Lenten Season

The season of Lent is the period of preparation for the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord on Easter Day.  The forty days of Lent begin on Ash Wednesday and help prepare our hearts and minds to receive the gift that is Jesus’s resurrection.

Please join us in worship Wednesdays during Lent at 1100 W. Grace St.

February 14, Ash Wednesday, 12:00 noon

February 21, 12:00 noon and 7:00pm

February 28, 12:00 noon

March 7, 12:00 noon and 7:00pm

March 14, 12:00 noon and 7:00pm

March 21, 12:00 noon and 7:00pm

Epiphany Tree Burning

Epiphany celebration last Saturday where we burned the Christmas trees, an old worn American flag and some old tattered bibles. The reason we burn them, instead of just throwing them away in the garbage, is out of honor and respect for what they stand for.

Lenten Services for 2018

Lenten services at Bethlehem will be every Wednesday during lent.  We are holding two services; 12:00 noon and at 7:00pm.

Due to VCU basketball games, services on 2/14/2018 and 2/28/2018 at 7:00pm will not be held, but noon services will still take place on those two Wednesdays.

Christmas Services

Services for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are as follows:

  • Sunday, December 24, 2017 10:00am service
  • Sunday, December 24, 2017 10:00pm service
  • Monday, December 25, 2017 10:00 am service

Click through to see photos of our church decorated for Christmas.

Blessing of the Animals

On Saturday, October 21st we had our sweet companions blessed by Pastor Olson. It was a beautiful day and we even had a mounted officer there with one of the City of Richmond’s horses.

April 26 Walk Through The Bible

April 26- May 2, 2015 – Job is Restored
Reading 29

Job 42:1-6 Job Responds to the Lord
Job 42:7-17 The Lord Blesses Job
What challenges does the book of Job present to us as Christians. Good people suffering?
How do we comfort and show compassion to people? Is God causing our suffering and why? How are we to respond? etc!

1. God is angry with Job’s three friends for making false judgments about Job. What does God
ask them to do? Job prays for his friends who have judged him so harshly and God forgives
them because Job forgives them. Are you praying for those who have hurt you? Can you forgive them?

2. Would the message of the book of Job change if God had not restored to Job his former
blessings? NO! Why? Our restoration may not be the same as Job’s both spiritual and
f material. Our complete restoration may bot be in this life – but it will happen.
3. The book of Job asks the timeless question: Why do believers experience troubles and
suffering? In a world invaded by the tragic consequences of sin, calamity and suffering come
to both believers and unbelievers alike. This does not mean that God is indifferent, uncaring,
unjust, or powerless to help us. God is in control. Romans 8:28, “And we know that God
causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called
according to his purpose for them”. If we make God our sure foundation, we cannot be
separated from his love.