ABOUT US

Founded in 1873 as the Norwegian Lutheran Church of Porter. Bethel Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Southwest Minnesota Synod.

ADDRESS

205 Spruce Street

P.O. Box 126          

Porter, MN 56280

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507-296-4658

bethel@bethelofporter.com

Bethel Lutheran Church, Porter, Minnesota

Worship services for Bethel and Hemnes will be live streamed on our Facebook page at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings.

Recordings of Worship Services can be watched on our Facebook page and our website shortly after the live-stream ends.

You can find links to the recordings on our Worship Page.

Learn More about why

we are taking these steps.

The gospel readings and sermons from Sunday morning are available here on the Worship page.

A download especially for the children is available  here.

Resources for Wednesday Night are available here.

Worship Times

Bethel

10:00 am Sunday Morning

Hemnes

8:30 am Sunday Morning

Bethel

Coffee Fellowship 11:00 am

PO Box 126

2429 Co. Hwy. 16

Porter, MN 56280

Office:

507.296.4658

Email: bethel@bethelofporter.com

Pastor Munter's contact info:

Cell Phone - 507.828.1000 (call or text)

Home Phone - 507.296.4558

Worship This Month

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

August 5, 2018

This is the first of five Sundays with gospel readings from John chapter six. Today, Jesus fees thousands of people with five loaves and two fish. No matter how small our offerings seem, Jesus can use them to transform the world.

The Twelfth Sunday

after Pentecost

August 12, 2018

The people Jesus fed last week are looking for more, a sign of His power. As always in John's gospel when people want a sign, Jesus offers Himself. He is the bread come from heaven to give life to the world.

The Thirteenth Sunday

after Pentecost

August 19, 2018

Jesus says that the bread He gives for the life of the world is His flesh, and however eats this bread has eternal life now and in the future. In Ephesians, Paul tells us what this life Jesus gives looks like. We live in love, as Christ loves us and gave Himself up for us.

Worship This Month

The Twelfth Sunday

after Pentecost

August 12, 2018

The people Jesus fed last week are looking for more, a sign of His power. As always in St. John's gospel when people want a sign, Jesus offers Himself. He is the bread come from heaven to give life to the world.

The Thirteenth Sunday

after Pentecost

August 19, 2018

Jesus says that the bread He gives for the life of the world is His flesh, and however eats this bread has eternal life now and in the future. In Ephesians, St. Paul tells us what this life Jesus gives looks like. We live in love, as Christ loves us and gave Himself up for us.

The Fourteenth Sunday

after Pentecost

August 26, 2018

Today Jesus invites us to eat His flesh and drink His blood. It is here in St. John's gospel that we find not an institution of the Lord's Supper, but an invitation to commune with our Lord in an intimate way, abiding in Him as He abides in us.

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Worship This Month

The Second Sunday in Lent

March 8, 2020

In today's gospel Jesus tells Nicodemus he must be born of water and the Spirit. As God made a covenant with Abraham, in baptism God promises to raise us up with Christ to new life. From worship we are sent forth to proclaim God's love for all the world.

The Third Sunday in Lent

March 15, 2020

Like the Samaritan woman, we too thirst for God. Jesus offers living water, a sign of God's grace flowing from the waters of baptism. As we journey to the resurrection feast, Christ comes among us in word, bath, and meal - offering us the life-giving water of God's mercy and forgiveness.

The Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 22, 2020

Today we hear about Jesus healing the man born blind. "I was blind, but now I see," he declares. In baptism God opens our eyes to see the truth of who we are: God's beloved children. We are anointed and called to bear witness to the light of Christ in our daily lives.

The Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 29, 2020

Jesus reveals His power over death by raising Lazarus from the dead. To those in exile or living in the shadows of death, these stories proclaim God's promise of resurrection. In baptism we die with Christ that we might also be raise with Him to new life.

Bethel - 205 Spruce St

Porter, MN 56280

Hemnes -- 1496 County Road 8, Minneota, MN 56264

Our Locations