What Did St Valentine Ever Do For You?

Saint Valentine (Saint Valentine of Rome) is a third century martyred saint celebrated worldwide on February 14th. St Valentine was imprisoned and tortured for marrying Christian couples, aiding Christians who were being persecuted by Rome, and pledging and preaching the validity of Jesus. All of these acts were considered serious crimes against the Roman Empire.

One of the men who judged  St Valentine was Asterius, whose daughter was blind. The Judge agreed to release St Valentine, and other imprisoned Christians, if he could restore his daughter’s sight. St Valentine placed his hands onto her eyes and restored the girl’s vision. St Valentine eventually fell in love with Asterius’ daughter.

St Valentine was later arrested again for continuing to convert people to Christianity, and performing Christian marriages. St Valentine refused to renounce his faith and Christianity. He was sentenced to death. The day before his death, St Valentine left a note for Asterius’ daughter and signed it “from your Valentine.”

St Valentine was executed just north of Rome on February 14, 269 AD. Pope Gelasius marked February 14th a day of celebration in honor of St Valentine on 496 AD.

St Valentine has taught us to share the good news of Jesus Christ, even at the risk of rejection, ridicule, or suffering and death. Also, that a Christian marriage and life, has a sense of God in your life; and a need for God in your life; through his son, Jesus Christ.

Happy St Valentine Day.

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How to always have Joy in your life

“J” is for Jesus. Always put Jesus first in your life. Look to him for peace, for healing, for grace, for forgiveness; for everything.

“O” is for Others. Jesus asks us to share the good news of his grace and forgiveness with others. To put family, friends, neighbors, co-workers before our needs; and to give to those who have less than we do.

“Y” is for You. The Lord has forgiven your sin. You can rejoice every day knowing that Jesus is by your side. You are his joy. You are here for a reason.

Where can you find JOY?

You can find JOY at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 838 Hallandale, Hallandale Beach, FL (954-454-2954), every Sunday morning.  You will find friendship, peace, hope, and Jesus.

I’ll see you there!


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Holiday Worship Service Schedule


Ash Wednesday Worship, February 10, 2016, 7:30PM

Palm Sunday Festival, March 20, 2016, 9:15AM

Maundy Thursday, March 24, 2016, 7:30PM

Good Friday Tenebrae, March 25, 2016, 7:30PM

Easter Breakfast and Bible Study, March 27, 2016, 7:30AM

Easter Festival Mass, March 27, 2016, 9:15AM

If you’d like to attend and have any questions, please contact us at 954-454-2954. If we’re not in, just leave a message and we’ll be sure to return your call. Our location is shown at the bottom of this page.

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July 4th Evangelism Event

We’ll be hosting a Bible Study & Brunch on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 starting at 9:00 AM and giving out goodie bags to our friends and neighbors in front of our church along Hallandale Beach Boulevard all morning. Join us as we share the love and joy of our God and of BLC.  Everyone’s invited! 

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Have a Safe & Happy July 4th Celebration!

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Prayers For Emanuel AME Church/SC

Today we honored the nine Christian brothers and sisters killed in South Carolina. May the families be comforted with God's peace and may these nine never be forgotten.

Today we honored the nine Christian brothers and sisters killed in S.C. May the families be comforted with God’s peace and may these nine never be forgotten.

Emanuel AME Church

Over 200 years of history.

Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends, members of the Emanuel AME Church and all people in the Charleston community.

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images VIA The Huffington Post

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images VIA The Huffington Post

Charleston South Carolina Church Shooting/NBC News 6/27/2015; Nine people were shot and killed during a Bible study session at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Hours of Operation

 Come and join us – EVERYONE is welcome!!!

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  • Sunday 7:30AM  Adult Bible Study
  • Sunday 7:30AM  Children’s Sunday Church School
  • Sunday 8:00AM  Sacrament Mass
  • Sunday 9:00AM  Coffee Hour
  • Mon-Fri 9:30AM-1:00PM  Office Hours
  • Wednesday 11:00AM  Bible Study & Brunch
  • Friday 10:00AM Media Ministry 

If you have any questions, feel free to Contact Us.

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