In-person worship has resumed, please plan to join us! The church is open for regular office hours during the week. When stopping by the church building, please use the north parking lot entry, handicap door. For safety purposes, all other doors are locked. We have been extremely careful to follow CDC guidelines, and we will continue this caution. Click on the red “news” button below for more information.

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For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.

Ephesians 2:8


All are welcome in this place!

Welcome to Bethany Lutheran Church, Spencer, Iowa.  Bethany Lutheran Church is a member of the Western Iowa Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  We are a group of people who are worship centered, love to laugh, and to gather around Word, Sacrament, and food.  You are welcome in this place!  Join us for worship, or any of our activities!  Feel free to look around our website for what is happening here.  If you have any questions or would like to visit, please call.  You are welcome in this place!

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While Early Bird Discounts Apply
Lutheran Lakeside Camp and Ingham-Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp offer early bird discounts through March 1. Log on to see camp offerings:


An Easter Tradition
These traditional Easter plants will beautify the sanctuary on Easter morning. Orders are being taken if you would like to purchase a lily to honor…


A different spin for 2021...
In place of the traditional Community Lenten Lunch and worship services, this year each Wednesday a different church in the community will provide a…


Beginning on March 1st
Beginning on March 1, the Bethany Lutheran Church website will take on a new look. We’re excited to unveil our new site, which is a benefit of…


Sunday, March 7
Bethany Lutheran Church family and friends are invited to an Ice Skating event, Sunday, March 7 from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Lakes Ice Arena (3800 Sunner…


Room at the Table

Bethany Lutheran Church has been collecting donations to fund the "Milk program" for the students at Johnson Elementary School. This mission ensures that all Spencer children in Pre-Kindergarten through 1st Grade receive a carton of milk during break.

Upper Des Moines Pantry

The Upper Des Moines Food Pantry supports the city of Spencer and many neighboring communities. Please support them in any way that you can. Thank you!

St. Lukes

St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. has been providing the highest quality of service and care to older adults since the founding of St. Luke Lutheran Home in 1967. Since its inception, St. Luke Homes & Services has continued to meet the physical, social, medical, and spiritual needs of its residents.