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 and online; see https://bethelstl.org/live-video/ for details.
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.