Bethlehem Lutheran Church & School is committed to providing excellence in opportunities for growth to be fully alive in Jesus. In light of that goal, we also recognize that reaching that level of excellence cannot be achieved alone. Bethlehem has been blessed to have many volunteers who are committed to our ministry and mission. But as you can imagine, this work of ministry is never finished. That is where you come in.
If you have an interest in using your unique gifts and abilities to partner with us in ministry, we are excited about having you as a part of our team.
Below are a list of the several service ministries we have at Bethlehem. Take a look through the ministries and their descriptions. If you see one you think might fit well with your passions, gifts, and abilities, click on the “contact…” button and get connected to a team lead that will guide through the next steps of getting involved.
We are so grateful for your willingness to serve Jesus alongside us and we look forward to getting to know you and the unique ways God has blessed you to partner with us in ministry
Altar Guild is a service group that supports the ministry through preparing the altar for communion and worship. They meet Saturdays at 9:00 AM to prepare and then during worship services. Members rotate weekend responsibilities.
Mary Martha provides women an opportunity for Christian growth and Christian service. Each group meeting is opened with a devotion followed by an inspirational speaker or hands-on project to be given to shut-ins. This group also serves funeral luncheons, receptions, helps with the up-keep of the vicarage, offers bake sales and fundraisers. Members also minister to shut-ins by writing notes, making phone calls and visits.
Bethlehem’s Lutheran Women in Mission seeks to assist women in affirming their relationship with the Triune God so that they are enabled to use their gifts in ministry to the people of the world. LWML is an official auxiliary of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and has been in existence for more than 60 years with a membership of nearly 200,000 worldwide.
We are blessed here at Bethlehem to have five full octaves of handbells. If you can count, we can teach you to ring. It’s a delightful sound! We rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 6pm in the balcony, and we help to lead worship as frequently as we can. Please talk to one of our ringers, and plan to join us!
Gloria Deo is a group of people joined together by the love of singing. The goal is to aid worship on Sunday mornings and through concerts that draw our people closer to the Lord. We meet weekly on Wednesday evenings (except June, July, and August) at 7 pm for devotions, singing, learning, and to share a laugh or two.
The Grief Ministry provides care for people who are grieving through providing a powerful series of books to those who have lost loved ones, one-on-one conversations, or personal notes and cards during the first year after a loved one dies.
The Stephen Ministers walk along side people who are in need of support and to talk through difficult life circumstances. To request a Stephen Minister, please provide information, which is kept confidential, using the contact button provided here.
This group consists of warm and welcoming members who greet at each of our services on Sunday mornings and for special services. Each member is responsible for one Sunday per month. If you are interested in serving in this way, please contact Paul or Mary Bunge using the contact button here.
God’s Limo is an extension of the greeter’s ministry. God’s Limo reflects the love of Jesus in assisting members and visitors with disabilities, the handicapped, the elderly, injured and those with small children by transporting them safely to and from the sanctuary and the chapel on Sunday mornings in a 6 passenger hospitality golf cart.
Mean Street Ministry, in partnership with “the table,” encourages you to join our Vicar (Student Pastor) and others every Tuesday to minister in word and deed to the “working-poor” living in motels on West Colfax. This is a non-threatening way to be the “hands and feet of Jesus” in our community. They depart every Tuesday at 5:45pm from Bethlehem’s parking lot. Check out www.meanstreetministry.org to learn more about the ministry.
Miracle Workers is the name of both a Bethlehem service group and a coalition of west-side Lutheran churches (Bethlehem, Peace, Concordia, Holy Shepherd, Lutheran Church of the Master, Atonement, Abiding Hope and Faith) who, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, combine their efforts to finance and provide volunteers to build Habitat homes for those families who otherwise would not able to afford a home. Volunteering can be in the form of financial contributions or helping one or more days to build the home (which is definitely a hands on experience WITH NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED). Our first home was built in 2011 with an ongoing goal to help build one home a year.
The Ushers at Bethlehem assist with worship by handing out bulletins, collecting the offering, seating people who need assistance, and helping visitors and guests feel welcomed in worship.
These ladies and men cover the reception desk and phones during the work day from 8:00am-4:00pm. They volunteer for 4-hour shifts (morning and afternoon). If you like to greet visitors, answer the phones, assist with office projects and be the first impression at Bethlehem, please contact Kim Musselman.
This group of men is individually recruited by the pastors to assist them in the spiritual care of our congregation. They assist with offering, worship and communion on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings.
These groups serve in worship and consist of the musicians for all Thursday and Sunday worship services. Auditions are offered as openings become available.