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In response to the continuing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and under guidance from our Synod Bishop, as well as local medical personnel, Bethany’s council has made the decision that no physical gatherings will be held through the month of May. Although Governor Ricketts has revised his office’s timeline for resuming public worship, our decision to wait one more month seems to be the safest option for our congregation, based on current trends. The safety and health of all members is of the upmost importance as we proceed. As we continue to practice “social distancing,” online worship services will continue. This is not ideal nor is it the way we would prefer our church family to gather, but it is an option we hope you are using. In our worship, in your continued financial giving, and in ways we are meeting virtually, we continue to be God’s church and living out our mission statement to Love God. Love People. As your elected leaders, we invite your comments and suggestions, encouragement and support during this challenging time.

We also thank you for the ways you have supported and prayed for each other.

In Christ’s service,

Bethany Church Council


God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

                                           Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth should change,

                                           though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea….

                                                            “Be still and know that I am God!”

                                                                                                       Psalm 46: 1-2, 10

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Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church

903 25 Road
Axtell, Nebraska 68924
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Phone (308)743-2597


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