ANNOUNCEMENT: Bethel will only hold a 10:30 AM worship service at Bethel Fergus Falls today. All Sunday School, confirmation, ministry activities and other worship services are CANCELLED at BOTH CAMPUSES.

Welcome!

Worship In-Person & Online

Fergus Falls

Sundays: 8:00, 9:15 & 10:30 AM
Worship will include social distancing, and sanitizing between services.

Battle Lake

9:00 & 10:30 AM 
(Lakes Area Community Center)
Worship will include social distancing, and sanitizing between services.

So, what's involved in holding in-person worship services?

At Bethel Lutheran Church we are committed to proclaiming the message of Jesus Christ so that people come to faith in Jesus and live for him. In support of that mission, in-person worship services resumed on Sunday, May 31st in Battle Lake and Fergus Falls.

If are not interested in meeting for worship in-person, Bethel is providing online worship resources at 8:00 AM on Sundays on our website HERE.

COVID-19 has impacted each of us in one way or another. As we resume worship services together, we want to recognize that everyone is at a different place and has different needs.

The plans we have in place take into consideration the governors concerns around large gatherings:
  • Proximity: We plan to keep households 6 ft or more apart.
  • Length of time: We plan to keep services a bit shorter to allow us to clean between services.
  • Predictability: Our volunteers will help you get from the parking lot to your seats in a safe and prescribed way. Guests will be asked to go directly outside when worship services are over. 

Health Screening - Signs will be posted outside the main entrance in Fergus Falls for the indoor services and at the entry areas in Battle Lake for the outdoor service. These signs will instruct anyone with a fever in past 72 hours, respiratory symptoms, or possible COVID-19 exposure to stay home and join us for our online service (Live-stream at 9:00 AM and on-demand following the live-stream).

Face Masks - Face masks are expected indoors by the state of Minnesota. All are welcome to worship at Bethel Church.

Entry / Exit Plan for Bethel Fergus Falls - Doors will be propped open 15 minutes before each service. Guests will be directed by ushers to seating in the worship area. Fellowship will be encouraged outside after the services. No food or coffee will be served at either locations.

Stay Safe Seating - Seating will be set up to provide space between individuals and families.

Sanitation / Ventilation for Bethel Fergus Falls - The building will be properly sanitized before each service.

Offering - Offering will be collected by the ushers without the passing of plates. People may also continue to give offerings online or through the mail.

If you have any possible symptoms, have general health-related concerns, or just feel safer at home, you can worship with us online. We will continue to provide online worship resources starting at 8:00 AM here: bethellutheran.church/stream

Finally, we are praying for everyone in our community who is dealing with this global pandemic. If you have any prayer requests or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the church office at (218)736-5654 or office@bethellutheran.church.