Bethlehem Lutheran Church
William Penn, TX

Representing God's love! To our Congregation. To our Community. To the World.
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Auxiliary Groups

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Auxiliaries

Men's Club (currently on hiatus)

The Men's Club is a service organization of the congregation's men that supports and aids in both financial and spiritual needs. Formerly associated with Lutheran Laymen's League (LLL) and closely associated with Lutheran Hour Ministries.

Bringing Christ to the Nations—and the Nations to the Church

Current officers are:
President - Don Koester
Vice President - Daryl Dahman
Treasurer - Willie Kankel

Lutheran Women in Mission (LWML)

The LWML is an active service organization of the women of the congregation that contributes spiritually, as well as aiding in care for our elderly members and college students. They are associated at the local, state, and national levels with the synod-wide LWML.

Serve the LORD with gladness! (Psalm 100:2)

Current officers are:
President - Theresa Kettler
Vice President - Laura Fisher
Secretary - Peggy McDonald
Treasurer - Brenda Gaskamp

Youth League

Utilizing our youth to set an example, we will represent God's love to our Congregation, Community, and the World!

As an active part of the ministry at Bethlehem, our youth combine fun, fellowship, and service. They meet often to uphold one another spiritually and support the congregation.

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. (1 Timothy 4: 12)

Current officers are:
President - Addison Schramme
Vice President - Colin Schomburg
Secretary - Amber Molitor
Treasurer - Michael Kettler

Bethlehem Brass, Etc.

Formed in 1991 at the request of Pastor Gilbert Franke, the Bethlehem Brass, Etc. has been providing music for special indoor and outdoor worship services since that time. Membership has been comprised of both amateur and professional musicians. Student musicians come and go as they progress through school, yet the group has also had a stable core membership throughout the years, ensuring a succession of special musical worship.

4Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! 5Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! 6With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord! (Psalm 98: 4 - 6)

Current members are:
Flute - Laura Fisher and Kayla Maya
Bb Clarinet - Alexis Maya and Marc Maya
Eb Alto Saxophone - Ian Schroeder
Bb Cornet - Cheryl Schroeder
Euphonium - Collin Schroeder
Tuba - Dale Schroeder

When this group performs in worship services, it is usually joined by church organist Ann Sommer, and periodically, by percussionist Dax Flisowski.