• 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, June 26 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Our worship times are 9:00am & 3:00pm.

Fo2016 Nine and Threer this day only, things are changing up. There will be two worship services and please note the temporary change in service times that day. There will be a full service in the Sanctuary at 9:00am.  

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2016 SandbergThe 3:00pm worship service is a full Festival Communion Service with special music including our Bethany Choirs, Handbells, and our guests, the Denver Brass Quintet. Pastor Gary Sandberg will be installed as our Lead Pastor at this Festival Worship Service with Holy Communion. Bishop James Gonia will preach. Following the 3:00 p.m. worship, please join in a reception in the Great Hall with appetizers, beverages and desserts.

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I Love to Tell the Story!  Read the Word:  Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
It is hard to get away from a numbers game. I will admit that I am quite interested in our attendance numbers for worship and other activities. I do follow our offerings and budget numbers. I am extremely interested in how many runs the Bethany softball team has scored, and how many our opponent has. And yes, when the temperature hits 99 I am hoping for that one more degree. There is just something about 100.
We will be counting stars on Sunday morning – the kind in the sky, not those on your TV screen. We will see how this tremendous promise to Abraham is lived out.
What are you counting, and what should it teach you.
  • Red lights on the way home – are you being taught patience?
  • Sweaters in your closet – are you being taught to share and care?
  • Calories in that chocolate shake – are you being taught moderation?
  • Days until your vacation – are you being taught to stay in the present, even as you anticipate?
  • How MUCH you have – are you being taught to experience generosity?
We experience two worship opportunities on Sunday. I look forward to being with you at our ONE morning worship at 9:00 a.m. as we continue telling this wonderful story of our God. And, I am humbled at the planning for the 3:00 p.m. Festival Worship at which I will be installed. You are certainly welcome to attend both worship experiences! I will be.
See you Sunday,
Pastor Gary


2016 WhatsYourCallJune 27 – July 1, 2016

Day Camp (Vacation Bible School) is a fun filled week of Bible study, arts & crafts, recreation, music and lots and lots of FUN!  Click HERE for more information!


Due Sunday, July 17

BLC ReadySetReady, Set, School:  Sign-Ups Start Sunday! Once again, Bethany is partnering with Integrated Family Community Services (formerly Interfaith Community Services – a Be The Blessing partner) to sponsor 35 elementary and middle school children in need.  With your help, we will provide each child with a brand-new backpack filled with school supplies, new clothing, socks, underwear, and a gift card for shoes.  Please stop by the table in the Narthex Sunday morning to sponsor a child or select a specific item to purchase.  All items are due back at Bethany by Sunday, July 17.  For more information, contact Laurie Fowles at 303-741-5429.

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 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 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!


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).

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