community worship

Following the Risen One

Community Worship to Follow God in the Way of Jesus

Following Jesus Christ the Risen One is our heartbeat at Bethesda! We are a community worship church striving to follow God in the way of Jesus. We gather around the Word and Sacraments in worship, the written Word in study and mutual encouragement, and we gather our prayers for this broken world and our fragile lives. Faith is cultivated and nurtured in this welcoming community.

“If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.”
Luke 9:23

Traditional Service

The 8:30 service follows a traditional Lutheran order of service, derived from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal. The organ provides main accompaniment to the choir, with the occasional piano-led piece. We generally stick to well-known hymns, but try to introduce more unfamiliar pieces on a regular basis. Holy Communion is served on the First and Third Sundays of the month.

Contemporary Service

The 11:00 (10:00 in the summer) service follows a more ‘relaxed’ liturgy, streamlined and spoken instead of sung. Worship music is led by a full band, anchored by our Contemporary Music Coordinator, Tommy Parker. A variety of modern musical styles are incorporated, drawing from the best of modern praise music and rearrangements of favorite hymns.

Sunday Adult Education

Adult Education is held on Sunday mornings at 9:45am in the youth center and mission room. Click here to learn more.

Sunday School

During the school year, we hold Sunday School for kiddos. In between worship services at 9:45am, Bethesda’s children can participate in arts, crafts, songs, and education. Click here to learn more about our Youth Programs.

Sunday Worship

  • Traditional Worship, 8:30am
  • Fellowship & Coffee/Goodies, 9:45am (except during summer)
  • Adult Education & Sunday School for Kids, 9:45am (except during summer)
  • Contemporary Worship, 11am (10am during the summer)
  • The Sunday following Christmas Day, we combine for one worship service at 10am.
  • We hold one combined outdoor service per month during July and August. The August event will be followed by a potluck BBQ,  Games, Live Music, and more.

Worship Staff & Lay Leaders

Our services wouldn’t be possible without a great team of dedicated individuals:

  • Maxine Coburn, Traditional Music Coordinators & Jubilee Bells Director
  • Ron LaMarche, Assistant Traditional Music Coordinator
  • Tommy Parker, Contemporary Music Coordinator
  • Charleynne Gates, Organist
  • Deanna Rivera, Communications Coordinator
  • Martin Taekker, Volunteer Usher Coordinator
  • Amber Coburn & Karen Jorgensen, Volunteer Altar Guild Coordinators
  • Carol Rhodes, Traditional Worship Assistants Coordinator
  • Ardelle Howell, Contemporary Worship Assistants Coordinator

Service Opportunities During Worship

Want to get involved? Here are a few ways you can dive in:

  • Join the choir
  • Join the contemporary music team – weekly or monthly
  • Sign up to be a reader for the Scripture readings
  • Sign up to be a greeter to welcome worshipers
  • Sign up to serve communion
  • Sign up to be an usher
  • Join our Altar Guild
  • Donate Altar Flowers
  • Help with fellowship between services or bring goodies to share

Contact Us

Office Hours
Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 3:00pm
(During the summer, 10:00am - 2:00pm)

Phone
541-688-9085

Address
4445 Royal Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

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