaks to us also in the readings from the Scriptures, and in the sermon. The Scripture readings for worship services are set by the Revised Common Lectionary – a three year cycle of readings used by most mainline Christian churches.

Jesus Christ, the living Word, is the centre and theme of both the written and the spoken Word.

Members of our congregation are committed to reading and studying the Bible in their daily lives and also in fellowship groups.

We also teach children the Word at Bethlehem Kids (our Sunday School) and we encourage the use of Scripture in family devotions and discussions.