• 2016 Slide RMS Angel

    Operation One Nation

    Operation One Nation has had a display table at five RMS Assembly gatherings, providing their expression of commitment that member congregations will do all within their capabilities and means to render comfort and support to our veterans, military members and their families. Pictures HERE under the Photo Tab.  

  • 2016 Slide Orlando

    A Letter from Bishop Eaton

    ELCA Presiding Bishop Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton has issued a letter in response to the June 12 shooting that claimed the lives of 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Read the letter HERE.  
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Sunday, July 24 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

I Love to Tell the Story:  Read the Word:   Exodus 3:1-15

Worship and Holy Communion will take place on Sunday at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.  Pastor Gary will preach at both services. Our hymns will include Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness; Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain; Let Us Break Bread Together and The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve. Special music will be provided by Jan Romary at both services.

Sundays and Wednesday in July

2014 PAHCereal Drive! In the month of July we’ll be supporting Project Angel Heart (one of our Be The Blessing partners) in their drive to get 3,500 standard size boxes of healthy, whole grain cereal. Bring cereal to church on Sundays & Wednesdays in July. Please avoid sugary cereals, hot cereals, and individual/bulk sizes. These will be delivered, along with nutritious meals, to homes where people are fighting life-threatening illnesses.

You can also donate virtual boxes of cereal by texting “cereal” to 50155 or going to Project Angel Hearts’s website HERE.   For more information, contact Sarah at 303-758-2820or sarah@bethany-denver.org.

2016 CerealSo far, We have collected a total of 457 boxes!  

Keep those Cereal boxes coming!


Plug in and make a Connection with Pastor Gary

2016 MeetGreetMeet and greet Pastor Gary – a time to ask questions and hear reflections on serving at Bethany. Contact the hosts for any questions or to RSVP.
  • Friday, July 22, 7:00 p.m. – Jack & Jean Lindsey – 7600 E Oxford Ave, Denver – 303-907-8177
  • Tuesday, August 2, 7:00 p.m. – Glenn & Kathy Truglio –  8747 E Wesley Dr, Denver – 303-632-6526
  • Thursday, August 4, 7:00 p.m. – Garth England Jr. & Deb Distler – 1299 Green Meadow Ln, Greenwood Village – 303-730-3154
  • Friday, August 12, 7:00 p.m.– Pastor Brigette & Mike Weier –  8274 S Norfolk Way, Englewood – 720-202-8212
  • Thursday, August 18, 9:00 a.m. – Bethany Fellowship Hall – Hosted by Judi Burchfield & Diane Herrmann – 303-770-9944

Friday, August 20, 4:00 p.m. – Nickie & John Fowler –  8133 S Wabash Ct, Centennial – 303- 346-5478


Sunday, July 242016 Jacobson

Dr. Mark Jacobson, an ELCA missionary whom Bethany supports at Selian Hospital in Tanzania, is coming to Bethany on this Sunday. He and two Sudanese ELCA pastors are helping develop a Lutheran Center & Clinic in South  Sudan which will provide education, health care, and the Gospel, to bring hope & healing. He will speak briefly at both services, & then in more depth about this mission at lunch in Room 301, for everyone interested.  Please RSVP for lunch to Arlis Adolf, 303-759-3947.


2016 CampingAugust 5-7, 2016

Bethany Family Ministry Camping Trip (near Lake Dillon).  Please contact Nickie Fowler or Julie Rethman if you are interested in attending.


BLC WHIRL BibleSunday School is just around the corner and we are inviting all caring adults at Bethany to come and be a part of our vital ministry of forming faith in our children and youth.  Did you know that research has shown that a child needs 5-7 caring Christian adults around them as they grow to be raised a Christian?   Please prayerfully consider volunteering for a month, a session, a season or even a whole year (August – May).
We’re looking for leads for our  Sunday School Music Opening and teachers for all classes,  PreSchool – 5th grade, Confirmation and High School. If you are not able to volunteer, maybe you could invite another caring adult you know to be part of the team.  Maybe a friend, grandparent, or someone else would say “yes” to be one of the 5-7 caring adults in your child’s life!
Please contact Gayle for Sunday School (Gayle@bethany-denver.org), Tory for Confirmation (Tory@bethany-denver.org) and Jason for High School  (Jason@bethany-denver.org) or Pastor Brigette (Brigette@bethany-denver.org) if you’re interested in this life-giving ministry!!

