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Bethany Lutheran Church

5303 Madison Ave., Bethel Park, PA 15102

(412) 835-9221

Worship Service: Sundays at 11:15 a.m.

Sunday School: Sundays at 9:45 a.m. No summer Sunday School

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E-mail: admin@blcbp.org

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What's New!


Flu Shot Clinic on Sunday, October 22


PLUM Joint Reformation Service on Sunday, October 29


Fall Festival on Sunday, November 5


Read our October Newsletter (opens in a new window)


See our "Lemonade on the Lawn" photos


BLCW School Kit Project


We've voted to join PLUM on a one-year trial membership!



October 2017




Sunday, October 22

Flu Shot Clinic


Stay healthy this flu season.  Rite Aid will be at Bethany Lutheran Church (Bethel Park) (5303 Madison Ave., Bethel Park, PA 15102) on Sunday, October 22 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. to administer flu shots.


They take all insurances including Medicaid.  Please be sure to bring your insurance card.

Invite a friend!

Come on.........Let's get healthy together!



Sunday, October 29

PLUM Joint Reformation Sunday


Bethany Lutheran Church (Bethel Park) (5303 Madison Ave., Bethel Park, PA 15102) will host the annual PLUM Joint Reformation Day service on Sunday, October 29 at 3:00 p.m. for all churches of PLUM and neighboring churches.


SINGERS ARE WELCOME to join in with Bethany's choir to sing at this special PLUM worship.  The selected music is not difficult and is available from Pastor Paul Koch, koch.paul8@comcast.net If you are interested in participating, you are asked to attend one of two rehearsals (or both):

Wednesday, October 25th, 7:00 p.m. or Sunday, October 29th, 2:00 p.m. at Bethany.  We hope you will consider joining us for this special opportunity.


November 2017







This event will be an advance ticket only event that includes a "German food" catered dinner, entertainment and a "German auction" (aka "Chinese auction" - proceeds will be donated to Lutheran World Relief ~ hurricane victims) on Sunday, November 5th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. (Daylight Savings Begins)   


German beer and wine will be available to enjoy with your dinner for an additional cost (for those 21 and older). We are planning to have a "LutherUber" available to those that may need a ride to the event and back home.  


Beginning October 1, tickets for the Fall Festival will be sold in the Narthex (church lobby) each week before and after the Sunday service. Tickets may also be purchased by phone to Ruth Lipinski, 724-941-2379.


Ticket sales will close on Sunday, October 29th.

Ticket prices are Children 5 and under - no charge, children 6-12 are $10.00 each and adult tickets will be $20.00 each. There will be a cash bar for beer and wine sales.






Dear Bethany Friends,

Here in America, school vacations are beginning.  This time of year always reminds me of the chant we used as we ran out the doors of Bethel Elementary: “No more pencils, no more books. No more teachers’ dirty looks!”  We were free to run loose and complain to our parents that we were bored.  Being smart parents, that was their cue to put us to work hanging laundry or pulling weeds in the garden.

But today, in many other parts of the world, children are running loose and wishing they could go to school.  What’s holding them back?  The causes are many: Extreme poverty, famine, war and exile from their homes, temporary shelter in “resettlement camps” with only barest necessities of life.  They have no gardens to weed, and getting water for laundry or anything else can be dangerous or impossible.  Even if schools are available in some form, there may be fees to pay.  Parents who manage to save for them may have no “extra” money for school supplies.  They must decide between educating their children or feeding them.  We can’t solve all their problems, but we can help.  Through Lutheran World Relief, we can send bags filled with the supplies to get a child started in school.  This can make all the difference, not only to them, but to parents who want their children to have a chance at a better future.  The women of Bethany sent 24 “kits” out into the world last year, and this year we’re hoping to take 40 or more to the distribution center in Zelienople this September.  We’re making the bags, but we need your help to fill them.  Each kit must contain the following items:

(4) FLAT notebooks, approx.. 8”x10.5”, 100 sheets. NO SPIRALS, PLEASE

(1) 2.5” eraser

(1) 30 cm (12”) ruler

(1) Pair blunt end scissors

(1) Box (24 count) crayons

(1) Hand-held pencil sharpener

(5) #2 Pencils, unsharpened

(5) Non-Gel blue or black ink pens

*Cash donations may be given to Sandy Lutz, BLCW treasurer, and will be used for supplies and shipping expenses.

The children whose needs you will serve have lost so much, or had nearly nothing to begin with.  That’s not their fault!  They want to learn.  They need to learn and develop critical thinking skills.  If they can read and write, they will have a better chance to explore ideas, to decide for themselves what is true and just and to teach others what they’ve learned.  Please help us give them a start toward this precious goal.

Thank you all for your help!

Genith Fisher, President, BLCW




On May 25, 2017, we voted to join the Pittsburgh Lutheran United Ministries (PLUM) for a one-year trial membership, starting on July 1.  PLUM will provide our pastoral leadership, but we still need to perform the church 'office' functions, as well as maintain our church building and grounds.  Contact the church office, if you need any pastoral care (wedding, funeral, hospital visits, etc.)

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Pittsburgh Lutheran United Ministries (PLUM), 405 Kennedy Avenue, Duquesne, PA 15110        412-466-7773