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We are excited to announce that Bethany Lutheran Church is now officially open for Lutheran worship services only  We are now worshiping our Lord together in His house.  What a blessing that is after such a long separation!  God is certainly good to us!

Regular Lutheran worship services have resumed at our normally scheduled service times of 8am and 11am.  During these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, the church family’s safety is of primary concern.  While we are permitted to reopen, our church is under certain restrictions, and we ask for your support and patience with our safe federal, state, C.D.C. and L.C.M.S. South Eastern District reopening protocols.

            At this time, we are open for Lutheran worship onlyMeetings, classes, and other group and congregational gatherings will be permitted as restrictions are lifted.  Please pray for our church and for God’s children everywhere as we re-enter group gatherings to worship our Lord and Savior.  May God continue to bless you all. 

 

Continue to Worship with Bethany Lutheran on face book at Life at Bethany Lutheran Salisbury, MD

Life at Bethany Lutheran allows you to stay in touch with Bethany Lutheran Church’s worship services which  are available anytime you need them.

Welcome to Bethany Lutheran Church in Salisbury, MD on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Our doors and hearts are always open. We are eager to know you and excited to share with you the marvelous ways God is working in our church.


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 June:

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”  ~Romans 15:13

 

Practice joy:  As you step out of bed in the morning, thank God aloud for this new day He has made.  Shout or sing!.

Quiet Time for the Preoccupied Mind

Even in the midst of everything that is going on around us, God wants us to remember that He is STILL in control and no matter what you are dealing with, he wants you to give it ALL to Him!

 

Because of the government restrictions, we are unable to hold Prayer Night in our church on Friday, May 1st.  Instead, we are asking you all to “come together” for prayer in your homes for any amount of time between 5:00p.m. and 6:00p.m.

 

Below is a suggested prayer for this pandemic that we can all say together during that hour (or at any time).  Please lift up our world, our leaders, our community, family, friends and whatever fears and cares are on your heart.  And, remember to thank Him for all of your blessings.  We all need prayer more than ever, and we know its undeniable power!  He hears you!  

 

“For when two or three are gathered in My name, there am I among them.” Matt. 18:20 

 

May we who are merely inconvenienced

remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors

remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home

remember those who have no work.

May we who have the flexibility of taking care of our      children when the schools are closed

remember those who have no options.

May we who have to cancel our trips

remember those with no place to go.

May we who are losing our margin money in the midst of the economic market

remember those with no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home

remember those who have no home.

During this time when we can no longer wrap our arms around each other, let us find ways to be the  loving        embrace of God to our neighbors.  Amen.

 


VISION TEAM BULLETIN BOARD
 
“Bethany Lutheran Church is going through a REBIRTH and RENEWAL!  Our current activity is to understand our current situation, to seek input from our surrounding community and congregation regarding their spiritual needs, to identify our immediate ‘customers’ [inside and outside the church], and to create a new mission [our purpose] and a new vision [future direction].
 
We have been reaching out in the neighborhood surrounding Bethany and at Salisbury University to inform people about our activities and to invite those interested in joining us for worship or any of our community service projects.  Members of the congregation have also been spreading God’s word in their own neighborhood and inviting everyone seeking fellowship and spiritual guidance to give Bethany Lutheran Church a try.
 

The Vision Team would appreciate any and all feedback on the PROPOSED MISSION STATEMENT for Bethany Lutheran Church by the members of our congregation.  This statement expresses OUR PURPOSE or WHY WE EXIST.

PROPOSED MISSION STATEMENT:

“As Christ’s Disciples, we exist to spread God’s Love through His Word and through our faithful action.”

 
 
 
 

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.