Welcome to Bethany!











"We Reflect Christ
in Message and Actions"

Grace and peace to you from God our Father
and our Lord Jesus Christ! Amen.

Bethany Lutheran Church extends our warmest welcome! We hope you check us out in person, but until then, take the time to browse our site and familiarize yourself with our wonderful downtown Crystal Lake congregation!

Bethany Lutheran Church is a proud member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Come to Sunday Worship

8:00 am - Worship (Simple Service)
9:00 am - Education Hour
9:00 am - Worship
10:00 am - Coffee & Fellowship
10:30 am - Worship


76 W. Crystal Lake Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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The Congregation Council has voted unanimously to nominateThe Rev. Catherine Daharsh as Senior Pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church and  calls a special congregational meeting for June 7 at 11:45 am to vote to extend her this call.

Get Involved

If you are interested in helping with the following volunteer needs, please contact Sandi Teiken.

BLC Plant Sale, May 29-30
Donate plants for the sale

Garage/Plant Sale 2015, May 29-30

  • Put a sign in your yard
  • Collect brown paper and grocery bags
  • Set up
  • Mark and sort items
  • Help on Friday, May 29
  • Help on Saturday, May 30
  • Pack up after sale, May 30

Eco-Fair, May 30

  • Help with recycling drop-off
  • Direct traffic in parking lot
  • Be a cashier for the plant sale
  • Assist with the plant sale

Allison Boccia Williams' Farewell Lunch

  • Set up, serve, clean up
  • Bring salad or dessert
  • Donate money for meat

Vacation Bible School
July 6 - 10, 9 am - 12 pm

  • Set builders/decorators (before VBS starts)
  • Site leaders and group leaders needed

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This Week at Bethany

Sunday, May 17
Worship - 8:00, 9:00 and 10:30 am
9:00 Sunday School
10:00 Fellowship

Monday, May 18
8:30 Sr. Breakfast Club
9:00 Good Samaritan
9:30 Staff Meeting
7:00 Boy Scout Troop Meeting
7:00 Living the Questions
7:30 No Voices in Harmony

Tuesday, May 19
9:00 Women of the ELCA (WELCA)
7:00 Bethany Council

7:30 Cub Scout Committee Meeting
7:30 Boy Scout Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 20
9:00 Good Samaritan
11:15 Preschool God's House
6:00 Drum Ministry
7:00 Lutheranism 102

Thursday, May 21
7:00 Preschool Graduation

Friday, May 22
9:00 BLC Garage Sale Drop-Off
9:00 Good Samaritan
9:30 Bulletin Assembly

Saturday, May 23
9:00 Sips 'n Scriptures Bible Study
9:00 CODA

Sunday, May 24
Worship - 8:00, 9:00 and 10:30 am
9:00 Sunday School
10:00 Fellowship: Honoring Our Service Men and Women
8:30 BLC Garage Sale Drop Off

VBS is July 6-10! Register today!

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