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Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church
336 Franklin St. West Reading, PA 19611
Phone 610-375-7163 Fax 610-375-9771
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Interim Pastor Rev. Robert G. Argot, Jr.


Our mission is to know Christ and to make Christ known through Word and Deed.

Look what's happening at Bethany!
Sunday morning worship service at 10:15AM, Sunday School 9:00AM.

Food Pantry distribution for residents in the 19611 zip code is held the third Wednesday of each month 9:30AM - 12:00PM.

Easter Basket/Bag project for the young children in the Learning Center at Opportunity House - We will fill the bags on Sunday March 22nd after worship. Items needed include: Sippy cups, baby bottles, baby food, baby bibs, applesauce cups, pudding cups. Monetary donations to support this project are also appreciated.

MIDWEEK LENTEN SERVICES will be held Wednesday's 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18 and 3/25 with a soup meal at 6:00PM followed by a service at 6:30PM.

PALM SUNDAY will include the Passion Reading with lay readers and the congregation participating. The Sunday School Children and Senior Choir will sing a joint anthem. The Sunday School Children will distribute the Palms to the congregation. Brass ensemble will also participate in this service.

We will have a COMBINED MAUNDY THURSDAY and GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE on Thursday 4/2 at 7:00PM. A light covered dish meal will be served at 6:00PM. (No service will be held on Good Friday).

EASTER SUNDAY will include brass ensemble, Intergenerational Handbell Choir, Senior Choir and Sunday School children.

Mother's Day Sunday May 10th: The youth and adult instrumentalists will participate in the worship service.

Bethany Lutheran offers traditional and contemporary worship services. We also have a puppet ministry.

Our Sunday morning worship services are held at 10:15AM. Sunday School is at 9:00AM.

Summer Worship is held at 9:30AM the first Sunday of June through Labor Day Weekend.

Food Pantry!
Food Pantry distribution for residents in the 19611 zip code is held the third Wednesday of each month 9:30AM - 12:00PM.

The Greater Berks Food Bank delivers food for our pantry the second Thursday of each month at 1:00PM. Volunteers are greatly appreciated to help with the food deliveries.

Our pantry is also supported with donations from the members at Bethany as well as other local church's and private donations. THANK YOU for supporting this much needed community outreach program!

Attention High School and College Students! You can earn community service hours by volunteering with Bethany's food pantry. Please call the church office for information or just come on a scheduled pantry delivery or distribution day.

Family Music Classes!
Music & Movement Classes for children ages 6 months to age 5!

Our program provides a creative environment for making music through the exploration of singing, playing instruments, listening, movement and imaginative play. Parents (or a caregiver) and children participate together in the classes.

Classes are offered Monday's and Thursday's:
10:00AM - 10:30AM and 10:45AM -11:15AM

Families can join the classes at anytime.

Our music instructor is Carla Seidel. Carla founded this program in 2002 as an outreach program. Carla has received certification through Musikgarten and the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association. In addition, Carla has more than 20 years experience as a Church musician directing various choirs for children, teens, adults, handbells and instrumentalists.

There are no instructor fees. Suggested class donation/fee $25.00 per child/per semester, $10.00 additional child registered. Donations in any amount accepted, funding is also available. All fees/donations are applied to the cost of instruments and materials used in the classes.

Please contact the church office for more information or to register for the classes. (Click icon below for the registration form).

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Family Music Class Registration Form!
Please send registration forms to:
Bethany Lutheran
attn: Carla Seidel
336 Franklin St.
West Reading, PA. 19611

Forms can also be submitted the beginning of each semester.

Choir Rehearsals!
All ages are welcome to join us! If you enjoy singing, playing your instrument, would like to learn how to ring handbells come and join us! You don't even need to know how to read music to ring bells or sing in our choir!

Senior Choir (teens and adults): Sunday's 9:00AM - 9:45AM

Rehearsals for our Handbell Ensemble (adults and teens): alternating Sunday's at 9:45AM.

Rehearsals for our Intergenerational Handbell Choir (grades 4+, teens and adults): Sunday's as scheduled.

Instrumental Rehearsals as scheduled. (youth and adults)

Music with Sunday School Children - alternating Sunday's at 9:45AM (singing and playing instruments).

Cancellation Information
In case of inclement weather, for church closings watch cancellation information on WFMZ 69 news or website, or WEEU.

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This Week's Events
3/1  9:00a   Sr. Choir Rehearsals
  9:45a   Music with Sunday School Children
 10:15a   Sunday Worship Services
3/2 10:00a   Family Music Classes
3/4  6:00p   Wednesday Midweek Lenten Soup and Service
3/5 10:00a   Family Music Classes
 10:45a   Family Music Classes
3/8  9:00a   Sr. Choir Rehearsals
  9:45a   Music with Sunday School Children
 10:15a   Sunday Worship Services
  9:45p   Handbell Choir
3/9 10:00a   Family Music Classes
3/11  6:00p   Wednesday Midweek Lenten Soup and Service
3/12 10:00a   Family Music Classes
 10:45a   Family Music Classes
  1:00p   Food Pantry Delivery
3/15  9:00a   Sr. Choir Rehearsals
  9:45a   Music with Sunday School Children
 10:15a   Sunday Worship Services
3/16 10:00a   Family Music Classes
 10:45a   Family Music Classes
3/18  9:30a   Food Pantry Distribution
  6:00p   Wednesday Midweek Lenten Soup and Service
3/19 10:00a   Family Music Classes
 10:45a   Family Music Classes
3/22  9:00a   Sr. Choir Rehearsals
  9:45a   Music with Sunday School Children
 10:15a   Sunday Worship Services
  9:45p   Handbell Choir
3/23 10:00a   Family Music Classes
 10:45a   Family Music Classes
3/25  6:00p   Wednesday Midweek Lenten Soup and Service
3/29  9:00a   Sr. Choir Rehearsals
  9:45a   Music with Sunday School Children
 10:15a   Sunday Worship Services
3/30 10:00a   Family Music Classes
 10:45a   Family Music Classes
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