Bethany 411

Bethany 411

Reminder - There will be no June Good Newsbreak. Please see the 411 and Bulletin. Thank you for your patience during this transition.

­Hello, Bethany Family & Friends!

Scroll down to read about the happenings at Bethany. If you are having trouble viewing this email, check out the 411 online. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 715-234-9028 or email . Blessings to you and have a great weekend.


Need volunteer yet this week.


As we are in search of a permanent maintenance person, we are seeking volunteers to mow and trim Bethany’s lawn once per week. Contact the church office at 715-234-9028 if you are willing to help out. 


Worship Schedule


  • 5:30 p.m. worship in the Gathering Room


  • 8:00 a.m. traditional worship in the Sanctuary
  • 10:00 a.m. contemporary worship under the tent
    • Coffee and fellowship between services
  • Radio broadcast LIVE on WJMC FM 96.1 & AM 1240 every Sunday at 8:00 a.m.
  • 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. worship is streamed live on Bethany’s website and Facebook page.
  • Watch on local access cable channels 992 (Spectrum) & 993 (Mosaic) on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

Need a ride to worship? The Bethany bus is available for rides to the 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship service. To sign up to ride, please contact the office at 715-234-9028.


The TENT is here.

June 4 Outdoor Worship - 10:00 a.m. Sunday - Remember your lawn chair.


The Rhubarb is Ready

Anyone interested in some rhubarb can help yourself. Rhubarb is located on the west side of the church building as well as around the trees in the greenspace.


Director of Financial Services 

Bethany is seeking a Director of Financial Services. If you are interested in learning more, or if you know of someone who may be interested, please contact Pr. Arthur Bergren at the church office, 715-234-9028. Click here to view the job posting.


Luther Park Scholarships

Scholarships are available for all Bethany youth who completed kindergarten through 5th grade and HWS youth (6th-8th grade) attending Luther Park this summer. Contact Angie Buchli at 715-205-2009 for a special discount code to use when registering. _____________________________________________________________________

Radio Broadcast Sponsors/Altar Flowers  

Bethany has a couple of ways to honor or remember a loved one or a special date.  Sponspor a Sunday morning radio broadcast for $80 or provide flowers for the Altar for worship. For details on these opportunities, please contact the office at or 715-234-9028.


Stellar VBS

Parents, grandparents, friends, sign your children, grandchildren, and friends up for Stellar VBS June 12-15!

At Stellar VBS, kids shine Jesus’ light! Stellar VBS is filled with awesome Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, and touch! Sciency-Fun Gizmos, team-building games, unforgettable Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. Since everything is hands-on, kids might get a little messy. Be sure to send them in play clothes and sturdy shoes.

  • Optional bag lunch served before VBS from 12:30-1:00pm.  (Must sign up ahead of time.)
  • VBS 1:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Click here to register for VBS - ages 4 years through 5th grade.

Adults, high school youth, and middle school youth, we need YOU to help us offer this amazing fun, faith-filled VBS adventure to our youth. 

  • Click here for volunteer opportunities.
  • Optional bag lunch served before VBS from 12:30-1:00pm.  (Must sign up ahead of time.)

Bethany Family - Help us support our youth

The congregation is invited to our closing program on Thursday, June 15 at 4:30 p.m. Come and celebrate our week at Stellar VBS with awesome music and hear from the kids what they learned during the week.


No Quilting Monday, June 12


Celebrate FAITH this SUMMER at HOME or ON-THE-GO!

Pick up a Families Celebrate Summer card deck on the table in the Narthex. There is no right or wrong way to use these cards. These cards are a tool to help you celebrate this summer with your family (children, spouse, grandchildren, anyone!) and to help make family togetherness a priority. We can’t wait to hear about the experience you have with your family! When you come to church talk to others about these cards, share stories and ideas. We hope that these cards enhance your summer. Please share pictures with us of your adventures with these activities! Email Angie Buchli at .


Summer Text Study and Worship Opportunities

Mondays at noon (June - August) Join Pr. Arthur for Bible study under the tent.

Want to go deeper… take a pause in your week to meditate on God’s word? Starting Monday, June 5 at Noon,   we’ll dive into the lessons for the upcoming weekend worship. Bring a lunch and your lawn chair. See you under the tent!

2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. (June - August) Join Pr. Sue in the Gathering Room for a time of Contemplative Worship where the focus is on reflection, listening, and silence. In this setting, we quiet ourselves to open our souls to the ministry of God within. Contemplative Worship waits for God in the silence.


25th Anniversary of Pastor Sue Eidahl’s Ordination

The congregation is invited to a celebration honoring Pr. Sue Eidahl on the 25th anniversary of her ordination. Join us on Sunday, June 25 at 9:00 a.m. in the Gathering Room.


 Soccer Equipment Collection for Haiti - GOALS

Bring your items to the collection site in the Narthex. Monetary gifts should be made out to Bethany Lutheran Church (GOALS in memo line) and placed in the offering plate or dropped off at the church office.


Summer is upon us and it is almost time for our Bethany French Fry Booth at the Barron County Fair July 19-23. This is an awesome fundraiser for our youth activities such as our summer trips and especially the ELCA Youth Gatherings every 3 years.

We rely on our middle school and high school youth and Bethany family to help staff our French Fry Booth. Please consider signing up to work a shift. Each shift is 3 hours and needs 4 people. One of those four has to be an adult. We also need help the before the fair to clean the booth and get it ready and again after the fair to clean up the booth for the winter. Watch for those dates to be added. 

This is our biggest youth activity fund-raiser each year bringing in over $5,000 annually. It helps fund youth activities, ELCA Youth Gatherings, and alternating high school mission trips. Please consider helping us out. This is a great way to support Bethany's youth! Click here to signup to help at the French Fry Booth, signup in the Narthex, or contact Angie Buchli at


Green Team Collections

The Green Team has ongoing collections of the following items:

  • Gently used shoes for Sole4Souls
  • Used AA, AAA, C, D and 9-volt batteries (Please put used button and hearing aid batteries in the separate, marked containers.)
  • Used markers
  • Used printer cartridges
  • Denim (at least 90% cotton)
  • Real cork (not synthetic)