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.

In-Person and Online Worship (Hybrid)

Come join us onsite! Bethel has resumed in-person services, following social distancing guidelines. We’ve also made extra room with overflow seating.

We will also continue stream the worship services via Zoom conferencing, Facebook Live, and audio streaming. See https://bethelstl.org/listen-live/ for details. Zoom information is distributed via email; if you have not received a Zoom meeting invitation, you can contact support @ bethelstl.org, which will be monitored from 30 minutes prior to and during worship.

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!

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! 

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