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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.


One of the things I treasure about the Lutheran church is that we have a calendar that has different seasons through the year.  From April 21 to June 9 we will be in the season of Easter.  In the secular world Easter is observed for just a day.  In the church Easter is celebrated for fifty continuous days.  We also celebrate the resurrection of Christ every Sunday.

Coming to faith in God is very important.  Sometimes our faith is able to grasp things quickly.  In other cases it takes time.  The main thing is to come to faith in Jesus Christ and to know His Resurrected Love is alive and well in our lives.  Here at Bethany we strive to help every one grow deeper in their faith in Christ.  We will have times of doubt.  But what a joyful feeling to know that God is active in our lives!

    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