We celebrate the Eucharist/Holy Communion at Bethany every Sunday. As Lutherans, we believe in the real presence of Christ in the sacrament of Holy Communion. Holy Communion bears God’s gifts of forgiveness, life and salvation for all of God’s people. We believe that Jesus would have us invite all baptized Christians to receive these gifts with us. Visitors are welcome at our Lord’s Table. First Communion instruction is offered for the young people who have not already received this sacrament.
Children and Worship
Children are welcome at all of our worship services. For those children who tend to get restless during the service, we provide ‘quiet bags’ of noiseless toys for your child’s use as well as the narthex (lobby area) and lounge. Both areas have the audio portion of the service provided over speakers.
Service of Holy Communion – 8:00 am
If you prefer an early start, this “early riser” service might just be for you. We use an abbreviated version of our traditional liturgy and sprinkle the service with simple, but meaningful music.
Service of Holy Communion – 10:30 am
This service celebrates God’s creative and redemptive power in the rich liturgical and musical tradition that marks the Lutheran church. It is a full liturgical service with an them offered by one or more of our choirs. Our worship life is often enriched by special music from soloists and smaller ensembles.
Join us each week after the 10:30 service for coffee, light refreshments and fellowship in the hall to the rear of the sanctuary.
One Sunday a month, our folk choir/ensemble Joyful Noise leads the worship music during both services. Praise songs are accompanied by guitar and drums as we “make a joyful noise” to the Lord.
Sunday Morning SUMMER Service – 9:30 am
During the summer months – from mid-June to mid-September –we offer one Service of Holy Communion at 9:30.