Sunday Worship

9 AM in-person & via Facebook LIVE


Fellowship Hour

Follows every service


Special Services

Wednesdays in Lent

7 PM (with Holden's Evening Prayer)


Maundy Thursday - 7PM (in-person and Facebook Live)

Good Friday - 7PM (in-person and Facebook Live)

Easter - 7 AM (in-person only) & 9 AM (in-person and Facebook Live)

Thanksgiving Eve

7 PM 


Christmas Eve

6 PM

Welcome to

Bethesda Lutheran Church

Thank you for visiting our website!  Bethesda Lutheran Church is a spiritual home for about 300 individuals and it is also a community centered around worshiping God and serving our neighbor as the living body of our Lord Jesus Christ. We welcome you to become a part of our faith community of people who make us all feel like family. As you navigate our site, you will learn more about the rich history of this 123-year-old congregation.

Founded in 1897 by Swedish immigrants, Bethesda Lutheran Church has been one of the most-involved churches in the Morrison, Illinois, community. From the MOB (Men of Bethesda) to the Wednesday Quilters, and for everyone in between, we at Bethesda aim to improve the lives of individuals as we spread God's word within our communities and around the world.


For more information on how to get involved, please contact the church office, or any member of the group you are interested in. 

Dear Disciples of Jesus of Bethesda Lutheran Church,
We have good news in regards to COVID-19 restrictions. The state of Illinois is now in a Bridge phase. We will continue to maintain safe distances of 6 feet. However, those who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to wear face masks or shields, though you can still wear them if you wish. Fully vaccinated people are 2 weeks past their 2nd Moderna or Pfizer vaccination or their only Johnson & Johnson vaccination.

Support our Ministry

For members or friends wishing to make a financial contribution to support the on-going ministry of our church, please go to our Stewardship page, and follow the instructions to utlizie our online/digital giving resource tool, ""