Weekly Worship Services

Divine Service: Saturday at 5:00PM, Sunday at 8:30AM and 11:00AM

Private Confession & Absolution: By Appointment

Bible Study and Sunday School for all ages at 10:00 AM


Lent & Holy Week Service Schedule

  • Sunday, April 14 - Palm Sunday Divine Service (regular service times)

  • Thursday, April 18 - Maundy Thursday Divine Service at 7:15PM

  • Friday, April 19 - Good Friday

    • Chief Service at 4:00PM

      • The Good Friday Chief Service is a solemn service meditating on the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The passion story is read and interspersed with congregational singing of “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded.” The Lord’s Supper is distributed and the congregation ends the service declaring Christ’s victory over death in the hymn “Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle.”

    • Tenebrae Vespers at 7:15PM

      • The Good Friday Tenebrae Vespers service is structured around the Seven Last Words of Christ on the cross. Beginning with a fully lit sanctuary, candles are extinguished and lights are turned off after each reading and accompanying meditation until there is complete darkness. After the strepitus, a single candle—the Christ candle—is brought back to the altar, symbolizing the hope that we have in Christ. The congregation exits in silence.

  • Saturday, April 20 - Easter Vigil at 7:39PM

    • This ancient service begins outside gathered around a fire where we sing canticles and light candles before processing into the dark sanctuary while proclaiming “the light of Christ!” The story of salvation history is read, interspersed with the singing of psalms, canticles, and hymns. Following this, all new catechumens are baptized, the lights to the sanctiary are turned on, and the congregation proclaims “Alleluia! Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!” The Divine Service follows.

  • Sunday, April 21 - Easter Sunday

    • Sunrise Matins at 6:30AM (there is no communion at this service)

    • Breakfast Buffet

    • Divine Service at 8:30AM and 11:00AM 


Directions

Bethany Lutheran Church & School
1550 Modaff Road
Naperville, IL 60565
630.355.2198