BethelFergusonVigilDuring a time of prayer for the healing of the world, those gathered at last night’s vigil lit candles, and with prayers for help and hope, placed them on areas of a map of St. Louis and beyond where there is suffering, of community or individuals. The sanctuary is open again today for prayer, conversation, and quiet vigil. We are collecting food for the residents of Ferguson in the baskets at the front of the altar.

-Pastor Bill Yancey


Welcome to Bethel.

Bethel Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We are located in University City, MO on the corner of Big Bend and Forsyth Blvd. We have two services at 8:15 and 11 a.m. Education Hour, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. includes Sunday School, Confirmation Class, Bethel Youth Group and Adult Forum. Childcare is available. Visitors are always welcome!

Believing in the real presence of Christ in the holy meal, this church practices Eucharistic hospitality — we invite all to share in the Holy Eucharist.

We are a Reconciling in Christ (a welcoming ministry to persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities) and Stephen Ministry (a lay ministry of caring and listening) congregation. We are in covenant with Lutheran Campus Ministry. Our pastor is the Rev. Dr. William L. Yancey.