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Bethlehem Lutheran gets festive on 5th Gospel Sunday

If a month has a 5th Sunday, Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal takes advantage of that date by holding a 5th Gospel Sunday Service. Services have ranged from renewing of vows of congregational members to celebrating baptisms and more.

This Sunday, Reformation Sunday, the 5th Gospel service utilized the Halloween weekend and brought forward costumed children of the congregation to perform in numerous ways.

First up were the Sunday School students as they sang worship music together before the church. Next was a children's sermon discussing identity and how the children, masked or not, are all...