Our Story

For 134 years Bethlehem has been proclaiming God's grace on the corner of Washington Ave. and Dryades in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans, LA. Now, we've begun a redevelopment process to guide us into God's vision for the next 134 years of ministry in New Orleans. These are exciting times, as we get to celebrate the great work that has happened here while also lifting up creative new visions and dreams for our future.

We are a congregation that represents the beautiful mess of God's beloved in the world. We find our strength through the knowledge that God creates and loves all people, and through our own celebration of the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences in our midst.


We'd love for you to come and check us out to see how your story might join with ours. Bring your whole self, and expect to find a loving community where we're all in it together.


Bethlehem Lutheran Church is a multicultural congregation that has been serving the Central City neighborhood and the greater New Orleans area for over 130 years. 

We're passionate about joyful worship, living faith as a lifelong journey, and supporting our community through good and bad alike.

Join us for worship on Sundays at 10:30ish, or contact us for more information. You can also find pictures, news, and updates at our Facebook page!

Contact Information 
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(504) 895-7050


1823 Washington Ave

New Orleans, LA 70115

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