You are invited to worship with us every Sunday at 9:15 a.m. If you are visiting, and you are unfamiliar with the Lutheran liturgy and service format -- don't worry! -- just let any regular member know, and someone will be glad to help you navigate the order of service!
If you are interested in learning more, please join us for adult Sunday School in the social hall beginning at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Currently, the class is reading "Unbinding the Gospel" by Martha Grace Reese.
Another highlight each week at Bethany is the Tuesday evening Bible Study and Evening Prayer service. The Bible Study is led by Pastor Paul Koch, beginning at 7:00 p.m. every Tuesday in the social hall. Everyone is welcome to attend, and there is no need to feel intimidated -- we are all constantly learning! Pastor Paul does a wonderful job of helping us explore the Gospel text for the upcoming week. Immediately following our study, we move up to the sanctuary for a brief, but very beautiful Evening Prayer service (we are currently using the Holden Evening Prayer by Marty Haugen).
Bethany served its annual Fish Fry Dinners during Lent on March 8, 15, and 22, 2013.
Although these Fish Fry dinners originated as a fund-raising event, the purpose is no longer to raise money for the church. Instead, any profits from the dinners are donated back to the local community (sometimes to families in need, sometimes to food banks, etc.).
Once again, Bethany hosted its annual Thanksgiving Dinner. For the past 30 years, the congregation of Bethany, along with support from other local churches has been blessed to be able to provide a Free Thanksgiving Dinner as a community service on Thanksgiving Day.
Some who attend are homeless, some are struggling financially, and some have no close family with whom to spend the holiday. For folks who are shut-in or otherwise homebound, delivery service is provided. Everyone is welcomed and each is treated to good fellowship and a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes, vegetable, rolls, pumpkin and fruit pies, and coffee and tea.
Bethany's booth was located in the first block of Potomac Avenue (between West Liberty Avenue and Glenmore). This year, we gave away FREE copies of the New Testament, and held a FREE raffle for gift bags. It was a blessing to be a part of this community event.
Our regular worship time is 9:15 a.m. every Sunday. If you would like to sing with the choir, rehearsals are now at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, immediately before worship. Adult Sunday School class is held immediately following worship, at 10:30 a.m.
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Although we are a small congregation, Bethany has been called to serve Dormont in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you are interested in joining us, we welcome you and invite you to visit and worship with us any Sunday.
Our worship time is 9:15 a.m. every Sunday, followed by Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. We look forward to seeing you.
The congregation of Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church is a member of Pittsburgh Lutheran United Ministries (P.L.U.M.), a cooperative ministry in which multiple congregations share multiple pastors. PLUM is served by co-pastors, Rev. Melba Dibble, Rev. John Gropp, Rev. Paul Koch, and Rev. Beth Siefert.