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Bethany Lutheran Church is a
non-judgmental, welcoming family of God. We provide worship and learning, based on God's Word, for all ages. Here you will find joy, enthusiasm, and forgivene
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Our Mission
Worship, love, accept - together in Christ's name.

Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther,
Renewer of the Church, 1546

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This Week at Bethany

Today:
April 21st
Easter Sunday
7:00 - Easter Sunrise
Service at UMC
Easter Breakfast to follow
NO SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:30 - Easter Worship w/Communion
NO YOUTH GROUP

Tuesday: April 23rd
7:30AM - Prayer Group

Saturday: April 27th
9:00-11:30 - Women of the Church General Mtg.

Sunday: April 28th
Second Sunday of Easter
9:15 - Adult Sunday School
9:30 - Youth SS & Coffee Fellowship
10:30 - Worship w/Chris
Caswell of LSI
11:45-12:45 - BBQ Fundraiser
for LWR
4:00 - Laurens Care Center
6:00 - Youth Group
(JH& HS) at UMC

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April 21, 2019 ~ Easter Sunday

First Reading: Acts 10:34-43 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
34 Then Peter began to speak to them: "I truly understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36 You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ-he is Lord of all. 37 That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; 40 but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. 43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."


Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
1 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!
2 Let Israel say, "His steadfast love endures forever."
14 The LORD is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.
15 There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous: "The right hand of the LORD does valiantly;
16 the right hand of the LORD is exalted; the right hand of the LORD does valiantly."
17 I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the LORD.
18 The LORD has punished me severely, but he did not give me over to death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.
20 This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it.
21 I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.
22 The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.
23 This is the LORD's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.[a]


Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
19 If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.
20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died.[a] 21 For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a human being; 22 for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ. 23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 24 Then comes the end,[b] when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, after he has destroyed every ruler and every authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

Gospel: Luke 24:1-12 or John 20:1-18 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Pastor reads


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213 South Harrison Street | P.O. Box 151 | Laurens, IA 50554 | 712-841-2181 | Email Us