Welcome to Bethlehem!

COME and GO: Two words with great meaning.  

You are invited to COME to Bethlehem - 
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Join us! God meets us where we are. Join us!  For refreshment, the unloading of burdens through the Word and Sacrament. 

As we continue to do this, we are then prepared to GO and make disciples of all nations.

It is as simple as that. Through weekly worship, and the study of the Word, God reveals Himself to us as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. As we receive the Sacraments, and are filled with the Holy Spirit, we cannot help but to GO and tell others what He has done. 

We are enabled to complete this cycle by proclaiming His name in our context here and in the world through words, service to our neighbors and to the community as a whole. Reaching to the ends of the earth with His message of love, grace and forgiveness. 

As you explore our website feel at home, like a day at the beach. It will become evident that we are passionate about using everything God has given us to bless the lives of all we serve, here at Jacksonville Beach, or the world beyond. As we COME to gather every week at this special place we call “Bethlehem at the Beach,” and then as we GO into our bigger world serving as the Body of Christ. 


Vacation Bible School

Thank you for joining us!

Baby Bottle Campaign

Celebrate the life God gives us by taking an empty bottle home and bringing it back full of coins, bills and checks! Please return to the basket in the Narthex. Thank you for your support!


Many opportunities for you to serve at BLC. 

Painting Party will be Sunday, July 16th in the cottage.

Mark your calendars now for our painting party at 12:30-3 pm in the cottage.  We have contracted with Bottles and Bottega for this exciting event.  This is a fun event for couples, friends, or come alone.  Registrants should go to http://bit.ly/BLCEvent716 to register and enter FIRST5 in Gift Certificate Code box to get $5 off the registration fee of $35.  Lunch will be served at 12:30 pm and painting will start at 1 pm on 11" x 16" canvas. For those who do not wish to register online, they can contact Jan Runko (516) 761-4122.  Consider inviting a friend or relative to join you!

Africa Car Mission 

We are trying to raise money to help Pastor Thwala purchase a vehicle to improve his ability to minster to the people of Ntshongwein and manage his daily duties as pastor, dean and father to many orphans. Make checks out to Bethlehem Lutheran Church and mark “Africa Car Fund”. For more information, contact Val Gruhn at valeriegruhn@gmail.com or call 904-536-2912.  Please have donations submitted by July 30th.