Nursery

A fully staffed nursery for children from six months to three years old is located down the corridor on your right as you face the altar. While we encourage families to worship together, we ask all present to respect the worship of others. If your child becomes restless, please use the Cry Room at the right rear of the Worship Center.

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Worship Services (8AM; 9:30AM; 11AM; 6PM)

The 8 AM Sunday morning service is a traditional service utilizing the liturgy and hymns in the Lutheran Service Book. The 9:30 and 11 AM Sunday morning services are a mixture of contemporary praise songs and traditional hymns. During the 11 AM service, we have children’s church called Sonshine Station Children’s Church for children from ages 4 through second grade. The 6PM evening service is a service of contemporary praise songs.

SundayEveningSunday Evening Worship (5:30 for Fellowship and 6:00 for Worship)

For many of us, our schedules significantly change for the summer, often including vacations and weekend events. It might be a great time for you to try the Sunday evening worship service at 6PM (5:30 for pre-service snacks). In fact, come in your shorts or jeans if you want. The Word and Sacrament are still there and infused with the power of the Spirit, but the setting is informal and at a great time.

  • Community centered on the biblical message of grace and truth
  • Relevant, real, challenging
  • Informal
  • High impact, uplifting music
  • Great time of the week

Communion & Sacraments

The Sacrament is celebrated every Sunday at all worship services. The people of Bethany believe that Holy Communion is a special gift of God to His Church. From our understanding of the Bible and our concern for people, we ask that those who receive Holy Communion:

  • Be baptized Christians
  • Should have received special instruction concerning the nature and meaning of Holy Communion
  • Are mature enough to recognize and confess their sin and need for God’s grace through this special means of grace
  • Believe that they are receiving the real body and blood of Jesus as they receive the bread and wine
  • Believe Jesus’ words: “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins”
  • Recognize their participation indicates their agreement with this understanding of Holy Communion
  • All persons who receive Holy Communion should acknowledge these teachings and affirm them


Parents, please note that children at Bethany are instructed in the meaning of Holy Communion in the fifth and sixth grade. Prior to receiving this instruction the children come forward to receive a blessing. Children coming forward to receive a blessing are asked to fold their arms across their chest to assist those serving communion in recognizing who is to receive it. If you have any questions, you may speak with a Pastor or call the church office at 292-8778 to meet with a Pastor.

Sonshine Station Children’s Church
(Sunday mornings at 11AM)

This is a special ministry for children ages 4 years old though 2nd grade. These children are invited to join us at Sonshine Station (Commons Area) to learn about Jesus’ love with a special children’s lesson and help from our puppet ministry team. Children will be excused during the 11AM service for Sonshine Station (located in the Commons Area in the CLC) and will return during the offering. Parents, please feel free to accompany hesitant children or join us anytime. Parent help is always needed for this ministry. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Lauer.

Flowers, Shrubs, and Tree Charts

flowersMany of you provide altar flowers on a given Sunday in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving for a special person or event. Since the “Flower Chart” fills up rapidly at the beginning of the year, you will now have the opportunity to provide this same expression of love and thanksgiving by contributing to a fund that will purchase flowers and shrubs to enhance the beauty of our property. We ask a contribution of $30, the same as the cost of an altar flower arrangement. Should you desire to provide a tree, please contact Cindy McCormick for more details as trees are more expensive.