About Us

7001 Forsyth Boulevard, University City, Missouri.
Bethel is on the northwest corner of Forsyth and Big Bend Boulevards, just west of Washington University’s main campus and east of the Clayton business district.
Get driving and transit directions, with parking information.

Pastor: The Rev. Scott Benolkin.

Leadership: Staff and leaders

Bethel is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)‘s Central States Synod.
Bethel is a participant in the ReconcilingWorks Reconciling in Christ program and part of the Stephen Ministry program.

The ELCA is in formal fellowship, also known as Full Communion, with The Episcopal Church (USA), the Reformed Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of Christ, the Moravian Church in America, and the United Methodist Church.

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.

Typical Sunday schedule:
8:30 a.m. – Fellowship in the Fellowship Hall downstairs
8:45 a.m. – Education for all ages from Pre-K through adults
10:00 a.m. – Holy Communion (Worship) in the church (room 200)
11:15 a.m. (approx.) – Hospitality in the narthex

Summertime schedule:
10:00 a.m. – Worship

Our monthly calendar includes a detailed worship schedule, and seasonal schedules. If you are a first-time visitor, learn more about what to expect.

The Church proper (Nave), Fellowship Hall, offices, lounge, and all classrooms are fully accessible for the mobility-impaired. The pews in the nave are designed to help incorporate wheelchair-bound and other mobility-impaired people into the gathered assembly, not singled out.

Office contact:
Telephone (314)863-3112
Email office@bethelstl.org