Advent & Christmas


Getting Ready

We recommend: 

"Faithful Families for Advent & Christmas: 100 Ways to Make the Season Sacred" - Traci Smith

Links for ideas you can use to prepare throughout Advent:

Family Practices to Make Advent Sacred

A Wonderful Advent Calendar

How to Make a Jesse Tree

Nativity Escape Room (some of us at Bethel really like games!)

Make an Advent Wreath & read this article on what it means!

Luther Seminary Advent Devotional:

      "Filled with Hope and Gratitude"


1st Sunday of Advent – Nov 28 @ 10am

Advent 2  – Dec 5 @ 10am

Advent 3  – Dec 12 @ 10am

Advent 4 & Christmas Story – Dec 19 @ 10am

Blue Christmas Service – Dec 19 @ 3pm

In-Person & Livestreaming

Christmas Eve – Dec 24 @ 5:30pm

Christmas Day Zoom Service – Dec 25 @ 9:30am



The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is sharing hymns from congregations around the world as we prepare for Christ’s coming into our world.

Serving Our Neighbors

During Advent Bethel is focusing on the plight of Afghan refugees and their resettlement in MN.



Faith Formation on Nov 28 @ 9:15 We will be discussing the plight of Afghan refugees and what we can do to help. 


Collecting for Refugee Services

NEW mittens, gloves, hats & scarves; new & gently used coats for Refugee Services to help incoming Afghan refugees. 


Racial Justice Initiative's Zoom Movie Nite

We will be watching “The Good Lie” Dec 10th @ 7pm.  “The Good Lie” tells the story of a group of ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’ resettled in Kansas City.