During Holy Week we remember the extraordinary events which lead us to Easter Sunday: Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday; his last supper with his disciples, where he broke the bread and shared the wine; his arrest and death on the cross; and his Resurrection!  Service times found below.

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Holy Week Services at Bethany

Palm Sunday, April 13:  7:30, 9:00 & 10:30am

  • Family Worship is at 9am with guest musician, Agape

Maundy Thursday, April 17:  Noon and 7:00pm

  • Holy Communion & Foot Washing at both services
  • 1st Communion at 7:00pm

Good Friday, April 18:  Noon & 7:00pm

Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 19:  6:00pm at Bethany

 Easter Sunday, April 20:  Alleluia!  Christ is Risen!

  • Come celebrate our Risen Savior at 6:00, 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30am
  • Denver Brass will join us at 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30am

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2013 Healthy MarrSaturday, April 26 - Healthy Marriage Workshop

There will be another opportunity to attend the Healthy Marriage Seminar at Bethany.  This workshop will be held in the Great Hall on Saturday, April 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  We are fortunate to have Larry and Vicky Daub, Bethany members, facilitating the seminar again.

This seminar is provided by federal funds from the Colorado Healthy Marriage Project.  As such, there is no fee for the seminar, lunch is provided and childcare will be available (also at no charge).  We hope you will give your relationship the opportunity to grow and become closer.  Sign up at www.marry-well.org or call 720-488-8888.  For further questions, please contact Janet Mortinsen at janet@bethany-denver.org or call 303-300-3317.

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Sunday, April 27VOG_0169

Rit Vogel Retirement Celebration:  Come join the congregation as we celebrate Rit’s 30+ years of ministry at Bethany!

All grades and all families will worship together at 9:00am in the sanctuary as we remember, reflect and rejoice in Rit’s impact on Faith Formation.  Following worship, there will be a reception in the Great Hall.

Cards are available at the Hospitality Desk for you to write a note of thanks or a memory. They will be collected at her reception on April 27th!  Thank you Rit, you’ve been a blessing! 

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2014 Spring Forth

On Sunday, April 6th, The Bethany Foundation is once again handed out money. As part of each service that day, members of Bethany were given envelopes containing various amounts of money, up to one hundred dollars.  This “reverse offering” served as a challenge to each person to take the contents of the envelope and grow it on behalf of the Foundation.  On Sunday, April 27, the money — together with what members have grown over three weeks’ time — will be re-collected.  These funds will help support the Foundation’s work in fostering Christian leadership through scholarships to Lutheran colleges, support of seminarians, and other programs.

The Bethany Foundation was established by the Bethany Lutheran Church congregation in 1985 as a nonprofit corporation to satisfy the desires of donors who want to make contributions as a “permanent remembrance” or legacy.  The work of the Foundation is to provide stewardship opportunities additional to the general operation of Bethany Lutheran Church.

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2014 Mental HealthMonday, April 28

Mental Health First Aid Training:  Bethany will be hosting a “Mental Health First Aid” training class on Monday, April 28 from 8am – 5pm in the Great Hall, facilitated by Vicky and Larry Daub.  Similar to ‘First Aid’ and CPR, ‘Mental Health First Aid’ teaches individuals how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises.

Mental health challenges, such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use, are shockingly common in the United States.  In fact, more than one in five American adults will have a mental health problem in any given year.  The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation to provide Mental Health First Aid courses to prepare their communities with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis.  For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.

We hope you will join us to better walk alongside those with mental health issues.  For further questions or to register, please contact Vicky Daub at lvdaub@yahoo.com or 303-478-7251.

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2014 Jane 2Wednesday, April 30

Visionary Caregiving:  Compassion Fatigue:  When It Hurts to Care

10:00am – 12:00pm in the Great Hall

Jane W. Barton, MTS, MASM, CSA Author of Caregiving for the GENIUS

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Visionary Caregiving programs address the long-term caregiving needs for persons and families affected by neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, and disabilities associated with stroke.  ALL are welcome to attend the FREE program sponsored by AARP Colorado – Professionals, Community members, Students, Caregivers, Care receivers.   Breakfast provided by the Meridian Westland and Heritage Club Mountain View.

 For more details about the program, visit THIS link.    To register online, click HERE.  Register by April 25 – space is limited!

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May 2-4:  Family Retreat

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It’s time to sign-up for the Family Retreat!  Join other Bethany Families the weekend of May 2-4 for a wonderful weekend of recreation, fellowship and relaxation!  Worship, Recreation, & Fellowship Adult, Youth, and Children Programs Delicious Food, Beautiful Mountain Scenery!  

Your form with your deposit holds your spot! Registration forms at the Hospitality Desk or right HERE.

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2014 Are WeSunday, May 18

Make plans to attend Family Worship on Sunday, May 18th at the 9:00am service, as the Jubilation Singers and Caroler Choir will present a delightful musical entitled “Are We There Yet?”  

It‘s the story of Moses, as God calls him from the life of a shepherd to life as a nation builder, confronting the Pharoah to free God’s people from slavery in Egypt. As a man of faith, God used Moses in special ways. Wait until you see the parting of the Red Sea and all the plagues of Egypt!  As a lesson for us all, we need to be open to God’s leading, and then prepare to do things you never expected!

2014 MeetingCongregational Meeting

Join us for a Congregational Meeting on May 18, immediately following the 10:30am service.  Agenda items include:

  • Required Constitutional Changes
  • Budget for 2014/15

The required constitutional changes are available in the church office.  Be a part of the required 100-members to make a quorum for this meeting!  God’s work.  Our hands!

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Sunday, June 1

Be the Blessing – Save the Date! We will go out and serve in our community on Sunday, June 1st. You will be able to sign up for your project at the Service Fair on Sunday, April 27th. After that we will have online registration available and a table in the Narthex on Sundays. Look for a list of the projects available in early April.

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