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Bethel Lutheran Church joins North American Lutheran Church

BEMIDJI — Bethel Lutheran Church of Bemidji has joined the North American Lutheran Church after leaving the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Bethel Lutheran was first a member of the Augustana Lutheran Church, which later became a part of the Lutheran Church of America, which then became part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 25 years ago. The North American Lutheran Church was founded in 2010, and now counts more than 100,000 members nationwide.

Bethel Lutheran Church, 5232 Irvine Ave. NW, is hosting the Community Christmas Meal this year on Christmas Day.