9664 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702

 *** Join us Christmas Eve at 7pm for our candlelight worship service.  The following Sunday, December 31 at 11am is our traditional service of Lessons and Carols.  Come out and sing all your favorites. ***



Bethel Lutheran Church, just north of Frederick, Maryland, is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  We have a long, rich heritage and recently celebrated our 175th anniversary.

Worship with Holy Communion is held every Sunday morning at 11 led by Pastor Karin Albaugh.  Our building is handicap-accessible.  We love to sing and guests are always welcome!

We are located at 9664 Opossumtown Pike, at the corner of Opossumtown Pike and Bethel Road.  If you’d like more information about Bethel or require pastoral care, call 240-285-5454 or email kmalbaugh@gmail.com.


  • Randy Landy

    Hi PASTOR Karin,

    Congratulations on your Ordination! Sheila shared the good news during one of her always enthusiastic and up-beat Praise Reports.

    I’m sure God has some pretty exciting adventures in store for you!



  • Bob Fout

    Dear Pastor Karin,

    My name is Bob Fout and I’m a cousin to one of your members, Mrs. Ruth Powell. My Rice and other family members once attended your church and are buried in your church cemetery. I’m a long-time volunteer on staff at the Historical Society of Frederick and I’ve taken on a project where I’m photographing the birth/baptism, marriage and death records of some 40+ churches of all denominations here in Frederick County. Ruth has made me aware that the records of interest to me have been sent to the Lutheran Archives in Gettysburg, PA.

    I would love to discuss my project in greater detail with you personally and can be reached here at my home in Frederick at 301-663-4413.

    I hope to hear from you soon.

    Bob Fout

  • Clare Archer

    May Church Women United of Frederick establish an e-mail connection with Pastor Karin?
    We are hoping to interest more women in our organization.

  • I would like to speak with you about possibly using the church for a rest stop on Sat Aug 13 to support Tour de Frederick, a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County. My phone is 301-788-4393. Thank you for following up with me.