Bethany Lutheran Church

Bethany Lutheran Church


the bulletin for this morning online worship can be found here: Hope to see you at 10:30!
Romans 8:38 (modified!) Nothing can separate us from the Love of God! Neither death nor life.... nor Covid-19! Come "join" us in worship at 10:30 on Facebook! (Wed evening at 7pm, too!)
Y'all are invited to come join us in supporting this important neighborhood ministry! Tickets are available at the church office M-F, 8am-noon or before and after our 10:30 worship service. Contact the office or PM us here and we can hold them at the door for you! $10 per ticket
Bethany is in Indy!
During the Lenten season, a Soup supper will be shared at 6:30pm followed by a Lenten worship at 7:15pm. Starts on Wednesday, February 21 and every Wednesday through March 21. Come, take a moment of quiet and prayer.
Pancake Dinner and Bunco on Sunday, Feb. 11th at 5:00! Please join us!

We are a congregation of the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Mission Area of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

We are honoured and delighted that you have found us! We are a small, dynamic Lutheran congregation located in Lake Highlands, Dallas. We hope that you will come and join us for worship next Sunday, that you may experience the light of Christ in all your joys and struggles. We gather every Sunday at 9:30 AM to hear the Word, sing, and share in Holy Communion. Children and youth are warmly welcomed!

Wednesday morning chapel for our Bethany Lutheran Child Development Center—Palm Sunday edition! Special thanks to my helpers, Evan and Lily, and our drummer, Alfred Gorvie.

Wednesday evening midweek Lenten worship with our friends from Central Lutheran Church! We are in mission together, even through social distancing!

Y'all don't forget to join us right here Wednesday evening at 7:00pm (central time) for some time together in prayer and a devotional with Pastor Truhan! "See" you then!

FreerangeFriday: Prepping for Holy Week at Home By Lilly Lewin With the possibility that we won’t be meeting together much this Lenten Season, due to COVID-19, I’ve been thinking of resources to share that can help us worship on our …

Check out Pastor Cheryl's sermon about faith in this challenging time of social distancing and isolation:

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Jesus loves you. Pass it on.

GATHERING for worship is not safe at the moment, but God can be worshipped from anywhere! Just look at the green new growth on the bushes just outside the sanctuary door: growth is still happening, in its own, mysterious, God-created way.

Stay tuned for when we’ll get to gather again to worship God together at Bethany Lutheran Church!

Pastor Cheryl leads Wednesday morning chapel for Bethany Lutheran Child Development Center...this time from her home!

[03/13/20]   All worship and events are cancelled for the next two weeks. Stay safe and well!

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Bundle up and come "Trunk or Treat" with us on Halloween night! Starting at 6:00pm!

Keep Dallas Lutheran School in your prayers as they assess the damage from last night’s storm.

These are images of the exterior damage to the school. We do not know the extent of damage to the interior yet. Please avoid the area surrounding the campus.

Honoring the teachers of our Bethany Lutheran Child Development Center—a flower arrangement for each one of our 31 teachers and staff! We are grateful for their faithful, holy work!!!
Worship at 10:00
Blessing of Teachers at 10:45
Potluck Lunch at 11:00 in Nelson Hall

The rainbow came to chapel today with Bethany Lutheran Child Development Center! Noah’s Ark came by to remind us of the story about God’s promises—the rainbow points the way toward hope, and here we are! Part of that rainbow! 😍

God’s Work. Our Hands!!! #elca #ntnl #godsworkourhands #BethanyLutheranDallas Bagging rice, beans, and cookies for the food pantry at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in the Fair Park neighborhood of Dallas. All ages working together—a vision of God’s kin-dom.

In worship we welcome newly returned #ELCA #YAGM Kasey Shultz, just back from Madagascar!!! The children decorated a sign to share with a Kairos ministry weekend. Blessings all around! #BethanyLutheranChurch #NTNL

Fierce female Cheryl Gorvie: battling 'false peace' at Bethany Lutheran

Pastor Cheryl has been selected as one of the 2019 Fierce Females of Lake Highlands by the Lake Highlands Advocate! Check it out: Photography by Danny Fulgencio. heryl Gorvie never served as a pastor before she was called to Bethany Lutheran Church. She was fresh out of seminary and living in her hometown of Longview when she was called to lead the 75-member congregation which had seen better days. For the prior 15

To our graduating friends at Bethany Lutheran CDC: we are so proud of you! Congratulations!

White Rock Center of Hope

If you're cleaning out your home, dorm room, or apartment at the end of the school year, please consider donating unwanted items to our friends at White Rock Center of Hope!

Are you "Kondo"ing your home? WRCH needs donations for resale. Furniture, lamps, games, kitchenware, shoes, anything but beds!

Jesus Appears to the Disciple Thomas

Pastor Cheryl's sermon is up! Check it out: Thomas said, “Unless I see…and touch…I will not believe.” It’s entirely possible that the disciple Thomas had the type of personality that prioritizes information received through the senses.&nbs...

Planting Seeds & Growing God's Kingdom

Pastor Cheryl's Easter Sunday and Good Friday sermons are up on the website! What the kids are doing: Where do flowers come from?  Of course they come from seeds.  In Texas, we have wildflowers that grow in the spring, and this year has been beautiful.  But do...

He is risen! Alleluia! Join us in worship as we celebrate the resurrection of Christ today at 10:00 AM!

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Today is Maundy Thursday. Eternal God, in the sharing of a meal your Son established a new covenant for all people, and in the washing of feet he showed us the dignity of service. Grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit these signs of our life in faith may speak again to our hearts, feed our spirits, and refresh our bodies, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Easter Worship is this Sunday at 10:00 AM! Join us and celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Potluck brunch to follow.

