|Whether this is your first visit, or if your have worshiped
at Bethany many times, we would like you to feel welcome here!
Please take this brochure home with you for future reference.
All are welcome here! Children are encouraged to participate in worship.
Children’s quiet activity bags are available on the coat tree just outside
the entrance to the
sanctuary. A staffed nursery is located at the
top of the stairs on the Newton Street
entrance. It is available for infant through 3-
year-old children. Speakers enable moms,
dads, and nursery attendants to listen to
the service in the nursery. Large print
bulletins are available for worshippers
who need that assistance.
Accessible restrooms are on the same level as the sanctuary,
the nursery; a unisex bathroom is also
available for those who need this
|Worship is designed to be easy to
follow. All information needed to
participate is printed in the bulletin; hymnals in the rack in your pew are used
Bethany, a congregation of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church of
America, is therefore a liturgical
worship experience; meaning that
liturgy is used each Sunday
traditionally at 8 a.m. and a more
contemporary version at 10:30 a.m.
(10 a.m. Memorial Day to Labor
Day). A contemporary service is
also offered Saturday evenings at 5:30.
||Holy Communion is open to
all baptized Christians. We believe
Christ is truly present with his body and blood for the forgiveness of sins.
the palm of your hand to the server to receive
communion. Grape juice and wine are offered to communicants; glasses marked with
blue dots are
grape juice for those who prefer. Those not yet
receiving Holy Communion may fold their hands and
receive a blessing. We celebrate Holy Communion
the first and third Saturdays, the first and third
Sundays at the 8 a.m. service, and at the 10:30
service on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, as well as the
holy days of the church year.
If you or your children are not baptized, the
pastors will be happy to visit with you to arrange a time for
baptisms. Contact the church office to make an appointment.
Please sign a visitor
card located in each pew, so that we can get to know you. If
you are interested in membership, please pick up a membership brochure with
and out line of the membership preparation dates and reception Sundays.
Bethany is committed to lifelong learning! Christian education
in the form of
Sunday School for children ages 3-grade 12 each Sunday morning from 9:30-10:15
Confirmation takes place for our children beginning in their Sunday School classes
Grade 3; formal confirmation classes occur on Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. for Grades
and one Sunday evening per month for Grades 9 and 10. Confirmation takes place
fall of the students’ junior year of high school. See our youth and family
for detailed activities. This is available at our Welcome Center. A variety of
classes are also provided—see the adult education brochure also at the
You will find an opportunity for women’s groups, men’s
groups, book studies, Bible
studies, and a variety of other
gatherings for Christian study
and enrichment. Most of these
activities are held September
Between our Sunday
morning services and before
and after our Saturday
evening worship, please enjoy
refreshments and treats; we
believe in fellowship of
Christians wherever we are; and what
better place than at church itself!
We invite you to come again soon;
better yet, consider becoming a part of the
Bethany Lutheran Church is
a community of believers in Jesus Christ
called to be faithful
by living God?s Word
through lifetime learning, worship and
Coordinating Team Pastor
Christian Education Director
BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH
35 W. Messenger
Rice Lake, Wisconsin 54868