BLC RockiesSunday, August 7

12th Annual Colorado Rockies Faith Day: Sunday, August 7 at 2:10pm. Crowder is this year’s musical guest. Tickets are $24 each. Each ticket includes the 2:10 p.m. Rockies game (vs. Miami Marlins) and the postgame concert. Sign up and pay at the Welcome Center. If you have questions, please contact Sarah at sarah@bethany-denver.org.


Saturday, August 20

Calling all Participants and Families in Bethany’s Faith Formation programs!

Please join us for a Pre-“Rally Day” Party BLC Rally Party

Saturday, August 20th 4:00-7:00pm

  • John & Nickie Fowler’s Backyard
  • 8133 S. Wabash Ct. Centennial, CO 80112
  • Please RSVP to 303.956.2261 or nickie@fowlercorp.net so we have accurate numbers.

Beer and Lemonade, gluten-free dinner, and fun events will be provided!


Sunday, August 21 – Rally Day!

BLC OONWe bring attention to the work of Operation One Nation and its sponsorship of a congregation-wide barbecue on Rally Day, August 21st, after the 8:30am service and well into the post-second service period. The barbecue will in fact give off its own Holy Smoke to help Operation One Nation fund the production of the CD album which the Bethany congregation has helped name “Keeper of All Stars”.

As reported earlier this year, the album, created by Dr. Dan Grace, includes music selections from various select Lutheran colleges and university choirs across the country and also takes from “Bethany’s best” to provide a sacred outlet for spiritual healing for those who are deployed, war weary and lost in battles fought years and years ago. This CD will also be used for those Bethany members in need of healing from a variety of reasons.

To add to the choral and instrumental music selected, Dr. Dave Brock, retired Army Chaplain, has added his gift of prayerful reflection with the creation of devotions tailored to the message of each of the hymns, providing his special understanding around comfort for veterans and military members. That devotional piece of the two-part set is entitled: “Lord Guide Our Way.”

2016 HolySmokePlease put the date and the event on your calendars! Chef Chris will be serving up pulled pork, beef and chicken along with his special baked beans, corn-on-the-cob and corn bread. Dessert and drinks will also be included. The cost will be $10 for adults and $7.50 for children. Weather permitting (especially wind) there will be tents and tables set for shade, convenience and good conversation in the courtyard.


Sundays, August 28 and September 4

diaper-150x113Bethany Diaper Drive for DenUM – (Denver Urban Matters – formerly Denver Urban Ministries)

DenUM is in need of diapers, sizes 4, 5, and 6.  Please help support this worthwhile ministry to young families in Denver.  DenUM (Denver Urban Matters) was organized in 1981 with the goal of meeting basic needs, encouraging self-sufficiency and educating the community.

Interested in sorting diapers on Sunday, September 11th from 10:30-12:30 at DenUM?  Contact Tammy Craven 303-771-2813.


Getting Connected with Bethany:  Plug In 2016!

2016 PlugInLogoAs the Ash Wednesday bulletin told us, the disciplines of Lent are self-examination and repentance, prayer and fasting, sacrificial giving and works of love. It is the works of love that Bethany’s Ministry Council is focusing on this entire year, through the Plug In 2016 campaign. There are many ways that you can feel more connected to your Bethany community through works of love, starting with Service in Worship. Plug In 2016 – a Lenten discipleship opportunity! Looking for a way to re-charge and connect? Plug In 2016. Looking for a way to help strengthen our community? Plug In 2016. Many opportunities available in the area of Worship & Celebration. Why not Plug In?! (no app required… just a willing spirit). For more information contact Jack Lindsey (drjacklindsey@comcast.net) or Kara Heilman (drheilman@comcast.net)


2016 Brazil FlagAttention All Bethany Families:  Looking for a chance to Plug-in?  Want to make $600 per month and be a hero for a family in need? There are three high school foreign exchange students from Brazil that need host homes for this fall! They are going to be attend high school  at Thomas Jefferson High School for one semester. This is an excellent opportunity for families to share the American family experience and our beautiful State of Colorado. These students are in need of help ASAP as their previous host homes have fallen through at the 11th hour! Please call Karen Dehmlow at 720-271-0360 for more info!


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