[04/17/19]   Maundy Thursday worship is tomorrow at 7:00 PM in the Bethany Sanctuary. Join the congregations of Bethany and First United Lutheran Church as we begin our observance of the Three Days of Jesus' death and resurrection.

Palm Sunday is this weekend, April 14th! We will be holding worship at 10:00 AM and Dinner Church at 5:00 PM.

Clearing the Dust

It's that time of year when we all try to do a little spring cleaning... can we apply that mentality to our faith? Check out this week's sermon below: Luke and Ty, teenagers who happen to be brothers, are holding up either end of a hammock—illustrate the need for both law and gospel to be held in tension, or the hammock won’t work.  (The...

Manure Happens

Here's last Sunday's sermon... What are YOU living for? What are you living for?  Perhaps you come up with a satisfactory answer to this question for the regular rhythms of life, when things are going along normally, when the reliable elements of lif...

Fowl Behavior

If you missed Pastor Cheryl's sermon this past Sunday, don't worry! It's published on our website :) I meet with the children in the Child Development Center for chapel every Wednesday morning at the start of school.  We have a simple liturgy, some songs, and we always read a story from the Bib...

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Even in an increasingly secular society, most Americans practice prayer in some form. Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton reminds us that prayer is not about technique; prayer is about one’s relationship with God.

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Today is International Women's Day. To commemorate the day, gifts to the ELCA International Women Leaders initiative will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000:

First things first.
Fat Tuesday comes before Ash Wednesday.
Lent comes before Easter.
Easter comes before everything.

Burning last year’s palms from Palm Sunday, to make ashes for Ash Wednesday this week, March 6th. Worship at Bethany Lutheran Church at 7 PM, and children, parents, and staff of our Bethany Lutheran Child Development Center will also have the opportunity to receive ashes during morning chapel.
(Photo credit to Alfred Gorvie, fire extinguisher credit to our Boy Scouts, and joke credit to the son of Lisa Nagid, who in this photo is the one finding out her hair is NOT actually on fire.)

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Today is Transfiguration Sunday. Holy God, mighty and immortal, you are beyond our knowing, yet we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ. Transform us into the likeness of your Son, who renewed our humanity so that we may share in his divinity, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. (Bread for the Day 2019, p.75)

Love Your Enemies

Are you enjoying Pastor Cheryl's sermons? Check out the latest on our website: Love your enemies.  Wouldn’t it be nice if Jesus had hidden these words in a parable, so we could spend our time trying to figure out what he meant, and if we figured it out, we could claim some...

Jesus, Laughter, and Why Blackface Isn't Funny

Read Pastor Cheryl's latest sermon on the Bethany website: Blessed are the poor, blessed are the hungry…these statements of blessings are sometimes called beatitudes, which is a weird word that is taken from the Latin word for “perfect happiness.”  Some...

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Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling, calling for you and for me. See, on the portals he’s waiting and watching, watching for you and for me. (ELW, 608)

[Photo: Our Savior Lutheran Church, Vero Beach, Fla. ELCA / Will Nunnally]


Join us this Saturday, February 16, for a #BlackHistoryMonth Celebration at Mount Olive Lutheran Church - Dallas, starting at 11am, with Bishop Erik Gronberg presiding.


An Invitation to Discipleship

Follow the link to check out Pastor Cheryl's sermon from this past Sunday: What is it like to fall in love?  Have you ever been in love?  That feeling of excitement, intense vulnerability, utter joy and a good bit of fear.  You’ll do anything to be with that...

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Attention musicians! 🎵 The ELCA is offering people across this church the chance to submit an original composition for “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday that reflects on our life of service. If chosen, the hymn will become a new year-round, churchwide resource.
Submissions should be emailed or postmarked on or before March 1, 2019. Learn more details and contest rules.

Small church. Big God.

Check out Pastor Cheryl's latest sermon! A couple of months ago, I found an article in the newspaper with this captivating title: “Megachurch model is unsustainable.”  Oh, really?  Megachurches?  Unsustainable?  Interest...

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In observance of Black History Month, we celebrate the history of the Black Lutheran movement. Born into slavery in Charleston, S.C., Jehu Jones bought his freedom and, in 1832, became the first person of African descent to be ordained in the Lutheran tradition. Jehu founded St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Philadelphia, one of the first African-descent Lutheran congregations in the United States.

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"Jesus loves you right now, as you are, in your mess."

What are we clinging to?

Last Sunday's sermon is up on the website! Check it out: What the children are doing: in places that are snowy in the winter, sometimes the storms are so heavy and the snow becomes so deep that you can’t see the ground anymore.  Sometimes in a blizzard...

Water into Wine

Sunday's sermon is up on the website! Check it out: Bethany Lutheran Church Pastor Cheryl Walenta Gorvie Sermon January 20, 2019 2nd Sunday after Epiphany Jesus doesn’t show up to be a spectator at the feast.  Jesus shows up to transform...

Our Story

Welcome to Bethany Lutheran Church! We are a dynamic Lutheran congregation located in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas, Texas. We hope you will come and join us for worship this Sunday, so that you may experience the light of Christ in all your joys and struggles. We gather every Sunday at 10:00 AM to hear the Word, sing, and share in Holy Communion. Children and youth are warmly welcomed!

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10101 Walnut Hill Ln
Dallas, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 14:00
Thursday 09:00 - 14:00
Sunday 09:30 - 12:00
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