Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Chili Cook-Off

Join us
for our annual
Chili Cook-Off
to benefit the families we sponsor at Christmas
Sunday, October 1

Wednesday, July 26, 2017



Sunday, July 30, 2017

10am - 5pm

Sneak peek at one of the activities!

What:  A commemoration of the Reformation.  The day will include a worship service that will incorporate elements of the Latin and German Mass (in Latin and German!) from the 16th century; a lunch with German-style fare; and festival of activities with 16th century flare!  You'll also catch a skit about Martin Luther!

Why:  2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

You'll be seeing a lot of this symbol!


-  10:00am - Worship
-  12:00pm - Lunch
-  1:00pm - Festival Activities & Games

Who:  You!  See you there!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Summer Worship Time Change

Summer Worship: 10:00am

In July and August, there will be NO Sunday School, and Worship will be at 10:00am!


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Holy Week & Easter

Holy Week
Palm Sunday
April 9 - 11:00am
Liturgy of the Palms/Sunday of the Passion
We wave palm branches and shout "Blessed is the King!" before we read of his crucifixion.

Maundy Thursday
April 13 - 7:00pm
On the night in which he was betrayed, Jesus gave a new commandment: Love one another.

Good Friday
April 14 - 7:00pm
We extinguish candles in a Tenebrae service of readings, contemplating the death Jesus, the Light of the World

April 16

 Sunrise Service
The story of Holy Week and Easter morning will be told through Pageant

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Breakfast

Flower the Cross
anytime before 10:00am
Bring flowers to put in the cross (see photo above) anytime between the Sunrise Service and the Holy Communion service. 

Resurrection of our Lord with Holy Communion
 NO 11am service!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Cook-Off Fundraiser for Summer Feeding

Join us for a
Cook-off Fundraiser
to benefit the
Summer Feeding Program
at Green Valley School
this Sunday, April 2, 12:00pm*

Food theme: Anything Goes
Bring your favorite main dish, side, dessert, or bread to enter for a friendly "People's Choice" Award - or just to share some good food!

Donations are accepted in any amount.  Our goal for this year is $2,000

*Because of this meal after worship, there will be NO meal with our last Lenten Study later that evening, at 6pm.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Martin Luther & The Reformation Lenten Studies

Join us for our
Lenten Studies
on Martin Luther & the Reformation

Sunday evenings in Lent (March 5 - April 2*)

Meal: 5:00pm*
Study: 6:00pm

*No Meal on April 2, due to a Cook-Off Fundraiser after church that day for our Summer Feeding ministry

There will be studies for children and adults to learn about Martin Luther's life and teachings, the Reformation and general time period, other reformers, and the theology at the core.

2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Join us to go a little more in-depth - we might even do some Lutheran Myth-busting!

Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday

Join us for...
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tuesday, February 28
as we enjoy sugar and fat before the fasting of Lent begins!

If you didn't know...Bethany has a unique pancake tradition.  In addition to traditional pancakes, as pictured above, Bethany also serves (savory) buckwheat pancakes with sausage gravy - a tradition from the time when the Winebarger family used to bring fresh-milled buckwheat flour from their mill. 
Winebarger Mill

Then join us again for the beginning of Lent for

...Ash Wednesday Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes Service
Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7pm
This service sets the tone for the season of Lent, as we receive the ashes from Palm Sunday's palm branches in the form of a cross on our foreheads, reminding us of our mortality, our fickleness, and our need for the Savior.

For more about the ashes, see this blog post.