• 2015 SouperStars

    Souper Stars

    Souper Bowl of Caring has spotlighted participants and their annual collections by featuring their stories and photos, and Bethany is their first #SouperStars group highlighted!  View HERE!

  • 2015 Slide Zimbabwe

    Everyday life in Zimbabwe:  God’s Garden serves children lunch 3 times a week totaling nearly 2,500 meals. Check out the April/May BEACON newsletter to read more and visit THIS link (password - betha) for a thank you video.

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Saturday, March 28 

2015 HealthyHealthy Singles Workshop:  Bethany will host a “Healthy Singles Workshop” on Saturday, March 28 from 9-4:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. This workshop is geared for those 18 years and older who are single and/or engaged to help prepare and improve relationships. Vicky and Larry Daub, hosts of previous Healthy Marriage Workshops, will be the facilitators. 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 come to learn about secrets of creating healthy relationships. Sign up at www.marry-well.org or call 720-488-8888. Contact Janet Mortinsen at janet@bethany-denver.org or call 303-300- 3317 if you have any questions.

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 Sunday, March 29 – Palm Sunday

2014 04 13 Palm 17Worship Times:  Please note that the first service begins at 7:30am on this day.  Worship continues at 9:00am and 10:30am on this day.

For worship on Palm Sunday, we will be doing Walt Wangerin’s “Cry of the Whole Congregation”. It is a dramatic telling of the Passion story, engaging the whole congregation in the service. All are welcome to attend – we especially encourage those with children to attend and help in the palm processional!

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Stations of the Cross 021Stations of the Cross:  As a Passion-centered devotion, the Stations of the Cross combine art and scripture to recreate Christ’s walk to the cross within the walls of the church, allowing us to make a “pilgrimage to Jerusalem” and through contemplation and meditation be drawn closer to the Christ who walked there. You will have the opportunity to take this walk next Sunday in the Chapel where we will have our needlepoint Stations of the Cross set up through Good Friday. These beautiful and moving works of art created by a group of Bethany needlepointers, are a powerful reminder of the Passion of our Lord.

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BLC BonfilsA Palm Sunday Blood Drive has become a tradition here at Bethany. Bonfils will be here on Sunday, March 29, in the Great Hall from 8:00am – 12:00 noon. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300. Or you can go to www.bonfils.org, select “Make an Appointment” and use site code 0377. There will also be a sign-up sheet available at the Welcome Center on March 15 and 22. Questions?  Contact Janet Mortinsen at 303-300-3317 or janet@bethany-denver.org. Remember each donation has the potential of saving the lives of 3 Colorado patients!

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BLC Pancake

Our Annual Bethany Youth Pancake Brunch will be held from 7:30am-Noon in the Fellowship Hall.  All profits go to support the youth on their summer mission trips.  Tickets are $10.00 for adults; $5.00 for kids.  Menu includes eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes, fruit, juice, coffee.

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2013 RTLC

Family Camp at Rainbow Trail:  May 1-3, 2015.  Bring your family for this great weekend getaway at beautiful Rainbow Trail! This event will feature activities for the entire family including worship, fellowship, all of the great outdoor activities camp has to offer, and of course, bingo. This year’s study theme will be “Fruits of the Spirit”. Registrations are now available at the Welcome Desk.

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BLC SJPSpecial Worship Service:  This year, Bethany’s Chancel Choir and staff, along with orchestra and soloists, will present the St. John Passion as a special worship service on Palm/Passion Sunday, March 29 at 4:00pm.

On March 29th (Palm/Passion Sunday) from 4:00 to 6:00pm, Bethany Lutheran Church will be presenting Bach’s St. John Passion with our chancel choir, orchestra, and soloists. What will make this presentation different is that we are going to do it as a worship service, complete with liturgy, as Bach intended it when he presented it to his congregation in Leipzig in 1724.

BLC Old BachThe Chancel Choir and soloists will be singing the work in German, but to conform to Luther’s quest to make worship more congregational, all of the chorales will be sung in English, and we are inviting members of the congregation present to join us in singing the chorales from the pews during the service. Tickets are not needed; there will be a free-will offering.

 If you have any questions, please contact:

            Dr. James Kim, Director:  james@bethany-denver.org

            or  Jack Lindsey:  drjacklindsey@comcast.net

We look forward to having you and your friends and family members with us on the afternoon of Passion Sunday to help us bring The Spirit to this celebration of God’s servant, J. S. Bach. We believe it is an opportunity for us to begin Holy Week in a very unique and introspective way. We would love to see you there!

Special Bonus:  Watch Dr. James Kim discussing Bach and the church HERE!

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Holy Week Worship Schedule

2013 Holy Week BLC

  • Palm Sunday, March 29, worship takes place at 7:30, 9:00 & 10:30am.  All ages participate in a dramatic telling of the Passion story, ‘Cry of the Whole Congregation’ by Walter Wangerin. We follow Jesus’ journey from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem to the cross. 
  • Maundy Thursday, April 2 (First Communion):  Noon & 7:00pm.  Celebrate the Lord’s Supper and remember Jesus’ new commandment to love one another. Feet washing is offered at noon. First communion is celebrated at 7:00pm, the altar will then be stripped as a sign of Jesus’ abandonment.
  • Good Friday, April 3:  Noon & 7:00pm.  The Tenebrae (shadows/darkness) service is a continuation of yesterday’s Maundy Thursday, beginning simply with readings of Jesus’ Passion. Seven lighted candles, representing the ebbing life of the Crucified, are extinguished as the readings progress.
  • Easter Saturday, April 4, we will join the congregation of Epiphany Lutheran Church, 790 S. Corona St., Denver for an Easter Vigil service at 6:30pm.  We come to the night of nights when we enter the crucial in-between time – when everything actually happens and yet nothing appears to be happening. It is the waiting period between Christ’s death and resurrection. We join with other congregations to wait together in mystery with new fire, water and Word, music and story-telling. 
  • Easter Sunday, April 5!  We celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord at 6:00, 7:30, 9:00 & 10:30am!  Come!  He is Risen!

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Beginning Sunday, April 12

2015 ProdigalThe Prodigal God

So, what is a prodigal? And who’s the biggest prodigal of them all? Join Pastor Russ and Ed Cleaver in Room 210 at 9am on Sunday mornings from April 12 – May 17 to explore the parable of the prodigal son through a remarkable 6-part video series and book, “The Prodigal God”, by Timothy Keller. Newsweek called Keller a “C.S. Lewis for the twenty-first century”. This series will encourage and challenge all of us to understand God’s unconditional love and grace in a deeper way.

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