Bethany Lutheran Church

 Advent and Christmas Worship Services 2022

All worship services conducted by lay leaders
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Sun., Dec. 4 @ 8a.m. & 11a.m. Advent 2, Decorating of the Tree; w/Communion

Wed., Dec. 7 @ 12 noon Midweek Advent 2

Sun., Dec. 11 @ 8a.m. & 11a.m. Advent 3, traditional liturgy; no Communion

Wed., Dec. 14 @ 12 noon Midweek Advent 3

Sun., Dec. 18 @ 8a.m. Advent 4, traditional liturgy; w/Communion

Sun., Dec. 18 @ 11:00a.m. Advent 4, modified liturgy w/youth skit; no Communion

Wed., Dec. 21 @ 12 noon Midweek Advent 4

Sat., Dec. 24 @ 2p.m. & 7p.m. Christmas Eve, nontraditional liturgy; w/Communion

Sun., Dec. 25 @ 10a.m. Christmas Day, devotional setting; no Communion

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There will be four Midweek Advent services this year.  They will be conducted by lay leaders and will be approx. 30 minutes in length.  The worship series theme is “Advent Mediations.”  Dates and time can be found below.

 
Nov. 30 @ 12:00 noon
Dec. 7 @ 12:00 noon
Dec. 14 @ 12:00 noon
Dec. 21 @ 12:00 noon
 

 

PRAYER TIME

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all    circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”                                                             ~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Our monthly prayer:

Father in Heaven,

You have blessed Your people with that baby in the manger who grew to be our Savior.  Help us to always remember from whom this great gift came and to praise You daily for the sacrifice He made for us.

Fill us with patient and joyful hearts and help us to seek Your Spirit’s guidance our daily lives.

Praise be to You for giving us more than we ask and assuring us of Your ever-abiding presence and grace. We pray In the Name of Your precious Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

 

Our prayer for Ukraine:

Lord God, we pray for protection for the people of Ukraine whose lives have been disrupted by this conflict and for those in Russia who are protesting this invasion. We thank You for all people with compassionate hearts who have provided food, prayers, shelters, clothes, funds, and other needed items for the refugees. We thank You, Lord, for the people around this world who have shared their resources to help these displaced people and, through their heartfelt giving, have let refugees know that You have not forgotten them. In Jesuss Name we pray. Amen.

 

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Specifics on Worship Procedures

  • MASKS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED!
  • SELF-STANDING AUTOMATIC HAND SANITZER STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING.
  • OFFERINGS WILL BE SELF-DROP IN BOTH LOCATIONS.

We are transitioning step-by-step as new information about the situation in our area becomes available.  Our hope is in our Lord; we pray He continues to guide us and bless us all with good health.

Make sure you sign up for a Face Book account and you can then watch our Sunday service video if you cannot attend. To live stream our Sunday services please use this link to view our new Facebook page. Click on the link to our new page called “Worship at Bethany Lutheran Church” and click on follow to receive updates.

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Who are we?

We are a loving church family who follows the teachings of Martin Luther as expressed in Ephesians 2:8 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.

What are we?

We are a Missouri Synod congregation, established in 1931, of approximately 150 communicant members.

Where are we?

We are located in Salisbury, MD on the corner of Camden Ave. and South Blvd.

Why do we exist?

We exist, as a church body in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to learn of Him through His Holy Scriptures, to worship Him only, and to serve Him by meeting the needs of others and by sharing the gift of salvation through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Our verse for December:

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~Romans 15:13



Practice joy:


Start each morning with reciting, This is the day that the Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.


~Psalm 118:24a

 

 

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

We are a member church of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Click on cross icon to visit L.C.M.S. website.