• Worship Schedule
  • Altar Guild
  • Bethel Choir
  • Boy Scouts
  • Church Council
  • The EnLightener Newsletter
  • Faithful Flock / Youth
  • Food Shelf/Soul Patch Garden
  • Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Men in Mission
  • MS Support Group
  • Quilters
  • Rummage Sales
  • Sunday School
  • Visitation Team
  • WELCA (Women of the ELCA)
  • Worship & Music Team

Worship Schedule
9:00 AM: Sunday worship and communion (Coffee fellowship immediately following)

5th Sundays of the month: Sunday Worship with Healing Service

Bethel Lutheran Church decorated for
the Easter Season

Seasonal Worship Services
Wednesdays in Lent:

  • 6:00 PM Soup Supper
  • 7:00 PM Holden Evening Service


Volunteer Opportunities related to the Worship Service:
  • Acolyte/Server
  • Coffee Fellowship Server
  • Communion Assistant
  • Lector/Reader
  • Music Ministry (instrumentalists, vocalists)
  • Soundboard
  • Ushers/Greeters
Organizations and Volunteer Opportunities
Bethel's organizations and groups are largely service oriented and composed of volunteers who enjoy helping others and each other's company! Refer to the tabs above or the bulleted links below for additional information about each of our organizations and volunteer opportunities.
  • Freedhem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Freedhem, MN
    • Incorporated April 27, 1900
    • Merged with Bethel in 1966
  • Immanuel Church of Darling, MN
    • Built in 1897-1898
    • Merged with Bethel in 1967
  • Bethany Lutheran at Parkertown, MN
    • Built in 1935
    • Church closed in 1967
Altar Guild

Bethel Lutheran Church decorated for
the Easter Season.

The Altar Guild is the organization that prepares the chancel area for worship. We decorate the sanctuary for each of the church seasons and prepare for weddings, baptisms and funerals.. The Altar Guild orders flowers, arranges everything for communion, cares for the Altar linens and candles. We purchase candle oil, wine, palms, and any decorations needed for the Sanctuary. The Altar Guild is in charge of the Memorial Fund which is used to purchase many items for the new church. The Altar Guild meets the 1st Sunday of each the month following the worship service.
Bethel Choir
Choir Sundays: 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month
Rehearsals September-May: 8:15 AM at the Church
Summer Rehearsals & Choir Sundays as posted in bulletin.
Boy Scouts
Troop # 65 meets Mondays as posted in the bulletin. Contact for Boy Scouts is Charlene Osvold.
Church Council
These elected representatives of Bethel meet the 3rd Sunday of the month following worship.
The EnLightener Newsletter
The EnLightener is Bethel's newsletter, published monthly for the purpose of informing all members of the congregation of upcoming events, communicating reports from the council, various groups and committees and news from the NE MN Synod and Churchwide ELCA.

To receive a copy of The EnLightener, please contact the Church Office (632-2316) or email .

Faithful Flock /Youth (grades 6-12)
Faithful Flock is in the process of being revitalized.

Cradle Roll keeps track of newly baptized members, presenting them with congregational gifts at their baptism. The newly-baptized (up to 3 years old) receive additional literature in the mail until their 3rd birthday. Non-members who are baptized also receive gifts that have been donated to Bethel for baptisms.

Confirmation Class meets September through May at 6:30pm on Wednesday evenings. Contact the church office for further information.

Food Shelf/Soul Patch Garden
Bethel sponsors a Food Shelf on our property which is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 AM-noon, and Thursdays from 6-8 PM. In the summer a community garden is planted on site called Soul Patch.


Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner
Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner is an annual tradition here at Bethel held on the 1st Tuesday in December. Our good friends at First Lutheran Church work with us on this wonderful fun event.

Meals on Wheels
One of Bethel's great outreach ministries is Meals on Wheels. We take our turn about every three months. Volunteers to deliver meals are always welcome!

Men in Mission
Men in Mission (MiM) sponsor 2 miles of highway ditch cleaning along County Road 238. They also contribute to various charitable efforts, such as tuition costs at Luther Seminary, the quilting program, mission support, and provided camperships for youth at Camp Onomia.

MiM also takes care of landscaping and general upkeep around the church building as well as paying for numerous small items for maintenance of the property and grounds.

  • Meets 7 PM 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • 2nd Sunday of the month: Serves Breakfast after Sunday Service


MS Support Group
This area support group meets the 1st Wednesday of each month.

The Quilters make quilts that are sent to Lutheran World Relief as well as local non-profit organizations, camps, and persons in need. All are welcome to join—you don't have to know how to sew! They meet the 3rd Friday of each month.

Camo Quilts for Deployed Soldiers

Camo Quilts for Deployed Soldiers

Dawn explaining Camo Quilts for Deployed Soldiers

Quilt by Anne Hallberg, individuals in this photo: Annie Reinhart and Anne Hallberg


Quilt by Dawn Kallunki

Quilt by Anne Hallberg

Quilt by Anne Hallberg

Quilt by Anne Hallberg

Quilt by Anne Hallberg

Rummage Sales
Our famous Rummage Sales, benefiting Lutheran Social Services, are held each Spring and Fall, and have become a very popular event here at Bethel. Our good friends at First Lutheran Church work with us on this wonderful and fun benefit event.


Sunday School
The children are taught in a multi-age group setting, which is very successful. The children enjoy a lesson each Sunday along with singing songs and making crafts. Certificates of participation are handed out to each child at the end of each Sunday School year (May).

Vacation Bible School is part of Bethel's outreach to children from Bethel and beyond.

Programs are periodically performed by the children for the congregation, including a Christmas program and/or concert.

Volunteers to teach or assist the teachers are very welcome!

Vacation Bible School - F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely on God)

Craft Time

Face Painting

F.R.O.G. Face Painting

F.R.O.G. Face Painting

F.R.O.G. Face Painting

Fresh Air Activities

Fresh Air Activities
Visitation Team
The Visitation Team visits the hospitalized, homebound, and imprisoned members of our congregation. They also send get-well cards, sympathy cards and birthday cards to our members as well as provide devotional booklets to the nursing homes. The 1st Wednesday of the month they minister communion to the Lutheran Care Center and share in a coffee hour afterwards. Each December they collect donations to buy poinsettias and fruit for shut-ins.

WELCA (Women of the ELCA)
Purpose Statement: As a community of women, created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, We commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society and the world

Mission Statement: To mobilize women to ACT BOLDLY in their faith in Jesus Christ.

Table Decorated by Bethel WELCA members for a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser.

Our many activities include providing monthly parties at area care centers and retirement homes. Some of the projects we donate money to include:, Morrison County Chaplaincy Fund, Lifeline, World Day of Prayer, Lutheran Social Service Health and Cleaning Kits, the Lutheran Care Center Volunteers, the Heartland Conference Women of the ELCA, NE Minnesota Synodical Women's Organization, and Churchwide Women of the ELCA. We also contribute to funeral meals, kitchen supplies, coffee, and assist whenever needed at our church home.

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) - School Kits


Worship & Music Team
The Worship and Music Team meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month to plan for the Sunday service and the liturgical seasons of our church.

Sunday Schedule
Worship 9:00 am
Fellowship 10:00 am
Sunday School 10:15 am

Contact Us
Bethel Lutheran Church (ELCA)
901 W. Broadway
Little Falls, MN 56345

Phone: 320-632-2316

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