New service time!


Starting Sunday January 26th, Star of Bethlehem will have services at 9:00 am.

Incorrect Service Schedule

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Due to a bug in the plugin we use with our calendar, it is currently not displaying correct service times. We are working to restore functionality.

Headed to school in central Illinois?


If you are one of the many WELS members who will be incoming freshmen or transfer students that will begin studies at the University of Illinois, Eastern Illinois University, or any of the other schools in central Illinois this next fall, we want you to know that you have a church home away from home! Star of Bethlehem is here … Read More

Worship Schedule Change – June 5th


Due to the Western Wisconsin District Convention in Watertown, WI, our service on June 5th will be moved to the Sunday before, May 29th @ the usual time – 10:30a. If you are attending, please contact us so that we can select a location with enough room.

Summer Worship Schedule


  As we are primarily a campus ministry, Star of Bethlehem is unavoidably tied to the schedule of our local universities. During the summer (from U of I graduation to first day), we have a limited worship schedule. We worship on the first and third Sundays of June, July, and August at 10:30am. If you will be in our area … Read More

Return to Wittenberg Conference

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We would like to encourage everyone to check out the Return to Wittenberg conference, to be held in Milwaukee at the end of July this year. This year’s conference asks the quintessential Lutheran question – “What Does This Mean?” and uses Luther’s Small Catechism as a guide for the topics. To find out more, visit

New Website


Welcome to the newly redesigned website! We hope that you enjoy it. We are continuing to add previous content such as newsletters and bulletins. Please bear with us as we catch up! Special thanks to our admin, Jeffery Clark and to the creators of the wonderful X Theme