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 — for ALL AGES.  Please do not let the potential cost deter your participation — we will have plans for funding for this community-building, faith-formative learning adventure. More announcements will be forthcoming at the above link.

First Sundays!

This Cross+Generational faith adventure will continue on Sunday morning, February 5 at 8:45 am.  See photos from our December session here.

Bethel’s Fundraiser with SERRV Continues!

Bethel’s Christmas Bazaar is online 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! 

God’s Work. Our Hands

See the page under the “Ministries” tab for photos from our fall 2022 projects

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.