Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Aitkin, Minnesota


Bethlehem Lutheran Church (also known as Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Bethlehem Church) is a historic Lutheran church in Nordland Township, Minnesota, United States. The church was constructed in 1897 by Swedish immigrants. The Gothic Revival building features a square tower topped by a belfry and an octagonal spire. The church's congregation formed in 1891 and was the second of five Swedish Lutheran churches established in the county. Aitkin County received a large influx of Swedish immigrants in the late 1800s, and the church is one of the best-preserved buildings constructed by the immigrant population upon their arrival.

The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. (Source)

Bethlehem Lutheran Interior


We seek to blend the past with the present in expressing our praise & worship.

Our worship style is liturgical, but often incorporates special music, praise hymns, anthems, and other joyous songs.

Above all, we invite you to feel welcome! Our home is yours.


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Worship @ 9:30 Every Sunday

Holy Communion 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month.

We open our doors to anyone and welcome you to become a part of our family as we gather to sing praises and worship God.

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Quilters Meet @ 9am first & third Tuesdays.

Women of the ELCA (WELCA) meets at 1:00 pm the third Wednesday of the month for Bible study, followed by a business meeting.

Worship Committee meets at 7pm on the third Tuesday of the month.

Church Council meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

Outreach meets at 2pm on the first Wednesday of the month.

Look for Bible and book study opportunities throughout the year.

Additional information to come soon!