Wednesday, April 27, 2011


 Christ is Risen!

The tomb is empty!

 Easter morning was quite full at Bethany!  We began the morning at 7:30 with our Sunrise Service, featuring a program led by the children of Bethany.

Then, while a delicious Easter breakfast was being prepared, the kids enjoyed an Egg Hunt.

Then we ate a wonderful Easter breakfast, courtesy of our very own members!

"Flowering" the cross is a tradition at Bethany.  This occured during the Service of Holy Communion at 10am on Easter Sunday.  This year, with Easter being so late, all kinds of flowers were in bloom, and we had quite a variety for our cross.

The weather was beautiful, the atmosphere was joyous.  All in all it was a wonderful day to celebrate the good news - that Jesus was raised from the dead that we, too, might have new life with him!  Death has lost its sting!  Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed!  Alleluia!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Holy Week and Easter Services

Please join us at the foot of the cross for our Holy Week services.
"To understand the joy of Easter, we must also shed the tears of Good Friday"

Maundy Thursday, 7pm
a celebration of Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples

Good Friday Tenebrae Service, 7pm
 a service of readings and prayer, remembering Jesus' crucifixion,
which brought salvation for all

Please join us on Easter Sunday for a morning full of celebration!

Easter Sunrise Service, 7:30am
a program led by the children of Bethany

Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Breakfast
following the Sunrise Service, beginning around 8:45am

Festival of the Resurrection of our Lord
Easter Holy Communion Service, 10:00am
the day we celebrate Jesus' victory over sin and death,
the most important day in the life of Christians!