Schedule of Sunday Services

  • 10:00 – 11:00 am Worship
  • 11:00 – 11:30 am Fellowship Time

Theology

Bethany Presbyterian Church is a congregation of The Presbyterian Church (USA).  We are a welcoming congregation, moderate in our theological perspective, and engaged in the community in which we find ourselves.  We believe in the Sovereignty of God, the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the Work of the Holy Spirit, and the Authority of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.  We believe that the church is a source of hope and nourishment for a weary world.  Understanding our own complicity in the myriad issues which affect our planet, we look to God to guide us as we work for the peace and reconciliation of the whole of humankind.

From Pastor Kent’s Desk

The other day, I was thinking about the number of services of worship I’ve attended on Sunday mornings since I was confirmed in 1956. I added it up, and I’ve attended at least 2,976 services of worship since 1956. That’s a staggering number! And, if you add in all the...

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Fall Basement Sale Saturday, October 27 – 8am-12pm

It's not too late to donate to our Fall basement sale. The Women's Association members have been diligently working to make this their best sale ever. Quality clothing, household goods, and collectibles will all be fairly priced. Delicious food, including pork...

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World Communion Sunday

World Communion Sunday is a celebration observed by several Christian denominations, taking place on the first Sunday of every October, that promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. It focuses on an observance of the eucharist. The tradition was begun in...

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Mission Statement

Bethany Presbyterian Church is a church making an impact on the lives of all people through the love of Jesus Christ.

Mission Statement

Bethany Presbyterian Church is a church making an impact on the lives of all people through the love of Jesus Christ.

La Iglesia De Resurrecion

(Hispanic)

Oromo Evangelical Church of Lancaster, PA

(Ethiopian)

Worship Time

Sunday, 11:30 a.m.

Contacts

Commissioned Ruling Elder
Maria Mada
717.572.3013

Parish Associate
The Rev. Daniel Erdman
505.459.0855

Worship Time

Sunday, 2:00 p.m.

Contact

President
Mr. Assefa Ayana
717.405.2986

La Iglesia De Resurrecion

(Hispanic)

Worship Time

Sunday, 11:30 a.m.

Contacts

Commissioned Ruling Elder
Maria Mada
717.572.3013

Parish Associate
The Rev. Daniel Erdman
505.459.0855

Oromo Evangelical Church of Lancaster, PA

(Ethiopian)

Worship Time

Sunday, 2:00 p.m.

Contacts

President
Mr. Assefa Ayana
717.405.2986

Worship

Worship is an integral part of life at Bethany Presbyterian Church.  In fact, it’s the primary reason we exist!  We’re called by God to set aside time each week to spend in the presence of the Creator, thereby acknowledging God’s gifts to us, confessing our shortcomings, singing psalms and hymns, listening to the Word read and preached, and sharing the Eucharist, thus being nourished for our calling as disciples of Jesus Christ.  Worship is a full-orbed experience at Bethany.  Classically Reformed, our worship is holistic in nature, engaging all of the senses.

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Pastor’s Welcome

Rev. Kent E. Holmes

Welcome!  We’re glad you’re visiting our website.  We’ve been a Presbyterian presence in the West End of Lancaster City for well over a century.  Throughout those years there’ve been a lot of changes in the neighborhood, but one thing remains a constant: Bethany Presbyterian Church’s commitment to being a warm, welcoming congregation, dedicated to the worship of God.

Each Sunday, we come together to share our love for Jesus Christ and be nurtured and equipped to do God’s work in the world.  So, if you’re shopping for a new church home, I cordially invite you to join us some Sunday morning and experience for yourself the unique community of faith called Bethany Presbyterian Church.  You’ll be welcomed and engaged!

Sincerely,
Kent