Welcome to Bethel

Bethel Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We are located in University City, MO on the northwest corner of Big Bend and Forsyth Blvd. We gather every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. for worship, both in person or online; see https://bethelstl.org/live-video/ for details.

Service/Learning Trip 2023

All Bethel members are invited to join our summer 2023 service/learning trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico, approximate dates July 30 to August 4, 2023.  Confirmation and Bethel Youth may attend without a parent; younger children may come with a parent. Adults are invited, whether there are children accompanying you or not! This trip is for ALL AGES. More announcements will be forthcoming.

Rock, Paper, Scissors!

Our Summer 2022 events for households of any ages, any number, was a big success! Click here to see photos.

God’s Work. Our Hands

See the page under the “Ministries” tab for more information! October announcements are coming!

About Bethel

We are called to heal the world through Christ’s love. In support of our goal of being a caring, inclusive, Christ-centered community, we care for God’s creation, promote the non-violence of Christ, care for those who suffer, and participate in the Spirit toward a global religious community.

Believing in the real presence of Christ in the holy meal, this church practices Eucharistic hospitality — we invite all to share in the Holy Eucharist.

We are a Reconciling in Christ (a welcoming ministry to persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities) congregation. We are in covenant with Lutheran Campus Ministry. Just like all ELCA congregations, we are in full communion with Presbyterian Church (USA), Reformed Church in America, United Church of Christ, The Episcopal Church (USA), Moravian Church in America, and United Methodist Church.

Bethel’s Fundraiser with SERRV – Still Going!

Bethel’s Christmas Bazaar moved online for 2020 at SERRV International, an organization dedicated to fighting global poverty through fair and ethical trade. The best part of going online is that sales/donations can continue throughout the year! This is an ongoing fundraiser for our Youth Fund.

Use Bethel’s custom link (serrv.org?a=XmasBazaar) and 20% of the sale will be given to the Bethel Youth Group. Please share the link with friends!