• 2016 Gulf2

    Disaster Relief

    At least 11 people have been killed, thousands rescued, and even more evacuated as floodwaters continue to sweep across southern Louisiana. Lutheran Disaster Response is working to bring God's hope to all.  Click HERE to give directly.

  • 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.  

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Sunday, August 28 – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Readings (click to read)

Our lessons for Sunday are Proverbs 25:6-7, Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16, and Luke 14:1, 7-14.
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 the both services. Special music will be provided by Matt Weissenbuehler at both services. **Next week, 9/4, both services will be held in our courtyard.**

BLC Bibles“Bible Verse of the Month.”  – We will have a unique opportunity as a congregation to dive deep into a passage from the Bible together. You will experience and engage a Bible verse every few weeks in a variety of ways that we hope will enhance your prayer, devotional and worship life with God.

This month’s verse is Romans 10:15b

“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”


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.
  • LAST ONE:  Sunday, August 28, 7:00 p.m. – Laurie & Terry Jeddeloh – 5577 S. Mobile St.  Centennial, 303-400-5069


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!!


Beginning Wednesday, August 24

2013 SingingBethany Chancel Choir starts rehearsing on Wednesday, August 24th, and the first Sunday the choir sings will be Sunday, September 11th.  We have exciting season ahead of us, and some of the highlights include a special worship service featuring a beautiful setting of Requiem by a French master composer, Maurice Duruflé on All Saint’s Sunday, November 6 during 10am worship service.   Our Chancel Choir will be led by James Kim on the podium and Rick Seaton on organ, and Judith Glenn will be the alto soloist.   On April 29, 2017, Bach’s masterpiece, Easter Oratorio will be presented as part of worship beginning at 7pm in our sanctuary.   In addition, members of the Chancel Choir will be embarking on a 9-day tour Germany to celebrate 500th Anniversary of Lutheran Reformation, and there will be a send-off concert on Sunday, May 21st at 3pm joined by the members of choirs from Wellshire and Montview Presbyterian churches.  Come, sing with us!


2013 Handbells“Ring In” the new Church Year with the Carillons!  We need more Handbell Ringers!  The Bethany Carillons Handbell Choir needs more ringers.  If you are at least age 15 or under age 110 and can read music, we will teach you everything we know about ringing bells.  We practice every Wednesday from 7:00 till 8:30 pm in the back room in the music wing.  We play for the church service once a month.  Contact our conductor – Jeff Harms (jeffh@dbimail.net) – or Tony Hjelmstad (tony@norsky.net –303-744-4383) to get more information – or just show up Wednesday!


2016 Mutiny

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.


Beginning August 31

Wednesday Evening Book Club:  All are invited to meet in the Chapel from 7:15-8:30 p.m. The book that we will read from August 31 – Oct. 5 is called 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker. Jen Hatmaker calls into question her own relationship with consumer culture and excess and pares down her life in seven areas for a month each: food, clothes, spending, waste, possessions, media and stress. Her prayer for the experiment is simply this: Jesus, may there be less of me and my junk and more of You and Your kingdom. Amen. Come and be a part of this conversation! The book can be purchased on Amazon.com. If you need assistance purchasing a book, contact Pastor Brigette atBrigette@bethany-denver.org.

2016 GWOHSaturday, September 10

“God’s work. Our hands.” This is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.  We have had requests for additional service opportunities outside Be The Blessing, this is another great way to support our community and partners in Service to God’s Will. The date for the 2016 dedicated day of service is Saturday, Sept. 10.  We will serve at Habitat for Humanity, either at a build site or at a ReStore, and at Extreme Community Makeover. Sign up at the table in the Narthex on Sunday or at http://signupschedule.com/bethany.

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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