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Gathered to worship, sent to serve, and continually enlightened by the Word we are
devoting ourselves to the apostles' teaching, and fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and the prayers.

This Google Maps® upload gives directions to the Entrance to the North and East Parking Lots. At this Entrance simply enter from 17th Street, NW at the Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church sign, drive around the North end of the building, and go to the right. From the East Parking Lot there is access to the Holiday Bazaar in November, by way of the glass door at the Bell Quad, the entrance to the Office Wing, and the Upper and Lower Narthex entrances to the Worship Space, for special Grandview Middle School Assemblies, the Choir Entrance, and a side entrance to the Parish Center where we hold Wednesday Night Eucharist and Agape Meals from September to May, as well as Movie Nights, events hosted by the Hickory Public Schools, the Westmont / West Hickory Community Meetings and many other special events throughout the year.Consider this Website as your key to those activities 

Learning, Serving

From Bible study to men's and women's ministries to volunteer opportunities, there is a way for you to connect here.  Learn more.

Gathered, Sent, & Enlightened

New to the Christian Faith? Learn more about the Lutheran faith and what we believe.

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For more than 100 years, Bethany Lutheran Church has placed value on all the members of our congregation--the very young, preschoolers, teens, young parents, and senior citizens. All ages can connect through Christian programs such as Sunday School and Bible study, music, arts and crafts,meals, outreach in the community, and more! We extend a special invitation to individuals and families to share in these faith-based activities with us.

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Wednesday Night Meal and special events. 

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Thrivent Financial® Members my direct their Choice Dollars® to the ministry at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hickory, as well as other ministries in the ELCA, the larger Church, or community by following these simple steps. This is another way Thrivent® Members can put the profits of Thrivent Financial ®  to work in your community for the common good.

  • The King of Love and the Church's One Foundation1:19
  • LBW Hymn 396 O God, O Lord of Heaven and Earth3:20

Our faith community welcomes you and your family. Join us every Sunday to worship, pray, and learn.

Evangelical Lutheran Church

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:33)

These words of promise that serve as our theme for our stewardship theme this year remind us that we as Christ’s disciples are called to be servants of God and freed from the bondage to the ancient condition that is sin. Many Sundays in the Church year we confess before God and one another, that we have offended you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. Our hearts have not clung to you, our lips have not praised you, our lives have not glorified you, as you deserve. Because of us your name is dishonored among the nations, and we are not worthy to be called your people.”

Yet, we also confess and affirm together that for the sake of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, God the Father has mercy on us. We further pray that God might forgive “us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in the Father’s will and walk in God’s ways,” through the power of the Holy Spirit, to the glory of God’s holy name. Baptized, forgiven, and renewed, we are reminded that as the sheep of Father’s hand, (Psalm 95:7) and shepherded by our Lord Jesus Christ, (Psalm 23, John 10) we are called, gathered, sent, and continually enlightened by the Holy Spirit through the Word. We are called to be the Church, the body of Christ pointing to the Kingdom. 

Trying to locate Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church? Hickory is often hard for both new comers and for residents alike to navigate. Hopefully this will assist you in locating Bethany from wherever you may be, whether coming for special events or worship opportunities. Simply click on More options on the map below and this will assist you with directions via Google Maps® and will enable you to plug in your present location for precise directions to Bethany. You then have the option with this Google Maps® link to upload these directions to your tablet or smart phone via messenger, email or even upload the map, or print the map out for navigation. This brings you to our actual mailing address at the South Parking Lot, with an Entrance to the Parish Center, and to the Entrance to the Peeler Educational Building. This is also the site of Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church (AGOC) 


Worship is held on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Additional services are held during special seasons of the church year. Learn more.

Remember that the Church has not closed. Our ministry continues through love of God and love of neighbor.

We continue offerings, which we began on Sunday, November 29,
Offering Five Options as we are following CDC and
NC Synod of the ELCA Guidelines with a Spoken Liturgy
​We have Five options for Worship and Devotion

1) Joining live worship at 10:00 AM on our Live-Stream site;

2) Viewing the recorded Worship Service on our Live-Stream site at a later hour;

3) Joining us from our East Parking Lot by entering at 120 17th Street, NW and tuning to FM 94.3 (receiving Holy Communion in the Parking Lot);  

4) Wednesday Bible Study at 7:00 PM;

5) Attending worship, masked, as part of a small assembly in the Nave or Worship Space.

Livestream Videos for March on this site are made possible,
by a gift given to the Glory of God
In memory of C.P. Shaw, Sr.
by the Bethany Chapter of the Lutheran Men in Mission (LMIM)

We are hosting Face to Face worship or worship by way of FM Radio

at 94.3 FM in the Parking Lot. 

Click Below for the Live Stream from the Nave  
of the Liturgy of Holy Communion with Hymns for the Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord, April 4, 2021


(Please note that for Easter Sunday or The Feast of Resurrection , April  4, we will be gathering in the Nave, and with masks on
for a sung liturgy with hymns, because of expected cool temperatures outside.