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

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Lent/Holy Week Schedule

As we continue on our journey through Lent, we invite you to join us in our Wednesday devotional service.
We then journey from the excitement of Palm Sunday to the wonder of the Last Supper in the Upper Room. We accompany Jesus through the pain and darkness of Good Friday and experience the joy and renewal of His Easter Resurrection.

Devotional service - Wednesday, March 24 @ 7:00 PM

Palm Sunday - March 28

Worship Service @ 9:45 AM
Maundy Thursday - April 1
Communion Worship Service @ 7:00 PM
Good Friday - April 2
Tenebrae (Service of Darkness) @ 7:00 PM
Easter Sunday - April 4

Resurrection Celebration Service @ 9:45 AM

Unable to attend? Sunday worship can
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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.


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100 Year History of Bethlehem

Board of Directors

Gerald Erjavec

Ray Bernero

Kurt Kugelberg

Marian Sperling

Financial Secretary
Tim Saar

Harry McGinnis

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