About

Our Mission

Bethlehem Lutheran Church in-the-Midway is a community of believers created by God, redeemed by Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit. As the body of Christ we worship joyfully, witness faithfully and serve compassionately through word and deed among God’s people.

Our History

Bethlehem was founded in 1910. The sanctuary was dedicated in 1930.

“In the Name of Our Savior, whose earthly pilgrimage began in the ‘Little Town of Bethlehem,’ we extend to all a most hearty welcome! ‘Bethlehem’ means ‘House of Bread,’ and the primary purpose for which this church was founded, and for which it exists, is to offer Jesus Christ, the ‘Bread of Life’ to hungry souls.” Bethlehem’s Welcome in the Dedication Book (1930)

Our Pastor

Pastor Kirsten Fryer has been the pastor at Bethlehem since September 2019. Prior to coming to Bethlehem, Pastor Kirsten served as pastor of St. Andrew’s United Church of Cairo and pastoral associate at StARS (St. Andrew’s Refugee Services) in Cairo, Egypt from 2013-2019 and associate pastor at Peace Lutheran Church in Waunakee, WI from 2009-2013. She studied at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (2009) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2005). She is a proud Badger, avid reader, spouse to Justin, and mom to Joanna.

Bethlehem is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and St. Paul Area Synod of the ELCA.