The Church one block east of Main on 15th

Summer operat in Vancouver

Summer Opera: Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte, sung in Italian with English subtitles

Dates: August 4, 5 @ 7:00 pm | August 6 @ 2:30 pm

ViVace Summer Opera presents Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte opera in concert. The English translation is Thus Do They All or The School for Lovers. The opera uses the theme of fiancée swapping, a concept which dates back to the 13th century. The story also incorporates elements of the myth of Procris as found in Ovid's Meamorphoses. The opera's first performance took place at the Burgtheatre in Vienna on January 26, 1790. The border of our artwork uses the playbill from the first performance. After World Word II, this opera was frequently performed and appears 14th on the Operabase list of the most-performed operas world wide. Luke Housner, Music Director and Pianist. Tickets: free will donation.

July block party in Vancouver

Summer Opera: Dvorak's Rusalka, sung in Czech with English subtitles

Dates: August 18, 19 @ 7:00 pm | August 20 @2:30 pm

ViVace Summer Opera week 2 presents a production of Dvorak's Rusalka opera in concert. A rusalka is a water nymph, a female spirit in Slavic mythology and folklore. Based on fairy tales of Karel Jaromir Erben and Božena Nemcová, Rusalka is one of the most successful Czech operas, and represents a cornerstone of the repertoire of Czech opera houses. The most popular excerpt is the "Song to the Moon". Luke Housner, Music Director and Pianist. Tickets: free will donation.

Sermon Series for Advent and Christmas

Women's Luncheon

Interactive study of St. John's Revelation. Angels, plagues, and the final victory of Christ.
Parking reserved at front and side of Church. Lunch provided. Come!

The Revelation series will continue again in the fall!

We normally meet the 2nd or 3rdSaturday of the month at 11:00 am for study, prayer, and discussion. We end with with a home-made luncheon (by donation to help defer costs). In September, Dr. Arlene Sindealr will be our speical gues ... things mediaeval with great photos!


Bible study – Back to Basics: Catechism (Communion!)

What is communion all about? Why is it good for us? What is Jesus doing with this mystery?

Thursdays @ 10:30 am

We are back at it again this fall.

CALENDAR ... this week and a bit ...



  OCTOBER 2017  
  October is the month of
Thanksgiving and Reformation 500!
Texts, Themes, Feasts, and In-Gathering reflect this special season!
Thurs 5 Bible Study: "Communion." 10:30 am
     " Church Council 7:00 pm
Sat 7 Sauerkraut Making. 1:00 pm
Sun 8 Thanksgiving Sunday. Divine Service IV without communion. (LSB 203)
     Sermon - John 15:1-8, "Deep Roots."
9:30 am
     "      Sunday School and Bible Study (1 & 2 Samuel) 11:00 am
LCC Synodical Convention in Kitchener, Ontario
Friday-Monday, October 13-16
Thurs12 Bible Study Cancelled  
Sun 15 18th Sunday after Trinity. Divine Service III with communion. (LSB 181)
     Guest Pastor: Rev. Gilvan deAzevedo
     Sermon - Luke 18:9-14, "Thankful for so Much."
9:30 am
     "      Sunday School and Bible Study (1 & 2 Samuel) 11:00 am
Thurs 19 Bible Study: "Communion." 10:30 am
Sun 22 19th Sunday after Trinity. Divine Service I without communion. (LSB 151).
     Guest Pastor: Rev. Dr. Karl Keller
     Sermon - Psalm 136:1-2, "His Mercy Endures Forever."
9:30 am
     "      Sunday School and Bible Study (1 & 2 Samuel) 11:00 am
Thurs 26 Bible Study: "Communion." 10:30 am
Sat 28 Special Reformation Service at Trinity Lutheran in Abbotsford (3845 Gladwin Road)
     A celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
     Sponsored by the LCC Fraser Valley and Vancouver Circuits.
     3:00 pm. Lutheran Hymn Sing (Luther’s contributions, church music and liturgy with Dr. Metzger)
     3:30 pm. Worship. Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee (Synodical President) will be preaching.
     5:00 pm. Banquet. (Tickets in advance only, $35. RSVP Oct .10)
     We are honoured to host St. Matthias & St. Luke for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
     Divine Service III without communion. (LSB 181).
     Sermon - Psalm 46, "A Secure Fortress.""
10:00 am
Please note the time change!
     " Worship will be follwed by Oktoberfest Lunch ... yes, home-made ... and ... come hungry!
Special presenation by Dr. Arlene Sindelar on "Cathedrals and Architecture in the Mediaeval and Renaissance World."
11:00 am
  NOVEMBER 2017  






Bethlehem Lutheran Church is a Vancouver Main Street church one block East of Main on 15th Avenue. Our purpose is knowing and growing in Christ's love...Sharing His Peace. We welcome you to join us.