Holy Communion

The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated weekly at Bethany.

All baptized children of God (all ages) are welcome to the Lord's Table. 

​​​​​​​​​​Upcoming Guest Preachers and Presenters :


PDF of Liturgical Calendar for 2018  (Year B) Advent 2017 to Pentecost  2018 with appointed Readings 

PDF of Liturgical Calendar for  2019 (Year C) Advent  2018 to Pentecost 2019, with appointed Readings

For The full Three Year Cycle Lectionary  and Daily Lectionary 

(Set of Readings for Sundays, Feast Days  and Observances for download Click Here

(Note we are presently in YEAR B 2017/2018 — Time After Pentecost)

For Daily Bible Studies available for download from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Click Here

On Sunday, September 30 as we Observe the 19th Sunday After Pentecost we will be having as our special guest, Deacon Mitzie Shafer,  ELCA Foundation Regional Gift Planner for both the North and South Carolina Synods. She is an avid quilter, but her calling with the ELCA assigned to our region is to assist persons in planning how to make current gifts as well as how to make ongoing gifts to the organizations, agencies, and ministries  about which people are passionate. She can also assist folks make plans that can best benefit those organizations, agencies, and ministries. In the coming weeks she will be assisting the Congregation Council and the ad hoc Long Term Planning Committee to establish a gifts policy. Mitzie often asks, "Would your congregation know what to do if you received the gift of a yellow submarine. What would you do with it?" She does not work on commission, but she can help gift recipients and donors navigate the treacherous legalities of planned giving that will serve as an ongoing gift to those groups that we care about.    

On Sunday, September 16, the 17th Sunday After Pentecost we will observe Home Coming Sunday. We will be Commissioning Stephen Ministers  and celebrating 108 years in the Gospel Ministry at Bethany. Our Guest Preacher will be Pastor Greg Williams who presently serves Grace Lutheran Church, Hendersonville, NC.  Pastor Greg served Bethany 1995-2005. He is married to Brenda (Elliott) Williams. Together they have two children Rachel Anne Williams and Elliott Bruce Williams. Pastor Greg earned a B.A. Chemistry in 1979 from Wake Forest University. He is a 1986 graduate of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and was ordained on May 30, 1986. 


5:15 p.m.

Midweek Eucharist (In the chancel area of the worship space)

Wednesday Together Meals  resume in the Fall

Meals will resume Wednesday, September 19, 2017

Weekly Worship


One Service

Sunday, September 16 @ 10:30 a.m.

for  Homecoming Sunday


8:30 a.m.

Blended service

10:30 a.m.

Traditional service

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Throughout the Church Year we have many opportunities to observe Feast Days and hold special observances. Click here to learn more about those Feast Days, Observances and times of the Services