Welcome to Bethany!

We are very pleased to announce that Pastor Cathy Daharsh (pronounced DAY-harsh) has accepted the call to be the new Senior Pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church! Her first Sunday will be August 16 and her installation will be August 23 at 3:00 pm. Learn more about Pastor Cathy.











"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 a.m. - Worship (Simple Service)
9:00 a.m. - Education Hour
9:00 a.m. - Worship
10:00 a.m. - Coffee and Fellowship
10:30 a.m. - Worship


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

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Get Involved

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

Church Gardening

  • Water geraniums
  • Pull weeds

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

  • Set builders/decorators (before VBS starts)
  • Site leaders and group leaders needed
  • Nursery help
  • Monday morning registration help

If interested, contact Barb Buczek.

Ice Cream Social, July 8

  • Set up, serve, sell tickets, or clean up
  • Provide a fruit-based pie or cake

Bethany Art & Craft Show, August 

  • Submit an entry for the show
  • Help with set-up

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This Week at Bethany

Sunday, June 28
Worship - 8:00, 9:00 and 10:30 am
10:00 Fellowship: Farewell Coffee for Pr. Len
10:00 VBS Teacher Training

Monday, June 29
9:00 Good Samaritan
9:30 Staff Meeting
7:30 Voices in Harmony

Tuesday, June 30
6:00 Bethany Potluck & Voices in Harmony Concert
7:00 Bethany Bookers

Wednesday, July 1
Christmas in July Donations Begin
9:00 No Handy Andy 
9:00 Good Samaritan
1:00 Sheltered Village

Thursday, July 2
9:00 Bulletin Assembly
10:00 Fountains Worship
6:45 No Girl Scout Service Unit Leaders

Friday, July 3
Church Office Closed - Independence Day Observed
9:00 No Good Samaritan

6:00 No Jr. High First Friday

Saturday, July 4
8:30 No Men's Group
9:00 CODA

Sunday, July 5
Worship - 8:00, 9:00 and 10:30 am
10:00 Fellowship

VBS is July 6-10! Register today!

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