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Saturday contemporary services are being held the last Saturday of every month at 5:30.  We are looking for people who would be willing to run the powerpoint during the service.  If you'd like to help, please contact the church office or Pastor Paul.  Hope to see you there.

About Us

Our mission is: "Reaching out in Worship, Fellowship, Learning and Love - We are God's people." 

Worship services are Sundays at 9:00am. Sunday School is at 10:30 during the school year. We offer Holy Communion every Sunday. We provide childcare during worship services.

We are a church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. ( 

Pastor Paul Hermansen began his ministry here at Bethany Lutheran Church on Sunday, June 26.  He and his wife Sue moved here from the west coast.  Pastor Paul is excited to meet the members of Bethany so contact him any time at the church office to set up a time to get together.  You can reach Pastor Paul by email at

Michelle Huppenbauer began as our Administrative Assistant the summer of 2012. The day to day operations of the church wouldn't be possible without her organization and expertise. She can be contacted at

Amanda Stevenson-Cosgrove joined our team in November 2012 as our Director of Youth & Family Ministries. She has a degree in Communications from the University of Illinois at Springfield and has completed her Youth Certification training through Vibrant Faith Ministries and Wartburg Seminary. Amanda enjoys exploring Burlington and it's small town charms, riding her bike, reading and taking her dog for long walks. She was married in April of 2015 to Pastor Ryan Stevenson-Cosgrove of Trinity Lutheran Church.  She can be contacted at


Cory Byrne Is our organist.  He teaches K-12 music at New London.

Judy Locke is our wedding coordinator.

Candace Wagner is our choir director.

Brian and Christine Palmer: Missionaries to Liberia we help support

The lessons for this Sunday can be found on the Lectionary and Devotional Tab.


An official congregational meeting is called for Sunday, December 15, following the 9:00 a.m. service. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on approving corrections of our Bethany constitution. The Constitution Committee has worked for years on coming up with an excellent document with which to govern all aspects of Bethany. The final approval of our proposed constitution is required by our SE Iowa Synod. From time to time questions come up on policies, decisions, and practices that the church is engaged in. At times it is inevitable that we need clarification on matters that hold differing perspectives. Constitutions resolve any questions that come up so that the church can run smoothly. The meeting should not last very long, but we will provide time to address any questions.

    Bethany Lutheran Church
    Reaching out in worship, fellowship, learning and love -- we are God's people

    2515 Madison Avenue | Burlington, Iowa 52601 | PH: (319) 752-3621