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Welcome to Bethel!

You are welcome at Bethel for worship on Saturdays or Sundays and for programs all week long.

Bethel is a large church with the heart of a small church. People enjoy the opportunity to come together for worship, learning, and fellowship. The congregation is especially committed to serving others–locally, regionally, and internationally. There are many Bible studies offered each week, and our children’s and youth programs are active.

If you are looking for a church home, we invite you to consider Bethel. In 2004 we dedicated a new sanctuary and offer plenty of room for visitors. Ultimately our goal is to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible. You are welcome to join in that mission with us!

Pastor Norman W. Wahl

810 3rd Avenue SE
Rochester, MN 55904
PHONE: (507) 288-6430
FAX: (507) 281-8731

Worship Information
Worship services are at 9:00, 10:10 & 10:30am every Sunday and
Saturday evening at 6:00pm.

We are a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) which is based in Chicago.


Special Needs

  • We have assisted listening devices available – at the Welcome Center!
  • Large print bulletins available – at the Welcome Center!
  • Hearing Interpreter 9:00am Worship service!
  • Our facility is fully wheelchair accessible!
  • Van available if you need a ride to and from church – just call the office before Saturday at noon. 507-288-6430

Contact Us
Phone 507-288-6430
Fax 507-281-8731

To E-Mail a staff member,

Church Office Hours
The church office is open Monday through Friday, 7:30am until 5:00pm, Saturday 8:30am – 12:00pm and Sunday 8:00am – 12:00pm.

Are you interested in making Bethel your church?
We want you to feel free to participate in any activity that Bethel has to offer. You do not need to be a member first to get involved. We are just glad you are here, Welcome to Bethel.

Please join our  Bethel Lutheran Church Rochester Facebook page! We look forward to much activity on our new page as we share Bethel news and hear your comments about Bethel moving forward in ministry.
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Our Ministries

Meet the Staff


Map & Directions to Bethel


Bethel has opened its facilities to Augsburg College to provide administrative, classroom and meeting space for programs serving students in the Rochester area.

BRIDGE at Bethel stands for: Building Relationships In a Dynamic Group Experience!

BRIDGE groups are sermon-based groups that meet weekly to study, share, and support one another in their Christian lives.

Now Available: Electronic Giving!  Bethel is pleased to announce a convenient new way to make your regular offerings. With our new electronic giving program, you can easily setup a recurring giving schedule or make one-time contributions.


Take a Narrated Tour of Bethel here