Welcome to

Bethesda Lutheran Church

Thank you for visiting our website!  Bethesda Lutheran Church is
a spiritual home for about 380 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. 

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, "Tithe.ly"

Bethesda Update in regards to COVID-19

God is among us. We are the body of Christ. When crisis hits, our instincts as the body of Christ is to come together. So far, we have managed to find new ways to do that. Social distance does not have to mean isolation.

*Worship and all activities at Bethesda are suspended until further notice, at least through August 2.

*All congregational activities - worship services, diet club, bible study, quilting group, all committee meetings, choir practice, Meet & Eat, etc.

*Some meetings may occur using phone or video meeting technology. We may re-evaluate that date based on current events and larger community needs.

*Deb will continue to be in the office M-F from 9AM til her work is done. We ask that no unannounced visitors drop in.

*I, as your pastor, am always available to you by phone. Feel free to call me at 815-414-1758.

*Daily prayers at Noon, and Sunday worship via Facebook live feed on our Facebook page will continue.

*We encourage people to stay current on their offerings. You may mail them or drop them in the mailbox. Your generosity and commitment is vital to continuing the congregation's ministries and commitments.

*Watch your mail, email, and social media for more information. Check on one another and support one another. Check on your neighbors.

"Eternal God, amid all the turmoil and cahnges of the world your love is steadfast and your strength never fails. In this time of danger and trouble, be to us a sure gurardian and rock of defense. Guide the leaders of our nation with your wisdom, comfort those in distress, and grant us courage and hope to face the future; through Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen."

Pastor Tammy Anderson



Sunday Worship

9 AM


Fellowship Hour

Follows every service

Alleluia Singers (Youth Choir Rehearsal)


Sunday BIBLE School 10:30-11:15


Special Services

Wednesdays in Lent

7 PM (with Holden's Evening Prayer)


Thanksgiving Eve

7 PM - A combined ecumenical worship service with our brothers and sisters at Morrison United Methodist Church on Wednesday, November 21. The worship service will be held at MUMC this year: 

  • 200 W. Lincolnway
    Morrison, IL  


Christmas Eve

6 PM



7 AM & 9 AM

Easter Egg Hunt following late service

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© 2016 Bethesda Lutheran Church

301 West South Street,

Morrison, IL 61270

(815) 772-4896