Worship on Wednesday

Join us for Worship on Wednesday services.

6:30pm in the Sanctuary.  

See you in church!

2014 TransitionsWorshipful Work:  On Sunday, January 25th, we held three services that included what Pr. Paul calls, “Worshipful Work”.  We filled out the congregational survey together at all three services. This survey will be used to help the Transition Team guide the future Call Committee in seeking new pastors who can help Bethany realize the vision that the congregation has for our church.

The survey is now available to be downloaded

HERE in case your family needs an additional copy.  

Thank you for being a part of this worshipful work!

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Bethany Chapel Consecration Services

Construction of Bethany’s newest sacred space is nearing completion! As such, the Ministry Council, along with the Pastoral and Music Staff, have been hard at work planning a series of special services to consecrate our new Chapel. In order to provide everyone with ample opportunities to experience this beautiful space, 16 worship services have been scheduled throughout the two week period beginning with the official consecration on Sunday, February 1 through Friday, February 13. The schedule below shows the specific times and service formats.

2015 Chapel Consecrations

Please mark your calendars and join us for one (or many!) to worship our God in this new holy space!

2013 BTB MCRIn gratitude for God’s bounty in providing this new holy space we call the Bethany Chapel, please bring a donation of canned goods for Metro CareRing when attending any of the special worship services over the two-week dedication celebration.

Also, make sure to look for special announcements in the bulletin and future editions of the Beacon, for continued opportunities to worship in this space throughout the upcoming season of Lent.

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Saturday, January 31

2014 Mental HealthVicky and Larry Daub will be facilitating Mental Health First Aid at Bethany in the Great Hall on January 31 from 8 am to 5 pm.  Similar to ‘First Aid’ and CPR, ‘Mental Health First Aid’ teaches individuals how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises.

We hope you will join us to know the signs, learn the actions and be a lifeline for those with mental health issues. To register, click HERE.  For further questions, please contact Janet Mortinsen at janet@bethany-denver.org or 303-536-5448.

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Saturday, Jan. 31 and Sunday, Feb. 1

2013 souper bowlSouper Bowl of Caring:  We don’t know yet if our Broncos will be playing in the Super Bowl, but we do know that we can help hungry people that day. Come to church on February 1 with your dollars. We’ll have pots for each team and you can “vote” for your favorite with your money! We will also be collecting food donations at area King Soopers stores on Saturday, January 31, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. If you would like to help collect food at the stores please contact Carrie Oss at carrieoss@gmail.com or 303-803-0123. All money and food collected will go to Metro CareRing, Denver’s largest hunger-relief program serving families. Since it’s Super Bowl XLIX (49) our goals are $4,900 and 4,900 lbs of food. Let’s make it happen!

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Saturday, February 14

2013 MarriageHealthy Marriage Workshop Opportunity:  Would you like to enrich your marriage as a gift to each other for Valentine’s Day? Healthy Marriage will be presented in the Great Hall at Bethany on Saturday, February 14 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. We are fortunate to have Larry and Vicky Daub, Bethany members, facilitating the seminar again.

  • “I liked the personal references the facilitators shared.”
  • “I liked the knee to knee activities.”
  • “I liked the hands on opportunities to try some of the techniques we learned.” These were just a few comments from the previous Healthy Marriage workshop held at Bethany. 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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Bearing and Sharing the Light

2014 StarToward the culmination of these thirty days, we in the church will have celebrated the beginning of the Church’s liturgical Season of Light. We know it as Epiphany, the 12th Day of Christmas in the Western Christian Church. It is always on January 6th. It is that Season marked by the arrival of the three wise men, the Kings, those sages from the East.

Guided by the divine light of the star of the East, they brought gifts to the child born in the Bethlehem manger. Can you imagine how the business community in our modern world would react if we all determined to wait another twelve days beyond December 25 to bring all our gifts to those who we want to receive them from us as signs of our love and caring for them?

To read Pastor Paul’s entire article in the Beacon, click HERE.

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Pastorous Thoughts

New year’s resolutions often are variably successful. Here are two passages worth meditating on. (click on them to read)

Romans 12:1-182013 Small Prayer

Blessed 2015 to us all as we watch and wait for blessings to unfold!

Peace, Pastor Russ

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2014 Transitions

Please visit our “Transitions” page for all of the latest information regarding the transitions in the life of Bethany Lutheran Church. 

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2014 CommitmentCardPeopleYour 2015 Commitment Cards can be filled out online HERE!

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