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).










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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.

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Pictorial Directory

  • Help with sign-up
  • Greet on photographer day

Family Christmas Project

  • Donate
  • Wrap (December 14)
  • Deliver

Sheltered Village Giving Tree

  • Wrap gifts, November 30 at 9:00 AM
  • Bring cookies for Christmas party, December 2

Christmas Eve Volunteers

  • Communion Server
  • Acolytes

Baptismal Napkins
Make baptismal napkins - buy cloth, cut squares, fringe edges, and embroider dove

Coffee Barista
8:30-8:45 a.m., one Sunday every 8 weeks

Sanctuary Prep
Share an hour once a week to sharpen pencils, clean pew racks, replace envelopes, etc.

Receycling Help
Empty the recycling bins in the building once a week before the weekly pick-up

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This Week at Bethany

Sunday, November 29
Worship - 8:00, 9:00 and 10:30 am
Boy Scout Wreath Delivery
9:00 Sunday School Advent Fair
10:00 Fellowship
10:00 ELCA Good Gifts Bazaar
7:00 P.A.D.S.

Monday, November 30
9:00 Good Samaritan
9:00 Sheltered Village Giving Tree Wrapping
2:00 Staff Meeting
7:00 Boy Scout Troop Meeting
7:30 Voices in Harmony

Tuesday, December 1
7:15 Team Night

Wednesday, December 2
8:00 Handy Andy
9:00 Good Samaritan
10:30 Preschool God's House
1:00 Sheltered Village Christmas Party
5:00 Preschool Fundraiser - Wendy's Wednesday
5:00 Sonshine Singers
6:00 Middle School Musicians
7:00 No Confirmation 
7:00 Advent Worship 1
7:00 Sr. High Youth Group

Thursday, December 3
10:00 Fountains Worship
6:45 Girl Scout Service Unit Leaders
7:30 Bell Canto Choir
7:30 Theology on Tap

Friday, December 4
9:00 Bulletin Assembly
9:00 Good Samaritan

Saturday, December 5
7:00 Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast
8:30 Men's Group
9:00 CODA
9:00 Sips 'n Scriptures Bible Study
3:00 Visitation/Memorial Service for Ron Chapman

Sunday, December 6
Worship - 8:00, 9:00 and 10:30 am
9:00 Sunday School
10:00 Fellowship
10:00 ELCA Good Gifts Bazaar
7:00 P.A.D.S.

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