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Celebrating 125 Years!

"God's Grace: Now, Then & Forever"

Celebrations are being planned for Sunday, October 16, 2022, for a formal service with Northern Illinois Synod Bishop Stacie Fidlar. Holy Communion will be celebrated. The worship service will be at 9:00 a.m. and will include the message of the day by Bishop Fidlar.


There will be a catered meal served at 11:30 a.m. in the lower level of the church. The meal will consist of chicken & 4 sides. Cupcakes will be provided by a donation from a church member. The meal will be for all to enjoy. (*Free-will donations will be accepted to offset the cost.)  

  • Those planning to attend the meal will need to turn in a reservation by Thurs. 09/01/22 for planning and preparation.  Please email or call the church office if you are planning to attend the meal!     


Also being offered on the same day (October 16, 2022) will be a celebratory program, which will be held at 2:00 p.m.  Former members, pastors & choir members have been invited to participate in a choir and will be providing special music at the event. All are in welcome to attend.  


Another celebration is being planned for Sun. Dec. 11th (closest to the actual anniversary date of Dec. 13, 1897 – Bethesda’s first service).  A special worship service will be held that day with a potluck lunch to follow. More information about this celebration will be shared when we have all plans finalized. 


125th Anniversary Apparel Order Forms

Forms are now available to place your order for our new Bethesda Lutheran Church 125th Anniversary apparel!  Orders must be placed by August 31, with payment due when you place your order. If you have any questions at all about the order form, please contact Jill Mussmann or Pr. Tammy or any 125th Anniversary planning committee member.  (Forms can be mailed in or turned in to the church office.)

To order, click on the icon below to access the PDF file to download and print at home, then send them in ASAP! (Please note that the order "due-by" date is not noted on the form, so please be sure to send them in by August 31!)


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