Sunday Public Worship at Bethlehem
'Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise!' Psalm 100:4
There is an online booking system. If you would like to attend please contact the church office on 8223 6662 or firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the booking link.
We are able to resume public worship on the basis of observing COVID protocols such as social distancing, using hand sanitizer upon arrival, and various other practices we've become accustomed to in our community these past months. There will also be changes to our worship services for this time such as not using common hymnbooks and orders of service, not passing around offering bowls, and not using the common cup for the congregation.
Find out more about our regular worship services.
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Worship at 9am is a traditional service with organ and choir. The liturgies used are printed in full within Bethlehem's Service Order booklet. Hymns are chosen from the Lutheran Hymnal and Supplement.
Hymnals and Service Order booklets are available from the ushers as you enter the church. The weekly bulletin also contains information about worship.
A children's address is normally held during the service where children in the congregation are invited to the front to spend a short time of learning with one of our pastors.
This worship service is generally quite full so come early, particularly on special festival days.
At 11am, a contemporary worship service is held each Sunday with a band and lead singers. The liturgy, songs, Bible readings and responses are all projected onto the wall using data projection.
Songs are generally selected from the All Together song book series produced by the Lutheran Church of Australia. The liturgy used is flexible, choosing from a variety of pieces of liturgical music.
A children's address is often held during this service where children in the congregation are invited to the front to spend a short time of learning with one of our Pastors.
Read about the music and instruments used at 11am worship.
Evening worship, held at 7pm at Bethlehem, is a traditional service with organ music. The liturgies used are printed in full within Bethlehem's Service Order booklet. Hymns are chosen from the Lutheran Hymnal and Supplement.
Each Sunday, Holy Communion is celebrated in at least one of the services – at 9am, 11am or 7pm.
Monthly Holy Communion 2pm
On the fourth Wednesday of the month Holy Communion worship, held at 2pm at Bethlehem Church, is a half an hour service with a liturgy, hymns and organ music.
The service is followed by Afternoon Tea.
In December this service is held on the third Wednesday of the month.