community worship

UPDATE ON COVID-19

Bethesda will be following the precautions instituted by government officials for our worship services.

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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 10:00am 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.

Sunday Adult Education

Adult Education is held on Sunday mornings at 11:00am in the community center as well as via Zoom. Click here to learn more.

Sunday School

During the school year, we hold Sunday School for kiddos at 9:00am. Bethesda’s children can participate in arts, crafts, songs, and education. Click here to learn more about our Youth Programs.

Sunday Worship

  • Sunday School for Kids, 9:00am
  • Traditional Worship, 10:00am
  • Adult Education, 11:00am
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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 - Thurs, 10am - 12:00pm

Phone
541-688-9085

Address
4445 Royal Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

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